My Dad asked me to print more business cards, the only problem with this… was that this design was made when I first graduated LIU Post in 2012. I desperately wanted to adjust the design, it was cringe worthy as my designing techniques have changed drastically. Only changing the design slightly, I am very happy with how these business cards came out. I sent these cards to my local printer Grand Prix Litho on Long Island instead of VistaPrint like I did the first time around. Since I didn’t go with an online company I was able to get a better quality product and it didn’t break the bank. I chose to go with a Satin Matt Laminate with a Raised Spot UV on 16pt cardstock. I absolutely love these and so does my Dad!
This tutorial was great example of using the camera and it’s depth of field feature. After completing the tutorial I swapped out the crosses for my logo. I then exported the image as an animated gif in Adobe Media Encoder, here’s the final animation.
As many things have changed in 2020, I felt my Featured Images for my Portfolio Widget in WordPress needed to be adjusted to the correct dimensions. I simply took a screenshot of the web page and created a Photoshop template to the correct dimensions for my WordPress Portfolio Widget. Worked on each image to showcase the best featured of each portfolio project.
The end result of these featured images drastically changed the feel of my home page. They fit the dimensions and give my user a more confident visual experience. Below are the “Before & After” images.
So our Mayor of Sketch N’ Chill decided to get up and leave New York to live in Arizona… FOREVER Maybe. I had known Eric for a very long time as well, we went to the same school – POBJFK High School on Long Island, New York. He was always the life of the event I held every 2 weeks at a bar called The Republic in Farmingdale. Members as well as good friends supplied drawings and videos to produce a memorable piece of content for his Facebook page. I collected all these various forms of media and created this video to give Eric an energy boost to grant him the confidence he needs to start fresh.
A lot has changed since 2014… that was the year I decided to redo my Graphic Design Resume in a style that fit my career of choice. I wrote about creating a project like this and showed my influences – Check out the blog post here “Creative Graphic Design Resumes…”
Here in 2020 I decided that I need to update my resume for various reasons, one being I became older and my photo was a younger version of myself. Along with that photo update, I wanted to re-design the layout to be able to fit more jobs and experiences on that standard 8.5″ x 11″ piece of printer paper found in most offices that are hiring people, not robots… I’ve never worked at one of those and don’t know what paper dimensions they use.
It was time the 2014 layout needed a change for 2020, below is the before and after.
So as I had a little time to myself this March, I decided to take one of my drawings and turn it into an animation. But! I took it a step further. Due to my lack of Adobe After Effects on my computer, I tried to use an OLD version of Adobe Flash CS5 to create this animation… God I need a copy of After Effects 😦
I sketched out this guy bored one day on this private beach on Long Island:
Then I digitally painted this on my Wacom Intuos Pro tablet in Autodesk’s SketchBook Express:
Last I created some clouds in Affinity Designer and animated this guy in Adobe Flash, I think I messed up in rendering somewhere – might need to look that up, but it came out okay for my testing:
I’m sure if you’ve been on the internet recently you have heard about this iOS game called Monument Valley by ustwo. This game features beautifully designed illustrations of impossible structures, that are reminiscent of the artist M.C. Escher’s work. You play as a lost princes wandering through these structures to find a way out. This game is beautifully designed anyone with an interest in art or design should play this game!
Check out some screen shots of the game along with some prototype sketches below:
Want to see more about Monument Valley? Check Out the links below:
I recently got a Wacom tablet this passed holiday season and instantly fell in love with this device! If you haven’t tried one of these guys, you need to ASAP! As you can see from in my gallery I do a lot of work for The Muckrakers for my brother. When I think of Punk Rock I think of grunge, and dirt. So I used dirty paper textures in the background to give it that feel.
Talenthouse is an excellent site for artists in almost any media! This site brings together talented aspiring artists, established artists, and branding professionals. Here you can collaborate with almost any field that is looking to get ideas for their campaign. Over the passed couple weeks I have been working on a poster collaboration with the band Slightly Stoopid for their Spring tour of 2014. This collaboration was open to anyone in the U.S. and the winner receives a prize of $500 and Tickets to a concert of their choice along with exposure to all of their social media outlets. Perfect timing for me because I just received a Wacom Tablet for sketching on the computer.
Here is my Submission:
Let me know what you think in the comments below.
Also if you could please vote for me HERE is takes 5 minutes of your time, I will send you a printed copy FREE if I win!