Friday, February 25, 2011

Logo & Branding

So whenever I get bored I've been working on those pretend businesses my sister, Jessica,  gave me. I was having an especially anxious day, wanting to get some things done but not sure at all what to do SO I worked on one of the logos to calm myself down.

The one I chose today was called Avocado Designs. Here's the logo I came up with for it.
I think it turned out really cool, I like the different styles between the lettering and the actual avocado picture. 

Anyways, after that I was still bored so I started working on a website for the avocado designs ( my fave) And this is the page I came up with.

Also may I just mention it's quite difficult to come up with a look for a business that doesn't exist! I'm not even sure what kind of design this place does :P Haha One day I'll get my sister to invent an entire business for me and I will create something off of that but for now I think I gave them quite a nice identity.

It'd also look a lot nicer with some photography in the spaces. Just picture it!

That's all for today everyone! Keep checkin ;)

Monday, February 21, 2011

3D Books

Hi everyone!

I haven't posted in a long time, and I promise I've been workin' on new stuff.. :P I've just been really busy. Haven't had time to show everyone my new stuff.

Lately, I've been doing some work for Chris Luckhardt of Motionblur Studios. Chris is a Drupal website designer and is getting me to design some graphic art for the websites he creates.
We've worked on two projects together so far and I'm going to share one of them with you!

The one project Chris asked me to do was a vector version of a book icon cover. This was for a website for Dan Falk (journalist and published writer).
Chris wanted the books to look quite real. This is what I created for him at first.

Chris and I talked over this illustration and decided that the perspective was a bit off for what Chris was hoping to achieve. I changed around the perspective a little and added the covers, a bit of a drop shadow and shading and here's what I came up with.
Here's the first book I created in white.

And the second in black.

This was actually a pretty fun project. I'm sure Chris and I will be working together on some more projects in the future, which I will definitely post here! Check for new updates :)


Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Dudley Smith Metalworks Logo

Hi everyone!

This post is another one of the "pretend" businesses that my sister Jessica invented for me. I wanted to work on one of the new logos, but as I don't have my tablet pen or cord (STOLEN! :O) I had to do one of the logos that would be straight.. and my tablet pen would not be needed. 

The business I chose today was Dudley Smith metalworks. I forgot to mention before I have sketches drawn up for pretty much all the logos so I already know the basics of how they will look. This one I wanted the words to look like they were made of metal. I tried adding some metal shine but it looked pretty cheesy and I like how it turned out.

My first logo.

I added the blue edges to make it a bit more manly,
 but I'm not sure if I like this one as much as the first.

What's your favourite? With blue or without? I'd love your opinion on it! 

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Blog Header- Jess Gets Creative

This is my newest project, a blog header done for Jessica Peter's blog Jess Gets Creative.
She didn't give me many specifications for this project other than she liked the curly pirate type font as well as the quill pen.
I know she likes vintage maps, so I added that as a background overlay/gradient. She has a published article about Van Gogh, and he is one of her heros so I thought that would be appropriate for her header.
She is also looking to publish a YA fiction novel about the Wild Hunt so I also added that to the header. 

She really liked how it turned out, and probably will soon be putting it up on her blog. What do you think?