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Design Work | About Eve

One of the few projects I’ve been working on lately… A blog/logo design for the awesome About Eve!

Paula is one of the coolest chicks you can ever meet, and I was stoked to be working with such an awesome lady. I have a feeling we’ll be good friends for a while too! She’s just quit her full time corporate job to chase her dreams & travel the world, and no doubt she’ll be blogging about all her amazing adventures, so be sure to keep an eye out for her.

You can check her out right here.

The photos of Paula in the above pics are by the amazing Beck Rocchi.

Everything is Everything | My New Book!

Let me introduce my newest little project I’ve been working on!

I’ve had this idea in the back of my mind for a while, but over the last month or so I’ve been plugging away at it. It’s a little quote/inspirational book, called Everything is Everything.
It’s 38 pages of beautiful & inspirational quotes, to get you motivated to create the life of your dreams.

One of my main goals for 2012 was to create something to inspire others, so this is the first installment! I’m hoping to create a few more things, but this is number one.

I’ve found over the last year that if you really start to live your life by these wise words, then they can change your life. I wanted to share the goodness & create a little something for other people to do the same.

You can buy your copy RIGHT HERE. There’s international shipping, so you can get your hands on a copy no matter where you are in the world!

Hopefully you guys love it, and it inspires you to get out there and even just take one step closer to living your dream life. It would make the perfect little gift for someone special, or a sweet mini coffee table book.

Freestylin’

I used to love manipulating & editing my photos, just for kicks. Haven’t had the time to get back into it lately, so I decided to give it a jam tonight, and this is where I got!
I don’t really like to restrict myself to a certain ‘design style’, as I’ll have a crack at anything. I love this textured/rough/sketchy/layered style though, it’s heaps of fun to play around with. And test my skills in Illustrator/Photoshop!

Design Work | The Wellness Warrior

I’ve had a constant stream of Freelance work coming my way lately (thanking you, Universe!), and this was the latest baby to go live. It’s Jess’s latest e-book, titled Make Peace With Your Plate.

It was a MASSIVE pleasure working with this lovely lady, who has a pretty incredible story to tell.

Here’s a little explanation from Jess herself…

Can you image a life where you could eat whatever you wanted, and you still looked in the mirror and saw someone you were completely in love with staring back at you?

Imagine how much space you would have in your mind if it weren’t occupied by self-destructive thoughts about food and what certain food choices may do to your appearance.

Most of us have such a tortured relationship with our food that we are forever caught up in a vicious cycle of deprivation, indulgence and guilt.

What if I were to tell you that deprivation and guilt don’t need to have a place in this dysfunctional foursome?

That’s exactly what my new e-book will tell you.

Check it out & buy it right here, if that sounds like a bit of you!

Stay Fresh | My New Portfolio

So, one of my goals towards the end of 2011 was to freshen up my portfolio, and as designers & creatives alike will know, this is not an easy task. This time I spent a bit of time developing my new ‘look’, and how I wanted it to work, rather than rushing away and then ending up with something you’re not 100% happy on.

I wanted a logo that I can translate & change up when I feel like it, and I also wanted it to reflect me a bit better. I used my handwriting for the main type, and placed one of my images into the text. I’ve always been a fan of using my photos in my design work, so whenever I get sick of the pink & orange combo, all I have to do is change the photo. Voila!

I’ve also introduced a few of my own quotes/sayings, which I’ll use on my business cards & on my email signatures etc. Above is my own personal manifesto that I have created too. I’ve become pretty fond of the idea of having my own manifesto, a set of rules for my own life, the way I want to live. It doesn’t really have an overall theme, it’s just a combination of quotes that I love.

This defiantly reflects me as a person more than other identities I’ve had, which I can put down to spending a lot of time developing it! This is my biggest suggestion to designers doing work on their own personal branding. SPEND TIME ON IT! Don’t even get on the computer until you’ve filled up a good few pages of words/sketches & ideas representing you. Make it yours. Who cares what everyone else is doing! If you’re branding reflects your personality, and who YOU are, then you’ll be golden.

I’ve got a few more things to come as I develop it and get one or two things printed, so I’ll post those babies too.

>> Check out my new web portfolio right here! I’m working on a few new projects at the moment too, so I’ll be updating it a lot more regularly.

Reflections

I love manipulating photos & testing new things & seeing how they turn out, I think as a designer you have to continually try new things, and see what works for you. I get bored if I stick with the same ‘style’ all the time, so I’m always trying a million new things in Photoshop/Illustrator and seeing how they work for me.

Today I was playing around with reflecting photos in Photoshop, and I’m liking how they’re turning out so I thought I’d post a few! It’s interesting how the same photo can turn out just by copying/pasting/reflecting it.

Sneak Peek #2

Oh hey there blog, I’ve missed you a little!

I give you another sneak peek at my new project… Remember, this one? WELL it’s coming along quite nicely, and these may or may not be some spreads from it… Any ideas yet?

I WILL tell you that it will be released before Xmas, and it will be available Worldwide.


Hey! I'm Sian, and I’m a free-spirited creative wizard. I have a passion for working with people who are on a mission to live their dream lives, and are electrified by the unknown beauty that the future holds. Twelve by One is my place to share awesome finds + write about this amazing world we're living in. Read more here!

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*All photos are my own unless otherwise stated. Please credit me if you're going to post them anywhere. Thanks yo!

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