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Thursday, January 28, 2010

Lizzie's Designs

I am toying with the idea of starting a small design business creating logos, stationery, wedding invitations etc.

3 years ago, when I first moved to KL, I made my own calling cards and that got me a job designing someone's corporate logo. It was my first assignment and I was paid a cool RM 1,000 for it. It was trying work and I must have drawn 40 odd designs but he picked one and we went on to create his website and company brochures.

Since then I have done more work for people and used the opportunities to pick up new design skills. I think now is the perfect time for me to start.

For now, the brand is called Lizzie Designs though I am thinking of other names. Chocolate Fox, Grass Fed Lamb, Three Minutes , are some of the names T suggested but what do you think ? I hope a great name will hit me at some point and then I will start creating my name cards and maybe a website.

In the meantime, I am working on a logo for my friend C, who wants to reinvent his website.

He wants a simple logo with his name in it and I have created 4 so far.

He likes the second and the last logo but still seeking for more options. I will go away to think about it somemore and show you what I come up. What do you guys think?

Stationery is my next experiment and I have designed some fun ones for D's kids. The prints came out well, the paper is about 200 gm and has a nice ribbed texture so it feels luxurious though inexpensive.

To package the stationery together, I found a darling shop that sells amazing ribbons and accessories. They sold hundred of designs in all colours and patterns by the metre and my mind was reeling from the possiblities.

Here's M's card with pale sand coloured envelopes.

She gets a party card theme with falling diamond confetti.

I packaged the cards with a delicious mango velvet ribbon and gold tassles.

A, her younger sister gets a retro red and orange design.

Packaged with the most adorable string of hot pink po-poms !

I created another for A this time with a pair periwinkle sparrows

And put a sequinned ribbon around it.

What do you guys think ? You like ? Is there a future ?


Z said...

Yes! there is a future! And you may as well use the beads which were meant to be christmas present accessories from years back...i am serious babe!

CS logo - i like the second one, but 'pictures' make it sound like a production studio/movie house. that's my 2-cents

L said...

Awesome babe! I prefer the second design and as for the stationery for kids, they are cute as hell! I want!!!!!!!

shoutingshouting said...

bali beads of course why didn't I think of that ?!

As for the logo, I do like the second and thought the change of work from photography to pictures is kinda sexy. maybe one day he become a movie producer ala Tom Ford who knows!

shoutingshouting said...

As for L -

Patience my dear, I am making something special for you guys. You will get it when I next see you !