Custom Painted Tree Mural

Project: Custom Painted Tree Mural
Media: Latex on wood
Size: 28′ x 5′
Client: Private Business Owner
Style: Realistic Illustration, Contemporary, Expressionistic, Representational

Looking for a way to express yourself? Large scale custom painted murals can draw customers to your business, tell a story, set a mood, energize your office or make your home feel like a palace. This original Tree Pattern was created for a long hallway in a creative business space. The light colors brightened up the vintage floor built in 1900 and gave the business a memorable statement piece.

I have created many commercial illustrations, paintings and murals, from branding murals for office spaces, forty foot murals for window storefronts to increase property value and draw visitors. Interested in our large scale Custom Painted Murals? Click here to read about our latest projects.

Contact margot@margotrogers.com for a free quote on a custom illustration for Editorial, Print and Digital Publications.

7 Business Card Tips

So excited for Spring! As a business spring cleaning gesture I ordered new business cards. After much deliberation and professional advice, I bit the bullet and ordered from Vistaprint using a Groupon. Yesterday my double sided Business cards came in, with an illustration on the front and a mural on the back. I’m thrilled with the result!

Most of my favorite illustrations are painted as murals on the sides of buildings, which is how I came to explore the wide world of illustration and mural painting all at the same time. Whether I am working on an editorial illustration, a how-to/DIY piece or illustrating a children’s book,  I am always thinking of how it could operate on a larger scale. I love the conversation between small and large, painted and digital that is going on in the art world right now.
My favorite part of making this business card was orchestrating the design so that the front (digital illustration) and back (photograph of a 40 foot floor mural) could play off each other in terms of color and style, and yet still be speaking the same language.
Here are my 7 tips for ordering business cards from personal experience:
1. I searched for a Groupon. However you do it, try to find a deal on a bulk order of cards so you don’t have to keep re-ordering.
2. Don’t be a penny pincher; be sure to get double sided cards.
3. Create a design that integrates the front and back sides, make sure that the colors coordinate.
4. Be sure to sit with the design for a while and make sure it “says” what you want it to. Get feedback on the design and message.
5. Using symbols for different modes of communication really helps. Many people benefit from making professional connections on Twitter, so it is a smart move to include your user name on the cards. However, you should clarify with a symbol that @margotdesign is your twitter name, or else some people who don’t tweet may confuse your twitter name for your email.
6. Avoid writing too much on the card, less is more in elevator pitches and business cards alike.
7. Make sure you use 2 fonts or less. Visually setting your name or business name apart with its own font is a good idea, but 3 fonts kills the simplicity of the card.

Do you have a space where the digital elements and the tangible are overlapping? Where they are in dialogue or discord? Let me know your experience in the comments below, I’d love to hear your perspective!

Abstract Painting Moroccan Pattern

Project: Moroccan Pattern Abstract Painting                                
Media: Oil on Canvas  
Size: 30" x 6"    
Client: Private New York Client  
Style: Contemporary, Expressionistic, Representational

Looking for a way to express yourself? Large scale abstract paintings and custom painted murals draw customers to your business, tell a story, set a mood, energize your office or make your home feel like a palace. This original Moroccan Pattern was inspired by the tile patterns found in the Alhambra in Spain, and popular throughout palaces and mosques in Morocco. The abstract painting was commissioned by a client for an office space.

I have created many commercial paintings and murals, from branding murals for office spaces, forty foot murals for window storefronts to increase property value and draw visitors. This project was very different, but I enjoyed working with a large pattern that would increase customer traffic for my clients. As we all know, our environment has a huge impact on our mood, so the choice of dark blue, earthy red and cream with the daring star like angles was bold but calming at the same time, perfect for an office.

For the full back story on this custom painting and to walk through the entire creative process visit DesignMisfit.com Painting sessions are available at the artist’s studio. Anyone who is interested to do painting or drawing on any level with the artist can register for painting or drawing lessons. Small group session and one-on-one private session are available. Interested in our large scale Custom Painted Murals? Click here to read about our latest projects.

Contact margot@margotrogers.com for a free quote on a custom mural or painting for your home or office. 

 Abstract Paintings and murals draw customers to your business, tell a story, set a mood, or energize your office or home. Contact us for a free quote.

 

 

 

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Custom Painted Mural Indian Pattern

Custom Painted Mural Indian Design

Custom Painted Murals
Project: Indian Pattern Floor Mural
Size: 180 inches x 380 inches
Client: Private Client

Looking for a way to express yourself? Large scale custom painted murals can draw customers to your business, tell a story, set a mood, energize your office or make your home feel like a palace. This original Indian Pattern was inspired by the Henna patterns used for marriage rituals in India. The floor was commissioned by a client to paint the bedroom for a newly married couple.

I have created many commercial murals, from branding murals for office spaces, forty foot murals for window storefronts to increase property value and draw visitors. This project was very different, but I enjoyed working with a large pattern that had emotional significance for my clients. As we all know, our environment has a huge impact on our mood, so the choice of earthy red and cream with the daring henna curves was bold but calming at the same time, perfect for a bedroom.

Contact margot@margotrogers.com for a free quote on a custom mural for your home or office. 

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Four Hour Chef

Four Hour Chef illustrated cookbook

Project: Four Hour Chef by Tim Ferriss Cookbook Illustrations                                
Media: Ink on paper  
Size: 6" x 6"    
Client: Tim Ferriss, Melcher Media  
Style: Realistic Illustration, Contemporary, Expressionistic, Representational

Four-Hour-Chef

Four-Hour-Chef

Tim Ferriss (author of the Four Hour Work Week, Four Hour Body), is a polarizing character: people either love him or hate him. I have loved his work since the first book came out, and was thrilled when he commissioned me to illustrate his long-awaited cookbook, the Four Hour Chef. Similar to Cook’s Illustrated or the New York Times, these realistic drawings illustrate essential elements of the cooking techniques and ingredients that Tim Ferriss wanted to show his readers. I enjoyed the challenge of creating images that would clearly illustrate concepts.

Tim Ferriss

Tim Ferriss (Photo credit: jdlasica)

 

 

Little did I know that this publication would be even more controversial than anything he’s done before; The Four Hour Chef is the most banned book since the 1929 book, Lady Chatterly’s Lover. If you missed the big news, The 4-Hour Chef is being boycotted by Barnes & Noble and 700+ bookstores across the United States. Why? because the book is first for Amazon Publishing.

I’m so excited to be a little part of history! Margot Rogers Illustrations are  showcased in several sections, including several cooking demonstrations (edited by Tim Ferriss himself!) and a large 3 page spread of my herb illustrations. Now I feel inspired to create a cookbook of my own! I hope you’ll buy Tim’s book on Amazon, and read his Press Release.

I have created many commercial paintings and murals, from branding murals for office spaces, forty foot murals for window storefronts to increase property value and draw visitors. This project was very different, but I enjoyed working with a large pattern that would increase customer traffic for my clients. As we all know, our environment has a huge impact on our mood, so the choice of dark blue, earthy red and cream with the daring star like angles was bold but calming at the same time, perfect for an office.

For the full back story on this illustration and to walk through the entire creative process visit DesignMisfit.com

Four Hour Chef Illustrations Hard Cover

Four Hour Chef Illustrations Hard Cover

Interested in our large scale Custom Painted Murals? Click here to read about our latest projects.

Contact margot@margotrogers.com for a free quote on a custom illustration for Editorial, Print and Digital Publications.

 

 

 

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