Graphic Design

“If you’re a bird, I’m a bird” print

One of my favorite movie quotes is from The Notebook: “If you’re a bird, I’m a bird.”

I think it’s just charming. And yes, I know I love it because it has to do with birds and I love birds. It’s a problem. So many bird things in my house haha. I might need therapy.

Anyway, in an effort to keep up with the skills I’m learning in my classes, I created a print of my favorite movie quote using Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign.

To start with, I found a font I wanted to use from a bunch of fonts I just downloaded for free. I chose a font called “Things we said” thinking it resembled the rings in a tree.


After I chose my font, I got to designing little birds for my print. I did this in Illustrator using basic shapes and combining them to create one outline. I added an eye and a wing, and my little birdie was born. Super cute.

Using a heart from a previous project, I popped two birds and a heart into my InDesign file. I tinted the birds two different shades of gray and left the heart white. After a while I decided it was missing something, so I snagged a photo of tree rings off the interwebs and pulled it into Photoshop. There I made the photo black and white and cropped out the excess of the photo. I then imported into the inside of my heart.

Here’s my finished design. What do you think?

I framed it in black to pull from the only color in the design and hung it in our new bathroom. Gah. So cute 🙂 You can see its home in my house as soooooon as I find a dang mirror for my bathroom. Soon!


Our bathroom is finished!!! HOORAY! Post coming tomorrow 🙂 For now, here’s a sneak peak at the color and adorable artwork:

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