Welcome to Little Lime Creative - a full-service design agency owned and operated by me, Katy, Art Director and Graphic Design rock star. What separates Little Lime Creative from the rest? It's that splash of something extra.
I don't mean to brag but (actually yes I do), here are a few accounts I've had the pleasure of working on.
Because I Can
All work and no play makes for a very dull creative day. I totally just came up with that. These are pieces I did just for fun because sometimes you need to design without being asked to make the logo bigger.
Inspired by Neil Gaiman's Sandman comics, I wanted to personify the "Dream" character differently than he did. As a result, my interpretation is a much softer, whimsical, and light hearted looking character.
I found the "LIFE" artwork on an artist website I used to visit. The artist had it in white letters on a teal background. I thought the idea was very moving but the way in which the artist portrayed it didn't do it justice. I found some textures, played around with layer techniques and colors to come up with a more visually striking look to suit the meaning.
When artists do a self portrait they typically do it of the way they look, I did one of my characteristics. The girl is naked to represent vulnerability, but the tiger stripes represent that she's still fierce. Her angel wings signify she's dedicated to do-gooding. She has a flute tattoo on her arm because my musical abilities are a part of me, like my right arm. A pencil behind her ear for the artist in me and the flood of red in the background signifies my passionate nature.
One of my close friends had a birthday and I wanted to make her something special.
A friend was having a house party and I thought it would be neat to do a poster design for it.
The year I received my Bachelor's Degree is the year the economy tanked, 2009. I got laid off of my first three jobs out of college in a row due to this. Yeah not exactly what you expect after years of hard work and thousands of dollars spent when you finally get to hold that pretty new piece of paper in your hand. The most terrifying part was that my worst fear had come true, the fear of - now what? Up until you graduate there's always a clear path to follow. But what happens when the sidewalk ends and it's just a grassy plain?
I was unemployed for almost a year, applying to job after job, attending a handful of interviews when it dawned on me - I can't rely on anyone else for a job so I'll have to rely on myself. That's when I made Little Lime Creative. I thought I'd brand myself and start working as a freelancer.
Within two weeks of putting up my site, I was called for three interviews and landed my first freelance gig for the international franchise, Zoup! Fresh Soup Company, that turned into a full-time job. I stayed there for a few years but decided I liked the freedom and flexibility of freelancing so I left to go solo once more.
Since I've been freelancing I've worked at ad agencies such as Campbell-Ewald, MARS, and Push22. I've also worked for a variety of marketing agencies and print shops as well. But I think the thing I value most about myself is my tenacity. When I want something, I go for it and most importantly I Don't. Give. Up. That's ingrained in me - it's who I am and how I work. If something doesn't work the first time I will find a way to make it work!
Super Cool Blog
Click below to check out more of my charismatic dialog and mind-blowing artwork on my 365 Creativity project, Inspiration of the Week, and other musings.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
"Katy was responsible for all the creative and graphics for our brand marketing and franchisees' ads. She showed a very high attention to detail and kept the high standards alive during her time at Zoup!, we benefited from having her on our team. We were sad to see Katy leave and encouraged her to live her passion."
President, Zoup! Fresh Soup Co.