Mailer for JH Piano

This project was for Design Applications III, not Graphic Design III.   However, it goes with the website I designed over spring break, and I really ended up liking it.  Part of the reason for this is because I am finally getting good with Adobe Illustrator.  Yes, you read that right!  Design Applications III has been … Continue reading Mailer for JH Piano

Computer Lab Logos

I suspect that this project is a change of plans from what normally goes on in Graphic Design III, mainly because I got the identical assignment in Design Applications III!  Obviously, I couldn't produce the same logos for two classes, so this met double the work.  However, I wouldn't have to be mentally juggling two … Continue reading Computer Lab Logos

Low Poly Artwork

And lo, we have a Low Poly Art design that properly belongs in Design Applications III but turned out so darn good that I just had to post it here.  Seriously, I can't believe I actually pulled this one off.  I've been dying to try something like this for forever, but Adobe Illustrator is pretty intimidating. Regardless, it … Continue reading Low Poly Artwork

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

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