I submitted two paintings and 3 copies of two prints for the show. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to make it but I heard it was a fantastic time, and nothings coming back to me, so I suppose it went well. Ha. Portions of all the profits went to, Operation Pitch Invasion, a Timbers Army charity dedicated to working with Portland parks to fix youth soccer fields in NW Oregon. Better slides of the paintings will come soon, but for now all I have is cellphone quality.
Just in time for the holidays we just got all of our merchandise produced and out to the masses. You can see the actual merch and purchase at http://www.timbersarmy.org/store/ … I’m posting up the artwork, and final production mock ups. Check it out and don’t forget to hit up the store at the link above.
New designs for Illipino, buy some so I can get more than a free lunch every once and a while… Maybe a dinner! haha. To purchase go to Illipino.com
College Pikasso is founded and run by Michael Vecchio out of Akron University in Ohio. It is not limited to just that school. This is envelopes the entire country. Everything is still rough around the edges but things are starting to perk up and work for these fellas.
The idea behind College Pikasso is to create an environment where art students and other students can sell their wares, projects and work to make some extra cash and grow themselves as a brand before they graduate. Wish I had this when I was in school to make some extra money with my art degree. Instead I ended up working my ass off and covering it at a Tattoo shop because I wanted to make some money by drawing. HA. I regret nothing but these kids have the right idea and I couldn’t help but throw my hat in the ring to help them out with a logo and some collateral material… They are still getting set up, but I’m so excited for them (and my little brother who’s helping them with a business model) I had to Hype it up.. More will follow!
During the summer of 2009 I created an Identity for the OFTC’s (Oregon Fair Trade Counsel) commemoration of the 1999 WTO protest in seattle. I created fliers, collateral material, and a website with a blog roll… It’s busy season in the No Hope world… Anyways here’s some samples of what I made for them..
So anyone who frequents the No Hope Designer site knows it really isn’t a blog. I use it as a way to promote my designing and professional work. Though many of you that know me realize I have a lot to say and comment on, ha. So I started my own Blogspot called Makes Crap. A term one of my favorite teachers used to describe the massive amount of work his students did. So if anyone is interested in my opinions and the random things I do, give it a look.
A friend of mine approached me about doing the website for his Philippine clothing company called “Illipino.” Told me he just wanted something simple and strong where he can sell his tee shirt (one design on black and white shirts) and stickers. So, I created him a solid website up within the month. Since then he has been merchandising all over and has had a couple stores ordering shirts.
I am now doing a couple three or four different designs for his next batch of shirts and those will be posted and available for purchase sometime in 2010.
Until then check out the website and take it from this honky, Viva la Illipino!
This is a small low quality taste of my new painting series. I do not have the proper equipment to take slides of them yet and have not figured out when I am going to display all ten paintings (I have 5 done) and ten drawings (I think I have all of them done). I will keep all up to date of when everything is done.
When my best friend Bill got married I wanted to give them a present to remember and something that was very personal from me.
Axium is a A/E industry software company, I worked in the marketing department as a graphic designer/Illustrator. I created HTML emails, web banners, original graphics, promotional material, logo’s, and internal marketing material.
I am constantly trying to keep my favorite artwork and use it for my own promotional use. Not really, but I want to show myself in my own creative light.
Jist Magazine is a artist/writing/philosophy collective created in Bowling Green, Oh and has now expanded into Houston, Tx and Portland, Or. The magazine turns no contributors away unless the current issue is full. For further information regarding the Jist or contributing check out www.theJist.info
Through the month of May I am working with a start up 3-D animation company known as Hive FX. I am acting as a graphic designer/student animator. The company does 3-D modeling and animation. They also specialize in making parts for digital video cameras. I am pretty excited to be working with them for the newly found resources and experience. Also they got me hooked on oatmeal in the morning. Energy for the day.
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The last month has produced some interesting artwork (to be posted later). These are some funny little production designs around my daily life. Disc Golf, Skiing and the Portland Rain.
AEHAP – Association for Environmental Health Academic Programs. I have created a Brochure, Poster and worked for this non-profit agency since October of 2007. This agency goal is to enhance environment health education, to assure the optimal health of people and the environment.
Any chance I get to make a poster I tend to take it. I feel poster art is a art-form that is being taken advantage of. There were days when most designers made posters and printed pieces for propaganda and advertising. Today there are billboards and one color posters littering the streets, the art of screenprinting, four color process and even pasting posters up is dead. This can only be found by artist who are all about process. The posters I created while living in Bowling Green, Oh to promote my band were all screenprinted and four color process.
These are some of the fun computer art images I have created in 2007 and early 2008. They are along the same lines as my physical art, and almost all of them started as a drawing. Most of these are just for fun or end up being used in my extensive stock files or I convinced someone to put a part of them on a t-shirt.
These are painting/drawings that I created over late 2006 and 2007. I’m still waiting on more slides but this is what I have so far. I normally paint within the subject matter of decent and women. I would like to think that I do not have a two tract mind. I keep up with culture and trends but my painting normally is a type of therapy for me.
I worked at Factory Direct International for 6 months in 2007. I basically received a crash course in Apparel design, creating hats and apparel for golf courses and popular clothing companies all across America. The company is based out of Findlay, Oh and is going into its tenth year. For more information on Factory Direct International go to FDIzone.com