Fortune Teller Coaster 1/2
by Courtney Eliseo


I was commissioned to create the visual identity for J’adore, the US-based fashion and lifestyle magazine back in December of 2011.

The client wished to keep the original logo and the original cover layout while they felt they needed a fresh identity and layout system. A revised and updated version of the original logotype was created but didn’t get used.

As the timeframe to creating the new identity and sending the first issue to the printer was extremely tight and deadline was upon us I started working on a layout which was meant to be simple and elegant, streamlined and easy-to-use.

I chose the main typefaces - Austin from Commercial Type and the Jannon Sans of StormType - before setting up anything else then I drafted a quite retained and flexible grid to guide the placement of any content that might come up. Designing the first issue of the magazine on this grid was quite a challenge as Jadore is copy-heavy, using powerful photos in a big way.

It was in the making that I tried to finalize the look and feel of the magazine, the way its typographical system operates - with a minimal number of elements such as lines and much of white space - and handling of photo materials.


I’m proud to share the card deck I designed for The Blue Crown.


Skoop | Good Apples | The Dieline

Boulder, CO based Good Apples worked with Alex Bogusky and some of the people originally behind Izze and Mix1, to create the branding, identity system, and packaging for Skoop.


Who you gonna call?


Sand Packaging | Alien and Monkey | The Dieline 

This particular packaging created by Alien and Monkey isn’t one to be expected. For starters, it’s designed to house a product that is not created by man, but by sea. Their packaging for sand is quite unique as it borders between the art and design worlds, using the very product it contains as the substrate and transforming it into a solid cinder block-like shape.

The sensation of breaking into the structure, like cracking an egg. The feeling of it crumbling beneath your fingers, and knowing that it can never return to the state it was once in, introduces a whole other experience for the user.


Jaw-dropping artwork by Michał Karcz.