A preview of the membership I.D. cards for the Ghost Guard merchandise set. These were hand screen-printed on premium quality French brand paper, with a duplexed card stock.
There are of course glow-in-the-dark areas all over the front and back. Some apparent, some not so much.
I’m looking forward to getting these out to all the awesome backers of the “Ghost Guard” Kickstarter campaign that made these and all the other Ghost Guard merchandise possible. Be sure to check out the full lineup of Ghost Guard embroidered patches.
This wild Frankenstein’s Monster-inspired hang card packaging design and illustration was created for a manufacturer and retailer of bicycle locks, in particular the U-locks that are pretty popular out there. The cross-bar that connects the open ends of the “U” is to be placed in the open mouth of the monster.
As you can see from the rough sketches below, the final piece stayed pretty true to my initial vision for the illustration.
Allowances had to me made for the hang-hole grommet up top, and I had to finalize some custom lettering for a logo and include room for product details as well.
The client was beyond pleased with the final results and we are currently discussing the followup packaging illustrations and designs featuring new monsters (hint: a Cyclops is planned next!).
Read on for more about the illustration and design process, as well as some technical notes on using Adobe Illustrator CS5’s Pixel Grid and the limitations of using PNG export versus Save For Web when outputting iOS graphics for the Retina Display.
A set of flying disc sport icons I created for Flying Disc Magazine. These icons were created as part of the redesign of Flying Disc Magazine (of which I was also the designer). The client wanted to expand the magazine further out from the original focus on disc golf to include additional flying disc sports. We needed to figure out a way to indicate that different magazine articles and columns were associated with the different sports.
This was an interesting project. I was contracted to created a cartoon fish mascot character for a niche fishing tool—basically it’s an air bladder deflate gizmo for fishermen so they can sport fish deeper-sea fish and release the expanded air in the fish’s buoyancy air bladder when they arrive at the surface. this allows the fishermen to release the fish back into the water without permanently harming them.
After an initial phone discussion with the client, I was mailed the existing packaging (as I was to also re-design the packaging) as well as some rough sketches drawn by the client to give me an idea of the fish they wanted to see. Typically when clients do send rough drawings, it’s with the “it’s not the greatest” disclaimer, but I actually encourage clients to suck up the ego and send these over. The more information I have from a client about what they have envisioned for the project, the better.