Marigold Inspired Design

We’ve been busy bees over here spanning the Southwest with new design projects, and recently coming back to our respective homes after a wonderful (and successful) trip to Chicago for the 2011 SOFA + Intuit art fairs. It was a week filled with art, gooood food, great company, more art, running around, some rain, a ton of architecture, art, and chasing the blues (music). We’ll follow up soon with a photo-filled entry on some of our favorite pieces from the shows.

In the meantime, we’ve had the great joy of working with Cara Sorkin, a fabulous Iyengar yoga instructor in Agoura Hills, California, on her business cards and stationery. Cara found us after she stumbled upon Anneke Faas’s Iyengar yoga website that we designed and programmed in the spring. So happy she did!

Cara was looking for a mandala design similar to Anneke’s, and told us that she was very fond of marigolds, so we based the center of her branding design around the flower. The deep orange and yellow colors lent themselves beautifully to her energetic and rich personality, and I had a lot of fun hand-drawing marigolds until one was just right to use in the center of the mandala.

Inspiration Package for Initial Design Ideas
Hand Drawn Marigold

Business Card Front and Back Design

Thank you, Cara, it’s a pleasure working with you! I hope to visit your studio someday and try one of your classes… And for anyone else who is in the LA area, you can find out more about Cara and her class schedule at


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