invoice design

My new invoice design. This was designed in Libre Office Calc aka Excel. The top and bottom are pictures created in Illustrator.  It picks up values from a pivot table and has made my life better. The pattern down the side is cells with fills. Suffice to say this was not an easy piece of design to work with but I am very happy with the outcome.

 

invoice for lakazdi, kassandradesigns, kassandra bowers, design, typesetting, freelance,

 

 


diptych paintings

Series called:

Designed to make Harry’s “Red” couches stand out.

Panel A, Panel B

Designed to make Harry's "red" couches stand out. Diptych painting series painted by Kassandra Bowers Lakazdi spray paint drips bold colour primary black blue yellow multiple

Designed to make Harry's "red" couches stand out. Diptych painting series painted by Kassandra Bowers Lakazdi spray paint drips bold colour primary black blue yellow multiple

Detail

 

These were commissioned by Harry to fill a few prerequisites:

  • could not be too big in the room but big enough to fill a full wall
  • had to create contrast in his lounge with red-brown-maroon colour palette
  • could be versatile enough to be changed at will – not a static diptych
  • modern and interesting
  • simple
  • blur the lines between art and design

Each panel is a 50 x 90 cm pre-made canvas. The relationship between colours employees Fibonacci numbers for balance. Due to using this number set each panel is balanced and when adding the panels to each other in any formation continued the number set.


CD cover art

Last year I was asked by a musician to do a photo shoot and to create a stylised vector drawing of him for the cover of his upcoming CD. Long story short: the three versions of the illustration never saw the light of day until now.

Since the design remains my intellectual property I can show you the stylised vector of the unnamed musician:

a musician that will not be named since they were an uncooperative client who wanted to rip me off

Three versions of the stylised vector ready for the CD cover

 

For what it is worth: I chose the bottom of the three versions for the cover and placed all the required text in the white space and it looked amazing.


website wallpapers

From my Archive: 2007

When I was studying at university there was a to-do list that went on forever. Since I was studying computer-based art and design I have some useful skills up my sleeve and I spent heaps of time on my computer. It made sense to have a digital to-do list. I managed to “dig up” a few of these website wallpapers I made to combat the list:

website wallpaper links picture text

website wallpaper example

website wallpaper links picture text

website wallpaper example 2

These website wallpapers comprised of:

  • whatever image I was fascinated with for the week or I made my own to fascinate myself for the next week
  • links to programs most often used
  • links to exact files stored on my hard drive (saved so much time)
  • step by step to-do list for every class
  • whichever typeface fascinated me the most at the time (the two examples I found use Brushed)

I updated these every other day to cross out things and made a whole new one most weekends. Sometimes I started with a table for each day sometimes it was grouped into classes.

These website wall papers were a great way to continue developing my HTML website making skill set and by using Window’s active desktop setting I made something that was easier to navigate then my operating system.


Friendship Bracelets

I bought a book recently about how to make friendship bracelets – the woven kind with your name written into the bracelets. I have wanted to know how to make them for years and I was so happy to find a book about it (reduced) that included light and dark purples (my favourite colour).

I made one for myself – If you can’t be your own friend you cannot be a friend to others.
(I did  not get a good photograph before I had it tied to my wrist quite permenantly)

I decided to make a friendship bracelet – well more of a keyring or bookmark for my friend Lauren.

This is how it all turned out:

Friendship Bracelet made for Lauren by Kassandra

Lauren's friendship bracelet

I would make these for my guy friends but I am unsure if they would wear them.  I guess now this skill is a little trick up my sleeve and I could always make these for anyone and possibly make a small amount of money out of the skill.


Woollen … thing

I felt like making something with my hands. I remember making these woollen things as a child – on a much smaller scale with paddle pop sticks. To begin I went into my backyard to find a couple of good sized sticks. Then I went through my mum’s wool collection and found rements of wool to use. Then I started securing the sticks and looping the wool around the sticks, over and over again until I finished.  I quickly made an information graphic (using Kassandra Designs Signature Typeface I have designed) to explain what I did.

Kassandra design illustrating method

How to make the woollen thing.

I have taken plenty of photographs of the final product. Here is two – one is how I suggest it is displayed (stuck in the ground) and a close up of the centre.

woollen thing by Kassandra - photograph and design by Kassandra

The Woollen ... Thing.

I used purples and blues and a row of black between the two. It looks great and I kept my hands busy for a few hours while I made it.