Posted on Tuesday, 7th June 2011 by j.j. elliot

Here is this year’s design for the Rise School of Austin’s graduation invitation. Can’t believe another school year is almost over! I thought it might be fun to have a space-themed invite along the lines of “The Right Stuff.”

The front of the invite has a spaceship with a port hole for each student. Originally, I was thinking of drawing an astronaut giving the kids the thumbs up, but went with the alien instead. The back of the invite has a mission control-style computer console. I thought using the monitors would be a good way to spread out the information.

Graduation invite (front):

Graduation invite (back):

I’m starting on the graduation program design this week. Hope to have it finished by next week.

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Posted on Friday, 7th January 2011 by j.j. elliot

Here’s the 2010 holiday card design for the Rise School of Austin. Like last year’s card, the design was centered around a panoramic school photo. Went with a peppermint candy theme this time around. Initial design had red and white stripes for the background, but the type was too hard to read. Ended up going with a red on red striped pattern which worked a lot better.

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Posted on Wednesday, 1st September 2010 by j.j. elliot

This is a logo/header design for the blog, “The Doughy Runner”. Follow the ups and downs of a first-time marathoner as she trains for a race in NYC.

http://thedoughyrunner.blogspot.com/

We did a couple of initial designs simply based on the name of the blog, but it wasn’t until we actually had a chance to read some of the posts did we get a better understanding of how to approach the logo design.

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Posted on Thursday, 26th August 2010 by j.j. elliot

This custom design is for a 70th surprise birthday party invitation (3.75″ x 9.25″). We were able to scan in some vintage photos to complement the timeline concept. We converted the more recent photos to black and white to keep things consistent with the older photos.

We also heard that despite superhuman effort to keep the surprise party on the down-low, the surprise element was still unfortunately blown. Bummer! (What’s the success rate of keeping the “surprise” in a surprise party anyway? Maybe less than 5%?)

Happy Birthday, T.K.!

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Posted on Thursday, 5th August 2010 by j.j. elliot

Here’s the 2010 graduation invitation design for the Rise School of Austin. Using the school’s sun logo as a source of inspiration, we came up with a sky & clouds concept for the invite. We thought the theme “The sky’s the limit” would be a nice fit with the visuals.

In addition to the invite, we also worked on the graduation program design. The program is essentially a combination of the front and back of the invite with two exceptions. We used a different photo (the kids are throwing their graduation caps) and we removed the background around the kids which actually gives the design a cleaner look.

Congrats to the graduates: Carter, Eva, Michael, Molly, Witt, Elijah and Hannah!
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Graduation invite (front):

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Graduation invite (back):

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Program cover:

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Posted on Wednesday, 27th January 2010 by j.j. elliot

Here’s the holiday card that we designed for the Rise School. The only mandatory was to use an existing school photo. We decided to keep things simple and just complement the photo with the holiday lights and the penguin.

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Posted on Wednesday, 27th January 2010 by j.j. elliot

This is a invitation design for the Rise School of Austin’s annual donor luncheon. Every year the parents at the school put together a thank you lunch for people who have donated to the school.

We wanted to give the invitation a fall color palette, so we used a brown and orange combination.¬†We also added a little chef’s hat to the school’s sun logo to play off the lunch theme.

Invitation – front:

Invitation – back:

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Posted on Monday, 21st September 2009 by j.j. elliot

Just finished a really fun project. Our client, Jackie, wanted to design a party invitation for her parents’ 39th wedding anniversary. She sent some great wedding photos of her parents that we used in the design. She also had a specific request: she had seen some of our penguin doodles and wanted to incorporate them into the design if it was possible. Hey, we’re all for more penguin doodles!

Here’s the final design:

Stanley & Elena's anniversary party invite

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Posted on Friday, 11th September 2009 by j.j. elliot

In case you haven’t seen them yet, here are our two newest t-shirt designs. Watching the U.S. Open tennis tournament inspired the Sporty Lion design (a little shout out to John McEnroe and his awesome red headband.) And originally we were planning on designing a Hula Panda, but we weren’t really happy with our panda doodles so we went with a hippo instead. Unfortunately, we may be panda-doodle challenged.

sporty lion

hula hippo thumbnail

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Posted on Tuesday, 28th July 2009 by j.j. elliot

We thought it might be fun to share the original sketch of our newest t-shirt design. (Forgot about the tail in the initial sketch.)

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