A little while ago I decided I needed to do some example logo (and any other design) work, and asked around with a couple of friends to see if any needed something like that. A couple needed logos, and after a couple of revisions we came up with this.
Earlier this year I was contacted about redesigning an elementary school grad class yearbook. Normally one of the mothers throws it together, and this year the lady in charge decided things needed to change. She told me she knew she could have done it, by why rush around when she could easily pay someone who knows what they’re doing!
They wanted to keep some of the elements of past books, but polished up a bit more. The samples I had were very photo heavy, but they were all so tiny that no details could be made out. I toned them down, choosing group shots and ones where the kids looked like they were having fun instead of just using all 100+ photos I was given. I wanted something that looked young enough for children bridging the gap between elementary and middle school without feeling too young to the children themselves. I stuck with a palette of primary colours, and mixed in slightly messy handwriting fonts.
An old friend of mine, Ryan Hillier, requested my help for one of his upcoming show posters.