Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Répondez S'il Vous Plaît

It was a summer of invitations—weddings and events alike. Some of my favorite projects to do; each occasion is unique and the design approach fresh and exciting. Here are a few of my favorites.

The Boston Initiative to Advance Human Rights, "The Playground" Fundraiser
"The Playground" is a documentary that unveils the alarming sex trade and trafficking of children right here in the US. The event, a film-screening fundraiser held at the ICA Boston, called for a simple, modern design that subtly suggests the subject manner.

Keryn & Kevin's wedding invitationKeryn & Kevin have a very special connection to their invitations—the lighthouse featured in the background is where they were engaged. A simple, elegant, late summer wedding on a boat out on the water in Boston Harbor, the invitations picked up the soft blues and silver (in the way of envelopes) of their color scheme.

Ashley & Maura's wedding invitation
Ashley and Maura were inspired by their fall wedding on Cape Cod—cranberry harvesting season. They were both drawn to a simple, pop-art inspired aesthetic which, led to this abstract interpretation of cranberries floating on the surface of a bog.

Kahootz Flash homepage animation

From their site, "Kahootz is an eight member Boston-based band specializing in corporate, fundraising and private affairs such as weddings and anniversary celebrations. We are foremost a high-energy dance band but are equally adept at Boston- and Manhattan-style parties."

It was an exciting and inspired project that I hope will give viewers an impression of just how talented and passionate about good music this band is. (Click on the image to view)

Kahootz Flash Animation

Friday, September 11, 2009

Redesigned launched

I've been diligently working with an outstanding group of my communications colleagues here at Oxfam, to redesign the website for our gift giving program, Oxfam America Unwrapped. The bright color palette, vibrant imagery, and playful design have really enlivened the site. Here's hoping for a successful upcoming holiday season!