During October I had the privilege of being a part of Kelly’s journey of opening her own Candle shop. This process included making her design become reality. Even as someone who knows how to use creative tools, I understand the struggle of getting your vision onto paper or the screen.
About Nomad Candles & Co.
Nomad Candles & Co. opened their Etsy store in Fall 2016 with their signature scent of Indian Sandalwood. They sell 3 different sizes: 8oz, 12oz, & 16oz. You can visit their Etsy to learn more!
My handmade soy candles are made at home with my business partner in crime. They are hypo-allergenic, made with 100% soy from soy bean oil. They are hand-poured into 3 select size glass jars. I encorporate crackling wooden wicks to help create an cozy cabin atmosphere. My hope is that the variety of scents inspired by nature will encourage you to explore new places and seek adventure. – Kelly
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- how to use brushes in Adobe Illustrator (AI)
- what online meeting tool worked best (Webex Meeting)
- how to communicate/translate ideas and designs
- designing with versions
- the importance of a backup/sharing cloud (Dropbox)
There were several designs from start to finish with the same concept in mind throughout. I was able to take the initial drawings and ideas Kelly had and translate them into a clean vector graphic in Adobe Illustrator. There were several modifications between which style of arrows and which fonts visually went for the style she had in mind.
Our collaboration tools included: Facebook Messenger, Text, Dropbox, Pintrest, and Webex Meetings
See some of the stamp drafts below:
While working on the logo there were pieces that could be done multiple ways. In the end I concluded that texture overlays were best to do in Adobe Photoshop (AP) since the files in AI were much larger when applying the overlay mask there. For the finals the AI files were plain black and all other edits were done in AP for simplicity and file size.
For the final products I included a package of images designed for specific social media sites. For example, a Facebook cover image. Overall, I enjoyed working with Kelly to create the logo and am happy to know that I helped her vision go from paper to screen.