I was lucky enough to witness two major events in family members' lives this year. First, my boyfriend's sister got married. And second, my dad celebrated his 60th birthday. I was heavily involved in both events mainly because I designed the invitations. I like doing graphic design projects more and more. I usually only do them for personal things, but I would love to start doing actual client work.
This is the front and back of the wedding invitation for my boyfriend's sister's wedding:
I collaborated on this one with my boyfriend. He's an artist as well. I did the text and layout while he did the illustrations. The three ovals in the middle were sticker designs that were printed out and stuck onto the bags of Costa Rican coffee that were given away as souvenirs to all the wedding guests.
And here they are printed out:
Not the best photos, but I just wanted to include this. They look great in person. Roughly 5"x7".
Here are the invites I made for my dad's surprise 60th birthday party:
I did all the artwork and layout on these ones. And here they are printed out with the green envelopes I bought to go with them:
By the way, the surprise was a huge success. My dad is a smart guy but not very observant at times, so it wasn't too difficult to keep all the planning hidden from him. Great times were had by all!