July 22, 2012
…marks the 20th birthday of one of my mates in the university. Since this also marks the year that she will be leaving teenhood and takes a step closer to adulthood, I tried to create something that will remind her of the teenage memories she had, and the bright and wonderful future she will have.
So here is what I made for her:
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Blue is her favorite color, and she has this addiction to France (and baking) so I decided to match a French quote for it. You’d also notice that the girl looks so young, the irony of the gift for a 20 year old. I still tried to maintain the “elegance” though.
I was quite nervous that the print outcome will be totally different from the digital ones, especially the colors. I made a mistake (though quite uncontrollable, can’t blame the print shop) because the printer turned the colors into darker hues. Anyhow it turned out well. 🙂
I could safely say that my mate was chuffed with it, although I was anxious that she might be expecting more from me after flipping through this certain Pixiv art book before opening my gift!
Above is the packaging design I made to match the gift. Doodled recycled paper isn’t that bad as a gift wrapper, is it?