vol. 5 issue 3 - May 2022

J.V. Hilliard

J.V. Hilliard is a Pittsburgh-based fantasy novelist. He initially asked for a logo and a website. It soon expanded into designing promotional products as well as marketing and design consulting.

Deliverables:

- Monogram and logotype
- Redesigned and rebuilt website
- Website graphics including regional and family sigils
- MailChimp newslettter design & implementation
- Promotional products including, but not limited to:
- business cards
- convention banners
- monogram authentication stamp
- mousemats
- book bags

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J.J. Bosley

J.J. Bosley and his accounting firm is an institution in the Chatham Village neighborhood of Pittsburgh. He is well-known and well-regarded for his gregarious and outgoing personality. He asked me to create a logo to be used on letterhead, stationery, business cards, and as an email signature. I was given complete creative control with one sole directive: avoid kitschy or gimmicky symbolism. No gold; no dollar signs etc.

Deliverables:

- logo
- branded mug
- business cards


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Marissa Festa

One of my closest friends and confidants, Marissa Festa, is also an incredible local voice talent. I've been nagging her for years to cut a demo reel. I decided to create some album art to encourage her.

Deliverables:

- Album art
- Concert photo edit
- 3D Mockup
- Product design


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ThePensandthepen

In Late 2010 I started a blog to celebrate a few of the things that I love most in this world: flexing my creativity and The Pittsburgh Penguins. As grad school preparations began I transitioned it into a Facebook page.

Deliverables:

- Product design
- Player & team artwork
- Desktop and mobile wallpaper art
- Fanbase engagement and interaction
- Comment moderation


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Typography & Product Design

An assortment of typography projects and product mockups. A mix of professional, educational, and hobby projects; you'll see Adobe design entries, product mockups, and other random things that didn't fit in the other categories.

Deliverables:

- Print ad layouts
- Experimental typography
- 3D package design
- Web design
- Band posters
- Phone & PC Wallpapers


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Animation & Kinetic Typography

Random After Effects projects. Animation - and especially kinetic typography - is something I've always thought was quite a bit of fun. While I'm still relatively new to it, it's something I'm finally able to spend a lot more time on. I'd like to get more into Adobe Animate too. When I do, those projects will appear here.

Deliverables:

- Kinetic typography

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