One of Vani’s first clients was Doug Brannigan and Envision Productions! An absolutely talented and breathtaking event and corporate videography service at it’s finest! Doug ran into an issue that with time the web has changed so drastically and the ability to showcase videos in HD and larger scale on the web now is so much easier. His existing site we created, though beautiful was not very practical for the “new way” of showcasing his work. So, our solution – we moved him to a Worpdress platform, uploaded all the videos using VIMEO and now Doug has the ability to update and manage his site content as he continues to create masterpieces with his lense! Enjoy -http://envisionproductions.net/film/
A good part of 2011 was spent with a fantastic client – Peppercorn Kids! Vani created all the user interface design for each screen showcasing the beautiful handmade products from Peppercorn Kids. Vani is very proud to say the site is launched and just in time to pick up some very unique, and adorable gifts for the kiddos in your family! Check it out: http://www.peppercornkids.com/
Earlier this year Vani worked with a dear friend and Colleague Yvette Garfield on the creation of the Handstand Kids Cooking Accessories. These adorable cooking accessories include a colorful block pattern print that Vani created using key ingredients and utensil illustrations that are featured throughout the Handstand Kid Book line. The prints were created and then used on an oven mitt, a chef’s hat and an adorable kids apron. Wish they came in grown up sizes!! For now they are available for our munchkins in the family at http://handstandkids.com/order.html
Vani just completed a project working with the folks from Sander Moses and the Style Network on getting artwork and promotional materials ready for the launch of Style’s new show Psychic in Suburbia! http://www.mystyle.com/mystyle/shows/styleexposed/
“Psychic in Suburbia,” featuring renowned Boston area-based psychic Maureen Hancock, will debut as a one-hour special Saturday, July 30 at 9pm et/pt as part of The Style Network’s “Style Exposed” documentary initiative. Set your DVR’s and watch:
“PSYCHIC IN SUBURBIA” PREMIERES SATURDAY, JULY 30 AT 9:00 PM ET/PT ON THE STYLE NETWORK
Vani recently completed a project in collaboration with Caseen Gaines. Gaines is the author of Inside Peewee’s Playhouse. Now, on the 25th anniversary of the show, the complete behind-the-scenes story is being told for the first time by those who experienced it. Visit the site and purchase the book here! http://www.insidetheplayhouse.com/
A few months ago Vani launched the re-design of Red Arc Music.com, based out of Santa Monica, California. The same team hired Vani to help bring their music label for artists to life under the Angry Mob Music Brand. Angry Mob Music’s style is grungier, darker and more suited to the name of the label. It turned out pretty rockin’…even if Vani say’s so herself! Launch AngryMobMusic.com
Vani has a new collection of digital paintings that are truly one of a kind! There are currently 3 divine pieces available for purchase. Guru Nanak, Guru Gobind Singh and Goddess Lakshmi. Vani will continue to expand this creative modern collection of spiritual art. Currently they are available in poster size and are printed on metallic luster paper. Click here to purchase!
How does a brand like Harry Potter plan to stay alive after the last 2 movies are released and the story ends forever? That is the same question the executives at Warner Brothers are asking. They have enlisted the help of some creative minds (Vani) and technology experts to brainstorm how to keep the dark haired, glasses wearing, boy who lived under the stairs in the minds, libraries and silver screens of their audience for generations to come. Vani helped create a pitch and delivered concepts for sustainable marketing to Warner Brothers earlier this year. The images shown below are purely concepts, but keep your fingers crossed and hopefully some of them will be developed in the future!
RED ARC Music, based out of Santa Monica, California; hired Vani to help bring their music label for film and television to life early 2010. The partners of RED ARC Music were open to something very edgy, unique and not corporate! Vani chose to immerse the audience in an “environment” that was inspired by the actual offices of RED ARC for the landing page, and then went with a minimalistic approach for the sub pages. Launch RedArcMusic.com
Okay so we all LOVE the Muppets, Fraggles, the Sesame Street gang etc!!! You can imagine how thrilled I was when I got the opportunity to meet and work with the Swazzle team of extremely talented puppeteers. We embarked on a website re-design project to modernize and improve their online presence, and better integrate with social media platforms. The key to this project was; it needed to be visually FUN & COLORFUL, but still be PROFESSIONAL and easy to use. Swazzle.com just went live with the updated design! By far the coolest themed project I’ve ever had the pleasure to work on. Check out Swazzle’s New Site Here.
Vani recently collaborated with EdgeStream. A company that operates a video delivery network that allows global end users to stream on demand, to their pc or tv with broadcast quality video over the public Internet. This new screen design demonstrates EdgeStream’s HD IPTV capability on television via a stb (set top box) embedded with its technology. Check out the EdgeStream Site (also designed by Vani).
Creative Streamline is a multimedia consulting and broadcast production company. They had an old site that needed to be modernized! Vani helped bring the content, videos and media links to life by taking the vision of the client and making it shine on screen. There is a fine line between being too personalized verses too cold and business like. This site highlights the personal and professional nature of the client that helps make them so successful! One of Vani’s favorite projects this year. It turned out BEAUTIFUL! Check it out.
