Notice anything different around here? Maybe, say EVERYTHING!?!
Ok, maybe not exactly everything has changed but a few major things have. (You’ll find the full run down in this post from earlier today.) Most notably, my logo. Isn’t it lovely? Every ounce of credit for that fine work must absolutely go to my new friend Gina Bender of Kern Studio. To celebrate the launch of this new look, I’m sharing her Style Story today. How about that for synchronicity!
Gina and her husband, Milan, live in east Dallas with their three darling children – Orli, Canon and Lilou – in a cozy rental with a fabulous backyard. What they lack in square footage, they absolutely make up for in warmth and hospitality, character and charm. Somehow, Gina has chosen color and layers that play nice with simplicity and minimalism in her home. Not an easy task, if you ask me! (I’m still neck deep in the “colors and layers” pool over here.) I’m starting to think her skill comes from a deeper sense of yin and yang. Gina is accustomed to opposites. She and Milan are two artistic pea’s in a pod except for the fact that they’re totally different! Gina is quiet, thoughtful and soft-spoken… A self-proclaimed homebody and nurturer. Milan is a dreamer, adventurer and all around extroverted go-getter. Together, they balance each other out.
Additionally, Gina had crafted her eye for balance through her work as a graphic designer. She’s acutely sensitive to lines and scale, negative space and visual weight which I was frequently reminded of throughout the process of redesigning my brand mark. Not a single detail passed her by and she seemed to notice what I was sensing before I was ever able to articulate my thoughts. That’s skill, friends!
Now, let’s go meet Gina at home.