Yeah, the process isn’t always pretty. Oh my gosh. Yes that is my actual desk and my actual iMac desktop (with a gazillion files open).
I kept it simple. My logo? Not perfect. Some of the serifs are a little off and it has no rhyme or reason. But, I like it like that. I wanted to be able to hand someone my card (maybe scribble something on the back) and allow them to get a sense of how I work. Or how my brain works? Too deep?
Also, like my Barbie Pink nail polish?
I took my portfolio site down awhile ago and set a date for a relaunch. “April 1st,” I thought. It seemed far enough away. So much time to get super awesome clients and photograph my work professionally…maybe even get pictures taken of myself so I look really cool and pretty?!
April Fools Day, ME. I had no idea the irony behind my little relaunch date. Future me was playing a joke and I’ll admit, it’s kind of funny.
Am I proud of what I’m showcasing at www.allisonlehman.com? Yes of course. Did I work hard? You bet. Is it everything I hoped it would be and is this portfolio complete? Not a chance.
But isn’t that the beauty in the process? That as an artist, my portfolio will never be finished? I’ll never have that moment where I say, “I will love this body of work forever and now I can retire and play golf.” (Golf? No, I meant get spa treatments.)
So my hope is that you can take a look at my work today and appreciate it and maybe visit again down the road and see it evolve.
Through this process, I’ve also realized that not only do I want to share gorgeous and handsome things here on my blog…but I also want to share my more of my random thoughts. Thoughts on freelance clients, finding your style, trying not to be EVERYONE’s designer, and how it’s okay to just have hobbies. Those posts will be coming very soon.
As for now, take a peek at my process and let me know what you think.
Who doesn’t love a little Mumford and Sons for their Monday morning? (or afternoon if you’re visiting from across the ocean!) I had a great weekend visiting my family in Illinois. This week I’m launching my updated portfolio site AND preparing to move for this weekend. Plus a social engagement about every evening. But HECK I’m going to blog too. You know…comments keep me motivated so be sure to leave one!
– I love this post over on Hula Seventy. Portland has double decker dress shops AND double decker grilled cheese restaurants?? I’m moving.
– What do you think of the typeface Banda?
– I love this post about bar carts (one thing I’m DEFINITELY having in our new apartment!)
– I’m also taking my Lola’s (grandmother in the Philippines) china cabinet and doing this next weekend.
– Look at this GORGEOUS church. Everything should be that beautiful.
– I found this recipe for Florida Avocado Summer Wraps. NOM. Can you overdose on avocado? Because I might.
My wonderful friends (Josh and Megan Cook) have created a blog! It’s called He Makes She Makes and it’s a place where they’ll share inspiration and creative loveliness. I’m so excited to see all the posts they have planned and I’d suggest you add them to your blog-reader-of-choice. Right. Now.
Today’s post about recycled design even showcases a teacup that I gave to Megan before she got married. Love it.
Plus, how adorable are their pups? (And yes, Desh is friends with them. Duh.)