Posted: Monday,27th June, 2011 Filed under: digital illustration, freelance, graphic design | Tags: black, CD cover, client, creating, green, illustrator, line drawing, music, original, project, red, stylised drawing, vector illustration, white, yellow
Last year I was asked by a musician to do a photo shoot and to create a stylised vector drawing of him for the cover of his upcoming CD. Long story short: the three versions of the illustration never saw the light of day until now.
Since the design remains my intellectual property I can show you the stylised vector of the unnamed musician:
Three versions of the stylised vector ready for the CD cover
For what it is worth: I chose the bottom of the three versions for the cover and placed all the required text in the white space and it looked amazing.
Posted: Thursday,2nd June, 2011 Filed under: MiSC, typography | Tags: black, brushed, creating, dreamweaver, illustrator, links, organising, original, programs, project, screenshot, to-do list, typography, university, update, wall paper, website, white
From my Archive: 2007
When I was studying at university there was a to-do list that went on forever. Since I was studying computer-based art and design I have some useful skills up my sleeve and I spent heaps of time on my computer. It made sense to have a digital to-do list. I managed to “dig up” a few of these website wallpapers I made to combat the list:
website wallpaper example
website wallpaper example 2
These website wallpapers comprised of:
- whatever image I was fascinated with for the week or I made my own to fascinate myself for the next week
- links to programs most often used
- links to exact files stored on my hard drive (saved so much time)
- step by step to-do list for every class
- whichever typeface fascinated me the most at the time (the two examples I found use Brushed)
I updated these every other day to cross out things and made a whole new one most weekends. Sometimes I started with a table for each day sometimes it was grouped into classes.
These website wall papers were a great way to continue developing my HTML website making skill set and by using Window’s active desktop setting I made something that was easier to navigate then my operating system.
Posted: Friday,18th March, 2011 Filed under: graphic design, photography, Project, typography | Tags: clipping mask, compile, creating, cut, flower tag, flowers, graphic design, green, illustrator, in situ, Kassandra, laminate, layers, magenta, mask, orange, original, photography, pink, print, product, purple, red, remake, template, typography, water marked, white, yellow
I recently bought 10 different types of flowers and pots to plant them in so I could add some colour to my backyard. After planting I was very upset at how crappy the flower tags were. I will not show the originals because they were that bad. They were all red, had a crazy huge logo and the text for each flower was small, upper case and white on red. These tags were more about the company who grew them than about the individual flowers. I had to change this – design tags that were all about the flowers and not me.
As a graphic designer and photographer I started with photographing my new flowers. After getting the photographs off my camera I had to select all the best photographs, about 10 minutes. I spent about 15 minutes getting a rough template together that has the shape, clipping mask all ready to go and the text in place. Using the ‘template’ and the selected photographs, typing in the name, changing colours etc took about 20 minutes for all the tags. So basically I made 10 flower tags in about 45 minutes. Below is 8 of the 10 tags:
New flower tag design (on black to make the colours pop)
Once I printed them all I cut them out and laminated them and then cut them out (again). Below are the flower tags as they are displayed in the pots:
photographs of the flower tags on display
I have already had some friends and family mistake these flower tags for being the tags that came with the flowers since they are so well designed and professional looking. I smile because this is what I do.