Descanso Gardens: 2014 Gala


Letterhead, commitment form, save-the-date set, complete event invite and on-site collateral for annual fundraiser gala. As the only west coast host to The Rise of the Jack O’Lanterns, Descanso set their fundraising gala ahead of the public event as an evening garden cocktail party among candle-lit carved pumpkin sculptures. We decided to glam it up by printing metallic copper on cream paper, printing in 2-color with strategic paper layering, adding an elegant twist to fall festivities. Descanso reported this event to be highly successful in both experience and fundraising efforts.


I’ve worked with Heather on several projects for Descanso Gardens. There are many talented designers out there, but Heather’s services are next-level. Not only is she a talented creative professional, but she is able to see the big picture, and has helped us to focus our overall marketing strategy over the past six months. When we hire Heather, we know we are getting much more than a good-looking piece of collateral — we are getting her thoughtfulness and years of experience in brand messaging. Heather is professional and a pleasure to work with every step of the way, from her detailed written proposal to delivery of the final piece. Thanks, Heather!
—Somer Sherwood-White, Development Coordinator, Descanso Gardens