freelancypants: divine smite

by lizzie & isaiah on November 15, 2011 · 6 comments

We recently branded a weapons site called Divine Smite recently. Should I repeat myself? Too weird?

Nah. It was a fun project. They were determined to have an epic, royal-inspired crest as their brand. We thought: Yikes. We haven’t seen a decent looking crest in a while. Most crests look like this.

We had a chance to do something outside our usual zone of comfort, and separate a guns site from the rest of their competitors with a brand that, we hope, stands out in their industry.


freelancypants: chevron bridal shower invitations

by lizzie & isaiah on November 5, 2011 · 10 comments

We only have a sneak peek so far of a bridal shower invitation we put together for our friend Nichole. More coming soon!


noel christmas postcards

by lizzie & isaiah on November 4, 2011 · 14 comments

We found something awesome out about our apartment. It has the yellowest lighting that has ever existed. We can’t take a photo of our work to save our lives. We need lights now. And a white background. And who wants to pay for all of that? I guess we will. Hmph.

We’ll show more of the holiday postcards we put together for family when we can take better photos. I’m not one to talk about Christmas before Thanksgiving, but we had to order them, wait for them to be printed, shipped, etc. so it’s forgivable, right?


freelancypants: la fiesta de despedida de soltera

by lizzie & isaiah on October 12, 2011 · 15 comments

You know Ms. Bunny. I know you do. She asked us recently to design invitations for her friend’s bachelorette party. We had a blast with the theme and, obviously, Ms. Bunny was a pleasure to work with. You can read her recap and see more photos on Bunnies’n'Beagles.


freelancypants: glen ellyn public library

October 3, 2011

We’re from Aurora, Illinois. I’ve told you that. Close to Aurora is the city of Glen Ellyn and that city’s public library needed a new logo. They wanted something modern. They were in luck because we love modern. We couldn’t have been happier to participate in branding the library in a city so close to [...]

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the spaces we work in

September 29, 2011

Lauren of Better in Real Life asked us about our workspace on her visiting artists series. We were pretty excited when she did because we had just, as in…the day before she asked…rearranged our space. Before we rearranged everything, that vintage rolling chalkboard? The huge one? Well, there were two of them blocking off 1/2 [...]

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freelancypants: m for maldonado

September 28, 2011

Isaiah’s latest project was to make us an “M” for Maldonado. I think he’s trying to make me feel better about not loving any combination of my first name with a) my last name b) his last name c) my middle name d) all of the above. It worked. We’re putting this baby above the [...]

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geek out: kind of a mess

September 9, 2011

In the process of trying to find a new name for ourselves and rebrand this little shindig, my friend Alyssa (Kind of a Mess) mentioned she had a project on her hands as well. She wanted to redesign her blog and a couple of other things – the only thing we ended up doing was [...]

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honesty & change: taking freelancing to the next step

August 29, 2011

Nothing will kick your ass in gear to learn more about time management than when you land a boatload of clients at once. We have a lot of personal projects on our plate – such as redesign this mess that you’re looking at right now and get a business license and new cards and there [...]

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dream killah

August 23, 2011

Isaiah and I are creative freelancers. We have sent many an RFP (request for proposal) and received plenty of emails that read, “I like your style, you’re just not right for this project.” We call those emails, collectively, The Man. Sometimes The Man raineth upon us. Or shiteth upon us, whatever floats your boat. We’re [...]

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