CardNest launched!

Hip-Hip-Hippo by Carolina Buzio for CardNest

 

CardNest launched and my hippo is on the website!

To celebrate the launch, they’re giving you 50% off your first month (even on stamps, if you live in the UK!). Use the following code:

LAUNCH50

Go to the website to know a bit more about the service and grab the opportunity to test the service for half the price!


CardNest – a new service coming soon!

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I am happy to finally be able to show you this illustration! I did 2 more around the “birthday and animals” theme, but this is the only one I can show for now (it shows up in the pre-launch website)

CardNest is a service that (for a monthly subscription) will send you “Three exclusive greetings cards, ready to send, delivered to your door each month”.

The idea is that you always have cards to send when you need them, and they will always be different! From what I’ve seen they all look gorgeous and all the artists there are amazingly talented.

Check the website to know more details, read the artists’ profiles… and look at the gorgeous packaging! Their attention to details is inspiring. I’m looking forward to receive mine in the post!

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Algarve

Algarve, by Carolina Buzio

Illustration based on a picture I found online… for the visual development of “The Sea Wolf”, work in progress!

(I used to spend my summers in the south of Portugal… in a lovely fisherman’s village!)


Article: 3 Ways to Earn More Money from Client Work

The equation seems simple enough: if we want to make more money, we need to charge more for our work. Yet pricing is a fickle issue, wrought with our own psychological traps and misgivings.”

I must admit I don’t really love the title, but this article from 99u has several useful tips for freelancers, backed up with research like this one:

“Don’t present your clients with too many options. Sheena Iyengar, a professor at Columbia University, conducted a study at Draeger’s Supermarket on two consecutive Saturdays. On the first Saturday, she set up a tasting booth offering 24 choices of jam. Only 3 percent of the shoppers who tasted jam made a purchase. On the following Saturday, Iyengar set up a booth with only six choices. This time, 30 percent of the shoppers who tried the jam made a purchase. “

Check the full article here.


Under the Sea Collection

Under the Sea Collection of stickers by Carolina Buzio

There’s a new messaging app called “you&me app“, especially made for relationships (basically you choose one person to use the app with you). One of its features is the ability to use stickers in app and over photos, so I got contacted to make a collection of 12 creatures with the theme “Under the Sea”!

Here are four of my favourites for you to check the details:

Under the Sea Collection of stickers by Carolina Buzio

 

I went for emotions or states of mind associated with different characters… can you guess each emotion?


Crazy and cool animation by 2veinte

(can’t stop watching it!)

Wild & Woolly from 2veinte on Vimeo.


Interview for Brave the Woods

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Can’t believe I forgot to post this interview here!

Brad Woodard made some pretty awesome questions, so it was fun to think about the answers. Go check it out if you’d like to know a bit more about my process or inspirations!


Balloons

I saw this picture and couldn’t resist drawing it… (yay for burlesque performers, they always have awesome poses!)

by Carolina Buzio

ps: I was going for illustration friday’s theme “Fragile”, but then thought maybe it didn’t fit so well… what do you think? Shall I still enter it?


Loving this ad

love this ad by Passion Pictures… mostly for its style!

(directed by: Kevin Dart // Stéphane Coëdel)

A Year of Sun with Mr. Persol – HD from Yuki 7 on Vimeo.


Feliz S.João!

by Carolina Buzio

S. João is a festivity in Porto, Portugal, in honour of St.John. It occurs on the 24th of June, so people celebrate on the night of the 23rd.

It’s pretty crazy too: everybody comes out to the streets with plastic squeaky hammers to hit people on the heads and shove garlic flower up their noses!

to learn more about it check this article on Wikipedia.

ps: it’s also very common to eat sardines… I don’t really like sardines but I do love this sort of sausage (chouriça) cooked in a clay dish!