Randonisations – Show Your Pair

Photography and Copy Writing for Alberta Cancer Foundation

What seems like forever ago, my uncle told me he checked weekly to see if I put up a new post or updated my site. What seems like even longer ago was the last time I actually did post anything.

After having the privilege of attending The Gathering recently, I have some new perspective and inspiration. I have started to put in to words how I define myself, what kind of designer I want to be, and who I want to design for in the hopes of building a career based on doing things I’m passionate about for equally passionate clients. Not only do I feel that these choices should lead to more passionate work, but more excitement in sharing that work, and most importantly, meeting new people who share the same passions that I do.

I have already posted a few new projects on the revamped site (and finally integrated the blog…), and should have more and more coming over the next short while, so stay tuned.

Here’s one I am particularly happy with from last fall, where I had the opportunity to help with some copy writing (an underused skill I’m always thrilled to utilize) based on a 18-35 year old male demographic, a demographic in which I fall smack-dab in the middle. I am extremely proud of the “show your pair” hash tag, and even more proud of how the photo shoot turned out. Through the sale of Good Luck Sock‘s, the Alberta Cancer Foundation was raising money for Prostate Cancer Awareness.

Photography and copy writing for Alberta Cancer Foundation fundraiser with Luck Sock Co.

Photography and copy writing for the Alberta Cancer Foundation fundraiser with Good Luck Sock Co.

More work can be found linked above.

Randonisations – A New Look, Again…

2nd post in one day! Whaaaat?!

As another few months have rolled by, i’ve again grown sick of my website, and decided to try a new look.  It’s also just a nice way of taking short breaks from my regular work throughout the day to do something more personal.

I feel it’s a good sign to never be satisfied with one’s own work.  I am surrounded by amazing designers all day thanks to the small world that is the internet, so it just makes me want to be better and better, which is probably a better way of going then just sitting there feeling you suck in comparison to everyone else.

Let me know what you think, pretty please!  This industry thrives on criticism! It’s the biggest thing i miss since I left school.

I’m curious if I can pull off teal, I’m also thinking of a new logo, who knows.  Maybe no teal? I dunno. Obviously there will be more content, I just want to get a feel for how people feel about the feel of the design. feeeeeeeel.

Cheers,

John

 

Randonisation #39 – Pink Floyd Experiment #3

So I think this will be it for pink floyd/ david gilmour experiments for a while.  New experiments to begin next week.

Heres a quick break down of what i used to make up the back grounds, because process is always fun.  Photos were taken on my 2nd Eurotrip. more visible when you click on it.

 

If anyone ever wants to play some photoshop tennis, let me know!

Randonisation #38 – Pink Floyd Experiment number 2

One of my favorite things about design, is that if you take a project, complete it, then start from scratch again, odds are you will like it even better.  My new goal is to make a new one of these every day (every day ish), and see what happens, and like i said, it’s a good little lunch break activity from the regular grind.

Randonisation #37 – Pink Floyd Experiment #1

I try to keep doing little side projects for fun, just to escape the repetitiveness that my regular work can often bring.  Heres a little photoshop experimentation with the David Gilmour illustration i posted earlier.  The lyric comes from the song “remember a day”, a classic. It started to get a sort of comic book feel as the layers started to develop.  more experiments to follow.

 

Randonisation #34 – The Rump Roller

I’m a big fan of this cover.

Also, the title track is pretty great if your wanting a classy strut down the avenue.

If you are ever looking for some inspiration, Sleevage.com is one my favorites.  you can search by Musician, Designer, or even Design Studio.  Pretty rad.

Randonisation #28 – A New Look

I have re-designed my website yet again.  I’ve decided to finally embrace the fact that websites should look like websites, not all that hand made stuff.  It just wouldn’t translate digitally.  I’m trying to hold a 70’s look but with a modern flair.  There’s a couple of bugs to work out yet, but It’s almost there.  Let me know what you think!