Sunday, July 29, 2007

Illustration Friday: moon: double-shot

Some sketches with the theme "moon" in mind.


Thursday, July 26, 2007

Anna Schmidt: Talent in the Family

Let me introduce you to my sister Anna. She is not a designer by trade, but takes on the creative tasks in her work place. Here she is pictured with the billboard she designed for one of the master planned communities she works for. Not every Director of Community Events can say that they also designed the Community billboard. She is a fan of many things creative so I came up with some questions for her.

1. What do you recommend people bump to the
top of their Netflix queue?

Anna: Ninja Scroll, Akira, and Vampire Hunter D are my old school favorites. Right now I have some newer anime movies in my queue. If they turnout to be good, you'll be the first to know.

2. Other than the billboard, what else do you produce using InDesign?

Anna: I love InDesign, I learn something new every time I start a new
project! I use it for all sorts of media. It's been essential for
community newsletters, fliers, posters, event signage, marketing
mailers and even letterhead.

3. Do you have any design inspirations online?

Anna: That's a really good question. I need to spend more time
appreciating website design and layout versus shopping online... I bet
it would be cheaper too.

Oddly enough, I get most of my inspirations while driving. There's
usually no one else in the car to inturrupt me or tell me that my idea

4. What is one of your favorite shorts from Robot Chicken?

Anna: ANYTHING with My Little Pony, a Super Hero, or Star Wars...I love that show!!!

Thanks Anna! -Brett

Monday, July 23, 2007

Illustration Friday: poem: Blue October "Sound Of Pulling Heaven Down"

The topic for Illustration Friday was poem, therefore I took some lyrics from Blue October's song "Sound Of Pulling Heaven Down" and decided to add some imagery. -Brett