Carolynn Giordano Lemke - Owner of Two Brunettes


Entries in graphic design (105)


New at Two Brunettes: Benjamin Row

We have not posted in quiet some time, and that is because we are so busy, that this blog has gotten totally neglected. Good problems, but bad. Two Brunettes has some major annoucments coming up, I can't even stand it any longer. We are growing and just super excited to share the new changes coming up! Here is one new blog launch from today! Benjamin Row. It is a sweet blog that is going to be about Momma, Baby and Beyond. Rosie, editor of BR, was so sweet and amazing to work with. As most of you know Two Bru adores all things kid related, so this was especially fun for us to take on! Go check it out.


Two Brunettes Etsy Shop Reopen!

As much as I hate to admit, it is that time of year again. Get your orders in before December 1st! 

Learn more details over at our Etsy shop or email directly.


Window Shopping at Two Brunettes: Lemon & Lavender Website

When Ashley of Lemon and Lavender emailed me about creating a pattern for her website and print materials I was all over it. I love her adorable style, and beautiful work, did I mention the girl is living in AFRICA! She is a very talented designer herself, so I knew I had to get it just right to make her happy!


 I created three different patterns and with some tough decision making she settled on number three. This also happened to be my favorite. A couple weekes later Ashley emailed me again to design a website for her. I was extrmely eager to take my pattern and bring it to life on her site to showcase off her amazing stationery creations. I loved being able to help Lemon and Lavender build a brand that could grow with not only her line but her as well! 

 I drew so much inspiration from Ashleys Instagram and her style in general, that this one of most fun projects I have worked on. Thank you Ashley, you are going to do great things! 


Two Brunettes at Bella Figura


I'm a little late to the game on announcing this but I'm a new designer for the 2012 collection at Bella Figura! I am so honored to be among one more the most amazing letterpress companies in the world, not to mention the talent that my designs are showcased next to! Wow. Bella Figura is also based out of my the town I am from, So I feel extra proud! If you are planning a wedding this year be sure to check out my designs there, you can even be custom drawn by me for your invites! 


Freebies in Action

I was so pumped to see some of my free printables available on Ruffled used in a real wedding setting! I love the details of this wedding. Everything is just over the top cute. 

Photos were taken by the very talented Rebecca Hansen.



Window Shopping at Two Brunettes: Whichgoose Website

A website, branding package, and big cartel shop created for the amazingly talented Emily of Whichgoose.


Window Shopping at Two Brunettes: A First Anniversary Soiree


Carolyn of A Beautiful Ripple Effect is celebrating her one year anniversary with her husband in October at her home in Florida. I have worked with Carolyn in the past, so I know her taste and style, she wanted something created, with lots of soft colors, patterns, liners, the works. Her party theme is also equally as AWESOME, an evening of champagne and burgers! I kept picturing a beautiful florida sunset as the backdrop to this party, so I wanted Carolyn's guests to feel that when they opened their invitations.


Customized Halloween Invites


Time for candy and costumes order your customized Halloween invites! For adults, kids, and adult kids these are perfect for your Halloween parties! Just simply email with in for pricing, and Two Brunettes will create you in your halloween costume, for a one of kind party invite.

PS. we are having a front yard Halloween Party at our house and Clara is Princess Leia for her first Halloween, and our dog is an ewok! 


Window Shopping at Two Brunettes: Love and Lavender Blog

A new blog I designed for the lovely Aileen and Ellen of Love and Lavender.


The inspiration that they provided was all so beautiful, very collage like, but at the same time light and airy. It was a fun project to work on!


If you are interested in blog designs, we are now booking early November as a start date for your blog! Inquire with in to claim your spot. 


Custom Pet Portrait: Charlie Christopher 

Meet Mr. Charlie Christopher, this handsome little devil belongs to the one and only Ami of Elizabeth Anne Designs. Charlie is a regular socialite in chicago, from mingling in the dog park to waggin' wednesday's ( a doggie catered event) to hanging out with his very loving BFFs, mom and dad. Charlie also has a red harness for playing (pictured above) and a regular collar for fashion. Oh Charles, you're so dapper.