I started creating graphics for web portals and web pages in the early nineties – before that, I was still doing commercial art, but when I cut and pasted, it involved an Exacto knife and glue. I recently found a site I did graphics for in the early nineties that is still using them. For the sake of history, here are some of those, as well as a few other images I created around that time. They were dark times of limited palettes.
Logos & Badges
These are a small selection of logos and badges I’ve done over the years – not the best or the worst, specifically, just the ones that were close at hand. The key is every logo should be unique and specific to the business in question, every badge unique to the group or club it represents – so yours wouldn’t look like any of these. 🙂
Some of these are production finals, others are proof sheets using watermarked elements. Some are 100% original work, some use modified licensed elements in addition to original work.
Art & Illustration
These are a small selection of general art, digital painting, and illustration. Some are 100% original work, some use modified licensed elements in addition to original work. Some may use public domain or fair use elements, and are therefore not for commercial use.
These are a small selection of works of photo-illustration, manipulation, restoration, and so on. Some are 100% original work, some use modified licensed elements in addition to original work. Some may use public domain or fair use elements, and are therefore not for commercial use. Some are licensed commercial work, some are for clients’ social media, web, or personal use.
Social Media Graphics
Social media graphics may not be what people of as “serious” graphics design, but they’re actually extremely versatile, powerful, and important. While an ad may get seen by most of the readers of a given magazine or website, the right social media image can be shared by millions of individual users, and seen by many more – instead of ads they’re trying to block, it’s content they want to share and promote. Even when they don’t push an overt message, they generate traffic.
These were created for a variety of reasons, from political commentary to humor, some with licensed stock or original elements, some for non-commercial use with public domain, fair use, or parody material.