Monday, August 31, 2009

New Logo Design for Simple Touch

This project was challenging. I needed to come up with an image/logo that represented both massage and organizing. The job became easy when I hired her to organize my office. Once my office was cleared out and organized I felt as light as a feather. I started brainstorming images that gave the impression you were floating away. With massage and organization you can feel this way. A few things came to mind but what stuck was the image of a dandelion floating away. With that in mind I went to work with some ideas. These were my initial ideas. #1 using a dandelion that went to seed in the background with the words over. #2 I was visually describing chaos and calm with the scribble and light faded circle. #3 The fluid S was to show tension floating away. #4 My favorite idea, 3 graphic dandelions floating in the wind. And #5 was a variation on #3.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Inspiration Board

This is an inspiration board that hangs above my computer. I look at it while I work. I am inspired to create from my passions, from my past and my future. #1 My favorite sports graphic, an ad for the Los Angeles Marathon. #2 A collage example from one of my favorite magazines: #3 A metal I got after racing with my daughter in the Iron Girl race series, #4 Andy Warhol pin, love him! #5 A sketch I did about my favorite subject for art Dia de Muertos – Day of the Dead. Check out my art blog for more Day of the Dead art, #6 Christmas card I did for my family…we were the Beatles album cover, Sgt. Pepper. #7 Johnny Depp Rolling Stone cover…who doesn’t love him? #8 Awesome sketched postcard from a dear friend from Australia…check her out at #9 My old political buttons. I don't have one for Obama. #10 Another favorite Artist! #11 Another favorite artist who also produces ArtFest, #12 Some of my art cards, produced for swapping at ArtFest. #13 Wonderful necklace I received from Denise
from ArtFest! See her blog above!

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Amazing Kinetic Sculpture Artist from Seattle

Walked the Seattle First Thursday art walk last Thursday and discovered my new favorite sculpture artist from Seattle. Click on the video to see his amazing sculpture! You can view more photos of the art walk at my art blog Hope you enjoy! : )

work in progress from casey curran on Vimeo.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Final Logo Design

The final logo for my client. We decided on a nice metallic copper ink for the bird. I've provided my client with this sheet explaining the color usage and the file types they will receive. They will also get a 2 hour in office training session on logo file types and logo usage. The idea for this logo sheet is from a fellow artist and designer Von Glitchka. Pictures to come of the brochure and business card design.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

More Designs found while spring cleaning

These are some embroidery sample ideas I did when I worked for Brooks Inc. I worked there for a year in the early 90's. I got to travel to Taiwan and over see the manufacturing of the shoes. It was quite an experience. One of the best parts of the job was I got to go running at lunch. I'm a runner so that was a bonus. Most people who worked there were runners. Oh those were the days when I had so much time on my hands. I was married without kids. Wow, you never realize how much time you have when you don't have kids!! I wouldn't trade them for anything though!!

Thursday, April 30, 2009

A camel is a horse designed by a committee.

— Sir Alec Issigonis

Great quote

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Good Designs that were never used : (

As a designer you always create designs that you love but your customer may not. It's ok, and we still love our clients, however they never see the light of day. So here is me, showing off some designs I really liked that didn't go anywhere. I ran across these designs while I was updating the approved file with this years date on it.