Deprivation Doomsday 2017

Deprivation is a local cross fit gym in Columbus, GA. This is their 5th annual of their Doomsday event, a day of intense workout challenges and fun. This year, the team wanted the event to be bigger and better and needed a tee and tank design to match for the event, the athletes and staff. The theme needed to represent the intensity of the event and the powerful men and women participating. Sounds like superheroes to me...

Why'll this first design was definitely intense and poster ready. The design didn't really d demonstrate the power of the men and women athletes participating. So it was time to hit the sketchbook and do something a little more custom.

Why'll this first design was definitely intense and poster ready. The design didn't really d demonstrate the power of the men and women athletes participating. So it was time to hit the sketchbook and do something a little more custom.

First thing was taking inspiration from dynamic comic posters featuring three of the most diverse and power-packed superheroes in the game. Sketching and inking was done using the Sketchbook Pro program.

First thing was taking inspiration from dynamic comic posters featuring three of the most diverse and power-packed superheroes in the game. Sketching and inking was done using the Sketchbook Pro program.

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This final product was loved by the client and their participants. We ended up with a beautiful and intense design, perfect for any athlete looking to destroy their obstacles. 

This final product was loved by the client and their participants. We ended up with a beautiful and intense design, perfect for any athlete looking to destroy their obstacles. 

Sugar Skulls Round 1

So with the holiday coming up I wanted to give a go at drawing something that I've intrigued by for awhile. Sugar Skulls. I love the meaning and festivities of Dia de los Muertos and especially love the wide variety of designs that come with sugar skulls and I wanted to throw my own spin on things.

With that said, my first go at this design did not turn out the way I wanted, but I thought I should still post. Hopefully round 2 will be MUCH better. #diadelosmuertos #sugarskull #drawing #colorpencil

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From Design to Print

These Pack 373 shirts are my first freelance job in this new city! It never gets old seeing a design go from a bunch of data on a computer to real world product and these came out great! Atlanta Shirt Shop did a amazing job printing these!

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"Heavy is the Head" Tshirts

Finally premiering these bomb "Heavy is the Head" designs that I've been dying to get out there. Now available in the Print Shop store for both men and women. 

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{Creative Workshop} Challenge 02: Easy as ABC

{Challenge} Design a typeface that will be composed from elements in the world around you. Assemble your 26 characters alphabet using only found objects or environments. Letters may be documented through collage, photography, photocopying, digital illustration and other appropriate mediums. {120 minutes}

Sooo this challenge was hella harder than the title leads you to believe. At first when you read it you think "Done! I've got this.", but if you're as manic as I am you start to realize there are an infinite amount of ways to do this project and just how terrifying that is. The challenge says to only take 120 minutes but with work, going back and forth on design and overall life, this took a good month to accomplish! Well I should say it took a month to sit down and get it done and about two days to actually finish it.

When I finally DID decide on a concept I went a bit out of the guidelines, because of doing these challenges was to boost my creativity as a graphic designer so it only seemed right to do this in that medium. (If you decide to take this challenge too, I definitely encourage you to do it in a medium that you really want to explore). I decided to take the letters and match them to watercolor illustrations (because watercolor is life) of things that they start with. The hardest part was running through my vocabulary for images to use. I didn't want to use the first objects that came to mind i.e A for apple and B for boat, so I ran through multiple possibilities and really challenged my brain for objects that could be easily illustrated, but still not the so basic. With that said there were a lot of images that I either had to bite the bullet and go basic with either because I couldn't find matching images that I was happy, or for some there were just images that I wanted over others and for a lot there just wasn't a lot of images available. Z and X for example were rough!

All in all I'm very happy with the results. I created something that is unique to my medium and what I like, its interesting and vibrant which you can't go wrong with (color is also life). This was definitely a creative challenge for my vocabulary and in finding the best ways to format and display the letters and images so that BOTH are highlighted. There was a lot of manipulations with the pen tool and pathfinder that had to be done in the process and if anything I got really acquainted with the Pen tool and Pathfinder. After everything is said and done I'm happy I was finally able to do this change and even happier that I able to finish it. Give it a try and see what amazing things you come up with.




Hey Valentine! Greeting Cards

Hey Gurl Studios is getting all fluffy inside, with its line of Valentine's Day Cards. Introducing Hey Valentine!

Looking for something unique to give your special other(s) this Valentine's Day? Look no further than the Hey Valentine line of custom greeting cards, featuring fun, flirty, and totally adorable designs and inscriptions perfect for both friends and lovers. 

This card is sized 4.25 x 5.5 when folded, making it the perfect size to hand out personally or mail out to that long distance love. Visit Hey Gurl Studios to either buy the cards individually or to buy your own 3 card pack! 

This Valentine's Day, don't pick up a generic card from the store. Pick up a fun and fresh greeting card from Hey Gurl Studios and spread the love!

Black and Gold Party Flyers

Party/Event Flyers are now at Hey Gurl Studios!

When you want to turnout an amazing party or event that they'll be talking about next week, you need a flyer that'll stand out above the others. A party flyer is the appetizer to a main course of what should be an epic event. so serve up some serious promotion and really draw in a crowd with an amazing flyer design that's sure to turn heads  and get the party started!

2016 is going to be a year of Gold. Celebrate with these stunning flyer designs! 
Click here to Celebrate in Gold!

Hey Gurl Studios

It's finally done! Hey Gurl Studios is finally open on Etsy!

Incredible and unique invitations, save the date designs are now available! I would adore it if you guys could visit the store, check out the merchandise and let me know what you think. I made the store to bring unique designs to an equally unique and modern audience, so your feedback is more than appreciated, reviews even more so, lol. The store is small now, but I'm growing fast with new ideas ready to go!

Here are some of my favorite designs featured in the store. Customization is available. New designs will be added regularly so keep checking out the store.

https://www.etsy.com/shop/HeyGurlStudio?ref=hdr_shop_menu

 

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