Logo done for music producer, Skyllian. You can find his official channels here:
Wow! To have made a cover of a featured artist from the likes of Above & Beyond is something I've dreamt about. I originally made this as fan art for Naden, but after submitting it to him, he enjoyed it enough to consider it for his album, eventually using it as a background for his cover art for his release of his Essentials Vol. 1 found below. I'm very proud of the result and hope to continue this trend!
Made this fancy cover/poster for Clyde Machine, aka Joseph Greene, and his new EP, Authentic. This EP was instrumental to my design, which features hard textures and many patterns. Check out the rest of his discography here:
Made for music artist, Phantaine. Check his stuff out at www.phantaine.com and www.soundcloud.com/phantaine
Via request from the subreddit "r/AboveandBeyond," from a clip where this is briefly shown (link coming soon). Now here for you to download and print at your own convenience. Note that there are two versions, the shown white background option and one with black. Bonus wallpaper at the end!
My first actual environment painting! I'm so thrilled with how this turned out, seeing as I've never actually put in the time to do this before. I probably spent close to 30 hours making this work, so it's definitely not something I can do often, but it sure feels great when the work pays off. Feel free to make up a story!
This was made as a project for the Knoxville Area Career Fair Consortium, a collective of small colleges who are dedicated to giving the best opportunities to their students. I wanted to reflect professional outlook and positive reinforcement in my logo. This booklet gives an overlook of what my choices were and why I felt that they were necessary. Download the full pdf here.
I was commissioned to make a poster and design a program for a concert hosted by Carson-Newman University a month earlier and was finally able to make this happen. The concert was amazing and the full size of the poster was overwhelming (clocking in at 38" x 78"!). One of the coolest parts was just seeing everyone get the information that they needed. No complaints, everything was clear. That's always nice to see. As I am sure that other graphic designers will agree, it's always a daunting task when dealing with a lot of text. Luckily, I was able to make it work along with some good feedback from other artists. In any case, I was just happy to be a part of the amazing evening and represent my university. I feel that being able to hang my work in the Tennessee Theatre was a great way to end my year here at Carson-Newman.
Thanks to Dr. Measels for putting me on this project!
Firefly Recreation, LLC. is Tennessee’s exclusive provider of Columbia Cascade Company playground equipment, site furnishings, fitness systems, and bicycle security. The owner, Kyle Kaplan, is endorsed by the National Recreation and Park Association as a Certified Playground Safety Inspector.
The logo was designed to be fun, but professional and clean. Color choices were very important to establish unique branding in the area. Overall, I had a fantastic experience working with Kyle Kaplan. You can learn more about Firefly at their website, www.fireflyrecreation.com.
This project was a collaboration between several students at the Carson-Newman Art Department and myself as well as MUA Missy Young. This was so much fun to work on. A very unique look at the five elements that make up our world.
This project, worked on by myself, Sam Al Harmanneh, Randall Freeman, and Andy Merrell, was for our History of Graphic Design class. We were tasked with a subject and writing a newspaper including a News, Arts, Entertainment, Lifestyles, Sports, and Classified sections in period. We were given "Bauhaus" and chose 1929 as a base year. We then reported on stories that we found from around or during that time. While most went with the standard Newsprint articles, I wanted to do something more akin to an insert, like Parade. The sizes are in fact the same as a Parade insert. I designed and laid out all of the graphics and articles found here. The others helped by writing the articles.
This was made because "Dive" is such a beautiful song and has a vibe perfect for creating artwork to. If you're interested in buying a print, hit the "I'M INTERESTED!" button below the picture and fill out the form with your info and the size that you would be the most interested in. No money necessary yet as we are gauging interest, but you'll be the first to know if we end up printing them. Cheers!
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This was for my Senior Art Show, "The Valency Project." A series of 15 posters were put all around campus in selected buildings, some with generic meaning, but most with specific meaning. The goal was to reach a variety of audiences with the content and to provide a defining style for each place and push my abilities while still maintaining a consistent style and source of information for each poster. These were then presented at my show to trigger visual memories, creating a sort of "catalog" of the images and a collection in the viewer's memory.
The coolest part of this project was to watch people come in with a friend and when they would get to the wall of posters, they would converse with each other about which posters they had seen on campus. Each of them would miss one or two at least, but sometimes between the two, they could fill out how many they had seen. Very satisfying.
