Awhile back, I worked with 1913 on branding their new restaurant. Being a foodie myself, it was one of those projects where I didn’t even have to think twice about coming on board. Italian + European cuisine?? YES PLEASE. So when everything wrapped up, I decided to take on a few build-out pieces ( menu + business cards ) myself, simply because I loved the brand and thought it would be a good portfolio expansion piece. Contrary to what some may think, it’s okay to share fictitious work with others, as long as you let them know. By doing so, you are showcasing the kind of work you WANT to do. So that’s exactly what I did.
It ended up taking me a week or two ( when I found the extra time ) to complete these pieces and I’m so happy with the results and absolutely pumped to share them in my portfolio. I’m obsessed with working on food related projects ( go figure ) … so I found this to be the perfect side project. Plus, a local printer near our house lets me print out extremely small quantities of whatever I’m working on, so I spent under $15 to make this all happen. Score! And of course, a big thank you to 1913 for being such an inspiring client. I absolutely can’t wait try some of your dishes next time I’m in Chicago. And if any of your are in that area … definitely look them up! The food looks amazing.