132 Photos - Jul 9, 2010
Photo: This was airbrushed with a Badger airbrush (not on the computer, but with real paint, frisket masks, etc.) Acrylic paint on illustration boardPhoto: A variety of logos for products, as well as clients, from 2005 - present. (With the exception of "The Graphics Wing" logo, which I designed for my original freelance business in 1987). HISwork is my freelance/ministry; FreeAirPhotography is my daughter, Erika's business; Choir logo; Steve Crabb is a good friend from the choir, so I did this quickie logo for him; One Body of Christ was a (relatively) short-lived ministry, "j" is me; "The Idea Man" logo for a consultant who helps small businessmen; Team Pierce and Dave Pierce, a local Realtor; "Wing Cartoons," is another logo I use for that service;"Adonai Bakery," in Oklahoma; "South Shore Pool Service;" "MT" is a logo for a guitarist in Memphis, Tennesee; "One Sun" is a local grocery delivery service.Photo: A variety of logos for products, as well as clients, from 2005 - present. I seem to get a lot of construction and Real Estate agents for clients. the Phantoms was one of my daughter's soccer teams. Consumer52 is a project a good friend of mine is championing. The center bottom logo was a tee shirt idea/logo for The Voices of Praise choir I used to sing in with my buddy, Derek Morris.Photo: One of my best friends, Roger Wathen's logo, A project for my older daughter, "OMC," Sisters Ministries, an idea for the high school I graduated from; a logo for a project with a company I used to work for; "Reaction," is for an Ultimate frisbee team at Xavier University; the last one is one I use for an idea I have called, "JAHwho."Photo: This is a logo sheet from a bunch of logos I designed, between 1987 - 1997. I called my business "The Graphics Wing" in those days, even though I was already using HISwork in my marketing materials. This is a photo of a flier I included in mailers.Photo: Typical example of giving a client a variety of logo choices at the early stages of design.Photo: Typical example of a logo re-design, with variations on business card layouts.Photo: The cover of a brochure for a housing development in the South Bay. I did the original with an airbrush (Acrylic paint on illustration board). The original was 30"x40"Photo: This is the reverse of the Airbrush illustration. The map was inked with Rapidograph pens (pre-computer). I set all the type on an old machine (real film!) © 1985Photo: Front and back cover of the 9" x 12" brochure, showing the entire image of the airbrushed illustration.Photo: Brochure cover (flat)Photo: Inside the brochure. All the illustrations on the inside were inked with a Rapidograph and straight-edged rulers. The type was all set and pasted on boards. I produced this entire brochure in 1985 by hand.Photo: An insert was stapled in with a second airbrushed piece, this one done with black ink. Again, I set all the type with an old Itek phototypesetting machine (pre-Macintosh), and inked all the illustrations (floor plans).Photo: An insert was stapled in with a second airbrushed piece, this one done with black ink. Again, I set all the type with an old Itek phototypesetting machine (pre-Macintosh), and inked all the illustrations (floor plans).Photo: last page of the insert, plus the large inked plot plan on the back inside cover of the folder.Photo: This is the front cover of a brochure I created for a local company that manufactures rub-on tattoos. As part of my job at the commercial printer, I vectorized all the cartoons on this page and designed and produced the entire brochure.Photo: This is the back cover of the Temporary Tattoo brochure. At the time (1994), all the Nickelodeon characters were very popular at the time; we printed several million of them, that went into Cheerios boxes.Photo: Front and back of the Temporary Tattoo brochurePhoto: Page 1 & 2 of the brochure. I created the Panther character for this brochure, to use as an example to illustrators, of how to set up their artwork, specifying colors from an altered color chart.Photo: This was one of the most time-consuming portions of the brochure, as the PMS chart had to be altered in CMYK up or down to the nearest 10%, based on the limitations of the process.Photo: Pages 6 -7 of the brochure: further instructions, if the illustrator providing the artwork wasn't computer saavy. (At the time, in 1994, not every illustrator had Macintosh skills. Artists like myself earned more hourly for the training we paid for ourselves).Photo: Detail of page 2 of the tattoo brochurePhoto: Detail of page 3 of the tattoo brochurePhoto: Detail of page 4 of