Each custom project begins with pen and paper as I sketch out design ideas. Next, I apply the result to a watercolor and gouache painting that is scanned to produce a โ€˜digitalโ€™ version. Once a design is in digital format, I am able to manipulate colors, sizing, and arrangements of the themeโ€™s elements without losing definition. It also can be translated into a one-color design for use on bags, menus, and other personalized items.