logo for senior living technology solutions

Senior Living Technology Solutions - Logo

Last fall, I had the honor of working with someone very dear to me – my dad! He and a few business partners had an incredible idea and were looking to put a logo along with the name. Senior Living Technology Solutions is a "one-stop shop" for any technology needed for senior living residences. The current technology used by many of these residences is provided by many different vendors, making it complicated to not only get set up, but also to maintain. SLTS would vastly simplify matters by becoming the only number they would ever need to call. I loved this vision and was thrilled to get started on their project. 

I was incredibly inspired by retro tech designs, something friendly and approachable while remaining a timeless air. I sent five options over to their team, with an explanation of the strengths of each one. 

The team met and discussed the options, and ultimately landed on option three! I provided a horizontal version of the logo, and an idea of what this choice could look like across many assets. 

Senior Living Technology Solutions - Logo

I'm really pleased with how the logo turned out and excited for the future of SLTS! 

Custom Christmas Cards for The Cobern Family

Cobern 2016 Christmas Card

Back in November, Rachel reached out to me about creating a Christmas card for her sweet family and their newest (furry) addition, Murphy! She was looking for something custom and special to announce the adorable Boston that joined the family. 

I met up with the Coberns at a local park for a quick photoshoot. Murphy definitely has model genes; we were all impressed with how great he did! Once Rachel had a chance to look through the images, she picked her two favorites and I created two designs for her to choose from. 

Cobern 2016 Christmas Card

Cobern 2016 Christmas Card

Rachel sent over her feedback and we decided to merge the two designs – keeping the design of one, but adding in calligraphy and a fun pop of red from the other design. Then we picked out some envelopes and sent the card design off to print. 

I love how the end result turned out. Simple, classic and sweet, just like the Coberns! 

 
Cobern 2016 Christmas Card
 

series concept for The Austin Stone

If you're following me on Instagram or Facebook, you might've noticed this post from last week... our church, The Austin Stone, selected a concept I created for their latest sermons series! I am so honored.

The Austin Stone - Series Concept

When we lived in Dallas, there were a few occasions in which I volunteered to help with their design team. I mentioned this to a member of The Austin Stone staff (hi, Lindsay!) and she quickly encouraged me to get in touch with her friend, Lauren, the graphic designer at The Stone. A few emails later, and Lauren asked me if I'd be interested in submitting some ideas for the upcoming sermon series, "The Hard Sayings of Jesus." I got to work! Two of the concepts I sent her way were these...

The Austin Stone - Series Concept

Lauren called me a couple of weeks later to let me know my design had been chosen! The staff had decided to merge two of the concepts I shared, and I loved seeing how Lauren fleshed those out into all of the pieces they needed. 

The Austin Stone - Series Concept
The Austin Stone - Series Concept
The Austin Stone - Series Concept
The Austin Stone - Series Concept
The Austin Stone - Series Concept

I'm so thrilled with how this project turned out and thankful for how Lauren adapted my vision to our church's needs. Thanks for the opportunity to serve, Austin Stone

Branded Collateral for The Beasley Wedding

Beasley Wedding - Branded Collateral

I am so excited to finally share this sweet couple with you! Leigh and Garrett are the kindest couple, and they were wed last May in Dallas. I know them from our shared alma mater (Abilene Christian) and I was thrilled when Leigh reached out to me about putting together some pieces for their big day. 

Leigh was looking for a few things: a custom monogram, a sticker using the monogram, thank you cards, and the ceremony program. She already had an invitation suite selected from a papery, so we started with that as our inspiration. We began working on the monogram (always a great idea for a wedding! There are so many creative ways to use it). I sent her three options and showed them to her in different variations of her color suite.

Leigh fell in love with the option you see above, so we began fleshing that out on her other pieces. We had a lot of fun with the type – the big contrast between the clean san-serif font and the bold, fashion-forward serif font immediately reminds me of Kate Spade. So playful and classy! 

I had a wonderful time working with Leigh to make her wedding day dreams become reality. She brought together an incredible team of vendors and the end result was just as lovely as Leigh herself. Thank you for reaching out to me, Leigh! All the best in your adventures as husband and wife. 

let's get to work.

branding with that's pretty ace

Back in September, I took a break from blogging to focus on school as I began my online seminary classes. Little did I know, it would turn into a season of incredible branding projects! I'm so excited to share all I've been working on with you (including the gorgeous brand featured in the previous post!). 

This new year comes with lots of excitement, as I look to work with more of you! I have a few brands on deck already and I'd love to add you to the list. Ready to shake off the dust and give your brand a refresh? Looking for a website that authentically matches the passion you have for what you do? 

Then let's get started!

First, I'd recommend checking out my portfolio. You can see some of my most recent projects, and I'll be adding more to these over the next couple of weeks! You'll also want to check out my services page to get an idea of what I offer. Don't see what you're looking for? Drop me a line. I'd love to hear more about your ideas!

Interested? Send me a message by filling out the form on my contact page! This is the easiest and quickest way to get started. I respond to all messages by the next business day. 

Once you've sent me a message, I'll reach out to you and we will set a date to chat in person or over the phone. We will talk through the details of your project and I can answer any questions you may have. Next to sending you your finalized pieces, this is my favorite part of the process. I love getting to know you and the vision you have in mind, and it really sets things off on the right foot for both of us. 

Lastly, to reserve a spot in my project queue, you'll turn in a signed contract and 50% non-refundable deposit. Then you can kick back, relax, and enjoy the process! It's my pleasure to make the whole experience as smooth – and as fun – as possible. So... are you ready to create a beautiful brand for your business? 

PS – a special note of thanks to all of the incredible women and men I've had the opportunity to work with so far. You believed in me, and for that, I cannot thank you enough. To the lovely ladies of "MC Speer" – your friendship, creativity, and love has inspired me more than I can say. Thank you for encouraging me to pursue my gifts!