Kiss Me I’m Irish – Version 2

Irish Setter 3

I wasn’t entirely happy with the last one.  I like this one better.  It’s meant to be the cover on a greeting card.  Next up:  The interior spread!  🙂

I certainly hope the CS6 version of Illustrator is much better with fonts than the old version I got a hold of.  As it is, I’m using Photoshop CS5 for the text, and Illustrator CS2 for the vector graphics.  It IS better with vectors than the quasi-vector tool (paths) that Photoshop has, though.  So, that’s something.  I’m also learning how best to use each for different parts of the image.  I may break down and buy the new version of Illustrator, but only if I start doing enough vector work for it to be worthwhile.  In the meantime, I’m just using it as a learning experience.


Logo Design

Here are two logos I recently designed for a client of mine.






So, the first one played with the ART in her name to reinforce the idea that she is an artist.  The accent color would be changed to match whatever accent color she ultimately chose for the site as a whole.  The client didn’t like this logo because she thought it was too whimsical.

The second was created after the client found the fonts used on her business card.  I played with the positioning of the text and created a divider line that, I thought, matched both fonts well.

I did not create any of the fonts used above.  The first one is using Indy 17, Stucco, and Century Gothic.  The second is using Little Lord Fontleroy and Paris Normal.

Anyway, I just thought I’d share this.