This cover and spine is for a self published Pinotage wine book by Peter May. Pinotage is a South African wine and to reinforce that message I combined photos of a billowing South Africian flag and wine flowing into a glass, as well as details of African beadwork on the spine.
Another jeweler's advertisement, this time for Ann Cahoon. The ad/s ran in the 2010 Designer Jewelery Showcase, a hardcover book of high-end jewelers. As a value added service, the publication also offers reprints of the ads as postcards. This page will be produced as one large postcard, and the other as three smaller postcards.
This full-color, full-page advertisement for jeweler Chris Ploof incorporates the new logo I created for his website with the double "O"s in his name replaced with two of his signature wedding bands. The ad ran in "Wedding Magazine" in summer 2008.
This postcard style card (it was sent in a 6" x 9" black, antique-style, string closure envelope) was sent by Gardiner Design shortly after I began to do web design and creation. Halloween is my favorite holiday, and many years ago I established a tradition of sending halloween cards featuring at first, my black cat "Onyx" and then my black cat "Taj", and eventually included myself!
Gardiner Design had already created the logo, website, and other meterials for Innovative Applied Sciences. They loved the flash intro I'd created for their website, especially the transition from a paper airplane to a jet. As the theme of their corporate brochure was tranformation, I morphed photos, one of a child's game or toy, with one showing it's modern technological "offspring".
Blue Sky BioTech's taglne is "Focus on Your Freedom to Innovate". As a trusted partner to pharmaceutical companies, Blue Sky offers time-saving services and products which allow for quicker, more efficient drug development. This translates to "free-time" to the scientists, so all of BlueSky's marketing includes happy people during that "eureka" moment. Gardiner Design created the design, all graphics, and many of the illustrations. See their services brochure on the next page.
Another bookcover for Lisa Shea, this time for her Champagne Cocktails recipes. Again, sytling and photography were also done by Gardiner Design. This book will soon be available as both an eBook and as a spiral bound softcover at: www.wineintro.com.
One in a (current) series of three romantic travel guides. Created by Lisa Shea, these books are romance & wedding guides based on the customs of different countries. These bookcovers use photos supplied by the client, stock photos, and some were art directed and styled/staged by Gardiner Design. Because the quality of the photos varied greatly, we opted for a "poster-edge" style which would mask the low-resolution of several images. The three images used on the covers also subtly…