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SAMPLE PROJECTS

Large-Format Poster for Trade Show Booth, CES Taipei Taiwan 2006

POSTER FOR COMPUTEX

Large-Format Poster for Trade Show Booth, CES Taipei Taiwan 2006

POSTER FOR COMPUTEX

Variable Data Advertisement Design

VARIABLE DATA PRINT ADS

Magazine Advertisement for HOVR, featured in XG VAS Magazine, New Delhi, India

HOVR MAGAZINE AD

Trade Show Booth Design for M7 Networks

M7 TRADE SHOW BOOTH

Folder Design, Project Management

IDS FOLDER DESIGN

Kanoa's Brochure Design

KANOA'S BROCHURE DESIGN

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AllianceTag Website: eCommerce Interface

ALLIANCE TAG WEBSITE

Porsche Vehicle Decal Artwork

PORSCHE VEHICLE DECAL

Learnsoft Catalog Cover Designs

BRAND INDEX | LEARNSOFT

Artwork for Course Catalogs

Catalog Cover Design for Learnsoft : Galaxy Artwork
Catalog Cover Design for Learnsoft : Galaxy Artwork
Catalog Cover Design for Learnsoft : Diamond Illustration

Coursebook Cover for San Diego County

Coursebook Cover Design for San Diego County

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

Among the many projects developed for Learnsoft starting in 2000 were a series of course catalog cover designs. I also designed the interior layouts but the cover artwork was the most time-consuming part of each project.

Catalog Cover Design Sphere Detail

For these catalogs we decided to print in two PMS spot colors ? a blue and teal which were drawn from the new logo which had recently been designed. This was an economical choice which yielded vivid and well-branded catalog cover designs which matched the website and other web-based training modules I was developing at the same time.

A series of five catalogs covers were designed over the course of a year. Each was built on original artwork I sketched out in detailed pencil and pen and ink before starting the final work in Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and Quark XPress.

See a Photo of all Five Catalogs

Learnsoft Catalog Design : Galaxy Detail

The galaxy design on the left was probably the most labor-intensive catalog design of this series. It required hours of careful stippling in Adobe Photoshop to develop intricate nebula, tiny stars and distant galaxies.

In contrast, the diamond cover design involved drawing and airbrushing numerous vector-based geometric shapes with the work evenly split between Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop.

HIGH-QUALITY PRINTING

Learnsoft Catalog Cover Design

For high-quality and precision printing I create all graphics in very high resolution. I aim for 350 and 400 dpi (dots per inch) for images as a rule, with film and printer line screen preferably closer to 200 lpi (lines per inch). Of course it does depend on the printer’s specification and capabilities, but the sharper the better. The drawback to print is that the CMYK color gamut is more limited in the total range of color that can be displayed, compared its on-screen counterparts like RGB (Red, Green and Blue) or HSB (Hue, Saturation and Brightness) which produce more realistic colors.

Pantone improved upon this by introducing the Hexachrome printing processes with two additional printing inks (orange and green) to increase the range of possible colors. Nowadays, limitations inherent with reflective inks are being remedied with RGB print processes that expose photographic paper with laser light to produce eye-popping, realistic color images. I've used this method for one of M7's trade show booth posters and the results are stunning. As far as I know, this technology is only being used on large-format print jobs like posters, billboards and trade show booths because the rendering process is slow compared to high-speed digital and offset printing.

As expected, the final catalogs printed beautifully and without a glitch. Even back in 2001 and 2002 I was a consummate printing professional and technically scrupulous graphic designer.

SAN DIEGO COURSEBOOK COVER

Although it's not part of this series, this coursebook cover design for San Diego County is included here. Tens of thousands of these were printed up for dozens of courses offered to San Diego County employees trained in a variety of computer-based tasks. It followed the Learnsoft branding it seemed to fit here.

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