Posts Tagged ‘Graphics’


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ThatZak – Doodled!

Posted: March 24, 2009 in Doodles
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Thatzak. He’s an okay kid. I couldn’t draw a bag of chips so I replaced it with a paper. No further comments.

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

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.

Invader Zim

Posted: September 7, 2008 in Artwork
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Dunn Dunn Dunn! It’s invader Zim and he’s taking over Jessetalks!

My friend Scott (Yes the same one from words session four), is a tad obsessed with Invader Zim. He won’t admit it to your face though. I just know it’s something that’s concealed under his skin. And just to clear things up, not all my friends are as abnormal as Scott is. 😛

Anyway I’m glad to present you with a three piece Zim collection.  I’ll be doing a few how-to-draws later on.  The characters are quite simple to draw in reality. Anyone with a basic sense of shape and design will be able to draw them nicely with a little guidance.

Post a comment about if you would prefer a video tutorial, or just a basic text/image tutorial.

The Unfinished Face Project

Posted: September 5, 2008 in Artwork
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I began this project months ago and never got around to finishing it.  Probably never will either.

Basically a friend from a forum which has closed its doors now asked me to create a some pixel art of her in this pose.  As you can see the job was nearly completed but fell through.  I’m quite proud of this unfinished work of art because it was my first attempt at drawing pixel art style.

You are welcome to try and finish this image up.  It really only needs the hands and a bit of hair. (I suppose that’s easier said then done; hence my neglect of the project)