Saturday, October 29, 2011

Honing the Portfolio - pt.4

This week I made a postcard and a bookmark that I can give out as samples of my work. The bookmark features Post-War American authors alongside a pattern inspired by their most popular novel.

The postcard was actually an illustration I did as part of an advertisement for one of my classes and I thought it could work as a stand alone image.

Right now I’m working on illustrating a calendar and two large posters, it'll be a few weeks before they're ready, but they'll be worth the wait!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Honing the Portfolio - pt.3

These are three alternative book covers for J.D. Salinger's Nine Stories that I made in my typography class for a little exercise in composition. The bottom two are digital illustrations and the one to the right is a photo I took with my manual film camera.

Salinger has also snuck into another piece I'm working on for my illustration class that should be finished next week.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Honing the Portfolio - pt.2

Here are some client pieces I did at the end of the August and start of September. The first is a taste of the visual identity I did of the Victoria Spoken Word Festival, the second is the logo for the UBC Improv Club and the last is a t-shirt design for the Vancouver International Improv Festival.

The location of these three clients seem to indicate that I'm living on the wrong Canadian Coast. However I do have clients outside of British Columbia, as you read this I have a few pieces printing for publiction. I won't be able to share the content until the books are released, the first book is Picnicface's Canada, which I have 3 illustrations in and the second book is Said the Gramophone Selected Works Vol. 1, which I have 2 illustrations in.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Honing the Portfolio

Eek! It’s been almost a month since my last post. Time operates so differently when you’re in University. I certainly miss that bubble of time I had to work all on my personal projects while I was freelancing this past year. There are a few assignments though, particularly in my illustration course that I’m so excited to work on so I can have them as new gems in my portfolio.

September zoomed by and I have a handful of new portfolio pieces, from school assignments and from client work to show for it. I’ll post a new completed project every day for the next few days. This project is called Whyte Bull. It’s based on a Greek Myth about the origin of the Minotaur. The drawings are meant to show points in the story but not tell the full story, so the imagery may be a tad confusing without existing knowledge of the myth.

Let me know what you think, click to enlarge any pieces.