I’ve had the pleasure of working with Mike from Amelia’s Spicing Pecans for several years now after he gave me a ring for help with a Facebook page. From there, we’ve worked together on reinventing the Amelia’s Spicing Pecans brand and carrying it through to a website, collateral, and packaging. It is one of the coolest part of my jobs to get to see a project become real, and on Friday I got a chance to finally meet Mike in person when he came to visit our local Whole Foods.

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Amelia’s Spicing Pecans is based in Birmingham, so it was great to see them expanding all over the south and into the Charleston market. Mike brought the whole setup and it was awesome to see the logo we designed together take center stage on a banner, business cards, shirts, and labels. Even cooler to see them all lined up on the shelf, working together with their colors & bold type just like I had imagined!

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I also got to try them in some of the recipes that he’d brought for samples, and they were AMAZING. Herb pecans in a parmesan, cream cheese, and lemon juice spread. Cinnamon pecan brownies. Pimento cheese and coffee pecans. Really yummy.

I took a jar of cinnamon pecans home over the weekend and topped my zucchini bread with them. I’m also going to try them out on a salad for lunch, which can’t get here too soon!

Check out their website at www.spicingpecans.com if you want to get some…I highly recommend it!

I had the good fortune to meet Jennifer Fernandez with Charleston Events Hair and Makeup through our mutual friends at Southern Protocol. We had such a great time working together to create a fresh new brand design for her business!

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I always think it’s fun to see where we started and how the process went along. A solid brand design doesn’t happen over night – there are many aspects to be considered so going through a few rounds to play with color, emblem, and typeface is really important. Here are a few with which we started..

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That’s the best part of the whole brand design process – collaborating with a client until we create something unique, special, and just-right for their brand.

And I just love brand boards. They make me happy. I’ll have to start sharing more of these projects now that I’m back to being a better blogger! :-) Hope Monday treats you well friends!

greetings dodeline fans + friends,

i thought it only appropriate that i formally introduce myself. my name is lisa roy + i’m the newest member of the glorious dodeline troupe! i’m totally elated for this new venture in my life! (please pardon the overt enthusiasm).

ironically i’ve discovered since  this opportunity arose that sarah’s beautiful work was always just under my nose. i just never knew it. her lovely design work found its way into not one, not two but four of my lovely gal pal’s weddings. and somehow this remained entirely unbeknownst to me! birds of a feather flock together. i knew this was a good sign.

i firmly believe that if you follow your heart + instincts, life will simply fall into place, just as it should. for many years, i worked in development at the halsey institute of contemporary art + only recently, made the discovery that as fond as i was of my halsey co-horts, fundraising wasn’t for me. i simply wasn’t fulfilled. period. i felt part liberated woman/part lost soul by this sudden departure. the lost soul in me sought that creative uplift in my everyday world.

cue in sarah reed and the gem that is dodeline.  a friend connected us (thank you, katie edwards). sarah has great energy. i mean, she’s just a total delight and thankfully, i suited her vision for the first-ever-dodeline-stationery-consultant-girl. so, here i am. its such a treasure to see everything falling into its right place.

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sincerest thanks to mrs. dodeline, sarah reed for sharing her beautiful blog world with this newbie.

happy friday, folks. xoxo