| Ridge Kids 4-H |

Clubs around are area are kicking off the 2020 4-H season!  Projects are getting decided, community service projects are being looked into, fundraisers, and family night!  So many fun things to do in the months leading up to the fair this coming August, a week that seems to never get here, but flies when it finally does.  Every few years our club likes to update t’s & hoodies for a fresh new look and to help welcome new members, and since the kids are always growing, they are outgrowing the previous year’s t’s!  Last year we went with a look of empowering words; to encourage and provide positivity to our members in all that they do, whether it be during the 4-H season or once they have headed back to school.  We have a great group of kids who all did well with their projects last year!  Here’s to kicking off the 2020 4-H season and a huge welcome to all of our new members!

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| Gillengerten Family Christmas Cards 2019 |

Putting together custom Christmas cards for clients with images from their sessions is so much fun!  Creating a look that represents them and their family makes the cards even more special.  Some cards are packed full of information and family updates, but the Gillengerten’s decided to keep things crisp and clean this year with a simple look and they are stunning!  I’m sure these two sided card stock Christmas cards were enjoyed by family and friends and something that can be left up all year long!  Hoping the Gillengerten Family had a wonderful holiday season!

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| Wheeler Family Christmas Cards 2019 |

Though the Holiday Season has quickly come and gone, this time of year can still brings colder weather to our area, snow, sleet, rain, freezing, fog, and the occasional day of temperatures in the 60s!   It’s not only an honor to capture such special moments in clients lives, but to be able to create a custom look for them to share with family and friends during the Holidays means so much!  This last fall we met up at an old barn for the Wheeler session and were able to capture so many sweet moments of Mo and her mom and dad.  Their custom cards this year included a touch of pine, berries, and the classic Happy Holidays in the rich burgundy that they wore for their session with their sweet Mo as the focus!  She has grown so much since last year’s sessions and layout, I can’t wait to see how she changes next year!  Hoping the Wheeler Family had a wonderful holiday!

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| Gerdeman Family Christmas Cards 2019 |

The Gerdemans!  I’m not sure if they could get any more adorable!  After a downpour changed our original plan for their fall session we were able to quickly find a new one and captured so many beautiful images!  Kristi sent me some great ideas for their Christmas cards and I was able to combine her ideas into one beautiful layout that fit their family and style perfectly!  Nothing beats being able to share your favorite image from your session on a custom, one of a kind Christmas card that you helped to create!  I love working with this sweet family and can’t wait to get them in front of my camera again and create another amazing Christmas card for them!  Hope you had a wonderful and Merry Christmas & wishing you a Happy New Year!

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| Noteworthy Nuptials Logo Design |

Your logo is one of the first thing clients see and becomes one of the ways they recognize you from others; having a strong logo to add to your brand is just one of those important steps in creating and launching a business!  From gorgeous watercolors and soft complementing colors, to bold fonts and colors, the possibilities of creating a logo are endless!

Noteworthy Nuptials is a wonderful wedding coordinating business that is owned by a fellow high school classmate of mine, Jen Bailey!  I was so excited and honored to be able to create this amazing logo for her!  I love getting to sit down with clients and discuss what they would like to see in a logo, but for Jen and I, there are just a few states that separate us.  Instead of meeting in person, we opted to face time our meeting!  Jen emailed her thoughts and ideas so I could have a visual on hand while we chatted and bounced ideas back and forth, discussing colors, designs, likes and dislikes, and a week later we had her final custom look!

I’m looking forward to seeing and hearing about the South Carolina couples that have the pleasure of having their wedding coordinated by Noteworthy Nuptials!  Congrats Jen on your new adventure and thank you for bringing me along!

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| Mark Helberg Birth Announcements |

Birth announcements are a great way to share he arrival of your new little one with family and friends near and far!  Who doesn’t love to put a gorgeous newborn on their fridge?!  Mark’s newborn session went so well with the help of his big brothers!  It’s so much fun to create custom art for clients and his mom and dad picked out the perfect image for their announcements.  With the addition of a little text to add the details of his arrival and a little graphic around the outside to help highlight him, we had the perfect announcement to share with his loved ones!  Getting to combine two amazing mediums is so rewarding for me, capturing special moments and highlighting them with custom graphics is an amazing way to bring lasting memories to any important milestone!  Thinking about a special session or graphic?  Let’s combine the two and create something memorable!

