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Scrabble Typography.
Thursday, March 15, 2012

scrabble typography limited edition

scrabble typography limited edition

I’ve got such a boner for this limited edition of Scrabble Typography. Does the thought of getting a triple word score using multiple fonts make anyone else’s heart race? Also, what’s wrong with me?

Friday, February 24, 2012

tracee lorenzana hair stylist business card

I designed these business cards for my favorite stylist, Trace! Her other talents include faking a British accent and playing the recorder.

More from my design portfolio here.

If you want this design for your own business cards, you can place an order in my Etsy shop.

My finest work.
Sunday, February 19, 2012

i love wieners

Needless to say, these “I ♥ wieners” buttons I just made for Vince were not included in the online portfolio I designed to showcase my finest work.

Happy birthday, Pammie!
Friday, December 16, 2011

happy birthday gift tag craft paper twine diy

Awesome gifts come in awesomely designed packages 😉

Teenage Mutant Ninja Shirtle.
Friday, October 21, 2011

ninja turtle nose

My favorite picture of Shi + Teenage Mutant Ninja Noses = the makings of my Friday night.

(Yeah, I don’t know how I’m still single, either.)

RIP Steve Jobs.
Thursday, October 6, 2011

steve jobs quote

Sent from my iPhone.

Should I work for free?
Wednesday, September 28, 2011

should i work for free?

According to this flowchart, I may end up broke doing freelance work for friends, but I’ll be knee deep in promised organs.

Hello, Autumn.
Friday, September 23, 2011

hello autumn goodbye summer

Home is where the pants aren’t.
Wednesday, August 31, 2011

pants are overrated

Chel sent me this photo and said it made her think of me 🙂

If you ever come over unexpectedly, there’s a good chance I won’t have any pants on. Just kidding. (Even if I was expecting you, I still wouldn’t have any pants on.)

The Ultimate Compliment.
Thursday, August 18, 2011

i think you are more perfect than helvetica

I’m going to file this under “Things a guy can say to get into my pants”.

(You should write this down.)

Laser Eyes.
Wednesday, July 27, 2011

marc johns laser eyes

Or… Christine, Jessie and me with haircuts.

Shit happens.
Thursday, July 21, 2011

shit happens when you party naked


Tuesday, July 5, 2011

salvador dali hipstamatic app

Shi: I like this new Salvador film for the Hipstamatic app
me: (looking at her iPhone) Ooh. Like Salvador Dali.
Shi: Who?
me: Salvador Dali. The artist? That’s his mustache.
Shi: I don’t know who that is… I thought it was a bathing suit top!

Killing me, smalls.

Baby Miles.
Tuesday, June 21, 2011

baby abc print

I received Belle’s thank you card in the mail today for my baby shower gift, and she said the Miles print I made for their baby room was her “absolute fave gift of all.”

I’m not gonna lie… my gift was pretty fucking sweet.

Long Strides & Happy Endings.
Friday, June 17, 2011

i run for long strides and happy endings

I’m learning so many new things about our marketing intern, Christian. Ha!

What do YOU run for???

Booze & Eye Candy.
Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Christine and Jessie asked me to design this running shirt for their summer training program, and this is the first of hopefully many in a series:

i run for booze and eye candy

Coincidentally, these are also my reasons for waking up in the morning.

The Script.
Thursday, June 9, 2011

the script font

I don’t know what I love more—that Shi thought The Script was a font and not a band, or that my friends all know about my love affair with typography.

And Another One.
Sunday, April 24, 2011

craft doily baby shower gift wrap

Another weekend, another baby shower… Chel is clearly my favorite preggo ♥

Lemonade Stand.
Tuesday, March 1, 2011

comic sans lemonade stand

I’m looking for a graphic design intern to assist me with overflow work. If you’re well-versed in Photoshop/HTML, don’t mind working with a bunch of female twenty-somethings, and kick ass in Taboo, please respond to our Craigslist ad here.

