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Getting Ziggy Wit It

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Last night marked a key moment in music history, with the passing of the legendary David Bowie. Not only was he an extremely talented musician, but he was known for his creativity, as a fashion icon, and personal presence. My husband who is also a musician put it this loss into words really eloquently, “Seeing […]

January 12, 2016

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Packaging Design: Joie De Vivre Macaron

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One of my favorite things is when I get a request from a return client, so when I was contacted for this packaging project, I was very excited. You can read my earlier post here when I originally received a logo request from Joie De Vivre Macaron. Now that she had her company up and running, it […]

October 16, 2015

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Save the Seal Contest

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A friend sent me a link to a T-shirt design contest for Wet Seal. I usually don’t enter these, as I feel as though “like” based voting is often extremely biased and unfair. However, I thought it would be a good challenge nonetheless and had the time, so I threw something quick together.  I knew […]

September 25, 2015

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What the Sketch?

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Every year I try to keep my drawing skills alive by sketching when I can. However for the past few months, its been somewhat of a struggle. I’ve felt really uninspired, and even though in my head I still know how to draw, actually doing it has been hard. In order to break the cycle, […]

August 23, 2015

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Tangled Claim

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Last month I posted about the cover work I did for Black Hill Press’s anthology “The Cost of Paper Vol II.” One of the best things about this project, was that along with the cover design, I was able to submit an original artwork as well.  Before even having the opportunity to submit this piece, I […]

April 4, 2015

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The Cost of Paper Vol II

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The last two years I worked as the art manager for an indie publishing company called Black Hill Press. I’ve worked with some really amazing artists and helped produce some really incredible covers for their Novella projects. However, BHP has another anthology called The Cost of Paper, which contains contributed written works and artwork from anyone who […]

March 28, 2015

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Logo Design: Little Baja Fish Tacos

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My husband who is currently living overseas, contacted me a few months ago about some freelance work he had picked up in Korea. Although he is also a great designer, sometimes we collaborate depending on who has more time to work on the project. He laid the foundation for me, as he is working directly […]

March 18, 2015

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Pet Painter

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For Christmas I decided to surprise my brother with a portrait of his two dachshunds, with some small personal details included in the piece. I posted the finished portrait on instagram (@pandikah) and got a lot of positive responses, including some requests for commissions.  Another friend of ours has two dogs whom she deeply loves. […]

January 20, 2015

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Art Managing for Black Hill Press

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Over the last year and a half I’ve had the amazing privilege of being the Art Manager for the indie printing company Black Hill Press. Their unique approach to storytelling through the use of the novella format is paired with one artist per 3 books, creating series of stories by Artist.  Each series starts with […]

June 18, 2014

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TUTORIAL: Copper Cups and Sophisticated Succulents

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I had the awesome pleasure of attending a conference in Carey, North Carolina where I was able to work the rest of the LOFT visual team doing prep and set up. Part of the activities ranged from setting up podiums, dressing mannequins, putting up decals, to prepping decor. For our first night we were planning […]

March 11, 2014

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Repeat Clients are the Best Clients!

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Last year I was referred by a friend to do a logo for a hotel chain in California (read more here). It was awesome working with them and fortunately they enjoyed it enough to ask me to do more work since. They decided to expand the merchandise in their gift shop and asked me to […]

January 11, 2014

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Going Into Depeche Mode

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Last year my brother commissioned some art works to give to a few of his friends for Christmas. One of them was his good friend Alex, who just happens to be the tour account manager for Depeche Mode. This in and of itself, was a pretty cool gig that just happened to turn into something […]

September 7, 2013

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Arts, Crafts, and the Free Market in Hongdae

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While my husband and I were in Korea we happened upon a Free Market in Hongdae. The Free Market is similiar to swap meets here except that its all artisan, hand crafted goods. I was excited to go and see what kinds of new exciting artworks and crafts are being made by local Koreans. I […]

May 22, 2013

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A Dojang Of My Own

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I know I’ve been very bad about updating my blog but I have a good excuse! I’ve been out discovering the world. For my honeymoon Matt and I traveled to Japan and Korea and had an amazing time. There are so many spectacular places to visit, foods to try, things to do, and art to […]

May 20, 2013

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