vol. 5 issue 3 - May 2022

J.V. Hilliard

2021-PRESENT

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

2017

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:

- Corporate logo
- Branded mug
- Business cards


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Marissa Festa

2014

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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Social Media Graphics

2010-PRESENT

In Late 2010 I started a Wordpress blog to celebrate a few of the things that I love most in this world: sharing my creativity and The Pittsburgh Penguins. I wrote post-game articles, team analytics, opinion pieces, and other stories of interest. As my grad school preparations began free time was at a premium so I transitioned it into a Facebook page. At its zenith ThePensandthepen had a reach of several thousand unique viewers per post.

Deliverables:

- Team, player, and league themed graphics
- Promotional products
- Fanbase engagement and interaction
- Comment moderation


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Typography & Product Design

2012-PRESENT

An assortment of typography projects and product mockups that I've done for professional, educational, and hobby reasons. 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
- Band posters


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