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Personal seasons greetings

I can’t believe it’s the last day of the year… Can you??

This year, I’ve managed to send out holiday greeting cards to our family and friends.

For someone who designs greeting cards for a living, I’m terrible at sending people cards 😅 so I’m glad I finally fixed that!

Inside the card, we included a summary of what we’ve done in 2017. It’s short and sweet, and I thought you might enjoy reading our little updates, too.

I enjoyed reviewing our year – if I’m not intentional about it, I’d never take the time to think about our accomplishments. It all seemed like a blur until I wrote them all down!

How has your year been? What are some of the highlights? If you have any updates, hit reply and tell me 😊

Have a happy and safe New Year! I’m so grateful for your support this year and look forward to sharing my journey with you in 2018!

xo

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Wedding Portrait Illustration!

This summer, I created a custom illustrated portrait for my friend Stacy , who writes an awesome urban homesteading blog, Seattle Seedling , for their lovely wedding.  Stacy is full of joy and positive energy – I can’t help but being inspired when I see what she’s been up to.  When I see all of her accomplishments on top of her full time job, I quit making the excuse of “I don’t have time to do XYZ.”  It reminds me that I have to make time to do what’s important to me!!

Anyway, Stacy is a lovely person, and I am so happy that they have found each other!!  I tried to capture their personality and outpouring of love in this portrait.  Their little Yorkie, Sprocket, and one of their chickens are also featured in this piece 🙂  And, bunting is her thing ❤

Here is a couple of photos of the portrait from their lovely wedding!

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She also gave me this lovely review:

“I absolutely love the drawing that Yuko created for my fiance and me for our wedding. I intended to use it for thank you cards, but loved it so much I decided to use it as decor at the cake table as well! With a few ideas and pictures as inspiration, she created a unique and colorful piece of art that totally captures our love and personality!”

May your life together be filled with joy and many, many blessings! xoxo

Yuko

Logo Design for the Daver

Our last assignment for the Illustration Communication class was to design logos for ourselves!

イラストコミュニケーションのクラスでの最後の課題は、自分のロゴのデザインです。

Since I already have my logo, I decided to design a logo for my husband Dave, a.k.a. the Daver.

自分のロゴはもうあるので、夫のデーブのロゴをデザインすることにしました!

He is a Permaculture designer/educator/author and currently runs a company called Terra Phoenix Design.  I choose to do a branding and logo design for him as an individual because…why not?

夫はパーマカルチャーのデザイナー、教育者、筆者であり、すでにテラ・フィニックス・デザインという会社も運営しています。なので、デーブの個人としてのブランディングとロゴデザインをしました。

Because this is for him as an individual rather than his company, I designed a logo that reflected his friendliness and approachability.

これは会社ではなく、個人のロゴなので、彼のフレンドリーな性格が伝わるようなデザインにしました!

Here are my three concepts!  こちらが3つのデザインです!

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The Portrait!
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The Name!
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The Acorn!

My favorite is definitely the portrait.  He has such a cute smile 🙂  I modified the portrait and made his facebook profile picture!  It is a lot warmer and shows his personality well, I think.

私のお気に入りは、やっぱり彼のポートレートでしょうか?いつも満面の笑顔が印象的な夫です。ロゴにちょっと手を加えて、彼のフェイスブック用のプロフィール写真を作りました。彼の温かい性格が表れているかな?

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The Profile Pic!

 

 

 

 

Photo Shoot!

I was in need of good head shots to use on my website etc, so I had asked my good friend Dan to come over and take photos of me in my home office/studio!

HP等に載せる写真を撮ってもらうために、友人のダンちゃんに私の自宅のオフィス兼スタジオに来てもらいました。

Dan was one of the people who took beautiful photos at our wedding last summer, and I knew she was the right person for the job!  Plus she’s just a great person to be around 🙂

ダンちゃんは、去年の夏に私の結婚パーティーでもカメラマンを務めてくれました。とってもいい人だから、ただ会うだけでも楽しいダンちゃん。

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wedding pic!

It’s important to me that my customers see who I am because I am the person they interact with and creates everything the company sends out.

お客様に私の顔が見えるというのはとても大事だと思います。この会社から送り出す物はすべて私が作っていますからね~。

Without further ado, here are some of the photos of me, my work/creative space, and of course, my kitty.  I’m very happy with how these images turned out!

では、さっそく写真をお見せしまーす。私と、私が仕事をするスペース、それから愛猫の姿も!とってもいい写真を撮ってもらって満足です。

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My desk. This is where I do most of my drawing, computer graphic work, writing, and organizing my thoughts.

これが私の机。ここで絵を描いたり、コンピューターのグラフィックを作ったり、ものを書いたり、いろいろ考えを整理したりします。

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Making rough sketches for an assignment.

イラストの下書きをしているところ。

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Sketching away!

スケッチ中。

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Hello!

どうも~。

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My love and inspiration, Lulu!

私の愛猫その1、ルルちゃんです。たくさんインスピレーションをもらっています。

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She’s such a cutie pie. She was being very tolerant of me 🙂

ルルちゃんはちょっと嫌がってましたが、とりあえず写真に写ってくれました(笑)

I look forward to adding these images to my website soon!

HPに新しい写真を載せるのが楽しみでーす。

Photos by Danielle Prince