Originally, I was thinking the card should feature the California Flag Bear made of the night-sky, like this:
It was elegant (that’s Phil’s mock-up), but Phil pushed me to find a design that better represented my personality. Something writerly, sophisticated, sloppy. Finally, we envisioned what would become the final result: a bespectacled bear eating ink like Winnie the Pooh and spilling it everywhere. It was my spirit animal. It was me.
And when Phil sent me the final proof, I was not disappointed.
If you’re looking for a professional graphic designer or an artist-in-general, Phil should be your go-to guy. Phil’s currently accepting commissions and can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org. Don’t be a crap hatch. Do it.