Wedding Invite

Though I started this design gig creating stationery for originality-oriented brides, I don't do many weddings these days. Most of my friends have been married off and my fascination with the formalities and traditions in weddings has seemingly passed. But when your way-back friends come calling with their tales of newly-found loves, it is a privilege to help them translate that sweetness into an invitation to join them in their celebration.

Chantilly Gallery Crawl: Student Art Project

The wonderful elementary school my children attend, Chantilly Montessori School, hosts an annual Gallery Crawl as part of thier cultural arts curriculum. The Gallery Crawl reception on March 17, 2011, was the culmination of six week projects each class completed with the guidance of parent artists. This year, I worked with 1st, 2nd and 3rd graders in Ms. Lisa Roden's class to create a series of collages inspired by the art and literature of Eric Carle. We created seven collages, each featuring a Charlotte landmark, and turned our art into a package of notecards. The children learned about the process of budgeting and pricing, designing and formatting our artwork as notecards, and marketing and packaging their product. We sold all of the cards we'd prepared at the Gallery Crawl event and took orders for 30 more sets, raising nearly $500 for the Humane Society of Charlotte (per vote by the class). Chantilly Notecards: featuring Charlotte landmarks, inspired by Eric Carle, benefiting the Humane SocietyMs Lisa Roden's Class, Chantilly Montessori, May 2011
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Artist Branding: Libby Smart

In addition to a standard-sized business card, I often suggest that artist clients use a larger card that features one or more samples of their work, along with a biography or artist's statement.  This multi-functional piece is useful as an oversized business card, a flyer for display at galleries or events, brochure-type collateral for sharing with potential clients or galleries.  

Libby Smart, Bio Card; front, backLibby Smart, Business Card; front, back