Digicard Backstage Pass/USB Drive
I have been listening to these guys more lately and thought I would try some package design using a little-known tech item. That item being the USB “card”. Basically, it is a USB flash drive attached to a card. In this instance that card can be a backstage pass, where the person in possession of the pass is also in possession of special super fan items, like a live recording of the latest album, LOVE LUST FAITH + DREAMS and some videos and photos as well as a teaser for Jared Leto’s documentary, “ARTIFACT”. Basically these Digicards would be exactly what a real Thirty Seconds to Mars fan could “geek out” to.
This project is in no way connected to Thirty Seconds to Mars and I was not commissioned t do this. I like the music and thought it would make great subject material for a project.
My take on a classic Apple ad.
This was a short time frame (90 minutes) personal project to recreate a print advertisement from pre-1980 that could be placed in a current magazine such as Wired. The original advertisement I found was for Apple Computers and away I went. The original ad from 1979 can be viewed via Classic Computing.
I attempted to grasp the minimalist Apple design aesthetic and mix it with a little humor. I also wanted to convey the idea of just how easy it is today to but a computer. In 1979 you had to call Apple on the telephone and now you can just go online to the Apple website purchase everything you need with minimal hassle.
iMac illustration: Gustav Ågren
Macbook illustration: Jozef Mak
This project was another short time line to stretch my skills a little. The brief was to take an object that I have with me everyday and create 3 print advertisements with 3 different directions to follow:
- Show the item in a positive light
- Show the item as an inferior item
- Show the item in a metaphorical light.
I chose my earbuds as subject matter. The first direction, positive, was meant to look similar to but different than original AKG® print ads. All of the images were found online to go with the short time I was given, so I do not claim ownership of any of the pieces I used.
The second direction, inferiority, put the AKG® headphones up against the Beats By Dre Studio™ headphones, with the Beats™ headphones winning out for various reasons.
The final direction put the headphones in a metaphorical context as a mind-reading tool used for counseling purposes.
Sanction Style Clothing
So this one was a stretch of both my technical skills and time-management skills. In this particular situation, I was given 90 minutes to brainstorm, create and polish a logo for a street-art driven clothing company. Being a short timeline, I chose to use some pre-made elements that I had ay my disposal. I do have to give credit to one of my favorite illustrators Hydro74 for the typeface ”Corpus Delicti”.
ARKITEKT as it would look printed.
This is a layout for a made-up architecture magazine titled ARKITEKT. It is geared toward the young, modern urbanist demographic. My subject was a small development outside of Zürich, Switzerland, near Lake Zürich called “Seewurfel” which means “Lake Cubes”. I used very minimalistic typography so as to not take away from the imagery. For the images I chose to crop and place them in a manner similar to the site plan for Seewurfel.
Custom masthead designed by me.
I designed the masthead to be a “built” piece of the layout to emphasize the architectural aspect. I started with sketches and moved to Illustrator for the finished product.
These are all quick ideas for a logo redesign I am planning for RedRhinoMedia. Not sure what direction I will go. If you have any input, feel free to share.
Mockup IPhone UI for a mock job search application. I created the logotype and all aspects of the UI except for the icons which are by Sam Jones.
This is an illustration I did that was included with parts kits to aid in self-installation. It was meant to supplement text-based directions. The addition of this piece to the package cut back on service-assistance calls significantly.
Here is some of my packaging logo work for a new product line. All of the work was done in Illustrator. I tried multiple directions to get a feel for what the employer wanted. In the end the simple type treatment in the bottom right is what he chose. That choice goes along with the direction and feel of the company in general. They only have a few products that are very specific in use so consumers already have made their choice by the time the company is contacted. Limited competition also limits the need for graphic work to bring in new business.
This is a business card idea I put together for a former employer. The idea was to update his current card which is just a basic card created in Microsoft Word®. This project was completed in about 4 hours using Illustrator and Photoshop