When people ask me what I do, I usually tell them I'm an illustrator writer and designer. Aside from spending my work days writing blog posts, bookkeeping, emailing and planning new projects, I do get to create something out of nothing for interesting clients every day. I'd love to do more projects like what I'm showing you, as well as try my hand at something new. You can see more of my work here. If you're interested in collaborating, shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. I'll be happy to hear from you!
Here's what I do:
1. Illustration and lettering I draw pictures and type by hand. Sometimes they're as big as a mural, or small as a web graphic. Sometimes it's for an editorial piece and sometimes it's for somebody's t-shirt line. Sometimes it's cool typography for album art and sometimes it's an entire book for another author.
Perhaps you own a jewelry or accessory line. Maybe you're a photographer, stylist or writer. Or maybe you own a salon or a coffee shop. Maybe both. You and I work from start to finish building your brand from the ground up. Or maybe you have a brand, but it needs a facelift. I do that too. We'll assess your needs, then create a logo and work our way up to business cards, website, signage, etc.
3. Write and illustrate my own books My first published book was released a few months ago. It's called I'd Rather Be Short and it's a bunch of reasons why it's great to be small. You can purchase it where books are sold. I plan to do more books, and I'm excited about some things I have in the works. I'm also jazzed about a few speaking events I have lined up in Austin and Iowa. I've learned a lot about this process, including the creative journey, as well as how to truly embrace how I was made. If you know of any appropriate events, classrooms, or meetings that could use a few words from a little lady learning big lessons, I'd love to connect.
I'm so thankful that I make a career out of what I love to do. 2014 has a lot to offer and I'm pumped to get started. I love that Bobby McKenna has a bucket list of client work on his site. Here's what I'd like to do more of:
1. Work with folks who have a mission I believe in. There are a lot of for-profit and non-profit companies determined to change the world in the life they've been given. Companies like Krochet Kids, The Giving Keys, and Sevenly, to name a few.
2. Illustrate more books for other authors. Q: What kind of design project has the most shelf life? A: Books, of course. Sorry for the bad pun, but just as a panda can't turn down a shot of bamboo, a Becky can't turn down a working pun.
3. Branding new businesses.
1. Design another mural
2. Paint a storefront
3. Sell prints (cards and posters)
4. Album art
5. Illustrations for home goods, like plates and mugs.