Skillshare Class - FTW!
Last week our Intro to UI design Skillshare class came to an end. It was pretty scary teaching a class for the first time, but the ease of Skillshare made everything a little less terrifying. In the end, the students were absolutely spectacular and their projects were even more amazing! As part of the curriculum we are to choose our favorite 3 projects from the class. After a ton of deliberation, we had it narrowed down to 3 (pictured above). There are so many great projects that we want to feature them all. Take a look at the winning and runner up projects. Click onto their projects and give them feedback if you’d like!
San Franola by Jensen Luther
Mother Tongue by Ria Mcllwraith
DogDates by Nikki Lee
The Find by David Broderick
Swizzle by Emma Holder
J.B. Signature Soaps by David Poninski
Cupcaked by Eva Black
Gringo by Adam Lorber
Enjoy! From Tuesday and the rest of the Ghostly Ferns team.
It’s officially Spring today! I made this lil’ desktop wallpaper for you to celebrate. Download the large file here.
(P.S. Use that only for your desktop! It’s fun to share, but don’t steal it!)
As many of you may, or may not, know…we’ve expanded our team at Ghostly Ferns to four! We now have an in-house developer and studio manager. These two fabulous additions will keep things running much more smoothly. We’re so excited to have Michael and Brooke on board!
See our information page for more on everyone. (plus info on our awesome collaborators)
New York Happenings: Mirror Universe Release.
Hey New Yorkers! We’re super excited about the release party for Mirror Universe’s 35th project “Whatever It Is You’re Doing Now.”
The show features one of our favorite NY bands, Holy Sweat, as well as some talent from South Carolina.
Mark it on your calendars, we’ll be there!
Flyer by our Tuesday Bassen
Studio Crush: Kelly English of Cheeriup
Despite Kelly being my first (and favorite!) Graphic Design instructor, I can confidently say that I am un-biased in my glowing review of her new venture— CHEERIUP, a Minneapolis-based company that makes bespoke “Thickets”!
Kelly wove her first “thicket,” made of naturally collected Minnesota willow branches, for her daughter in their backyard. Luckily for the rest of us, she recently launched this totally sweet and inventive line of woven habitats for kids, adults, and *gasp* pets alike. I think my kitty Mischka might need a thicket of her very own…
Happy Apocalypse from us at Ghostly Ferns/Studio Sweet Studio!
Decoratin’ with Affordable Art
As you all know. We love affordable, original art. From our redesign of Buy Some Damn Art to the pieces we own in our homes from friends! Yesterday, a friend tipped me off to a (new to us) source of amazingly priced art, UGallery. I’m a huge fan of abstract art and have been wanting to splurge for quite some time on a beautiful piece full of color and texture. I’ve narrowed it down to 5 (see above). Which should I choose? I think I may go with #2. It’s a steal at only $375. The best part? UGallery allows you to test drive the art in your home. If you don’t love it, you can send it back! I love noncommittal buying scenarios.
UPDATE: UGallery just contacted me and is offering our readers a 15% discount. Yeehaw. Enter “sweet15” at checkout.
All images courtesy of UGallery
We illustrated a handy pocked sized Rum Cocktail Hour book. Happy drinking to you!
Outtakes: Cotton and Cloud
Here are some of the illustrations from our branding process with Cotton & Cloud. If you’d like to see the final product, take a trek over to cottonandcloud.com!
Just Launched: POSH Chicago
This week we launched our ecommerce design for P.O.S.H., an amazing shop in Chicago! They sell antique and vintage silver, dinnerware, glassware, flea market finds and unique gift items. Amazing one-of-a-kind stuff and awesome gifties! We designed this in partner with This Paper Ship on the illustrations. Check it out.