Wednesday, April 18, 2012

SHOT Show 2012

I designed all the marquees for various Authors / Operators, including Jeffery Deaver, author of the new James Bond book - "Carte Blanche". I also designed the postcards with media info and discount offers, as well as two t-shirt designs.

All Concepts | Designs - Illustrator | Photoshop | InDesign

 Media Day postcard (front)

 Media Day postcard (back - output file)

Discount promo postcard (front)

 Act of Valor preview screening postcard (back)


Finished pieces (knife boxes thrown in)

Monday, April 16, 2012

Wild Game Guardian - Blister Packs and Collapsable Spray Bottle

Blister packs - Design | Concept - Illustrator | Photoshop

Warner's Rendezvous - Restaurant & Lounge

Warner's Rendezvous - Restaurant & Lounge

This was the only thing I did for this place was this ad. I'm pretty sure its no longer in business. The owner liked it so much he made posters.

Concept | Design - Photoshop | InDesign

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Ja-Di Creations

Ja-Di Creations was an event planning company. They already had a logo, I designed the business cards. It wasn't easy working with the existing logo, but I think the cards turned out nice.

Business cards
Design | Concept - InDesign | Photoshop

I also did some bi-fold cards, postcards and tickets for an event they put on - "Celebrating People of Color in a 21st Century America".

Design | Concept - InDesign | Photoshop

MBA - Logo, business cards

Concept | Design - InDesign

The Pirates - Logo redesign

So a buddy of mine belongs to one of Lahti, Finland's oldest gangs - The Pirates. Formed in 1983 out of American 50's rock'n roll, hotrods and booze. These guys have managed to stay alive on the cold, mean streets of Lahti. How I came to know this guy is another story. But he emailed and asked if I'd redesign the logo for some t-shirts they want to do for their 30th Anniversary. Hey, I don't judge and Finnish gangs need branding too.

Here's what I came up with. These are concepts I sent him. Once I get a printed t-shirt mailed to me, I'll shoot a pic and update this post.

Concept | Design - Illustrator

Friday, April 13, 2012

Flashlight POS Display - 5.11 Tactical

I designed a card that gets inserted into this acrylic display. The display holds the flashlight that is secured to it. The card lists the flashlight specs and some key features. The 5.11 logo is etched into the clear acrylic. I've been doing a lot of flashlight packaging design lately.

Design | Concept - Illustrator

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Death Card - vector design

I was given a sketch (not my sketch) and asked to turn it into a vector design that would be put on t-shirts.

So I traced the sketch in illustrator, I also used a photo of the flashlight (the things in the mouth are flashlights), traced that and made it vector. Stylized things a bit with some halftone pattern. I tweaked the overall look a bit, flipped the spade right side up, filled in the eyes and nose.

From sketch to finished t-shirt design.

Illustrator | Photoshop

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

5.11 Knife Packaging

I did these knife boxes. 2 different knife styles.

Concept | Design - Illustrator | Photoshop


(Finished boxes)

Custom Pocket Mod

I made this at work to write "to-do" lists. Ya, I'm oldschool like that. I grabbed the template online, customized mine in InDesign. I may use this concept for a hangtag that needs multiple pages, then use the inside as a spread or mini poster.

This is an 8.5x11 piece of paper, folded and uses one small scissor cut. Has 6 inside pages + front / back covers.

Design | Concept - Photoshop | InDesign

5.11 Tactical Product Ads

Design | Concept - Photoshop | InDesign

Jason Mraz - Bootleg Cd Packaging

I did these a while back.

Concept | Design - PhotoShop | InDesign

Encore Automotive Systems - Performance Auto & Sound magazine ads

I've done all the concepts, branding, copy, logos, colors, etc...

Concept | Design - Illustrator | Photoshop

MACTAC - All Hazards Prime Backpack Hangtag

I designed this hangtag for the MACTAC All Hazards Prime backpack. You can buy this backpack at the 5.11 Tactical website.

Design | Concept - Illustrator | Photoshop

 (Screen shot of the backpack at the 5.11 Tactical website)

Quartermaster Ad

Did this promo for Quartermaster. I've done a lot of these type ads/promos.

Design | Concept - InDesign | Photoshop

Shea Homes - Ad campaign

I did this a while back while working for The Sacramento Bee. It was an ad campaign that I did - all concepts, headlines, pics, etc... 

InDesign | PhotoShop

(Double truck - centerfold ad#1)

(Double truck - centerfold ad#2)

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(Web Banner#1)

(Web Banner#2)