Posts Tagged ‘Design’

Negative Space Flower Study

It was originally done in pencil, however the shading didn’t come out when I scanned it so I digitally recreated the shading.

Hunger Initiative 2

Posted: October 9, 2008 in Artwork
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Just a slight modification to the original design.  They wanted something a little more kid friendly as someone said from another forum.  I still think that it looks nicer with the wine glass but it’s not really what I want.  I’ll do what ever the designer thinks feels best for his bussiness… within reason.

Anyway, I’m still satisfied with the look and feel of this logo design and think it’s a strong contender.  I’m just waiting for the big designers to come flocking in and crush my ego.  Until I’ll just keep smiling and hoping for the best.

Hunger Initiative

Posted: October 9, 2008 in Artwork
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To be completely honest, I really like this logo.  I find that it is quite visually appealing and interesting to look at.  My only hope is that the contest holder thinks so as well.  I haven’t been having too much luck in that area recently.  My designs just don’t seem to cut it in the bussiness world.  Yet I think they are quite creative and innovative.

We’ll see how this pans out over the next couple days.  It’s all in the hands of the folks at Hunger Initiative and their desires.  Wish me luck as always.

Holland Photo Studio 2

Posted: October 5, 2008 in Artwork
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Another design that I submitted into the Holland Photo Studio contest that was eliminated.  It just wasn’t what they were looking for in the design.  The people at Holland were looking for a more professional design whereas mine is more on the creative aspect. Anyway, I thought this was an interesting project to do as I’m getting a lot better at making silhouette/doodle people.

Feel free to visit the contest here and see the other designs.  They are inspiring as well!

Holland Photo Studio

Posted: October 2, 2008 in Artwork
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A nice simple clean cut design for Holland Photo Studio. A photo studio that specializes in wedding photography.  This was made for their logo design contest.

Currently there are no entries besides this one so I will be lucky if none come in with in the next six days.  I’m quite interested to see how others portray the design as I was quite lost in trying to find something decent.  Even if I don’t win this will be a great learning experience for me.  I hope the designs of others will inspire me to enventually redo this and come up with something better.


Alta Hawks Logo

Posted: October 1, 2008 in Artwork
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It’s always fun to help out the schools and produce mascot type logos.  This one’s for Utah’s Alta Hawks Basketball team. I hope that they will enjoy the logo as much as I had fun making it.  I think that the typography works well with the logo. However I think that the logo could stand alone as well, with our without the ball. It brings forth a nice professional cut design that they may or may not be looking for.

If it wins it will be printed on flyers, bumper stickers, t-shirts, and program papers.  The results to the contest will be posted in about six days.  Root for me!


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)

Following the footsteps of my This is Blue Campaign, comes the epic Go Green Campaign.  For those of you unfamiliar with what these two campaigns are about, it is an advertising campaign for an imaginary company.  In this case the company is the color green.  Throughout the campaign period I will develop several advertisements which could run on various media ranging from magazines, to the internet.

Because these are not real companies, no profit is made from any of these campaigns.  They are simply done to better myself as a designer and artist.  It is also my goal to help influence other artists to be creative and develope campaigns of their own.

Below are two 330×300 advertisements which would normally run on a web environment.  Although this is not the standard size for advertisements so it would be resized before it could actually run.

In this advertisement I wanted to portray a friendly, out-going message.  It grabs your attention from the page, because it is not what everyone is used to seeing.  The message is subtle but effective. You will notice that I’ve also embedded the new Jessetalks “mascot” into the design. No, that’s not his real name though…. it’s just for the purpose of the campaign.

This advertisement is a little more straight forward.  The message is displayed in the whole advertisement, and the viewer doesn’t have to look hard to see what it’s all about.  The tagline effectively plays off the whole famous person endorsement sterotype.

Look forward to more additions to the Go Green Campaign Soon!

Jessetalks is in no way affiliated with  The tagline and idea behind this campaign is used as a purely representation of the color green.  Reproduction for education uses only.


Posted: September 4, 2008 in Artwork
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My Vault advertisement designed to look like a planning and collaboration board.  The slogan “designed for excellence” is portrayed within the design in great detail. The advertisement would generally run as a full page ad in a magazine. Maybe even a flier as it quickly showcases the message I wanted to get across to the viewers.

