The Brief: To create a cute animal character to be used on a greeting card for the stationary 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.


This image was created to go on a friendship card for Paper Heart Dispatch, an online stationary shop. The animal was supposed to be rendered “cute” and whimsical, with hand-drawn lettering. I had fun creating sketches from images of giraffes, then altering them to be more cute and rounded, and then finally inking it and scanning it into the computer to vectorize it and add digital color. Just for fun I also colored the animal in with colored pencils and have that as an alternate design.