Jessica Haas Designs published in 2014 AIGA New York State of Design Competition Catalog

FullSizeRender (4) FullSizeRender (3)

It’s finally here! The 2014 New York State of Design Catalog arrived at my door today with a little handwritten note from Joanna Giansanti, of Giansanti Design, thanking me for sharing my pieces for the show and raffle. I’m so pleased to have been able to be apart of this event. It’s always cool to win an award and make it into a book.

Posted in Graphic Design | Leave a comment

How to Pick the Best Tasting Peach

image-1

For the best peaches, you should look for “sugar spots”. Many people mistake these for bruises, but darkened spots on the skin are places where the sun hit the peach particularly hard and that’s where the sugar collects. This is an indication the fruit is so loaded with sugar, it’s essentially crystallizing on the skin. The peach is going to taste more sweet and delicious.

Another thing to look for is a stripe across the stem. These stripes indict the peach swelled up against the tree it was hanging from. This means it ripened long on the tree and will definitely taste better.

Lastly consider where your food is coming from. It’s better to buy local. Check the food label or ask your grocery store clerk where they get their produce from — you may be surprised how far it travels. Places that sell produce grown nearby usually get the ripest bunch of the harvest.

Via Business Insider by Kelly Dickerson

Posted in Graphic Design | Leave a comment

A Look at the History of Providing Food in Our Own Gardens

8609eb9dcc42e5455bb43f8192c90aaf

Victory Gardens, also called War Gardens or Food Gardens for Defense, were vegetable, fruit, and herb gardens planted at private residences and public parks in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and Germany during World War I and World War II.

 0e73068866d00c5b47319da285b7978c

8c53121c41df356401c084c2149ab488 483c56bfb77c36a361b88a7fa6dd2ca9
f49aac3cbff76fb33f1bd0f7b9e8056b 60a7c8402366fa2a6f77034b94f7df28

1988c6fc3eea558bad1b92fc31ee784a ddf40d2722949665904c5076ab75f379

66a33ee7fed2c62da09dc2721313a471

Above is a collection of propaganda posters released during World War times. These vintage posters are a good reminder that food is a precious commodity. Illustrating the importance of providing food for ourselves and others, maintaining a healthy diet, and preparing for the future.

Looking at the history of food, leads to the comparison of our present food conditions. Although it’s plentiful in most areas in America, our foods are genetically modified and have pesticides or hormones. I can only think if everyone with any small blot of land started growing their own fruit and/or vegetable gardens maybe the food industry wouldn’t have to go to such extremes to provide for the masses.

Learning how to grow food is a good lifeskill and could come in handy. There’s great satisfaction in the fruits of labor and it tastes pretty good too.

Posted in Graphic Design | 1 Comment

The Perfect Mother’s Day Gift Idea

il_570xN.739175407_68xq

Spring is here and there is something very exciting about all the new fruits and vegetables now in season. Got a mother who loves to cook, loves to garden or loves seasons? Here’s a recommendation for a new twice on gift giving. Check out Etsy’s Mother’s Day recommendation: Jessica Haas Designs seasonal calendars!

seasonalcalendar_mothersday

JHD features over 20 states so go see if yours if there. If not don’t fret, make a custom order, you may not met your Mother’s Day deadline (custom orders are received within 3-5 weeks) but if it’s the perfect gift, it’s the thought that counts. Plus, JHD can delivery directly to your Mom with a note (just note it when checking out)!

Posted in Advertising, My Work, Opportunity, Promotion | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Anatomy of an Agency infographic

anatomy-of-an-ad-agency

Here’s an oldie, but new to you if you haven’t seen before (like me). It’s The Anatomy of an Agency is pretty much spot-on, hilarious portraits of agency people (art director, copywriter, account person, developer, finance person) based on their peculiar tastes and habits.

This infographic was done by Julia Morra and Trevor Gourley. Via Design Taxi.

Posted in Graphic Design, infographic | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Jumpstart 2015 with your own Seasonal Calendar!

Shop Jessica Haas Designs on Etsy.com

The annual Winter Clearance sale has begun and the entire shop is 30% off when you use promo code “Brrr2014″. In additional, New York State and Vermont 2015 Calendars are marked down to $16 and New York State Magnetic Menu Planners/Grocery Lists are only $8!

These calendars can help guide you to bring home the best food for you and your family. When searching for foods in season you have a better chance produce was been delivered from local farmers and picked at their height of freshness. This means your receiving maximized vitamins, minerals, and most importantly flavor.

The food guides are produced within particular states and Jessica Haas Designs on Etsy has 15 states. Each loop in the circle is a category, dividing foods into herbs and spices, salad, fruit, protein and vegetables. This is a great way to help guide you to a healthy and eco-friendly 2015.

If you don’t see the location you are looking for simply ask, it may be restocked soon or custom ordered. New states are arriving continuously. Happy New Year!

Posted in CALENDAR, Educate, My Work, Opportunity | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

$5 OFF + FREE SHIPPING at Jessica Haas Designs|Society6

S6_holiday_dec14

Shop Jessica Haas Designs | Society6 to receive $5 off and free shipping worldwide until December 14th, midnight PST.