the tattoo brochurePhoto: Detail of page 5 of the tattoo brochurePhoto: Detail of page 6 of the tattoo brochurePhoto: Detail of page 7 of the tattoo brochurePhoto: Cover of a tri-fold brochure I designed for a business that used to manufacture rock-climbing holds. The owner is a Christian, hence the name. A map of Yosemite was used as a background for both sides of the brochure. In addition to the brochure, I also designed the logo.Photo: Photo: Inside spread of the trifold. Also shows the tee shirt design. This brochure was produced in 1998, shortly after Photoshop first introduced layers, but before the (automatic) shadow feature, so each one of these holds was isolated with the path tool, copied and pasted into another Photoshop document drop-shadows made with a channel layer.Photo: This is the cover of a tri-fold brochure I designed for a local company that handles environmental waste. The rest of the brochure and inserts are on the following slides.Photo: Inside cover of the brochure showing the tear-off mailer postcard on the back of the brochure.Photo: This is the inside panel (center), showing six stair-stepped inserts behind the flap that holds them, and the reverse side of the tear-off postcard mailer. The whole brochure was laid out in QuarkXpress 4.0Photo: This shows all the inserts pulled out of the center, and more information about the company in the center (not an inch of this brochure's printed area was wasted...)Photo: Outside of the brochure, with the postcard mailer removedPhoto: This is the album cover of a Contemporary Christian music group from Temecula/Murrieta. The melting stopwatch in front of the clouds was given to me by the previous Designer, but I designed and produced the rest of the artwork, including the Band's logo, the Production company's logo (Heart'sCore), and the art that was silkscreened onto the CD.Photo: Enlargement of the "Grafted In" CD cover.Photo: This is the inside of the CD art, with all the lyrics. You can see the HeartsCore logo (enlarged on another slide, later in this presentation).Photo: Front and inside folded portion of the group.Photo: Outside and folds of the Cassette insert (yes, I said, "Cassette;" this job was done in 1995, before CDs completely took over). Yes, CDs are what we listened to before the iPod was invented...Photo: Inside folded insert for the CD.Photo: Photo: Reverse of the John Hine Test Drive Experience map placard.Photo: This was a full-page advertisement as well as a flyer for an event the Union-Tribune sponsored. There are several variations in this presentation, as the number of comics changed every few days. (this was the first iteration)Photo: This was a full-page advertisement as well as a flyer for an event the Union-Tribune sponsored. There are several variations in this presentation, as the number of comics changed every few days. This was the second iteration.Photo: This was a full-page advertisement as well as a flyer for an event the Union-Tribune sponsored. There are several variations in this presentation, as the number of comics changed every few days.Photo: Advertisement for the Union-Tribune. (Around 1998)Photo: I worked at the Union-Tribune for several years as a contractor. In fact, I've worked there 7 or 8 times since 1994, in the marketing department, as well as in the newsroom.Photo: This was a tribute image done in markers and PrismaColor pencils, for our Choir Director, "JDub." I had it matted and framed, and all the members of the choir signed the matte. It's based on something he had said during one of our rehearsals. JDub's the dog, and the Lord is driving.Photo: This is the black and white version of the outside of a card that the Union-Tribune sent out to several tens of thousands of vendors, commemorating the 25th anniversary of being at the Fashion Valley site. One cool (unplanned) visual effect is, most people thought it was a stack of gift-wrapped newspapers, when instead it was...Photo: The building itself.
I just love it when something like that happens...Photo: Outside of the 25th Anniversary invitation for the Union-Tribune - finished, printed piece.Photo: Open it up and, viola! The building (not a stack of newspapers)Photo: And the third panel of the invitation.Photo: All three panelsPhoto: I did this illustration for one of the first large-format inkjet printers. This design was printed 4' wide by 12' high. The original poster was printed for the Gutenberg Festival, held in the Long Beach Convention Center every year. As a gift to me, the printer also made me one with my freelance name (The Graphics Wing) on it, which I still have...somewhere.
