Not too long after I made the leap to full-time freelancing, I received an email from a former co-worker who was seeking a designer for a very exciting personal project: a birth announcement! She was looking for something unique that she could email to friends and family and post to Facebook to let people know that she and her husband were expecting a baby. Once the baby was born, she wanted to send out a matching birth announcement, and then also have the artwork printed up into a poster for the nursery.
Since she works in the film industry, she liked the idea of using imagery from a classic cinema marquee to present all the information in a fun and cheeky way. I developed this illustration using historic theatre marquees as a base and added some fun embellishments. This was a great exercise for me because it’s a bit outside of the usual logo and print design work that I’ve been doing, and I’m really pleased with out it all turned out. And, more importantly, the clients are happy too!