It’s been forever and a day since I shared a series of process shots with you all, but I’m back with a fun one! Green + The Grain is a food truck in Minneapolis that will be opening up a retail space in the skyways downtown this summer, so I was all ears when Tiffany emailed me about giving their brand a refresh. The above compositions are a very good representation of the direction we wanted to go: modern. We’re pairing this look with a warmer palette, and their retail space will also have wooden accents, so those two things together will help soften the overall tone a bit. The final direction is somewhat similar to the top right shot, and the website is currently under development, so I’ll have so much more to share with you in June!
I was approached by Amos, a hand-crafted personal goods brand, a few months back to help redesign their e-commerce website! I was an instant fan of their work and said yes immediately. Hashtag dream client. We dove straight in, rounding out their existing brand with a new color palette and font system, before heading into the website design phase, my favorite part. We got to the very end of our project together when Kyle (co-founder of Amos) got exciting news that his brand would be merging with another local brand, Alpine Modern.
Unfortunately, that also meant that everything we created would no longer be needed. It’s bittersweet (on my end), but I’m absolutely excited to see what new adventures their new collaboration brings. So for now, why not show you guys what we had going? It won’t ever see the light of day, beyond this little space. ;) And that’s okay! Sometimes, things happen and you just gotta roll with it. Hell, I may even put some finishing touches on this little guy and share it in Rowan Made’s portfolio someday. It would be mostly real and some conceptual, but it’s a great representation of the work I LOVE doing. So why not share it?
Even though Amos is phasing out, you can still get your hands on some of their products. Plus, Kyle is now a designer at Alpine Modern, where he will be releasing NEW stuff over there, so these hand crafted good aren’t going anywhere, really. I personally own this bag and this backpack and love the heck out of both of them. Cheers to new beginnings and the ability to share the work you’re proud of!
PS. In prep for my upcoming trip, I haven’t been taking on as much work over the past few months, but this summer I’ll be moving full steam ahead. If you or your business are in need of branding and / or a new website design, let me know! All information about my design services and studio can be found over on Rowan Made. My favorite projects typically have something to do with art, food, or fashion. That’s how I’m defining my “niche” these days. ;)
Ever since I had the best penne alla vodka of my life in Florida over Christmas, I’ve been on the hunt for the perfect bowl right here in Minneapolis. I tried a few (and even made my own), but was ultimately left disappointed. So when I ordered a bowl at La Grolla last weekend, I was pleasantly surprised when it was absolutely AMAZING. More penne alla vodka all the time, please? The weather was also glorious that evening. Hello patio season! Although now that I’ve said that, I feel like mother nature will do something scary like make it snow again. I mean, this is Minnesota. #KnockOnWood
My trip to Europe (Rome & Prague) is now only 13 days away. WHOA!! I’ve been so busy with Be Free, Lance and finishing up client work, that it almost doesn’t seem real. I did, however, buy some white sneakers since I made the mistake of walking around for miles in boots during our last trip to Europe. Long story short, I rolled my ankle (looking at you cobblestones) and had a hard time getting around, which is the last thing you want when you’re adventuring in new cities. I have complete faith in these new sneakers and their ability to keep me going. Side note: I know that they are going to get really dirty, but I got them for 40% off, so … oh well!
I mentioned this briefly on instagram the other day, but Michael and I are officially in talks with a realtor about selling our current house (in the suburbs), and moving back to the city. I’m a complete mess of excitement and nerves, but hopefully we’ll find the right place sooner than later. I was thinking about it, and realized that I never really shared our current space with you all on the blog, so I’m thinking about starting a new series about our moving process. Maybe sharing more about #haus733 first will be a good starting point?