Coming of Age!

This Malibu B'nah Mitzvah invitation was one of the most fun and unique that I have created. I was so honored to be entrusted with such an important tradition in the Jewish faith. A B’nah Mitzvah is the plural of Bar Mitzvah, the tradition when children turn 13 and take on the responsibilities in the community and attend are obliged to attend religious services. This was a celebration of twins (a boy and girl). I worked to bring a balance for formality while attending to elements that pre-teens (or now teens) could appreciate.

The kids had a full weekend packed with activities and fun at the Gindling Hiltop Camp. I’m sure they had a blast! Unfortunately, the site was destroyed only a few weeks later in the California wildfires. I am glad we created a map to remember what the camp once looked like and I hope that they rebuild and make the camp even better than it looked.

A Guys Trip to Montana

Guys trips are great, but the details and memories start to fade over the years. Some memories you will never forget… A while back, we were contacted by a very supportive wife to create a poster that she could frame and give to her husband and friends to capture the highlights of their guys trip. Every 5 years these guys meet up to hit their favorite fishing spots and swap stories in Montana. It’s a really cool tradition. Carol worked very hard to make sure this map was masculine and whimsical at the same time. Check out the map and think about how you could use a map to remember your next family vacation or special trip.

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Farm to Table Dinner

A few weeks back I got to work with some of my talented event industry friends for a night of great food and entertainment. Judy Cordell of Judy Cordell Events pulled together some amazing talent for the Lone Star Dinner, a farm to table dinner, held at Avalon Legacy Ranch and catered by the talented, George Brown Jr of Experimental Table. Avalon Legacy Ranch is a beautiful space outside McKinney, owned and operated by my good friend Debbie Ladd and was the perfect venue to showcase chef Brown's talent. Her space was made even more stunning by the floral provided by Diane France of Fleurs De France Florals.

As one of North Texas' best event planners, Judy, knows how to throw a party! Judy, understands the importance of great design and how to make that important first impression, so naturally the invitation was key. We worked closely to capture the aesthetic and menu for the evening in the design. Color conveys meaning, so remember that brides! Once we settled on an invitation I went to work on all the little touches that make an event special. From place cards and menu's to totes and labels I utilized our color palette to bring cohesiveness to this beautiful event. We even created a map outlining all of the local farms that provided the ingredients for the dinner. The totes filled with goodies from local businesses and farmers and printed by the lovely Kristen Gilbert at Collin County Canvas, featured the detailed map. The night was a success and really showcased the best of McKinney. I was grateful we were able to participate. Please check out the photo's below taken by my good friend and extremely talented photographer, Julie, of Phase3 Photography.

Lone Star Dinner Event Map