A belated post on a project I did last year @ Vast.
(No trade secrets here, so go away competitors.)
I had the opportunity to work on a then secret project to put everyone’s mug on a mug. Now the SF team has their name on a mug, but better. (Though I guess nothing stops you from using someone else’s.. but that’s awkward.)
All-in-all: a nice swag project to kick-off as a (then) new hire. Putting those double-tipped sharpie sketch skills to use. Also, it was a month of illustrating lots of facial hair. I don’t think I’ve drawn that many beards before in my life.
Looking through old crafts, and memories, gives a peace of mind. I’m very adamant about creating the most personalized gift as possible.
One of my girl friends doodled this strange “cat faced banana” character constantly… And she had a collection of cute aprons. Worked out perfectly.
The design is made with brown, white polka-dotted cotton and white cotton sewn to ruffle trim. The 2 shades of slightly fuzzy yellow cotton is cut out to make a giant banana, which wraps around the wearer. Puffy paint is finally added to get a glassy, very cute cat face. There is also yellow puffy paint trim for banana peel detail. (Of course, I made sure none of the fabric was flammable…) And, props to Mom for doing the amazing sewing via industrial machine.
I love her (and all my friends’) reactions upon receiving these handmade things. Listening to my friends is the ultimate form of “listening to my users,” I guess.