One Year at Tuck!

I can't believe it's summer already! Mark and I have been at Tuck for one year now. I've loved having the opportunity to get to know so many interesting people here in Hanover - all different backgrounds and experiences, and a very active and involved bunch of people! Of course that means lots of graphic design needs - logos, t-shirts, websites... I've meant to post about some of my favorite Tuck-related projects I've worked on throughout the year, but this will have to be a year-in-review summary post instead! Here are some of my favorite Tuck-related projects so far:


A logo and brand identity for Stroll, a new doula service run in New York City by a former Tuck Partner:


T-shirt and logo for Admitted Students Weekend:



T-shirt design for employees of theBOX food truck:



Logo, brand identity, and app design for Helloable, a social networking app created by a Tuck student:


Illustration for the Tuck360 Blog about what to bring for to Hanover for the winter weather:



And maybe my favorite, the Tuck Winter Carnival Poster:


Can't wait to see what the next year brings!

Painting and Palettes

I spent a lot of time working on village illustrations today. Below is an in-progress shot of an Austrian ski village - perfect subject matter for this snowy season. 

I love looking at my palette halfway through a painting and seeing all the colors in the actual piece swirled together. I've found that if my palette looks good, the color scheme on the painting is usually working too!

Invitation Samples

Mondays in January means lots of wedding invitation samples going out. Every morning, after reading my email, making a schedule for the day, and drinking my coffee, I get any print orders and sample requests ready to ship. I like to get as much administrative stuff out of the way as possible and leave the rest of the day free to create new things. 

After dropping these at the post office, I also stopped by our local art supply store, Bean's, to pick up some more Arches cold press watercolor paper. I spent the rest of the afternoon working on my European Villages calendar - today I was working on Balzers, Liechtenstein. Calendars are so time consuming, because you need TWELVE completed pieces to have a finished product, but I've always enjoyed having calendars. I love thinking of a theme, then matching the image to the month.  

I also enjoyed the last of my macaroons from my class yesterday afternoon!