Welcome!

I’m Chelsea, the lady behind Go Forth.

I’m a creative thinker and go-getter. I put delightful and purposeful visuals to your words and ideas. I make this happen through design, photography, friendship, and some serious tricks.

Kick off your boots and take a look around. If what you see excites you, CONTACT ME soon to begin a conversation about your project.

Favorite Projects

  • Grown-up Shoes for Refinary29
  • The Nouveau Romantics

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01 09 14 New Work / The Nouveau Romantics

Gold foil on a extra thick grey card stock with painted edges. Need I say more?

I had the pleasure of designing the new logo marks and business card for The Nouveau Romantics, a full service event planning company in Austin. If you spend just one minute on their site, you’ll see how incredibly talented Elizabeth Lewis and her team are.

Before I went to the drawing board, Elizabeth and I had a few conversations about what she envisioned, what she wanted and what she needed. I drew a lot of inspiration from looking at her work and the name itself, “nouveau” and “romantic”.

The results are a classic logo with a custom (and quite romantic) swash in leg of the letter “R”. The logo mark, seen on the front of the business card, is more modern. I brought the letters “TNR” together to create a bold, seamless graphic.

I loved executing this project and working with Elizabeth. She had a clear vision but also allowed me to design freely.

Are you in need of a new logo and think we’d make a good (design) match? Email me and let’s talk about your project!

01 08 14 New Work / Carleen and Grown-up Shoes

In a perfect world, I would have blogged about these images in August. Instead, you’re getting
to see this summer series during a polar vortex.
I hope it warms you up or help you dream of your next summer vacation.

Ana from Grown-up Shoes brought me on to photograph her in some striking pieces from her friend Carleen’s Spring/Summer 2013 collection.

We chose a park in Austin that had plenty of wildflowers and overgrown grass. The results are soft and dreamy, much like Carleen’s clothes.

*This series was featured on Refinery 29!
Click here to see all the pictures from the shoot.

Summer Dreamin' / Go Forth Creative & Grown-up Shoes

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This last image didn’t make the R29 cut but it’s too cute of Ana not to share.

12 24 13 Happy Holidays

Imagine me shouting as loud as I can—
THANK YOUUUU!!

Thank you for supporting me and being apart of Go Forth Creative. It means a lot that you’re here.

Have a bright 2014 and let’s stay in touch!

Sincerely,

Chelsea (and my family)


Joy to you and me!

12 03 13 Make your own holiday wrapping paper

Who doesn’t love a good splatter paint project?

I recently made this wrapping paper for a holiday gift exchange I hosted for the Camille Styles’ blog and Hayneedle.

Here are the few simple steps:

» Roll out a long strip of uncoated wrapping paper face up. (in the mail supplies section in an office supply store!)

» Pour white acrylic paint into a cup. If it’s thick, dilute it with a little water.

» Use a paint brush and flick it (like you’re drumming!) a few feet away from the paper.

» Let dry for a few hours before rolling back up.

This project was so fun and simple, it’s inspired me to make more! Next time I’ll be trying white paper with black paint. Or black paper with dark green paint. So many options!

Be sure to check out all the images from my gathering right here. And don’t forget to share this simple DIY with your friends and your finished project with me @goforthcreative on Instagram!

Photos by Molly Winters
 

DIY Holiday Wrapping Paper

DIY Holiday Wrapping Paper

11 08 13 New Work / brookeschwab.com

Remember the packaging system I designed for Brooke Schwab? A few months after that project ended, Brooke was ready for a new look online.

Brooke wanted a simple site with no frills—allowing her photographs to shine. A design that could change form and be easily updated. What we ended up with is a clean editable grid with the option to choose your view, from a 4-column to 2-column.

I also created a simplified mobile version of her site that’s only 1-column, making it easier to navigate by phone.

Click here to explore the live site and if you’re looking for a portrait or lifestyle photographer in Houston or Austin, be sure to call upon Brooke!

brookeschwab.com / go forth creative