1. Heavy and relevant is this song…currently on repeat during my daily commute. But for me, the “darlin” is more like a place and a community; rather than a single love.
    “These Days are Numbered” by The Head and the Heart

    There’s always hope
    Hope in death
    It brands these bonds
    Refines the rest
    Cuz these days are numbered
    This life absolute
    I need this faith to keep me walkin’
    To keep me alive…

    …We all complain if it rains or it shines
    But we’re never mad at the moon…

    (Source: Spotify)

  2. maybe I take photos of the decor in public restrooms. #designlove #vintagelabels (at Wheatfields)
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    maybe I take photos of the decor in public restrooms. #designlove #vintagelabels (at Wheatfields)

  3. Years ago, when I studied abroad, I didn’t take many photos. What I did was capture my interpretations through journaling and sketching. Reading back through this old buddy, it’s soul soothing to read my honest account of the raw, often simple moments I experienced. From cobblestone streets making me pay attention to every step I took, to the understanding between humans through non-verbal communication, this little book tells the story. Travel with a journal folks. I think you’ll be thankful for the stories you can re-play, the ones you may not realize have shaped you. This concludes my PBS special.
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    Years ago, when I studied abroad, I didn’t take many photos. What I did was capture my interpretations through journaling and sketching. Reading back through this old buddy, it’s soul soothing to read my honest account of the raw, often simple moments I experienced. From cobblestone streets making me pay attention to every step I took, to the understanding between humans through non-verbal communication, this little book tells the story. Travel with a journal folks. I think you’ll be thankful for the stories you can re-play, the ones you may not realize have shaped you. This concludes my PBS special.

  4. Finally got my paws on this tiny handout made for Loom. Thinking of you as I take its photo @hannaleds & @ashperlberg & also @hannahtheglavor because of my T-Rex coffee buddy. Check out more photos here: http://jamienoel.com/loom-handout
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    Finally got my paws on this tiny handout made for Loom. Thinking of you as I take its photo @hannaleds & @ashperlberg & also @hannahtheglavor because of my T-Rex coffee buddy. Check out more photos here: http://jamienoel.com/loom-handout

  5. Hey friends, I need your help with our kickstarter, Brain Food! With enough money raised, kids will be given opportunities to use their imagination, make art, and be happier.

    What is Brain Food?

    Brain Food is a collaboration between AIGA Portland, the Right Brain Initiative, and 10 illustrators, who all want to see more opportunities for kids to experience the life changing effects of art.

    Brain Food is a deck of 50 cards, each illustrating and directing a different activity for kids to use their creativity. With enough funding, the decks will be donated to classrooms around the Portland metro. Due to a lack of funding, art programs have been cut from many Portland schools, leaving a sad gap in fruitful, creative teachings for kids, (the future of tomorrow).

    What does this mean for kids, for you, and for me?

    Designing and illustrating for a good cause, especially when it benefits children, is a dream project for me. And if this project is funded, I could have the opportunity to do more work like this. Everyone wins. You help Brain Food—>you help kids—>you see kids change the world—>you help me make more influential work—>and you feel awesome.
     
    There are only 3 DAYS left to fund this project, and they are only halfway there. So if you can spare anything this week, a latte, a scarf, a new cat collar for your buddy, whatever it is, any bit helps the kids!

    Fund Brain Food! Fuel kids to make art!

    Again, here is Brain Food’s kickstarter link: http://kck.st/16i8p6f

  6. Crisp Guatemalan pour overs, flaky French Beignets, rough cobblestone, warm color stories, vintage baby moons, and Russian fur hats…An afternoon spent in Kansas City’s River Market feels like a world away.

  7. 
NEW tote bags for sale in the shop! And now through Sunday November 27th, you get FREE SHIPPING on items in my Society 6 Shop! Get a leg up on your Christmas shopping! The new bags come in 3 sizes, are super durable, washable, and have a comfortable, sturdy strap. TOTES WIN. http://society6.com/jamieletourneau/bags
**excludes framed art prints, stretched canvases, and throw pillows, don’t hate us**
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    NEW tote bags for sale in the shop! And now through Sunday November 27th, you get FREE SHIPPING on items in my Society 6 Shop! Get a leg up on your Christmas shopping! The new bags come in 3 sizes, are super durable, washable, and have a comfortable, sturdy strap. TOTES WIN. http://society6.com/jamieletourneau/bags

    **excludes framed art prints, stretched canvases, and throw pillows, don’t hate us**

  8. The Water—Johnny Flynn and Laura Marling

    This is like a lullaby today; fitting while the weather shifts me towards a constant desire to be cozy. I’m feeling the gentle sway of their words, as if each verse is being sung from a swooping ancient ship and their soft harmonies tumble like the water their words paint. The depth of the content can churn my imagination in conflicting directions, but for now I’ll let it take me into that peaceful lull.

