My process is not unlike how I create illustrations. Most decks have a concise theme, so I start by researching a topic, genre, or motif. Sometimes I'll list words that can be symbolically represented in a design. This inspires me to get the creative energy flowing in the right direction. The research also helps accumulate a "what to do" and "what not to do" collection of visual references. Then, I begin doodling various ideas that might work as narrative visuals, symbols, or design shapes that can act as connective elements.
The tuck box has the text ‘Main Street Pharmacy – Meadowlark Decks’ in a banner across the front with a large Meadowlark Pharmacy mortar and pestle below and an apothecary bottle above, all surrounded by ornate filigree. On the back of tuck is an image of the card back, which is a slightly modified version of the artwork from the front, mirrored for better playability.