Wednesday, July 29, 2009

The Sounds of Ink on Paper

It has been a short summer at least for me and its almost time to return to school and finish the last year of my Design schooling. I started the summer with dreams of doing and learning things that i would enjoy and expand my knowledge other than the school work i would be doing at SFSU. Time is running out and the my summer is ending. I still think big and dream. Its time to relax and study up for the last school year at SFSU, learn the fundamentals and elements of design for web and print. (sigh)

I must apologize for my late updates. I must say, getting sick and being sick for two weeks and a half is the worst times ever, not being able to think and do anything fun. The good news is that i was sober for about a month. (yeah. Hell yeah) Unfortunately, not anymore.

What brings me today? I wanted to share a project that i have been working for Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) greeting card. Its held November 2nd. Its a celebration and tradition for Latinos to pray for family and friends that have passed away. Its a tradition to honor the dead by bringing their favorite foods and drinks to their graves or an alter. It is said that it easier for the dead to communicate with living on this day.

Initial Test Development Prints 6 x 4.5
Dia de los Muertos
Limited to 5

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Something New & Vacation Time

I'm finally done with the semester and happy to be out of SF State at least for now. I have a lot of projects that I've wanted to work on that have been gathering digital dust on my hard drive. It's kind of sad. It's a good thing I sketch and write in details of the projects. Just the other day I was stupefied (Yeah, I've been meaning to use that word for a while at least in a sentence). Why was I stupefied? Well I couldn't read my writing and I had forgotten what the concept or idea. There was no sketch only chicken scratch. I kept saying, "huh..huh...huh," and the, "ah" never came. It was a sad day. Anyways, I hope I could provide some entertainment in these months of freedom from the shackles of school. Good-bye for now and hello for next time.

Friday, January 2, 2009

Belated Holiday Greetings

Wow. Its been a while since i stepped on this grounds.
What can i say? It was a long semester. Its not easy to return to school and adjust to the student life once again. Unfortunately during this few months that I've worked on my school projects left me without working on any of Nebula 4 projects. I had few deadlines i wanted to met before the new year but the new year is here and i have a few days or weeks before the new semester begins so i hope i can finish the projects that seem to be gathering dust on my desk.

I wish everyone a belated Happy New Year and Happy Holidays.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Nebula 4 Postcard

Yet another post. For some this is not new because i distributed a few a month ago. This is a Nebula 4 postcard since the original creation of the image back in May. A few posts back. I've updated the version and got them printed out which turned out pretty great. They serve as my business card sometimes.

Calendar 2009 Coming Soon!

Well, I've been busy refining ideas and today i also wanted to offer a sneak peak at the 2009 Calendar that I'm attempting to finish and release before the year is over. I wanted to combine two ideas, calendar's and poster's without creating the sometimes unnecessary space of four rows to represent a month and seven boxes to the days of week, instead i created a row of numbers to represent the days of the month. I created rounded yellow rectangles to represent the weekends and the important holidays would be highlighted by a dominant color found in the image that would represent an important holiday of the month. In this case Valentines Day. Hope everyone enjoys it and i'll post its release here at my blog.

A Weekend Before School

Its been a while since my last posting. what can i say? I've been busy with school. Its been a good weekend up to now, it started with various performances from the San Francisco Outside Lands (Music & Arts Festival) among them was Radiohead, The Black Keys, and Cold War Kids which i could listen from the comfort of my own home.

Today I want to present a re-design i did for an existing brochure at SFSU Cesar Chavez Student Center. The brochure was re-design for the Richard Oakes Multicultural Center. This project was meant to demonstrate my grasp and understanding of design elements and the principals of design for a job interview at CCSC.

I wanted to improve and simplify the existing design that would demonstrate the goals and values of CCSC. It would speak about the man who it was named after, Richard Oakes and still represent the goals and values of CCSC. I felt the color and text layout of the brochure were obstructing. The information wasn't easy to find. The text would disappear in low light areas.

The choices i made were to connect Richard Oakes to CCSC. First, the color choices were to limit the amount of colors used. Colors that would represent Richard Oakes and CCSC. I used Red and Blue. Red, associated with courage, the courage it took Richard Oakes to occupy Alcatraz Island. Blue associated with calm and peaceful. The text was edited down to be less repetitive and easier to find information needed.

It was a good practice project to work on and think about design choices.

This is the existing design for the Richard Oakes Multicultural Center. (Inside)(Outside)

Friday, June 27, 2008

Almost the last day

Its almost the last day of work, I start doodling like their is no tomorrow. I hope i finish my school work.