As graphic designers, it’s natural to be passionate about all the awesome resources we come across while browsing our favorite sites. New fonts, free vectors, icon packs… There’s a ton of free stuff out there and that’s amazing, the problem is that we freely have access to too much stuff. Read More
This is a fun project I put together for some friends in a pop-punk band called Felicity. They wanted an over-the-top retro-futuristic poster for their upcoming Summer Meltdown tour, so I buckled up my fanny pack, cranked my boombox to 11, and got to work.
The entire design process for Mozilla’s new logo will be made available to the public, showcasing concepts as they’re developed and accepting feedback from the masses. Is open source design the future of the graphic design industry, or an unrealistic attempt to please everyone?
There are a lot of misconceptions out there about the graphic design industry, from both the client and designer side of things. Some people believe graphic designers are artists, some believe they’re simply middlemen who can bring pre-existing ideas to life (or as I like to call ’em, pixel jockeys), and some believe graphic designers are problem solvers. So what is a graphic designer, really?
This is something I’ve been doing since college, but I didn’t have a cool name for it until recently. I was reading Steal Like an Artist by Austin Kleon (a quick and fun read that I highly recommend) and came across his mention of keeping a “swipe” file.
We’re bombarded with branding everywhere we look. Companies paste up huge logos on billboards to get our attention while we drive, our clothes prominently feature the logos of the brands that make them, even the computer or phone you’re reading this on probably has a logo staring back at you. Heck, while writing this I counted 41 logos within 3 feet of me. So, when we’re constantly surrounded by all of these logos and brands, how do we know which ones are actually good? What really makes a good logo?
So you’re working on a project, whether it’s creating a brand for your new company, putting together some brochures for an upcoming trade show, or re-designing your website, and the time has come to hire a freelance graphic designer. In this digital age the options are endless; there are countless designers constantly posting work on Behance, dribbble, their personal websites, deviantArt, the list goes on and on. So, how do you narrow it down to the creative that’s right for your project? Read More
My flag football team decided to take our game to the next level this season and get some jerseys printed up. Naturally, this means we needed a badass logo that was going to not only make us look good, but also strike fear into the hearts of our opponents, so I opened up Illustrator and got to work.
This is a recent design I completed for Sacramento-based MC, Bernard Willis, who needed some cover art for his upcoming mixtape, ‘2 of 3’. B-Will gave me full creative control over the cover design so I had a lot of fun experimenting with color combinations and concepts.
Close friend and talented producer Dan Perichino needed a logo for his music production alias, Yakky Beats, and this design popped into my head. This quick logotype was created using a custom font I designed, inspired by the rhythm and consistent curves of audio waves.
My friend asked me to photograph his band FELICITY at their recent show at Bombshell’s Tavern in Orlando, so I figured it would be the perfect opportunity to try out my new nifty fifty (Canon 50mm f1.8 II lens). It was my first time shooting a concert and was a great learning experience. With the constantly changing lighting, the moving crowd, and the overall low-light environment, it really opened my eyes to the fun (and challenges) that come with concert photography. Read More
It’s hard to believe my 30 Days of Design challenge is already over! I’m happy to say that despite a few close-calls and a semi-neglected social life that I was able to successfully complete a design on each of the 30 days. It was a great learning experience, allowing me to try styles I wouldn’t normally work in, hop into programs I don’t use often enough (or even learn new ones), and grow overall as a designer.
It’s hard to believe that it’s day 30 of my ’30 Days of Design’ series already. Challenging myself to come up with a new design every day has been a great learning experience. I’ve learned some new programs, discovered some new features in programs I’ve been using, and found a love for some styles I had stayed away from in the past. Anyways, my buddy just had his wisdom teeth out and isn’t feeling too great. So today’s design is a very wise tooth… And a rainbow for good measure.
Paul Pierce ended game 7 of the Nets/Raptors series today with a block at the buzzer to prevent the go-ahead basket. It’s great to see The Truth still playing at such a high level. With the Nets taking on the Heat in the next round, I’m sure we haven’t seen the last of him.