Its been awhile...
Life has gotten extremely busy! I'd like to share a few things I've been working on. First, I was commissioned to design a book cover a few weeks back and now its finalized! An amazing collection and collaboration of unique poetry that really speaks to the soul. I am humbled to have even been considered to be a part of such a publication. Check it out for sale HERE!
I also was commissioned to create the ebook for this as well! It proved to be a challenging but overall great experience. I look forward to seeing more work from this awesome publisher and group of authors.
The next project I have been working on is artwork for an upcoming music single release from a dear friend. It proved to be challenging as well, because sometimes ideas do not match up. I was able to create a wonderfully dark piece of artwork, while really retaining the mood of the song. (As soon as the song is released I will post a link to it - Stay tuned!) Here is the single art! In the meantime check out his AWESOME cover of Judas Priest's MOTHER SUN!
Last but certainly not least.. I have had the opportunity to design a promotional flyer for a very awesome event coming up for a great charity. Check out the flyer for a HOT SUMMER NIGHT!
Dog Day Afternoon..
Don't Judge A Book..
Or maybe you should, because this cover is awesome! I have been working with a local Poetry/Publishing house to develop their cover for their new release! Check out the work so far...
Its still a work in progress, so more to come from this.. but its something new for me, and I fully enjoyed this creative process! Be sure to check out http://www.pimpublishing.com/ and support local art!
A little bit of luck..
Last week I got the pleasure of being contracted to create a fun logo design for an up and coming musician, Jonathan Jacobi.. you haven't heard of him yet, but I'm sure you will. The clover was hand drawn by his lovely wife. I took the drawing and gave it some life, coloring it brightly, to the clients specifications, include a "dying leaf". It's a very fun and descriptive pei
Heimbergers Martial Arts
A little logo design.. very simple, to be used as an embroidered patch. Drawn from a photo, added custom elements per the clients idea
Apps and Apples..
This week I've learned all about the wonderful world of App Development. And while I definitely am not a programmer, I can appreciate the hoops and hurdles it takes to get your app live on any available digital market. While working with my client, we used a do - it - yourself app design site called Conduit. This is a pretty good platform for people who may not want to pay for programming or want something simple for their business. So far so good, we've had a few bumps along the way (Thank you Apple Store) but we have accomplished providing my client, and their clients with a classy, streamlined app that will deliver content accordingly.
The Evolution of logo design
A client whom I've been contract to do ongoing work with wanted to start out with re-designing his logo for his company. After the initial meeting, I was in charge of coming up with some ideas of where to take the logo. The first image is the starting point, where the clients business is musically and artistically related, but he also wanted a "pirate theme" incorporated. After fearing the skull might be too intense, we steered towards a old style mic. Playing with different ideas to use the mic, and skull together.
As you can see, with each revision we were able to get closer and closer to the the near final logo. The client enjoyed the idea of a mic, with the subtle shape of the skull. We are close to finishing off this logo, all that remains is some kick ass typography!
Flyers for Copperhead Lodge
Fidanza Musical Instruments
Since moving to Encino, I have been partaking in a local open mic event here called the SoapBox Sessions. I try to go every week to support local artists such as musicians, comedians and poets. I have had the wonderful opportunity to meet many great, talented people, and one of those has enlisted my services to help brand his company. He supplied me with a business card, with a simple designed and asked how we could make it better. Well below is my idea for his logo. The original was a simplified version of just the "Phi" symbol, with the client name written over it.
I wanted to incorporate more a classic/elegant feel, and use something relating more to music then an actual business. The final result is a logo that my client is please with, and I feel brings his talent to his branding.
Insight into the process