Mija | Mind Speaks – creative blog

Hughes Hangar

Hughes Hangar

I freelance under the name Domo Box with my dude. We were hired to come up with different concepts for their Halloween bash. I just wanted to posted the collaboration. I did the print, and flyer work and my dude did the illustration work for both concepts.

First concept is art nouveau style to mimic an old wine label.

The second concept we provided was to have a more playful style. The club is adjacent to Howard Hughes’ graveyard so we played the graveyard theme up a bit.

Which concept do you like more? Option A or Option B?

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mijaMIJA VERA - (view all posts by Mija)
Mija has been a designer for the last ten years. She is a paper obsessed fiend and loves working on new projects while listening to her daughter and cat chatter around the house. You can email her at mija@mind-speaks.com

Stationary

Stationary

Recently I moved onto more personal and freelance jobs. I went ahead and tried to make little cute stationary and thank you cards for my sister Kim. She is going to be starting up school again at U of H and I thought this would be a nice gift to have waiting for her return. Although since I am posting the pics on here….I guess it is not a surprise anymore. BUT I needed to post something for August annnnnnnd so there you have it! Everything is made in vector style to match her blog layout I made last year.


Everything is super tiny and runs with green color theme plus die cut edges. I am obsessed with matching things up!

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mijaMIJA VERA - (view all posts by Mija)
Mija has been a designer for the last ten years. She is a paper obsessed fiend and loves working on new projects while listening to her daughter and cat chatter around the house. You can email her at mija@mind-speaks.com

Graduation time!

Graduation time!

Its been a whole year of Mind-speaks.com and we do have some ideas for the new year. We plan on starting to do some craft festivals and events so if all goes well people might be able to buy prints and knitted items from us.

OK – lets start with the official post. Graduation is around the corner and mom wanted me make Kat’s commencement announcement invites. She ordered and paid for mine/Kim’s when we finished High School and the total cost us a few hundred bucks. Mom asked me to do these on a budget. No problem!!

  • I picked out a linen bright white paper (80lb)
  • Frosted Vellum Paper
  • Bright white A7 Envelopes
  • Midnight Blue 80 lb text paper for envelope lining

I took the bright white paper – printed a vector image of Kat’s mascot (pirate) and printed a vivid cover with her name and graduating year (2011). Scored and folded them. Printed the invite info (time, date etc…) inside on vellum (vector type as well). I took my favorite new tool – tape runner (invisible!) and taped the vellum with text on top of the pirate, since the tape is invisible it doesn’t show under the vellum which rocks!!


NEXT – I started to use my handy template for envelope liners – traced A7 liners on the midnight paper. Took my tape runner and taped them inside of my bright white envelopes. Ta-da! I also made her name cards to go with her senior pics I took. All in all – paper costs and supplies were 62 bucks! Whoooosh!

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mijaMIJA VERA - (view all posts by Mija)
Mija has been a designer for the last ten years. She is a paper obsessed fiend and loves working on new projects while listening to her daughter and cat chatter around the house. You can email her at mija@mind-speaks.com