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.

Flower Tag design

I recently bought 10 different types of flowers and pots to plant them in so I could add some colour to my backyard. After planting I was very upset at how crappy the flower tags were. I will not show the originals because they were that bad. They were all red, had a crazy huge logo and the text for each flower was small, upper case and white on red. These tags were more about the company who grew them than about the individual flowers. I had to change this – design tags that were all about the flowers and not me.

As a graphic designer and photographer I started with photographing my new flowers. After getting the photographs off my camera I had to select all the best photographs, about 10 minutes. I spent about 15 minutes getting a rough template together that has the shape, clipping mask all ready to go and the text in place. Using the ‘template’ and the selected photographs, typing in the name, changing colours etc took about 20 minutes for all the tags. So basically I made 10 flower tags in about 45 minutes. Below is 8 of the 10 tags:

flower tags designed by Kassandra

New flower tag design (on black to make the colours pop)

Once I printed them all I cut them out and laminated them and then cut them out (again). Below are the flower tags as they are displayed in the pots:

photographs of the flower tags designed by Kassandra in situ

photographs of the flower tags on display

I have already had some friends and family mistake these flower tags for being the tags that came with the flowers since they are so well designed and professional looking. I smile because this is what I do.

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.