Sunday, May 18, 2008

Flights of Fancy

I'm still working on things that I think Carter's would like, but I'm branching off a bit. This, I believe, is too complicated for a Carter's baby shirt. However, I easily envision my nephew coming up with something like this in his dreams.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Carter's (part 2)

Simple, clean images. Reusable elements to cater to different audiences. The dino would make a nice set of pajamas.

Carter's (part 1)

For those unaware, Atlanta-based Carter's is a major clothing designer with a monopoly on a very fussy market, infants. Almost every article of clothing for newborns bears their name, or, in the case of toddlers, the Osh Kosh B'Gosh label, which happens to be owned by Carter's. Anyway, it's only relevant to me because I'm trying to get a job with them. When they came to recruit at Ringling College, my portfolio skewed a little older than their target audience, but Jason Oransky felt I could offer a little more. He arranged to have some sample images sent to me so I could work out some of my own designs with characters, graphics, and repeating patterns. The griffin was my idea because I haven't seen too many mythological creatures in the baby market. I'll post the dinosaur and the gorilla images next.

Photo proof

Here's a very quick post featuring a shot that the local newspaper had for my graduation. The bearded guy with the honors cords is me. I actually get along with the other grads in the picture, but we were in line alphabetically regardless.

Don't worry, I'll post some art in a second or two.

Saturday, May 3, 2008

i Are cullege grad-yew-ated

Yes, indeed, I have officially had the rights and responsibilities of a Bachelor's of Fine Arts degree in Illustration bestowed upon my little, tassel-wearing head. Many thanks to those friends who have supported me and shared this journey. I will post pictures of the event once I get some. The evening was made even more special by the attendance of my family and a great speech by honorary doctorate recipient, Jeffery Katzenberg. I, alone of all my peers, slipped "Dr." Katzenberg my card. As he phrased it, "you never know."
The Senior Illustration Show was a good success. Pictures of my display will be posted soon. I'll see you soon.