Description: These are both vertical gate advertisements (front & back) that I designed for Lueken’s Village Foods to promote events. I worked closely with representatives from Lueken’s Village Foods, located in Bemidji, Minnesota, to finalize each design. Both designs required me to use original artwork, resources given by the store as well as stock photographs and product shots. I continue to work with Lueken’s Village Foods and several other retailers on a weekly basis to design and lay out their print advertisement as well as special sections like these. This requires an understanding of design principles, technical skills and the ability to compromise to settle on a final design that is visually pleasing, cummunicative and acceptable to the client.
Description: These posters, flyers, and other advertisements were created for Ohio University and South East Ohio Cru. I worked with Cru Staff, primarily with Raymond Haggard, at Ohio University to create these advertisements to promote Cru Bible Studies and events. For these advertisements, I really tried to not only design effective ads, but to also help create a brand for Cru on Southeast Ohio campuses that would stand out against other posters and flyers.
Description: In Spring 2012 I was involved in another Soul of Athens production. This time I was the designer assigned to create the information graphic for the story “A Modern Day Gold Rush: What Fracking Means for Southeast Ohio” I was in charge of creating three maps and one illustration to briefly explain horizontal fracking. These graphics had to be designed for web, tablet, and phone screens. I had to find and interpret most of the data needed. This project also required a large amount of collaboration with the reporters and the producers to create a cohesive piece.
Description: These newspaper covers and section covers were created as class assignments. The Athens News and Glendale Republic covers were both created within the confines of the papers’ style. The other pages are for fictional publications and as such the style is also original.
Description: These magazine spreads were produced for a class assignment. The “Felt as Fashion” spread was created by collaborating with a photographer. I was on sight during the photo shoot and worked with the photographer to produce the final photograph. The campaign finance spread required a large amount of research and a plan to display it in an easy to read way.
Description: This information Graphic was a class project that was created to show the AIDs epidemic in a visual way. The project required a large amount of research as well as the tackling of many design challenges. It was created entirely in Adobe Illustrator CS5. The map was traced from a Public Domain map provided by the Central Intelligence Website. This project was designed to be printed as a front page story on a major newspaper. The fold of the newspaper was taken into account when the graphic was designed, leaving only the headline, “AIDS” and the upper half of the map visible when the newspaper is folded. This graphic gives the reader and in depth look at the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Africa.
Process: Below are sketches, notes, and drafts that led up to the final design.
Description: These magazine covers were produced for a class assignment. They were both original story ideas and design concepts. Both were produced through a series of design revisions. The Iran cover was produced using Adobe Illustrator and the other was created by photographing a hand-drawn illustration with backlighting to give the effect of stained-glass.
Both were created for purely educational purposes and there was and is no association with the magazine companies used.
Description: In Spring 2011 I was put on a design team tasked with creating the iPad version of the Soul of Athens publication “Our Dreams are Different”. As well as being involved in the overall design of the publication I was put in charge of the Limo story and produced the info-graphic for it. This project had many design and technical challenges which required me to work with a team and individually to problem solve and find solutions.
Description: In Spring 2010 I was the head designer for the Experience Edition Interactive PDF for Soul of Athens. Soul of Athens is a yearly story-telling multimedia publication produced entirely by Ohio University students. As the head designer for the Experience Edition Interactive PDF I had two people working with me. I designed the Content page and page number treatment which was a style that was taken across all of the interactive PDF editions. The pages shown above are the pages that I specifically worked on, though i was helping with the entire edition, which can be downloaded at the Soul of Athens Website.
Description: This image was created from two photographs and two computer generated graphics. The image represents life. The scripture of John 10 was the main inspiration of the piece and also a large element to the composition. The scripture reads,
1”I tell you the truth, the man who does not enter the sheep pen by the gate, but climbs in by some other way, is a thief and a robber. 2The man who enters by the gate is the shepherd of his sheep. 3The watchman opens the gate for him, and the sheep listen to his voice. He calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. 4When he has brought out all his own, he goes on ahead of them, and his sheep follow him because they know his voice. 5But they will never follow a stranger; in fact, they will run away from him because they do not recognize a stranger’s voice.” 6Jesus used this figure of speech, but they did not understand what he was telling them.
7Therefore Jesus said again, “I tell you the truth, I am the gate for the sheep. 8All who ever came before me were thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not listen to them. 9I am the gate; whoever enters through me will be saved.[a] He will come in and go out, and find pasture. 10The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.
11”I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. 12The hired hand is not the shepherd who owns the sheep. So when he sees the wolf coming, he abandons the sheep and runs away. Then the wolf attacks the flock and scatters it. 13The man runs away because he is a hired hand and cares nothing for the sheep.
14”I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me— 15just as the Father knows me and I know the Father—and I lay down my life for the sheep. 16I have other sheep that are not of this sheep pen. I must bring them also. They too will listen to my voice, and there shall be one flock and one shepherd. 17The reason my Father loves me is that I lay down my life—only to take it up again. 18No one takes it from me, but I lay it down of my own accord. I have authority to lay it down and authority to take it up again. This command I received from my Father.”
I used this scripture as an expression of my thoughts of what life is. Life is had in Jesus Christ alone, in Faith in his sacrifice.
Process: Below are three photographs that were used in the creation of this image.
As a Resident Assistant, I was often called upon to create graphics for my staff. This image is a t-shirt design that was printed for the entire Shively / Perkins Building staff. The shirt was worn by staff on Halloween weekend 2009. The Shively / Perkins Building complex theme was “Pirates.”