Going the extra mile

Every since I was a design student (2013) I was OBSESSED with clean lines and designs. (ha rhymes) I was the girl obsessed with Apple, and the overall aesthetic of clean, white and minimal. I'd like to think I have come a long way, learning to incorporate clean lines where they are needed most, and pushing myself past my boundaries of "done". 

I had a meeting back in the beginning of 2017 with an agent I admire about potentially representing me. She informed me she loved my work, but there could always be a bit more, to go the extra mile. Even just a little bit. 

I started experimenting, and came up with this piece below:
Now that I look at it, I automatically say "It needs MORE. Why is there so little going on!"


Moving along, I revisited this piece with the intent of polishing, and adding little details. 
I've always been a fan of flourishes and ornate design, but it's not something I do often. 

This was my finished piece(below), which, if you're an Art Director, you may have got it in form of a promotional postcard. 


This piece helped me see the value in sleeping on a project and letting ideas grow instead of stopping them dead in their tracks. I am so thrilled with how it turned out and I hope to do more work like this piece.