Needless to say, the guy who sent me his cover letter in Comic Sans will not be getting a call back from me.

Obey SB.
Saturday, October 9, 2010

obey phil tayag swaggerboy jabbawockeez

Happy birthday to Phil of @THE_WOCKEEZ and @KNGDMmusic! See you at MUS.I.C in November with @pammie1216, @itschristinebp and @Raepinky16! OBEY SB!

Thursday Night Thing.
Friday, August 13, 2010

I went to TNT at the Museum of Contemporary Art downtown last night. After work, I took the trolley from Old Town and got ogled by three different men at three different stops on the 9-minute ride. Public transportation is for the pervs! Chel, Christine, Anthony and I had a light dinner at St. Tropez. While the food was just okay and the hip hop music distracted from the French ambiance, we did, however, enjoy how our seats vibrated every fifteen minutes from the passing trolley buses—Yes, even Anthony enjoyed it. And yes, it’s been entirely too long since I’ve had a man.

We hit up MCASD afterward, and some of the artwork was just beyond me, but I did enjoy this one piece by Vhils made of sculpted brick wall with plaster and paint:

vhils scratching the surface

I also enjoyed the Stone IPA, the 9 o’clock Mexican and seeing three of our collective ex’s. Yeah, that wasn’t awkward.

Several street artists, including Shepard Fairey and Banksy, did public commissions around downtown, so def check them out if you’re in the area.

Pretty Kitty.
Sunday, August 1, 2010

I’ve made cupcakes for a few of Kristin’s parties, so she asked me to make a Hello Kitty cake for her niece’s birthday. I can make cupcakes in my sleep, but I’ve never actually baked and decorated an entire cake before. I decided to make a practice cake first, just in case I was in over my head.

hello kitty cake

Isn’t this a pretty kitty? (That’s what she said.) Too bad this cake won’t stay fresh till next weekend! I’ll have to make another one on Friday, and now I’m left with a Hello Kitty cake that I’m not going to eat… How weird would it be if I showed up at my uncle’s retirement party with this thing?

Message Bracelets.
Wednesday, July 21, 2010

hand stamped message bracelets conversation custom personalized

New hand-stamped bracelets have been added to my Etsy shop:

Lost & found.
Monday, July 19, 2010

nyc subway train transit magnets buttons pins

nyc transit maps magnets buttons pins

While vacationing in NYC years ago, I managed to get myself and Pammie lost in the city. We got off the train when I realized we were going the wrong way and found ourselves alone with Milo Ventimiglia at an otherwise empty subway stop. Seeing him in person was like hearing the Beatles for the first time, and I was rendered speechless. I got on the subway without asking him to father my children, and it has been my #3 regret in life ever since (don’t ask me what the first two are—I’m taking them to my grave!).

I loved taking the subway everywhere, and I die a little each minute I’m sitting in traffic at home in California. In memory of my trip, I’ve made some NYC-inspired magnets, complete with my old maps that got us lost in the city. Hopefully they will be of more use to you on your fridge than they were for me in New York! You can buy them here.

Listen to your heart.
Wednesday, July 7, 2010

listen to your heart

Prints of this illustration I designed are now available in my Etsy shop for $10! They are 11″ x 17″ and professionally printed by digital press on 100 lb. paper gloss.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

purple diaper cake

By the end of this month, I will have attended three baby showers and two weddings this year—none of which are my own. But I’m not bitter. Maybe a little tired of explaining to my grandma why I’m not married with children, but not bitter.

Making diaper cakes is not nearly as fun as making babies.

(Somewhere right now, my grandma is crying.)

Featured: DIY Bride
Friday, May 14, 2010

diy bride feature

This is the fifth site that has featured the wedding invitations I designed for Chel. Yay us!

