I have a few new kid’s birthday party invitations now for sale over on Minted this week! Kids illustration is always a favorite of mine, so this challenge was particularly fun for me.
When I designed “Mod Conductor“, I wanted to create a train invitation for girls. I love that there are companies out there who are trying to get more girls interested STEM fields (have you seen THIS?!), and this invitation and color palette aimed to acknowledge that. Girls can be into trains AND like pink. It’s totally cool, didn’t you know?
“Mid-Mod First Facts” is an invitation to celebrate your little one’s first year of life! This is a fun one, as all the fields are completely customizable. Think of it as “baby’s first infographic”. Because that’s what
one-year-olds new parents get excited about.
I originally created this “Little Explorer” invitation suite for my best friend as a baby shower invitation, but I loved it so much and got such positive feedback that I wanted to be able to share it. My friend decorated her nursery in a vintage Disney theme, and design was inspired by vintage Disneyland posters, particularly those from Tomorrowland. I wanted to give a little nod to those designs from the 1950′s in the shape of the rocket ship and the half-tone pattern of the cloud, while keeping the typography current. I hope you like it as much as I do. It’s one of my favorites.
Finally, I illustrated a fun/whimsical/hopefully not creepy magician for my “Abracadabra” invitation. Magician Maurice and his magical bunny Jeeves. Don’t ask him for his secrets. You don’t want to know.
Thanks for checking out my work everyone. It really means so much to me to be able to put my work out there in the hopes that it makes even one person smile. That’s really why I do this. And because I like drawing freaky party characters. It’s a win/win.