Saturday, November 28, 2009

A Music City Design

Another project I look forward to each year is the Nashville Aquatic Club Music City Invitational t-shirt design. I have been privileged to create the design for the past 4 years. Each has taken on it's own look that is similar in format but different in design and colors. This year's design was a record, and it will be printed on a black shirt. Pictured above are the backs of all four shirts. The fronts have a coordinating design across the chest. It's always a pleasure working with this group on their shirt designs.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

CASA No-Go 2009

I am fortunate to work with a lot of incredible nonprofit organizations who do great work in the communities they serve. One of my favorite projects to work on each year is the CASA No-Go invitation. The concept is the same each year - people are invite to attend a "No-Go" party which means that they don't have to come but are asked to donate the expenses they would use on a party to the worthy organization. The design is different each year.

This year, the theme was "CASA - What is it worth" playing on the whole mastercard campaign of what things cost. We did a 4-page panel card front/back with a perforated reply card. It turned out really cool, and I was pleased with the final outcome.

2009 Invitation Design
theme: What is it worth?

2008 Invitation Design

theme: A Child's Life
2007 Invitation
Theme: Life's Not Always A Party

2006 Invitation

theme: Welcome to My Neighborhood
For those of you who don't know what CASA is - it is an organization who advocate for abused and neglected children who are in danger of being placed in the foster care system. As a result of CASA's efforts, these children are placed in safe and permanent, secure homes. CASA of Maury County has advocated for 170 children.

For those who may be looking for a good nonprofit to support, I would recommend CASA of Maury County. They are a great organization with wonderful people who are passionate about what they do! These children have a hope for a better future because of the work of CASA. For more information, visit

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Christmas In Columbia...

It's hard to believe Christmas is just right around the corner! Although it is 74 degrees outside right now, the Christmas festivities and decorations are already taking shape - like the Columbia Main Street annual Christmas Parade in downtown Columbia. It is a great night, and the theme this year is "All Creatures Great and Small."

I always enjoy doing the artwork for this event because the theme is always fun and allows for a lot of creative design work! This design features an illustration of downtown Columbia, along with Santa's sleigh of animals being pulled by a team of mules. It will be a great night and definitely worth bundling up the kids and heading out for.