Rack Card: Petit Philippe / Twenty Degrees Chocolates

I am pleased to work with artists and artisans of many mediums, including candy.  Cordon Bleu-trained Casey Hickey is a chocolatier and her husband is a wine guy -- together they are rocking a small but beautiful space in Myers Park's Tranquil Court shopping center.

We are working on menus and packaging, but here is the rack card produced for their participation in Charlotte's recent Democratic National Convention.

Grocery Cart Ads for Blackhawk Hardware

The lovely Colleen Taylor and Ben Wilson of  Wilson + Taylor called upon me last week to help with a couple of ads for Blackhawk Hardware --  my maiden voyage in designing for a shopping cart!

These ads will be displayed on the carts of the Harris Teeter at Park Road Shopping Center, where the amazing Blackhawk Hardware is also located.   This store has an incredible reputation for style, selection and service and our ads managed to reflect its upscale, high-style personality.  The ads feature photographs by Ben (styled by Colleen).

Blackhawk's owner, Jim Wilkerson, loved the ad so much he decided to extend the ad campaign to all of the shopping carts in his own store.  He came up with an idea of how to custom-build frames for his own carts.

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3 French Hens: Retail Marketing Postcards

Southpark-area gift shop, 3 French Hens hosts annual open house events during the holidays and in the spring at their anniversary.  To promote these events, the store sends several thousand coupon postcards to their preferred mailing list and targeted consumers in the area.   They are consistent in their design from one Open House to another, and from year to year, as well as in their newspaper advertising.  This approach is efficient, but also helps make their brand more recognizeable to their potential customers.

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Antique Goes Contemporary: Myers Park's Windsor Hall Antiques Promotes Showcase of Modern Interiors

Recognizing the trend in modern and eclectic interiors, this past fall Windsor Hall Antiques (in Charlotte's historic Myers Park neighborhood) teamed up with Interior Designer Beverly Allen, Elder Art Gallery and Stark Carpet to showcase the old with the new.  The event featured vignettes of stately antiques paired with contemporary art and furnishings to demonstrate how fine, traditional furniture can be at home in a modern interior.

To promote the show, they wanted a postcard that was youthful and contemporary and showed strong examples of the arrangements they'd prepared.

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