Cal State San Marcos

Graphic Design

Portfolio so far…

Click the link for a few examples of work I have in my growing portfolio

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FUNES DIGITAL ART CONTEST

I have been chosen by the Cal State faculty to be the coordinator for the 2012 Funes Digital Art Contest. Here is the poster I created for the event.

 


Minimalist Portraits

Here are some Minimalist Portraits I made of myself and my friends. I was inspired by the artist Ali Jabbar. These were all done in Adobe Illustrator.


Silence and Noise Art Event

Here is the poster I made that will be used for the Silence and Noise multidisciplinary art event here at Cal State San Marcos on Friday Dec. 9th.

 


Switching up Logos

Here’s a recent project I made for my Process of Art class.  I took popular company logos and flipped flopped them with competitor’s logos in Adobe Illustrator.


Vinyl Wraps

I recently started working as the graphic designer for Vinyl Graphic Solutions, a company that offers a range of services from vinyl car wraps, brochures, business cards, and much, much more.  We just wrapped a F-250 and a Jeep Wrangler with my designs. Here are some photos that I took of the finished work.  Check out the website here http://www.vgsgraphix.com/

 


My Latest Book: Design and Photography


Cloveready CGI

These CGI batteries were done by Derk de Wit from Zuidbroek, The Netherlands.  Derk liked my Cloveready batteries logo I made, seen here, and used it to create these cool CGI batteries. My original design is a play on the Eveready batteries logo. The program he used is called VUE 6 Infinite.


Type Specimen Book

Type Specimen


Bitmapped Letterforms


Calendar Grid

calendar


Connecting the Dots

making connections


Luiseño Landscapes Poster

PDFS

Luiseno Landscapes rgb


Tagxedo Logo

This is a stylistic word cloud made using the website Tagxedo.com .  I used the most common words found on my blog to create a word cloud of my shark logo.


Making Connections Updated

Here is an updated version of the Making Connections assignment.  I decided to do a list of the top things I’ve wanted for Christmas every year since 1992 when I was 5 years old.  Each Christmas Ornament represents a year range.


Long List of 40

For my list I chose the top 40 golf courses in America according to Golf.com

 


Point/Counterpoint


Progressive Variables: Round 6 and 7

progressive variables 6

progressive variables 7


Menu of Options

This assignment had us re-create a local restaurant menu using only a grid format. It was an assignment  focused on visual hierarchy.  I chose a menu from North County: Tavern + Bowl.

Specifications were:  Use 2 fonts only (like a serif and sans serif) and up to 3 colors.   No images were allowed.  I bended the rules and added a ransom like font, but only for the name of

the restaurant and not in the menu items themselves.

 


Progressive Variables: Round 5

progressive variables 5


CSUSM International Fair Posters

Final Draft of my International Fair Poster.

20″ x 30″

 

8.5″ x 11″

 

 

Rough Draft


Progressive Variables: Round 4

progressive variables 4


Facts at Hand

A poster with facts about me and what’s important to me.  Font used is Trajan Pro.

 


Progressive Variables: Round 3

progressive variables 3