Here’s the final project I turned in last Monday in my Publication Design class at the School of Visual Arts…I wouldn’t say I completely happy, but if I look back at my very first page and cover design for this project, back in September, I came a long way…but I’m still making my way. As long as I’m loving it, it all becoming a learning process, don’t you agree? Continue reading
As I’m studying and crafting the department layouts, I decided to take a look at a few magazines that I like a lot to see how they do their layouts. It helps to learn the structure of not only a magazine overall, but also how they handle individual departments like columns and features.
Here’s a look at the Vanity Fair department layouts: Continue reading
I was asked to design a logo and a business card for the independent lawyer and mediation/consulting specialist. The goal was to design something that is ‘friendly’ looking (taken it’s a mediation process, where the parties already feel frustrated, angry, anxious, unsettled), but that would also look professional and convey the ‘services’. So, how do you design a logo for a lawyer?
Having conducted enough of the research, looking what’s been done before, what images & colors have been used to associate with this kind of services, and to dis-include all of it.
If you’ve ever designed a logo/branding for law services, you’d probably have seen the many boring, expected designs out there. I wanted to stay away from those very obvious images. You can’t even imagine how many of the scales images are being used as a logo for the law/mediation services.
So, I wanted it clean, subtle, friendly, positive and, in a way, neutral. Here’s what I’ve come up with and what the client ended up using: (dismiss the colors, as it was something vey flexible and changeable) Continue reading