Stan Can Design is always seeking to grow as a creative studio, and one of the best ways to do that is to continue to bring in quality talent and skill-sets with every new hire. That’s why we’re pleased to announce the newest member of our creative team, Kelly Peyton. Peyton will bring an organic approach to design with her experience as a painter and illustrator.
Peyton was formerly a freelance graphic designer, but is returning to the trade once more with the intention of treating it like an art form. Peyton was Artown 2011′s featured artist, where she met Stan Can Design’s very own Stan Byers and Kelly Wallis.
“Kelly brings a very unique skill set to the table with her background,” said Byers. ”Her talents as a fine artist and illustrator will continue to evolve our firm, and her perspectives help us to progress as a business.”
Peyton graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno with a bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts with an emphasis in painting and drawing, and minor in art history. Recently, Peyton finished a two month artist residency in Mexico painting murals. Murals are her passion, she says, and she has painted several throughout the Reno community, including the Great Basin Community Food Co-op.
To avoid confusion, we’ve been referring to her as “KP”. Partly because it’s catchy, but mostly because Kelly Wallis isn’t quite ready to launch her solo rap career as “K-Dubbs”. Check out KP’s original artwork at her website and stay tuned to see the awesome stuff she designs with us, as well.
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It seems like only yesterday we were talking about 2013’s Create. Explore. Discover. retreat in Truckee, CA. And while it is true that 2014’s is still nine months or so away, it’s already time to start marking your calendars. But since we can’t go barging into people’s offices with permanent markers (legal reasons, mostly), founder Sarah Stevenson commissioned us to design some beautiful “save the dates” for this year’s retreat.
When you’re designing for an event as creative as this, there’s some extra expectations to push the boundaries our imaginations. So much of modern design is based on the flat screens and pages, but truly powerful, intelligent, and timeless design that you want to hold on to often comes from experimenting with three dimensions.
Stevenson and Stan Can Design’s designer Kelly Wallis worked together to create a piece displaying commissioned artwork from professional artist and 2012 instructor and 2013 Create. Explore. Discover. attendee, Lisa Congdon.
True to the idea behind the event, the save-the-dates can be refolded to produce unique artworks for the people who receive them, who can then submit their creations through Instagram to Stevenson at @redlinedesign. The triangular shapes are not merely a byproduct of the folding, they’ve become part of the visual design of the event itself. Check out the gallery below for some of the best creations from the challenge.
As Create. Explore. Discover. 2014’s featured artist, Lisa Congdon is best known for her colorful paintings and collages. Since 2007, she has been illustrating for clients including The Museum of Modern Art, Martha Stewart Living Magazine, Harper Collins Publishing, and The Obama Campaign, among others. She creates thoughtful book covers and hand lettering, to abstracts and a series of Nordic inspired prints that make us shout “sköl!” She has even begun to sew her own clothes, which are just as beautiful as her other works of art.
In addition to receiving the save-the-dates, you can stay informed on Create. Explore. Discover. by signing up for updates on the website, and following Sarah Stevenson on Instagram at @redlinedesign. In the mean time, satisfy your creative cravings and check out Lisa Congdon’s blog, “Today is Going to Be Awesome”, to check out her personal project and professional pieces alike.
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We take every opportunity to send out reminders to our friends, family, and clients that we are still thinking of them. Valentines Day is far from different, and in true Stan Can Design™ fashion we wanted to do something unexpected and special.
Remember when Valentines Day wasn’t about all that gooey, sticky love stuff? We’re talking way back, like single digit grade school days. Valentines Day was actually about, you know, valentines. And candy, no one that age forgot about the candy .
Valentines are those cheap, crappy perforated sheets of Spiderman pictures that say things like “Wishing you a sense-tingling Valentine’s Day.” It didn’t matter if the boys in class were more into Hot Wheels, or the other girls were high on the life and times of Polly Pocket, they got the valentine that defined you that year. At the end of the day, the paper bag taped to the back of your chair was full of little, cheesy notes that represented each and every classmate.
It’s time to channel that original, fun nature of Valentines day again. This year, everyone helped design and write their very own unique valentine on a perforated sheet. Each valentine is sillier and cheesier than the next, but is somehow related to each member of Stan Can Design™. Whether they represent our heritage, hobbies, or lifestyles, each is intended to put a smile on your face and to be shared with the people you love.
These cards could have easily been mass emailed to everyone we could think of. But it wouldn’t have been as fun when you were a kid, so it’s definitely not as fun now. These are meant to be tangible pieces of delight to pass around or prop on your desk.
Check out our valentines and try to guess who’s who.
And this Valentines Day treat yourself to a piece of chocolate and tell someone you love them.