Posts Tagged ‘banners’

PickThisCar – Side Block

Posted: September 27, 2008 in Artwork, Doodles
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Today Jared launched a competition on youtube to design his youtube partners side block.  After about 45 minutes of toiling around inkscape I created this.   I know it’s not really my best, work but i think it’s pretty entertaining.  Hopefully Jared will share this common liking.

Anyway the competition ends on the 10th of October.  I’m pretty sure there is going to be a lot more impressive entries, but at least I gave it a shot.  Only time will tell (and Jared) who the winner is.


After a two and half week hiatus the Go Green Campaign is finally back on track.  For those of you who don’t quite know what this is all about, I’ll explain it briefly.  This is an unsponsored event in which I create an advertisement campaign for an imaginary company.  Throughout the campaign I will produce various mediums of advertisements ranging from textual blurbs, to web adverts, to print style ads. You can find all of these examples under my previous campaign to which this is modeled after: This is Blue.

Also note that “Green” is not a real company. It is simply a color.  No money is made from creating these campaigns. Its sole intentions are to better myself as a designer by exploring new techniques.

Below are three 728×90 Banner advertisements that would run on a web environment.

Using darker shades of green this banner gives an earthy hand woven feel.  The tag line being “Possibilities for the future” presents the idea that green is a resource that we will need to turn to in order to survive.  I like the presentation on this design and it would do well on both a dark background and a light background observed here.

This advertisement utilizes typography and a faint background to draw attention to itself.  It presents the standard definition of green from highlighting the fact that green is actually complex.  The tag line “Put simply, green is the color of life” is the real focal point here which gets viewers to think.

Following the same theme as the second banner but with a more direct approach.  It clearly advertises and advocates a website (no affiliation with Jessetalks) which promotes “green.”  The simplicity of this banner brings forth the element of cleanliness.  I enjoy looking at this banner as the meassage is straight foward.

The Go Green Campaign will continue as I find new innovative ways to bring forth the color green.  I want to do some kind of photographic advertisements, but I don’t really have the proper cameras to do that.  Maybe in the future.

Resources: GG 330×300 Ads | This is Blue Campaign

Banners (1-9)

Posted: September 25, 2008 in Artwork
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A complete collection of the last nine banners on Jesstalks (in case you missed them).  Featuring images from Labor day to the end of the world.

However my favorite would have to be the nighttime sleeping one.  I thought it looked really great on the page and brought forward a nice atmosphere.  If you look hard enough through the files on this site you can probably find the day time version of it.  It hasn’t been used yet as the top banner, but it exists.  Maybe if you’re clever you’ll find the url.

Feel free to request a special banner for an event you’re celebrating using the contact form.  All ideas are welcome because I’m bound to run out of creative juicces sooner or later. (Explanation to almost a weeks worth absent posts)


Posted: August 29, 2008 in Artwork
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Behold! I’ve finally upgraded my website banner to something more appropriate.  I guess the dull gray blocks where starting to get to me. This design is quite flexible, to which I can update the supporting image to be holiday specific.

In addition to the banner you can also access the site via direct domain. Just type in into your address bar!  You will be able to access all the same content as visiting in the normal fashion.

Look forward to more great updates in the weeks to come!

The Ad Is Running

Posted: July 13, 2008 in Brain Ecstasy
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The Bebo advertisement I created for omgupload is running a test drive on a few small advertisement placements.  Where are the ads running? Well… they are running here, on these sites:

Yes, I’m not going to give you the exact urls of the websites.  I do not want anyone to tamper with the hit rates the advertisements receive.  If you do come across them though, please keep in mind my request.  You already know about omgupload and don’t need to click them no matter how pretty they are.

Hopefully the management at omgupload will continue to use my after the trial period. If not… well it was a great run.

I honestly don’t know why I even bother with concept sketches.  I never follow the designs that I originally intended to create.  I suppose I just work better when I’m at the table with a blank slate and my only goal is to create.  (No pun intended)  However this time around I did have a reason to deviate from the project plan.

I felt that the planned design resembled the graphics too much already on the bebo page.  This was intentional in the original planning but later reconsidered.  I didn’t want the advertisement to infringe on the copyrights of bebo.  As a result I scratched the whole Idea.

All in all I’m quite satisfied with the design. I’m a little worried that it doesn’t exactly portray an image hosting site and more of a teen dating site.  I wanted to draw int he audience with the appeal of the model.  After all Bebo is a social networking site with a large percentage of female teens.  Hopefully the staff at omgupload will still approve of the design. has offered me the opportunity to produce another advertisement for them.  This time it’s for the social networking site Bebo.  This is another upscale type website with pretty steep advertising costs.  Thank god for Google Ad Sense.  Anyway I have one particular design concept that I would like to work on.

I don’t know how well it will fly with or bebo.  The advertisement is cleverly designed to look like part of page.  Much like those annoying virus scan advertisements disguised as real ‘windows’.  I hope that it will pass the advertising standards or it’s back to the drawing boards.

Above is the concept sketch. Below the main header there will be a collection of images being ‘sucked’ into a URL bar.  This represents the photos transitioning from a hard drive onto the omgupload servers.  I may play around with the positioning though. I want to make use of as much space as possible while still keeping the image clean.  This means that the URL bar will most-likely be moved above the photos or below it.

You’ll see the final product of this advertisement soon. It’s due by the end of the month but I think I’ll get it in ahead of time.