Voice2Star was a company started by former Xspedius employees to sell satellite telephone equipment and service plans. This freelance project was referred to me by a former supervisor as I began work for Nicholls. The clients needed a logo and a simple brochure style website to showcase their products and options for satellite telephones. Like many clients they needed the work completed quickly, so I still think the project could have used a little more time. I believe the logo and website production were completed in less than 30 days. The website was mostly static HTML with a small set of custom PHP scripts to make minor sales notice updates.
Here are a bunch of self promotion pieces. Some of these were completed as student projects and others were just ideas. The portfolio CD was produced using Macromedia Director and sent out instead of a resume. This also includes my very first website ironically designed in a blog format.
The Loose Caboose Coffee House in Monroe, Louisiana as owned and operated by my roommates. I even had a small percentage stake in the coffee house, and help out from time to time. Most of my assistance came in the form of creating cleaned up logos, newspaper ads, fliers, and maintaining the Loose Caboose web site.
The Employment Journal was a tabloid style newsprint publication for career and employment news in Louisiana. It was originally managed by Erik Pearson the brother of the late Alicia Pearson of Pearson Design. I did mostly the final design and production for several issues until Peason Design closed.
SunSplash Pools was a swimming pool construction and supply company in West Monroe, Louisiana. As a client for Pearson Design they needed a logo and print advertising for both color and black & white newsprint projects. They wanted a design that would mix a sun object and water without using some of the common sun graphics that you typically see. I think the final version here was completed after about three or four rejected revisions. Sadly I don’t have the original development work.
Bayou Internet might still be around. Pearson Design completed a full project for Bayou Internet soon after they started selling dial-up internet services. This was the first commercial project where I worked as account executive, designer, and art director. It was very cool to be given such responsibility before I even graduated from college. Pearson Design handled the logo, website, and some print advertising for Bayou Internet in late 1995 through early 1996.
I don’t have the original logo files or the print advertisements, but I do have this image of the final website. You should note this design was completed in HTML 3.2.
These are a couple of the projects completed for Community Trust Bank while I was working at Pearson Design. One was an informative two color brochure for their telephone banking program. The other was the design for a loan application kiosk. I find it ironic how the web has changed things.
Celebrations was a Christian Bookstore in Monroe, Louisiana and a long time Pearson Design client. I did several newspaper advertisements, brochures, and filiers, but my best project for them was a 30 and 60 second television advertisement.
It was nice project with live video followed by a nice spinning logo animation completed with FormZ and ElectricImage. Final production with Avid.
As with much of the work I completed for Pearson Design, I do not have copies of the original video or of any of the print projects. The owner of Pearson Design was forced to quickly shut down the design studio due to failing health and my archived work was lost in the office move.
This was an entry into the poster competition for the Ruston, Louisiana Peach Festival. I didn’t win, but this was my first semi-professional try at a fully digital illustration. At least I got a decent independent study grade.
Gary Hauser, Professor of Graphic Design, at Louisiana Tech designed this brochure for the city of Ruston, Louisiana. He asked me to complete a cleaned up production ready file. This included some of the graphic chart elements and setting up the file for four color separation with a gloss for the bow on the cover.