First assignment for our poster class complete! We were asked to choose one of five quotes, brainstorm an overall concept and build out a 16×21 poster. I went through three quotes until finally making a break through in my brainstorming with a Ralph Waldo Emerson quote
“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead
where there is no path and leave a trail.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
My concept was based around early pioneering and heading west, but it wasn’t until a classmate made me realize that it felt more like pioneering into space than on earth. Touche! The things you don’t realize! After many iterations I chose to use a radial grid for the quote itself to lead the audiences eye in a unique way.
We were given a fun assignment in our Special Topics class where everyone in class picked a letter out of a hat and was asked to incorporate Pacific NW flora and fauna into that letter. Since this project wasn’t graded I decided to give myself only two hours from concept to completion. I came across these creeps, burrowing owls.
How could I not make my poster around them. They’re ridiculous. They’re one of the only owl species that hunts during the day. And they nest is old tortoise and prairie dog holes. So cute.
I’ve been so incredibly busy the past few months. I’m so thankful that my wife is so supportive through me establishing myself as an artist and a designer. Because being married to someone who sits on their computer a large majority of the day is thrilling as all of you can imagine! haha.
I’ve been so lucky with the freelance opportunities that have come my way over the past year. In November a friend recommended me as a videographer to the Rat City Rollergirls, Seattle’s rad girls derby organization. After a couple of emails and a meeting the contract was signed and through all of December I dove into creating a highlight reel, a commercial that air through Comcast and four team intro videos that are shown on the megatron(!!!!) in the Key Arena.
The highlight reel and the end of the commercial consists of footage that was taken at Key Arena during their last season.
2013 Highlight Reel:
Music credit: Florence + the Machine – Kiss with a Fist
Music credit: Pony Time – Hex on You // http://pony-time.bandcamp.com
Music credit: Beastie Boys – Intergalactic
Music credit: Fort Minor – Remember the Name
Music credit: Peaches – Boys Want to be Her
Music credit: The Runaways – Cherry Bomb
More to come!
A close friend, Sean Balko and I had the privilege of creating a music video for the Seattle band Stereo Sons. I got inspired by a video I saw on vimeo and the concept snowballed into what is now the final piece. I couldn’t be happier with the result.
2 test shoots
1 shoot with the dancers
1 shoot with the lead singer
1 shoot for the overlays
227 layers in After Effects
Our first assignment of the 2nd to last quarter of my design program! SERIOUSLY. It’s almost over! We were given at random a verb and a noun and then asked to create a pictorial logo around our words. And I got HIGH-FIVING TREE. Yep. That’s real. I imagined it to be a kids day camp. Where they would go on hikes and learn about nature. And you know….high five some trees? Here’s my final version!
One of our final assignments for our Art Direction/Advertising class was to create a movie posters based around with a single word noun as the title. I immediately hit me that a couple of friend’s short film ‘Nebula’ is in post production and being incredibly intrigued with the concept of the film already, I knew I wanted the challenge of interpreting the film into a print piece.
I’m excited to see the full film when they’re done! Until then, enjoy the poster!
The past couple of weeks I’ve been buckling down to try to figure out what kind of video I want to create for my magazine. I came across a music video that used this technique in photoshop and quickly found out that the artist drew on each frame individually which made it look similar to stop motion. So naturally I was inspired and I had to try it.
What I didn’t know is how incredibly time consuming it is. To finish a 6 second piece took me almost 3 hours. So with that being said I only created a 20 second video to get a taste of what it looked like.
Video: Josie Simonet
Production / Animation: Brit Zerbo
Model: Arielle Vaden
Music: Cut Copy – Into the Desert