Symbols Exercise – how to create a symbolic logo with adobe Illustrator

Here is an assignment I gave to my class tonight on symbolic logo design.

This is a new exercise I used for the class so I decided to do it along with them to see how it works. Here are the results of my effort.

abstract logos

The objective of the exercise is to explore form using the pathfinder tool and primitive shapes in Adobe Illustrator within a one hour time frame. The objective is to create a series of alternative ideas using the words: minimalism, complexity, elegance, crudeness, antiquity, industry and technology for inspiration. I modified the exercise slightly from the original which can be found in an awesome book titled “the Logo Brainstorm Book” by Jim Krause, published by How books.

Creating Mixed Media Illustration with Gabielle

I found this very helpful.

This video is worth watching if you wish to add mixed media to your illustrations and paintings. I haven’t done this type of work before but the video gave me a lot of ideas of how to add depth to my work. I am excited to try it as an addition to my own techniques. I will post the outcomes soon for feedback – thank you to Gabrielle in the video she identifies her site and where you can find more resources.

Also thank you to Kimberly L Revels for posting it in the first place.

Faculty Show at Art Institute

Here is the work I am showing at AI

At the beginning of next quarter, I have been selected to showcase my work in the faculty lounge. Not exactly a major unveiling but I am a bit nervous about being judged by my peers.

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