Portfolio | Graphics
Graphics isn't what I went to school for but I've always liked it and it's a hobby that comes in handy with web design or any project with visuals. Since I started I've learned my way around Photoshop, Pixelmator or vector programs like Inkscape. On this page several designs I've worked on can be seen.
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VT Gymnastics Logo
When the time came to design the yearly team shirt I decided to design a new logo for the team, since I was also working on the website it could be used for more than just the shirt so extra time went into it. I have to say I got a lot of help and advice from my good friend Saylor Allf on this project, we spent a few evening arguing about whether it the silhouettes should be outlines or filled or in the back and etc., but after continued efforts we arrived at something we were quite proud of and ended up used for more than just the year's team shirt.
Designing a logo is hard, so it's not because I've done a decent job of it once or twice that I'll pretend I'm a pro at it. I think the best advantage I had is i designed for something I was familiar with, I didn't have to spend too much time understanding the essence of what someone wanted me to do, I already had it. Still making something that's simple, recognizable, scalable, not a piece of cake but I learned a lot doing it and I was very happy with the result.
Working on the screen is one thing, working on paper another, and I've found out that working with clothing is also an entirely different one! Pixels usually cost about the same whether we're talking about the color of a pixel or it's location on the screen/image/web, but on a shirt i've found it's cheaper on the front or back than on the sleeves and if you try to put a light color on a dark shirt you might need a layer of white below and that doubles the cost. I've found the challenge of designing a shirt was always worth it, especially afterwards when it becomes someone's favorite gear.