Just click the link to see prices magically reduced:
http://society6.com/jessicahaasdesigns?promo=DK8BP9GB8FKY

Posted in Graphic Design | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

New York Public Library dressed up for the holidays

IMG_0119.JPG

IMG_0126.JPG

IMG_0122.JPG

IMG_0116.JPG

IMG_0118.JPG

IMG_0117.JPG

IMG_0115.JPG

IMG_0114.JPG

IMG_0112.JPG

IMG_0110.JPG

IMG_0111.JPG

IMG_0104.JPG

IMG_0105.JPG

IMG_0108.JPG

Posted in Graphic Design | Leave a comment

Tiffany and Co. Holiday 2014

Tiffany & Co Holiday Catalog

It arrives in that signature blue envelope and almost all women know what’s inside. Every year, Tiffany’s never fails to unveil the most breathtaking holiday catalog, sparkled with the sophistication of shiny foils and elegant paper. This is more then a beautiful booklet, it’s a keepsake.

For 2014, Tiffany and Co illustrated scenes of a 1950-60’s New York City created in a palette of vibrant blues, lavender and pops of color to artfully compliment Tiffany jewelry and the Tiffany Blue Box. Richard Moore, Vice President, Creative Visual Merchandising of Tiffany & Co. explains, “Then as now, Tiffany & Co. was the city’s greatest jeweler, at the forefront of fashion and design. We’ve captured the era’s style and enthusiasm in witty illustrations of families and couples rejoicing in a city sparkling in snow and holiday glamour.” Below are all the illustrated spreads, click to see a slideshow of the enlargements. To see the full catalog, go here for to view the full catalog and/or request a printed copy.

Wait there’s more! If you’ve ever been in New York during late November to early January, you’d know that holiday store windows are the best activity. Grab a coffee and go have your second breakfast at Tiffany’s flagship store on 5th Avenue for a three dimensional version of these lovely illustrated scenes. There is even a magnificent light show triggered every 15 minutes, from 4:00 pm until midnight. The dazzling lights overlay the store’s elegant façade. The illuminated spectacle is inspired by the fireworks display created for the Tiffany Diamond at the 1939 New York World’s Fair and marks the 75th anniversary of that historic exhibit. Each features a yellow center stone (five feet in diameter) that replicates the cushion cut, 128.54-carat Tiffany Diamond. See images below.

47d4d951a72940f5bbd5cef3fa39f497 f99ff100117c4705a88b1820249fb110 ab3e872dcedf464689b2e5f8c0ef76d2 a99519f6a84a44d0a279d122eb0694fc 5345aca68263439ab03aedf438ef6441 53c31b191f854d89b5731a0651a50c10

And if this still isn’t enough for all the New York illustrated, holiday Tiffany & Co. head straight to Tiffany.com.  Tiffany & Co. also features an emotional animated holiday video right on their home page and you guessed it, it’s fabulous!

“Tiffany’s advertising campaign, created by Ogilvy & Mather, brings these imaginative illustrations to life with the talents of photographer Tim Gutt and set designer Shona Heath, renowned for creating dreamlike sets for luxury clients and fashion magazines. Approximately 30 people took part in building the three-dimensional scenes of New York and its legendary landmarks; each set took between 24 and 48 hours to complete. Tiffany jewels in oversized and whimsical form were later added to the images. The finished ads strike a perfect balance between the magic of the metropolis and the iconic beauty of Tiffany jewelry. The ad images appear in magazines and the illustrations are featured in video, online and other media. Each venue sends a message that rings true for all: There is but one jeweler—and one gift—that belongs at the center of every celebration.” via source: BB Media

All imagery from Tiffany.com

TIFFANY, TIFFANY & CO., T&CO., the TIFFANY BLUE BOX, ATLAS and TIFFANY CELEBRATION are trademarks of Tiffany and Company and its affiliates.

Campaign Credits
Advertising Agency: Ogilvy & Mather, New York, USA
Chief Marketing Officer: Lauren Crampsie
Chief Creative Officer: Chris Garbutt
Group Creative Director: Debra Fried
Creative Director: Jeff Leaf
Executive Producer: Maureen Phillips
Animation: Psyop
Music: “Out of the Blue” by Chauncey Jacks
Executive Group Director: Leyland Streiff
Account Supervisor: Kat Bear
Account Executive: Aniella Opalacz

Posted in Advertising, Appreciation | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Free Food and Wine Pairing at Hudson Eats, NYC this Fall!

WineEventCreative_web

Tomorrow kicks off Hudson Eat’s free food and wine pairing series this fall. Join Hudson Eats and Vintry Fine Wines for a weekly celebration of a different theme ranging from spice to chocolate. They’ll explore wine pairings specially selected for the wide-ranging cuisines created by the chefs at Hudson Eats. All events are complimentary but pre-registration is encouraged for a guaranteed entry.

Mike Martin, wine director at Vintry Fine Wines, will lead the series. One of the city’s noted authorities, Mike has been featured and mentioned in Wine & Spirits, Food & Wine, Beverage Media, The New York Times, The Sun, Decanter, and France Magazine. In 2012, Mike was inducted into the Ordre des Coteaux de Champagne as a Chevalier. The wines Mike selects for our tastings will be available for purchase at Vintry, nearby at 230 Murray Street. Cheers!

200 Vesey Street, 2nd level off the Winter Garden in New York’s Battery Park City
All events are from 5:30PM to 8:00PM

Register online at brookfieldplaceny.com/wineseries
*Registration is suggested for a guaranteed entry.

Graphic designed by AgencySacks, Art Director: Jessica Haas

Posted in My Work, Opportunity | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment