Today marks my second anniversary working for Pivot Design. My first job out of school was working for a Chicago Real Estate agency.
with two other designers.
in the basement.
Needless to say, the only direction I could’ve gone was up, and landing the job at Pivot was way, way up.
Two years later, I’m grateful for the people that I’ve met and the experience I’ve gained. I’ve been able to work on some really cool projects, including some of my favorites below. Not every day is a picnic, but more often than not I feel challenged and happy. Pretty soon, I’ll be happily working for Pivot in San Francisco and I’m so full of mixed emotions. It feels like so much more time has passed since I started in 2011 and I can’t wait to see what comes next.
Weingarten Save the Date, Smithsonian Institution
The Paris Opéra Ballet, Harris Theater
Ability Lab Mailer, The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
2012 Annual Report, University of Chicago Comprehensive Cancer Center
Website Redesign, BioLife Plasma Services
Have you heard about Alt Conference coming to San Francisco in July? This could not be more perfect timing! I’ve been wanting to make the trip to Alt for the past few years, but haven’t been able to make it work. Since we’ll be moving to SF in June, I’ll have no excuse not to go. I can’t wait to register :)
One thing that Jake and I both put at the top of our wedding priorities list was party pics. We love the editorial style that Miss Abbey Moore is so very good at, obviously, and wanted to capture our family and friends having a blast on our big day. I literally couldn’t have art directed this “photo shoot” any better than how it turned out. Abbey, you are the love of my life. Please follow me around forever. Thanks :)
My dad and I performing our version of the father-daughter dance :)
This is the infamous, ABBEY MOORE, photographer extraordinaire!
Q: Is Abbey a.) adorable b.) a genius c.) super cool or d.) all of the above?
A: d., duh. I love her.
As a woman, I had a few priorities surrounding the wedding — the dress, the venue — but as a designer, I had more than just priorities. I had a laundry list of goodies to create. Everyone offered to help, which is amazing I know, but I couldn’t delegate design tasks to anyone but myself. And as each project was ticked off the list, I felt more and more like our wedding would really feel like us. I’m so happy with how everything turned out and I couldn’t be more excited to share it with you!
This news has been a long time coming…I mentioned last year that the hubs and I were thinking about a big move to the west coast, and we are finally making it happen!
At the end of June I will be packing up my midwest life, along with my midwest cats, to trek across the country and set up shop in San Francisco. No more snow bun or snow-anything for this girl! It’s going to be an adventure road trip to the most inspiring city I’ve ever been to. We can’t wait to see what California has in store for us and I can’t wait to tell you all about it! The first step in this process, though it may not seem like it, is finally showing you photos of our wedding — a day that marks the beginning of our adventure together.
Stay tuned, folks!
I recently found a new Etsy favorite while I was searching for the perfect congrats card for a friend’s new job — Paper and Pickles. All of the stationery is too cute! And I’m always looking to stock up on special occasion cards. You never know when you’ll need to send someone a congrats or thank you!
I have this unhealthy obsession with wedding stuff. Normally this would not be unhealthy, but under these circumstances…I have a problem. I just got married and I want to redesign my wedding over and over! Not because I’m unhappy with how it turned out — just wait, you’ll see :) — but because I loved the process! How fun to design paper goods for your very own party! But now, it’s time to check back into the present…I just don’t want to!
At least these invites could be for another occasion, or for a friend’s wedding perhaps?