BLACK CAT PUBLISHER PROJECT I created this book cover using Photoshop, photos from Pexels.com, and fonts from 1001fonts.com and dafonts.com. This project was initially done to have content to place into the book publisher website I was designing and building as a project for one of my university classes. You can see some of the content below. The site is still live, and can be visited HERE.
POET JUDITH ROITMAN POSTER The University of Houston Victoria held an annual art series where poets did lectures and performed pieces of their work. The competition was for Communication Design students to create a poster to advertise poet Judith Roitman's event. The design needed to be suitable for printing using a cylinder Vandercook letterpress. They wanted minimal imagery, and the focus to be on the poem itself. My design won the competition. It was created using Adobe Photoshop. The font is Alpaca Scarlett Demo.
INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY POSTER Advanced Design project commemorating noteworthy women for the holiday. This project was done in Photoshop. Images were edited to mimic the color scheme of the IWD logo. If I were to do this over again, I think at the very least I would have added the date, but kept the year off so that it could be reused for more than one year.
BLACK CAT PUBLISHER I have a love affair with books, and during my time in university, I discovered that I have a love for designing book covers. So, for my websites portfolio, I decided to go ahead and just create a whole publisher website. This site is entirely fictional, but I got the idea from when I was interning at book publisher CHAX. My purpose was to update and maintain their website WordPress site. If you look at the images below, all of the content is created entirely by me. None of the books, authors, or staff are real. Additionally, the names and pictures have been borrowed from myself, and other friends as well as from the free image site, Pexels.com. Ha ha. It was really a lot of fun.
This website it still available for perusal if you would like to take a look. Just click HERE.
VICTORIA COUNTY TREASURER CAMPAIGN For Jennifer Rick Foster I was hired by Jennifer Rick Foster to build and design a website for her campaign using a Drupal-based system that was offered by the Democratic Party. (It was horrible, but I got through it. Ha ha.) She had specific color choices and fonts that she wanted to use. In addition, I did photo editing and identity branding for her, such as signs, push cards, etc. I know that this uses Impact font, which is a no-no these days. However, back that it was specifically what she had asked to be used. Customer gets what the customer wants. :)
The campaign has since ended, so the website is no longer active.
JOURNEY STORIES WEBSITE For the Smithsonian Institute's traveling exhibit at the VC/UHV Library The exhibit was a physical exhibit on display at the library for several weeks, and the website was meant to demonstrate what events would be happening, some of the graphics available for view, and some of the stories that locals shared about their migrations to get where they are now as well.
This website was created using Weebly and one of their templates. The images and logos, were provided by the Smithsonian Institute as well as the VC/UHV Library.
Due to the temporary nature of the exhibit at the library the website is no longer active.
Vela Farms Another class project done in conjunction with a local Victoria, Texas business by the name of Vela Farms. The owner had just opened a new shop downtown. One of the things that she needed done was a template made for new products that she was going to appeal to grocery stores to purchase and put on their shelves. In this case she wanted it done for her Texas Sweet Tea Marinade. It needed to be both front and back.