Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Belly Series - Week 20

Awhile back, I was inspired by a belly series that some of you may have seen. Photographer Ryan Marshall, of the blog Pacing the Panic Room, did a maternity series of his beautiful wife Cole and her journey to 40 weeks and then followed it up with another series, titled a Walk to 40 Weeks. Both are super inspiring you should go and check them out!

Anyway, needless to say when my good friend Jess moved to town and told me she was pregnant, I immediately decided I needed to do a series for her too to help her document her journey. So here we are at the beginning...can't wait to see how it progresses!

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Friday, July 23, 2010

DESIGN :: Poster for Library

So I have been doing some volunteer work for the Teton County Library and this is what I just created for them to advertise that they are the featured non-profit at the Farmers' Market next week. Bright, fun, eye-catching? Check. I think it will draw some attention for sure! What do you think?

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Don't Forget...

Words to live by, everyone needs a little reminder every once in awhile!
Poster design by The Heads of State.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Color Crush 1

Loving the colors of this beautiful painting by Emilia Garcia of Burnt Tortilla Creations. Check out some of her other works, they are all incredible! She is soon to be one of the talented artists to be featured in Polu Manu Production's Annual Dia de los Muertos Show in San Francisco. If any of you are in the area, go check her out!

Monday, July 19, 2010


One of my favorite talented designers is Jessica Hische, an amazing illustrator, designer and typographer. She creates continuously inspiring work including her Daily Drop Cap (for the few of you who have not heard of this project! ; ) where she comes up with a new unique and beautiful initial cap each day. Above are some of my favorites! But that's not all she is good at, some of her typography and design work below...

Seriously a little jealous of this talented girl! Beautiful work Jessica!

Friday, July 16, 2010

DESIGN :: ReStore Logo Creation

Sometimes it is interesting to get a little background and insight on how a logo was created, so I am going to take you through some of the steps of the latest logo that I designed for our local Habitat for Humanity ReStore. This is not a typical logo, but more as a detailed branding piece that they could use in animation and with the videos they produce.

After they had a group brainstorming session, here is what they felt their organization represented and the ideas they wanted to convey. Their was a lot of information that I felt needed to be paired down to a simpler format, but still showed the building blocks of their foundation and what they stood for.

After some sketching I played with three basic concepts; the building blocks of a home (proofs 1-4), the support circles coming together (proofs 5-7, 9-11), and a family or community standing behind the organization and supporting the buiding of the homes (proofs 8 and 12).

The client chose proofs #2, #4 and #7 to elaborate on. This is the stage where minor changes are made, moving text, moving graphics or changing colors around until the client sees the one that they connect with.

This is the final logo that they are going to be using in mostly video promotion and each circle is going to "fly" in from the sides and blend together as a representation of the ReStore's values and efforts in building these individual pieces for the community.

I am happy with the outcome and think it is a great representation of the organization as a whole. Thoughts?

Thursday, July 15, 2010

PHOTO :: Carry your camera

I have been trying to keep my camera with me lately as much as possible to increase the chance of getting some great unexpected shots or at least to document some cuteness! Take a normal situation, running into a friend and her son in a parking lot...now add a camera to the mix and look what I came up with just as he ran away from her, smelled the "flowers" and got hoisted back onto her shoulders!

Now I have shots to add to a photo portfolio or to just to use as little gifts to brighten a friends day! Think if you printed one of these, wrote on the back and sent it as a postcard to the unexpecting mom, just to say hello. Or made a small storyboard...do you love giving thoughtful gifts as much as I do? Remember how you can see the world through more observant eyes when you have your camera with you, so turn an everyday moment into a keeper!


I am Chelsea...owner, graphic designer and creative dreamer behind Eleven30 Design, a Jackson Hole-based creative studio. We specialize in graphic design, branding, photography, documentary videos and all things beautiful!

I am starting this blog as a place to share creative inspiration, design love and some of my various artistic endeavors.