It is a real pleasure working with Professional Organizer Jennifer Snodgrass, owner of The Styled Sort. I helped create the initial branding for her startup business, including all the social media images for Instagram and Facebook. Helped her setup her WordPress website. Even generated a file for her to use for a custom monogrammed shirt.

Jenn is doing amazing things with her brand, and is very active on Instagram sharing helpful organization information and lifestyle tips!

I have taken Jenn’s professional headshot a couple times now as well, which she uses in various ways.

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My vision was to have the colorist appear to be working their magic on the comic book art. I intentionally created areas that were not colorized and areas that I wanted visible, I added the actual color back to the art, using an eraser paintbrush, playing with opacities so it blended naturally.

My vision also included wanting the comic book page to “wrap around the entire machine”, with no visual breaks, so I expanded the vector graphic to fit the Game Room Solution’s templates. Then I added the comic book style header title, arcade controls labels, and instructions.

We built the arcade cabinet kit and applied the graphic decals, it turned out awesome.

Game Room Solutions cabinet kit and printed decals:

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Fit Foods with Claire Logo Development

It was a blast to work with Claire as she launched her healthy meal prep business, Fit Foods with Claire.  She has an amazing vision for her new endeavor and it was fabulous being able to establish such strong branding for her message!  We delivered several permutations of the logo in her custom palette, so that she can use it everywhere!  Thanks again to Claire for this wonderful opportunity!



In progress… logo design. cha cha cha!

It’s been a blast this month working on a logo design for a local small business, she is a rockstar, and can’t wait to share more about her.  We’ve nailed every milestone, and we’re on track to deliver final files in a couple of days.  We are even producing additional artwork to extend the brand.  Lucky we have an artist/illustrator who does fabulous work.  Looking forward to dishing about this project in more detail!

Expanding local work!

Very excited to be starting a new project to expand my local work. These new prints will be featured at Leesburg First Fridays and will be showing at a downtown gallery where they will also be available for purchase, stay tuned for all fabulous details!

Happy Spring!


On Saturday I was at a small local arts and craft fair from 8am to 3pm, it was a quieter day but still wonderful to chat with new customers, neighbors, and especially the other vendors. It’s great to collaborate at these events with my colleague and friend, this is her groovy shop Fresh Cut Designs LLC. We share event space and created a really lovely little boutique shop for our work.

Check out these quick snaps of our shop space from our event on Saturday, love how it turned out!  If something catches your eye, go check out my etsy shop here: Vine Ripe Designs on Etsy


NEW SHOP: So excited to announce that we have relaunched on our Etsy shop, we are currently selling art prints and photography: CHECK IT OUT!  Super excited for what’s planned later this year.  New works are in progress and we’re also getting ready to schedule several fairs/events for Summer and Fall.

CUSTOM DESIGN:  We will continue to take custom design projects, our Etsy shop now functions primarily as our boutique shop. Custom design requests should be made by contacting us here to: GET STARTED!


A client interview from On The Vine. We created a custom logo for Tom’s metalworking shop called “Inspiration Metalworks”.  Read about our collaboration and about Tom’s craft!


Hi Tom, thanks a bunch for providing some insight into your experience working with Vine Ripe Design.  I must admit, having the opportunity to develop the logo branding for your metalworking shop was totally rad!  I love doing freelance design because I get to work with some incredibly creative people.

I’m a big fan of your craft, when did you start working with metal and where do you get your inspiration?

Thank you, Kara. It really has been a pleasure working with you to design our logo!

Looking back, I think I did my very first metal art project when I was in Boy Scouts for a merit badge. I was hooked but it was many years later before I rediscovered my love for working with metal. As my life got busier with work and family commitments I realized that I needed some way to focus. When I’m welding I can only focus on that tiny bit of molten metal as it dances around. I see it as my dance partner; sometimes I lead and other times it does so I have to react to way it wants to go.

I’m drawn towards natural balance and symmetry when I make something. Simple, neat, and clean lines can be very expressive when used in the right proportions. I get the most satisfaction out of seeing the look on a customer’s face when I’ve been able to capture just what they were imagining, as I’m sure you do when working with your clients.


When did you realize you needed a logo for your shop?  How do you plan to use the logo, is it for hats, shirts, business cards, website, that kind of thing?

Around the end of last year I reached a tipping point in my work. This has been a hobby from which I receive immense enjoyment but all of a sudden I had people asking me to make things for them. I was flattered and jumped at the chance to do so. Word of mouth grew and I realized that my hobby was also blossoming into a business.

My logo is really the central image for the brand I have been building. It’s on everything: website, Facebook, business cards, hats, shirts, and signs. I’m even having a punch made to mark my work

We strive for a collaborative design process so that our clients are involved from start to finish.  Did you ever have any concerns during the process?  Was it “fun & easy” as we claim?

The design process was great! It felt very natural because I do much the same thing with my own clients. That being said, it’s not always easy to take your idea and get it into words. The way that you posed your questions helped draw out the responses even when I wasn’t truly sure what I was trying to say.

Do you have any advice for anyone who is maybe on the fence about getting started on a design project?

I have two points of advice for people who haven’t yet started. The first is to stop waiting and act. Things don’t get done if you keep them in your head. The second is to let the experts do their jobs. I do design work myself and you did more in a few days than I did in a month of playing with ideas.

Thanks again for entrusting me to help develop a design that captures your brand and represents your work.  Do you have any final thoughts?

If people would like more information about your metalworking shop, where can they go?

Thank you for making the process so easy to do! You can find my website at or on Facebook at