May 12, 2010

MY DESIGN: TORTOISE (with my basic design history)

one of those posters again where i was just kinda learning as i went along...

not sure if i've mentioned yet but i'm pretty much self taught. once upon a time i did some BASIC page layout in quark and indesign where i had to make the occasional sales ad space filler or layout the A&E section i was the editor of in a small college newspaper... (PCC) (2003 - 2005?)

back in Tucson,AZ i had made friends with Matt McCoy (DJ/ Graphic Designer) and was always watching and admiring his poster designs wishing i knew how to make them... (2006 - 2007) ( to see some of his stuff)

about 2.4 years ago i moved here to Seattle and with in a month or two i had made friends with Josh (Tigerbeat) and possibly bluffed that i knew..... errr or as my ego may have said back then "hustled" that i knew how to make basic posters... he called my bluff as josh usually does haha... but for whatever reason let me try anyway. (2008)

looking back at my first few tries now hurts my eyes and heart... but kept tryin. kept "husltin." kept "grinDING." eventually got smart and bought a book on photoshop/illustrator and started looking to McCoy and other designer blogs/websites

after that winter i had grown a lot as a designer/promoter/blah blah.. but sparing the details Josh and I stopped workin together yet have remained good friends and he now has a rad designer for all his stuff (wish i remembered the guys name... he seriously kills it)

flash forward to late 2009/now. thanks to a lil faith and good word from friend Blair (bar manager at Neumos) i was asked to do some posters for Neumos through "Market Mistress" Alicia.

since then i've been tryin to step up my game, keep my style fresh and increase my design knowledge. so far i've done calendars, business cards, posters, hand bills and even some ghetto invoice designs haha.

been blessed with this opportunity and plan to take it as far as i can.

wow this turned out to be really long..

thanks for reading and all your support.
(ya'll know who you are.. no more name drops)

hearts and push ups


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