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ANTALIS JOURNAL

Posted on February 16, 2014 by LHC PRODESIGNS

The past 2 months have been am explosion of creativity and the growth never ends at my position at Secret Diary Designs. We recently heard the of the DIYD Munken Journal 2014 Project initiated by Antalis design professionals design a journal cover, select their desired paper | finishes; and the first 1800 will produceD! The SD designers and I scrambled together our ides, submitted, and we are all in the running! I cannot wait to see the final product! I selected a beautiful smooth, white, "skin" paper with raised black text and design for texture and interest. Using the infamous "we part with such sweet sorrow" and my signature arrows, I created a simple design which I hope will be as pleasing in print.

antalis

*JOURNAL BEAUTY*

HAPPY NEW YEAR | 2013 COLLABORATION

Posted on January 14, 2014 by LHC PRODESIGNS

A little over due, but HAPPY NEW YEAR! I'm so excited for the adventures ahead in 2014. It's started with a bang so there are only GREAT things to come. Late last year I had the privilege of collaborating with Lara Friday of Lara Designs designing hundreds of designs for her upcoming online store. See just some of the designs on Project n°18 \\ STATIONERY COLLABORATION page.

lara designs

*HERE'S TO A GREAT 2014*

MAKING BEAUTIFUL THINGS

Posted on December 1, 2013 by LHC PRODESIGNS

Yet again, I look at my lack of posts, see the last date I posted and ponder as to how quickly November approached and then disappeared. My oh my! The last month has been one of great self and creative discovery. The start of the month brought an incredibly fulfilling and "dream-job" position with Secret Diary Designs as a full time Graphic Designer. It has allowed me to dive into the couture design, print and gifting industry head strong compiling beautiful and intricate designs. It's an opportunity which has completed my design work package and I feel so fortunate to be able to balance my day job and freelance work.

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*THRIVING*

MISSING

Posted on October 2, 2013 by LHC PRODESIGNS

I cannot believe how quickly the past few months have flown by - all in a flash. However, some of the most inspiring and creatively productive. I am so grateful for the abundance of projects which have come my way, including a fast paced stint at a hot-spot agency and now a month compiling beautiful things with a local stationery designer. The warmer days have me drawn to bright bold prints, type faces, and the African scenery surrounding me is breath-taking everyday. My mind is moving as fast and the work and deadlines - I'm taking it all is and building pages of new ideas and references. You can keep up with all my finds on the The Lucky Locket Blog or keep posted for new portfolio works soon.

missing

*ABUNDANCE*

SAVE THE DATE

Posted on August 28, 2013 by LHC PRODESIGNS

I had the privilege of designing Save the Dates for my dear friend Megan. She and her soon to be husband were looking for "something simple" which reflected their wedding colors. They are such a wonderful couple and it was with great love in being asked to do something so special. See what Megan had to say about the design on her must-read blog. And see more of the project at Project n°17 \\ ILLUSTRATION.

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*LUCKY*

THE LUCKY LOCKET

Posted on August 1, 2013 by LHC PRODESIGNS

I am so excited to present a personal project which has been in my tool box for quite some time. The Lucky Locket, a personal blog where I share a little piece of life, moments and memories from the view point of a creative soul. The project included branding, imagery, the Blog page design, and Facebook page items. See more, at Project n°16 \\ LOGO | BLOG.

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*LUCKY*

JULY PHOTO-A-DAY COMES TO AN END

Posted on July 31, 2013 by LHC PRODESIGNS

The July Photo-a-day Challenge has sadly come to an end! I loved looking for the daily word in the world around me and finding something unique in even the smallest details. If you didn't have the opportunity to see each days post | photo, be sure to visit my Facebook page, and enjoy them there! Below is a sneak peek!

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*SAD END TO JULYS PHOTO LOVE*

JULY PHOTO-A-DAY

Posted on July 4, 2013 by LHC PRODESIGNS

As posted on my Facebook page, I've dived into a photo-a-day challenge for the month of July. With a set photo item on each day, I have to take inspiration from my surroundings to capture something unique but within the stipulated item theme. So far I've found some interesting subjects and cannot wait for the days ahead. Make sure to check in every day on Facebook to see the photo's up ahead!

july

*JULYS PHOTO LOVE*

PROJECT UPDATE n°3 - LET'S GET CORPORATE

Posted on June 12, 2013 by LHC PRODESIGNS

After working for NetVentures for over 3 years, I watched the brand evolve and develop from very simple roots and just a logo. So it was an absolute delight to introduce a new look, feel and element to the marketing pieces before I made my departure. Below is just a sneak peak but you can see more at Project n°14 \\ CORPORATE BRANDING page.

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*BRANDING FOR BUSINESS*

PROJECT UPDATE n°2 - CIRCLE SERIES

Posted on June 7, 2013 by LHC PRODESIGNS

The second update from my whirlwind of projects, includes the Circle Series. A series based on the use of a simplistic pattern and design but evolving and personalizing it for specific clients or projects - you may remember the one from my Mumford & Sons blog post! This series will continue to grow and I look forward to introducing new elements and approaches. See more on the Project n°13 \\ CIRCLE SERIES page.

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*CIRCULAR FUSIONS*

PROJECT UPDATE n°1 - ALE YEAH!

Posted on June 5, 2013 by LHC PRODESIGNS

FINALLY! Yes, finally! After a chaotic few weeks, I finally have a few days off to relax, rejuvenate and update some items on my website (see the LHC Prodesigns \\ Works page), blog (you're already here!) and Facebook page. So to get the ball rolling, here is the first update which includes one of my fave recent projects I worked on with a very dear friend of mine for her husbands birthday. Nathan conjures up incredible beer blends from his basement. With a set name which has been set for quite sometime, it was a fun fix to design the beer and 6 pack container labels which could be printed at home and allowed for space to personalize | describe the contents of the bottle. You can see more on the Project n°15 \\ LOGO | PACKAGING page.