The entire illustration was created and produced in Adobe Illustrator, from an ink drawing. They wanted it taller, so I added the unicycle after the fact.Photo: The Marketing Director had three kids. I drew this cartoon of her cheering them on. (she also loved to golf).Photo: At virtually every place I've worked, I've done personalized birthday cards for my fellow employees; Maureen was dating a hockey player at the time. (The caption had something to do with getting the puck off work...)Photo: This was a design that was to be painted on someone's boat. the client didn't want a unique illustration, but rather a replica of a one he found on a rubber stamp.Photo: Greeting card/invitation to my nephew's baptism.Photo: I liked this image so well that I used it for my own advertising for a brief season.Photo: I got a call from someone who wanted a bee mascot for a bill they were fighting in the state legislature. This was my "study" drawings, breaking down a photograph of a real bee, to see how I might make a simple character from it.Photo: The bill that was being proposed had something to do with construction, so I dressed him up in construction attire.Photo: This is the final; drawn, inked, scanned and illustrated in Adobe Illustrator. his name is "Abee," because all of the bills begin with the letters AB.Photo: At one time, our church had an outreach to neighborhood skateboarders, so I designed this to go on tee shirts. Of course no one asked me to, and I later found out no-one would have worn it either, as most of them weren't Christian, and many of them had no other agenda than skating at the part.Photo: This was a cartoon to advertise the "Stingl Switch," for Spa Parts Plus. The switch was a sensor that turned off the pump of a spa or pool, potentially saving many lives in the event someone got vacuum-sucked onto the vent.Photo: Another caricaturization of a Spa Parts Plus product.Photo: Caricature of Mr. Anderson, of Anderson Travel. A study I did of him, from a newspaper photo that was only 1" high. I wanted to portray him as his mascot, but he didn't go for that. In fact, even though I was paid for all the illustrations I did for him in redesigning his mascot, they decided to keep the old one...Photo: My black and white caricature of Mr. Anderson (not the same one in the "Matrix" Triology...)Photo: Scanned illustration, colorized in Photoshop.Photo: One of my clients several years ago owns a travel agency in Northern San Diego County; This was one re-design of a character for his company mascot.Photo: This was a cartoon and small ad for Press Plus, a company I worked for as a Prepress artist and Graphic Designer. It was also printed on the back of many of the sales force's business cards.Photo: This was both a flyer insert for The Spencer Group, as well as a quarter-page advertisement. This flyer was printed on paper that resembled the kind used for checks. The background image is a montage of every denomination of bill I could afford at the time.Photo: This is the montage for The Spencer Group's advertisement and flyer, created in Adobe Photoshop.Photo: This shows the ad for The Spencer Group (also printed as a flyer, on check-like paper).Photo: Close up of the ad, from the "tear sheet."Photo: Logo design on a memo stationary. The client was a Christian Financial Planner who made a living giving seminars on how to be a good steward of God's resources.Photo: Lower right corner is one of the many ads designed for Spa Parts Plus, while I worked there, in 1999.Photo: Top left ad is for a variety of switches and pumps distributed by Spa Parts Plus.Photo: Lower right was an ad for the Stingl Switch.Photo: Stingl Switch ad, enlarged.Photo: In 1999 I worked as the Creative Director for a nationally known Spa Parts distributor. (The Stingl Switch was a product that cuts the power off if something (like a child) got stuck in the vacuum pull of a spa drain).Photo: In 1999 I worked as the Creative Director for a nationally known Spa Parts distributor. (The Stingl Switch was a product that cuts the power off if something (like a child) got stuck in the vacuum pull of a spa drain).Photo: This is the cover of the newsletter I designed for Spa Parts Plus, a company I worked for briefly as a Designer and Creative Director, in 1999Photo: Back cover of this 11x17 newsletter. I also drew the cartoon, which was a joke in the shipping department, attempting to identify and diagnose a part that had "expired."Photo: front and back of the "H2OTimes." This newsletter was one of the many marketing pieces I designed for Spa Parts Plus, in Prescott Valley,  Arizona.Photo: Photo: Another postcard to keep in touch with students.Photo: Back side of the previous "pencil on notepad" design.Photo: From 1992 to 1994 I worked for a small commercial printer in National City. This was one of several postcards printed for a local College, sent to students during their (mostly) correspondence-courses.Photo: This is the reverse of the Sisyphus postcard.Photo: We did several of these direct-mail postcard and card-stock envelopes. It's the same design, two sizes. The one on the bottom