Another project that I completed at my internship at Red Pearl Designs was this promotional postcard. They had recently updated their branding, and wanted a new postcard to match. The die-cut Luxe Card was produced by Miller’s Lab Professional Imaging, which offers many different die-cut options (if you’re ever in the market). This postcard will be out at Bridal Shows, venues that support Red Pearl Designs, and at Studio | 430 (a shared studio space between Red Pearl Designs, Ashley Sturm Photography, With This Ring, and Bridal Alterations by Mary).
I really enjoyed working on this with Megan, and to help her solidify her branding. A promotional postcard can be very useful in giving a client more information about your business, while at the same time giving them an example of what you do. I think this postcard turned out really well, it looks beautiful and has great appeal to its target market.
The front of the card introduces the business and showcases several images.
The back of the card gives the reader some valuable information about the business.
This card will be a take away item at Bridal Shows, etc.
Shiny paper adds a little more pizzaz to this Luxe postcard by Miller’s Lab.
As you know, this summer I have been interning at Red Pearl Designs. I’ve had the opportunity to work on several different projects for Megan, and just recently finished up making her a business website for Red Pearl Designs. She was unsatisfied with the different template web sites out there, but didn’t know enough about web design to make what she wanted. I helped translate her needs into a design, and she was able to customize everything. A specific high point was the control over her gallery page. I was able to show more images than ever before, without bogging down the site. Hopefully her customers appreciate all the new features on the site!
I had a lot of fun working with Megan on this project, so check out the new diggs!
Home page, which highlights custom designed stationery as a focus.
The Gallery page, includes a thumbnail grid of past work.
Once you click on a thumbnail, you can see more pieces and views of a product.
The gallery is sortable, with different categories.
Brand new, is a list of helpful resources for brides-to-be.
The Process page includes a detailed account of what to expect if hiring them.
Custom designed wedding invitation set. I drew and illustrated the gardenia flower, and created the layout for the pieces. Includes invitation, reply card and reception card. The set was one of the first things that I made for Red Pearl Designs, as part of my summer internship. You can see more pictures of the set at their blog.
Invitation, and invitation with reply card.
Closeup of the gardenia illustration.
Reverse side of the reply postcard.
About a month ago, I was invited to go to the Oregon Bride Magazine‘s “Best of 2011″ Party. Megan Ward, who I am interning with at Red Pearl Designs, was up for an award from the magazine. I gladly accepted her invitation to go to the party, hoping that she would win “Best Invites” in the valley for a second year in a row. I went to the party with my friend Courtney, and we had fun finding our way to the event. Right after we go there, I could hear the MC announcing the winner of “Best Invites” so I popped into the room full of vendors to hear who had won. She got it! Red Pearl Designs won for the second year in a row!
Courtney and I scored some front row seats for the fashion show, which were reserved for brides and their friends. We had fun watching the show, which featured gowns from local designers and had actual brides walking the runway. After the show we grabbed a couple free watermelon mixed drinks, and got our picture taken at the photo booth. We took home some goody bags, which contained samples of cookies, shampoo, and makeup! We also got a free advance copy of the Fall/Winter 2011 issue of Oregon Bride Magazine, which contained info about all the winners from the event. All in all it was a great time! Plus I got to see Megan win her award!
The setting for the runway show, at The Oregon Historical Society.
The chairs for the runway show. Reserved for brides & guests, that was us!
Courtney and I watching the runway show.
Megan posing with Associate Publisher Heather Matheny as she accepts her award.
The goody bags that were handed out at the end of the event.
Photos courtesy of Jessica Hill Photography. ©JessicaHillPhotography.com
Megan Ward, with her husband Ryan
I recently started working with Megan Ward of Red Pearl Designs! I’ll be interning with her during the summer, and we have already made some fabulous plans. Check out her website and blog to get a feel for what we will be working on.
This is a great opportunity for me to get involved in the design community. Working with Megan will not only help me to build my design skills, but will give me experience with clients too. I’m really looking forward to learning a lot in the coming months.