An experiment with that GEO.
Putting those cookies to good use.
Working on an icon set for a website. Please see the ILLUSTRATION tab for more in this set, and the VIDEO tab to see animated versions of icons from this set.
While the following images are video stills, the same retouching principles that work on photos work with videos. Video is somewhat more limited in what can be done as one is working with a series of moving images. My color treatment always has a purpose: to enhance the mood of the image, to better represent what the image felt like at the time it occurred so the viewer feels more than what the raw footage offers.
Before, raw materials, and after. Color makes a big impact for a summer sale, which was the goal of these ads.
I designed trade show graphics for a few overseas real estate shows (Luxury Property Showcase). All shows were on mainland China in top cities, including Beijing and Shanghai.
Some logo explorations for an upcoming online magazine.
I wrapped a brown cardboard box with textured paper and added a white paper strip with a layer of decorative paper on top. A white ribbon ties it all together. The color is slightly more blue than Tiffany blue, and with white it feels festive and elegant.
The process started with a discussion of what the audience should sense when seeing the logo, and how to combine that with the client's brand and values. Next, a flurry of pencil sketches to rough out an idea. Then when a solid direction was decided, on to Illustrator for clean rendering. One of the main decisions was how abstract to go with the lotus, and weighing the pros and cons of both. The color palette is still being explored.