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Rebranding + Packaging Design: How We Package Our Products

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Rebranding + Packaging Design: How We Package Our Products

We are predominately a product based business, so a rebrand also means to new branding and packaging for everything. New logo, website branding, business cards, product tags, thank you cards, packaging/shipping materials, etc. There’s still more I am working on but I’m trying to do it in phases as needed so I don’t get too overwhelmed. I’ve very happy with how things have turned out so far and thought I’d take you through some of the new packaging elements. Logo/Branding: I had to redesign the logo and branding for my jewelry cards and thank you cards. I wanted to keep...

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Rebranding Under My Own Name As Pauline Stanley Studio

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Rebranding Under My Own Name As Pauline Stanley Studio

I’m now happy to announce the official name change to my business from Rare Bird Designs to Pauline Stanley Studio! To be honest, it’s hard to part with a brand name that you’ve used for the last 8 years, but the more I started the transition to working under my own name, the more right it felt. I made this change for several reasons: I hope to work more freely on what inspires me and worry less about having to be “on brand”. I am interested in working on more licensing, service based design projects and teaching, and I’ve decided...

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Design Influences: Nature Inspired Art + Design

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Design Influences: Nature Inspired Art + Design

  Plants are all the rage right now and they’ve always had a special place in the work I do. I’ve made various jewelry, art and home decor pieces revolving around these natural elements I love. All products found at Pauline Stanley Studio At the beginning of the year, when I was feeling really inspired to make new work, I put together a little series of some of some favorite plants. I ran into a bit of a creative slump at the tail of this winter, so I’m hoping to get a few more varieties down soon.  Art prints found here...

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Product Design Feature: Moon Mobiles

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Product Design Feature: Moon Mobiles

I wanted to share a little glimpse into the design process for some my products. I ran across this old moon mobile product idea that has yet to come to life. All our our designs start as hand drawn or digitally drawn sketches done by me before they come to life. I absolutely love the initial design process, where you can dream up anything. I love creating mockups and working out the details. It is a really exciting part of the process. In this case, this would eventually be all brass metal mobile. It’s based off of our monstera leaf...

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Creative Experiments: Compositions With Cut Paper Collage

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Creative Experiments: Compositions With Cut Paper Collage

I’ve been tossing around some new product ideas for a new collection lately. I created these totem shape jewelry pieces last year for Rare Bird and they’ve been a big hit with our customers. Totem Shape Necklace | Totem Shape Earrings   I’ve been interested in seeing how they translate into other products, like wall hangings and prints. I had an idea of the composition I would like to go with on a couple pieces, but hadn’t mustered up enough motivation to bring them to life yet. My kids were painting with watercolor the other day and I was so inspired by...

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