It has been a while since I have posted out here, but I have been super busy. But hopefully can get back to posting some updated work and some cool stuff. But for right now just wanted to post this UNL re-Brand I did the other day. I really like how it turned out. Wanted to do something clean and simple, but yet give that university feel. I had started this in my Field Notes, as a quick sketch out, and then turned it loose on the computer. I walked through a few different executions of the logo, plus some collateral pieces and outdoor signage. Even threw in a couple of pennants for good measure. This was fun, and would be a dream project, if I were ever to get this for real. Well, back to work, but enjoy and check out the rest of the case study in my work section. Cheers!
I know it has been a while since I have posted here, but have been a busy bee! But just wanted to post something to say, with the times they are now, stay cool, share the peace, we will get through this together! Now back to work! Cheers!
This one is for him. The legend, the King!
Cheers to the one the great weaknesses of mine! Celebrate in style and enjoy!
I wanted to develop a snowboard binding company and did some thinking and landed on Good Bindings Co. I wanted something short, but also catchy. So I wrote down a lot of words and the letter G really stuck for some reason. Then I started to sketch out a logo and the one thing that started surfacing to the top was the bolt that helps stick the binding to the board, started become a letter G. So I soon said to myself, well this logo has to round and in the shape of the bolt. Added a little bit of a twist and boom, got something. I want to develop more of this brand further, so stay tuned. Shred it up!
Now this one was just a spur of them moment project, created by myself. I was doing research of the state and the mammoth bones that were discovered in the state, and I stumbled upon the State Museum logo of Moral Hall on campus at UNL. I took a minute and was like, you know what, how about giving that little guy a refresher. So I simplified it and did some negative space work and what you see is above. The classic logo has a full mammoth in detail, but I wanted to simplify it a bit. Of course incorporate the red of the University and the N to round it all out. So we will see if I can get any traction with this one. Keep exploring!
Here is a fun fact about Nebraska. We have the World's Largest Covered Wagon. Yep that is right and it is near my alma mater! Right along the interstate. Though it has seen better days, and is a golf cart shop, it still is standing. I think it is important to recognize the landmarks from the state in which you grew up in. It is cool to explore the state, but gives you total respect of what the state has to offer. If you ever find yourself rolling through the state, you will have to check it out. Nebraska, the good life! Enjoy.
Been putting a lot of thought and effort into making things. Just on a vector mission. I have been taking my Field Notes and turning my sketches to vectors. It has been a lot of fun. Plus it is good to get some of these ideas out there, because if i don't do anything with them, then that is all they are is just ideas. I like how this one turned out. This is just another look at cotton. Might not go anywhere, but hey, its fun to create. Stay making and doing! Cheers.
Making more progress on the Node Surf line. Having some help on this one. So we will see how this all comes together. Switching gears from snow to surf, it takes me a while, but I like how this brand is coming along. Just have to start working on a plan to put this one out to the community. Here is the landing page > nodesurf.com < More to come. --For Lena
Here is a little mark I put together. It is a dogfish. Love doing these marks. Plus it makes me get some sketches put into vector format. Stay creative!!!
Been a while since i have posted to the notes page. Been busy. Ok, this one is just a fun project I cam up with. Call is Googlebot. It is an AI system that would be implemented by Google. A search engine that is a part of your life, like a family member. We will see if they might be interested....wishful thinking. But you know what, just keep on thinking and creating.
I was out running the other day and spotted this beauty. This is the West Fraser Timber logo. I have to say this tops out as one of my all time favorites. So good. This thing is impressive, simple, but powerful. This gets me fired up! Side note, not my design, just giving respect to those out there that inspire. Ok, time to get back at it! Keep pushing those pixels and keep making. Cheers~
I had an idea the other day to design up a simple print of Batgirl using a ton of negative space. The more I developed the piece it turns out that I wanted to do a full set. So I took it further into development an used the color schemes of Batman over the years. Plus I wanted to through in a variant and thought the Joker's color scheme would be perfect. So the wall mock up above is what I ended up putting together. Plus I love a good Giclee print, the texture and color is just awesome. I am having a set printed up, and will work on framing it. Can't wait to see how this turns out.
Here is another fun personal project I started. I have always loved the advertising on maps, especially older maps. So I wanted to start a series of map ads featuring key destination spots in the US. Here are the first ones I developed. I will see how many more I develop, but this has been a fun one. Now I just need to discover more about all the tourist destinations that we have to offer here. So journey out and explore all the great parks and destinations this country has to offer. Cheers!
Had a little bit of inspiration the other day and decided to act on it. I just started to think about doing a series of vectors and needed to find something that had different types of species. I did a little research and fish is what I found would be the best to vector. I dug into it a little more and found that some types came in threes. So I started it with the Trout family. I have always liked the colors of these guys. So I posted it on Instagram and get some awesome love for it. So I continued on and developed more fish. Have to go check them out on my feed. Enjoy and go fishing!
Here is one from the sketchbook. I had this one drawn out for a while and decided to vector it out. Good old seafood, got to love it. This little guy turned out better then what I thought it would. Will see where I take it, but until then, enjoy.
Had this idea the other night about coming up with a series of stamps. I started thinking of something that would be colorful, but each one unique. Then it hit me, fishing lure's. Always have loved the look of those little guys. Have spotted some classic ones when I have been junking but man those boxes they came in back in the day...wow. Know that twas some cool stuff. So I sat down and started sketching out some ideas, and landed on the three you see about. A little mix of new and old. Might have to mock up some more with the stamps being used. Hope you dig them. More to come. Check you later!
Have always loved the motorcycle and have always wanted to own one. I guess it is one of the those dreams that might not come true, but still love to think about it. It is a blast to hit the open road and see the sights on a bike. A whole different experience then in a car. Been to the Blackhills for the Sturgis rally a few years and wow what an expierence. So the next this I can do is draw one up and come up with my own brand. Part of my vector series. Enjoy.
One of the many dream projects for me would be to design a wrap for an airplane. That would just be epic cool. So what I did was come up with my own airlines and mock-up my own plane wrap. This was fun to come up with and put together. I was thinking that a cargo airliner that hauls for mountain towns. SO I called it Mountain Air. And what you see above is what I came up with. I might do a little more with this one, so stay tuned. Keep those ideas flying high! Cheers!