Tag Archives: Design

Taking on Breckenridge Magazine

23 Jul

It’s been a year since I started working on Breckenridge Magazine, so yea… I think it’s about time to post some work from it. The major design change made is the cover. I’ve given it a more updated look. With some creative freedom, I also had some fun with the features. Here’s a few samples. To see more, please visit http://breckmag.com. And don’t forget to pick up a copy if you’re ever in the area!

 

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Asian Film Festival of Dallas Gets a New Look!

20 Jul

This year, I was given the opportunity to design the marketing materials for the Asian Film Festival of Dallas (AFFD). They were open to a complete redesign and gave me creative freedom – what designer doesn’t love that? It was a demanding schedule, but I was up for the challenge!

The first thing I did was update the logo, giving it a clean, contemporary look. I chose new fonts, along with a new color palette (primary: black, white, grey; secondary: red, gold). These styles were then extended to the website and promotional videos for AFFD.

With all the changes and updates approved, I started on the festival program. This, too, received a healthy redesign: from the cover, front of book pages and ad placement, to special section pages, program schedule and film reviews. Response to the new cover layout was overwhelming, but I was even more pleased with AFFD‘s reaction to the new layout of the film reviews and program as a whole. I wanted the reviews to be easy to read, and eye-catching at the same time. With this in mind, compelling movie stills were placed at the top of the page to grab the reader’s attention. Since there was a lot of info for each film, it made sense to lay it all out in a grid-like format. This made it easier to read. Another thing I added was the special premier labels to let festival goers locate premiere films more easily. Once I redesigned the festival program, I then updated the look of AFFD’s VIP badges, flyer, poster, vouchers, ballots, Facebook profile images, and T-shirts.

Fortunately, I was able to attend the festival this year to see all the new marketing materials in person and, finally, to meet the new people I’d been working with. All in all, I think everything was well-received and came out nicely.

If you “love subtitles” like I do, the Asian Film Festival of Dallas (AFFD) runs through July 21st, so it’s still not too late to check it out!

10 Cool Modern Unique Desks

25 Feb

1. Minimal Wall Desk by Orange22Modern

 

2. Katedra office desk by Desnahemisfera

 

3. A33 modern office desk by J&M Furniture

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4. Volna desk by nüvist

 

5. K Workstation by Misosoup

 

 

6. Tank Desk 1.2 by Peter Petersen

 

7. Bulego desk by Abad Diseño

 

8. Walker Desk by Modloft

 

9.Leo Desk by Valsecchi1918

 

10.Goggle Office Desk by Danny Venlet

Elegant Austin Opera Invitation Design

12 Jan

Here’s a recent project I did for Austin Opera. They wanted an elegant invitation designed, along with a reply card, benefits insert, and envelopes. I’m really pleased with how they turned out. Originally, a small floral mask icon was placed above the return address on the envelope. However, to keep the printing cost down, we decided to leave it off. I think it still came out looking great keeping it nice and simple!

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Travel Feature Magazine Design

9 Jan

This is a feature layout I did for The Society Diaries, a high-end glossy magazine. When laying out a feature about a destination, I feel that the pictures should be the focus point and be able to speak for themselves. With this, the opener started with a two-page spread image with just the header and subhead. A few key words were highlighted in a complementary blue to make it a little more interesting than just keeping all the text white. Since the feature was about paradise in Hawaii, I felt it was important to keep the layout clean, simple and breathable. Ideally, I would’ve liked to have another spread just for the island photo shown on the second spread. It’s such a gorgeous photo and it encompasses the beautiful island of Hawaii. Overall, I’m really happy with how the feature turned out!

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10 Cool Modern Desk Lamps

25 Nov

1. Binic Table Lamp by Foscari

2. Sigma 0555 by VIBIA

3. LivingColors Mini LED lamp by Philips

4. Dalu Artemide lamp by Vico Magistretti

5. Urban Creature Glow Gnome by Vitamin

6. Tua Lamp by Foscarini

7. Saily lamp by Skitsch


8. Cobra Table Lamp by Martinelli Luce

9. KOZO3 Lamp by DEMO / design clinic

10. Lego Block Lamp by 25togo

Making Your Bed Just Got Easier!

29 Oct

Let’s face it. Who actually enjoys making their bed every morning?  This contemporary, innovative Zip Bed is designed by the Italian company Florida Furniture. I love the rounded corners. In the morning, just wake up, zip up, and get on with your day!  It comes in three striking color combos: white/red, gray/red, blue/white.

Cool Sleek Catalog Designs

4 Oct

When I went shopping in Taiwan last Fall, I fell in love with the Rado watches.  They’re simple, clean, and… I’m waiting for the right time to get one!  Two weeks ago, I requested a catalog from them online and when I received it, I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the packaging and design.  They definitely did not cut corners with the heavy-stock paper, silver catalog jacket, and casing.  I also love the use of “white” space on each page.  They let the watch/picture speak for itself.  As they say, “Less is More.” I agree! http://www.shoprado.us/





I’ve been furniture shopping lately.  With a love for modern, contemporary designs, I paid a visit to BoConcept downtown Austin.  LOVE LOVE LOVE their pieces! Wish I could buy the whole store!  Everything there is customizable — of course, with a price!  They gave a copy of their catalog when I entered the store.  I got a hold of their catalog from last year so I was super excited to get the newest issue!  They pretty much kept the same format, but did a few infographic-type designs which was cool.  There’s awesome photography throughout, and the print quality on the white glossy, thick-stock paper allows the pieces to really come alive on paper.  www.boconcept.us/