I have the privilege of knowing 2 exceptionally talented artist and designer sisters (Lee and HJ) who go by their designer name ‘Aleph Tav’.
During a work trip in December, Lee gave me her personal name card. I was in awe….. And I knew I had found the right person to design mine for my colour analysis work and so it was done! Lee designed the logo and card for my Imagessentials.
I love the design of the logo, which is classy, feminine and accurate in its presentation of what Imagessentials is all about. What I also LOVE is the concept of the card – a makeup palette!
After collaborating with Lee for my name card, I got to know HJ, Lee’s older sister, who’s now lending her sketch and design expertise to my visual presentation for grooming talks. Those are still in the making but what I can say is that they are of high professional quality in presentation and design.
A few weeks after getting my name card done, I met up with Lee and HJ for a catch-up, and I was overwhelmed when I was presented with this personalized, hand-made Coptic bind notebook as a gift!
It’s particularly meaningful because 1. It’s personalized, and 2. It’s a collaborated effort of 2 artists, 3. They thought of ME! [Call me self-centred, but don’t we all like to be remembered? :p]
In fact, Aleph Tav is a design house whose business is HANDMADE GIFTS. Go to their website and check out what they have there.
Let’s get back to that Coptic bind notebook…..HJ sketched me (she didn’t do it from a picture – it was her image of me in her mind’s eye); and Lee fashioned the book out of paper and board, and sewed the pieces of notepaper together with string. Painstaking work on Lee’s part, and beautifully done.
Head over to Aleph Tav’s site and look at their work. Lee and HJ take in orders for handmade gifts and deliver them worldwide. In this day and age where cards are electronic and gifts are virtual, handmade gifts are rare and highly valued. If you are thinking of getting something special as a gift, think of personalized handmade gifts.
Check out the following pics of their personal name card and business card. Cool eh?
Excuse the quality of the photos. It should improve….soon….