Sneak Peek: Grad Portraits

Celebrating Raiquel's achievements with a dreamy photoshoot in the secret garden a.k.a Prospect Park in Redlands, Ca. Here's a sneak peek of some of the photos we took today. More to come!

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Rosa 22 Lapel Pins

Excited to share my first set of lapel pins for a new product launch coming this fall.

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These designs are to promote brand awareness and serve as conversation starters for mixologists and lapel pin collectors/enthusiasts.

Bottle Illustration: Bree Mena

Art Direction & Design: Nicole Orona

Pin Production: Signature Pins

Signed, Sealed, & Delivered

Below are our save-the-dates inspired by our love for books and fairytales. We decided to go with a two-piece save-the-date because we realized all the old folks (if not every one) love to stick these sort if things on their refrigerators. 

Also, can I just say how great it is to be your own client? Being one's own client is a great way to break the mundane 9-5 routine full of revisions after revisions and pending approvals. Sometimes one needs to just design for oneself & just have fun with it!

I believe in giving credit where credit is due so here it is:

Concept & Design: Nicole Orona (that's me!)  

Photographer: Matthew Reiter

Print Production: Got Print

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Portia & Chris

Portia is a dear friend of mine that got engaged around the same time as I did. Being the awesome friend I am, I offered to design her save the dates for her and her fiancé.  

There wasn't any challenge here, thanks to Pinterest there's a ton of inspiration out there. Portia and Chris are having a destination wedding in the Dominican Republic. Out of which, I sent her the follow examples (found on various posts on Pinterest)  :

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Luckily for me, the couple wasn't indecisive. They agreed to go with the "Pack Your Bags" concept. With any design, I strive to make it unique even when referencing existing work. I wanted to put some personality in the wording and the couple loved it. 

I also added some dimension with layering the background layers over the suitcase. As a finishing touch I added a luggage tag with the couple's initials.  

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And lastly, to keep the travel theme going and saving a few extra bucks, we decided to  making this design into a postcard. 

Special thanks to Portia & Chris for letting me be part of their wedding journey. Congratulations to you both!

Cheers!