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InfoGraphics and Logos
This was a wonderful opportunity to design a metallic gold seal as a symbol of excellence for certificates (see ljlsdk) while working at SAIC.
This graphic was created for SAIC, using bright colors and photos for examples of each function. The LAN/WAN Management photo (right) is one I took of an SAIC employee.
This client wanted a pie chart with interlocking pieces, like a jigsaw puzzle, using specified colors. Then, in the center, they wanted something that would overlay all the pieces. Challenges like this are rewarding when they turn out well. I created the puzzle pie pieces in Adobe Illustrator and “popped” them out using the bevel filter in Photoshop.
Sometimes when a pie chart is simple, you can emphasize the percentages with additional depth, as shown in this example. I created this pie chart using Adobe Illustrator.
This client needed a vector-drawn logo that could be used to silkscreen T-shirts and athletic clothing for this sports organization. I also created separate logos so that black ink could be printed on gold clothing or gold ink could be printed on black clothing.
The client for this logo wanted to incorporate the images that represent sound waves in ProTools, a software used frequently by professional sound engineers. MegaBeat Sound is a company that also provides sound systems for bands, large and small, including outdoor venues.
Often at the outset of designing a logo, it's important to know if the logo will need to comply to the specifications needed for it to be stitched on a shirt or ball cap. 2
This client wanted a logo compatible with Arabic culture and lettering. Though based in Washington State, the company would be very active in Iraq.
I studied Arabic writing (see below) to create a logo that looked like it belonged in Iraq. He said the number 3 was important, so I emphasized it with the 3 diamonds at the top.
A Singles Ministry Pastor asked me to create a logo showing service, specifically the demonstration of service Jesus showed to his disciples by washing their feet. For this project, I asked a couple of my friends to model for me, and I created the logo with this drawing (using Adobe Illustrator) from the best photograph.
The Patriot Republican Women's Club needed a red, white and blue logo that could also be stitched on a red polo shirt, so I submitted each of my logo ideas on white and red backgrounds. They also insisted that the polo shirts be made in the USA, and Jim Ward from AdPrint Solutions provided the logo-stitched shirts they wanted.
Sometimes simplicity is the best way to go when creating logos. As in the top two examples, patriotic logos can remind you of the U.S. flag, and fine examples include USAirways and Bank of America.
I created this seal using clip art from vector files (Adobe Illustrator) and bringing them into Photoshop. Then, I added a shiny-metal plug-in for each element. I also created the integrated-circuit caduceus in the background under "certified".
Here are some ideas for the Safe Drinking Water Act I created while working at SAIC. I've always been fascinated with water droplets and how they are like a little magnifying glass.
Astrid Reeves wanted to include something in her company's logo that would reflect her German heritage, so I used Olde English capital letters to emphasize the "ABC" of her company's name. I also designed her business cards, rack cards, exhibit tablecloth and website. abcandservices.com.
This logo for one of the New Hope Church's Singles Retreats ended up on a T-Shirt .
InfoGraphics these days are using more photography than ever before. A graphic with lots of clip art can look too "'90s" although "flat graphics" from the 2000s decade are still popular. The most effective graphic is the one that communicates information clearly.
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