Pattern & Diagram

I love pattern! I’m the type of person who likes order, so pattern speaks to me. There’s a geometry and mathematical element to pattern that I enjoy. And the more intricate a pattern can be, the more it can come alive. Diagrams I can’t say have been anything I can do yet. But they are wildly fascinating. I suppose that’s the order-lover in me. Everything connects and has a purpose. I remember the first time I...

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Rules & Randomness

As I understand it, the human brain is almost incapable of being truly random. Even if we think we’re “randomly” selecting or distributing something, if it’s examined closely, there is actually a underlying pattern. I’m a rules person, myself. I like things that make sense, a pattern, a clear purpose. That could be why I like building websites and hand-coding all the CSS. I like making all the rules and...

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Layers & Transparency

Layers I remember much much much earlier in my design career, trying to figure out how to draw a cat in Photoshop for the first time. When you use a tool like Photoshop for the first time (or even the first hundred times), it can be daunting, and I was unsure of where to even begin with drawing a cat illustration. Then my instructor introduced me to the concept of layers. It was the first time it hit me that, particularly with...

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Symbols/Interactivity Project

The final assignment for my Graphic Design I class was to get together in a group and come up with cohesive symbols and eventually work those into a website. My group chose “Duluth Youth Culture” as a theme, with each of the 4 of us coming up with symbols for Music, Dining, Nightlife, and Activities. My symbol was Activities. I was a bit thrown off at the word “youth”, as I thought it meant children (hi,...

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Comedy Club Logo
Apr29

Comedy Club Logo

A regular client of mine asked if I’d try my hand at a logo for a new club they were opening. I wanted to make something fun but not too silly or amateur looking (sometimes it’s a fine line). I experimented with various fonts and illustrating a cartoon smiley face. I thought it might be fun to make the beginning “G” into a stylized laughing face. Client suggested a font that they liked, so I found a close...

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