I used my old trigonometry and analytic geometry homework in the background as part of the decoration. (What better use for that junk eh?) Don’t copy the answers to the problems though… I won’t held liable for wrong work.

All-in-all I’m quite satisfied with how the advertisement came out.  I feel that it’s quite creative and portrays the idea behind the advertisment well.  Although I’m not quite sure if it portrays the actual product well enough.

On an unrelated side note – I’ve been toiling around with some poetry.  If I really feel the need to be creative I’ll post some of it up.  I don’t want to get too personal though.

Earth Accents

Posted: August 29, 2008 in Artwork
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I’ve been working on a few designs entered in the Earth Accents Logo Design Contest.  Although I still feel as if they are a little incomplete. Hopefully the contest holder will be able to provide some quality feedback so I can make the appropriate changes to the design.

For this one,  I fear that I may be doing to much with the whole logo.  It’s a tad busy and could be distracting or hard to print.  I was going for something creative but I knew would be lacking in print ethics.

Just a cut down version of the first logo.  I removed the tree because I felt it may be the reason for the distraction.  I don’t really know how I feel about this version.

Trying to escape from the tree design, I went with something basic.  Its nice but reminds me of something.

For this I took the concept of what an accent should look like and brief clean cut design.  It features the various colors that they were after and can use separately. It’s a simple clean cut logo.

Natural Logic

Posted: August 26, 2008 in Artwork
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Natural Logic is some kind of application design company located in Australlia. And, I don’t really care how simple this logo looks. I love it.

Even so I’m expecting it to be eliminated from the contest selection quite soon though.  I’m designing all of these things but i just don’t feel like they match with the company.  They look great, but the connection is lacking.  I’ll sort it out later though; it’s getting a bit too late into the night to do anything about this.

On a side note, I’ll be posting some doodles up soon. I don’t want to flood you with too much advertisement design things.  I’m sure a lot of you are here for other sorts of things.


Posted: August 26, 2008 in Artwork
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Gizzi’s is some kind of random company I found looking through a phonebook.  Anyway this is a quick design for their events that they hold nightly at the coffee shop. I was trying to go with a vector type feel to the design.  The circles omitting outward from the main logo helps to draw the viewers attention there.

This design would be used for a poster on telephone polls and such. Sorry about the tops of eraser marks that show up.  There was nothing I could really do to fix that problem.

HMC Solutions

Posted: August 25, 2008 in Artwork
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My designs for  the Hosting Messaging and Collaboration Solutions (HMC) Contest.  This competition really brought out the best of the other designers giving mine quite a bit of competition. Hopefully mine will come out on top!

When designing this, I completely skipped over the draft sketch.  I found that by doing this I was able to create something that is creative and unique.  Pictured above is the assortment of resulting designs!

Shigalicious Redesigned

Posted: August 24, 2008 in Artwork
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I guess my cow didn’t appeal very much to the people at shigalicious shaved ice. In the end I revamped the entire design due to the previous being ‘eliminated’.  Paying attention to what the design types were eliminated and those that were kept, I came up with these:

There were several designs with palm tree in them.  This is a recreation of those designs with a different twist. I went for the originality with tree giving it a sketchy type feel.

Then I created this with remnants for the previous design.  The friendly members at gave me a few suggestions on how to improve the design.

Those suggestions then lead me to this design. I feel quite accomplished after all of this hard work!

hopefully during the night my designs won’t be eliminated.  I really put alot of effort into redoing them.  Oh well, a competition is a competion. Best of luck to everyone!

Shigalicious Logo Competition

Posted: August 24, 2008 in Artwork
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I’ve entered a competition for the Shiga’licious Shave Ice and Snack Company hosted on After doing a little web research on the company’s background I uncovered that their signature dish is the “Hole-E-Cow.” Therefore I thought it would be appropriate to include a cow within the design.

This is the pre-sketch routine that I go through to plan out the design.  I usually go through about 4-5 different designs then select the most appealing one to work with.  As you can see, this is the second design.

The design is then made into a scalable vector using inkscape.  (I can’t afford illustrator)

Color is added to give the design more appeal.

Then finally a extracted the main logo from the design just in case they wanted to use that alone.

Hopefully my design will appeal to requesting client.  There are a lot of other great entries to choose from. However I think that mine is personally catered to the company.  I don’t see any other designs which took the time out to find out more about what the company is all about.