Sunday, April 27, 2008

the small stakes

jason munn is seriously talented. and i love his simple style. here's an example of his work, he does limited edition concert posters, and now tee screens for patagonia. his ability to make things into hearts, love that ! i think i might have to pick one of his tees up... the idea of wearing his art (after looking at it for probably close to 7 years) excites me !

tee screen in progress

something i've been working on, it's evolved a bit. i also don't see it as done, i want a couple of flowers in there, and another possible pattern. we'll see where it goes.

Monday, April 21, 2008

if you love color, like i love color

i came across this today. kind of a cool idea, and there are definitely some palettes worth exploring. daily color

also found some great tutorials for AI, check back, i'll be hard at work....

Monday, April 7, 2008

young men's - saturation point - spring 09

the second outfit from this project, the idea was a deeply saturated/elements of nature aspect. i was surprised by how many shades of green i found and also how men's is using floral elements on just about any article of clothing.

young men's - graphic distinction - spring 09

recently i had the opportunity to interview with a great local company. the project they assigned as part of the interview process was so much fun, i'm sometimes still surprised when it constitutes as work. after a day of shopping, a day of pulling tears, and then a day of sketching ideas (i still had my day job), i had it narrowed down to what i wanted to do. the focus was 2 groups, each with a different feel, and an outfit for each. here are technical sketches for the outfits. although i later found out i was overqualified for the position, i'm still glad for the opportunity. you can see from the golf project to this, my AI skill has progressed. each panel of the shorts has a directional plaid, and i placed bias plaid in the pocket welt.

the theme for this group was an expanded black and white take. when i get to it, i'll add in the trend board.


this project was completed when contemplating local design opportunities. i decided to test the waters of what i knew in illustrator, and also the idea of working on something in women's. something i hadn't done since school. this is a very basic project, but gave me valuable knowledge with the clipping mask tool.

ballard artwork

created for the good people at annie's affordable art, it was a small project, but one that gives immense satisfaction when seen emblazoned across the front of fellow ballardians.


of course i've meant to do this for ages... and now that i have the time, it's perfect to get it up and going. i know scads of people who use blogspot as a sounding board for the things they're working on, and what a great tool to give to people who want to see your work.

it'll take a bit to get it going, but i'm excited by the prospect of a new medium, and new connections.

thanks for taking a look, and check back. i'm just getting started.