DESIGN

Rivas Construction

This is a logo I redesigned for a client that was looking to refresh his company. He was beginning to use social media more frequently and wanted a new modern take on an old logo. My client holds his Guatemalan culture dear, and I wanted to make sure that it was still the focus of the design. I studied the Guatemalan pyramid, the Great Jaguar of Tikal, and simplified it to a shape that would be able to be translated from a small business card, to a large commercial truck or even a website advertisement.

Tools: Sketchbook, Photoshop, Illustrator

Rivas Construction Logo
Rivas Construction Logo

This was my redesign of a logo for a local contractor. He came to me with a logo he got years ago, and wanted a modern update. He was looking into rebranding and bringing his company onto social media. This was initially sketched and created by hand with the pen tool in Illustrator.

Truck Customization
Truck Customization

This is a mock-up of a truck design that may come to life soon! I created this for the client, so they can get a feel for the design on the company vehicle. I created this on Illustrator.

Rivas Construction Business Cards
Rivas Construction Business Cards
Brainstorming
Brainstorming

I start off most of my logos in my sketchbook to begin the brainstorming process. Once I am happy with the concept, I will bring it into Photoshop or Illustrator for refinement.

Further Refinement in Photoshop
Further Refinement in Photoshop

For this logo, I brought my sketch into Photoshop and began to clean up my concept. I have the pyrimd inspiration (cropped off) on the top, and the old logo at the bottom. I kept it as a reference, since the client wanted it to look similar, but modernized.

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YNZ Marketing +Media

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I created this logo for my husband and his new business venture he is currently developing. YNZ Marketing + Media aims to help local businesses update their marketing and sales practices. He has a range of services such as: drone photography, video editing, social media advertising, and marketing consultation. He requested for this logo to be inspired by the Aztec symbol called, Olin. Seeing this symbol reminded me of a drone, which made it a very interesting project! He wanted something that was modern, but gave a nod to history. I created two versions to adapt to his wide range of services.

Tools: Photoshop, Illustrator

YNZ Marketing + Media (vertical)
YNZ Marketing + Media (vertical)
YNZ Marketing + Media (horizontal)
YNZ Marketing + Media (horizontal)
Brainstorming / Sketches
Brainstorming / Sketches
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ILLUSTRATION

 

Chalk Art

Kitchen Cabinet Interiors
Kitchen Cabinet Interiors

These are a collection of doors I designed, close ups of these doors are in the next 3 photos. I am planning to do a photoshoot of the doors once they are installed and the client completes renovations in her kitchen! Stay tuned!

Bar Cabinet Door
Bar Cabinet Door
Coffee Cabinet Door
Coffee Cabinet Door
Tea Cabinet Door
Tea Cabinet Door
Meat Cuts Cabinet Door
Meat Cuts Cabinet Door

My client allowed me to design this door differently, and let me decide on colors and layout. I hand painted these designs using acrylics and applied gold leaf details throughout this door. (All the other doors are created with chalk.)

Spice Cabinet Door
Spice Cabinet Door
Spice Cabinet Door
Spice Cabinet Door
Baking Cabinet Door
Baking Cabinet Door
Baking Cabinet Door
Baking Cabinet Door
Sketches
Sketches
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A regular client came to me with a very cool project to overhaul the interior of her kitchen cabinets with chalk art. We both agreed that "permanent chalk" did not look very good compared to good ol' chalk. I initially designed the images in Photoshop and transferred them to the doors after applying chalkboard paint. It is sealed with hairspray, which is not 100% permanent, but preserved the chalk texture unlike any other products researched.

Tools: Photoshop, chalk, white pastel chalk, hairspray, chalkboard paint, gold leaf,

acrylic paint, primer

 

*I am planning to take better photos of the doors once the kitchen is completed with renovations, stay tuned!

Book Illustration

I met a local author while out painting a mural, that had written an adorable story with his wife, called the Lonely Little Bumbershoot. This lovely couple came to me with a blank book and a wonderful work ethic. I sketched out the concepts of each page on paper and finalized it in Photoshop. I had free range to create anything, except the cover design was a collaborative effort. It is my first book and won't be the last!

Tools: Photoshop, Cintiq

 Written by Jeff x Brenda Edwards

 

Illustrated by Brise Birdsong

the Lonely Little Bumbershoot

Transported halfway around the world from the wonderfully rainy streets of London, a little green umbrella finds himself in a strange city where the sky is almost always clear. Cast aside by the boy who once loved him, the Lonely Little Bumbershoot will never know happiness again. Or will he? A poignant tale of love, loss, and the journey toward a new life.

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