I Met Brand Master Johnny Earle, CEO of Johnny Cupcakes!

I Met Brand Master Johnny Earle, CEO of Johnny Cupcakes!

Posted on Oct 11, 2012 in Blog, field trip, inspiration | No Comments

As a longtime fan of cupcakes and t-shirts, my world changed 5 years ago when I found out there was a company that sold t-shirts with cupcakes on them. Not just any cupcakes. But COOL cupcakes. With his iconic cupcakes-and-crossbones logo, Johnny Cupcakes CEO and “Head Baker” Johnny Earle brought this cutesy little frosted pastry […]

CareAline is Launched!

CareAline is Launched!

Posted on Oct 5, 2012 in Blog, causes, clients, design | No Comments

Part of the excitement/frustration of doing what I do is that I’m privy to projects that cannot be discussed in public before it’s released or announced by clients. (NDAs: Bummers, right? :P) So I’m very happy to finally announce the launch of CareAline Products, LLC! If you’ve been keeping up with this blog, you actually […]

Meet Me at Social Media Week!

Meet Me at Social Media Week!

Posted on Sep 25, 2012 in Blog, field trip | No Comments

As one of my resolutions to amp up my skills, connect with more great professionals this year, and become a better asset to my clients, I’m attending Social Media Week (Sept. 24 – Sept. 28)! Social Media Week is a fabulous opportunity to bone up on the ever-changing trends of social media. It also gets […]

‘Lichtenstein: A Retrospective’ at The Art Institute of Chicago

‘Lichtenstein: A Retrospective’ at The Art Institute of Chicago

Posted on Sep 5, 2012 in Blog, blog posts, field trip, inspiration | No Comments

Over Labor Day weekend, my hub-hubs and I had the thrill of seeing the exhibition of the art of American modern artist Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997) at The Art Institute of Chicago, running from May 16th to September 3rd. The exhibit was a remarkable event because, according to The Art Institute’s website, “It was the first […]

VeeV®, VitaFrute™ & hum Available at iPic Theaters!

VeeV®, VitaFrute™ & hum Available at iPic Theaters!

Posted on Sep 4, 2012 in Blog, clients | No Comments

When the amazing people at VeeV Spirits asked me to check out this video clip, I watched it with tingles: There, on one table, were all three bottle design projects I had the immense honor of working on, all of which were handled brilliantly in this video featuring another fabulous client, Chicago mixologist/genius/hum Botanical Spirits […]

Farmhouse Co-owner Nora Gainer in ‘Today’s Chicago Woman’

Farmhouse Co-owner Nora Gainer in ‘Today’s Chicago Woman’

Posted on Sep 2, 2012 in blog posts, clients | No Comments

Congratulations to Farmhouse co-owner Nora Gainer for her feature in Today’s Chicago Woman magazine’s September 2012 issue! I’ve had the honor of working with Nora on various projects for some time now, and she is both a pleasure to work with and one smart, sharp woman. Today’s Chicago Woman… fantastic choice for your feature! Read […]

Help Flood Relief in the Philippines

Help Flood Relief in the Philippines

Posted on Aug 29, 2012 in blog posts, causes, design | No Comments

As a Filipino American, I had to post this one. On August 6, Tropical Storm Haikui wreaked havoc into the capital city of the Philippines: Manila. My awesome mom was born and raised in Manila, and a lot of my family still resides there. Tropical Storm Haikui brought massive flooding and landslides, over 800,000 people […]

A Brand-Spankin’ New Website

A Brand-Spankin’ New Website

Posted on Aug 27, 2012 in blog posts | 5 Comments

As I smattered all over the Facebook and Twitter on Friday, I am BEYOND EXCITED for the launch of my new website! THE OLD What was my old website like? Before Friday, it was simply a Tumblr template redirected to a vanity URL. No diss to anyone who uses that method. It certainly worked for […]

This Looks Familiar…

This Looks Familiar…

Posted on Aug 15, 2012 in blog posts | No Comments

I love checking out The Dieline occasionally for inspiration for package design. There is so much talent out there (holy wow, seriously, SO MUCH), and I’m always blown away by how designers continue to push the envelope. Every year, The Dieline rightly rewards creativity by holding their Dieline Package Design Awards.  Check out the logo […]

Farmhouse Chicago: “Draughts for Drought”

Farmhouse Chicago: “Draughts for Drought”

Posted on Aug 13, 2012 in blog posts | 2 Comments

I am happy and excited to announce that I’ve signed on a new client, and it’s a company I’ve been raving about ever since they opened in September last year: Farmhouse Chicago!  I am proud to be working with this wildly successful Midwestern tavern in River North (which has been getting great reviews across the […]

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