It was the company owner’s birthday this week at the office, so the other graphic designer and I decided to play a small prank; make it look like we filled his entire office with balloons! We got two sizes of balloons to fill in the holes as we went.
He ended up loving it for utilitarian reasons; it meant that he had privacy for a couple of days until the balloon started to drift off the window and deflate. Also, his kid came in and had a blast kicking them all over the office.
Recently I volunteered to create a shirt for a coworker’s mother, who herself volunteers to register people to vote at events around the state.
Below are some of the options I sent over for the client to check out. The shirt had to be non-partisan, and the client asked for a Texas bent. The flag version won out, and after a copy change, the shirt was ready for the client to take to her preferred printer!
My coworker sent me a selfie that her mom sent over!
Apologies to Dasani.
People in my department have created cute little logo parodies out of their names for their Slack internal chat avatars, and I got inspired and came up with my own! I really only had to make a few new letterforms; the “M” and the “R,” and mess around a bit with the layout.
One of my coworkers used Subaru, another Dino Gas brand from the Pixar Cars movies. The third chose Topo Chico. So we have a bit of a weird trend of water and automobile brands going on.
We recently had a coworker leave Redroc, and we’re all pretty bummed about it! She’s been here for a while, started from the bottom, and has really become an integral part of the company. We wanted to make her something to remember us by, so I created a little magazine cover (“The Goodbye Issue”). She’s a fan of Elle and similar magazines.
Everyone she was close to wrote a little blurb. I was limited in my photo choices (it was a surprise so we couldn’t ask!), so she’s actually in her wedding dress here, with photoshopped skirt and Tito’s in hand (her favorite). We then printed it out and framed it for her last day.
Good luck at the new gig, Daisy! We’ll miss you!
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, everyone!
Here’s a bit of a thematic post for today: the little mascot monkey (“Lumi”) that I created for a client at work had plushies made! Definitely a first for my career, haha.
The client ordered these on their own (I am nit-picky and definitely would have had some feedback), but still it was a nice surprise coming back after the holiday. I hope I can get my hands on one!
You can check out some sketches and final art of Lumi here on my website.
Fun little illustration project I got to do for an October employee event for Lamb’s Tire & Automotive; employees and their families went out to Six Flags for the day (there’s one more flag on the roller coaster in the background, hah).
Just got sent a shirt today! I’m pretty happy with how it came out. I don’t get to illustrate people very often; I’m going to try and incorporate it more into my personal projects. Originally it was an interracial family, but colors were limited later on in the project. Anyway, the kid got the dad’s nose but the mom’s ears.
Left was my initial sketch, right was the tighter sketch to send to the client for approval. The Dad got a collared Lamb’s shirt, and the Mom got more hair, hah.
If you want to see it, I included the digital version in a gif on Dribbble!
Third year of MondoCon, third year volunteering! One of my favorite events, and loving seeing the same people coming back every year (volunteers and attendees!).
Aaron Draplin did this year’s identity for the event; merch, shirts, program, beer can, everything! I even saw a baby onesie. This was his second year back, and I’m a huge fan of him and his work, especially since meeting him at Design Ranch a couple of years ago. I may have offered to be his personal assistant for the event… was I joking? A mystery.
One of my only purchases from the event was the MondoCon version of the Wall-e print from Tom Whalen. Pretty thrilled with how this print looks, especially since I didn’t care for Kevin Tong’s take on the movie poster back when Mondo did their Disney show. Nothing personal to Kevin Tong; I own some of his gorgeous work as well!
I also got some shirts (including the Industry Print-designed volunteer shirt), a few enamel pins (quickly becoming my new addiction), and stickers galore. Oh, and some AWESOME bar-b-que for lunch, from Micklethwait Craft Meats.
Here’s a great photo recap from MondoCon.
See you guys out there next year.