October 29, 2012

rough sketch: amber of typologie & co.

today's featured artist, amber, is the lovely face behind typologie & co [which just so happens to be a shop we founded together in 2009] and one of my closest friends! our shop days are some of my favorite memories - carpooling to the studio, taking breaks at the nearby cafe, planning shindigs + shoots, staying up wayyyy too late working on invitations..... it was difficult to leave typologie & co behind, but i'm so excited to collaborate again in the future! [yep, we've got some fun in the works!]

i'm always inspired when i chat with amber, and i know you'll be inspired by her too! :)

q. // when did you start creating invitations + what prompted you to start?

[ a. ] I started creating invitations for TYPOLOGIE & CO. around 2009. I was prompted to start creating my own invitations because I've always loved unique cards, graphic design and events. I think a card or invite says a lot about the person who gives it and the shindig they are planning, so it's important to have the perfect one!

q. // what inspires you + where do you find it?

[ a. ] So many people inspire me but a few would have to be Bri Emery from Design Love Fest, her style is amazing! My husband Jesse - he is a writer/artist and just an all together amazing person with so much to give and his creative process when writing a piece is very inspiring; he is super dedicated to his art. And lastly, my artist friends like Thorn + Sparrow, I'm not sure if the Thorn + Sparrow readers/followers know this but we created T&Co. together late one night in my little home! We literally started the process with just a conversation about art and how to inspire others and it turned into TYPOLOGIE & CO.! We literally came up with the name, created our branding, and set up a blog in a week and that's how T&Co. was born! So of course, Thorn + Sparrow inspired me then and inspires me now! So all that to say, I'm seriously looking forward to a new collaboration/fusion between us both.

I find inspiration in so many places, fashion magazines, blogs, sometimes pinterest, a warm cup of coffee, a crisp fall day, a great conversation, love, adventures... seriously the list goes on and on.

q. // when you're not designing, what's your favorite thing to do?

[ a. ] My favorite thing to do besides design and create would be hangout with my husband Jesse! We LOVE to go on adventures together, take long walks, drink coffee, get breakfast on weekends, go on record hunting expeditions, listen to music, hang out with friends and just plain be together! Oh and play with my little nephew Colin and be silly with my twin sister Ashley!

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i have a penchant for... a good magazine, a warm coffee beverage, and a record spinning all at the same time!

[photos by mark brooke photography, featured here!]

check out all of amber's pretty work here!!

happy monday friends!!

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