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Brand Launch: So Chic Life

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I am so excited to post this beautiful design project!  When Alison Ray reached out to me to design a logo and website for her business, So Chic Life, I was beyond inspired. Formerly “Sassy Moms In the City”, Alison decided it was time to take her business in a new direction that required a whole new identity. It was to be classy, feminine and most importantly… CHIC! After spending lots of time getting to know Alison and figuring out how to make this brand reflect her vision, I came up with a mood board that set the tone for the identity. Subtle blush tones with pops of red and just a bit of gold to add some sparkle. Perfect!

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You can check out Alison’s blog SoChicLife and follow her daily posts on beauty, style, food and all things chic and fabulous!

 

Brock Athletic Pilates Branding Identity

This project was very close to my heart. My good friend of over twenty years and my Pilates instructor, who also happens to be my friend decided to go into business together and they hired ME to do their branding identity! We worked on the design for several months, going back and forth on the look. You’ve never met two ladies with more opposing styles! Despite their differing opinions on color, they both had a clear idea of the business and the vibe they wanted it to have. Tomorrow is opening day and I could not be more proud of these ladies. And yes, I will be there getting my sweat on with Stephanie and Heather in the morning!

Brock Pilates branding identity

Branding Identity Board for Brock Pilates

Website Design for Brock Pilates

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If you live in Ft. Lauderdale and happen to like Pilates, I highly recommend Stephanie’s workouts. She has a way of pushing me to do things I’ve never been able to accomplish and now that she has this beautiful new studio with the BEST equipment, the possibilities are endless!

Free Download: Valentine’s Day Cards

It seems like just yesterday we were celebrating the New Year, but here we are… It’s almost February and Valentine’s Day is almost here! I try to make my own cards for special occasions whenever my schedule allows, so I wanted to share what I came up with for Valentine’s Day this year. Download this freebie for your Valentine!

Free Download // Valentines Day Freebie // afterhoursdesignstudio.com

Instructions:
1. Click on the link below to download the free files to your desktop
2. Print on any letter sized card stock
3. Fold page in half on the dotted lines
4. Trim to size using the solid trim marks as a guide
5. Place in any standard 5×7 envelope (folded size is 6.5″ x 4.75″)
6. Seal with a kiss : )

* Enjoy this free download for your personal use only. Please click HERE to view terms of use agreement.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD VALENTINE’S DAY FREEBIE

My Inspiration:
Dumb and Dumber – I like you Ah-Lawt

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Pantone Color of the Year 2014

Earlier this month, Pantone announced their “Color of the Year” for 2014. They call it Radiant Orchid. Now it’s not that I have anything against purple, in fact, it sparks memories of a time when rainbows and unicorns were on my fashion radar. It’s just not a color I have ever used in any type of design this century. Now I know it’s only a matter of weeks until I get a call from a bride wanting to use the color of the year for her wedding. So I started thinking of color combinations that showcase purple in a sophisticated manner. This is what I came up with…

Radiant Orchid // Pantone color of the year 2014 // afterhoursdesignstudio.com
Read more about the color of the year HERE or check out the official color of the year pinterest board HERE

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Hi there! Let me introduce myself… My name is Michelle and I am a graphic designer and artist living and working in South Florida. I started this blog to share my thoughts on all the beautiful things that get me excited. I’ll be blogging about my daily inspiration as well as my work. Some of the things that get my attention are graphic design, fashion, photography, travel, entertaining and interior design. I look forward to having a platform to put all of my thoughts, ideas and inspirations out there for all the like minded people who want to follow my posts!

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