I've spent the past couple weeks writing and designing elements for the Shadow State Vampire Live-Action Role-Playing Game (LARP). In addition to creating characters and plot lines for the game I was also in charge of designing all the physical pieces like Character Sheets, T-Shirts, and Game Play Cards.
Shadow State: Live-Action RPG
Branding - Gerry's Lawn Care
This week I did brand identity for a lawn care company. I designed a logo, business card, letterhead, etc. I did two versions, this is the more whimsical one. I wanted it to have a bit of a retro feel without looking dated.
This one is a bit more traditional. I swore I'd avoid photos of grass but the client really wanted one. Oh well, at least it's a nice photo of grass. (Photo is creative commons licensed for reuse w/o modification. I know better than to steal people's sparkly grass photos. ^_^)
I did a little volunteer work for WCA St. Louis recently. This is a half sheet flyer and a couple quarter sheet postcards I made to help promote their upcoming events.
Animation Show Card
My students always inspire me! This is the show card I made to advertise this year's Animation Showcase at STLCC - Florissant Valley. I wanted to give a nod to my students' soon-to-be-published graphic novel, "Galactic Axolotls", and my Animation Tech. 2D class's very ambitious stop-motion project, "My Past".
I took one of the main characters from "Galactic Axolotls" (character designed by Megan O'Loughlin) and rendered him in the style of "My Past" (Animated by Ca'jion Starr, Tommy Benoist, and Karolyn Zheng). This is the end result. It was really fun incorporating their very different styles and ideas into an illustration.
A logo I designed for the National Women's Caucus for Art annual conference in Washington, DC. It was used on the banner, conference badges, and all promotional materials.
Drawing FergUSon Together: Website
The website is now live at DrawingFergusonTogether.org! Originally the committee wasn’t planning on having a website and instead just using EventBrite and Facebook for information. I felt pretty strongly that spreading the info across multiple places wasn’t a good idea; we needed a central location for everything related to the event.
Knowing I would encounter resistance because “websites are expensive and hard to build” (they’re actually not) I decided to just mock one up and present it to the committee. Better to ask for forgiveness than permission, right? My plan worked and now we have a website.
I'm still waiting on some info from the committee before I can fully populate it (final event schedule, etc.) but it's pretty much there. If you wanna check it out go to: DrawingFergusonTogether.org and if you happen to live in the St. Louis area you may wanna consider attending, should be a really interesting and fun event!
I've been asked to design a logo for the art event Drawing FergUSon Together: A Vision of Peace. These are some of my initial ideas. To find out more about the event check them out on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1581674195431973/