For this series, “The Child of the Erinyes”, the characters in the story have been represented by statues from antiquity. The cover photos were all taken from the public domain and I manipulated the lighting and color to add just the right amount of drama appropriate for each book. Book 1, The Year-God’s Daughter by Rebecca Lochlann. Book 2, The Thinara King by Rebecca Lochlann. Book 3, In the Moon of Asterion by Rebecca Lochlann.
“Sultana” by Lisa Yarde. I enjoy title design very much and this is another one in which I focused a lot on it. I sampled lots of scripts relevant to the time period and and came up with something that felt just right for the story. The front covers of “Sultana” and “Sultana’s Legacy” were made by compositing 19th century Orientalist paintings. The front cover of the Omnibus is all me doing the illustration thing. Fabricating the textures, architectural elements, reflections, and leaves blowing in the wind on this one was really fun.
“The Burning Candle” by Lisa Yarde.
The King Must Die by N. Gemini Sasson. I did quite a bit of photo manipulation on this cover. This guy’s cheek was covered in sand and I had to create a velvet texture to match his cape. We needed just a bit more room for Gemini’s name down there.
“Hang On” by Nell Gavin. Though this story is set in an energetic world of Rock and Roll, it’s a rather introspective tale of a young girl’s struggle with her own mental health. The goal in designing this cover was to capture all of the energy of a rock concert without detracting from that. This was accomplished by showing the anticipatory moments before the show, subduing it with that cool blue tone and having it shot through with an electric shock of pink to direct attention at the source of the real action.
These images I made to be inserted into email promotions that mail 4 -5 times weekly. These are only a few examples of an ongoing project that started in 2007. As often as possible, I try to maintain a uniform look in each offer so that recipients feel a degree of familiarity and then every 4-6 months give them a fresh design. You will notice below that the latter offers have dropped the logo and header in order to simplify the feel. Beneath each of these graphics would be the fine print containing offer details and restrictions.
This is a variant cover for “Artemis Rising” by Cheri Lasota. We really wanted the moonstone pendant to feel powerful, as though it were filling up with moonlight. This effect is further magnified by placing it in a position where it takes the place of and eclipses the moon. Then, just so there’s no doubting its power, I set it on fire with that mystic, blue aura.
This was a fun one. I got to paint everything you see here. And just as an internet bonus, here’s a version that I enjoyed, but didn’t make the final cut…
This QR code was designed to promote the release of the book, “Dandelions” by Jeremiah Telzrow from publisher Spirehouse Books. In the poster below, each of the smaller QR codes drifting off contain different taglines from the book. Also below are several different concepts pieces for supporting point of sale material.
This custom QR code was designed for a nursery to be used on price lists, letterhead, and print advertisements.
Custom QR code design for Cheri Lasota’s novel “Artemis Rising”. Used on various advertising materials.
These are various digital sketches that I’ve done just for fun.
Logo Concepts for MWD/LWD directional drilling company. They sell the machinery that transmits information for mapping and directing drilling equipment, hence the drill bit with broadcasting lines. Also the owners requested a fish with sharp teeth, as they are all avid fishermen. The third design is, of course, based on a compass.
This logo was done for author Kristen Taber for her press logo. It’s a combination of two symbols which mean a lot to her personally, the celtic knot and the lotus blossom.
This brochure with custom folds is designed to close into a propeller shape. The finished piece would include a DVD and coupons.
These were done for fun and promotion for my freelance business.
Custom Folding Brochure
These are illustrations that appear throughout “Artemis Rising” by Cheri Lasota. Also shown here is the title design for the original cover of the book. The author wanted the drawings to look as if they’d been done on a beach with materials that could have been gathered in such an environment. The title design reflects the undulating motion of waved crashing in a storm.
This is a sneak peek at what will be coming in the next few days as I get my portfolio images resized and decide just how to showcase them. It’s not all that impressive now, but just give me a few days and I will have decided what goes where. Are you as excited as I am?! Probably not, but boy am I excited about this!
This logo was done for a wonderfully talented photographer (who, full disclosure, just happens to be my lovely wife) and harkens back to the glamorous days of 1950′s cinema. Back before we new how weird celebrities can be.
Logo designs for a lawn maintenance company: Alternate: