For the most part, I spend my days at Branch rotating between creative direction and design on a mix of branding, print and web projects.
While these are the core focus of what we do, Iâ€™m always game for a surprise â€” something thatâ€™s a bit off the radar. Those little surprises keep you on your toes and as a creative, thereâ€™s nothing like that jolt which I think of as an equal mix of adrenaline, excitement and fear.
So when Kat of Rock n Roll Bride Magazine emailed me with an idea for an editorial feature that included doodling over the top of the photoshoot she’d commissioned, I was ready. Iâ€™ve always wanted to test out this style but the deadline was tight andâ€¦there were A LOT of pages to fill.
My lead designer at Branch, Sam was once a fine art major and after we went over the idea, she felt we could pull it off â€” so we jumped in. Since this had a fine art angle, I wanted to keep the style more organic than our typical processes to see where it took us. We collaborated on a total of 14 images (on top of designing the full issue — basically, that’s where I was for the last month!), a handful outcomes of which are shown here.
There was a big team that made Art Bride happen (see below) and I am in love with the beautiful images they shot in London, allowing us to embellish them here in Portland, thanks to modern technology.
If youâ€™re interested in seeing the full outcome in print, copies of Rock n Roll Bride are available here and can be shipped worldwide.
Art Bride Team: Photography: Devlin Photos. Styling: Mr & Mrs Unique & The Bijou Bride.
Art Direction: Kat Williams. Hair: Lovehair & Co. Makeup: Louise Seymour.
Model: Kenya at Lenis Models. Illustrations: Branch (Shauna Haider & Samantha Sacomano).