Bear with us folks!
We just completed designs for the Community Creative Center’s Gift Certificates. The idea of using a bear and the bearer pun were not our idea but we wish it had been! The designs are ours however and… well just check them out:
The fist bear idea was to use a teddy bear.
The second was to use a more real type bear in illustration form
Finally settled on buying a stock image and here is the result. Came out quite nice I think!
18″x24″ ad poster
website slideshow image
web and email ad
So this holiday season, give them a lasting gift rather than one that they will take back or possibly regift. If you want more information on gift certificates from Community Creative Center, head over to their website: CommunityCreativeCenter.org
Community Creative Center’s 7th Annual Holiday Bazaar…
Here you can see the 10’x10′ Mesh Banner designed by JD Ray with illustration by Aimee Ray
First off, Fayetteville AR and the surrounding area is fortunate to have the Community Creative Center. It is a great place for children and adults to experience art in a creative studio environment. I, for one, never had access to a place like this where I grew up and many people don’t. So if you live in the Fayetteville AR area you need to yourself over there and enroll in some classes or at the very least, say hey and buy some art!
Anyway, I had the privilege to design the banner, signage and other items for their 7th Annual Holiday Bazaar which features art for sale by local artists. If you are in the North West Arkansas area Dec 6 stop in and support our area artists and get some gifts with a little more meaning this year!
Check out all the nice items we designed:
10’x10′ Banner on the build
10’x10′ Banner Design
Ad used in a Kids newspaper magazine
version one for a 24″x36″ Sandwich Board
The Final version of the 24″x36″ Sandwich Board
Web and Email Ads
Final version of an ad poster
It has been such a great experience working for the CCC on this project. Thanks to Barb and Joy!
Check out the CCC website by clicking HERE!
Ash&Ember is another outside project I did through Inuendos design project and it was very exciting for me because I have designed quite a bit for them. And their proprietor Joe is a very cool and encouraging cat to work for.
Here is a gallery of some of what I designed for them:
The back of the Gift Certificate seen in the first picture!
Measurements are in Millimeters so don’t let the numbers throw you. This box features not only my design but my illustration and tag line.
Jade matchbox cover design!
Ash&Ember is ’round back so a directional sign shows foot traffic where to go.
The sign I designed for Ash&Ember. This sign was team worked as far as it’s final execution. It was to be lit which was pricey, I had the idea to make it in-house with plexiglass with frosted elements on standoffs, the production manager suggested lighting it from behind and using translucent vinyl lettering in black. In the end we came up with a sign that looks almost painted on in the day and saved Ash & Ember some scratch!
A gift certificate designed by me… no, printing it won’t help you, it will need the signature of the Proprietor or his agent.
Joe sells hand blended tobaccos and required labels. This design is based off of my Ash&Ember sign design and the business cards.
Ash&Ember’s business card
The actual directional sign at work!
My illustration and design based on a sketch I did in 2009. Joe at Ash&Ember collaborated with me telling me what he envisioned the final looking like. And here is Jade. She will, like Abe, be featured on a matchbox.
So if you like handcrafted pipes, cigars, tobaccos and yes even collectibles and graphic novels… head over to this very novel store in downtown Siloam Springs, AR! www.ashemberpipes.com