new portfolio site (sort of).

So this year Adobe made the decision to abandon Behance Prosite portfolio sites and encouraged users to migrate to their new platform, Adobe Portfolio. I put off migrating my own site for the longest time but with the deadline fast approaching (June 1 is the last day for Prosite) I have officially made the transition! Initially I found this force of change pretty irritating but in the spirit of making lemonade out of lemons, I’ve used this as an opportunity to synchronize the design of my blog site and my portfolio site. Check it out when you have the chance at www.lizchapin.com.

 

 

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from the 2016 webbys – 2 kinds of people.

2 Kinds of People was the 2016 People’s Voice winner for the weird / web category in this year’s Webby Awards. I came across the site for the first time today while browsing through this year’s list of winners and found myself drawn to these simple illustrations with their funny and direct observations about how people live and organize everyday things in their lives. Below are a few of my favorites. I encourage you to check out the site along with all the other Webby winners.

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melanie & jason weding invitations.

I recently had the privilege to design a wedding invitation for my good friends Melanie and Jason. Melanie was my freshman year roommate at Providence College and I’ve been fortunate to call her a friend ever since. In October of this year Melanie and Jason will marry at the Glen Cove Mansion in New York. The bride asked that the invitations reflect the elegance and historic nature of this Georgian-style estate that will be their venue.

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type pairings from around the web.

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Like most graphic designers I have a special place in my heart for typography. Whether designing a website or a wedding invitation, one of the most time-consuming challenges for me can be finding two typefaces that really compliment one another. This article by designmodo offers some really well-excuted type pairings from around the web. I’m especially loving the Europa/Garamond pairing from exposure.co.