Dec 17, 2011

Xmas Cards

I made my own Xmas cards again this year! I am excited to send them out to my family and friends! I think they really show off my personality and style. ;)

Nov 29, 2011

The Illusion of Choice

I came across this nice-looking and interesting infographic:

Nov 16, 2011

5 Portfolio Pieces

Here I've tried to show a range of different types of projects, although I want to focus mainly on print.

"Eat Well" Magazine Redesign
Innovative combination of photography and graphic elements to update the "Eating Well" Magazine brand to one targeted towards a more diverse audience.

Scarlet Letter Book Cover
Effective use of dramatic photography and simple typography to convey the juxtaposition of elements within the story itself.
Scarlet Letter

Crayola Packaging Redesign
Updating the Crayola box with a fresh & colorful look to further the youthful, fun and creative branding Crayola promotes.


Converse Shoes Ads
Uses creative concepts to bring together found elements (from print & online) while maintaining the "alternative" brand aesthetic.

3x10three copy

5x5three copy

converse2 copy

Kinetic Typography
Successful use of After Effects to create an engaging, dynamic type-oriented motion piece following a skit from the TV show Scrubs.

Oct 23, 2011

MODA World Aids Day Poster (3 versions)

The image is at face value a plus-or-minus sign. In this design it is meant to be a sign to everyone that, whether you are someone who has AIDS, you are a friend/loved one affected by it, or even if you don't directly know someone who has it, you can still retain a positive outlook on the situation. It is an all-inclusive symbol, calling for us all to stay informed, aware, and compassionate.

I have a few iterations of the design. I am liking the second version (hand-drawn) the most, I think.

Sep 25, 2011

Business Card Progress

I'm making a mini "dating questionnaire" business card that can be left at various social places (most likely bars) for people to use as a fun conversation starter. This is what I've come up with so far. Any suggestions? My copy tends to be wordy, so I may truncate the introduction on the back.

front (left) and back (right)

Sep 21, 2011

Human Rights Campaign Poster

I didn't really make this for any intended purpose, but I was playing around in photoshop when I arrived at this idea. I thought it would make a cool poster for the Human Rights Campaign, although I'm not sure if this has already been done or not. My guess would be probably, but I wanted to post this up anyway. :)

Sep 8, 2011

Cool Food Truck Designs

Paper Food Trucks!

Came across a downloadable template to design and print/assemble a paper food truck, courtesy of an artist called Goopymart. His flickr has some awesome examples of ones he has already designed for people to download and assemble them themselves. Of course I am partial to the day of the dead one. ;)

I think I am going to make one of these to photograph and use in my campaign/branding! :D

taco trucks at pimp it 3D by goopymart
taco trucks at pimp it 3D, a photo by goopymart on Flickr.

Sep 6, 2011

"Good Grub" Food Truck Logos

These are some logo concepts I'm working on for my fictitious food truck company. The last one is supposed to mimic the "Our Lady of Guadalupe" imagery. I find it pretty hilarious.

9/11 10-Year Commemorative Poster

Sep 1, 2011

September 11th Posters

List of 9/11 Victims 

Aug 30, 2011

Awareness Ads

These first two are my bed bug ads. My favorite is the second one.

This is my ad for the Hispanic Parental Engagement campaign called "Your Words Today," which is an effort to raise awareness among Hispanic parents about the critically important role they play in encouraging their children to go to college. The top line reads, "Professional careers aren't built here." The bottom two lines say, "Be a part of your child's education. Their tomorrow depends on your words today."

Aug 27, 2011

Self-Promo Ads

Good Advertising

I always loved the Absolut Vodka campaigns. It's everywhere and everything.

(Lots more here:

While researching for the bed bug PSA ad, I came across some well-done pest control ads.

I'm not sure what the message is with this one, but sex sells, even when it's a couple of icky bugs!

More here: