Archive for the ‘Graphic Design’ Category

Artizone illustrations and flow chart

April 12, 2011

Excuse me while I type without my left pointer finger. I chopped off a huge amount of my nail while peeling potatoes last night. Meow.

Anywho, as promised I’m really excited to show you the custom illustrations and flow chart banner I designed for one of my newest clients, Artizone.

Artizone

Artizone, for all of you non-Dallas folk, is a gourmet food delivery service. Genius! They deliver goods from the butcher or cheese shop or the bakery (getting the picture?) straight to your door. You can literally be eating La Duni’s famous Cuatro Leches Cake in your pajamas with a click of a few buttons.

Dangerous, I know.

Artizone

They launched a full redesign of their website yesterday, so that it’s iPhone and iPad friendly. It’s all about ordering on the go. They hired me to create a flow chart that visually explains, well … how their works.

Artizone

If you are living in the Dallas area, you really need to get on board and use their gourmet delivery service. They have a million other yummies and even a foodie blog filled with some salivating recipes.

Now if only we had Artizone here in Chicago. Then I’d probably still have that nail right now.

Russian alphabet

February 23, 2011

I’ve always had a soft spot for Russia in my head. The tragic story of Nicholas II was really the only bit of history I can remember actively being interested in during high school. Well, besides FDR. I’ve always loved me some Roosevelt. He collected stamps. Did you know that?

Russian Alphabet poster

This Russian alphabet poster designed by Carson Ellis, one of my favorite illustrators, is clever. Really clever.

I love the little drawings and how it’s a bit kooky. The pictures represent something in our alphabet, yet remain in their original Russian spelling. So the C for Cow is actually Kopoba.

I’m on board for any language where the K is more popular than the C.

Yes, yes, it’s Kristina with a K. I’m tired of saying that now.

PS: I’ve finally been utilizing Pinterest. You can see how this poster would be perfection in my bedroom ideas. Check it here.

Bueller? Bueller?

February 10, 2011

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off has been my favorite movie ever since I was 13. I remember finding it on tape, recorded off TV no less, in the drawers of my parents entertainment center. Eventually I upgraded to the actual VCR tape in high school and have gone full Blu-ray at this point.

My fascination with the trio probably bordered on obsession. It’s one of those movies I can say all the lines to. And to be a complete nerd, I was so excited to visit the Sears Willis Tower and put my head on the glass just like those kids did 20+ years earlier.

So what else does a super fan like me need? The Ferris Bueller’s Day Off Board Game, duh!

Pretty genius. Hello, 30th birthday just a brief two days away … make it happen people.

All images from amazing illustrator Max Dalton.

Puzzlin’

February 1, 2011

We picked up a Charley Harper puzzle (Mystery of the Missing Migrants) sometime before Christmas, when times were innocent and I thought the idea of putting together a puzzle actually sounded “fun.” Cut to a a few weeks later and our puzzlin’ adventure began.

Mystery of the Missing Migrants, Charley Harper puzzle

Hours and days (and a bit of bickering, if I’m to be completely honest) started to pass by, the puzzle taunting us at every piece. It would sit for a day or two, just staring at us as we watched television. It would scream “No liquids!” if we wanted to put a glass down. It became a full time job. But slowly, bird by bird, star by star, the chaos actually began to look like something.

Mystery of the Missing Migrants, Charley Harper puzzle

Mystery of the Missing Migrants, Charley Harper puzzle

A full week later and 1,000 pieces of torture under our belts, the puzzle was completed. And guess what? I could not bare the thought of tearing down of fruits of labor and had to frame the damn thing.

Mystery of the Missing Migrants, Charley Harper puzzle

So for now, it will sit atop the mantle (another thorn in my side) and remind me to never pick up a puzzle again.

PS: What do you think of the new pillows? I’m starting to think the big one looks like a Cosby sweater. Just me?

Honeysuckle?

December 10, 2010

While I’m not sure about the name, Pantone announced the 2011 Color of the Year at Honeysuckle. It’s a nice reddish-pink blend, but doesn’t something more yellow (like the color of my logo, maybe) come to mind?

Honeysuckle, pantone honeysuckle, pantone color of the year 2011

Either way I’m on board and please feel free to roll your eyes at my shameless logo plug. I know, I can’t believe I did that either.

Invitation Crush

November 30, 2010

Hey y’all!

Find my We’ve Moved postcards featured on Invitation Crush today. Kristen from Paper Crave launched this new shop & blog earlier this year and features some pretty snazzy invites.

Studio 67 is honored to be in such good company.

Studio 67 Designs, moving announcement, 'We've Moved' card, Chicago postcard, "Mid-Century Modern Moving Announcements"

Self Promo

November 22, 2010

I designed this postcard awhile back for my current clients and got around to taking some photos of the postcard before it gets archived to my portfolio this weekend.

We've Moved announcement

The skyline has been hand-drawn in Illustrator and the argyle pattern was created in Photoshop. I’ll be the first to admit I have a huge thing for creating seemless patterns. It’s an addiction.

We've Moved announcement
And if you’re curious (of course you are! ), the card was printed on Sunshine in cover weight from Paper Source, but I’m switching to Curry in the future, as it’s a much more sophisticated yellow.

We've Moved announcement

So if you are in need of some friendly design work from am nice freelance designer in Chicago, email me. I’m don’t complain much.

* Address has been changed.

Portfolio preview

September 3, 2010

Studio 67, Studio 67 Designs, Kristina Walton, Kristina Walton's portfolio, felt balls

I’ve been working on my portfolio for most of the day. Remember when I blogged about it way back in March? I hadn’t touched it since then. How embarrassing.

I’ve been uploading new stuff all day and plan to shoot full campaigns tomorrow (if there’s good light). Eventually all will be done because I’ve found a few nice places to submit my pieces to and I’m getting excited!

I need to get out of this apartment before I go crazy. Sleeping in all morning and taking lazy walks around the park with Oliver really does loose its appeal after awhile.

I promise.

Okay, enough complaining. Take a peek at my portfolio in progress.

PS: Don’t you just love the felt balls? I picked these up in Dallas at CityCraft a few months ago. I hear they are expanding their space. Another reason to make a quick trip back home. Happy Labor Day!

Hasta la vista!

March 26, 2010

Well I’m heading out for a brief stay near San Antonio to visit the boyfriends family this weekend. Perhaps we will stroll down the River Walk, eat some Mexican pastries or maybe have a …

Okay, maybe all of the above? See you Tuesday, Dallas!

(Poster by COLOUR CRITIQUE, via ffffound.)

Matte’s Uppercasings

March 10, 2010

I’m really excited to read the fifth issue of Uppercase Magazine in April. One of my most favorite illustrators, Matte Stephens, did the cover. Hoorah!

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His work is a mix of adventurous dreams influenced heavily by the 40s and 50s.

With cats! And birds! And scubas!

I could drink it all up.

And my most favorite, possibly for the title alone: ‘Alfred was obviously underdressed for his induction into the Adventurers Hall of Fame.’

Follow his blog or better yet buy a little something over at Velocity. Oh my, how I wish that store was a tad bit closer to the great state.

(Images via Matte Stephens‘ Etsy shop. Yeah, he’s there, too.)

PS: Are you reading Uppercase? I’m slightly obsessed. If you have a discarded issues from 1 or 2, let me send you my address, m’kay?