QDOBA Brand Conference

branding_qdoba_poster02QDOBA Conference Poster

branding_qdoba_ticket

QDOBA Conference Ticket

branding_qdoba_lyricsheets01bQDOBA Conference Lyric Sheet 01

branding_qdoba_lyricsheets02b

QDOBA Conference Lyric Sheet 02

branding_qdoba_lyricsheets03b

QDOBA Conference Lyric Sheet 03

branding_qdoba_playbill_cover01

QDOBA Conference Playbill Cover

branding_qdoba_playbill_spreads01

QDOBA Conference Playbill Spread 01

branding_qdoba_playbill_spreads02

QDOBA Conference Playbill Spread 02

branding_qdoba_playbill_spreads03

QDOBA Conference Playbill Spread 03

branding_qdoba_postcard01

QDOBA Conference Postcard Front

branding_qdoba_postcard02

QDOBA Conference Postcard Back

VIDEO: Creatives in a Cafe Getting Coffee with Justin Castaneda

Every once in a while, I go on a POWER LUNCH with Justin Castaneda. Who is this person? Ohhh he’s none other than an illustrator genius, comic artist, author, and most importantly, amazing, life-long friend. And what’s a power lunch? Well, both being independent creatives, Justin and I know it’s important to step outside of the ever-so-cozy and sometimes-isolating box that is the home office. Our favorite place to catch up and share our creative process is Creative Cakes in Tinley Park. In the video above, Justin and I share our creative processes and laughs.

You also get to see a terrible, terrible sketch for one of my t-shirt designs for Snort Monster. (I hope my drawing teachers aren’t watching…!) Enjoy, and be sure to subscribe to Justin’s YouTube channel to get more of his creative process, hyperlapse sketches of his famous #cardBOREDsketches, and keep up with his comic con adventures.

Bless me, Internet, for I have sinned. It has been 3 years since my last blog post.

Pain, Vin, Fromage, April 2015. There's a lot about life you can realize and appreciate drinking wine in a Paris dungeon.

Pain, Vin, Fromage, April 2015. There’s a lot about life you can realize and appreciate drinking wine in a Paris dungeon.

OY. VEY.

No one likes excuses or apologies when someone hasn’t posted in forever. We all get that life happens, so I’ll just sum up the last 3 years in the following:

Berlin.
Munich.
Adoption.
Snort Monster.
Cancer.
London.
Paris.
Dublin.
Lola.
Veganism.

Cool!

The beginning of 2016 has me at a moment where I’m going back to my roots yet experiencing rebirth. I feel like a child again yet I’ve never felt more adult. And I’m not talking about “haaayyyooooo, I can do what I want, bitches, wanna see my ID??” kind of adult; I’m talkng about “oh MAN, so THAT’S what Mom and Dad always meant when they did that or said that.” I’m understanding and appreciating the nuances of true adulthood yet getting back in touch with what sparks my creativity and inspiration to share with the world without fear of judgement.

I also used to pride myself with how busy I was, but now I value time management, truly being present, omitting guilt-ridden obligations, appreciating the power of asking for help, and shutting off and refueling at the end of the day so I’m mentally ready to take on tomorrow.

Spirits: Off Premise

01aa_offprem_vf_billboards_la02

VitaFrute billboards, Los Angeles, CA

02aa_offprem_vf_billboards_la01

VitaFrute billboards, Los Angeles, CA

03aa_offprem_veev_billboards_chicagoorleans01

VEEV billboards, Chicago, IL. Chicago and Orleans.

04aa_offprem_veev_billboards_divisiondamen01

VEEV billboards, Chicago, IL. Division and Damen.

05aa_offprem_veev_billboards_divisiondamen02

VEEV billboards, Chicago, IL. Division and Damen.

