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Jul 15

Exercise Illustrations

Posted on Tuesday, July 15, 2014 in Drawing, Illustration

This was a commission for vector illustrations of various weight lifting positions. I believe it was for a brochure but they wanted to be able to repurpose them anywhere but keep a consistent look throughout. This kind of thing is really fun for me. I guess it would fall in the technical illustration category.

Vector-exercise-illustrations

May 27

Another Collection of Logos

Posted on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 in Business Identity, Graphic Design, Logos

Here’s another collection of logos from the past few months.

SideLine Guy Logo

Marketer's CRM logo

SUP Board Pros logo

Real Estate Property Pro logo

Demolition logo

Midwestern Value Properties logo

Highland West Energy logo

The Real Estate Education Group logo

Mar 4

Responsive Web Design

Posted on Tuesday, March 4, 2014 in Graphic Design, Websites

I’m not against using a builder or website template (I use them from time to time myself) but there’s something about knowing how to create something from scratch that really helps you to understand how it works. I’ve been doing a lot of these little corporate responsive sites lately. If you don’t know what a responsive site is, here’s a brief explanation. It’s a website that changes it’s formatting based on the device the user is viewing it with. If the user has a tablet then the format changes to fit that device. Same for a computer or smart phone. I won’t go into the boring details of it but it is fun to be able to decide a users viewing experience based on the device they are using. Here are some examples of what I’ve done in the last few months. These are all kind of in the same vein as they were mostly for the same type of client.

Marketers CRM responsive website

DFPL Dashboard responsive website

DFPL Responsive Website

MyLifter Responsive Website

Toolbar Responsive Website

Oct 28

Octo-logo

Posted on Monday, October 28, 2013 in Business Identity, Graphic Design, Logos

I was commissioned to create an octopus-themed icon/logo for a motorcycle shop (just a coincidence that I just redid the jeffective logo with an octopus theme). While they decided not to use the motorcycle shaped octopus for their official icon they are having it put across the wall of the garage.

Octologo

Octocycle 

Jul 31

New jeffective Logo

Posted on Wednesday, July 31, 2013 in Business Identity, Graphic Design, Logos

I’ve had the same unaltered logo for about 8 years now and I’ve always felt that it wasn’t quite right. It didn’t exactly portray the qualities that I wanted jeffective to represent. So I finally decided to update it. I feel I’ve better achieved that here. Not only does it put the jeffective name together as it’s meant to be pronounced (jeffective not j-effective) but the tentacles represent the many facets of jeffective’s services. I’m excited to implement this new logo into the jeffective branding.

new jeffective logo

Jun 28

Breaking Bad poster

Posted on Friday, June 28, 2013 in Concert poster, Drawing, Illustration

In honor of the last season of one of the greatest TV shows EVER! I created this illustration. I hope to have time to do more illustrations like this in the future (Especially since Dexter is in it’s final season also). I had another idea after I was mostly done with this one. One I think would have been more dynamic but I wanted to finish this one first and Breaking Bad doesn’t start until August so I’ve got time.

Breaking Bad Poster

May 28

Logos of late

Posted on Tuesday, May 28, 2013 in Business Identity, Graphic Design, Logos

This is a collection of the logos that I’ve created over the last few months. I don’t get many chances to do a logo for something as fun as a horror blog so that one was particularly exciting to me.

Dismembered Media logo

Utah Warbird Adventures Logo

Mountain Coastal Insurance Logo

Dal Mobile Homes Logo

Boots on the Ground Logo

Jump Start Webinar Series logo

Safeguard Business Advantage Logo

Apr 26

Concert Poster and Guitar Wrap

Posted on Friday, April 26, 2013 in Concert poster, Drawing, Illustration, Print

It’s been a while since I did a concert poster and even longer since it was used as a guitar wrap. Fortunately it somehow turned out perfect for the guitar. This is one of may favorite guitars wraps.

Eidola Poster Illustration

Eidola Guitar Wrap

Jan 22

Album Cover for Natural Super Natural

Posted on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 in Drawing, Illustration, Packaging, Print

This post has been a long time coming. I don’t think I’ve ever gone through as many concepts/revisions as I have with this project. I was dissatisfied with so many of the early drafts that I just couldn’t bring myself to push any of them through. However the result is something that I think is pretty cool. As a whole I think it’s pretty effective and when it’s split apart (below) It drastically changes the feel of each concept to the extreme Natural or Super Natural.

Natural Super Natural Album Cover

Full Cover:

Natural Super Natural Album Cover

Natural:

Natural Super Natural Album Cover alt 1

Super Natural:

Natural Super Natural Album Cover alt 2

Dec 30

Ikaika Group logo

Posted on Sunday, December 30, 2012 in Business Identity, Graphic Design, Logos

Ikaika means courage and so we modeled the logo after an ikaika warrior helmet. The words Ikaika making up the mohawk-like main of the helmet. I was very happy with how this turned out and I’m excited to add it to my portfolio.

Ikaika Group LLC Logo

Nov 17

Little Caesars animated menus

Posted on Saturday, November 17, 2012 in Flash, Graphic Design, Motion Design

Little Caesars is changing their menus from printed panels to three 40″ flat screen televisions that digitally project the menus. They came to me and asked me to create an animated menu with dynamic capabilities. So I created a Flash file that can span all three TVs. The Flash file is controlled by an XML file that I scripted. They can open the XML file in NotePad and change all the prices of the items and turn the Hot-N-Ready flames and logos on or off. Recently they shared with me some of the feedback they got from a survey of 171 customers and it was almost through the roof positive (always great to hear). One other feature I created, but it turned out they didn’t need, was a script that checked the time of day and automatically turned on the right flames for the Hot-N-Ready pizzas. The reason they didn’t need it was that their IT department had already figured around that.

This is an image of the full menu

Little Caesars Animated Menu

Because it’s so wide I’ve split it into three sections but the three pieces are supposed to interact with each other so it makes more sense when they are all in a line. The menu items slide from the side menus to the center when they are featured and when the Hot-N-Ready center slide comes up the flames in the side menus flare up to call attention to the pizzas that are Hot-N-Ready at that time.

Nov 1

Halloween Concert Poster

Posted on Thursday, November 1, 2012 in Concert poster, Drawing, Illustration, Print

This turned out to be the prefect poster for a Halloween concert. So we got to use it after all. If I’d only waited a bit longer to post it I wouldn’t be putting it up again. I loved the title they came up with for the concert and the whole thing seemed to come together much better than the previous version. I thought I’d throw this up here quickly before poster the new album cover which we finally completed. Stay tuned for that coming up.

Death to Halloween