At work, I sometimes have the freedom to do some design work. It started with the Calendar Wall in the cowering space, where we advertise upcoming events on magnetic panels. I would get up on a step ladder every month and individually write the month, days, and dates with paint markers. This became very time-consuming, so I created magnets for both the months and dates (the days shouldn't need to move, so those are written directly on the panels). I don't have photos of the final month signs, but we keep the 11 that are not being used in a portfolio in the team office. The June/July/August image includes three of the magnet signs.
There are also a few chalkboard paint walls, which we've used to advertise big events and keep team projects organized. I posted a time-lapse a little while back of that process. When I first started, I also made a task calendar with velcro detachable name tags. I've since remade the board with magnet strips.
Aside from that, occasionally I've gotten pulled into projects to design a card or a logo for an event or program. While most of my job is office related, it's fun to be able to incorporate my design interests here and there. :)
These wedding signs were designed by Catey's sister and we got them transferred to chalkboard panels with paint marker. Catey and Joe got married at the New England Aquarium, hence the penguin motif!
My brother Andy got married last week and I handled the place cards for the rehearsal dinner. Since Andy was in college, he's been a passionate "geocacher". For those of you who don't know, geocaching is an activity where participants hide a cache and chart it on an online database with rough geographic coordinates. The network of caches creates an ongoing scavenger hunt. To make the place cards more personal, each table was given a a site that was important to the couple and that site's geographic coordinates. Those places ranged from Fredonia, NY where they went to school, to the Buffalo Bills and New York Mets Stadiums, each of their hometowns, vacation spots, and their current home on Long Island. Guests found their name and corresponding coordinates on a card and then went on a mini geocache to find the matching coordinates at the correct table.
I was wrapped up in family visiting on the day itself, and completely forgot to photograph the cards as a group, but the staff did a beautiful job laying them out on an antique table with delicate candles in the entryway.
Photo of Kristine's place card below taken by the wedding photographers at Neal Urban Sudio.
Hannah Dunscombe is a painter and portrait artist based out of Brookline, MA.