This is another project from this time last year, this definitely isn’t the quality of work I’d be happy to produce at this point if I were given the same project but it’s still fun to look back at and see how I approached a project previously.
We had to create 3 typographic pieces based of a class decided set of words, we decided on 4 words but only had to produce 3 final pieces. The words were Lost, Paradise, Experiment and Funk. The Funk typography isn’t finished as I preferred my ideas for the other 3 so decided to use them as my final pieces. ( You can click any of the pictures to see them larger. )
This was my first project in my college graphics course. I never posted this once I had finished it so I have decided to upload it now as I want all of my work to be in one place. It’s surprisingly fun to look back at a project that I completed nearly a year ago and to see how I’ve improved in that time.
This project focused around producing 4 road warning signs with situations that were given to us. The situations included; flying worms, super mushrooms, weirdos and students.
I wanted to do something a little more interesting than just creating the signs. So after I created the signs using illustrator I took these vector shapes and using photo manipulation attempted to create the situations as realistically as possible. These 4 images were my final pieces.
I was approached by a start-up business in the US specialising in clothing products designed for hiking and snow sports. I was asked to create the logo and from this the owner of the business also wanted me to create the packaging. For the logo the client wanted something simple and traditional looking.
As the logo was to be used on small clothing labels I wanted to keep it very simple and easily recognizable at any size so I decided to use a simple but solid font with the line mountains above using weighted strokes to add a nice touch of detail.
This is the logo actually printed onto the clothing label to show how
it works at a small scale well and still manages to stand out.
The client didn’t really have an idea of what he wanted the packaging to look like so I thought a dark based design would be good with just a hint of colour, this gives the client the ease of changing the colour to match the product or indicate if it’s for snow wear or hiking wear with a blue/red colour scheme. I provided the client with 11″ lengths and 16″ lengths for the different products he planned to produce.
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The photograph of this isn’t great and is only a mock-up to show how the packaging would work but it still shows how the packaging works well with the product. I wanted to make sure the logo was the main focus of the front was the logo with all the information and product diagram kept to the back of the product all in one neat space.
I just wanted to mess around with a basic weather widget. I have an android based phone and it can sometimes be hard to find the widget which not only does what I want but also looks amazing. I’d love to design my own widget’s and apps but coding is a bit out of my league for now at least.
I was looking at the iOS icons and some of them are a bit boring compared to others, one that I definitely feel has a lot of room for experimentation is the music app. There are so many different things you can do so I decided to sketch out an idea I had and then I created the icon in photoshop. From sketch to final icon it probably took a total or 3 hours roughly give or take. I really enjoy icon and logo design so you can expect to see more of that in the future.
In my previous post I explained a little bit about what Dribbble.com is and that one day I would be hoping to join the community of designers as it is one of my main inspirations day to day. As of posting that and sending a tweet to another designer I have finally gained an invite to the site ! I feel like this is a huge accomplishment for me as I’ve been following the site for endless months now. Maybe that goal of becoming a graphic designer one day could actually be possible !
For anybody who doesn’t know Dribbble is an online community of designers which has an invite only policy. Invites are only given out to certain members at certain times so getting onto the site is quite an accomplishment. One day I’ll hopefuly be invited and at that point I’ll want a good debut image to thank the artist who has invited me, this is an example of what I could post.