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New WordPress Theme

Oranje: new WordPress theme

5 March 2012

I have officially moved into the realm of creating my own WordPress themes. I had previously been using Coraline as the theme for this website. But since I bought my own space on the web, I’ve been wanting to personalize my website with a theme I created from scratch. I’m so excited to learn more […]

Calvary Christian Reformed Church of Lowell Website

A website for Calvary Christian Reformed Church of Lowell

15 February 2012

Over the past few months, I’ve worked with Calvary Christian Reformed Church in Lowell, Michigan put them on the Web. The church had no pre-existing website, so I had create a solution from scratch. I bought the domain name and hosting package, and decided to use WordPress as a CMS, along with a theme from […]

I Do. Wedding Designs.

New Weddings section

9 February 2012

Getting married? I Do… Wedding Designs. Now that I’ve had more than a few couples approach me about doing their wedding invitation designs, I’ve decided to make a new weddings section of my website. I had a lot of fun  with the typography design of this site. Kudos to Google Webfonts, which has become such […]

I Do. Weddings.

16 August 2011

I recently completed my first set of wedding invitations, programs, and thank you cards for a couple from school who got married. I’ve received several queries from couples of how much it costs. That’s a hard question to answer, since it all depends on the quantity, paper types, and overall design of the wedding “system.” […]

Dwelling Place Midtown Village signs

26 July 2011

I recently completed two large temporary signs for the Dwelling Place Midtown Village project. Midtown Village is a renovation of the historic E.E. Fell Junior High, and Dwelling Place had a school-themed advertising campaign in place. I helped visually design two large “academic” signs: a 2 x 12 ft. ruler and a 5 x 6 […]

Typesetting and binding a short stories book

2 July 2011

Recently I finished typesetting and binding my own short stories book, with the help of Adobe InDesign, Acrobat Professional, and my home printer. The book is a collection of three short stories written by me: “The Orchid Shop,” “Doctor Greenbourne,” and “Act One.” I wrote all three of these stories for my creative writing class […]

Overbeeke Family Crest

Overbeeke family crest

25 June 2011 | 1 Comment

I’ve brought my family crest into the 21st Century. I traced the crest from a technical drawing my father did when he was young, in Adobe Illustrator. Now the Overbeeke family crest is fully digital and in vector format. My brother and I are thinking of creating an Overbeeke family genealogy website, and I was […]

Client Design: Health Intervention Services

9 May 2011

The semester and my time here at Calvin College is wrapping up very quickly. This week, I present my senior design project to Health Intervention Services. I’ve provided a little preview here. Check out the new Client Design section of my portfolio. I’m green to the client design and freelancing world, but I hope to […]

Slideshow: Publish Your Own Book

18 April 2011

I recently hosted a presentation/workshop at Calvin College about publishing your own book from scratch using Adobe InDesign and Blurb.com. Here are the slides from that presentation.

Handmade bookmaking love

22 March 2011

I love designing and making books. Ever since my January Interim class when I hand-crafted books, I’ve been addicted. I love layout, but now I have a much greater appreciation of the physicality of books, too. I just posted photos of a few of my best books from my Bookmaking class. I’m on spring break […]