A few logos that I made that are for sale. Check my contact page for a way to get a hold of me about these logos. :)
Logo created for Dark Cat. You can check out his music here: https://soundcloud.com/dark_cat
This is a logo created for a DJ by the name of Demetrios. He hails from Philly and you can check out his music here: www.soundcloud.com/demetriosofficial
Overlays made for the Taitfox twitch channel to be used during gaming, chatting, or whatever the heck else happens. Most of the blank space seen here is because elements will be added in after the fact via third party mods, such as the chat box, music feed, top contributors, and message marquees at the top. This was a fun project to work on, finally putting my limited animated gif knowledge to good use. Hopefully, this will get some good use before it's retired. :D
You can visit Taitfox's channels here:
Made as a fan of the Mr. Robot tv show on USA. Great music, great concept. Can't wait for next season to come out!
Excited for this game! Made a wallpaper for it, thought it turned out pretty well. :)
Steelseries, at it again with their awesome support. Did a wallpaper/ad for them based off of their prism series (gaming headsets that light up), which they graciously upgraded me to. Keep on keeping on, Steelseries!
After looking everywhere for a cloud brush tutorial and not finding this technique, I decided I would make my own. This is a very simple and easy way to get realistic looking cloud textures. I was surprised it hadn't been done before! PLEASE FEEL FREE TO SHARE IT EVERYWHERE. My logo/link is on the document, so I have no need for attribution. I really want to see where this goes and how real artists can use it to their advantage.
I want to thank Ryan Stremlow, Cody Leihgeber, and Joni Mustonen for helping me out and offering tips and advice on the tutorial. It was very much appreciated. Enjoy!
So this finally happened. My good friend Jscene provided a render and I scraped together some effects and a concept. I am so glad for the opportunity to work with this rendering genius on such a fun project and it's been too long in happening. Hopefully, we can release another one of these at some point. In the meantime, as always, enjoy!
You can check out his renders here:
Thanks to a currency project that I worked on in class, I had the privilege of working on a currency project outside of class. For hobby purpose, I was commissioned to make a set of currency for the fictitious nation of Bercia. It was a very interesting concept and fun to think about and to make. You'll notice some differences between the currency due to sizing as each bill is its own custom size, the Two Crowns being the smallest and the 100 being the largest. The shadow-boxes aren't exactly the best at showing the size difference. Another set should be coming soon.
Posters made for students attending Carson-Newman University
Gathering of Exiles is a small Christian Metal band in Tennessee. I was commissioned to make their logo/branding.
A collection of Steelseries wallpapers done after I received fantastic support from their staff. Thanks again!
Click here for the full-res wallpapers!
Posted for CC purposes. Will update once the project is complete.
Talons Up! was made for Carson-Newman University's Mossy Creek Maniacs student group. It ended up being sold to Carson-Newman University and is now a permanent fixture of the athletic department.
Ampersand I made for a poetry booklet called "Ampersand" at Carson-Newman.
QSL Card design for a teacher of mine.
QSL cards are a common courtesy gesture in the transistor radio community. Each time you make contact with someone, you send your card as confirmation of the time, frequency, date, etc. of the contact. Google "QSL card design" sometime and compare this one. ;)
Made for my friend who creates some of the best renders that I know of as well as capturing some fantastic real life scenery. Check out his work here:
Done for the celebrity chef, Patrick Wiese, this logo was one of my favorites to design. It came out so perfect. If you're in Hamilton, Ontario, you'll may catch a glimpse of the Twisted Kitchen food truck. It's comfort food with a twist! Make sure to check out the website as well, though, not designed by myself: http://www.twistedkitchen.ca
Project for school done for illiteracy awareness.
The goal for me was to draw off of the experiences that I had with others that were illiterate. A lot of people are ashamed of their illiteracy and try to hide it. This is to open eyes to people around you who might struggle.
I have donated this design to tnliteracy.org and am hoping to donate it to as many organizations as possible. If you are interested in the design, all you have to do is message me at email@example.com and I'll give you a copy to edit for yourself.
In one of my classes, we were approached to make a logo for "The Journey Program," a program for youth as an alternative to juvenile detention that helps them build confidence and their gpa. Our teacher told us to avoid using a compass. I was sick for that class. Luckily, the class unanimously agreed that my compass was stylized enough to make it unique from other compass logotypes. I was relieved. The lines not only make up the arrows to each side, but represent the paths that we all take and how they interesect from time to time. This was the runner up choice from the group.
A small collection of a few posters I made for Carson-Newman, including Campus Ministries, the Music Department, Gamma Ray Art Club, and Intramurals.
Some Carson-Newman Gamma Ray Art Society logo concepts. The last one here was chosen to replace the old shirt design.
Art prints made purely for art's sake and because I liked the lines/curves/shapes of each.
It was time for an upgrade. Made these and will hopefully be handing it out soon. Maybe you got here because of them!