09.24

Re-Imagine

2012

Change is a good thing. At least it can be. Here are some examples of some places where I think it is positive.

 

USA Today 

Check out this video for more information.

 

 

Wikipedia

Creative agency New!
chose to re-imagine one of the most important sites on the internet to make it more enjoyable and easy to use.

The Diet Coke can

Turner Duckworth re-imagined this iconic cultural symbol. Here is a quote from Brand New:

“No visual fizz, no gratuitous waves, no fake sweat drops. Just a big-ass Diet Coke logo. It’s amazing how instantly recognizable it is.”

Design students, this post is for you! Two Paperdolls is currently accepting applications for fall design internships. As a TPD intern you can expect opportunities to work on real design projects alongside our lead designers and learn a bit about the biz.

Responsibilities may include:

  • assisting designers with assignments
  • designing for our branding, social, and/or retail departments
  • comping projects for clients and our production team
  • attending client meetings
  • research
  • eating pizza and playing with puppies
  • blogging

 

Requirements:

  • comfortable working in a group as well as individually
  • great attention to detail
  • proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite (particularly Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign.)
  • able to meet tight deadlines and manage time appropriately
  • able to work 20-30 hours in a week, preferably on consecutive days
  • excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • self-motivated and self-sufficient
  • good craftsmanship
  • ability to multi-task and stay organized

We have a very limited number of positions available. To apply, send an email with the subject “Design Internship” with a PDF of your resume and portfolio to jennifer@twopaperdolls.com.

We recently bid adieu to an extraordinary intern, Arielle Goft. We asked her to reflect on her experience as a TPD intern to provide insight for applicants. Below is her response, and a seriously cool pair of letterpress prints she illustrated.

 

To all potential interns,

I spent my summer interning at Two Paperdolls and I’m just a tad bit jealous that you get the opportunity to do it now. I am currently starting my senior year at Penn State University as a graphic design student and my program requires students to complete a summer internship. I first heard of Two Paperdolls through PSU alumna and current designer, Melissa Ginsiorsky. After exploring TPD’s impressive work, I knew it was exactly the place I was looking for in terms of style and quality of design. My experience was more than I could have hoped for and by the end of the summer I wished I didn’t have to leave.

I had the chance to work with everyone in the office, but I spent most of the summer working closely with the social design team, including Jennifer James (Senior Designer), Melissa Ginsiorsky (Designer), and Nicole Banar (Director of Client Services). The entire TPD team was super welcoming and always willing to answer any of my questions. During my time there, I had the fortunate opportunity to complete several projects. I saw these projects from the beginning stages of client meetings and first proofs all the way to production. As an intern, it was exciting to go downstairs and see my designs produced by the in-house production and letterpress team.

If you are looking for an internship experience that allows you to work closely with talented designers and expand your skills, then Two Paperdolls is the place for you. Not only will you gain valuable real world experience, but you’ll have fun while doing it. It was truly an experience I will never forget.

Good Luck!

Arielle Goft

And here are some letterpress notecards she designed:

 

Thanks again, Arielle, for hanging out at the dollhouse this summer!

“I’m late, I’m late for a very important date!” White Rabbit Wedding is a company that created an App that allows brides-to-be and their photographers map out the “shooting-schedule” of the big day. A brilliant concept–the app, which will be available for download (for photographers) later this year will actually send a schedule and push notifications to all wedding-photograph participants so that your dear aunt Ida won’t go missing 10 minutes before her close up. 

 

09.20

Turkey Time

2012

The Haverford School Turkey Bowl is an annual event to strengthen the community and raise proceeds for Project Learn Belize. The family fun nature of the event needed an equally fun website with 2 goals in mind — provide event details and educate about Project Learn Belize.

 

 

This project also allowed us to try out a new Content Management System (CMS) call Statamic. It has a funny name that comes from combining the words “static” + “dynamic”. Unlike most CMSs that use a database to store all their information, Statamic uses static files to generate fully dynamic websites. What’s the big deal you say? Well, since the website doesn’t have to hit a database for information, it’s faster and fewer things can go wrong. Statamic also has a very simplified dashboard for clients to enter their information.

