The Brief: To create an ocean cruise and vintage travel and correspondence inspired scrapbooking paper design for the paper and scrapbooking market.

Role: Graphic designer and illustrator responsible for concept, design, and implementation of all lettering and illustration.

Tools Used: Pencil & pen, paper, scanner, Adobe Creative Suite.

 Final scrapbooking page

Final scrapbooking page

This project for the scrapbooking market called for cruise ships, vintage imagery, and correspondence subject matter. I began by creating lots of drawings of various cruise ships and lettering related to travel, cruises, and sending letters. The rest of the imagery came as I doodled in the theme. The color palette was based on vintage cruise advertisements I used as inspiration. I inked the best imagery, then scanned that into the computer and vectorized and colorized it in Adobe Illustrator. I also added some patterned strips that could be used as borders in scrapbook pages, and some hand-painted watercolor texturing to add some complexity.