LOGO & BRANDING – Legacy Financials

This is a basic LOGO & BRANDING project of a financial agency. The client already has an idea, color scheme, and general look. This made my job a little easier. The whole idea is based on a SHIELD. The initial drawing given to me had a distinct shield shape, but as we progressed, we ended up concentrating on the letters L and F but maintained a subtle shield form. The red strip that we incorporated is to identify with the AXA company where they are accredited.

The whole render was made in Adobe Illustrator and then laid out in Adobe Photoshop. We also created a cover photo for social media posting.

BOOK COVER – Covid-19 (Chance, Accident or Judgement)

This is a very controversial book. I did not write this, I just made the cover design.

Let me just say this – Agreeing to take on this project does not mean I also agree with their stand on what the author is saying about the current global pandemic. I am also a Christian, but I do have my own stand in the current issue.

It took me around one and a half hours in conceptualization, image preparation, and actual design. This was made in Adobe Photoshop. Images used are royalty free.

DIGITAL DRAWING – Turned Yellow Application

I had the opportunity to apply for a company who illustrates people in a particular style. If you don’t know what style this is, then I don’t know how to respond to that!

I used Illustrator at first but then moved to Photoshop because the brush tool is more manageable. I could have done better, but it was 3am and I was getting light headed.

I didn’t get the job, but I did have fun. Also, there’s no reason behind the personality I used as my reference. Don’t troll me!

PRINT DESIGN – 24 Hour Preaching Flier

The considerations in making print designs are fully dependent on your client. Mike (pictured in the flier) likes to print full letter sized (8.5 x 11) fliers in full color. I believe he prints these using a digital printer in small quantities.

The initial consideration to this particular piece are the elements – Image of the clock, Image of Mike, Title, content, and footer details. I don’t know why I opted to use a dark background that eventually got revised.

The approved design is the lighter one where you can fully see Mike!

VECTOR DESIGN – Kulot! (curly)

This is my first ever VECTOR ART made in Adobe Illustrator. It took me almost 5 hours (including the steep learning curve of drawing from Photoshop to Illustrator). This was a commissioned artwork that got canceled. The sad reality of the freelance art community.

This piece inspired me to look into the technicalities of vector art. I will continue to post my other artworks as I progress into this specific type of medium!

VECTOR DESIGN – Self Portrait

A SELF PORTRAIT!

Yes, that is me. I took the liberty of taking off some unnecessary layers from my face. The important thing is how I view myself (hahaha… self-love!).

This artwork took less than an hour to create from scratch. I already developed a workflow (thanks to youtube) that I intend to follow and improve as I go down the freehand business. It’s not my cleanest work, but it is the fastest. I guess there’s some advantage in drawing yourself. One of it is that you cringe so much that it motivates you to get it done!

SHIRT DESIGN – I Serve Because I Love

I enjoyed doing this project for a Canadian client of mine because it reflected a piece of my core belief. I am not just a freelance artist, I am also a full time Christian. My driving force in serving, whether in freelance art or in my regular work, is LOVE! The kind of love that is unconditional in nature.

My first concept involved 2 scribbled hands holding each other just above the wrist. I wanted to show a strong bond between two people. I used 2 colors in this piece. The yellow green hand on top signifies the helping hand while the white one below signifies the need for help. The rugged style showed the imperfection of people. The verse was given by the client along with the main words to be spread across the shirt.

The client want a more cleaner look and because it would be harder to prep silk screens with textured elements (harder but not impossible). Eventually, the client told me to scrap the whole hand thing and told me exactly what he wanted! hence, the 1st picture!

Weeeeellll, I’m not mad how it turned out. All in all, the client is still my boss, I got paid, and I enjoyed pushing myself to the limits of my creativity.