The latest work from Stir Studios
Charlotte Swim & Racquet Club is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year so we created this illustration for the swim & dive team tees, using a fun, midcentury-style sign motif. After studying motel and drive-in signage from this era, I'm itching to go on a road trip.
One of the great things about working with Squarespace sites is that clients are able to maintain their websites themselves, updating portfolios, making blog posts, etc. Once in a while, though, it's good to do a little designer-led sprucing. This the design of this site, created in early 2012 for Lauren Jones Worth, still feels fresh, so we just did some minor editing of her homepage slideshow and made a few formatting adjustments, and she's ready to roll for another year.
Thank you to Cindy Markey and Myers Park Life Magazine (and new sister publication Foxcroft Life Magazine) for publishing this contribution about client Hannah Blanton and the Carolina Art Soiree. I wrote this with the help of a great revison to "Our Story" that 7G Communications prepared last year.
In her new consulting business, Tan Educational Consulting, Pam Tan brings her special education background and parental experiences into service for families staring down the overwhelming task of managing the educational needs of children with ADHD, learning disabilites, autism spectrum disorders, auditory processing disorder, speech & language disorders, and other challenges.
We created a logo and branding messaging, and wrote copy to explain her services as a advisor and advocate. She's now armed with business cards and a rack card brochure to spread the word about her offerings, and we are working on a website.
Charlotte artist Sharon Hockfield offers a unique service to brides (or generous friends/family wishing to give the best gift ever!). She paints abstract portraits of her clients, capturing the couple's style and wedding colors in oil paintings... fine art to be treasured for generations!
We put our heads together this spring to market these creative commissions and came up with this card.
I am fortunate to have Rockstar-Public-Relations-Consultant Gwen Poth as a friend and frequent project partner.
A few years ago, we created this business card as temporary solution while we started a more elaborate branding discussion. Turns out, she loved it just the way it was.
Just reprinted another batch with her new office address.
We've been busy, busy, busy prepping for this big, fun, art event. Will share more info here later, but check out the details by clicking above to access the email invitation or visit www.carolinaartsoiree.com. JOIN US!
The artists of Dilworth Artisan Station will host a spring Open House on May 3, 2013. This graphic was created for use on a facebook event page, email invitation, and for individual participants' online use.
The photo used is by the very talented Jeff Cravotta, who is a resident of DAS and a participant in the Open House.
I am always so grateful to work with creative professionals, especially when they are good at what they do. Putting some polish on the branding efforts of a talented interior designer is fun work!
Check out her site at www.shannonjoseph.com to see her beautiful interiors.
As the sort of designer that spends days tap-tap-tapping at her laptop, I don't get (take) enough opportunities to actually MAKE art, which is why it is always a pleasure (and honor) to join the outstanding artist/parents at Chantilly Montessori School in our annual Gallery Crawl project.
Fifteen creative parents with experience in various disciplines each work with a classroom community for six week to generate an art project and present it at this group show, a lively reception accompanied by live performance of the Plaza Family Band.
For my project this year, I worked with Upper Elementary teachers Sarah Gayde and Liz Weber and their 4th and 5th grade students on a modern interpretation of the Renaissance-era art of Quilling. We studied current quilling artists and began curling 1/4" strands of paper into tiny coils that would become a series of individual butterflies and a 24" iteration of the school logo.
We were beyond excited to see our project take shape and I was continually floored by the creativity of these kids!
I am tickled with the beautiful sign erected this week at 708 East Boulevard. Clients K. Interiors, Deep Branch, and Heidi Kirschner have inhabited a new space in this old Dilworth house and we worked hard at the end of last year to design signage that would reflect their impeccable taste, clean aesthetic, and provide good visibility in their new high-traffic spot.
We created a metal sign with modular elements that would allow them flexibility as they took on new residents. Primary letters are raised, with secondary lines printed, a solution that provided the drama of three-dimensional signage while allowing the flexiblity of providing additional information at a scale that wasn't cut out for diecut lettering.
Printer/Manufacturer Pheonix Signs was terrific to work with and produced a beautiful sign that my cursory photos are not doing justice.
Client Lita Gatlin is headed to the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition next week, the largest art show of its kind in the US. Now in it's 31st year, the SEWE will feature over 100 artists. To promote Lita's exhibition there, we created an email for her subscribers and some new marketing materials for her to take with her to her booth. Here's the email: