Register To Vote! Shirt Design

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!

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My coworker sent me a selfie that her mom sent over!

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Lumi Plush

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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.

Shirt Illustration – Lamb’s Family Day

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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.

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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!

WIP: 80th Anniversary

Here’s a version of an 80th logo for a work client that I particularly liked. It was still in the works, but I had this in mind for larger posters and maybe some embroidered stuff. I also had a simplified version I was working on that wasn’t quite there yet (on the right).

We ended up going in a different direction, but it can live on here!

If you want to check out the final work, click here.

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Austin Monthly Sighting

austin-monthlyI recently created this look for the Agaverama tequila sale at Twin Liquors. Definitely a fun campaign to work on, with the color freedom and subject matter. It was a tiny surreal coming across it in Austin Monthly (I’ll never get used to seeing my work in the wild).

I mocked up a little pin of the agave and put it on Dribbble when I made this ad in July. Then I learned you can’t do gradients on pins. Boooo.

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2016 TLL Car Show: Poster Process

Here’s a look into the process of this year’s annual The Little Longhorn Car Show poster. It was a fun one, and I tried a few new things this year with layout and illustration technique.

First I figured out what the layout would be. I settled on a definite right-to-left, with a dramatic angle (which I toned down to have room for all of the text).

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So initially I tried one angle from another preliminary sketch, but discarded it. It didn’t let me do what I wanted with the background and the perspective of the bar building.

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I then tried a new angle… and stuck with it this time.

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The car base is vector, but then I pulled the individual assets into Photoshop. I painted shading on to the car, and then the clouds with my tablet…

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The ground motion lines were also painted in Photoshop, using perspective guides to help with getting the look and angles right.

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The file ended up being a few different pieces (car, foreground motion lines, building, skyline, cloud, flat background colors), and then I took them all and squished them together in Photoshop.

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I’m pretty happy with how it turned out! You can check out the final full poster on my portfolio website.