Tag Archives: digital

Tymn Armstrong

2 Jun

Tymn Armstrong is a graphic designer, illustrator, art director, copywriter, and typographer, but he prefers to simply be called “a designer.” He has recently been hired by San Francisco-based Space Dog Books as an art director and designer, handling their in-house branding and book design. It seems that Space Dog’s books would be a must-have for any parent with young children. I might have to pick up an iPad after all.

Tymn’s style is illustration-heavy which can make an orthodontist look cool or help many businesses represent themselves in a very smart way. Not only are the marks he designs solid, there is tons of thought behind them. You can tell Tymn does lots of research and thinking in the concepting process. I also love the fact that he shares select pages from his sketchbook.

Congrats on the new job and thanks for the inspiration, Tymn!

(via Jon Ashcroft/twitter)

Michael Jeter

27 May

Michael Jeter is a full-bearded San Francisco, CA-based graphic designer, illustrator, animator, and art director currently working for I Shot Him. He is also the co-creator and curator of the Black Harbor, an “online art and design magazine featuring prominent young designers, illustrators, photographers, film-makers, and dreamers.” I’d say that’s an understatement. The work they feature is super top-notch and very impressive, sometimes showing process, others just straight-up bad ass illustration work.

Michael’s work definitely fits in the same “super bad ass illustration” category. Technical, detailed, sometimes dark and creepy, and others which have a vintage feel with tons of texture. His Sexy, Sex, Sex posters that were featured in O.K. Periodical’s body issue are truly hilarious and awesome.

Fantastic stuff, Michael!

(via Evan Stremke/twitter)

Amy Kirby

17 May

Amy Kirby is an NYC-based graphic designer who currently works for Roberts + Langer DDB in NYC. She previously worked at Crispin Porter + Bogusky where she did a mix of huge outdoor signage for Umbro, to t-shirt designs for the CP+B Fishing Tournament. She also runs her own wedding/stationary side business called Milk & Ice Cream. Through Milk & Ice Cream, she did her take on the Royal Wedding invitations, which were full of nice touches that would have made any “normal” bride extremely happy. But, noooooo, the actual invitations were stuffy, boring, and cream-colored. BLAH! Vibrant colors, nice patterns, and a sprinkle of royal imagery is what makes these faux invitations fantastic.

Great stuff, Amy!

Brandon Oxendine

11 May

Brandon Oxendine is a Charleston, SC-based graphic designer, illustrator, front-end developer, and type enthusiast. He currently works at Fuzzco in Charleston, South Carolina, creating mostly websites for their clients, but weaves his love of type and illustration into those sites. Brandon’s style is incredibly clean; whether it’s a custom type treatment, illustration, or logo. Clean cut is the way this dude rolls, except for his ever-changing facial hair. Sounds like a guy after my own heart.

Brandon also had a side-project of sorts last year. He called it “A Word A Day,”  and drew a new word almost every day. He used this project to push himself and explore his capabilities and boundaries and finished out the year with 144 solid, custom lettering explorations. I’m curious where the words came from that he used for this project? Brandon?

Great stuff, man. Thanks for the inspiration!

(via Daniel Blackman/twitter)

Jez Burrows

4 May

Jez Burrows is an Edinburgh, UK-based graphic designer, illustrator, and woodland appreciator. He is also co-founder of an independent press Sing Statistics which publishes fiction and visual art , one fifth of collective Evening Tweed, and frequent contributor to It’s Nice That. Jez has a clean style with lots of detail in most of his pieces. The infographics he’s designed could make the most boring of facts into something people would actually want to look at and enjoy what they see.

Jez also designed the logo (and possibly other pieces) for the Build Conference. He also had a hand in designing/making special over-sized wooden nuts which were given to each of the speakers at the conference. Real nice!

As I was reading his blog, I came across a tumblr site Jez and his buddy Jake Blanchard created that I thought was quite funny/useful. Photobooth Reference: Illustrators using themselves for reference. I would be neat to see the pieces the illustrators created based on their reference photos…Just a thought.

Great work, Jez!

(via Dan Cassaro of Young Jerks)

Chris Streger

2 May

Chris Streger is a New York City-based graphic designer, illustrator, and art director who’s super clean style has allowed him to design for Kraft, Nike Golf, Burger King, and Domino’s Pizza. He spends his weekdays working at the legendary Saatchi & Saatchi, NY, designing, concepting, and generally holding-it-down for Toyota. Chris previously worked for heavy-hitters, Crispin Porter + Bogusky. I guess you could say that Chris is pretty damn good.

He also started something called “To Resolve Project.” It was an idea that sprouted from a conversation with his girlfriend, then turned into an open invitation to designers and illustrators everywhere to create an iPhone wallpaper based on their new year’s resolution. He figured since most of us look at our phones (iPhones or not) everyday, why not have it remind you of your (or someone else’s) resolution? Nice idea. Check them out on Chris’ blog.

Another cool thing that Chris has done (and where I stumbled across him and his work) was he illustrated designer and illustrator Jon Ashcroft‘s tweet one day. Here’s the link to dribbble. Awesome stuff.

(via Jon Ashcroft)