Design Freebie | Hello Lovely Desktop + Tablet Background

Design Freebie | Hello Lovely Desktop + Tablet Background

My full-time job is being a graphic designer for Kelly's Kids a children's clothing company. The office had a recent makeover as we prepared to host Conference for our new sister brand, Wildflowers. For a couple days, our consultants who would be selling Wildflowers clothing came and were trained on the clothes, how the direct selling process will work, and they got to build friendships with one another. Since we decorated the whole office, even the bathroom got a little face lift! Being inspired by a dish that now sits on a shelf of the bathroom, I created this desktop and tablet background. I've been experimenting with watercolors recently, and I also started using a water brush. 

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S. Nordlund Studio | Custom Logo

S. Nordlund Studio | Custom Logo

I remember that moment when Stephanie and I were talking about her Etsy shop and selling her work. We were both in Austin at the time and lounging by my apartment complex's pool. It was both of our senior years - her's with the graduate program at University of Texas and mine with St. Edward's University. We were talking about all sorts of things (plans for both of our graduations, what we'll do in the real, why the pool was green - I lived in a really great *cheap* place at the time). We started to talk about art, and that's when Stephanie told me she was considering opening an Etsy shop to sell her illustrations. Even at that point when she was dabbling with the idea, she talked about creating illustration for children.

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Hold onto Hope

A sketchbook is a place to document your most inner thoughts and feelings. This is a peek into mine.I have this love for hand lettering and typography. I wanted to experiment using men and pen in a composition without erasing the pencil after it was all done. The roses are there because (1) I can actually draw roses and (2) they appear hopeful.

Keep your chin up. Everything will be ok. Remember the good. Hold onto hope. Hope for goodness in life. Things may not be going your way right now, but they will. Just keep your chin up. This phrase has been running through my head as I finish up my college career and get ready to enter the "adult world." I am facing the what seems like unending job search, and grapple with the fact that I am closing a part of my life. I have been in school since I was 5 years old and am now ending those years of formal learning. I hold onto the hope that I will find a job, that I will love what I do, and that I will still create.