Early last week I was contacted by Justin, who was starting up his own remodeling/construction business called Castlerock. He contacted me to create a logo for his new company, and he had some good ideas in mind. After going back and forth with him, looking at some samples, and figuring out what he was looking for, this is what we came up with. I think it’s a very professional, clean logo that should serve well in many different medias. It was great to work with Justin, and I hope to do so again in the future.
As I announced a few days ago, I am interning with the Kentucky Xtreme (an professional indoor football time in Louisville). I will be posting a lot of the work I do for them here, so I hope you enjoy it. Here is a schedule poster I did that will be printed 17×11 and distributed around town and at the stadium. Also attached is a FaceBook cover photo I did for the team page, which you can follow here.
I am happy to announce that this coming season I will be a graphic design intern for the Kentucky Xtreme. The Xtreme are a professional indoor football team in Louisville that are part of the CIFL. They play their home games at Freedom Hall and will host 6 games this season, starting in February. I am excited to be part of the team, and I look forward to helping the team promote and grow in the area. Here is the first piece I did for them, a wallpaper featuring a stylized version of the logo. Visit the teams website to view the schedule, the roster (several former UofL players), and ticket information. It is a very exciting brand of football, and I look forward to seeing you all at games this season.
This is (I think) my first Indianapolis Colts wallpaper, and I’m happy with the way it turned out. Everyone always asks me “what NFL team do you follow,” and I never really had an answer. Living in Indiana my whole life, I’ve always heard more about the Colts than other teams, and I’ve had the opportunity to watch them more often too. I decided this year that I would choose a team to follow, just to make Sunday’s more fun. The Colts being the obvious chose, I’ve started paying more attention to them and I’m becoming a true Colts fan. Luck is great under center, Wayne is one of the best in the league, and this years defense seems to be much improved. All those things considered, I think I’ll have a pretty good answer next time someone asks me who my NFL team is.
RIver City Craft Wear is a Louisville based clothing company that focusing on apparel for those of you that enjoy a cold beer on occasion (often). I’ll let Ryan (the founder) explain the company more by posting a blurb from their site, but I’ll take a second to explain the wallpaper. Basically, I turned the Louisville skyline into beer, what more could you ask for right? RCCW has a great logo, so that is the focus of the design. Take a second to check out their website, purchase a few awesome shirts, and represent a local up and coming business on your desktop.
Welcome to River City Craft Wear!
Our goal is to bring you the highest-quality apparel and goods to show off your love for locally-brewed and micro-brewed craft beer. The idea for RCCW started after a local beer festival when we decided we wanted to be able to wear something that stands out while walking from booth to booth sampling beers and munching on pretzel necklaces.
We’re just getting off the ground, so help us provide you with the best service by offering us your suggestions and feedback. We’d love to hear from you!
We are working on adding more styles and sizes. If you don’t see your size listed, we may be out of stock. However, if you need a size that isn’t listed, just ask! We will make every effort to keep stock of all sizes..but in the event we are sold out or haven’t yet gotten a size, let us know. We will special order a size for you. We aim to satisfy the needs of every customer, so don’t shy away if we are out of stock! We’ll be adding more as quickly as we can!
Thank you SO much just for visiting!
Ryan and Kasey
PurpMe is a charity organization that is out to make uplifting and helping people cool. Purp (People Uplifting Real People) organizes events for kids and spread the word that even the smallest acts of kindness can change someone’s day and make the world a better place. Purp is based out of Louisville, KY and has gotten major support from UofL basketball player Kevin Ware and several other athletes. I think the word they are trying to spread is very admirable and needs to be heard by the world, so I decided to do my small part and create a wallpaper. If you are interested in helping the cause, check out their website and twitter to see how you can help.
I have recently come across a company, 44 Pro Gloves, that I wish was around when I played baseball. They create custom gloves at a reasonable price, and their customer service is unmatched. I have heard nothing but good things about the quality of their gloves, and may order one in the near future. If you are looking for a baseball/softball glove, 44 is definitely worth checking it. They allow you to completely customize your glove, complete with embroidery of your choice. To say “thank you” for the great customer service I’ve seen them give to people, and for offering quality gloves at a good price, I decided to make this wallpaper for them. Check out their site, their online glove builder, and get you some new leather.
I’ve had the opportunity in the last few weeks to work on a few projects, that I thought I’d share.
The first was for Greenwell Plumbing. It is a shirt they will be wearing at their booth at the 2013 Home and Garden Show. The booth will feature a game similar to cornhole, where the visitors will toss a bean bag into a (hopefully empty) toilet.
The other project I work on was for a friend of mine who recently became an insurance agent with American Family Insurance. We wanted to put together a card that would be both professional, and also stick out in a crowd. I used the color scheme from the American Family logo to give the card some pop, and used the same font to give it some continuity.
Over the past few years I’ve tried to get more and more into the NBA, and I decided that having a team to follow would make that easier. The task then became picking a team that to call my own, and as an adult, that is harder than you would think. Growing up in the 90’s, Michael Jordan was my idol and therefore the Bulls were my team. As I grew older I got less interested in the NBA, eventually not watching it at all. So when trying decide on a team, the Bulls were the first and most obvious choice for me. With all that crap being sad, expect a lot more Bulls wallpapers in the future. This is the first (I think) that I’ve ever done for Chicago, and I’m pretty happy with the way it turned out. Thanks for looking, and stay tuned.
Just finished up another UofL logo wallpaper, with both a mobile and a desktop version. The logo wallpapers have been pretty popular since I started putting them out, but this may be my favorite one yet. It isn’t really sports specific, but I would lean more towards football just because the stripes remind me of what you would find on a football helmet. I added different depths of bevels to the logo to set it apart from the background, and added texture to the stripes to make them pop. Thanks for looking, and let me know what you think.