30 4 / 2013

the beginning of my online presence..work in progress..

21 4 / 2013

We’re gonna amnesty the shit outta you bro..that clip art candle can suck it.

16 4 / 2013

artismynumber1passion:

Storyboard for logo design.

that is so awesome

14 4 / 2013

Couple ideas/directions for this logo. The first with the circles. The circles represent a transition. Amnesty International focuses on educating the public about human rights and obtaining justice. Amnesty is willing to shine light on the darkest of places. These circles are a transition of awareness and freedom; bringing injustice into the light.

The second symbol represents a few things. At first glance it seems to be the shape of a key hole; again a reference to freedom. Freeing innocent people from prison and from handcuffs. The shape also loosely resembles a human figure. Lastly, the symbol is an abstract representation of a flashlight emitting a beam of light; reiterating the idea of shining light on the darkest of places.

Just a couple ideas.

26 3 / 2013

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Learning to design is, first of all, learning to see. Designers see more, and more precisely. This is a blessing and a curse — once we have learned to see design, both good and bad, we cannot un-see. The downside is that the more you learn to see, the more you lose your “common” eye, the eye you design for. This can be frustrating for us designers when we work for a customer with a bad eye and strong opinions. But this is no justification for designer arrogance or eye-rolling. Part of our job is to make the invisible visible, to clearly express what we see, feel and do. You can‘t expect to sell what you can’t explain.

This is why excellent designers do not just develop a sharper eye. They try to keep their ability to see things as a customer would. You need a design eye to design, and a non-designer eye to feel what you designed.

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“See with one eye, feel with the other.”

― Paul Klee

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06 3 / 2013

I always disliked this logo. I mean design wise it’s all pretty clean and tidy but what in the hell does a siren have to do with coffee? (yes it’s a siren not a mermaid, look it up). The concept behind it makes zero sense to me. The name “Starbuck” is a character in the novel Moby Dick so I suppose the owners figured a mythical sea creature would be a good mascot. I still think it’s kind of random but whatever. The very first logo is really terrible. It doesn’t shrink down well at all, too much detail and it’s awfully cluttered. The newest logo is a huge improvement but now the question is where to go from here? A giant close up of her face?

I always disliked this logo. I mean design wise it’s all pretty clean and tidy but what in the hell does a siren have to do with coffee? (yes it’s a siren not a mermaid, look it up). The concept behind it makes zero sense to me. The name “Starbuck” is a character in the novel Moby Dick so I suppose the owners figured a mythical sea creature would be a good mascot. I still think it’s kind of random but whatever. The very first logo is really terrible. It doesn’t shrink down well at all, too much detail and it’s awfully cluttered. The newest logo is a huge improvement but now the question is where to go from here? A giant close up of her face?

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04 3 / 2013

I agree with Brockmann’s view that “Every visual creative work is a manifestation of the character of the designer.” Using a grid creates a clean ordered form of design. I think the grid is most useful in design but not necessarily all art needs to be so orderly and systematic. Brockmann’s excessive attention to detail is evident and is a very useful attribute in the world of design. Throughout his philosophy he comes off as a little close minded to any other alternatives. The grid is a valuable tool but I don’t believe it’s the only solution. 

28 2 / 2013

seanpwilliams:

For one of my chachkes, I choose a Boston beer mug. These are two possibilities. Can I get some opinions? I think I prefer the top one  

i really dig both. why not make em the same glass? really cool idea

27 2 / 2013

artismynumber1passion:

chachkies. 
I used a different tutorial to get this effect. But I did do some things different than what the tutorial has you do. (For one I didn’t use a pillow emboss style, instead I just used emboss).

i reallllly like this. looks awesome.

artismynumber1passion:

chachkies. 

I used a different tutorial to get this effect. But I did do some things different than what the tutorial has you do. (For one I didn’t use a pillow emboss style, instead I just used emboss).

i reallllly like this. looks awesome.

27 2 / 2013

robinsonqt:

Just messin’ around… my tchotchkes skillz sucketh… When I get some more time I think I need to research some stuff…

i really like em both. cigar wraps good idea. very unique.