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Working on wine labels and brochures for two different wineries. Will have images to post soon!

Final design

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Well this project has been going on for some time now but... it's now ready to go to the web guy to be made into a beautiful site!

RUSH!!!!!!

Just got a new project yesterday that needs to be completed by the end of this month! 4 illustrations and design of a instruction sheet for a breast implant company. Will post the illustration progress as they develop... get it.... develop.

Logos to be published!

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Three of my logo design will be apart of a book about logos with animals! Logo Lounge books, Rockport publisher.
Should be available sometime next year.

Motorcycle photo

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I took some photos this past weekend of motorcycles while in Las Vegas. This one is a beautiful Ducati that I enhanced with some photoshop work.

And the winner is....

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My jersey design was chosen for the 2010 Strawberry Fields forever ride!

Website design

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Here's a design I'm working on for a new client.

more goofing around with photoshop

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Just playing around in between design projects with some images I took the other day.

Silly stuff.

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Playing around with some photos I took of a vintage rabbit rattle.

business card design

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Simple Russian poster art style business card. I used my cat Rozwell as the model!

Latest logo design

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This is for a new site to support girls who are into sports and music. This was a challenging one since I had to somehow convey the feeling of something rock n roll yet feminine. Having the Z's vary in size creates movement.

Cycling event jersey design 2010

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Last year I submitted a design to the Strawberry Fields ride but was not selected. This year a committee member contacted me asking if I'd submit a design for the 2010 event. Here's the design I came up with. I hope they like it!

Website design

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Working on a local cake company's site design. First design I created is very clean and simple.

Logos, logos, logos.

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Updated a logo for a hotel somewhere in Zanzibar ( I think). Here's the comps I just sent to them. The blue stacked ovals are my clients idea and represent a thought bubble as in thinking with no limit. "think blue". I also have one to design for a client who has a sport/rock band site and got a call from a nice man referred to me by another client who's business is music.

Learning Photography!

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Sometimes I just need a good photo fast, so I invested in a digital SLR to not only get that quick pic, but to learn to take better photos. Plus, it's fun being creative with lighting, subjects and of course get better vacation pics! Soon, I'll offer photography to my clients!

And the winner is.... Brown/Green final colors.

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I have quite a full plate this month through next with new logo designs, a trifold brochure, 5 website designs, local brewing company Costco packaging and a cycling jersey!

Logo comps for new client.

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Here's two logo designs I created for a new client. Still awaiting feedback from them and once the logo is finalized, business cards, brochure and a web site design is next!

Website headers

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Working up some fun headers for my clients new website. Illustrations to reflect the personality and location of company. These are just a portion of a few.

Update

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Current projects: website header update, reusable shopping bag art, business card design and new character development.
Shown: 2 sided square business card design comp.

You Tube video with one of my beer label designs

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MY bro - in - law sent this to me:
"Last week, The Washington Post morons Dana Millibank and Chris Cillizza in this video thought they were doing a clever Beer Summit video for which they got in a lot of trouble from their Editors for suggesting Hillary should drink Mad Bitch. But check out min 3:07 on the video your "Devout Stout!" label is featured. "
VIDEO LINK

Another wine label illustration.

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Here's another wine label piece I'm working on for a local winery. Still finalizing the font and colors. This is the one color idea.
I really wanted to have a Bigfoot hiding in the trees, oh well.

Final Black/Red illustration

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This is the final illustration (black/red version) for Carlotta Cellars. I'm very happy with this work (and my clients too!) and look forward in seeing it on their wine bottle labels!

Latest site design

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Here's the index and secondary pages I designed for Beckmann's bakery (their first site ever!).

Site back up!

Yeah! All is good again!

WEBSITE DOWN!

UGH! My site is down since I was never informed my domain was about to expire. I HOPE... it's up today but if not, it should be early next week.

Wine art update

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Here's the latest on the wine logo/illust I'm working on. Here I have hard lined the frame and woman, added some depth by adding black shadowing here and there and hatching to the face.

Logo selected for Logo Lounge's Master Library series book.

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Three of my logos depicting an animal have been selected for "Animals and Mythology", the second book in the new Master Library series by Rockport publishing. Here's one of the selected!

Illustration for new winery

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One of my new clients in the wine industry, asked me to rework their logo design. Currently they are using a black/white photo of a woman looking over to her right which they want to keep in the design. The goal is to have an illustration that is timeless, sophisticated and convey quality. Here is a rough sketch of the chosen design direction and the second, is the start of the vector art. Third, which I worked a bit on today is the start of shading which will end up "scratch board" style. I will add more images of this design as I develop it!

First round logo ideas for new client

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Here are some comps I worked up for my latest client who's opening a new Chiropractors office. He didn't have any specific ideas on what he would like for a logo so, I had him run through a logo reference book and show me the one's that stood out most to him. He likes a variety of styles (which makes it challenging yet fun) so, I did just that. Graphic, simple, text only. I will post the final when it's done!

June update

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Let's see... Been working on quite a few projects for some of my long term clients the past few weeks. Can't post the work yet since the new products are not available for the public. Had 3 requested to fix logos for clients who were not satisfied with the designer they chose before. Finalizing some web site design bits and pieces and getting ready to start a new logo design for a new client who obtained my services today!

Stamp design used.

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Here's a card created with one of the stamp sets I illustrated for my client Kristi's Kreations. Cute!

Website design work

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I've been working on quite a few website designs for a local web master(s). I design, they build it! Here's one that I'm working on for one of my clients a new spa business.

STRONG WOMEN DRINK STRONG BEER!

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This latest project is for our local brewing company who wants to target women with their new ad campaign.
This poster shows a strong, active woman with a sassy attitude, enjoying a pint!

Made the "Best of" edition in our local paper!

Cool! I'm a runner up for artist of the year in the Good Times, Santa Cruz CA's local paper! My sister got best Latest Trend for her handmade bags and purses! Best of

Site I designed is now on the web!

Please go to Fiddle Star to see my design work on Megan Lynch's new website.

Logo Design

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Here's a new logo created for a new client of mine.

Published in...

I have a little write up in this book "How to Do Everything, Adobe Illustrator CS4" by Sue Jenkins. Exciting!

Another website design.

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With this site, I took the original design and improved upon it by adding some texture and shadowing to make jump from the screen. This image is the home page design.

Back from vacation so now, BACK TO WORK!

Website design work

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Here's one of the sites that I've been working on for sitestogo.com where I design and they build it. This design is for a professional musician who plays the fiddle!

Mock ups

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I was contacted to create some comps for a radio station. Here's what I created and unfortunately the project was cancelled. The second image is a mock up for "the year of the telescope" I hope to hear if I have been awarded the project.

New Character

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Here's a cute character I created for a friends birthday card. I call her "Pot-Head" because she's addicted to cooking.

Someone Spoil Me website banner

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Here's a cute Valentine banner I just finished for my client.

Another illustration for children's book.

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Children's book illustration

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Hired to create cute character for a Michigan author. Here's the first draft of the cover.

Hanna Stamp creation

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My client Kristi Ferro sent me this cute card created by a Hanna Stamp fan. The set used is the retro pin up girl. I love the little leather whip! HA!