For the past few months I’ve been working on the design and development of this website for online shop ShopWanderlust.ca. Collaborating with the Wanderlust team has been so lovely—there’s nothing better than combining two of my great loves into one project: fashion and web design.
This was my first time creating a custom Shopify theme which was fun and nerve-wracking at the same time. They have their own programming language that I had to learn from scratch but it turned out to be surprisingly easy to work with (phew!). There are still a lot I have to learn and some things on the site to iron out, but I’m looking forward to doing more work with this platform in the future. Also I gotta give props to the design gurus there for helping me work out some functionality issues I was having trouble with.
Go check out the shop! I hear they have a sale going on right now.
A few of the different variations I came up with for the Umbra facepaper project. Aside from the biker guy, I also created other characters like the fashionable young woman, the nerdy kid with suspenders, and the little girl in a peter pan dress.
“If you want love, you have to be and give love; if you want attention, you have to pay attention; if you want money, you have to help other people make money. This was my stumbling block from ages 40 to 50 because I was just looking to get paid. Then I let go of that and said my work is no longer about me.”
My sister and I attended a screenprinting workshop at Kid Icarus a few weeks back. It turned out to be a great learning experience! Not to mention we got to hang out at their awesome shop in Kensington Market and met Lourdes who bought us sweet Mexican bread for lunch.
We also liked that there was an emphasis on learning how to do everything at home. It’s only a matter of time before we set up our own mini screen printing operation ;)