Driehaus Awards for Fashion Excellence — Invitation
I've had the opportunity to work on concepts the last few years for the Annual Fashion Award Show presented by the Driehaus Design Initiative. It's always a fun piece to work on!
This concept marked the 15th anniversary of the awards. The theme was titled "Reflections". The use of a bold, holographic foil "15" on the cover feels special and reinforces the reflections theme. It also plays on the traditional 15th anniversary symbol of crystal.
The theme for this concept was Art + Fashion. The Translucent mailing envelope reveals a modern take on an Art Deco pattern. Matte Black with spot gloss varnish (super chic!)
Booklet — Interior Spreads
The interior spreads would be vellum overlays of colorful watercolor abstractions which reveal snippets of Chicago architecture and previous fashion award designer's work, cropped in artistic compositions.
The translucency of the mailing envelope would showcase a preview of what's inside.
The invitation was to be a poster fold-out of a sewing pattern. The paper would mimic the tissue-like and translucent quality of pattern material.
RSVP with tip-on postcard, enclosed within invitation.
A second direction for the 2014 concept. A woven clothing tag with the event title and date to be manufactured and tipped-onto a blind letterpressed card with the signature Driehaus branded brocade pattern.
Aon Re conference invitation
Concept, design and production for an Aon Reinsurance conference invitation, which took place at Seattle's Experience Music Project Museum. Invitation was a VIP lanyard using variable data printing to display each recipient's name on back.
Aon Conference Invitation
Copywriting, concept, design and production for Aon's presence at an international bar association conference. Each panel opened up individually to build excitement around the messaging.
Alcuin Montessori School — Gala invitation concept
Created the theme concept and designed graphics for Alcuin Montessori School's Annual Auction & Gala. Developed the logos, save the date and invitation concepts. The graphics were stepped out into banners, invitation and the digital online auction.
Enlivant wine invitation
concept & design for a community wine tasting event.