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Project: "Melissa + Yasuo Wedding Invitation"
Company:Gee + Chung Design
Designer(s): Design Firm: Gee + Chung Design Creative Director: Fani Chung Designer: Fani Chung, Earl Gee Illustrator: Earl Gee , United States
Category: Print, Professional
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Entry Description: Melissa Tsang + Yasuo Shimada began their courtship in Japan during the cherry blossom season. This inspired our solution for their wedding invitation: a symbolic heart which transforms into a cherry blossom as an emblem of love and affection. The invitation combines engraved Edwardian Script type with the flower’s seeds. The card's embossed pattern combines an Asian seal of the couple's names, the Japanese "tea plant" crest of the Shimada family, and the Chinese character of "double happiness" for marriage. Hand-lettered cherry blossom type spells out the RSVP.

About the Designer/Company
Earl Gee is Partner and Creative Director, with Fani Chung, of Gee + Chung Design, an award-winning multidisciplinary brand communications firm based in San Francisco. Gee + Chung Design enjoys the challenge of making complex new technologies understandable through innovative design strategies which engage audiences and enable clients to stand out from competition. The firm has built an international reputation for developing successful branding, print, packaging, environmental and interactive programs for leading clients including Apple, Adobe, National Semiconductor, IBM, Oracle, Lucasfilm, the Federal Reserve Bank, Chronicle Books and Stanford University. Earl was formerly a designer at Landor Associates in San Francisco, creating identity programs for Fortune 500 companies and senior designer at Mark Anderson Design in Palo Alto, designing award-winning branding programs for Herman Miller, PG&E and the Oakland Museum. Earl has been named in Graphic Design USA’s 50th Anniversary Survey as one of the 50 “Most Influential Graphic Designers Working Today” and one of its “People to Watch in 2010.” He was also one of only 50 U.S. graphic designers selected for the international edition of Who’s Who in Graphic Design. He has served on a U.N.-sponsored design delegation touring China, lectured at leading universities and design organizations across the country and served on the board of the San Francisco chapter of AIGA, the professional association for design. He is a frequent juror for major design competitions including Communication Arts, Spark, Creativity, Critique, STEP, Publish, Exhibitor and Sappi Paper. He received his BFA in graphic design with Distinction from Art Center College of Design and was included in Design Impact: A History of Art Center College of Design.