A few recent digital design pieces that I’ve created recently.
The work done for this year’s event was pretty evenly split between large print and digital pieces.
Below are a few examples of digital graphics. Multiple sizes and dimensions were made for varying platforms, emails and infographics.
Lately I’ve been creating Prezi training presentations for DirecTV to train their customer service agents on the various upgrades they can offer customers. This has been a great opportunity to delve into the world of Prezi creation and get much better at it. I’ve always worked a lot in presentation design, but I have a renewed passion for it with more updated design methods such as Prezi. It’s fun to take something new and find all the ways to make it work.
I’m working on some updates to this website for the new year. I’m hoping to make it all much more visually interesting and less minimalist as it has been. I’ve also been working out some strategy for the year to be more involved in the website and blog throughout the year and not just blogging when something strikes my fancy.
Getting my tools out and making changes!
Sooo, I have finally migrated all of my online creative content to this site. And, by so doing, hope to make this a much more robust website. So please be sure to hold me to it. I had played around with a few new designs for the site, but in the end, I returned back to the existing design.
My design portfolio is now live on the site here.
I will be adding some more galleries around of both my graphic design and fine art photography soon. Stay tuned!
It’s been kinda slow around the site recently. I’m working on a new body of work that I photographed two years ago and is now getting ready to be on display. These are some black and white landscapes from the northwest U.S. I am really excited about them and can’t wait to show you all.
Here’s a (differently formatted) teaser…
I’ve been inspired, through some of the iphone projects at hand to revisit some work I’ve done over the last five years and look at it with a new vision. The first of these is some telescope portraits I did in Washington state. Looking West is the small collection of these images. I have many more that I’m working on bringing together in new ways and I hope to have these posted quite soon. Let me know what you think about this new work.
I finally got a chance to get back out and work on some more photographs. I haven’t been able to in way too long. It was a very inspired outing and I got some great images. I have added three new photographs to the Notions of Eden collection. I’m very excited about them and the show as a whole. Below is one of the newest images that’s actually going to be considered an outtake It will not be part of the show, but I like it nonetheless. It is also representative of something I rarely do as it’s a composite image.
While I was making a 2 minute exposure (actually of one of the new pieces that made the cut) I was looking around and just behind me was a goose perched on her nest. Right there beside the parking area. She was extremely still and I took a long exposure of her that came out sharp. Of course, she was probably trying to sleep and here was this crazy guy checking her out. She was quite beautiful I must say.
I was at my local library this afternoon picking up a book I had reserved (Patti Smith’s Just Kids). Unfortunately, I didn’t see much promotion for NLW 2011. So I am taking that matter under my wing.
I urge everyone to go check out (a book at) their local library!
I’ve decided to start a blog series on what inspires me in this world. What follows is my first go at this. I see this being slightly different in subsequent posts than what’s below, but this is where we begin.
When I began my art career, I was working in the two mediums of painting and photography. I love the process of both of these. Painting with oils gives you a lot of time to work to make the paint say what you want it to. It’s very much similar to working in a darkroom exposing the image onto paper. Dodging, burning working the image in every spot to make it just so. Even the action of changing pixels on the computer is the same. (The best Â – absolute best – part of working digitally is that I no longer have to contend with dust. Ever!)
To this end, I have always sought ways to combine the actions of painting and photographing. For my university exit show I produced a body of work in which I had made my own negatives and taken portraits. I thickly coated emulsion on old, cleared negative sheets and made long exposure portraits. It was a fun process, but quite expensive and time consuming. The results were great. It was the first time I felt that I had accomplished my goal of integrating photography and painting. In that, it was a success and I was happy about it. I’ve put an example of this work at the bottom of this article.
One of my two most favorite painters is Gerhard Richter. He has no real peer in his work. Though he has greatly inspired later generations. To me, his soft paintings are the visual equivalent to my favorite type of music, shoegazer. His work combines the soft dreamy with the loose fuzziness. I realise that these are vague terms and aren’t necessarily applicable to every piece. This is just an analysis of how my brain interprets what I see, hear and feel and how that translates into what I do with that information artistically. I think this all relates to my larger fascination with German Expressionism and Romanticism at large. Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein is the same. It’s a very beautiful ugliness.
This does not necessarily translate into the art I produce, but it’s at the heart of what drives me to produce art. I would say that, of all the work in my catalogue, it best relates to Notions of Eden and the aforementioned portrait series.