One of the bonuses of being a freelancer is the variety of projects that flow through my studio. My clients have a wide range of needs in both design and illustration. I do enjoy venturing into other artistic styles now and then when the project calls for it. Below are a few assignments, where I had the opportunity to explore my craft and range.
Trading cards have gone digital. With apps like Quidd, they are no longer confined to shoe boxes under the bed. Now they exist on phones, ready to be pulled up and traded from any spot with internet connection. As a designer and illustrator, I helped the start up build their content.
Design of head image and trading card wrapper
Template design. I designed a number of Quidd’s various trading card sets for TV series Firefly, a space western.
Template design. There are many references to asian cultures in Firefly, so I was delighted to apply my limited knowledge of the Chinese language. The background is a paper decorative paper from India.
Illustration and design. As with most of Quidd’s trading cards, I used screenshots in the original design. But we learned upon completion that we did not have rights to use the likenesses of the supporting actors. We were in a bind. How do you visually portray a TV character without a picture of the actor that plays it?? Our solution was to omit the faces, but to illustrate the hairstyle and costumes designed for the show.
TRONVIG GROUP (advertising)
Tronvig Group is among the top branding agencies in New York City. The firm specializes in serving nonprofit organizations, including Pen America and the National Museum of Women in the Arts. I was thrilled to work on their library campaign, which ran during 2018’s ALA Annual Conference. The campaign message: Libraries must change perceptions to survive. My assignment was to illustrate and design a series of digital ads of various dimensions—static and animated—to convey this message. We wanted the graphics to appeal to the literary minded. Below is a gallery of the still ads, followed by a sequence for one of the animations.
Visual concept, illustration, design. Static ad 300×250
Visual concept, illustration, design. Static ad 300×600
Visual concept, illustration, design. Horizontal static ad
Nonprofit organization bridging donors and volunteers to community-based programs in East Harlem
Agropoli and Toscana Dance Hub presents a new dance festival in Italy
Studio of performing artists, Michael Evans & Susan Hefner
Video production company
Modern dance company
Personal finance blogsite
Brooklyn-based psychiatric practice
Baby-naming app, using data from US census
Three-woman theater group educating children
Online distributor of legal CBD health products and information
Online art distributor
A Few More Odds and Ends
Coloring book illustrations. SMADC has an established cast of friendly vegetable characters the organization employs in its outreach program with children. This year’s theme was about healthy eating habits.
Gourdy and Cornelia. Line drawings for coloring book illustration
The Beetles and Elvis Parsley. Line drawings for coloring book illustration
Illustration and design for school tshirt
Design of DVD and booklet
DVD menu design
Logo and business card design
Brochure design and illustration. I had a bit of fun playing with that simple eyeball and the simple rectangle of the phone.
Illustration and design of menu flyer
Illustration and design of menu back
CD cover design/production. Bluegrass artist Sheriff Bob wanted his CD album to look like an old letter. I used his photo to create the stamp, then postmarked it with his birthdate.
Production of billboard