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Art, Design, Marketing, Claude does it all!
Acrylic with glitter tempera details, Heartfelt Understanding features Gilbert Wolfgang, main character of Haunts of Loarne, in a field of hydrangeas, which can convey both heartfelt feelings and understanding in the language of flowers.
New Years 2020
Adobe Illustrator. Each year I send out a card telling my friends and family how my tight-knit circle is doing at home. This year I really wanted to capture the feeling of pulling on a celebration orb like you sometimes see in big cities, without relying too much on hand-cutting.
Course Creator Identity Grab-book
Adobe InDesign. Brand identity is more than 8 pages, of course, but this is a starter guide I threw together to help my peers in a business networking group.
BIGGBY COFFEE Rocks!
Adobe Illustrator. When a director approached me to create a t-shirt for what was going to be a smaller event encouraging owner/operators to open new stores, he wanted me to embrace the "Schoolhouse Rock" look and feel. The design ended up being so popular office-wide that it debuted as an Annual Franchise Meeting swag bag design! I had a lot of fun sneaking in BIGGBY-themed characters and people as much as I could.
Quetzal - Drawing Challenge
Autodesk Sketchbook. Sometimes, I do monthly challenges on Instagram where I do one themed drawing a day. This October, I couldn't choose between Birdtober and Inktober! So naturally, I did both.
Adobe Illustrator. Many years ago, I designed two tea-themed characters as part of a set that was supposed to grow to include four. They range among some of the most popular show-brand material despite their age. So I decided to update and expand the line to button sets, doubling the original intended number.
Defying Limits - BIGGBY
Adobe Illustrator. I am shown here modeling the shirt I'd received, showing off the back, which was the real eyecatch. The AFM committee chair came to me asking to lean into my cartoon-character creating skills and come up with an illustration following the theme of "defying limits".
BIGGBY COFFE Test Flyer
Adobe InDesign. The director of marketing at BIGGBY asked me to test my skills as a designer by creating a test flyer with the redesigned brand and theme (note the font changes compared to your average BIGGBY coupon). I built this from the ground up, even taking photos of the smoothies from diferent angles to see what would work.
Haunts of Loarne Dream Illustration
Corel Painter. The main characters of my webcomic Haunts of Loarne are pictured here in a promotional image for the redesigned copy that I am currently working on.
HoL x BIGGBY Valentines
Adobe Illustrator. The first valentines I created for BIGGBY office use were such a hit that I created another set with characters from my webcomic to communicate the deep connection to people that the brand had decided it was going to focus on.
Interactive Christmas Newsletter
Adobe Illustrator. This was a TON of fun! It was a bit of a challenge to mail since I didn't want to send such tiny pieces cut out, but essentially each recipient got a stand, a tree, and photo "ornaments" to decorate the tree with. Tape not included.
Adobe Illustrator. A group of coworkers, myself included, had decided we wanted to bring the cheer of Valentine's Day to the BIGGBY COFFEE home office. So I created not just 4 but 12 unique designs based on assets such as photos and backgrounds from the portal.
Communications Associate Training Manual
Adobe Illustrator. My supervisor at the time had seen my skills right out the gate despite only having been hired as a Communications Associate myself. So she asked me to redesign the cover for the manual. Fun fact: I also wrote some of the training content at the time.
Wintry Delights Design 3
Watercolor, salt, and acrylic. Inspired by the Peckham art sessions and the instructor's prompt of wintry scenes with watercolor, I decided to take it one more step and paint some arctic animals.
Giving BIGG Button Designs
Mixed media: Adobe Photoshop/Illustrator. Remember those Instagram challenges I mentioned earlier? One of them, titled "Giving BIGG" was a prompt list I came up with, wrote, and executed myself.
Transitional Phases Mural
Outdoor acrylic. A first in ARTISTIC teamwork, I came up with and painted the "sun" character you see in the upper right, sketched the silver child, and painted the man working at the anvil in the lower left.
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