Feature: Beyond/Beyond
Friday, April 9, 2010


So, we saw this, threw in the design towel, found a quiet dark corner, cried & ate chocolate. Three syllable word A-MA-ZING. These lovelies come from Mayan Rocks who we found via

Thanks for the feature and the sweet email 🙂

RT @hifiweddings.
Wednesday, March 31, 2010

hi-fi weddings tweet

Another feature! Thanks, Ashley! I designed the invitations, but the bride-to-be designed the candy bags, slam books and RSVPs 🙂

Feature: Oh So Beautiful Paper
Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Oh So Beautiful Paper featured the wedding invitations I designed for Chel on their website. No big deal 😉 I couldn’t be happier if they were invitations to my own wedding! Actually, let’s not get carried away now…

Raechel and Alex’s DIY wedding invitations are all about two of my favorite things – music and kraft paper! Raechel worked with her cousin Marion to design the invitations, incorporating Raechel and Alex’s shared love of music throughout the wedding stationery while using a typewriter font and copper brads for a slight vintage vibe:

vintage custom wedding invitation

vintage custom wedding invitation

vintage custom wedding invitation

Check out the rest of the feature here and additional work in my portfolio.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

raechel and flex's wedding invitations

I had a craftastic evening with the bride-to-be and her bevy of bridesmaids. I finished the wedding invitations while the girls worked on the centerpieces. Check us out—designing invitations, hot gluing sticks together (or in Shi’s case, her hair), living in a personal hell I call diet and exercise in order to fit into our dresses… Being a bridesmaid is serious work! It’s a good thing I love this broad.

More perfect than Helvetica.
Friday, March 12, 2010

helvetica cookie cutters

The design geek inside of me is lusting after these Helvetica Cookie Cutters. My love for typography has joined forces with my love for baking! It couldn’t be more perfect than Helvetica itself.

Now who do I have to bone to combine my love for carbs with my love for not exercising?

Livin’ their love song.
Saturday, March 6, 2010

Run Into Flowers:

Just received the final version of the cover of my wedding invitations. Thanks so much to the talented Mayan for designing the whole thing!! 143!

chel and flex's wedding invitation

I tried to capture Chel’s vintage style while incorporating everything she wanted—layers of sheet music, lace, typewriter font, and her wedding colors, pink and brown. The invitations will be printed on cream linen cardstock. I can’t wait to see how they turn out 🙂

Vagina with a P.
Sunday, January 31, 2010

I was going to be an A0 poster with gold foil block & embossing, but times are hard.

Pammie, Shi, Anthony and I went to Chel’s house last night to help her with wedding stuff. Chel asked me to design her wedding invitations, and I couldn’t be more honored 🙂 She has 300 guests and is trying to keep the wedding costs down. It’s a good thing I work for lychee sake and tator tots.

The Cake Boss asked me to go out to some bar my friends were spinning at, McLovin’ texted me at an unholy hour, and I even had a brief exchange with Il Postino last night. When it rains, it pours I guess. There’s no where in the world I’d rather be than with these crazy bitches, though. God forbid I miss conversations like this…

Anthony: I was texting Chel about your website, and she got really annoyed because I kept calling it your “page”…
Chel: It’s called a blog. Stop calling it that.
Anthony: Whatever, I’ll call it her pagina if I want to.
Chel: Oh, is that what you were calling it? Page in spanish? All this time I thought you were texting me pagina. Like vagina with a p!

Le’sigh… Never a dull moment 🙂

(image via ffffound)

Diaper Cakes.
Monday, January 25, 2010

diaper cake

diaper cake

diaper cake

My very first diaper cake!

Listen to your heart.
Saturday, November 8, 2008

I’m in love with my Illustration class at the Art Institute. For our last assignment, we had to create an illustration based on an inspirational quote of our choice. This was my end result.

listen to your heart

Update: Prints of this illustration are now available in my Etsy shop! They are 11″ x 17″ and professionally printed by digital press on 100 lb. paper gloss.

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