Monday, September 30, 2013

Etsy Shop Now Open

I'm delighted to say that after lots of hard work my Etsy store, ClaireLordonDesign,  is now open!  I have always wanted to open my own Etsy store and now that dream is a reality.

Greeting cards, art prints, and magnets are currently available with more coming soon.  I also do custom orders.

One of my many greeting cards



My new slogan is that my work is "Made with a Smile". I create fun greeting cards and products that I (and hopefully you or someone you know) would love receiving. I hope they put a smile on your face and some joy in your heart.



The environment is very important to me and all my cards are printed on 100% recycled paper. They are also packaged in 100% recycled plastic sleeves and shipped in 100% recycled rigid mailers. All these materials are recyclable so the reusing cycle can continue. Other items in my shop may not be shipped in these materials, but I reuse and recycle whenever possible.



This is just the beginning and I can't wait to keep adding more cards, illustrations, art prints, and more!



Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Wayfarers Ransom Piece

I'm excited to announce that I'm going to part of a group show with about 250 other people in November.  Wayfarers, a studio in Brooklyn, is putting together a clever group show called Ransom.


Remember those notes made up of cut up newspaper and magazine clippings?  (For some examples see here.) This is the base of this show.  Every artist was given a word in a 250 word story.  They could render it however they wanted to as long as it was hangable on a wall and no larger than 8.5" x 11".  At the show all 250 words will be placed on the wall in order and the note will be revealed.

This was really exciting because when I signed up for the show I had no idea what word I was going to receive.  In August I received my word "or".  I brainstormed many ways in which I could illustrate this word and decided to do an acrylic painting of a seal saying "or".  I love sea creatures and thought that this piece could later be used on it's own, and not just within the context of the show (possibly within a child's room).




The show opens Saturday November 9th at Wayfarers, 1109 DeKalb Ave., Brooklyn NY 11221 and it will be up through December 1st.  I'm really excited to see the whole story and see how everyone interpreted their words. I will post photos from the show and how my word interacts with the words around it.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Halloween Typography Skull

Halloween is my favorite holiday so I decided to draw Halloween phrases on a skull.  I'm excited because I'm having this made into a t-shirt!  I love having designs made into physical products. If you want your own shirt, art print, or something else the design is available in my Society6 store.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Follow Me on Pinterest

I'm excited to say that now have a Pinterest account!  Follow me here for pins of my work, inspirations, patterns, and more.  I'd love to follow you too!


A screenshot of my Pinterest boards

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Radio Interview for KUER About Sweatshirt Design

Recently I entered a contest for KUER (a National Public Radio station in Salt Lake City).  They needed a sweatshirt design for their Fall Fund Drive.  I was delighted to learn that my design was chosen for their hoodie as a thank you gift for people who pledge a certain amount during their fund drive. I posted about my design a few blog posts back and you can view it here.

A few days ago I had the opportunity to go to a recording studio in Manhattan and be interviewed about my design! It was really exciting and unlike anything I had done before.  I was nervous, but I also had fun.


Below is my interview with Terry Gildea from KUER about my sweatshirt design.



Last night I even heard myself on the radio!  It was surreal.
I hope it helps bring many people to help support public radio.
Many thanks again to KUER for the opportunity to be interviewed and share my design.

If you are interested in supporting public radio and getting an awesome hoodie at the same time click here.


Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Updated Society6 and Zazzle Stores

Have you been wanting to own a piece of my work?  Now it's easy!

I recently added many new items to my Society6 and Zazzle stores.  These include new patterns and illustrations on a variety of items including fine art prints, throw pillows, iPad cases, T-shirts, plates, and more!

By clicking on the above Society6 link you can get free shipping on Society6 orders (Offer excludes Framed Art Prints, Stretched Canvases and Throw Pillows with insert.) until September 22nd at midnight PST.  Awesome!


Screenshot of my Society6 store

Screenshot of my Zazzle store

More items will continously be added, so keep checking back.


Monday, September 16, 2013

Website update

I recently updated my website with more projects, updated work, and more ways to connect with me (including Pinterest, Etsy, and Zazzle). There is also a new "Shop" tab with links to where my work can be purchased.

My website can be viewed here: www.clairelordon.com


A screenshot from my website

More work and exciting updates coming soon!



Thursday, September 12, 2013

Winner of KUER Sweatshirt Design Competition

I'm so excited to announce that I am the winner of KUER's sweatshirt design contest! KUER is the NPR (National Public Radio) station in Salt Lake City, Utah. I'm originally from Salt Lake City and I listen to KUER online while I work. There were almost 100 submissions to the contest and I'm so happy and elated to have my design selected. The sweatshirts will be available during their Fall Fund Drive September 18- 27 as a thank you gift for people who pledge a certain amount.  Make sure you listen for more information on how to get your own sweatshirt. My design in another colorway will also be on their annual report.  KUER is going to mail me a sweatshirt and an annual report and I can't wait to see the designs in person!  When I receive the items I will post a photo of them. Also, on Monday I will be going to a recording studio in Manhattan to record a few sentences for the station to use during their fundraiser! Follow my Twitter  for updates on Monday about the experience.

My sweatshirt design

The design on KUER's annual report



Friday, September 6, 2013

Moyo Directory

I just made a profile on the Moyo Directory!  The Moyo Directory is a directory for surface designers to share their work and projects. It's exciting to be part of this listing and showcase my work to potential clients looking specifically for surface designers.

I would appreciate it if you would "love" my profile.  The more "loves" I get the better my profile does in search results.

Link: https://www.moyodirectory.com/clairelordon

A screenshot of my Moyo Directory profile