Thursday, July 31, 2008

Friends in High Places

Today  I have to brag on two talented and generous individuals. 

Greg Vaughn, a former coworker and current friend, is an incredibly talented graphic designer and artist. He's done everything from installation-type art in his home and packaging design to funky chicken wire-covered party invitations and marketing brochures. He's versatile with design and so much fun! Greg is also an amazing home stager, but I will leave that for a future entry.

Since Greg's eye and artistic touch are so incredible, I asked him if he would design our wedding invitations and other collateral. Not only did he accept, he acted excited about it! Now, thanks to Greg, Dan and I have an array of personalized wedding collateral items, such as a blank piece of stationery, the invitation, directions, the response card and so forth. 

In hearing about Greg's work, Cara Kass of Hi Tech Imaging said she would print all these items for us. Cara was one of my favorite vendors when I was at Rock-Tenn Company (her company's  presses printed our employee newsletter/magazine).

The three of us got together a few weeks ago and we've just had the most fun time. I can't wait to see what everything looks like in finished form... and I am so thankful that work contacts turned into so much more, as I truly adore Greg and Cara. 

(Above image is of the response cards Greg crafted. Click to see a larger version and note our subtle initials in the background and the custom wine glass look to go along with our vineyard wedding. I need to add an "h" to the end of "eight" - but after that, we're good to go!)


Mirabelle said...

So neato!

Jessica said...

Beautiful! Way to work your network. ;)

moeko said...

wow - i'm jealous!