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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Goat Illustrations

During the Summer of 2015 I worked as an Orientation Coordinator for St. Edward's University. My responsibilities were mostly to act as the team's graphic designer. One of the things I had to create were individual symbols to represent each Student Orientation Leader's group name. I greatly enjoyed illustrating goats and finding creative ways to demonstrate the goat puns* the Student Orientation Leaders came up with.

*One group is a cow because he wanted to focus on Sorin Oak a notable symbol on campus.

 I Knew You Were Topper

I Knew You Were Topper

 Topper the mornin' to you

Topper the mornin' to you

 Goat Milk?

Goat Milk?

 How I Met Your Topper

How I Met Your Topper

 Guardians of the Hilltop

Guardians of the Hilltop

 Globe Toppers

Globe Toppers

 Gilmore Goats

Gilmore Goats

 Whatever Floats Your Goat

Whatever Floats Your Goat

 GOATees

GOATees

 Game of Goats

Game of Goats

 Goat Busters

Goat Busters

 House of Goats

House of Goats

 Sorin Super Cow

Sorin Super Cow

 showsTOPPERS

showsTOPPERS

 Go Go Gadget Goats

Go Go Gadget Goats

 Keep it Stedsy

Keep it Stedsy