Hand-Bound Portfolio Books

As I have been having job interviews, I have been putting together portfolio books to leave with employers. The books are about 30 pages long and contain my best work. I used Japanese stab-stitch binding to make them. I also created a little pocket on the inside cover which contains my resume and business card. Then I made a small sleeve to go around the book. I think it is all-together a neat little package. 🙂

book1 book1b book2 book3 book4

My Portfolio Show

Well folks, I’m officially a college grad! My portfolio show was a success. It took a lot of hard work but I’m so happy with how it turned out! I got some jobs leads from the show, and I won Best in Show in the graphic design program. I also gave away ALL of the air fresheners that I ordered! People really liked them! Here are some pictures from the show.

Me with my display of work
Me with my display of work
My display
My display
The focal point of my display
The focal point of my display
Me with Greg Cradock (Academic Director of the Graphic Design Department) and my Best in Show Award
Me with Greg Cradock (Academic Director of the Graphic Design Department) and my Best in Show Award
Kyle and Me
Kyle and Me

Watercolor + Typography

I am getting really close to graduating with my bachelors in graphic design, which means I’m getting really close to my PORTFOLIO SHOW! I’m pretty pumped about it, and I have some cool ideas about how I will display my work.

I decided that am going to order some car air fresheners (you know the kind that hang from the rear-view mirror) with my branding and contact info on them to give out at my show. Today I finished the design that will go on the back of the air fresheners. I did a little watercolor painting of some flowers and then did some hand-drawn type on top of it in Photoshop. Here is the result!

Watercolor underpainting Finished watercolor Flowers with type

More Internship Projects

Greetings! I hope everyone is surviving this Polar Vortex. I’ve been layering clothes during the day and piling blankets during the night ’cause it is COLD! I usually love snow, but not this much snow, and not below 0 temperatures.

On a happier note, I have completed my Marketing and Communications Internship! I would like to share some of the main projects that I worked on. Several tasks that I was assigned involved simply updating current websites and publications, but my favorite tasks were the ones that allowed me some creative freedom. The images below are of pieces that I got to design.

Alcohol Sales Infographic

Above is an infographic that I designed to show facts about alcohol sales, particularly those in Indiana. Currently, Indiana law does not allow the Sunday sale of alcohol.

INRLA decal and seal

I created a membership decal and endorsed provider seal for the Indiana Restaurant and Lodging Association. I did not design the InRLA logo (the star).

Legislative Packet Icons

I created these icons to be used in a packet containing information about Indiana alcohol sales. The packet (from the Indiana Association of Beverage Retailers)  was designed to be given to Indiana legislators. I also designed the actual packet pages. Two of the pages are seen below.

Legislative Packet: IN_fiscal_impactLegislative Packet: Sunday_sales_map