Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Some design work

I've been doing some design projects for friends of mine in the last couple months, and saving the money as an Ikea fund. I thought I'd show you some here. I can't remember if I've put them up before or not, so forgive me if you've already seen them!

I have the hardest time with logos. It just hurts. And there is no fast way for me to do them. It's a minimum 30 hour process for me to get anything creative at all.


First off is Pinnacle Healthcare Staffing. I also did their website, without the aid of Dreamweaver or anything. Painful process. I seriously need to take some web design classes.


Then we have the whom I've done tons of logos for in the past. This go round, I desinged at LEAST 100, and in the end, they didn't use any of mine. The one at the very bottom is the final, and I actually like it quite a bit. It was just SO HARD to come up with all those logos, I handwrote over 50 lettering styles, and in the end it was just an exercise for the client. It stung a little, I don't mind saying.

This is the final:


And then there is my mom's shirt design. She's a dietician, and her professional eat-righter do-gooder organization needed a new t-shirt, but now I think they may use this for their logo. I couldn't find the nice version not on a t-shirt, but you get the idea.


Here is my friend Amy's logo. I really love how it turned out. I especially liked working with a female business so I could make it slightly girly. And I love floral stuff, so this was awesome.


Posted by Beth Howard @ 7:27 AM

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Beth, i smiled when I saw the t-shirt you designed. I've been meaning to ask if you could design a shirt for Jake. There's a chance he could be having his heart surgery this summer and I'd like to sell shirts to raise money for our 3 week stay in Michigan.
I know your busy... but I'd like to work with the best.
Just let me know if it's possible.

Posted by Blogger Jenny Ann @ 10:01 PM #

hey Beth,
We appreciate you participating in the redesign process. The bookmarks and posters you designed for us look great and are hitting campuses now.

Posted by Blogger Luke Duncan @ 6:58 PM #

Oh! I love all of them. Mountains, flowers, books! Wonderful. Please tell us how you learned this platform for your talent and...what software you used!

Posted by OpenID alpinelife @ 10:09 AM #

You are just a multi-talented gal, and I love that your work (that lets you have more design control) always has a hand-drawn element to it. I would think it would be hard to have such a distinctive style in graphic design work, but you definitely do!

Posted by Blogger freshie (and zero) @ 10:40 PM #
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