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.

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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.

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Then we have the BookFool.com 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:



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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.

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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.

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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 BookFool.com 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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