Check out my portfolio here, It features some of my work from the Newspaper Job : http://www.behance.net/brainbash/frame
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.
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!
AFTER – Now!
This was my first bigger web design project, and it was a major experience!
So, in the last post I mentioned the commission I was working on, well it was approved after some modifications I made and changes in color.
Here’s the newer version ^.^:
…because I can’t sleep.
So I went to an AIGA lecture featuring Mig Reyes, and he did these projects where he gave himself 15 minutes to make something, anything. I feel like since I am graduating, and I am no longer being FORCED to make work, I need to keep challenging myself to keep DOING things. How else am I going to get better?
I decided to follow this idea and challenge myself to design anything in 10 minutes one in awhile after I graduate.
here’s the first one:
I got my student portfolio reviewed today and this was kind of how I was feeling after my last 2 reviews because I was slightly distressed over the fact that they didn’t consider toy design to be graphic design? Which I didn’t understand. I think anything can be design, if you design it… like how I designed (the way they look and their patterns) and produced my stuffed animals. I mean don’t we all get tired of the same old ad/branding projects? I was just trying something new, a side project…. I mean the first three reviewers liked the idea and gave me constructive criticism. *Not that these other two reviewers didn’t! I don’t mean that at all! It was all very helpful and good to hear, and get a fresh persepctive. The main thing I didn’t understand was them saying that it didn’t really belong in my book, because it’s not straight up GRAPHIC design? Just confused me a little. As the image says, I believe that design is anything AND everything. Just wanted to say my thoughts. The event was a great experience and totally worth it!
off to do more things that aren’t “graphic” design. weee.
(btw the image is totally meant to be playful and not offensive in any way)
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!
(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 ^_^.