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

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 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

Take a beat…

And... when inspiration ran dry this week, this is what I did.  I nabbed a photo of Onew, the lead singer in the Korean group SHINee and played around with some double exposure techniques in Photoshop.  When I do something fun like this, I like to chose something that furthers my skill with the software. … Continue reading Take a beat…

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