Here is a nice resource for everything Adobe CS. Lots of great tutorials. Best of all, they are free! Above is a tutorial I did over the weekend.
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
I want to give the Taster's Choice package a fresh, updated look. My hope is to give it an air of sophistication. While instant coffee is certainly about on-the-go convenience, it shouldn't feel as if you are sacrificing on quality and flavor. The package should reflect that sentiment.
I have to admit, I am having a hard time getting away from that "red Folgers look." I need to separate myself from the preconceived idea of what a grocery store coffee brand is suppose to look like and start thinking more in terms of a quaint, little coffee shop that people stop at to meet up with a friend.
Friday, November 20, 2009
This layout involves two parts, an outer sleeve and an insert designed to hold the coffee packets. The idea is to emphasize the portability of the product: "Tuck this in your bag, and you're good to go."
The overall concept will be a marriage of two seemingly contradictory ideas:
The package itself will suggest quick, convenient, and portable.
The design on the package will suggest "stop, enjoy life, celebrate your day, etc."
A one part layout, again emphasizing convenience.
Friday, November 13, 2009
I think these are just great! What a great gift for the designer in your life! (hint, hint)
Here are some mugs with color swatches of different shades of brown printed on the inside top of the mugs, so you add just the right amount of cream to match your particular shade of brown.
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Wow... where do I start? Death by type. Wait! What about all that unused space around the "drop?" Surely they forgot to mention something!
I love the use of color and whimsey. The fun shapes suggest the soup itself while hinting at "organic" and "nature."
Beautiful design with simple concentric circles. Nice, soft color palette creates a relaxing mood.
The use of fruit imagery suspended in water indicated by air bubbles seems to say "fresh."
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Monday, November 9, 2009
My final design for the 2010 Georgia Apple Festival in Ellijay. My goal was to create an event poster that was consistent with the nature and feel of the festival itself (cloggers, country quilts, and Georgia apples of course) but with a fresh, contemporary, and perhaps more universal appeal.
Friday, November 6, 2009
Thursday, November 5, 2009
My goal with designing a poster for the 2010 Georgia Apple Festival is to capture the excitement of good ol' southern family fun. The Apple Festival has a definite "country" feel, and I want to embrace that aspect, but in a fresh, updated look.