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
The Holiday Market!
Yes, it is December 1st. Yes, I cannot believe it either! Time for the holiday season and for gift buying! That being said you might consider checking out Community Creative Center’s Holiday Market.
We continue to create fun and stylish designs for the Community Creative Center in Fayetteville, AR. This design set is for their Holiday Market which is actually located in nearby Bentonville, AR. We designed the storefront and everything else you see here.
Finished storefront Left side.
Finished storefront right side.
Bauble featuring CCC’s logo.
This is the mockup for the left hand side.
This is the mockup for the right.
web and email ads
CCC’s web slideshow slide.
A handout or handbill (in old time speak) 5.5″x8.5″
A poster 11″x17″
An ad for Facebook
A header for Facebook.
If you are in the North West Arkansas area between December 10th and 20th stop in and support local artists this holiday season! Click HERE to go see Community Creative Center’s website for more information!
Some great new specialty cards and a first!
I recently did some new design work for Ash&Ember a great and unusual shop selling the best in pipes, and blended tobaccos, cigars and a large assortment of collectible memorabilia and even some clothing items! I’d call it a curiosity shop for sure and a worthy stop if you are visiting North West Arkansas!
As for the cards, they are a Loyalty Card and a special club members’ card featuring design and illustration by JD Ray. As for the first there is a silkscreened teeshirt design and illustration by JD and a first for Stingray Grafik Wurks! The shirt is available in several colors and sizes. Only club members get the exclusive shirt with the club name, Society of Strange-Fellows, on the back.
Without further ado, here are the designs. (by the way these items are in print and ready for you to acquire from Ash&Ember!)
In print, apologies for blurry pic here!
In print, apologies for blurry pic here!
Designs for the teeshirt. The back two versions shown to the right.
Back of shirt for the general public
Front of the teeshirt!
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:
Joe sells hand blended tobaccos and required labels. This design is based off of my Ash&Ember sign design and the business cards.
The back of the Gift Certificate seen in the first picture!
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!
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.
Ash&Ember is ’round back so a directional sign shows foot traffic where to go.
Ash&Ember’s business card
The actual directional sign at work!
Jade matchbox cover design!
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.
A gift certificate designed by me… no, printing it won’t help you, it will need the signature of the Proprietor or his agent.
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