Today I'm sharing some client gift cards I made to send to my awesome clients earlier this year. I wanted to give out something with a bit of a concept, something interesting instead of just a pretty card. I thought this coffee idea would be great as most people love coffee, or even if they don't, everyone enjoys the smell of fresh coffee beans. I thought it also tied in well with a new year and a fresh start.
Sending end of year gifts and cards has become a bit too much of a thing and people just get bombarded with season's greeting from all angles. No one expects to receive gifts in January unless it's their birthday, so I sent these in January as a happy surprise to start the year off on a good note. Since I have a fairly small and really lovely client base, I took the extra time and effort to individually customise them with their names, either hand painted or digitally illustrated (I tried two styles as you'll see below) to make it really special and show them that they're important to me. Here are some examples...
Here's a look at some of the rough practice work that went on beforehand...
What do you think? I'd love to hear your thoughts so don't forget to leave a comment :)
I realised the other day that I post lots of sketchbook illustrations and process work to Instagram but haven't been sharing that much here at all! So here's a look at a few recent Instagram posts showing you some recent illustration progress work and fun doodles, in case you're wondering what I've been up to...
One of the goals I mentioned in my last post (where I shared theMarch free calendar & planner) is to draw more, so what you see here is partly practice and experimentation, partly random sketchbook doodles and partly progress towards planned pieces.
If you liked this, follow me on Instagram to see more. I also share some general life pics (mainly cats and nature).
I cannot believe how fast February went by! It's already March calendar time!
For the March free calendar printable I've gone with a style that's not usual for me. I'm trying to loosen up a bit and also just experimenting with different looks and styles, and I quite like how this one turned out.
I've decided to try and have a goal or two for myself each month just as a way of trying to constantly improve, and it's also great to feel like you're progressing and accomplishing something incrementally as the months whizz by. I thought you might find it helpful too so, as well as the List section from last month, I've added in a Goals section.
I'm always interested to hear your thoughts on these calendars as I do want them to be useful for you, so if you have any thoughts you'd like to share, I'm all ears.
Another week, another dose of Monday Meow! This week is going to be pretty busy since it's two days of work and then three days of Design Indaba! I'll be going to the Durban simulcast and can't wait to be inspired by amazing people. Three conference days in a week means two super busy days beforehand (and some weekend time) making sure everything's on track. Yay for productivity, busy-ness and inspiration! :) Here's wishing you a fantastic week ahead!