This is a logo I made for my friend Hank Yates’s music project, Mousy Magazine. He wanted a logo that recalled the patches and emblems from space missions of yore. I was happy to help him achieve this look. After studying the shape, color, and design of these patches, we landed on a design that he liked. I think it worked out well.
Back in September, I was tasked with creating this poster for a flood relief benefit that was organized to help victims affected by the south Louisiana flood in mid-August. At the time, I had just read books on Massimo Vignelli and Michael Bierut, and I had been looking into Swiss grid design and their strong, successful use of Helvetica. I was ready to put what I had learned to use.
This 22×36 poster was one of the first results of that research and education. As always, I tried to keep it simple, bold, and readable/legible (yes, in the graphic design world these are actually two different things). The relief benefit was held at WFR Church, and I’m happy that we were able to help some of the many folks who lost everything they had in the flood.
A while back I created this logo for some friends of mine who are in the production business. They handle services such as marketing, content development, filming, video editing, etc. We put our heads together, and after multiple iterations, we came up with this logo. The idea was to have a wordmark that was simple, clean, and says local, yet professional. I’m happy with the result…it’s bright, bold, and very legible.
Earlier this year I was hired to design a logo for a new jewelry company, Trinity Diamonds Direct. These guys had been exclusively in the wholesale business for a while, but were looking to move into the retail space for the first time.
Although they are still continuing their wholesale business (as their company name implies), I sought to design a logo for them that emphasized elegance and quality. They loved the logo, and it seems that their business is off to a great start.
This trifold is a compliment to the Vantage Recruiting trifold that I posted earlier. These were made simultaneously; I just haven’t posted it until now.
Since this brochure is aimed at the medical field, I decided to go with a light blue similar to a common scrubs color, and I reversed the interior scheme. Quick and clean was the order of the day.
For the d4, I decided on a cog/gear theme, and although the game is moving away from a strictly steampunk genre and into its own hybrid genre, I felt that this design worked, especially with the triangle shape.
For the d6, the team wanted something a bit more arcane, so I came up with this design of various strokes and symbols. Using the shape builder tool in Illustrator is a huge help piecing stuff like this together since it allows me to add or subtract intersecting and overlapping strokes and shapes. The 6th face is a tribute to one of Shattered’s most involved contributor’s and fans, Bear. He designed the skull symbol himself.
For the d8, we again went with an arcane approach, this time with the Peace icon on the 8th face.
For the d10, we again went with a gear theme, which was actually the basis for one of the very first drafts of the d6 design. Here, I included some Modern Runic, and settled on the War icon for the 10th face.
Fortunately, these designs were all approved, and Q-Workshop sent us this image with a nice render of what the finished product will look like: