Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Talented Tuesday – Creative Montage

I just got off the phone with Aimee O’Boyle, the owner and graphic designer, from Creative Montage.  We were discussing some of the next steps I needed to take with the beautiful new logo she created for the rebranding of my interior design firm.  I was reminded of how fun it is to work with someone who not only shares an artistic vision, but she also has a wonderful system in place to make the work process go smoother.  People tend to forget great design is not all about the “pretty” things.  There is a lot of work to providing these services, no matter what that area of specialty might be.

icbw1untitled (2)Of course, we do hire designers in order to make all of the “behind-the-scenes” efforts transfer from concept to creation.  In my instance, I take it from pen and paper to a room.  In Aimee’s case, she puts it all on paper – literally!

Without further adieu . . . I give you . . .  Creative Montage!

First, I’m so impressed with Aimee’s offerings on her Etsy site.  From her save-the-date cards to invitations to monograms.  So many choices!

Lisette Save the Date card (set of 50) (You choose the colors)

5 Digital Monogram Designs

For those of us who appreciate even more custom choices, Aimee knows one size doesn’t fit all.  I think what surprised me the most is how reasonable her custom work is.  It all depends on how many options you need for her to create.  She’s happy to hear about your inspirations, but I can tell you from personal experience, when you give creative people some space to “do their thing”, you’ll be so happy with the results!

What a gorgeous vignette of her custom work:

Aside from her talents for couture bridal and life event papeterie, Aimee designs beautiful business pieces:

And then there is the Letterpress work.  Swoon worthy!

As an interesting aside . . . I’ve never met Aimee in person!  I was in the process of thinking about creating new business cards, about a year ago, and I happened upon her work on a Flickr site.  I did a little Googling and then found her website.  The rest just fell into place.  There was not only something about her work, which drew me in, I could somehow read her spirit through the screen. When she answered my call, I knew I had landed in the right place!

Today’s post isn’t just about talent, as you may have already concluded.  It’s also about doing business with people you know, like and trust.  Sometimes you can’t always put your finger on it, so let your intuition give you the nudge.  It’s usually right!

Thank you, Aimee.  You’re helping me to put my best foot forward! ~ Wanda

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