Wednesday, December 2, 2009

'Tis the season (to wear ugly jumpers)

I have just finished my xmas card for the year, this one will be going out to all my loved ones. Hope they don't think I'm too much of a Bah! Humbug! (but honestly, if you can't do it at xmas when can you?!)

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Cute Kiddies

This is a portrait I did recently of a little cutie, Ashton (I have to be honest, I secretly wanted to steal him). This little sweetie is going to be a real out girls!

You can never have too many t-shirts...

Again with the looking through things I have done this year... I found this pic from New Zealand Music Month.

The "Manu Doll" t-shirt was designed as an entry to the competition and ended up winning! Thanks playschool for letting me poach your ideas (and ofcourse for approximately 3 years of entertainment on TV when I was a wee tot!) and thanks to all the tourism stores around the country who sell these little dolls; New Zealand's answer to Cupie.

It still gives me goosebumps when I see people walking down the street wearing my t-shirt! Quite an addictive feeling so I'll have to do more of this t-shirt stuff!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Computers and stuff

I have been doing a little bit of logo work lately and came up with one that I'm actually pretty happy with. It is a logo for an online Trademe Store, selling homewares and other goods and offering "great deals online."

Although the final logo ended up a bit of a change from my original design (so much of a change that I really don't like it...), the original concept that I came up with is shown below.

The next step was to add a slogan "great deals online," which meant a few changes to the original logo.

The slogan isn't the best I've ever heard and I think detracts from the simplicity of the original idea, but nevertheless fits in with the given instructions. The little mouse proved really popular too!

Overall, what a fun little project and a great exercise in being able to let go of my original ideas to satisfy the client's wishes...

Spreading the love

I was being productive at work yesterday, trolling the internet for new gems and generally making very productive use of my time, when I came across a really fantastic charity website.

The website is created by a guy who wants to help the poor children of Africa (sounds so cliched but it's true) in a completely genuine and transparent way. Utilising all the free media available to him (twitter, facebook etc) in a really clever way, Steve is spreading the word and showing first-hand exactly where your money goes.

I am currently embarking on a project to create some t-shirt designs for LearnAsOne to wear in their videos and to help spread awareness fo the campaign. Watch this space as we work together to create something really exciting!

The website itself is weel worth a look too...

Sunday, November 22, 2009

There's no board like a snowboard!

Right now the Ride Snowboard Art Competition is starting up again for another year and I am thinking about what crazy ideas might work this year. When I visited the website I was really happy to see my last year's design (which was a finalist) still up on their website!

I am sure it will soon be superceded by the next lot of zany creations, so am putting it up on here as a little reminder of how much fun it was :)

Saturday, November 21, 2009

And the final product...

Here are the photos of the tshirt designs below when they were actually printed. Not black and white as I had expected (and not too impressed with the sad face lines on my feathers), but still a pretty good outcome.