Anne Ulku

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2018 Recap

It was a busy and eventful year and I continue to be so thankful and grateful for the opportunities and experiences that present themselves in my life. I wanted to sum up some of the things I did this year between work, life, experiences, travel, etc.

I got new plants.

I got new plants.

I spent a lot of the beginning of the year healing, and finding new ways to bring joy.

Went to a Healing workshop.

Went to a Healing workshop.

Not quite business cards yet, but something! (I haven’t had business cards in about 10 years)

Not quite business cards yet, but something! (I haven’t had business cards in about 10 years)

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I continued to work with Mono and Walmart on Walmart’s monthly mailers. Lots of planning and work that went into these for a a little over a year. A great partnership and process. I still haven’t posted anything about this long and very involved project, but here’s to goals transferring over to the new year!

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We got a lot of snow

We got a lot of snow

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I worked with Google in creating the illustration and animation guidelines for Google Pay. Every time you make a purchase with the app, there’s a seasonal or festive and fun illustrated animation that pops up. I worked with mono and Google to develop the style, rules and all details associated with the development of these tidbit moments. More on this project to come in the future, but for now, here’s a sneak peek.

Got some new basement furnishings

Got some new basement furnishings

Made a bunch of sauerkraut

Made a bunch of sauerkraut

Made homemade Lara bars

Made homemade Lara bars

Took another monotype printing class.

Took another monotype printing class.

Grew some peonies in my garden

Grew some peonies in my garden

Started reading more

Started reading more

Went camping in the Boundary Waters

Went camping in the Boundary Waters

Started an ice cream club

Started an ice cream club

Did some illustrations for Google

Did some illustrations for Google

Finally started filling these tiny handmade books I made in college

Finally started filling these tiny handmade books I made in college

Helped mono work on winning a Leinenkugels pitch

Helped mono work on winning a Leinenkugels pitch

Got myself a Spirograph!

Got myself a Spirograph!

Crafted with my nephews

Crafted with my nephews

Hosted a type-making workshop with the Mia and AIGA.

Hosted a type-making workshop with the Mia and AIGA.

Still have yet to post the process and results from this great workshop!

Still have yet to post the process and results from this great workshop!

Created an additional logo for PDC’s new space

Created an additional logo for PDC’s new space

Celebrated my half birthday

Celebrated my half birthday

Continued to work on illustrations for children’s books.

Continued to work on illustrations for children’s books.

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Rang in the new year!

Rang in the new year!

Created a bunch of fun graphics with space150 for 3M, more on this soon.

Created a bunch of fun graphics with space150 for 3M, more on this soon.

Made a new logo for Santanni Custom home builders

Made a new logo for Santanni Custom home builders

Explored using water-based inks in monotype printing.

Explored using water-based inks in monotype printing.

Hosted a workshop with the AIGA on Passion Projects

Hosted a workshop with the AIGA on Passion Projects

Went to Hawaii to visit a friend

Went to Hawaii to visit a friend

Took Jax camping

Took Jax camping

Went to Las Vegas with my sister

Went to Las Vegas with my sister

I got my ears pierced again

I got my ears pierced again

Made a fresh new icon system for ICF Next

Made a fresh new icon system for ICF Next

Made some grungy letters

Made some grungy letters

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Made some warped letters

Made some warped letters

Spent most of my summer not working and remodeling my backyard with my dad. Put in a sliding glass patio door, built a deck, put down pavers, planted some new things and built up some fence sections. And then spent the rest of the summer enjoying the space. I also just realized I never did a post about this process, so I will work on that. Though there is a lot of process on my saved instagram story highlight.

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Got some fabric printed from some of my monotype prints.

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Jax had a little modeling debut for Coolibar!

Jax had a little modeling debut for Coolibar!

I also got in for a couple shots

I also got in for a couple shots

Created a brand system and logo for a very exciting new venture! Pretty much a dream project for me!

Created a brand system and logo for a very exciting new venture! Pretty much a dream project for me!

Went to Montreal for the holidays

Went to Montreal for the holidays

Discovered an easy great way to make homemade bagels

Discovered an easy great way to make homemade bagels

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Worked a ton on rebranding Evereve with mono. Work is still in progress but have gone through a huge amount of logo iterations, art direction and designs.

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Spent a lot of hours with mono working on a top secret project for a large company. All things are still in progress but went through countless rounds of art direction, moodboards, design, naming, branding, illustrations, etc. Not sure what will come of it, but was happy to help out with such a fun and exciting new idea.

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