This is a concept I put together for a dog’s hot sauce, made for those dogs and owners who have to have everything! Its target audience would be dog owners who have an affinity for their little k-9 friends. This is a two page spread advertisement meant for a magazine.
A simple and creative look for a book cover and binder. Its not a real book, but don’t you wish it was!?
This is a project from the Art Institute that I did for my form and space class. We had to take a photograph of an animal that we drew out of a bucket, and make it using Popsicle sticks. I could not believe how well it came out considering the shape and form of such a large sea creature I picked. I began with forming the shapes of the body, and made cylinders in several different circumferences. Once I got a body, I just thought of creative ways to add the limbs and face! Voila, popsicle stick manatee!!!
This piece is a persuasive poster I created to promote wearing seat-belts. The photos I used are from an actual car accident that resulted in the death of a 18-year-old male. Of the three persons in that car, two survived because they were wearing seat belts. The poster is ringed with general sayings that people might say when they decide not to use a seat belt. The people in this car were not drinking, or under the influence of anything.
A simple drawing of a cheerleader (as today I need some cheering!) I drew this using a tracing technique, and brought it over into Illustrator did some magic and gave it color, and textures. Nice little ditty!
This is a branding challenge I created a solution for. I was asked to create from the bottom up a hot sauce. Each step of creating a theme, mission statement, story, label and bottle design choice. I liked the idea of devil’s tears being hot drops and I think this poster captures the feeling I was going for.
A good strong logo I created for a fan blog I do about Big Brother the TV Series. It’s a site created to the going’s on in the kitchen in the BB house and deals with the creative things the house guests create and what I can create for them (if only they could see it!) using the America’s choice vote food products. Fun!
This is a project that I did for a class at the Art Institute. The project was to take 5 moments that had an impact on your life, and design 5 posters or cards that showcase those moments, while connecting them together. Lots of emotions in these, and its powerful to look back in time at your own life and see where you have been and how far you have come since a life changing moment.
I have found a place of acceptance about dealing with the greatest loss I have had to face in my life so far. I try not to look at it as loss anymore. I have to look at straight in the eye and thank god for the luck I have had in my life. I was blessed with someone who I loved and loved me so much (rare and precious), and that we were able to have each other even for a short time is such a gift. I was able to forge on, and make a new existence for myself, finish my college education and find love again. Life’s still hard, and has major struggles, but I think I’ll make it… =)
Of course our next assignment was much lighter than the self-portrait. We had to turn it into a cartoon character. I’ll admit, I don’t think it looks a thing like me.. but I’ve never been a cartoon, well at least not yet!!!
I created this after the death of my husband, and upon my return to college. I was pretty down and we had to create a superhero persona for ourselves. I drew this one afternoon, and I decided to turn into this widow woman every-time I needed help or strength, or whatever it was I needed to get me through the night. It did back fire on me, as I found myself striving for a level of perfection that is just not possible for human kind. It’s best to always be yourself, and believe in the same. You can surely fly, even when your living within your worst nightmare.