As a pattern designer, I am always thrilled to see how my work is going to look on real life products. I am even more excited when it resonates with the brand’s voice. Recently I received some styled shoots from The Call of Summer, an online brand making gorgeous swimwear for women.Read More
The beginning of the year started with some noticeable changes. I hope those changes are for the best, but I still need some time to accept them and adjust accordingly.Read More
Download a calendar for January 2017.Read More
There is one thing I am really bad at, and it’s keeping gifts a surprise. At the end of December, my husband and I are going to celebrate our anniversary, so I decided to write him a love letter. I started to prepare it quite in advance, and I knew that it would be hard to keep it a secret. By the time the ink dried, my excitement was already unmanageable. I know, I know, there is something wrong with me, but I can’t wait until the official day to give my gifts. Why wait? The celebrations are usually fun anyway. Receiving a gift unexpectedly (not because it’s time to) makes the whole moment more joyful and exciting. Moreover, similar to that idea of life being short as the reason to start your meal with a dessert, I believe that we don't have to wait for some special day to show our love and appreciation (and to give gifts). Any day is good enough for that.
Drawing something festive for winter holidays has always been a fun and exciting activity for me, so over time I've gathered a decent collection of Christmas lettering designs. Even though it's a little bit late to release a new Christmas-related product, I still decided to share this collection with you. This lettering bundle contains phrases, quotes, and sayings in three different languages: English, French, and Russian (all designs are available in vector format). Most of the time white overlays are the best on pictures, so for every lettering piece I've created a white PNG file with a transparent background. This will make the editing process much faster and easier for you. If you have any quote or phrase suggestions, feel free to leave a comment below or contact me directly by email. I would be glad to update my collection and make it even better. Stay warm and don't forget to enjoy the season!
This time a free monthly calendar comes with a printable version!Read More
Christmas is approaching fast, so I’d love to share with you some free printable Christmas tags.Read More
Over the last few weeks I was working on my portfolio and now I'm glad to share some of my new calligraphy projects. One of the most challenging parts was working with different types of paper. I found that every paper has its own mood, its own particular statement, which should be matched and highlighed with a style of writing. Most of the times it's impossible to write a classic Copperplate on a textured paper, since all letters (and especially thin lines) become too shaky. But the same textured paper might be great for a more relaxed calligraphy style with bouncing letters and a certain level of inconsistency. As a calligrapher I can choose the paper, but the paper will choose the style of my calligraphy. Or at least it will greatly influence my writing. I realized that working with different paper is pushing me out of my comfort zone and towards trying new styles and exploring some more expressive writing. And I'm looking forward to doing so.
October is almost over and I'm ready to share a free calendar for November with you, guys. Also I would be really glad to get some feedback. Maybe you'd like to get a printable version? Maybe a monthly planner? Let me know your preferences! I will be glad to adjust my freebies and create something that you actually need. Feel free to share your ideas in a comment or just make few clicks below and press the button “Submit.”
A new Christmas collection is available on Creative Market.Read More