First, I hope all are doing well and staying safe. As we hunker down into a new normal of less physical interaction, adjustments must be made. In order to minimize the possible spread, my day job is now a work-from-home situation. So, when not doing telework, I maybe spending some time tinkering on various projects.....maybe … Continue reading Creativity in a Time of COVID
Recently a friend of mine who runs a screen printing business made some shirts I thought were humorous and asked where he got the logo. It was a generic one from the internet, but he had a time converting the raster image to a vector for better scaling and such. In response, I pointed him … Continue reading Fonts of color
Map Nerd: n. One who geeks out over maps, cartography, locating things, etc. See also "carto nerd." This creation was spurred by a co-worker, a member of a waning breed of cartographers. His suggestion of a "carto nerd" jersey led to this creation. The first iteration was a quick mashup of two icons from the … Continue reading Meet Map Nerd
My alter ego is in Geographic Information Systems (GIS). In fact, working cartography and GIS in part led to my foray into graphic design. Recently, GIS helped my graphic design. Usually, graphic design helps GIS better portray data. With the unveiling of the US Space Force's (USSF) 'new' camo (same one the Air Force borrowed … Continue reading GIS lends a hand to graphic design
A while back, I wrote a post called "Dropping Coin". Here's a quick update on that project. After a delay/pause, I reached out to the speaker from the conference regarding the project. It's been a slow roll, but now I'm building multiple concepts and tracking down production quotes. If things go through, this may be … Continue reading More coin…
Please remember those watching over us this Christmas, so we can stay safe. They are away from family, often in harm's way. We enjoy a silent night, though our military, fire, police, ems, dispatchers, and corrections will likely not.
Being a self-guided designer has the upside of allowing me to design what I like and want to focus on. The downside: trying to find a market or outlet for those designs. This is something I struggle with at times. I have plenty of spur-of-the-moment ideas that I might quickly draft out. Then they sit … Continue reading Have design, will…..desire?
Yes, more jerseys. This time, I'm sending the flying monkeys. Used most of the flying monkey patch design with some re-arrangement. The #39 alludes to the year Wizard of Oz was released in theaters. "Nikko" comes from the books, as the name for the head monkey. I also used a font derived from the first … Continue reading Flying Monkey Jersey
Finally joined Twitter. Just another approach and conduit. More to come on that front. https://twitter.com/D8aMnkyDesigns
Revisiting the flying monkey concept. Thought I'd play round with more bat-like wings instead of the more bird-like of the original. Also gives me a chance to work with different wing types. Might also work this into a jersey concept at some point as well. Bat-like Flying Monkey Concepts