Making doors pretty – a door hanger advert.

KafeRoyale-DoorHanger!!

I am so excited to share my first door hanger design.  I have been working with this particular client on various projects since my graduation and it has been such a neat experience. I redesigned their restaurant menu to pair down the distracting elements and simplify it for clear readability. See Hot Off the Presses for the quick reveal.

For the door hanger design they wanted that same clean feel as the menu. So I kept it uncomplicated and used the same photos, type faces & color scheme as the menu but sans the texture and the grid to keep it simple and conserve space.

Overall I liked how it turned out.  It was a great learning experience and most importantly, the clients loved it.

If you have any design needs, please feel free to contact me @ KatLangeDesigns@gmail.com and visit my portfolio @ KatLange.com

Kafe Royale Restaurant in Calimesa, CA.

Thanks for reading…

KAT - logo

The Life of a Creative Mama

It’s no secret that raising “littles” is a challenge. It is the most rewarding, amazing, fun, silly, crazy, hard, loud, and busy challenge. But through the crazy beautiful mess of this mama’s life, I have learned to try my hardest to focus my experiences and use them to inspire me. The little busy moments, the running around to appointments, mama’s taxi service, oh and mama the chef, and the billions of sweets hugs, kisses and cuddles have painted my life with more color than any other experience. I am truly blessed and that is the greatest inspiration.

Since I am a mommy who happens to be a creative I try to encourage my littles to artistically express themselves & it is an amazing blessing to watch their imaginations flourish.  I keep crayons, markers, paper & Legos always available and at their level so they can get colorful & creative whenever they feel the urge.  I plaster their most current masterpieces on the fridge, it’s a hot mess but they love it.  And trust me, every scribble is their BEST work so I LOVE seeing their little faces light up with excitement to see their own work hung.

Below is a recent project we did, the kids feel so proud and were all smiles at their work. I gave them canvases and watercolors and they had a blast getting messy.  The final results came out pretty amazing.  While the paint dried I asked them what kind of ocean animal they wanted their mama to draw for them and we went on an Internet hunt to find the perfect picture.  They each picked one out and while they slept I drew their animals. Boy oh boy were they excited to see the final pieces. If they are happy then I am happy.

watercolorwhale happyoctopus

Are you a creative parent??  In what ways do you keep your children creative??

Thanks for reading.  Stay Artsy Fartsy.

KAT - logo

Boxes and Packing Tape

We've Moved!!

So I just moved and for the past few months my life has mainly consisted of packing and purging, frustration and waiting and a lot of boxes, newspaper and packing tape. And although I am relieved to get my normal back, I am much more excited to get back to my creative self. I feel as though everything has been on hold. You know, life happens and you have to take a step back and prioritize and sometimes the creative self has to be shelved for a bit. As frustrating as that seems it happens often but I believe the important thing is to make sure you don’t let your creativity collect dust. As for me, I will be spending some time organizing my office, my time and my projects. That’s honestly my favorite part because I know I can function like a well-oiled machine when I am organized and on track. So cheers to fresh starts, organization, and creative excitement.

Stay Artsy Fartsy.

KAT - logo

The Sun Is Shining & I Must Create

Happy June

The sun in shining, so it’s time for flip flops, Otter Pops and kiddie pools… at least in my house.  Sitting inside with the AC blasting for now and I thought I would take the time away from business card design and organizing to make something pretty.

Happy June to y’all.

Stay Creative

KAT - logo

Graphic Design Intern

Flyer Design RAFFMA

Last year I had a 3 month internship with the Robert And Frances Fullerton Museum of Art at Cal State San Bernardino.  It was an awesome experience and I highly encourage anyone to seek out internships.  I had the opportunity to work with a creative director who gave me freedom to design various flyers and the direction to fine tune and finalize for print.  This particular one was to be sent to local schools, particularly to 6th grade classes encouraging visits to explore the Ancient Egyptian Collection.  The museum houses the largest permanent and public display of ancient Egyptian artifacts in Southern California.  Pretty cool right?!  There are also Asian & African ceramics, contemporary art as well as the various student exhibitions throughout the year.  http://raffma.csusb.edu/index.html

Hope everyone is enjoying their Monday and has had plenty of coffee to keep them going.

Cheers,

KAT - logo

Soccer Logo

The client, Fútbol Club Menifee, an AYSO (American Youth Soccer Organization) local soccer region, requested an update to a patch design previously used by the team, something new yet recognizable and fresh. This logo will be branded on all team attire, website & merchandise. I was happy to design for a client that embraces the passion in children and guides them towards fun and healthy competition.  Go FC Menifee!

FCM-Logo