venamour

I've been an admirer of Lisa Hedge's design and art direction work for a long time. I love her aesthetic and the detail in her typography is so beautiful. 

I've been following along with her latest venture, Venamour, a wedding ephemera & stationery studio, and have been loving all of the sneak peeks she's been sharing on Instagram (the studio is set to launch soon). Alice Gao recently photographed her studio for Kinfolk and it was just as inspiring as I imagined.

all images by Alice Gao

instantly framed

It's no secret that I love instagram and I've loved getting to see my photos as little prints. But, I've always considered printing them larger. Enter: Instantly Framed, an app that makes printing and framing your photos super quick and easy and has a flat rate of $65. I tested it out and was so impressed with the final product! The framing and matting is beautiful, as is the quality of the photo and the paper its printed on. The photos are printed on archival quality luster paper and then matted behind an acid-free mat and placed into a 12x12" American-made frame. 

All you do is download the app, connect to your instagram account or upload your own photo, choose the photo size and you're done! And to make things even better, Instantly Framed is offering Dreams + Jeans readers $10 off your order with code CIDREAMS10. The code is valid through January 4th, but I'd recommend ordering soon - a framed photo makes a perfect holiday gift!

design*sponge career profile

I don't often talk about my job at Madewell on here, so I'm happy to share that I'm over on Design*Sponge sharing a glimpse into my job and my career path. I hope you enjoy reading it - I had a great time answering all of the questions and giving you a sneak peek into our office! Let me know what you think and if you have any additional questions.

A big thank you to Grace & Design*Sponge for having me and to Angi Welsch who shot all of the amazing photos!

impressed pop up

I love Instagram (it's by far my favorite social media channel) and I love having the opportunity to see my favorite photos turned into tangible prints. So, I was beyond flattered when Impressed asked me to curate a set of my Instagrams to sell on their site!

The set of 12 prints is $24 and it comes with black + white striped washi tape for easy hanging on your wall! It's really great getting to see my photos in print and I hope that you love them as much as I do! I had such a fun time curating the photo set and would love to hear your feedback on it. And I'm thrilled to be in such good company - be sure to check out the other sets!

Psst: if you're not following me on Instagram - follow along @anyeske!

emily gillis

Sorry for the lack of posts around here! I've been out and about enjoying the warm weather and just can't seem to open my computer in my free time. (Instagram seems to be about all I can handle.)

But I'm bringing you a little Sunday night inspiration. Meet Emily Gillis, an Australian graphic designer with a minimalistic sensibility. I found her through Lucy and can't stop staring at her light-filled (and plant filled) workspace. Her work is beautifully simple and ranges from branding to interiors. She's been freelancing since graduating from school and her next stop is NYC (Emily if you're reading - let's hang!).

Emily Gillis | photos by Sean Fennessy

woven inspiration

I took my first weaving class my senior year of college (you can see some work here and here) and I immediately wished I had taken it earlier. I fell in love with the medium and found it to be such a welcomed change from my graphic design classes. The patterns and technical process appealed to my mathematical senses, while the creative freedom allowed me to step outside my creative box and relax. I've been eager to get back into it and finally purchased one of Maryanne Moodie's loom kits that comes with a loom and all the materials you need (email her if you're interested!). I cannot wait to get my hands on it and get back into weaving again! I've been really loving all of these neutral weavings that really focus on texture and changing patterns. 

1 + 2 by BrookandLyn / 3 + 4 by Sally England / 5 by Maryanne Moodie

moodboard

It's not often that I share graphic design work of mine on here, but I've been working with a few more freelance clients lately and wanted to share little bits of that! I'm designing a logo for my friend's health & wellness blog and the first step in creating her brand was to create a moodboard. This helps us both see what we see for the brand and make sure we're on the same page. After the moodboard is solidified, it's much easier to move forward with designing the actual logo and brand elements. For Kara's brand we are heading in a fresh meets rustic direction - clean colors and typography mixed with some texture and handwritten elements.