In 2012, BFG was asked to provide Mello Yello with several proposals for new website designs. Appealing to their love of all things retro, my concept featured an illustrated landing page of a college campus known as "The Old School". This illustration would provide navigation for the rest of the site.
BFG also created the online musical competition, “One Track Find”. Contestants uploaded songs to Facebook, which were then voted upon. The top acts got a chance to perform at Rusty’s in Austin, TX, where a final winner was announced and given $25,000.
Alternate "Chalkboard" Theme for Website - About & Contact Pages
The Home Depot
During the summer of 2014, I worked with Group SJR to develop the design, look, and infrastructure for The Home Depot's online magazine "Built From Scratch". I also designed some infographics hosted on the site.
This collection features branding and environmental designs made for Barnes & Noble College’s 2013 Annual Meeting & Back to Campus Show.
Our team set out to create bright, engaging, and fun graphics that pushed beyond Barnes & Noble’s normal comfort zone, appealing to their younger target audience of college students, and promoting their new technology driven products.
I have to be humble, and give credit where credit is due. Steven Noble illustrated Espolón’s incredibly cool labels and Nick Papparone created the fonts and overall branding guidelines for Espolón. These are all layouts, advertising, and general artwork that I merely had the pleasure to work on.
This collection features various promotional materials I made for Charleston, SC’s Burger Babies. Included are menus, ads, flyers and several pieces for special events such as “Flip’n Burger Night” and “Burger Ballot 2012”.
In naming his new solo project, Shane Conerty (formerly of Now You See Them and Leann Grimes) knew that he wanted a name that would both capture his genre-bending "electronic doo wop" and work with my mixed media artwork. Thus "Color Collage" was born. For branding the band, we agreed that it would be best to come up with a consistent logo/seal that could be placed over a series of mixed media collages I made.
Media: Photoshop, Illustrator, Mixed Media Collage
Now You See Them
When my talented friends over at "Now You See Them" asked me to design the album art for their first full length record, I was flattered and immediately jumped at the oppurtunity. Their songs are folksy, nostalgic and fun while remaining humble, emotional, and honest. I wanted to create art work that was as bold and impactful as their music, but with an old-timey and comfortable feel. I began with a limited color scheme and a combination of different original and found images to create a bizarre yet beautiful landscape based off the phrase "As above, so below".
Media: Photoshop, InDesign, Found Images
Leann Grimes was initially created by Shane Conerty as a creative outlet to pay tribute and remix the songs of his favorite emerging indie artists. In his own words, Shane proclaimed, "These albums were inspired by music blogs. And made to show my appreciation for them... The tracks are humble arrangements of bands that I really enjoy and it's my hope that people who enjoy these albums will seek out the bands I've sampled and support them as well."
Minorscratches.com wrote, "LG celebrates the bliss of discovering new music you love and, like his last album, returns the favor to all the artists he (now) loves and the blogs that pointed him in these new directions, by crafting brisk, radio-ready (if radio didn’t suck), bouncy, effervescent, drunk-on-life tracks"
In an attempt to match the upbeat music, I set out to create my own bright, lively artwork that was as mish-mashed and densely layered as the tracks themselves.
Media: Photoshop, Illustrator, Found Images, Acrylic Paint, Hand Made Collage Elements
Mixed Media / Collage
Though I spend more hours in front of a computer screen than I'd like to admit, I always enjoy stepping away from my computer and getting my hands dirty with a variety of different techniques such as collage, painting, and various forms of print making.