Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Indy Jazz Fest Poster

Poster design for Latin Night of the Indy Jazz Fest.

UPDATE: The poster came out on the news for NBC Latino on Sept. 6: (4:38 and 5:51)

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Watercolors -- beginning

I've been wanting to learn to use watercolors because they are so incredibly unpredictable and create so many interesting effects (which I haven't quite been able to replicate digitally --somewhat, but not completely). I want to stay away from the picture realism style and lean more towards the freeness that encourages the unpredictability of this medium.
Deciding to start with something simple, I chose tree silhouettes. After making a loose sketch I began layering on colors, letting them blend and then lifting out color with a scrunched paper towel.
I'm not ecstatic with the result, but still feel it was a good start.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Poster for Seminar

For this poster I wanted a plastered wall look. I used a photo of some tall buildings, a sunset photo, and I made a vector of the praying person. The idea of morphing the type, brown to blue, with the sky evolved once I placed it at the top. I then used a texture overlay.

Church Bulletin

Monday, July 9, 2012

Silva Import logo

Logo for my brother-in-law who is starting an electronics business in Venezuela. (The spanish part is explaining the reasoning behind the design).

New Business Cards

I recently won a free printing from UPrinting for 250 business cards (from a blog I've been following: WebDesignerDepot). I wanted something a little different than the norm, so I decided to go with the 2x2 die-cut with the rounded corners. I chose the cardstock uncoated as I wanted some texture.
To give the illusion of more texture I started with a background graphic of recycled paper and then created my design and gave it stamped effect by making a mask with some grunge texture.
I'm really looking forward to getting them in the mail!

Friday, July 6, 2012

Church Bulletin

Our church nominated me to be the new bulletin creator, so I took it upon myself to give it a complete overhaul! I decided to make the outside in color, but keep the inside black & white to minimize cost.