Archive | September, 2012

Light the Night

On September 13, a handful of my teammates from Generac’s supply chain and I participated in the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Light the Night Walk. Some of you may have noticed the link I had posted here in August and the first few weeks of September, so I want to give everyone an update on my team’s very successful fundraiser:
I am proud to announce that we raised over $21,000, which is more than double our initial goal of $10,000. Generac raised the most money of all the participating companies with a total of over $80,000. I also exceeded my goal of $100, raising $152.47. On behalf of my team, I want to sincerely thank everyone who donated to this amazing cause.

I was honored to be chosen as the illustrator for my team’s banner. My lovely coworker, Sue, and I are actually standing in front of the Magnum light tower featured in my illustration.
I had a great time at the walk, despite the rain when we first arrived. Shortly before the walk started, the sun came out and a double rainbow appeared over Lake Michigan followed by a gorgeous sunset: the perfect ending for such an inspirational day.

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Karen Young

Karen Young is an artist and entrepreneur originally from San Francisco, who now lives and works in Chicago. She has been distributing and publishing her Loose Petals greeting card line nationwide for the past 20 years. Her Skyline series features 61 handmade illustrations of American and international destinations.

My poster style is influenced by my own travels around the world, retro posters, textiles, and vintage European ephemera. You’ll find a mix of elements in my posters. I appreciate modern European and Japanese design for it’s simplicity, and Bauhaus less is more attitude.











You can view all of Young’s 8 x 10 inch prints and 11 x 14 inch posters printed on a special 80 lb. recycled textured paper in her Etsy shop, Loose Petals.

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