I had a spot of bad luck this afternoon. While running errands out in Beaverton I accidentally left my precious notebook on the roof of the care. I absentmindedly pulled out into Canyon Road to head back into Portland. I didn’t realize what had happened until I reached the bank on 23rd and Burnside back in town. I frantically raced back to where I had started. I called Westside Detail, where I was meeting with the owner, Ryan. He graciously retrieved the remains of the book from the street. I can’t thank him enough, my notebook is everything. At least it’s all here. Once I got back in town for the 2nd time, I bought a new book, can’t be without a notebook for more than a minute.
Spring Focus week is over and I have premiered my video project: The Un-Stoppable Binary Bros. I’m developing a website to showcase the video, but if you’d like to see the rough cut leave a comment and I will email you the link.
The image above is an illustration I completed yesterday for the upcoming graduation barbecue for the Communication Design dept. The conceptual direction for the piece is simply barbecue. Hopefully this comes across in the illustration. I can’t wait to be graduated.
I was commissioned by PNCA to design a poster for the upcoming evening with the English folk singer and activist Billy Bragg. My goal was to portray Mr. Bragg as a folk troubador and working class hero. I have been listening to his music a great deal while working on this piece. I’m a big fan of his music and message and I can’t wait to meet him.
My thesis is coming along as quickly as I can humanly muster. The deadline looms on the horizon like an ominous beast waiting to devour me whole. The task at hand is monumental but I have my metaphorical roadmap in the form of a solidified storyboard. Now it’s just a matter of making it happen.
The images below are studies of my two main characters, the Binary Brothers. They are couriers in the internet world, ferrying data across to-and-fro. The story is going to show the process they go through to deliver an email, and the roadblocks the run into along the way. It’s gonna be fun.
November is underway and there’s no end to the work to be done. PNCA Fall Focus is at the beginning of December. Being a senior, I have to present my proposal for my thesis project. The presentations are open to the public, so anyone reading this is invited to come and see me sweat through my proposal. I’m planning on creating a motion graphics piece, a modern day fable. The piece will draw from my variety of interests: design, typography, storytelling, illustration and comics. I’ll to create memorable character designs to tell a story relevant to todays constantly changing technological environment.
Aside from thesis work I’ve got my liquor branding project for my Design Studio III class. The goal is to create a standalone luxury brand, to compete with existing top-shelf liquors. I’ll post my logo and type treatments once they’re finalized, which needs to be very soon.
On top of schoolwork, I’m collaborating with my dad on an illustration he’s doing for National Geographic Adventure magazine. I’m doing the digital production work: setting up the file, layering the artwork and digitally colorizing it. I can’t wait to see the piece in print, National Geo. will be a good resume piece for sure.
On a closing note, I’ve been making some characters as a way to gear up for my thesis project. This guy is a little something I’ve been working on: