Courtney is the founder of Design Work Life and Seamless Creative, a small design studio she runs with her husband Brian. She now splits her time between developing brand identities for small businesses and soaking up (and passing along) as much inspiration as she possibly can.

KNOCK Inc: We Heart Trees 2014

This year, for their annual Arbor Day initiative, KNOCK Inc put together a Buzzfeed-style quiz that tells users what CelebriTree they are. Results are rewarded with a shareable illustration—sometimes animated (see below). And for every entry KNOCK will donate $1 to help save…

A Few Fuzzco Projects

It’s been a little while since I checked in with what Fuzzco was up to, and since I always love their work, I figured now is the time. Here are a few projects that caught my eye when I took…

Quick Links: 05.23.14

Looking for some new color inspiration? Check out The Day’s Color, a daily color digest. If you’re looking for icons to use in your next design project, try using IconFinder, which searches through 347,128 icons and 3,003 icon sets. Last Photo…

Etsy Finds: Hooray Today

Illustrators Alyssa Nassner and Allison Beck just recently launched Hooray Today, a new line of colorful greeting cards and paper goods. They have lots of products on the way, including notepads, recipe cards, and party invites and more, but right now…

Type Love: Urban Grotesk

Urban Grotesk is Suitcase Type Foundry‘s most recent release. A traditional grotesk sans serif, this typeface includes six weights with matching italics and various OpenType features. Pick up a copy at MyFonts.

BLOW: Project Charisma Teaser

New from BLOW is their work for Project Charisma, a teaser promotion for Polytrade Paper. To promote their range of eight papers, BLOW developed eight sets of cosmetic packaging, each representing one woman’s unique charisma.

Recommended Resources: The Design Method

This week’s recommended resource is a book I just finished reading and found incredibly insightful, The Design Method by Eric Karjaluoto. You may be familiar with Eric through his design agency, smashLAB, his thought-provoking essays published on Ideas on Ideas, or his book…

Signs of Hawaii

Since Hawaii is my absolute favorite place on earth, I am loving this Instagram photo series of vintage signs found there. Most of the images have been captured by Hawaii-based lettering artist Matthew Tapia, but if you happen to catch one…

Quick Links: 05.16.14

Discover.typography is a really cool tool developed by H&Co that provides users with the ability “to experience type, an environment that makes it easy to identify typefaces, see them up close, and get to know their many subtleties.” Read more about the…

Etsy Finds: Ghost Signs

Ghost Signs is a New Jersey-based shop featuring photographs of ghost signs, brick ads, painted advertisements, faded signage, and old hand painted wall adverts. A few favorites are below, but be sure to take a look in the shop for more.

Kyrö Distillery Company on Behance

I am by no means a whiskey fan, but I definitely love the bold identity and packaging that Werklig developed for Kyrö Distillery Company, a rye whiskey distillery operating out of Finland.

Wise Words: Joshua Gott

This week’s Wise Words come from Joshua Grott, Creative Director at Epipheo, a video production company “dedicated to translating ideas into true stories worth sharing.” Check out his Creative Mornings talk for more.

Type Love: Adorn

Adorn is Laura Worthington‘s latest font family. Aimed at the handmade wedding invitation crowd, the family includes seven display fonts, four script designs, three monogram styles, ornaments, illustrations, banners, frames, and catchwords. Pick up a copy at MyFonts. The beautiful specimens…

New Paper Goods from Hammerpress

I’m loving some of Hammerpress’s most recently launched paper goods, from their series of astrological notecards, to their small chipboard prints, to their unique-as-always greeting cards.