A logo is the first thing any client sees, and it needs to make an impact! It must be original, and unique enough to stand out among the rest, and make people want to know more about what it is that you do.
Ultimately a logo should be a visual concept that is eye catching, original, and above all memorable, because a logo is not what defines you, but rather it's what will identify you to your clients. Below are some of my favorite logos I have done for companies in the past, that I feel make an impact.
Photo editing is the basis of most graphic design work, and retouching images are a fantastic way to build up the necessary skills and experience one needs to be a successful designer. Here are some images I have worked on in the past.
Icons can add personality and feeling to any online experience. When designed correctly, an icon should be simple, clean and get the point accros with minimal effort.
Here is a collection of Icons I've made for various uses. Some have been used on website and in social media, and others have been used in print. Done in Adobe Illustrator CS6.
"Good icons should be more like road signs than illustrations, easily comprehensible, and not cluttered with extraneous detail" - Susan Kare
Various Icons Cont.
UI Icons Cont.
One of my favorite projects I was able to take on working for Danier Leather, was an update to their Danier Angels logo. This logo is used on all promotional material for the Heart and Stroke Foundation: Run for a Cure, that is held every year in September.
Danier Leather has been participating for over 10 years and has contributed over $140,000 this year alone. And because of this great milestone, they wanted an updated look for their logo. This is the final result.
Danier Angels Logo
This is the end result of the Danier Angels logo, complete with their team moto "Every step brings us closer to a cure".
Proposed brand stationary to accompany rebranded logo.
It's Always Good To Have A Little Fun
As a graphic designer, we are full of creativity and originality; but often times we need to channel that creativity to work in the boundaries of the client or the job. It's good at times to let loose and create something with no restrictions or boundaries, but for the sole purpose of creating something.
I feel creative work often times shows aspects of design that are often overlooked with client or job based design, so I have chosen to add a section for some creative work that I have done in the past for myself and friends.