Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Women's Wallet Window Graphics

These are three designs for window graphics for the release of a new women's wallet collection. A little background info: the wallet collection is all made of embossed vegetable-dyed Italian leather. The particular company likes to advertise their products as things that "get better with age". One of the styles offered is embossed with real wood grain, so along that line I wanted to show that each wallet has something a little unique to it. 
These graphics would be white decals applied on the glass off the store front, with the product displayed in the window. 
    The product placement for the first graphic would be inside of the heart shape made by the hands, in particular I wanted to show a darker color wallet. Tag line would read "Introducing: tall dark & handsome"
    For the second graphic I wanted to place several of the wood grain embossed wallets above the fingertips of the hand print. Tag line would read "To each her own"
   The third graphic would display a variety of colors and styles of wallets inside the frames. Tag line would read "Keep a masterpiece in your purse"

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Teeny Tiny Moving Ads

So my newest design project is a really really little ad for our moving company Saagan. Playing around with color and Black and White versions as we have not yet made a decision on which we will be doing. Just having fun with letters, any imagery in this will be minimal because it is going to be so small (about 1.5"x2"). David (my boss) wanted it to say "MOO VING" as shown in the last version which I had a lot of fun doing sketches for; but in the end we decided to steer clear of cow references (no pun intended). Will need to get around to scanning my sketchbook soon to show some hand drawn versions of this ad as well as some recent gouache sketches for my mural ideas.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

New Job

It has been a really long time since I posted anything, but that doesn't mean I haven't been keeping busy; I think its time to get this blog going again. I'll start with the work I am getting paid for. I just recently started a new job at a company called Roadshow services where I am able to do a bit of graphic design work. A little background: the company provides transportation (trucks) for large cross country tours (Rihanna, Deadmau5, Prince, Pearl Jam, etc). The images I am posting aren't actually the ones we used for the most part, but they are my personal favorite versions of the projects I have been able to work on so far. The Image above is the inside illustration and layout I did for our Christmas card, pretty straight forward. I had a lot of fun doing that little digital illustration, so I wanted to post it even though it wont be printed. Below are my two favorite sketches for a half page ad we are running. I really liked the idea of including that map texture in there somewhere but it didn't make the cut in the end.

The last four images are for a post it cube we are going to order. I can only use two colors (red and black were already chosen) and had to make sure final product would read at a fairly small size (I think it will end up being 4"x4" on all sides or close to that). Again, I had a lot of fun doing those digital illustrations, but only time will tell if any of them end up being used. Other than my job, I have been given the task of painting a mural on the trailer my brother is staying in on the UC Santa Cruz campus. I have never done a mural before and am finding it really hard to even settle on a subject matter. Once I decide I will post sketches.

Friday, November 20, 2009

this is a sketch for my piece on the dangers of food irradiation... the painting is actually finished, just not photographed yet...

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Here is a long overdue update. Though this isn't actually new work... I'm in the process of finishing my second thesis at the moment. The topic is conspiracy theories, expect to see pieces on: the dangers of food irradiation, water fluoridation, chem trails, the faked moon landing, our shape shifting alien world leaders, and much more. As for these pieces the first is an oil painting about body dysmorphia, from my first thesis on abnormal psychology. The second piece is actually my first digital piece, a project from Robert Hunt's class where we could choose a cocktail to create an illustration about, I chose a zombie.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Thesis Pieces

thesis update: just finished last piece! yes!! I will probably still do touch ups, but at least for the moment I feel like I'm finished.  I guess I should be burnt out, but all I want to do is paint more. Keep the momentum. I think I'm going to steal Robert Hunt's picture a day idea, once all this end-of-semester madness is over, I guess. I just want to blow off my final project for my music class and paint instead. I forget that there is still so much to be done. Postcards, business cards, portfolio assembly, photographing work, and thats just for thesis! My website is pretty much finished though, which is a relief. Here's yet another one of my thesis pieces, about anorexia. Special thanks to Keri, the skinniest person I know, for posing.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Old & Unfinished

A really old painting of my room mate in a wig. I think this is my second ever oil painting (if we aren't counting the few pitiful attempts in high school). I wish I could just spend all of my time painting straight up portraits sometimes.