Daily Archives: July 18, 2008

Nemo Design Employee t-Shirts

Lately, I haven’t had a chance to share much of my design work since it’s been mostly freelance for my clients and work for Nemo (and their clients). But this week, I got a really fun assignment. One of my tasks was to come up with a t-shirt design for the Nemo employees that could be handed out at the end of our semi-annual meeting on Thursday. 


The challenge was to make the design Nemo-centric but to avoid simply slapping the nemo logo across the shirt in an obvious way. My idea was to make a collage of things that represent Nemo as a company and more specifically, to include references to some of our employees. After I got started, my art director Chris stepped in with a list of all the random one-liners I could ever need.


So, thank you to Chris for inspiration, last-minute re-arranging and additions, to Rodger for the hillarious illustrations of the Airsoft gun, taser and ‘Spotted Dick’ (whatever that means!) and to Lee for getting them printed just in time. I love working for a company that has a sense of humor! 


The Week in Pictures: 7/18/08

week in pictures nubby twiglet typography

I landed at the Portland airport after my brief Phoenix stay late Sunday night. Once I arrived home, I promptly fell asleep, but my Virgo tendencies couldn’t rest. I was back up at 6 a.m. to unpack my suitcase and then get ready for work. Since then, I’ve been catching up on everything that I fell behind in while I was away for 10 days.


When I was in New York last week, I got these metallic Prada-esque socks at H&M and love them so much. I’ve been wearing more knee highs lately because they’re much cooler than leggings in the summer and have that classic schoolgirl / lolita vibe. 


Here’s some recent inspiration that I’ve left sitting out in my office. The New York postcard (with inspirational stuff on written on the back) is courtesy of Gala. Awww. 


So, the big event for this week was the Nemo Design semi-annual company meeting. We had a big catered lunch and the funniest part was the table specifically assigned to the ‘Vegetarians.’ Now, I’m not hardcore about being veggie (I eat fish), but I wasn’t going to chance sitting at one of the ‘regular tables’ and end up with a slab of meat. Haha. 


When we were all seated at our tables, a massive portrait of all the employees was unveiled. ‘The Cult of Nemo’ lives on! 


After the lunch, we had a few hour meeting about the company in general with a host of speakers. I sat near Todd because he rules.

I have some more things to share with you later like the company t-shirt I just designed, but they will have to wait a wee bit longer. Stay tuned!

How was your week?