My office. My workspace. My nest. It’s all one big, design space needed to unleash the creative mind. There are old prints from Austin artists on the wall, a signed Ray LaMontagne poster from a picturesque concert at the Paramount — all cluttered by rolls of drawings and piles of design books. I thought I’d take a few snapshots and show some of my favorite images and textures.
My client needed a clean, sporty design that was friendly, but still slightly edgy. We were trying to avoid “Dell-blues” and the typical safe, sport blue tones. I selected metal grays and silvers with a pop of red. The theme used to inspire the overall feel, was “Friday Night Lights”, and the feeling obtained by a parent at their child’s game.
The judging for LogoLounge Volume 7, has been completed. This was an incredibly competitive judging session with over 36,000 logos entered for consideration. Austin Logo Designs has been chosen for inclusion in the new book by an international panel of judges. This years panel included, Louise Fili of Louise Fili Ltd, Paul Howalt of Tactix Creative, Gyula Nemeth of Gyula Nemeth, Tom Andries of Today, Regine Stefan of Venturethree, Ken Carbone of Carbone Smolan Agency, James Strange of Bailey Lauerman, and Cesar Hirata of FutureBrand BC&H.
Typically our main focus is provinding logo design, locally. We thrive on helping new, local businesses get off the ground and develop their mark and presence. But, occasionally we are asked to do small, quick jobs on small budgets. For instance, we created this small print ad for a client that was having issues with the previous ad design. The process was as smooth as butter.
After finalizing the cube-like logo for Austin IT Pro, we were commissioned to create custom illustrations for the Point of Sale illustrations used on their website. We also designed the homepage and interior pages for the company. The graphics provided for the illustrations, were a hodge-podge of web snapshots and low-res photos. We imported the images into Illustrator and drew the graphics by hand using a wacom tablet.