CRUCIBLE Graphic Design Manual – Preliminary Sketches

Over the next week and a half, I will be designing a Graphic Standards Manual for a design competition agency called Crucible.  Logos are below. It's a big, very intimidating project, so I've done a lot of brainstorming and viewing other GSMs before compiling my thoughts into a "brief" which will guide my design process. After … Continue reading CRUCIBLE Graphic Design Manual – Preliminary Sketches

Darth Vader’s Guide to Grass

There are 3 versions of this particular book cover.  I was originally working in Photoshop and received a tip from another student that I might get better results with Illustrator, so I switched over (but had to redesign from the ground up). This is the original Photoshop cover. This is the first Illustrator Cover.  I … Continue reading Darth Vader’s Guide to Grass

Preliminary Sketches for the Book Project

Working through my sketches and roughs was an exercise in the process of elimination.  By the time I had finished the third series, I realized that my best idea was Darth Vader's Guide to Grass.  Because that's two entirely unrelated, even opposed concepts slapped unwillingly against each other.  Which is why it works, of course.  Of … Continue reading Preliminary Sketches for the Book Project

Pecan Pie Vodka Labels COMPLETE

I have created three (with one variation) labels to be used on a 750 mL flint bottle containing grain distilled vodka from a local micro-brewery.  Two of the labels are modern interpretations, whilst the third and its variation is a sleek take on an old-fashioned label design.  All the labels were created with a combination … Continue reading Pecan Pie Vodka Labels COMPLETE

Pecan Pie Vodka?

Apparently there's a lot for me to learn about vodka.  I knew vodka was made from starch rich material like potatoes or sorghum, but I had no idea that it came in flavors, let alone flavors like pecan pie of all things. 10 Flavored Vodkas You Should Really Try The 13 Strangest Vodka Flavors  And gendered marketing. … Continue reading Pecan Pie Vodka?

Real Problems, Real Solutions FINAL

I have created three campaign posters to be used by localized, grassroots movements and volunteers for mustang advocacy.  My posters are designed to create awareness in the average person by comparing American mustangs to other iconic endangered species.  My hope is that this will help change the perspective of the wild horse as an invasive … Continue reading Real Problems, Real Solutions FINAL

Real solutions to my problems

It's really amazing what a full night of sleep can do to refresh the mind.  I woke up this morning ready to tackle my Real Problems, Real Solutions project again!  Per suggestions from my classmates, I'm going to retouch the tiger/horse and then create an image that will be used in a poster, brochure, and card. … Continue reading Real solutions to my problems

Inspiration on an empty tank

I run empty some weeks, mainly because school and work feel like one massive full-time job at 70 hours.  Oh wait, that's exactly what it is.  My bad. Empty I may feel, but the deadlines don't care.  I spent two days dreaming up sketches and then I had to turn those sketches into legit ideas. … Continue reading Inspiration on an empty tank

Real Problems, Real Solutions

I love my Wacum Intous Pro Tablet, but I'm not comfortable enough with it to be fully creative.  This meant that I had to dig out my art supplies from the first semester from the pile of boxes in my room (I'm moving in March, slowly packing up my stuff).  They were at the very … Continue reading Real Problems, Real Solutions

Slogans for Mustang Advocacy

How on earth do you say "The mustang is the modern representation of equus caballus, which paleontologists say went extinct on the North American continent as recently as 75oo years ago?" How on earth do you say, "As a reintroduced species, the mustang represents a rare ecological niche contemporary with extinct species such as the mammoth?" … Continue reading Slogans for Mustang Advocacy