The Letter R Mandala This is part of my ABCs mandala project. The idea is to create a mandala for every letter of the alphabet using toys and other objects that children would use and/or recognize. I love tin toys so the tin toy esthetic is used quite a bit. The blue-sky goal is to [...]
Interferry Powerpoint template I redesigned the Interferry Powerpoint template so that all Interferry Powerpoint presentations will have a consistent look and feel. I included lots of master pages with various options for image and graphic placements and treatments, as well a multitude of options for typography. I chose Calibri as the font – although it [...]
Al Ward's Photoshop Productivity Toolkit • Sybex This cover was a completely new project to promote Al Ward's collection of "over 600 time-saving actions" for Photoshop. Some "before and after" images were supplied. I took the photo of the Sears Tower which turned out to be the perfect composition for the vertical space, and used [...]
Interferry Stage Backdrops 10' x 30' These are a few of the stage backdrops designed for the Interferry Conference. I use graphic elements, colors and images from the year's marketing materials. It's important to have the text high enough so that it appears clearly as a background feature in photographs.
Mandalas for the From the Ground Up book series Osborne/McGraw-Hill Each of these mandalas uses a variety of objects to represent the topics covered in each book title. I also designed the series covers. I call these illustrations "digital" mandalas. They are created by combining photography, illustration, scanned imagery, 3D renderings, bits and pieces into [...]
Rumble at the Rink 10' x 24' There's a lot going on here, but this sign looked great in the air. I used the supplied photo and played off of it to create the strong diagonal element which defines the sign. I made the sponsor logos larger than I typically do in order to emulate [...]
Fast Time Grand Prix billboard 10' x 24' This one was fun to work on. The big, bold text was readable from a long way off and combined with the strong image and bright colors the message was very clear. Concept, design, Photoshop (extended the track quite a bit, moved the second place car back, [...]
Cascading Style Sheets – The Designer's Edge book cover SYBEX Cascading Style Sheets – The Designer's Edge was created for Sybex Computer Publishing. It was one of the many titles in The Designer's Edge series which I designed. As usual, the signature Sybex red is the dominant color. I created the cover illustration using Photoshop [...]