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Workworkwork

This is a sales flyer that I made for work recently about a contest they’re doing for their Ad Salesmen. I liked how it came out, so I thought I’d share.

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Website Re-Design

Besides working at the newspaper, I have been taking on a few freelance projects here and there. The one I have been laboring over for the past 6 weeks if Feger’s Health Foods. It was crazy. It was mostly trying to get their way of running their site more up to date and accessible by changing the coding from a HTML process to a CSS/PHP WordPress CP process. By using WordPress as a control panel it allows for an easy editing and updating process that it easily manageable by the owner, rather than them needing a designer forever. Which is what every designer does when they start a job, they predict when they won’t be there any longer. Not only that, but they needed a complete design overhaul. I then came up with something cleaning, fresher and more alive than what they had before. They are a Health Supplement Store after all. For the e-commerce aspect of the store, we decided on a plug-in called Ecwid. Which is amazing, and hosted all your products on their servers. They also plug-in to almost all control panel programs! Exciting stuff. Anyway here are some Before & After Shots!

BEFORE

see. no design whatsoever.

AFTER – Now!

Check it out!

This was my first bigger web design project, and it was a major experience!

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Review Week!

Review week is week nine of the semester. It’s when we needed to have 9 out of 12 projects for our portfolio done, then turn it into a presentation, to be reviewed and judged whether they think we are ready to attend the AIGA review in April. No pressure or anything.

I think I did pretty well with my presentation, and I am 90% sure I passed. I will update once I know for sure.

Anyway heres some pictures of my first nine projects!

Rune Magazines:

(they are eclectic music magazines not targeted towards a specific genre but rather focusing on the poetry behind music)

World Vision Paper Doll Ads:

(It’s a series of paper dolls featuring 6 different children and 3 different ethnicities to show that world vision is an internationally based organization.)

Library Ad Campaigns:


(the campaign focuses on what you could be saving if you used the library instead)

Typeface Design! : (it’s called Jigjin which is the korean word for straight)



Goodwill Campaign
(which I will be changing….)

..should I change to illustrations of doors?
I still want to keep the metaphor going… but the image is to corny?

Book Cover Design Mockups:
(I posted this project previously but here’s a shot of some of the mock-ups.)

Typography Museum Show:
(A museum show that features twenty four experimental typefaces)


Lopsy Luvabls : toys to benefit the leukemia foundation


(these are toy designs that I made, along with the packaging.)

American Gods Art Collection:

(It’s a promotional art collection for the anniversary of the American Gods novel, and when sold all the benefits will go to Doctors without Borders)
book cover design



(art Print set)

(art products- mug and tote)

So that was my first 9 projects, some  of them will be changed or tweaked before my final portfolio, but I’m pretty happy with them ^_^.

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Group 1: WIP

So every two weeks we have to be working on 3 projects for our portolios, my first three are a World Vision Ad Campaign, a Typography Show, and 2 editions of a Magazine that I created.

Here are some pictures of the three projects that I am working on.

(2pg spread with a paper dolls concept)

(11 by 17 poster)

(1st edition cover, featuring Scroobius Pip vs. Dan le Sac)

back to work! ^_^

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Intro!

Describe your profile as a human being/designer in 500 words.

The main thing to understand about my personality is that I am almost always bored if I am not constantly doing something. Now I don’t necessarily think that is a bad aspect of my personality, actually I think it will aid me in being a designer. How can someone be a good designer if they get comfortable with the way they do things? How will they ever grow or be trendsetters? I keep searching for something to hold my interest, and when I do find it, it will makes my designs better and takes them to a level I wasn’t anticipating when I first started working on them. It also helps in the fact that I am ever-changing my style, and staying the same for too long is not an option for me. Trying new things is exciting and I truly enjoy learning new processes. I am always looking to move forward, whether it is with design or with my life in general. I hate to stay still.

I have an insatiable urge to travel and learn new cultures and ways of thinking. I would ultimately like to incorporate this need into my career somehow. I also feel like this will also always keep me growing as a designer because I will meet new people and gain new perspectives. Another trait that I possess as a human being is that I am persistent. No matter how painful the process or project may be, I will continue to try my best to complete it. Although, I am rational enough to realize if the direction I am going in is a dead end. I tend to think about things on a realistic level, but I also need to feed my childish side at times in order to keep my curiosity going.

Curiosity is a second nature to me when it comes to art. I am fascinated by what other people are doing, and how they even came to want to do it, it makes me question myself and challenge myself to come up with new ideas and find new answers. I am a very experimental person and I enjoy experimenting with different styles when it comes to design and art. I like to try different styles, ideas, and methods to see if it peaks my creativity and is something that I would want to pursue. I really do have an undying need to try out new interesting methods. I think this aspect of my personality makes me more of a flexible designer that is open to new ideas. For me, failure is not an option, and it will never be the final note for anything I do. Success and determination are what make up my life. I will always learn from my mistakes and try to keep them in mind when doing new projects or when taking on new goals in life. Everything that I encounter in life is a learning experience, and I will continue to keep that mindset for the rest of my life.

This is my personal logo design.

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