This project has been a looooong one. I first accepted the job to layout this children’s book in the spring of 2017. Now the files have been completed, the Kickstarter has been funded (exceeding the original goal of $6,000 dollars by raising over $32,000), and the book is being printed and shipped. It turned out lovely. I’m very excited to receive my copy!Continue reading
This is one of my favorite type of projects… taking a chaotic amount of information and making it beautiful, legible, scannable, and easy to use. The original document I was given can be seen below. I don’t show this because it’s a terrible example, but because it’s a very ordinary example. This is what you get by default when you place a lot of text into a Microsoft program, every single time. A program alone is not capable of making this right. That takes a designer.Continue reading
As part of a project I took on for the International Bird Rescue team, I did a special Photoshop edit of the photo below. As you can see, the original is kind of muddy. The lack of color in the foreground of the picture and the busy detail of the ship in the background cause the two grounds to compete. To relieve this competition I took the color out of the background and toned down the intensity of the ship’s lights shining through the fog. As you can see, this defines the bird more prominently as the main subject of the photo and makes the picture look more artistic and compelling.Continue reading
I created this flyer for a new client and I was thrilled to have access to some really beautiful images. I don’t always get such a lovely set of options, and it does make designing things more fun.
This simple brochure was created in Illustrator in the beginning of 2013. I used bright, fun colors to underscore the fun subject matter and set this piece apart from the company brand, so as not to turn off non-customer participation.