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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

Valentine bottles

Valentine bottles

Seriously had trouble coming up with a nice Valentine’s gift for my boyfriend, Jody. First of all, I am not a romantic person nor the type to put much thought into gifts but Jody is someone amazing so I figured I should think of something cute and mushy!! Or as my sister Kim puts it….embracing the cheese!!

So I pondered: wouldn’t it be cool to design my very own wine or lemonade bottle to fit our relationship? Make a gourmet picnic and surprise him for a nice lunch?

Things I needed for the bottles:

Now, I designed and printed out labels of a vector drawing I did of us. I am 5 feet tall and Jody (boyfriend) is a mere 6 foot 3 soooooo I drew the image of him towering over me. Printed on full page labels, cut to size and placed over the bottles.

I took Mod Podge, and brushed over the label and bottle over night. Thanks to Kim for this tip! Dried like a charm – cleaned bottles and added my juice with my trusty funnel!! And ta-da! Fancy customized bottles! My valentine for my dude!


He seemed to really dig the bottles and I had a great time making them!! Again, thanks to Kim for all the help <3!!

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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

Green Card work

Green Card work
  • 3 Different poster designs for Green Card
  • 110 lb. cover – semi gloss paper (to add a shine but not a glare)
  • cutting board
  • Printed our smaller flyers on 90 lb. cover – high gloss

Sorry for a late post!!! Okay I have been working with this local DJ here in Houston for about 2 years now… he just started a super group of collective sounds, including a drummer, saxophone player and guitarist. Part light show, part interactive band – really interesting and cool. They are called Green Card because well they are all non-American. Mishka is from Russia (DJ), Eli is from Israel (guitarist) etc etc…

Note: I also designed Green Card, DJ MikeC, Mishka, 3rDimenson and Illuminati’s logos!

Anyway here is a small collection of work I have done for them since their debut. I don’t have pics of the decals I made for Mishka’s laptops…coming soon!

First reveal was to mimic a fake green card and have the image of the front men hidden since they go by different DJ names.

Second flyer was for a Thanksgiving show, they became such a huge hit after their debut we had some nice action shot of the guys. This time we put the whole band.

The newest flyer is for a New Year’s Day show. I figured lets work with their pics, do something shiny and classic looking. Bright lights with tints of purple and green for the theme of Green Card. Back to basics only using the front men.

We are thinking of using a similar style for their cd cover. Also side note – I have been using invoice bubble for my invoicing…LOVE IT! AND you can now add the official Mind-Speaks twitter over here.

This post was written by:

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