Thursday, January 27, 2011

The times they are a changin'.

Well, it's been a minute since I've last posted anything so why not. I'm going to deviate from the norm this time around and put some graphic design stuff up. For the past few months I've had an internship for "Couples Magazine" in Southfield, MI., but unfortunately it couldn't take off. In a world where everything can be read online it is very tough to get anything print off the ground.

During my time there I worked on the look of the publication (including page layouts), a promotional board game that would have been sold through the website and as a free gift with a subscription purchase, and other odds and ends. I'll be going through all my work there and posting it here as a way to show what work I've done in Illustrator, Photoshop, and hopefully Indesign (once I figure out how to turn the files into JPG's).

This is an advertisement for Art Van to be pushed as a sponsor for the publication. Note: This is in NO WAY endorsed by Art Van Furniture. This ad and the following were created to be taken to the companies to show how their business could be incorporated with the publication (The loveseat ad for example is pretty self explanatory, whereas the car ads incorporates the family side of the coin, and the Greek Town Casino ads were to attract the younger demographic of couples.). Whereas the Art Van ad would have been a two-page spread, the following ads would be single and quarter page advertisements.

Having said that, I will post the next ads I have created, and the same disclaimer applies to those as well.

*As an additional update, I have completed preliminary color work for the upcoming comic "My Father's Keeper", one part of a three-part graphic novel published by Shot in the Dark Comics. Refinements are being done and I'm very happy with how it's turning out. I don't know when it will be published, but already has it up, but without a preorder. Once I find out when, I'll let you all know. In the meantime, here's the link:

Whew! That's alot of ground I just covered. Til' next time...