Hunter-Barnes Style
April 1, 2009

Just stumbled across the up-&-coming interior designers, Adam Hunter and Spencer Barnes and am loving their work! Maybe one day I will create a photography studio based on some of these looks.
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New Business Cards
August 27, 2008

Finally put my order in for my new business cards! I did a quick, simple design for this one, as I need them in a hurry! Here is the (lo-resolution) design, minus the phone number. Oh, and they will have rounded corners!

AIGA Poker Card Design
July 25, 2008

Awhile back I mentioned a project I was working on for the AIGA, in which I did a special photoshoot (here) and then based a design around the selected image. Well, here is the final design.

Current Design Work
July 23, 2008

Currently waiting on final approval for a logo revamp I am doing for Fiji Water. They asked me to ‘crest’ their logo to tie in to the theme of the event they are sponsoring – The Palm’s (Playboy) Midsummer Nights Dream Party. Such a fun project!

Upcoming Photo Shoots & Design Projects
July 18, 2008

Currently working on more Perfect Princess Parties projects. I am designing a brochure and a website. I’ll post the previous projects soon (business cards & flyers).

Two photo  shoots next week: Caiden (Baby) & Lauren (Boudoir ).

In the works:
April 30, 2008

Some of the upcoming projects on my calendar include:

Photoshoot for baby Skylar – this weekend

Photoshoot for Steffan – next weekend

Marketing solutions (design) for Perfect Princess Parties – very soon!

Photoshoot for Perfect Princess Parties – pending

Also on the horizon:

Painting a mural at a local animal shelter as part of a volunteer project

Taking part in a studio lighting workshop

Looking into taking wedding photography classes/workshops

Creative Design Process
April 20, 2008

A little about my creative process when commissioned to do graphic design work.

  • Creative Brief
    After first meeting with a new client, I like to have them fill out a Creative Brief form that I send them by email. This gives me valuable information about their company and their needs that I refer to as I develop their designs.
     
  • Proposal/Estimate/Terms/Print Quotes
    This is where I present my proposal to you for your projects. I include an estimate, terms & conditions and print quotes, if needed. 
     
  • Research/Design Trends/Concept
    After agreeing to the above, I begin my research on your competitors and design trends in your specific field in an effort to develop a solution that is unique for your needs. I begin concepting ideas at this point.
     
  • Comps
    Develop comps (rough drafts) and present them, usually by email as lo-res PDFs.
     
  • Revisions
    This is where we have up to 3 revision cycles. You will be heavily involved in proofing copy message and spelling, color, fonts, sizes, etc. in order to come to a final approval to send your jobs to print.
     
  • Final Artwork
    I present the final artwork by disc and email as a Print Ready PDF, unless another format was otherwise agreed upon.
     
  • Print –
    Either I can do this for you through my vendor, or you can have this done yourself through your own vendors using the final artwork files I presented to you previously.
I hope you find this helpful! Please feel free to comment or email me if you have any questions!
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AIGA Workshop
April 19, 2008

My picture made it into the local AIGA’s monthly e-zine this week! This was taken at their web design workshop after a very long day! The next meeting should be incredible! Ann Willoughby, President and Creative Director of Willoughby Design Group, and Starbucks’ Stanley Hainsworth will be speaking! And in June my “secret” project (involving my recent photoshoot of Meghan) will be revealed at the annual AIGA Poker Tournament.


P.S. Thats my boss Arnold sitting with me in the picture!