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*ALE YEAH!*

TREASURED MOMENTS CLOSE AND CLEAR

Posted on April 28, 2013 by LHC PRODESIGNS

It's been a CRAZY past few weeks with exciting new projects and plenty of updates to existing ones. But with a new adventure ahead and wrapping up ends here in the USA, it seems that it's the small creative projects and designs which matter the most. A very special friend gave me this beautiful card one rainy April evening and after a quick polaroid snaphot, the 2 items made for the most perfect memory for the the now and the future. Design and art has a funny way of keeping treasured moments close and clear.

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*MEMORIES*

SNEAK PEEK PORTFOLIO VIDEO

Posted on March 03, 2013 by LHC PRODESIGNS

The idea came to me on a rainy February afternoon whilst sitting in the waiting room at H&R Block - yes, even the best ideas come come while getting your taxes done! And within an hour I had scheduled a photo shoot with Dan McDilda (a local Roanoke photographer) and set forward with a quick and quirk way to showcase some of my work! You can see the full video on the new LHC Prodesigns \\ Portfolio Video page .

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*GETTING QUIRKY*

MUMFORD & SONS

Posted on February 17, 2013 by LHC PRODESIGNS

It is no secret that I A:Am an ENORMOUS Mumford & Sons fan B: Think that their Marketing team is GENIOUS and C: Gain GREAT creative inspiration from A & B! So I was over the moon when my friend and I magically got special invite tickets to see them this past week at the Patriot Center. I took the liberty of "branding" us with personalized | designed Facebook covers, Facebook profile pictures and T-Shirts! Mumford & Sons did not disappoint and I was able to capture some of the show with an array of photos and video snippets(currently in the editing process!) which mark this event and the many memories tied to it.

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*HAVING TOO MUCH FUN*

PHOTOGRAPHY OVERLOAD

Posted on January 27, 2013 by LHC PRODESIGNS

2013 has begun with a wave of inspired photography. Amazing what a shift in the weather and another new nifty camera can do for creativity. I spoiled myself to the fun Instax Mini polaroid camera which produces instant credit card sized photos with beautiful vintage tones. I've been snappy happy! And with the success, it might even get it's own area on the LHC Prodesigns \\ WORKS page. With 2 large snow storms passing through our area, I've been able to snap on my snow boots and take beautiful photo's of the fresh powder and enjoy some days "shredding" powder on the slopes with the one of my favorite things, my snow board!

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*NEW PERSPECTIVES*

SILLY SEASON PROJECTS

Posted on December 22, 2012 by LHC PRODESIGNS

Saying that I have been busy is an understatement! This truly has been the silly season for mounds of ad designs, everyday work projects, festive season designs and the slew of holiday celebrations - it's been overwhelming . . . but there's no time like the holidays! Some personal projects involved holiday cards, gift tags (and the balance between modern chic and rustic accents)and personalized door signs for 2 very special little ladies and corporate invites! Wishing you and your families a very Happy Holiday and Fabulous 2013!

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*HAPPY HOLIDAYS*

FALL SKIES & NEW PROJECTS

Posted on December 09, 2012 by LHC PRODESIGNS

Fall is one of my favorite times of the year - the weather, start of the festive spirit and the beautiful sunsets. I cannot resist the urge to snap a pic at every chance I get and with the helpful effects on my various app's, capture something magical! I've also had some exciting new projects, additions to existing ones, new fun photo effects, and have dived back onto my love for the written art. And there's even more to come! Stay tuned for some holiday items and designs.

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*CAPTURING THE MAGIC*

THE DIANA F+ PROJECT

Posted on September 24, 2012 by LHC PRODESIGNS

Photography is one of my greatest passions and creative outlets. It allows me to get out in the world, explore and see it all through a lens and different point of view. I came across the Diana F+ accidentally through Lomography and instantly fell in love with the vintage inspired films and 60's cult viewpoint. It's all about luck with the camera - but that's where all the magic lies! It's about the right film, right light and a whole lot of luck. View more on my Project n°7 \\ Photography Page .

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*MAGICAL SURPRISES*

TAKING A NEW DIRECTION IN PHOTOGRAPHY

Posted on September 24, 2012 by LHC PRODESIGNS

The majority of my photography captures places, objects and people whom are unaware of my presence. So when a friend approached me with the idea of directing, styling and photographing a shoot - I took it as a challenge and possible new arena in my photography (with alot more practice required!). It was a real FIRST! Here's a few snapshots from a fun filled day out in the country with model & actor, Adam Sledd (who made my job so much easier).

Adam

*NEW VENTURES*

THE WONDERFUL THINGS CLIENTS SAY

by LHC PRODESIGNS

One of the many reasons I love what I do is how the clients respond to the finished product! I couldn't resist to share this FaceBook post from current co-worker and small business owner, Katie, of the Frosted House Baking Company! Be sure to visit her Facebook Page - her cupcakes are AMAZING!

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* MAKING DREAMS COME TRUE BETTER THAN DISNEY *

LHC PRODESIGNS LAUNCHES NEW LOOK

Posted on July 24, 2012 by LHC PRODESIGNS

After using the start up LHCPD logo since 2007, it was time to remove any signs of the heavily used black and reinvent a fresh, current and symbolic logo. A logo which represented/s the evolution of the creativity and design over the past few years. By the end of July, the old website "closed it's doors" waiting in great anticipation for the "new kid on the block." The temporary page with a hint of what was to come received positive responses with much excitement.

* WE HAVE ALL COME SO FAR *