You are pure magic. | A preview of my project with @hernameisgretchen. 😍
It’s been awhile since I’ve shown my face around here, and thought an introduction was appropriate. So, hi! 👋🏼 I’m Ravyn - the owner and heart behind Three Fifteen Design. I’m proud to be a solo operation here at 315 Design; finding balance between life and work has been a journey, but I’ve found it, and I’m really proud of what I’ve built. My passion is connecting with fellow business owners, and working together to create beautiful design suites, but *more importantly* creating systems that help you solve problems (and part of that is the look). I live in Portland, Oregon with my family, and yes, we likely fall into most of those stereotypes. 🌱 Social justice is really important to me. I want to give support, energy, resources to lifting up LGBTQ and BIPOC in my community. I will always be vocal about human rights, and you’ll see me sharing these values on my business page - it’s ok if I lose followers. We are currently on a mission to do a Buy Nothing New Year. I’m documenting it a bit on my personal account @ravynstadick if you’d like to learn more. Have you done this? Tell me about it! When I'm not in my studio, I'm navigating the waters of parenting two humans. Our kids (6 and 2.5) are WILD! We love hiking, traveling and being outside as a family. Now that our youngest is 2.5, we’re finally seeing the light at the end of the tunnel - she actually likes things now, and dare I say … parenthood is getting a bit easier?? I’m pretty introverted by nature, but I love connection. I’m a bit of an empath; I feel big feelings, and try to be a good communicator & listener. And yes, this photo is 3 years old, but my hair looked so good, and I had my summer skin … We are currently in the part of Portland winter that you could describe as “soul crushing”, which means I live vicariously through memories of warmth and sun. Thank you so much for following along here. I appreciate you, and I’m so happy you’re here! Photo by the amazing @shesawthings.
While focusing on wrapping my 2019 projects, I was also working on a little something something for myself. While I absolutely still love my 315 mark, it was time for my primary logo to evolve. This new version of the Three Fifteen Design logo represents me, my work, and my NEW SITE. Oh yeah, that’s new too!! I’m happy to have celebrated my 10 year business anniversary with gifting myself the time and energy to focus on my own brand identity!
This is my last launch post for @loversoflove - though, I’m sure more of their project will be on my feed from time to time. In 2020, depending on the project scope, you can expect to see either 3, 6, or 9 posts per project ... because, blogging is hard. I hope you enjoy seeing a more comprehensive overview of these launches, and they inspire you to think about your own brand experience. And seriously, are you following Nate & Dana yet?! Get on it!!
The print identity for @loversoflove is about: simplicity, depth, and really dreamy paper goods. 😍
Secondary Mark + Tagline for @loversoflove.
When considering site design, the content always comes first. The user experience is more than a pretty face … it’s about ease of navigation, clarity of messaging, and directive prompts to guide your ideal clients from your home page all the way to contacting you. With all of that considered, the site obviously needs to be compelling and eye-catching … it’s where it all comes together. The @loversoflove site experience and design was a labor of true love. Dana & Nate have filled the pages with valuable content, gorgeous images, and so many bits and pieces that truly create a one of a kind experience. My custom sites are designed for Wordpress on the Showit theme builder. I design responsive sites, perfectly created for desktop and mobile experiences.
I love the spark this custom pattern brought to the @loversoflove design suite. When used sparingly, a pattern can speak volumes (or look really, really good when printed on tape). 😊
Be still my heart … when I learned that @loversoflove were investing in custom tape, I was so happy. 😭 By sending albums, client gifts, and printed goods in boxes sealed with this tape, they are setting the tone for an experience just in the unboxing itself. I love the quality of this gummed paper tape, printed by @stickermule.
The Lovers of Love stationery suite was complete with business cards, note cards, rubber stamps, and premium envelopes. We went all in with deep, rich tones, and I absolutely love thinking about their clients and industry peers seeing those kraft envelopes contrasting against the other mail. The note cards beg to be framed or pinned to a fridge, which acts as a reminder of the experience. I love the classic feel to this suite … forever and ever. @loversoflove
When it comes to “Focus on the Good”, my heart had a bit of: “But wait, the messy things are good too.” Life is messy. It’s raw, it’s powerful, it’s happy, and it’s sad. So if we only focus on the good things, does that serve us? Diving deeper into this idea, I’ve come to realize that Dana & Nate believe those moments, the space between the happy, are the good stuff too. Good are the moments of growth, reflection, connection, and vulnerability. I’m here for that. 📷: @loversoflove
I am so excited for today’s posts. For one, it’s the first project feature of 2020, and two, I’m kind of in love with these people. I’m pleased to officially introduce my work with @loversoflove. Nate & Dana are true gems. From the very get go, there was an amazing level of honest conversation. I appreciated that they included me in their brainstorming & thought processes, and together, I feel like we brought a new life to their brand experience. Lovers of Love is a photography experience rooted in authenticity, and honestly, a lot of fun. My approach to the design was focused on connecting their love of travel & nature together with their strong foundation of a brand full of personality. The design feels approachable, and I love that it has a little flare of movement. I hope you’ll connect with them, their work, and this work that we created together. I think it’s a little bit of magic.