For this piece I worked with my editor to create the ornaments. I used Photoshop to cutout the images and place them on the ornaments. I wish a few of the images were better quality, but otherwise I’m pleased with how they turned out.
A friend of mine recently advertised her need for a graphic designer to design a logo for the Etsy shop she is planning to launch. I gladly volunteered my services, and together we got to work.
I designed the 2010 Pictures of the Year International (POYi) program for the awards ceremony out in Los Angeles. I tried something unusual with this program by creating a 4.25″ by 11″ program.
The Futures Lab at RJI started offering Apple Certified Training in 2010. We wanted to advertise the program on our website and to visitors to our building. I created a few banner ads and a postcard for handing out at events and to visitors to the building.
A coworker requested I create a logo for an event being held in our building. He offered me a general idea of what the event would be about, and I took it from there.
I wanted to do something different for this piece than what you normally see for a Super Bowl layout. I created the graphic in Illustrator using a real play as my inspiration for the main part of the design. When I went to my editor with the concept for this page, I was nervous she would tell me I couldn’t do it because of the amount of ink it would use.
I wanted to use an image on the inside of a graduation announcement, but I didn’t want to use just a photograph. I wanted something more artistic, but I wasn’t finding what I wanted. I decided to take a photo of Mizzou’s Jesse Hall and the columns and turn it into a sketch.
I was very excited when I was assigned this piece. The stories were about the 25th anniversary of the release of the album “Thriller,” which Michael Jackson made before his skin became white. Finding a suitable photo of MJ under those conditions was a challenge, so I changed my approach. If I couldn’t show Mr. Jackson’s face, I would find something that represented him, and what better visual than MJ moonwalking in his black shoes and the ruffled white socks?
I was asked to design this 16-page report with about 26 hours notice. The report was to be printed and handed out at an event. I was able to complete the report about six hours ahead of schedule and my client was very pleased with the quality of work I produced. The report will soon be printed and mailed out to over 1,400 weekly newspapers nationwide.
In spring of 2010 the Mizzou sports blog Rock M Nation advertised the need for a designer. I applied, created some samples and was awarded the job of designing its football preview. While creating the design I used elements from the site to tie together both the publication and the blog. I worked with the writers, and after strenuous cutting and editing, I populated the publication and prepared the files for print.
RJInnovation Week 2012 was a big week for me this year as I designed a variety of promotions for many types of media. As part of the promotions this year I designed banners to hang on the front of RJI, sandwich boards promoting the content for each day of the event, a newspaper ad, table tents and more. It was a challenge to adapt to each medium, but I think it went well and was extremely exciting.
One of the things we are working on at RJI is our email marketing campaign. My boss wants to send out a variety of emails with various forms of content and along with these, he wanted different headers designed to go with each topic.
This story posed several challenges I hadn’t faced before: We did not have art for the story, so we would have to make our own and we needed to make sure the sides of the story appeared balanced. We did not want our readers to feel we were leaning one way or the other.
During my time at Retail Week in London I had the opportunity to work on the layout below. This was my first chance to play with typography to make it look like it was on the chalkboard. If I could do it over, I would have changed the transparency of the headline so it looked even more like it was on the chalkboard.
The photos presented to me were different shots of the boots taken at various shoe stores around town. Although nice photos, they were not very conducive appearing in print. This story came as the seasons were changing and the clocks were falling back. I decided to play on all of that by previewing the season’s trendiest boots on a clock.