So back when I had my weekly dj gig, I would throw together a flyer design every single week (usually during my lunch break). This would mainly involve scanning or pulling an existing image from some source, making it extra silly, cleaning it up, doing a fitting font & text treatment, and then emailing it with a description of the event.
This was before Facebook and Gmail and probably Moses, so you whippersnappers don’t know how easy you got it. Now git off mai bermuda grass!
Anyway, I hope you enjoy these, and those who were there, I hope you enjoy the trips down memory lane. =)
Tags: 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, dj, flyer, graphic design, jazz anew
Recently I designed the video player (and some general interface work) for the existing SteveMaddenMusic.com site. The project was done with a couple of good friends of mine Omar and Ben. I did the design work, they handled everything else.
Video player (click on the image to see the actual player on the SteveMaddenMusic site)
Artist Archive (click on the image to see the archive on the SteveMaddenMusic site)Tags: 2009, flash, graphic design, stevemaddenmusic
I took part in three dj events in one week, so I created this email flyer for them all.
DISCLAIMER: EACH and EVERY Thursday (for well over 3 years), I created some sort of quick Photoshop graphic to promote my Jazz Anew dj night (usually made during my lunch break). The basic idea was to borrow a sample image from somewhere and then change it and create a pretty neato email flyer. I made certain to manipulate the images enough so that it became an entirely new piece of artwork.Tags: 2005, dj, flyer, graphic design, jazz anew
Here are some quick flyers that I made for a NC dj collective known as ERECTRO/LOCK (get it?… Electro/Rock, spoonerism, hilarity, et cetera). A lot of this stuff gets made super-quick because there is never enough time to design it proper (and is done as a free favor), but they are ALWAYS fun.
Designer not responsible for crude or inappropriate dj names.
Tags: 2006, 2007, dj, flyer, graphic design
This was a project where I was asked to create a composite Photoshop graphic using stock art for the Natural Resources Defense Council. There was only a couple of days to crank this one out, so it is not as elaborate as it could have been. Still, it was a fun project and they are a great client to work for as well.
The above image was my final version that I sent to them. The image below is a screenshot take from the parody site.
Tags: 2008, graphic design, nrdc
In 2003 (like most graphic design nerds) I became obsessed with Kenzo Minami’s work. His gratuitously excessive vector designs are totally my bag. So I wanted to see what I could come up with while attempting his style of piece. I remember it took a good while to complete, but it was still a lot of fun. It was all created in Flash, because I really wanted to animate it eventually. There is just never enough time.
Check out his site, and be sure to keep a towel close by to wipe up your drool.Tags: 2003, dj, flash, flyer, graphic design
So for the past 2 years I have worked as a Multimedia Specialist for RTI International in the Digital Solutions department. The job was really spectacular, I worked with a super-talented team of folks. In those 2 years, we worked on basically 3 projects (to give you an idea of the scope of the projects).
Some of my tasks included Graphic User Interface design, simulating software apps and operating systems with Flash, prepping Flash components to function inside the 3D simulation environment, creating 2D mock-ups of potential tools within the sim, as well as tons of various graphic design tasks.
The down side: all of that work was very protected government property. So don’t expect to ever see anything here. Just trust me it was the best professional work of my life, and you DEFINITELY want to hire me full-time based upon that. =)
So anyway, here is one of only a couple of things that I can show off (and even this may bring about a C&D letter). This is a vector drawing of the S6 Signal Corps insignia created for RTI International.
This was created in Flash, because it is to later be used in a Flash environment. For extra fun (and because I desire your pity), below are the two source images that I used to make my version.
Tags: 2007, flash, graphic design, research triangle international