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New Custom Illustration Packages!

Custom Illustration Packages by Joanna Baker

Hooray, hooray! I’ve been meaning to update my website for awhile now with more information about the custom illustration process. And today’s the day that it’s ready to debut on my site! Click the custom illustration tab on my top menu to learn about how the commission process works, browse custom illustration packages, and submit the custom illustration questionnaire to receive a personalized quote for your project within 48 business hours. Woohoo!

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Thank You, Mr. President…

The First Family, Illustration by Joanna Baker

So much love and gratitude for this wonderful family…

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Bridal Week…

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This past week has been extra beautiful and romantic with bridal week coverage taking over my Instagram feed… from Marchesa to Oscar de la Renta, seeing these gorgeous gowns makes me want to get married all over again! Well maybe not the planning part but definitely the dress-up part =)

I was trying to figure out which gowns to sketch from the shows and then I came across this photo on Carolina Herrera’s Facebook page. Don’t you just love her? She’s absolutely stunning and her work is just as exquisite.

Every once in awhile she would stop by the J.Crew Collection store on Madison when I used to work there and we would be completely beside ourselves. She’s even more elegant in person and such an inspiration. If you haven’t had a chance, be sure to check out the bridal gowns from her latest collection and follow her on Instagram for behind the scenes snaps. Trust me, it’s so worth it!

xoxo
~Joanna <3

Projects… Projects…

I can’t believe that summer is nearly over… it will be September before we know it! I’ve been working up a storm on a few design and illustration projects, one in particular for my website that I’m super excited about (and have been staying up into the wee hours of the night working on!) But until that’s ready to reveal, I wanted to share a project I finished awhile back that I can finally post on the blog!

Back in January, the lovely Erin behind the super cool sewing blog Seamstress Erin reached out to me about designing her wedding invitations. She was in the thick of wedding planning, I had just gotten married not even a month before, and we were both in a wedding state of mind. I was really excited to work on her design!

Erin is not your traditional bride and she had some clever ideas for her wedding invites. Her wedding dress was no less than the perfect shade of pale pink and she needed to have a unique and memorable invitation. She decided to rewrite some very famous song lyrics and wanted illustrations to go along with them for the front of the card. And on the back, an illustration of the barn where the reception was being held along with all the wedding details. The RSVP’s were postcard style fill-in-the-blank mad libs. So adorable.

The whole process made me realize how much I LOVE weddings… even 8 months later I still get giddy when I hear of someone getting engaged. I don’t even really have to know them but I suddenly want to help them plan it all out. And I really do know a thing or two about the planning part if I do say so myself. =)

Just getting to see a glimpse into someone’s special day and help make a small part of it come to life as they imagined really feels good. Happy wedding day, Erin & Adam, I hope it was even better than you dreamed!

~Joanna <3

Models, Models…

Aside from the gorgeous clothes, makeup, hair, and flashing lights… New York Fashion Week is all about the models. Suddenly the city is filled with them and you know that fashion week is upon us.

I found this face study I did of Karlie Kloss awhile back that never made it to the blog and thought it was fitting for a fashion week post. This girl’s got some serious staying power… and she’s not about to let up yet! Happy NYFW everyone!!

~Joanna <3