Monday, November 3, 2014

Squiggle Logo and Stationary Design

Here is some graphic design. These are from a logo and branding project I worked on through CrowdSpring. If you have never been there, check them out. Great projects you can pick and choose from.

The project was for an event planning company that needed a logo. They wanted something they could use as a stand alone icon as well as something including their name. Unfortunately, they did not choose mine, but I liked the design and stationary package I came up with, so I am posting it. I used Illustrator for all of the layout and such, and 3DS Max for the squiggle itself. I would love feedback, so let me know what you think!

Saturday, October 4, 2014

The Best Laid Plans

Sometimes you make a plan and get excited about a project and start research for that project. And then the rug gets pulled out from underneath your feet. Photoshoptober isn't going to happen this year, I'm afraid. Please continue to follow the blog as I will be adding new projects soon. My original plan may have gone awry, but I m making things and moving forward. Tally Ho!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Welcome Back!

So I know it's been a while - a LONG while - since there has been any activity here. We are back and I have decided that I am going to kick off this return with a major undertaking. Introducing

I had this idea based on something Anthony is participating in called Inktober started by Jake Parker. The goal of Inktober is to do 31 drawings in 31 days. It is a chance to put ink to paper and create something everyday.

We all have skills we need to practice. I need to work on my Photoshop skills. I use Adobe Illustrator all the time, but I find myself lost when opening Photoshop. I am going to find tutorials from books and the web with the goal of completing one each day. 31 pieces in 31 days. I will post the completed works along with links to the tutorials and resources I used.

If you would like to participate, use #photoshoptober on Twitter & Facebook. Or start your own 'tober if there is something you want to get better at. In the book Outliers: The Story of Success, Malcolm Gladwell says: “Practice isn’t the thing you do once you’re good. It’s the thing you do that makes you good.” So let us practice!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Some Great Sites to Check Out

Today I am posting some sites that I love. I have all these sites bookmarked and check then often. They have great tutorials and some free stuff.

Great articles and tutorials for Photoshop and Illustrator. Plus free texture Tuesdays! This is where I learned to make my own cool brushes for Illustrator. Plus the pathfinder tool! I don't know how I lived without that for so long!

Blog, tutorials, and links to hundreds of great articles for everything web design. I have found some great plugins from this site. Plus all of the articles they have are great. Tons of information and inspiration.

More web design greatness. Tutorials, freebies, resources, plus more. Found some great navigation ideas here. Plus the fantastic ideas.

Bookmark these pages and check back all the time since they update regularly. They also all have Twitter feeds, so follow them too.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Another CrowdSPRING Project

Here is another logo and branding package from a project for CrowdSPRING. I like this one because it is only 2 colors. Simple logo, and cheap to print. I used Illustrator for all of it.

Feel free to comment please. I like to know what people think.