Houston Pre-War and Classic Auto Museum Brochure

Auto Museum Brochure

Client: Business Extension Bureau

Format: 8 1/2″ x 11″ tri-fold brochure

Design Objective: Business Extension Bureau is an independently owned and operated mulit-channel marketing production company located in the Museum District of Houston, Texas. Their client, Houston Pre-War and Classic Auto Museum, needed a brochure to spread the word about their new museum and also highlight the services they provide to auto collectors would like to display their cars. The museum is also open to the general public. To learn more about the museum, visit their website Houston Pre-War and Classic Auto Museum

Postcard for PIGC Print Showcase


Client: Printing Industries of the Gulf Coast

Format: Event Postcard

Design Objective: Printing Industries of the Gulf Coast held the Print Showcase to highlight award winning printed pieces from the Graphic Excellence Awards. Members of the design community were invited to this summer evening event so they could learn more about print possibilities.

Invitation for 2013 Graphic Excellence Awards

GEA Invitation

Client: Printing Industries of the Gulf Coast

Format: Invitation

Design Objective: Each year Printing Industries of the Gulf Coast presents awards for excellence in printing. The theme for the 2013 Graphic Excellence Awards was “The Road to Excellence.” The invitation was designed using a special dimensional ink to give the license plate more depth. The inside of the invitation uses a screened map of the PIGC service area as a background.

Face Value

Sephora + Pantone Color IQ Color Matching

I think most women have had the experience of buying the wrong shade of makeup, and that can result in a less-than-perfect look and wasted money. The shade that looks so good in the bottle at the store can have a frightening effect under the bright lights of the bathroom!

Sephora (cosmetics) and Pantone (color matching systems for the graphic arts) have collaborated to develop a device that takes several images of your skin and compares them to 1,000 shades in Sephora’s Universal Skintone Library. This helps you decide which product will be the best match for your skin tone.

The color match technology was launched at Sephora 5 Times Square on July 26th. You might want to check with your local Sephora to see when it will be available near you.

It’s a great idea for someone like me who is always struggling to decide if I am Creamy Ivory or Light Bisque Porcelain. Science, art, and beauty have combined for some interesting new technology.

Read more about the system on Musings of a Muse beauty blog.

Colorful Clothing Map

Lands’ End Creates Fun Image and Video


I enjoy a catalog every now and then and this issue of Lands’ End caught my attention, so I thought I’d share. When I took a closer look at the catalog, I noticed a link to the video of how they created this image–fun to watch! It’s a nice touch that they add Wisconsin, their home state, at the end.

Upon closer inspection, I noted some interesting things. Texas is, of course, wearing a country-style plaid shirt. Pennsylvania is much more tropical than I remember from my snowy childhood (palm tree shirt). And, my visits to Kansas were never that much fun. (FUN shirt) Montana looks cozy (tan sweater)…maybe I’ll go there someday. I think the only thing that might make it more interesting would be for the clothing to be seasonal…a bikini for Hawaii and some nice warm scarves for the northern states. But this was a spring break ad, so I can appreciate the bright and vivid choices!

View the short video by clicking this link. Lands’ End Clothing Map