  9. so much joy in this photo of babe @hannaleds holding Loom’s new board game I made and hope to play. Real life beats the computer screen. #freelance #design #illustration #nonprofit #loominternational Art directed by @ashperlberg
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    so much joy in this photo of babe @hannaleds holding Loom’s new board game I made and hope to play. Real life beats the computer screen. #freelance #design #illustration #nonprofit #loominternational Art directed by @ashperlberg

  10. Other than it being a life upgrade, read up on why you should pre-order “I’d Rather Be Short” by my friend Becky Murphy, a brilliantly witty illustrator and designer.

    Watch the trailer, (bulldozing scene above.)

    And then go PRE-ORDER it on Amazon. (Or the handful of places she lists). It comes out in just a few weeks! And the more copies that are PRE-ordered, the more copies stores will order, and the better chance that we can see more amazing books from Ms. Murphy. They make perfect Christmas gifts for all the ages…just sayin’. It beats snuggies and candles.

    Back in the day I met Becky at Iowa State and ever since I saw her creative work I’ve been a big fan. It’s been fun to watch her grow and evolve and make me laugh all the while.

    Becky can teach us all a lot of things.

    1. Be who you are and live it

    2. Draw every day and stir up that creativity you have

    3. Seek joy in creating

    4. Encouraging humor wins

    Okay that was just a few. Basically I hope you have the incredible privilege of meeting this sweet little lady someday. You would be so lucky. For now GO SUPPORT HER PLEASE.

  11. The beauty of having two jobs is that while one can make you feel like a speck, the other can make you feel deeply loved and appreciated. Creating for Loom has been a growing friendship of soul nourishing joy. This is their 5K shirt that was sent with a bundle of encouraging words and gifts. Thank you guys! Including you @hannaleds and @ashperlberg  (at schmolathe)
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    The beauty of having two jobs is that while one can make you feel like a speck, the other can make you feel deeply loved and appreciated. Creating for Loom has been a growing friendship of soul nourishing joy. This is their 5K shirt that was sent with a bundle of encouraging words and gifts. Thank you guys! Including you @hannaleds and @ashperlberg (at schmolathe)

  12. New project on my site:

    2013 Title Nine Managers Meeting

    I was commissioned by Title Nine, a womens athletic and casual clothing company, (famous for their amazing sports bras ya’ll), to design and illustrate an invitation booklet for their annual Managers Meeting in the San Francisco bay area.

    I’ll bet every one of you is probably some sort of super hero to someone. This is for Title Nine’s 23 store managers: heroes for holding up stores, supporting people, and putting up with the shenanigans of a crazy land called retail.

  13. The first time I met Ashley, she made me feel like we’d been friends for years. Then I met her hubs, Kellen, and he’s the same wonderful way. These two are genuine, they’re connecters, and they do life wholeheartedly. They’re also the incredible duo behind WeeNo Photography and they’re using their skills to Inspire change. Read about how they’re partnering with 4 non-profits and giving 10% of your session when you hire them to photograph you at being awesome in life. Get sweet photos, make sweet friends. Read more here.
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    The first time I met Ashley, she made me feel like we’d been friends for years. Then I met her hubs, Kellen, and he’s the same wonderful way. These two are genuine, they’re connecters, and they do life wholeheartedly. They’re also the incredible duo behind WeeNo Photography and they’re using their skills to Inspire change. Read about how they’re partnering with 4 non-profits and giving 10% of your session when you hire them to photograph you at being awesome in life. Get sweet photos, make sweet friends. Read more here.

  14. tell your friends, tell your mom, tell your dog. tell your workout buddy, WE ARE HIRING at Title Nine in Leawood. For serious love of our sanity, please send help. We’ll feed you chocolate, coffee, and high fives. Email me at jletourneau@titlenine.com #typography #diy #retail #hiring #sales #job #kansascity #marketing (at Title Nine)
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    tell your friends, tell your mom, tell your dog. tell your workout buddy, WE ARE HIRING at Title Nine in Leawood. For serious love of our sanity, please send help. We’ll feed you chocolate, coffee, and high fives. Email me at jletourneau@titlenine.com #typography #diy #retail #hiring #sales #job #kansascity #marketing (at Title Nine)

  15. made some last minute water colored business cards in case I make friends at “Good Ferkin Design Advice” tonight. (That was censored for the kids). #branding #identity #businesscards
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    made some last minute water colored business cards in case I make friends at “Good Ferkin Design Advice” tonight. (That was censored for the kids). #branding #identity #businesscards