Showing posts with label graphic design. Show all posts
Showing posts with label graphic design. Show all posts

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

2016 USAPL State Meet T-Shirt Design



Bet you didn't know I was into powerlifting? Yep, that's right I am. The state director asked me if I was interested in designing the meet t-shirt, to which I said I yes. This was the design that won approval and from the National board, the meet director, and the meet host. I had to balance a lot of different elements with this one.

I did compete in this meet, but didn't do all that well. I went 6/9 on my attempts. At least, the shirt design was more successful than I was.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Discovery World Summerpalooza 2008 Poster


Just found this piece from a few years ago. 
This was a freelance poster I designed for Discovery World. 

Monday, April 28, 2014

Empress Jumbo Towel Sell Sheet


This is the accompanying POS sell sheet for the Empress Jumbo Towel. Fun part was designing the info graphic on the back of it and I will eventually develop these into a series of posters.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Empress Paper Plate Sell Sheet

This is the sell sheet for Empress plates following the branding of the trays I had previously done. The plate photography is stock, I just added my label to it.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Empress Paper Plate Package Design

Empress Plate Label Mockup
This is the label I designed for 6" and 9" Empress paper plates. 
I'll post the sell sheet in an upcoming post.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Empress Products Branding


My client was looking for an unique identity for a private line of foodservice disposables.  I submitted four different designs and after some wrangling, this was the approved logo. I am currently developing packaging for the various products that will fit underneath this brand umbrella. Later, I'll release some of the concept work.

Friday, May 10, 2013

Segment Catalog Covers


Based upon the main, corporate catalog cover that I designed, this animated gif illustrates the various guides for different segments that the client's catalog can be split into. The design strategy I developed with the corporate look can be easily and coherently re-used for a variety of different lines.

Friday, May 3, 2013

Vintage Sell Sheet Design


The last "designer" had a pretty horrible mess of a sheet that we used around here -- it had to change so I gave it a redesign and a strategy... The chef image is an iStock purchase with some Photoshop post-work to correct the color and to clean up the stove top in the background a little bit. I added in the Vintage box. I did get to photograph the packages on the back and front. Presently, I am extending this look to a garbage can liner and food service cutlery sell sheet as I shoot and do a little photo research.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Disposable Glove Box Design Concepts


Four concepts for a disposable glove brand that I developed as well as some of the other visual elements such as the icons featured below.

Concept 4 was my favorite because the look of it is the most high-end of the four.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

RJ Schinner Catalog Cover Design



At my present gig, I've been unifying the various print pieces that they have had in production prior to my hiring. I've worked hard on unifying the various pieces by bringing a single brand look, starting with the main catalog shown here. In later posts, I will reveal what the segment catalogs look like and how they relate to the main catalog above.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Performance Plus Marketing Components

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The above graphic shows the various components for the launch of this private label.

It was nice, as a designer, to not only design the logo, but design the packaging, the sell sheets, the email, and the web graphic – as well as do the product photography myself and write the copy as the one iteration above illustrates.

The launch of this product will be via the client's sales staff and social media.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Web Instructions PDFs

Web Instruction PDFs

These were instruction sheets that were not only in need of a rewrite, but a redesign. So I did. They came out quite nice I think and were definitely an improvement from the previous versions.

Friday, November 30, 2012

Performance Plus Pink Soap Label Design

Performance Plus Pink Soap Label

Just a quick mock-up of the product with label that I designed. I had to alter the logo a bit from the original to work with this type of 1-color flexo-printing and I was limited to a matrix of some 12 colors to work with.

This was a pretty quick design all-in-all. Just a few hours I had to come up with an acceptable solution.

Not very sexy I know... but it met the goals and timeline of the client.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Novapaper.net Launch


After a few months of development, I was finally given the go-ahead to launch Novapaper.net website that I designed, coded, and concepted. It's a pretty straightforward website. HTML, CSS and Javascript -- but it gets the job done.

Take a visit.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Terraces Direct Mail

This was a fun piece. Essentially it was a booklet that not only described the condo that were to be sold, but the attractions and various establishments around the neighborhood where this downtown Milwaukee condo development to be built.

I did the design of the booklet and even engineered the die-lines of the cover that held the booklet.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

A to Zoo Milwaukee Direct Mail

Working with a team of directors and writers, I came up with the idea of "A to Zoo" and developed this direct mail piece and type treatment. This piece unfolded into a 18x24 poster.

It was received really well with a tremendous response rate and the Milwaukee county zoo had a huge spike in new members signing up for the zoo pass.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

RJ Schinner Sales & Marketing Binder Design


About three months ago, I took the job as Electronic Marketing Specialist with RJ Schinner. In this role, I do design and marketing, as well as manage a website and blog along with other marketing initiatives. It's been a good fit so far.

I started work on a binder to showcase our in-house sales and marketing efforts and the result is the artwork above. With almost no resources, I found royalty free and free use artwork online. The binder also features a spot color of Pantone 8422C -- silver metallic.

I think the result is pretty good. So far everyone has been pleased. 

Its a high-end piece that RJ Schinner hasn't had before.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

2000 Shorewood, WI Centennial Exhibit

Browsing through some some old files, I found these images of an exhibit I design for the Shorewood Centennial exhibit back in 2000 as I was finishing up with college at UW Milwaukee. It was a pretty big project for me, while juggling my course credit load. The exhibit was a total 12 panels and tons of scanning. I also got to design the postcard for the event. (Left)


Somewhere I probably still have the Quark files for this project, but where? I have no clue. I hope I can find them someday.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

MKE Zoological Society Direct Mail

From The Design Tracts

I designed this project at DMC Advertising for the Milwaukee Zoological Society for the young professionals campaign a few years back. This postcard featured variable information and was printed with a clear varnish -- giving it a sleek, layered look.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

RMH Conference/Trade Show Graphics

From The Design Tracts

One of a series of six graphics for various conferences I designed with a modular approach. The right side of the banner can be variable. The information changes per respective service line.