Branding

Verge Cards

The Verge letterpressed business cards finally came in and I got the chance to stamp the back and snap a photo of them. A full branding package for Verge is planned and in the works of being rolled out soon, so check back for updates! Cards printed by Mama's Sauce, who have an amazing deal for one-color/one-sided letterpressed cards. I highly recommend them!

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Sport Icons

I recently developed these icons for the Intramural Sports program this Fall at Sac State. Yes, I was inspired by Valerie Jar (see earlier blog post). I'm happy with how these came out though. I set out to create a simplified vintage-retro aesthetic, but also a line quality that brought continuity to the set as a whole. By the way, the dodgeball one is modeled after my coworker. I smile and laugh a little every time I look at it.

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Valerie Jar

I first found out about this project via the designworklife blog, and I already tweeted about it, but I keep coming back to these logos as visual references for other projects, so I figured it is worth blogging about. Most of the entries on this blog of mine have to do with my own personal work/process/etc, but every now and then I like to post about a designer or studio that inspires/influences me. Being such an avid outdoors person, I find these simplified stamp-logos to be pure awesome. They are part of an app for National Geographic that serves as an interactive guide to the U.S. National Parks. They were designed by Valerie Jar, whose online portfolio is really nice and worth a glance if you have some time during your blog-browsing sesh. 

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Bun-Bun

This is a new first for me: branding an animal, specifically a pet rabbit at the Children's Center at Sac State. Random, right? The process began in a meeting where my boss first told me about this furry creature that was found scrambling around in his backyard. After surviving the frenzy of his two dogs, the rabbit was harbored into a cage and ended up at the Childen's Center, where it was promply labeled "Bun-Bun" by the kiddos. Rabbit discovered, alludes death by dogs, and is rescued by children. By the end of my boss' story, I was already sketching out ideas for a logo, which I refined and sent to the teacher at the Center for my own creative amusement. I had no idea how much they would love the logo and adopt it as Bun-Bun's official identity.

Now Bun-Bun has a series of hand painted t-shirts that all of the kids in the class wore today as they suprised me in our studio. They even presented me with a shirt of my own!

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Now Bun-Bun has a series of hand painted t-shirts that all of the kids in the class wore today as they suprised me in our studio. They even presented me with a shirt of my own!

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