Go ahead. Visit the website and attend if you’re in the area!

09.19

Bring on the Braids

2012

Being a designer, I’m fascinated by how awesome things work. Being a female designer with long hair, that means braids. So many braids. From french to fishtail, waterfall and inside out, I can’t help but love them. They’re always tricky at first, but once you get past accidentally tying your hair in knots, braids can be utterly addicting.

via Girly Wedding

via Those Cali Summers

via Natalia Frigo 

via Whimsical Wonderland Weddings

via Whimsical Wonderland Weddings

via we <3 it

via Harper’s Bazaar

via Hair and Make-up by Steph

via Hair and Make-up by Steph

Well that’s all for now, folks. If you’d like to see more of my hairstyle aspirations, I’ll be pinning all about it right here. Have a stellar and stylish day!

This fabulous Chanel perfume bottle inspired menu is perfect for a fashionista’s big day! Designed by Jen James, this letterpress and die cut perfume bottle menu is anything but ordinary, showcasing a unique design created from our client’s initials.

“A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous.”- Coco Chanel

 

 

 

 

 

09.18

Oh Baby!

2012

As we’re getting ready to welcome a new baby, I’ve been dreaming up the perfect nursery for our bundle of joy. I’m inspired by all of the places we’ve been and sharing them with our baby!

Take a look at some of the things I’m hoping to see in my new baby’s nursery:

1. Dresser- Young America | 2. Glider- Giggle | 3. Stateside Maps- These Are Things | 4. Vintage Map Letter- FleaMarket Sunday | 5. Knitted Blood Orange Poof- CB2 | 6. Stamped Scalloped Rug- Urban Outfitters | 7. Tripod Floor Lamp- Target  | 8. Silk Aviator Map Cushions- Atelier 688 | 9. Hoyne Pendant Lamp- Crate & Barrel | 10. World Map Wall Decal- Cool Wall Art | 11. Kudos Crib- Young America | 12. VIPP Diaper Pail- Giggle | 13. Yellow Cram’s Imperial World Globe- Charlie’s Nest

Being a self proclaimed “foodie” I’m always looking for something new and original to create. Finger food, sloppy or otherwise, is always a hit with my friends and family. So with it being football season and all, what better way to celebrate than with a quick & easy, delicious treat for everyone! Combining all of my favorite things; bacon, cheese, butter and ranch sauce, this Pull Apart Bread is sure to have everyone talking—and asking for another batch!

Images and recipe from Plain Chicken

 

 

Following the recipe below, you too can make and enjoy this AMAZING appetizer! Go on now.. create! And remember, you can’t spell ‘create’ without ‘eat’.

 

 

1 unsliced loaf of (round is preferable) sourdough bread
8-12 oz cheddar cheese, thinly sliced
3 oz bag Oscar Mayer Real Bacon bits
1/2 cup butter, melted
1 Tbsp Ranch dressing mix

Using a sharp bread knife cut the bread going both directions. Do not cut through the bottom crust. Place slices of cheese in between cuts. Sprinkle bacon bits on bread, making sure to get in between cuts. Mix together butter and Ranch dressing mix. Pour over bread. Wrap in foil the entire loaf in foil and place on a baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes. Unwrap. Bake for an additional 10 minutes, or until cheese is melted.

 

via Merry with Children

Yesterday was an absolutely spectacular day. The sun was shining, the birds were chirping, and we were out basking in the glorious late summer day in Ardmore! As always, Clover Market was chock full of treasures and we had an absolute blast!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks so much to all of you who dropped by – it was great to see you! And if you missed out on the fun this time, not to worry! There are two more Clover Market dates coming up this fall: October 14th and November 4th. Mark your calendars and we’ll see you next time!

This morning, I’m inspired by Studio Output’s creative take on Nickelodeon’s SpongeBob Squarepants. From the designers: “ The designs are based around a grid system, with interlocking geometric shapes which create a versatile graphic style.”

Take a look at how these guys created a design that can be adjusted to fit just about any function. All images can be found on Studio Output’s case study.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here’s to a funky, colorful week.