Say Hello to Neighbor Designs + Neighborgoods
Designer, Illustrator and Foodie Theme Creator.
Jodi Shares Sweet Inspiration and Wicked Love for Baked Goods.
Do More of What Makes you Happy
I am a designer, illustrator, business owner, daughter, friend, sister, wife, doggy mom and friendly neighbor. I run a design business focused on branding and packaging for clients in the food industry, Hello Neighbor Designs, as well a business specialized in food-themed, screen printed goods called The Neighborgoods. I love putting a smile on someone’s face whether it is through my design work, my products, a homemade treat, or walking my dog, Badger, down the street (he’s really cute, you can’t help but smile).
I draw my inspiration from my love of food. I am continually struck by the natural beauty you can find in the simple fruits and veggies you see walking through a farmers market or your local grocery store. Plus, I have a sweet tooth and enjoy baking up treats whenever possible; it’s where some of my recipe illustrations come from.
“I encourage people to take risks to follow their dreams and
believe things have a way of working out in the end”
A Love Life
I LOVE going to flea markets and stoop sales. My all time favorite trip that I TRY to make every year is to this gigantic antique flea market in Brimfield, MA (http://brimfieldshow.org/ - do not judge it from the website, it is the best time ever!). I go with my sister and some friend’s, we camp out at night and shop during the day, the perfect combo.
Walking around my neighborhood/city exploring shops, restaurants and charming blocks I may never have known about before. Having lived in NYC for the past 10 years I know a lot of these streets but luckily it’s a big city so there is always more to explore! I moved to DC in August so I am looking forward to a new city to check out. I also enjoy hiking. Being in the city there isn’t ample opportunity to get out there and hike too much, but we occasionally travel upstate to Cold Spring, NY and get some hiking in there or on vacations. The most impressive hike that I’ve done was climbing Mt. St. Helen a few years back. I never attempted such a long and rigorous hike before and felt really great after accomplishing it (then really sore the next few days).
BAKING – my love of baking is one of the inspirations I had to start The Neighborgoods, my cupcake recipe design is from the cake I make my husband every year for his birthday. I enjoy creating something delicious, making it cute (of course) and then sharing with my friends and family. Being able to make something special to brighten people’s day and make them smile, makes me smile. I also used to bake a special treat for all of my design clients every year for the holidays. This became my favorite project of the year, which led to narrowing down the focus in my design business to work with food clients only, seeking out those jobs that I really love doing the most.
Editorial Illustrations for the Food Network. There are a total of 11 illustrations in the series, each depicting fun banana characters.