All posts tagged design

New Work

A few new pieces added to my portfolio.

New Blog Design

Hello pals, readers, friends and family! I’ve changed the look of my blog a bit. Now you can tweet out my posts, contact me through a contact form and hopefully comment a bit easier. I wanted something more flexible & interactive (and pretty soon I’ll be adding my portfolio to display within this site completely). Hurray for everything in one spot! My RSS feed and all that jazz stays completely the same but if you’re reading this in an RSS reader, you probably can’t see the lovely new design, eh? If you notice any kinks, mishaps or weird errors please let me know by commenting or emailing me! It’s all a work in progress. Keep your eyes out for more writing and a few fun features coming up soon.

Well Done, Jeni’s.

I love Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams‘ new website design. If you only visit Columbus to experience Jeni’s…it would be worth it. You can also buy pints and get them delivered to your door! My new favorite seasonal flavor is Rhubarb and Lime Cardamom Yogurt.

Ill-Studio

Gorgeous work by Ill-Studio in Paris. I’m smitten.

On Process

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.

He Makes She Makes

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.)

My Eyes Like It.

Recently found designs that I love (clockwise): Beautiful type + pink found here, great book cover found here, La Dolce Vita found here, and great signage found here.

Repeat Often

Work is pouring in, I hardly have a moment to remember to sit up straight (finally seeing a chiropractor next week) but I’m staying inspired. I like making lists so here is my current, random list:

1. Only take creative clients.

2. It’s okay to say no.

3. CTRL+S OFTEN. No, CONSTANTLY.

4. Spend more time outside. It’s getting warmer.

5. Stay surrounded by your real friends and talented individuals.

The work above is by Mucca Design, found on Show Us Your Type, found on Graphic Exchange, Jessica Hische.