06aa_offprem_veev_billboards_cab01

VEEV advertising, cabs. Chicago, IL

07aa_offprem_vf_timessquare

VitaFrute advertising, Times Square, NY

08aa_offprem_veev_retaildisplay

VEEV retail display, conceptual

09vf_offprem_costco2015

VitaFrute retail display, Costco

10vf_offprem_wholefoods2015

VEEV and VitaFrute retail display, Whole Foods

11aa_offprem_vf_casestackdisplay

VitaFrute grocery display, conceptual

12aa_offprem_vf_drugchanneldisplay_mock01

VitaFrute drug channel display, conceptual

14aa_offprem_walmartendcapmock

VitaFrute Walmart end cap display, conceptual

15aa_offprem_vf_kenwoodliquorsposter

VEEV and VitaFrute poster for Kenwood Liquors, IL

16aa_offprem_veevvf_costco_poster

VEEV and VitaFrute poster for Costco

17aa_offprem_veevvf_pullupbanner

VEEV and VitaFrute pullup banner

18baa_offprem_vf_shelftalker

VitaFrute shelf talker

18caa_offprem_vf_necker_ibotta

VitaFrute bottle necker (front), Ibotta

18daa_offprem_vf_necker_ibottaVitaFrute bottle necker (back), Ibotta

19aa_offprem_vf_trymecard

VitaFrute ‘Try Me’ card

20aa_offprem_veev_talescocktail2011_pedicab01

VEEV pedicab wrap for Tales of the Cocktail 2011

21aa_offprem_veev_talesofthecocktail2013_photobooth

VEEV photo booth backdrop for Tales of the Cocktail 2013

22aa_offprem_veev_talesofthecocktail2014_pullup02

VEEV pullup banners for Tales of the Cocktail 2014

23aa_offprem_veevvf_aspenfoodwine

VEEV and VitaFrute table cloth, mason jars, coconut cups, hangtags, info cards, and napkins for Aspen FOOD & WINE Classic

24aa_offprem_vf_alaskanairlines_poster

VitaFrute poster for Alaskan Airlines

25aa_offprem_veevvf_fsi

VEEV and VitaFrute free standing insert

26aa_offpremise_veev_masonjargiftpack01

VEEV mason jar gift pack

27aa_offprem_vf_costcoroadshow

VitaFrute bottles and VEEV mason jar gift packs at the Costco Road Show

28aa_offpremise_veev_earthday2015_apparel

VEEV apparel for Earth Day 2015

29aa_offpremise_veev_rubytuesday_carwrap

VEEV car wrap for Ruby Tuesday ‘100 Restaurants in 10 Days’ road tour with co-founder Courtney Reum

Spirits: On Premise

01aa_onprem_veev_hamburgermarys_poster

VEEV poster for Hamburger Mary’s in Tampa, FL

02aa_onprem_veev_hangovers_poster

VEEV poster for Hangovers Buckhead in Atlanta, GA

03aa_onprem_veev_about_poster

General VEEV poster for on premise locations

04aa_onprem_veev_busboyspoet_poster

VEEV and Green Hour poster for Busboys and Poets in DC

05aa_onprem_veev_dillons_poster

VEEV and NFL poster for Dillon’s in Boston, MA

06aa_onprem_veev_mixologynight2014_britespacela_pullupbanner

VEEV Pullup Banner for Mixology Night in Brite Space LA

07aa_onprem_veev_talesofthecocktail2014_apparel

VEEV apparel for Tales of the Cocktail 2014

08aa_onprem_veev_recipecard_cocktailweek

VEEV recipe card for Cocktail Week 2015

09aa_onprem_veev_alphasoda_poster

VEEV poster for Alpha Soda in Alpharetta, GA

11aa_onprem_veev_barlouie_poster

VEEV poster for Bar Louie in Chicago, IL

12aa_onprem_veev_ceviche_poster

VEEV poster for Ceviche Restaurant in Atlanta, GA

13aa_onprem_veev_hooters_ad

VEEV ad for Shaker Program, Hooters national

14aa_onprem_veev_hooters_menu

VEEV menu for Shaker Program, Hooters national

15aa_onprem_veev_ironhorse_poster

VEEV poster for Iron Horse Ale House in Chicago, IL

16aa_onprem_veevvf_atlantagreenfest_poster

VEEV poster for Atlanta Green Fest

17aa_onprem_veev_hamburgermarys_menu

VEEV menu for Hamburger Mary’s in Tampa, FL

18aa_onprem_veev_treetini_tabletent

VEEV table tent for national TREEtini program

19aa_onprem_veev_banner_worldcup

VEEV banner for World Cup Cocktails program