Opening the Warped Vortex

Warped Vortex Art

Part gaming and cosplay resource, part DIY jewelry and accessories shop, WVA encompasses all things Comic BLERDY (Black + Nerdy). Founded my a family of makers and creatives to channel all of their personal and connected interests.

Fellowship leads to AICAD Events

AICAD Banner

AICAD – the Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design – is a non-profit consortium of 39 leading art schools in the US and Canada. It was founded in 1991 by a group of 25 presidents who felt a need for the similarly structured art schools to come together so as to mutually develop their schools and programs. Their mission is to help strengthen the member colleges individually and collectively, and to inform the public about these colleges and the value of studying art and design.

This governing organization that celebrates and educates with its members. From their annual Symposium from their Teaching Fellowship program to award ceremonies for outstanding graduating members to job fairs to help their members take that next major leap into the applied world.

Infinite Miracle Jewelry

Infinite Miracle

 The idea for the Infinite Miracle Jewelry company was inspired from the two TedX Talks that the Founder, Elizabeth Havlicek was invited to give. The hand written notes, e-mails and phone calls she received let her know that this message – that we are all STILL a Miracle – was a powerful one that resonated with the people who heard it. 

The “Vision” of the shape of the Infinite “M” was truly a Divine one for Elizabeth. She does not feel like the Designer, but more like a “Steward” of the message from a Higher Power. 

I built the IM brand from the ground up — from logo design and packaging design, to the social campaigns and overall online presence.

I dove deep on the social media for this brand, creating both evergreen graphics along with seasonal campaigns. An evergreen example would be the ASTROLOGICAL SERIES, because the “Theresa” collection necklace gave you a choice of your birthstone, I created posts and graphics that spoke directly to those signs…discussing their strengths. For a seasonal campaign — and because I love Halloween — I created a short series of illustrations that connected the “Infinite M” from the logo into a mask elastic…playing on the pun of mask, reminding folks not to MASK the things that make them special.

A “FANTASY” Branding Project

Stemming from my experience and contacts working with FASCINATIONS and Entrenue (FASCINATIONS’ wholesaler)…a small highway-side novelty shop out of Amarillo reach out to me concerning their branding. Their new female owner had inherited it and wanted to rebrand the business to be more inclusive and female-friendly.

So we set out on a full rebrand and at first it was just a logo. But like potato chips, FANTASY SuperStore couldn’t have just one (marketing project). Our engagement later expanded to a full website redesign and an annual sex positive + LBGT-focused social media and billboard campaign.

For my ladies…Arizona Gynecology Consultants

Arizona Gynecology Consultants specialize in all aspects of women’s health and are dedicated to practicing excellence in women’s care. Our Phoenix gynecology consultants are highly experienced practitioners and provide a wide array of services to address the needs of women.

Check out the new branding for AZGYN, including a portion of their brand standard, a snippet from their social and their webs design, and also see some of the options they passed on.