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| Freedom Ironworx 2019 |

Logo Design is a wonderful part of graphic design, getting to completely customize a brand new look for a fellow business owner is amazing!  Freedom Ironworx came to me a few years ago with an idea for a logo and after going back and forth for a few weeks and combining our thoughts, we came up with this amazing look for such a unique and creative business!  Since that first print we have done inks in white, red, green, neon green, and the latest, neon pink!  Just check out how amazing that final pink print is on the black, it’s amazing to see how a graphic design comes to life!  If you haven’t had a chance to see the amazing things Keith has created, pop on over to his Freedom Ironworx page and check them out and pick up a brand new hot pink printed t-shirt today!

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| Moline’s 1st Birthday Invitation

Miss Mo turned 1!  It has been a joy to watch her grow as we captured her during her milestone sessions and creating her 1st birthday invitations has been icing on the cake!  We created a custom watercolor design and added in text and graphics to highlight her birthday theme!  Her sweet family loves John Deere green tractors and it’s only fitting that her first birthday invitations reflect that perfectly.  Wishing Miss Mo the happiest of birthdays and I can’t wait to continue to watch her grow!

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| Tropical Freeze 2019 |

Ice cream, a word synonymous with summer! Our small community is lucky enough to have a wonderful ice cream shop, Tropical Freeze, that offers not only their amazing cones and flurries, but burgers, fries, and more! This year they decided to branch out into a new adventure with a concession trailer! In December of last year the Tropical Freeze crew asked me to help them transform their new concession trailer into a Mini Tropical Freeze. A project that has been very close to my heart these last few months; one this size takes lots of detailed measuring, pictures, graphic design time, tweaking to make it just right, and collaboration!

The base of our project started with graphic design, a field that I love and have been working in for fourteen years. Graphic design comes in many different forms and can be produced in many different ways. Logo design, invitations of all sorts, promotional items, business cards, signs, vehicle graphics, and so much more; but in this case, our graphic design was to create a vehicle wrap for the new Tropic Freeze concession trailer!

We decided to make some logo adjustments and additions, a few font changes, but still kept the color scheme and texture of their current shop!  Once we had the final design created, we placed the layouts onto digital pictures of the actual trailer for alignment, measurements were checked one more time, and we were ready for print and installation! While I have extensive vehicle and sign graphic vinyl installation experience of all kinds, one thing that I have never tackled or been trained in is vehicle wrapping; for this part of the process I called on fellow graphic and sign business owner and friend Josette. Her detailed knowledge of wrapping was the final piece of the puzzle and the icing on the cake! We talked on the phone, emailed, and messaged to make sure the artwork came through just right and to get the install scheduled. In the small business world, fellow business relationships are so important; being able to work together and support one another in whatever form we can is priceless. There is no harm in reaching out to fellow businesses to complete projects, just look at what our two businesses came together to create!

Below you can see the transformation from graphic design to the final wrapped look! I popped out to snaps some quick pictures on my phone before sunset last night(just look at how that golden hour sun hits the trailer!) so that we could share the fun that is to come with all of you!  Our community has been patiently waiting for opening day and now they are one step closer to filling those ice cream machines and flipping burgers!  If you happen to be driving through our small town this summer, make sure you stop for a cone! Thank you to the Tropical Freeze crew for many months of fun creating this wonderful look, see you at The Freeze!

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| Skye Cinema Family Film Festival Posters |

Warm weather means families are venturing out of hibernation from our cold winter and enjoying the many fun things around the area communities!  One of our local movie theaters puts on a free family film festival every summer and what better way to go out for an evening with the family to see a favorite movie or find a new favorite!  From The Greatest Showman on Earth and Sherlock Gnomes to Hotel Transylvania 3 and Lego Move 2: The Second Part, you can’t go wrong!  It is always fun to team up with Skye Cinema and create a new look for them each year and find different ways to incorporate their sponsors and different movies!  Grab the family and head out to Skye Cinema this coming June and July to catch some amazing movies!

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