Sunday, April 26, 2009

Mille Fiori.

I thought I would post the project I have been working on this semester for my Professional Practices in Advertising class. It was a semester long project that I presented this past Thursday for my final presentation. The project was to create an auxiliary brand for Adrian Goldschmeid which is a high end clothing company which are most well known for their jeans. The company is American, but the original founder Adriano was Italian and also had a hand in Diesel and other companies. I chose to create a line of low-cost jewelry to be sold at Target stores. The jewelry style I chose was made out of millefiori (meaning million flowers in Italian) beads which traditional, vintage Italian jewelry is created out of. I had my sister help make the bracelets, earrings and necklaces and then took photos of the jewelry as well as other real vintage Italian jewelry that I had at home. The requirements were to create a logo, splash page and two marketing pieces. Below are the slides from my powerpoint presentation which have each of the pieces on them. The logo was created from vector artwork of a flower I found and the font is called Anna. The magazine ad uses a photograph I took myself of the vintage necklace I had. The tags have a colorized jean background and the logo as well as a paragraphy which reads: "Mille Fiori is a jewelry line created for Target by the AG team so that everyone can have a little AG. Mille Fiori jewelry is created with Italian millefiori beads, and means “million flowers”. Unlike real flowers, our jewelry is always in bloom and always in style for any occasion." This is also written on the splash page which is very simple and created in flash...access the live site to see the flash version. Please enjoy and let me know what you think!

Sunday, April 12, 2009


Found these in a random search of graphic design inspiration...these are amazing mosaic-like "illustrations" made from photos or vectors and an AWESOME eye for color.
The designers name is Charis Tsevis and he is a visual designer from Athens, Greece. You should definitely check out his flickr website since his website is under construction and most of his designs are best viewed at large. Enjoy:

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Some Design Humor.

Some things for my design friends to chuckle at..all others may just not get it.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Typography Animation.

Bored on YouTube, found these awesome typography animations. Wish i could do these, well I know I could but I think they were created in after effects which I don't have or know how to use. Very effective styles both with different fonts and others with the same font throughout. Enjoy.

Thursday, April 9, 2009


CMYK are the simplest of the simple in design colors...yet for some reason I find designs using these colors quite intriguing.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Got lemons?

For my textile design class we had a recent project to design a textile all-over pattern for a cause or charity. I chose Alex's Lemonade Stand and looked up many lemons online before starting my design. Since then, I have been noticing lemons. I like lemons. I am a nerd. They taste good.
Here is some lemon inspiration:

Here is my original design by hand:

Here is the final product in illustrator:

Here it is applied on a bag and an umbrella:

...ok I lied about the umbrella, when I upload it the colors are all distorted so forget that.