Archive for the ‘Design’ category

How to Design an American City Seal

July 15, 2009

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Most every time, it’s better to ask questions. What started off as a slight revision of a city seal, turned into a 16-version dance that, to my surprise, didn’t end horribly. There was definitely some frustration and preliminary lack of communication, which I can take partial blame for. I assumed they wanted Ben in the seal. They didn’t. I was told we couldn’t use the courthouse image at all and, well….today I got the news: after two months of racking my brain on what symbol/image to put in the middle of our little enclosure, the city had decided on the bottom graphic above.

So, in the end, the project turned out to be something that was very challenging, but very fulfilling. I feel like I birthed this baby…the old fashioned way.

GIVE Identity

July 3, 2009
Version 1 of 3 Original Logo Designs (my favorite)

Version 1 of 3 Original Logo Designs (my favorite)

Version 2 of 3 Original Logo Designs (swaddled earth)

Version 2 of 3 Original Logo Designs (swaddled earth)

Version 3 of 3 Original Logo Designs (Chosen)

Version 3 of 3 Original Logo Designs (Chosen)

In response to Scomo’s comment to the Hug Me post, here are the three logo designs I did for the G.I.V.E. Initiative out of Austin, Texas. After researching hugs, I came up with the top two versions, but the client liked the leafy/earthy people in the third version.

Thinking Spring.

April 14, 2009

Warm weather is so close I can taste it. I guess you could say, I have Spring on the brain:

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One of the designs I’ve finished up this past week for the upcoming Harrison Center May First Friday.

A Taste of Tuscany II

March 26, 2009

I’m in the midst of developing the new look for the Ronald McDonald House’s wine tasting charity event: A Taste of Tuscany. The event is in it’s second year and, after developing last year’s idea (which was a merlot tone with a very similar layout), we decided it would be a good idea to keep the brand strong and just change up a few elements.

Version 1

Version 1

Version 2

Version 2

Bill Callahan @ LUNA Music Midtown

March 25, 2009

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I just finished this little design for the upcoming Bill Callahan instore at LUNA Music Midtown. It’s on Easter Sunday, hence the Easter theme. I wanted to get some creepiness in there with the headless paper doll.

If you’re in Indy, you should stop by.