Bikinis and a Weenie – Baby Shower Invite

When your good friend of almost 20 years asks you to design a baby shower invitation for her good friend, you go and do that thing.

This was a fun freelance project for my friend Emily that allowed me to explore and play with some retro ideas.

While I really love the design on the left, they went with the one on the right and I get it. It’s playful and it pops more.

I still wanted to feature both since I was proud of how both concepts turned out.

Budget was an issue and they were meant to be printed, so these were both designed to be standard 5×7″ cards that could fit into an A7 envelope.

As I mentioned up top, I’ve known Emily for almost 20 years and her reaction when I presented her with the concepts was so wonderful and sincere, it really made my day.

I knew there was a reason we’ve remained friends for so long.


As an extroverted introvert, promoting myself has always been a challenge. I’ve always taken on freelance projects through friends and word of mouth and I realized I’ve never had my own personal business card. I decided to remedy that.

I wanted to incorporate some musical themes that have been major influences in my life, namely the industrial Factory Records look made famous by Peter Saville’s work on New Order’s (among others) record sleeve design and and a bit of the punk ethos.

For colors, I went with a black/fuchsia 1970s punk aesthetic because while I may not necessarily look punk on the surface, I’ve always resonated with punks’ early energy of discovering and embracing one’s individuality.