Design in a
State of Play.
A portfolio site by Atlanta-based graphic designer, Miruna Talpas.
︎Brand Identity Design
I was so excited when the guys of Valor Coffee reached out to me for a brand identity project. Valor Coffee started as a coffee cart and now has a permanent location in Downtown Alpharetta. These guys all about finding the perfect balance of putting the customer first and selling quality coffee. They are also some of the kindest people I have met.
Photos by Katelyn Ortego.
︎Brand Identity Design
Brenna is a licensed therapist primarily working with children from ages 3 to 17 who are dealing with issues related to life transitions, self-esteem, interpersonal relationships, anxiety, depression, ADHD, trauma, and abuse.
The concept is inspired by the Danish practice of “Hygge.” It is rooted in simplicity, comfort, and hospitality. The design elements in this concept are intended to bring ease and allow those around to feel a sense of wholeness by it’s flexible typeface, warm colors, and simple graphic elements.
High Museum of Art
The High Museum is the Southeast's leading art museum. I created a new identity for The High based on Richard Meier's initial sketch for this building. I wanted to have the new visual identity match the building's aesthetic in order to connect the entire identity. The secondary mark is a broken up version of the main mark. It's purpose is to show Atlanta's diversity and it's openness. It is mostly used in the context of showcasing different works of art.
Taqueria del Sol
︎Web Design + Art Direction
When we were assigned to realign a website, I was a little worried at first. I figured most websites these days were responsive! However, after hours of research...I hit the jackpot. Taqueria del Sol, Atlanta's tex-mex chain. They are known for their long lines and delicious salsa trio. And they did not have a responsive website. I decided to take the restaurant's aesthetic into a completely different direction as well. I wanted to highlight Taqueria's playful and carefree brand into that same visual direction. Along with redesigning the website, I did a photoshoot with my friends and created graphics to support this new mid-century and quirky direction.
View the coded mockup.
Photography by Chloe Enos.