For me, 2015 ended with champagne, great friends, and a dinosaur dance off. No joke. I welcomed in this wonderful year, dancing like a Velociraptor to the sounds of Motown. With the New Year, I decided to rebrand Thriftbox slightly, and create a more stylish and professional looking brand. I wanted colours that would look awesome and appealing to everyone, and who can go wrong with black and gold? Two of my favourite combinations! Armed with the trusty and down right wonderful Adobe Illustrator, I got to work changing colour schemes, designing business cards, and thinking how to restart Thriftbox. Luckily, my day job enables me to get a lot of practice using Illustrator, and without it, there is no way that I could have rebranded by myself.
I must admit, that i'm really pleased with the rebrand of Thriftbox, and I'm glad that I finally got it all sorted! Just by doing something as simple, has made me feel like this isn't just my hobby any more, but could potentially turn into something big...
My new business cards for 2016!
It wasn't a hard decision to choose a pattern for my brand either. I'm a huge fan of repetitive patterns, or anything that stands out. With polka dots being my obvious choice. I think I would wear polka dots everyday if I could get away with it! So that was my decision made for me. Luckily, I managed to find a supplier that could spruce up my current packaging, and matched my colour scheme perfectly. I invested in copious amounts of washi tape, stickers, candy bags and more. Probably more than I needed, but there is always a need for 17 rolls of washi tape. For my larger items, such as my tote bags and printed cards, I chose gold and black bakers twine, sliding a business card underneath the bow, to tie it all together (pun intended).