Higher Learning Commission Art Contest

Each year the Higher Leaning Commission, which accredits degree-granting post-secondary educational institutions in the North Central region, hosts an art contest for their annual conference. The slogan decided on for the 2020 Conference is “Lead the Evolution” and is held in Chicago each year, with that in mind here is my submission.

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I chose to use organic shapes to signify the dominant buildings in Chicago’s skyline today. The geometric, outlined shapes are the significant buildings currently being worked, which will be a part of Chicago’s skyline by 2023. Hand lettering is my specialty, so I always throw a bit in where I can, but I love how it contrasts with the “calculator” type.

To give the judges a clearer vision of my artwork, I also created a horizontal web banner and a vertical ad, to show how my artwork functions in a layout. Check it out:

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A quick plug to my classmate, James, who is one of the three finalists in this contest! You can vote for his design here.

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Daily Design: Place Cards

Before I landed on a graphic design major, I seriously thought that I would become either an Interior Designer or an Architect – I was actually enrolled at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln in Architecture before I had decided to take a gap year! So needless to say, decorating is always a fun time for me, even if it’s just sprucing up a table for family dinner. This past Sunday, my oldest sister’s in-laws joined us for family dinner, so of course I had to put a little more effort into the table decor. I went with cream cardstock and a liquid gold marker for the place cards, and I have to say – they look so good!

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Can’t Get Enough of Christmas

I know the last post I published hit on this too, but come on guys, I can’t help it when it comes to Christmas! Only 32 more days 🙂 The second weekend in November (9th-10), Sioux Empire Arts and Craft Fair had their annual Holiday Expo where I was lucky enough to share a booth with my close friends at Dakota Thread Heads. I kept it simple, not bringing anything custom made, but rather a stockpile of this year’s Christmas Card (which was the feature of my latest post) and Christmas themed 8×10 prints. Today I’ll share those prints with you!

One more plug, don’t forget to follow @hannahjohnsondesign on Instagram 😉

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Christmas Cards

The countdown is on, 35 days until Christmas! As a lettering artist, this is definitely my busiest time of year for custom orders, but I also love making prints in bulk. This year, I decided to design a few Christmas cards. I’m LOVING how they turned out, what do you think?

P.S. don’t forget to follow @hannahjohnsondesign on instagram 😉

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