Week 5- T-Shirt Design for SCCA

Our Special Topics class was cancelled last week due to Seattle Interactive Conference. It was an interesting experience at the very least. I got to see the Cranium founder Richard Tait speak about building Cranium and his new venture, the sports drink Golazo. He was VERY inspiring. It might have been all the soccer references and his Scottish accent, but he also had a lot to say about passion and company culture that really resonated with me. Also great and very inspiring was the co-founder of Killer Infographics, Amy Balliett. She took us through a couple of their project case studies, and I was hooked. I would love to work somewhere like that.

The other thing we did in the week between 4 and 5 was t-shirt design. Every year they ask the second years to design a t-shirt for the school and everybody votes on the winner. I tried to keep my design process to an hour (that’s the “suggested” amount of time you’re supposed to spend on it). I knew I wanted to do something with type (shocking, I know) and something swiss. Here are my final designs:




Week 2- Special Topics Plan of Action

For Fall quarter 2014, I will be working the process of creating logos. I hope to become a better sketcher, idea generator, problem solver and all around awesome logo maker. We will see what happens. I hope that be doing the work, over and over, my skills will improve. My plan is to work on one logo every week, during weeks 2 to 9, at which point I will pick the logo I feel was most successful, and extend the brand identity. Below is my timeline.