Sunday, August 9, 2009

Aldo Packaging

I thought this was an innovative way to make a shoe box a bag. Instead of slowly killing the world with another plastic bag they converted their boxes to bag by adding a small piece of cloth rope for a bag. I think its awesome! Plus, you can't beat the simple design.

I need to update this blog more often. Its been almost a year since my last post!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Reason 2

Here it is: I have a thing for really awesome fonts. I especially love hand drawn fonts. I recently purchased Hand Job: A Catalog of Type. Its a book all about hand drawn type and it is awesome. 

I have been looking at it constantly because its so inspirational. When i was little I had one of those learn to draw books. However it was secretly a book for pre- designers. The reason why? In the back there was a section of fonts on graph paper! I LOVED this section. I would always be drawing out the type. I really liked to copy the illuminated script type fonts. They were so ornate and pretty to me. I was also a fan of script fonts. I am still to this day loving script fonts. 

So Reason 2: I love Fonts. Always have always will. 

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Reason 1

So you are probably wondering, "what does reason one mean and what is Natalie doing? I have thinking lately(by lately I mean the last few years) about why I'm a Graphic Designer and why I love design so much. I sometimes randomly remember a memory of me doing/saying/liking something that had to do with design before I was a designer. Even when I was really young I enjoyed aspects of design. This "reason post" will be the first of many. Stay tuned! 

So this Picture above is me in front of my bedroom door from my teen years. I collected tags and posters. On my door I would place tags that I thought were cool. Unfortunately tape doesn't stick for forever and many of them have fallen off. At the time I wasn't sure why I was so interested in tags. I especially enjoyed ROXY tags. They were always square and had the Roxy logo across the image. I was really into the beach scene in those days so most of my tags were from surf wear. How many 14 yr. olds get excited about a well designed tag? I was one of the few. ;) 

And yes, to this day I still collect well designed tags. But now I know why I enjoy them so much. 

Reason 1: I collected tags 

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Quick Update

August has been a crazy month. I just got back from a fun filled week in San Diego. It was a much needed break for me. I just made a new header the the blog due to the fact of wanting a change an a chance to be creative.

So BIG news. Next friday will be my last day at Rusty Pickle. This totally came out of nowhere for most of you  but its time for me to move on to bigger and better things. I have loved working at Rusty Pickle, but for several reasons I decided to seek other employment. Don't worry, i'll still be a busy designer. I interviewed 2 weeks ago at a place and they loved my portfolio and hired me! So in September I will be working for Making Memories. Its also a scrapbooking company. I will be doing packaging design which is a part of design that I enjoy. Yay for a great change with opportunity!

Oh and tomorrow 08.29.08 is my birthday! I love birthdays. 

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

who doesn't love signage?

Parking Garages always make me nervous. Im always scared that Im going to hit the ceiling no matter how small the car is that I'm driving. You can never figure them out either. I always feel like I'm driving around in circles, but some how I always manage to get out of the garages fine. 

Now to the good part. I was using Googles Stumble and I came across this coolness.  

Monday, August 4, 2008

A-Z (thanks Hillary)

A-Attached or Single? Attached

B-Best Friend? Josh is my bestest 
C- Cake or Pie? Razzleberry Pie from Marie Calenders
D- Day of choice? Saturday, its the fun day
E- Essentail Item? My purse, it has almost everything I need in it besides my iMac 

F-Favorite Color? Purple
G- Gummy bears or Worms? Both but the worms have to be sour
H-Hometown? Chula Vista, CA

I- Favorite Indulgence? Ice Cream and Reality TV (you know, the good stuff Project Runway, Flipping Out, The Hills, Runs House, Rob & Big, Tori and Dean...)
J- January or July? Depends on my mood, but I would usually say July if I wasn't snowboarding
K- Kids? One day... in the future
L- Life isn't complete without? Family and awesome friends
M- Marriage Date? April 29, 2006
N- Number of Brothers and Sisters? Michelle who is 20 months younger 
P- Phobia and Fears? I don't like being out and about alone at night. Oh and dying because I was in a small room that was 107 degrees with no windows. 
Q- Quote? "Michael, I'm an Illusionist" -Arrested Development and anything from the Office. Im really into quotes that make me or others laugh. They are like Pop culture inside jokes. 
R- Reasons to smile? Josh always makes me smile, when summer comes, good memories 
S- Season? Its always going to be summer. But since living in Idaho and UT summer isn't really enjoyable for me unless i am inside in air conditioning or in water. I have no tolerance for heat above 80 degrees. I totally freak out when I get super hot and I shut down. Summer in San Diego is the only way to spend a summer. 
T-Tag 3 people. I tag anyone who reads this!!!
U- Unknown Fact about me? I've been to OzzFest. Ozzy was really good at singing, but not so much at speaking.  
V- Vegetable? Artichoke
W- Worst habit? I am easily annoyed
X- Ray or Ultra Sound? I have had many a X-ray because I had some messed up teeth. Braces saved me! Never had an Ultra Sound.
Y- Your favorite food? Spaghetti, Ice Cream, French Fries and California Burritos. I'm healthy.
Z- Zodiac sign? Virgo 

Cephalopod Chandeliers

Even though this isn't Cephalo-Blog I had to post these images in here also. 

I found these photos the other day and I had to post them. I love the pink one. It would look really cool in a girly bathroom.