Studio work at Okaykate includes cheerful, affordable ephemera to meet the demands of a stressful and budget-conscious world. Below are four examples including pop-up boxes and commissioned party invitations.
The sky could be falling, but how can we get out of the way if we can’t keep our wits about us? The directions inside this little gift box offer nervous family, friends, and even co-workers, a brief respite from their inner Chicken Little. Click on each image to enlarge.
Once a Day, Don’t Delay…
Designed as a gift for hospice caretakers, this little gift box contains a gentle reminder to take a bite out of life before life takes a bite out of you. Click on each image to enlarge.
Meg Through the Ages
When a prolific posting personality from the alt.everything culture moved, I was hired to design a party souvenir with a timeline. Guests were treated to a palm-sized booklet featuring 22 quotations supplied by the guest-of-honor's friends. The back of the piece left space to track her wit and wisdom in the future.
Ink-jet printed and hand assembled in an edition of 50. A paper loop holds a small pencil. The final piece was packaged in a clear bag right on time for the picnic. Click on each image to enlarge.
Mme. Barr’s Style Guide
What to design as a party favor for a poet/printer with a love of bon mots? The client and I settled on a style guide with ten polished tips and an early glamour shot of the honoree.
The resulting one-page inkjet wonder was written and hand-assembled in an addition of 60. A satin ribbon holds the book closed and functions as a bookmark. Guests received their copy with a slice of cake. Click each image to enlarge.