Showing posts with label matthew pickard. Show all posts
Showing posts with label matthew pickard. Show all posts

Thursday, September 3, 2009

The far far past...

From The Design Tracts
I got my start in design unlike most designers. Before I went to college, I was already a practicing designer. Not a very good one, but one none-the-less.

I went back to college when I was 25 -- in 1996. I already knew the major desktop publishing programs quite well. And I was one of the few students who knew how to run a process camera.

I'm pictured here at good 'ole Auto Buyer Magazine, circa 1995 I think, working on some font-in-the-box design and surprised by the camera.

Ah.... the good 'ole days.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Rogers photo-shoot out take

From The Design Tracts
Two weeks ago, I art directed a photo-shoot for a local mental-health hospital. While setting up the treadmill, I clearly demonstrate why an ape like me is better behind the camera barking orders, instead of in front of it. This week I have a hefty schedule of photo shoots. I am looking forward to getting on set, directing our volunteer talent, and working with Dan Bishop once again.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Finished 09 Ditch Logo Design Shirts

From The Design Tracts
The shirts turned out better than I thought. After I signed off and finished tweaking the winning the design, I left the printing and imposition up to Matt Pernick -- who owns a screen printing shop up in Green Bay.

Here I am with the guys modeling the shirts after a few adult bevies and a full day of skating. My ribs still hurt from that day!

09 Ditch Reunion Logos Client Options

From The Design Tracts
After I sketch out my options, I usually choose between 3 and 4 that I think are the most successful and present them to the client. Luckily, I was partially the client so it wasn't a hard sell.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

RMH Report to the Community Vignette



Yesterday was a busy day for me. I had two blow-ins to get out the door. One was a photoshoot, and the other was July 4th Poster for the Oconomowoc Rotary.

We finally had the Report to the Community delivered to our office and I didn't get a chance to celebrate over it.

The design and production of this annual report had some unique features. The body was printed black + PMS 317c with an aqueous coating and a spot varnish, and the pages were French folded with a simple hinge bond into the cover. The cover was printed black with the same aqueous coating and a spot varnish.

It's a really high quality piece. I don't get many portfolio-quality pieces so this is sure to be featured somewhere up there.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Senario Shredder Packaging

From The Design Tracts


From The Design Tracts


When I worked for Senario, I was given a line of shredders to design for.

The look of this line was to relate to a line of office consumer electronics that I had already set the graphic standards for.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Brewfest 2009 logo



This small job came in the other day and the assignment was to design a poster and flyer. Small potatoes. However, I took the opportunity update the present logo. I always look to add improvements when I can for my clients, even though this was a bro-bono job.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Goofing Off

From The Design Tracts
A week ago I directed the Children' photo shoot for a local mental-health hospital. Here I am, kicking back with a coffee, directing the shoot and mugging for the camera.

(Photo by Dan Bishop)

Thursday, December 20, 2007

TransMetro Center Photoshoot


A few weeks ago, I was asked to take some photos of the TransMetro Center for an upcoming RFP. I got lucky that it was a nice, bright late morning/early afternoon. I wouldn't say that these photo are great or works of art or design, but photography has come to take a larger role in what I do at DMC. Curious, two of the three firms I have worked at since college has utilized me as a photographer in some capacity or another. although my training has really been that of a designer, despite all my years prior in the darkroom of commercial printers before college as a semi-professional.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

I Get Press!

From The Design Tracts


Two days ago I received an email request from a reporter at this daily, oddly named, The Daily Reporter wanting to do a story on me and the pictures of the sidewalk dateplates/imprints that I had taken a few months ago. I said sure and that I'd be happy too. I was interviewed yesterday morning and the photoshoot was yesterday afternoon.

You need to be a registered user to read the story. My "1971" is published as well. I hope they send me the print version too.

Good times and thanks much to Dustin, Sean, and the editor Jim for taking an interest in my work.