A few days ago I came across The brand STCKD, a line of pocket T-Shirts that
have pocket squares sewn into the pockets. I instantly thought, "genius!" STCKD
follows the traditional logo on a T-shirt idea and takes it a step further. To my surprise
I continued to read about the brand only to learn STCKD was created by fellow CCAD students!
My first thought was that STCKD is similar to Vinyard Vines when they first started the company.
Vinyard Vines began creating luxury ties for men. Ties required a small amount of retail space and
a little supply of fabric but they were able to double their profit because of the quality and they new
their target audience inside and out and marketed to their tastes.
I immediately contacted Richard, the creator of STCKD and asked if I could create some illustrations
for the brand. Their is nothing more exciting to see than young passionate designers taking an idea and going full speed with it. I think just by looking at STCKD'S Tumblr you are able to see the enthusiasm for the work. Richard has definitely inspired me and I hope he inspires you to stop resting on your dreams and to take action!
I was unbelievably flattered when Isa the founder of LuLu Swing approached me a few
weeks ago to create an illustration for their new line of shoes and their tag line
"Dance to the Beat of your Dreams" The best part about working with LuLu Swing?
Being commissioned in shoes that are just my style!
Who exactly is a LuLu Swing girl?
"She is a girl who is unconcerned with “it” brands or trends and prefers a look that’s creative! Her fashion taste can change in an instant but she makes sure she’s still herself. She’s quirky, sometimes girly and sometimes classy. A Lulu Swing girl pulls inspiration from the colorful world around her, pairing vintage with modern, high fashion and DIY pieces. These precious Lulu Swing shoes are catered for girls who want to add a little pizzaz to their wardrobe."
Check out LuLu Swing's Facebook, you won't be dissapointed!
If you live on the West Side of Columbus, you most likely know Hodji. Hodji (real name Sanjay) is a friendly owner of a popular, local Carry Out and always has a wise Mr. Miyagi-esque story to tell while you are paying for a pack of gum. Hodji has been a dear friend to me the last three years I worked as a neighbor beside his shop. Now, after 23 years, Hodji is selling his store and returning to his home in India to visit. I will miss my friend and hearing all of insights to life's mysterious questions as well as his answers to the less than serious questions like "why do West Siders still have mullets?"
If you get a chance please check out a lovely review on my blog on Girl Reviews Things. I admire and I am jealous of Anastasia's way with words when she creates her reviews. She writes a great deal of detail but keeps you entertained as you are reading and never bored. I find Anastasia's blog to be relateable and her reviews to be helpful, easy to read and informative.
Hey guys! Be sure to check out my new Page Feature Printables!
Printables are new interactive posts that allow you to be a fashion illustrator.
Create custom designs with Deep Fried Freckles templates and let your
imagination take you away. Just simply click the illustration you want to
customize and print it out on an 8.5 x 11 piece of paper. Printables are great for
playtime with children, personal cards, a picture to frame or a decorative
element for your blog! I will post blank images of apparel, portraits food and more!
I can't wait to see what you guys create! Be sure to send your creation to