These logos were created for a variety of freelance purposes.
When I first started with digital media, I didn't even have a computer nor had I ever used Adobe Programs. In order to successfully run the social media pages for my job at the time, I was forced to find a way to create content for posts just on my phone. Mobile editing quickly became a useful tool and a hobby. When the Mardi Gras poster was printed at 18" x 24" quite successfully, no one believed me when I told them how it was created until I showed them the process pictures! With the exception of this poster, all of the images in this collection were done "just for fun".
Each image in this collection was created exclusively on a mobile - no Photoshop, no Illustrator, just iPhone apps. While I now find this method of design quite limiting, it is definitely a tool that has come in handy from time to time! There are certain effects that I can create quick quickly and easily this way, and I will still use this method on occasion for Instagram posts. Either way, I think it is very important for designers to think outside the box and constantly expand their tool kit (in this case, the box is Adobe programs).
These are three different approaches I took to the same assignment - design an editorial spread for the official magazine of PADI (diving). The goal for the spread was to bring a new, distinguishable look to the magazine for the article entitled "No Barriers: Diving Down Under" regarding the massive environmental problem of reef bleaching.
Created for a variety of freelance and academic purposes.
I first became interested in Polynesian tattoo designs while studying in southeastern Australia. I was captivated by the nearby cultures of New Zealand and Indonesia. This interest grew into drawing hobby while living in Hawaii.
While this isn't my primary design forte by any means, I've commissioned two tattoo designs thus far. I'm really just a fan of the direct application of Gestalt principles and ocean thematics within the context of the visually satisfying effects of geometric patterns. Plus, I find the symbolic relationships within simple structural elements intriguing.
These images were first hand drawn then digitally converted to vectors.
These graphics were done for Galveston Weddings and Events (GWE). I have an ongoing relationship with GWE for any of their clients' graphic design needs.
Music & Albums
Music album covers and posters were a recurring them in one of my design courses. The design briefs always were very specific with "clients" ranging from the White Stripes to randomly generated band and album names. Here is a small sampling of these projects.
Web design and development are areas where I am actively expanding my skill sets. I have built or maintained several websites in the past (including this site, tinyvantravels.com, and DailyStoke.com) with the help of templates/platforms such as WordPress, Squarespace, Wix, and Shopify. While this method is convenient and efficient, it can also be somewhat limiting at times. I'm currently learning to design and develop websites from conception to completion (such as the one pictured here).