Long-Term Signage

Displays or banners that are meant to stay up for long periods of time don’t involve pricing. These are some examples of that line of work.

2016 Bar & Event Banners

In my second year making marketing materials for Anheuser-Busch Sales of Washington, I continued to make a lot of specific event banners for bars.

2015 Bar & Event Banners

The majority of the time I’m at AB, I am creating large banners to paper the area. Whether they be to display specials for a bar, pricing at a convenience store, or mark the time and place of an event, these banners are meant to stand out. These are some of the banners I created in my first year there.

Wrapping Coolers: C-Store Wall Art

The first thing that happened when I got hired as a Graphic Designer for Anheuser-Busch, was the loss of Constellation brands. Constellation owns many of the popular Mexican beers such as Corona and Modelo, so we had to quickly replace those brands’ decor with signage from another of our brands. This involved creating more than 60 separate cooler wraps- wall signage meant to be permanent/stay up for at least a year that surrounds the coolers in convenience stores. Below are some of my cooler wrap designs that went up around the Seattle area:

 

Corporate Marketing Design Internship

Straight out of college, I took a graphic design/technical writing internship with cable company Northland Communications. There I worked alongside a marketing team of 4 other people to create their web and print marketing campaigns. I was treated like just another employee, but with the opportunity to ask for feedback and gain expertise in marketing for a large corporation from the Lead Designer on the team.

Tools I learned to work with during this internship included image database websites such as depositphoto.com, and also how to create ads for tv- motion graphics and plain zap ads.

Book Resumé

In 2014 one of my friends became an author. She’s also a professional portrait photographer and one of my many inspirations in life, so when she asked me to help her layout the resume for her book to sell to publishers, I said yes.

I like to think that this project, though short and sweet, was a culmination of all the layout knowledge I had gained while at University. She sent the pictures she wanted me to use, and the wording, and I was asked to make it look visually appealing. Within the 48 hour turnaround she gave me, I came up with this:

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I’ve redacted her personal contact information for privacy’s sake, but feel free to check out her website- it’s filled with loads of blog entries filled with helpful advice and observations.

This version is not actually the final one she took to the writers conference she was headed to, but it is the version that I was most pleased with. I don’t mind that clients have different ideas than I do about what looks good, I will always create versions to my liking and theirs, because more options is never a bad thing. Often times I find that we’ll end up combining the two concepts.