HauteMaven. Dedicated to helping you live well while informing it’s followers on the latest news concerning health, fashion, work and travel. Beautiful, minimalistic, great example of less is more in design. A lot of white space, with pop’s of color through the clients illustrations. Vani enjoyed working on this project! Enjoy. Click here to check it out.
Property Management Paymentsite – Rental Payment Management. This was a long project, a lot of hands were in the cookie jar while going through the creative process, but it finally launched! YEAH! The client wanted a completely custom design, rather than going with the ever so popular templates the CMS systems today offer. Each pixel, icon, photography, and typography was set in place the “old-school” Photoshop layout way and then converted into a website. Though the process was long, the payoff was well worth it. The end result is a professional, personalized, business website. Check it out.
Executive Outhouses! Not a very glamorous topic…but definitely needed to be branded with a glamorous touch. How do you do that? Vani took the existing, stark white, boring design and added a lot of drama to the design. She dropped the product into it’s setting (parties, outdoor events, film sets) to help drive home the picture of where these glamorous “potties” can help! The logo got a revamp, while staying within the “outhouse” zone. Check it out here!
Mr. Traffic Ticket.com The original Mr. Ticket based out of beautiful San Diego California has just completed the re-launch of their website design. Vani helped take a dated website and brought some style and current trends to this specialized client. It’s still professional, and easy to find information without being overly boring! Check out MrTrafficticket.com today!
The launch of LiarLiarList.com has arrived. LiarLiarList.com is an online match making tool along with a forum to help daters determine if their potential mate is a LIAR or not! Vani worked with the founder of the company to bring this brilliant, fun and energized thought to life! Very bold graphics, creative photography and cheeky commentary makes this a site you don’t want to miss. Check it out today. LiarLiarList.com
Vani recently wrapped up a project for Unlock Your Sidekick. The themes, colors and design approach was derived directly from the T-Mobile branding concept to help provide a polished, uniform approach to this companies endevour. Bold imagery, clean typography and fluid movement help this site come to life. Check it out at: https://www.unlockyoursidekick.com/sidekick/Home.aspx
Inspired by Kids Art! Recently Vani was looking at craft books and creative activities to introduce her toddler to. To her surprise she stumbled across a magnificent kids art book. By the end of the weekend, Vani and her kiddo had created multiple projects together! Above is one of the pieces using watercolor, black ink and silver highlights that turned out to be one of her favorites. It just goes to show sometimes the little munchkins of the world can inpire the grownups to be GREAT!
Vani just completed a new painting for her 2010 collection! She’s very excited to share this new piece with everyone. It’s a 30 x 30 inch painting on stretched canvas using acrylic and oil pastels. She’s not sure what to name it yet, so if you have recommendations start sharing!
Design By Vani created a custom solution for a family business making heirloom quality blankets. Their requirement was to develop a site that is professional yet not corporate. It needed to showcase their beautiful blankets, have an online store and have a vintage look and feel with a bit of a modern twist. Vani incorporated the beautiful fabrics used for the blankets with classic scrapbooking elements to develop a unique, simple approach to blanket shopping. Visit MySilverSpoonBaby.com
Rangoli is one of the most popular art forms in India. It is a form of sand and floral decoration that uses finely ground coloured powders, and is commonly done outside homes in India.
The term rangoli is derived from the words rang (colour) and aavalli (‘coloured creepers’ or ‘row of colours’).
Below is an example of a modern take on Rangoli we used during my sister’s wedding. My Aunt and Mom are shown above laying down a variety of petals, leaves and lentils to decorate the entrance to the wedding house. In the evening the design was lit with tea lights and created a festive, auspicious entrance for pre-wedding events.
Halloween Time for Kids! – We decided to host a “toddler” inspired Halloween event. Above is the table decor I came up with. Simple solutions for working moms and dads. Paper goods in the theme of funny monsters and pumpkins. Pre-pizza munchies in colors of orange and black (or dark chocolate). A tablecloth created by layering an orange colored everyday table cloth with a yard and half of halloween fabric purchased from the local crafts shop. Add in some orange flickering candles, ghools and witches sitting ontop of cupcakes and a minnie mouse pumpkin and you’re ready to party!
Vani is currently wrapping up a interesting user experience project in the world of action sports videos. DiversionTv is an online experience where users who are interested in extreme action sports can download videos on topics like BMX, Surfing, Snowboarding, Skateboarding etc . . . Click here to view DiversionTV
Design By Vani just launched a new green client project called LH Organics. Their goal is to Purify and Improve the Methods of Growing and Processing Today’s Food Products through Economically Competitive Alternatives. The design goal was to take powerpoint slides which the client was using to help communicate their processes and services and develop a simple, clean, and fresh design for displaying the content on the web.
Vani recently completed a project for Arjay’s Window Fashions located in Ventura California. Arjay’s is a very highly recommended company with a wonderful reputation but their online presence was a bit dated so they came to Design By Vani to help visually showcase their professional, superior products and services. Click here to view Arjay’s Window Fashions