was used to insert additional correspondence.Photo: Same design, flipped, to show the reverse, with the envelope on the bottom.Photo: Two more greeting card styled correspondences. All created in Adobe Illustrator, in 1993.Photo: This is the inside message for the last slide. (obviously the Designer only gets the rejected ones, with the printing smudged on the inside...)Photo: Stationary and business card layout for a company in South Bay. He has three businesses and wanted the same look for all three (they're at the bottom of the logo sheet, a few slides back). The customer was also adamant about the colors.Photo: This is another postcard, designed for the client. I did a caricature of the owner, which he subsequently used on a lot of his correspondence, as a mascot.Photo: Reverse of the SavOn postcard. All the drawings were inked and scanned, placed in QuarkXpress and sent to the printer.Photo: This is a mock-up for a 5-panel brochure for Intuit. I worked at Intuit almost as many times as at the Union-Tribune in the 1990s, through a local temp agency.Photo: Inside spread of the Intuit 5-panel brochure.Photo: When I was employed by Spectrum Printing, from 1993 - 1995, they were featured in Printing Impressions Magazine, Dave asked me to do a cartoon of him as the Energizer Bunny. We printed up thousands of these and inserted them into the San Diego Business Journal.Photo: In 2004 I worked (again) for a brief period for the Union-Tribune, this time in the Newsroom. These are typical map illustrations I created in Macromedia Freehand (before they got bought out by Adobe).Photo: First draft of the plasma-screen delivery system for presentations.Photo: Final ink drawing, later scanned and colorized in Photoshop, used for a Powerpoint presentation by Sony Corporation, advertising their plasma screen.Photo: Scanned cartoon illustration with photos and textures added in Photoshop. this was a Powerpoint presentation for a (then) new product by Sony - Plasma tvPhoto: Another product Sony was developing was satellite viewing of movies. This was my rough sketch for that slide.Photo: Another screen for Sony's presentation, photo-montage in Photoshop. Oddly, they preferred the cartoon illustrations and didn't use photos at all, except in the empty framePhoto: Photo: 2nd rough sketch of the theater-satellite delivery product (don't recall that ever sold, now that I think about it, but this was prior to plasma screens being ubiquitous).Photo: Photoshopped version of the satellite delivery slide for Sony.Photo: Final slide for Sony's product idea, to deliver movies to the theatre via satellite.Photo: Color and black 7 white versions of a map for the Union-Tribune.Photo: These are a variety of large-format digital prints I designed while working as the Graphics Supervisor at Sparks Exhibits & Environments, in 2001. The curved designs were flags, the top right one is a large billboard and the bottom two are banners.Photo: Enlargement of a trade show graphic I designed for one of our customer's booth.Photo: This was an illustration I did "for fun" in 1989. It was later used for the cover of the church directory where I attended.Photo: Enlargement of the illustration used for Our Lady Of Grace's directory.Photo: There used to be a band by this name. I developed this logo for a tee shirt idea (on my own initiative, before I discovered they had a Graphic Designer as one of the band members. Needless to say this design never saw the light of day).Photo: This is a side menu for a website. Another designer did the programming. My only work was this, which was on every page of the site.Photo: As the Graphics Supervisor, I helped manage the team that produced the graphics our company manufactured. Amgen was one of our larger clients.Photo: In 2003, I was hired to be the Creative Director for a local company that designs high school sports programs and posters. None of the design was mine, but I trained the artists in a new program called, "InDesign" (o.k., new at the time). My other duties on this job were to interface with the printing contractors, keep up the scheduling and trafficking of the multiple projects that were going on concurrently.Photo: Individual cover for a high school basketball team.Photo: Another cover. Our Photoshop and Graphic Designer was top-knotch, developing hundreds of covers and inside layouts for this company.Photo: Typical inside spread for a program.Photo: Typical inside spread for a program.Photo: Typical inside spread for a program.Photo: Typical inside spread for a program. Many of the teams paid for color on the inside, but mostly for the varsity mens teams.Photo: Another well-designed cover.Photo: These programs were financed by advertisements that the producer sold to local companies. The company is very good at what they provide, oftentimes not only not charging the school for the brochure, but returning upwards of $1500+ back to the team.Photo: Typical inside spread for a program.Photo: Typical inside spread for a program.Photo: I did actually design this full-page ad, that went on the back of most of the programs that year (2003).Photo: