On weekends I can often be found in a local restaurant by the name of El Pamito. They have incredible breakfast tacos and an assortment of other great home made traditional mexican dishes. I was approached by the owner Adriana Villareal recently to re-design their website and implement it. What you’ll see here in the screenshots and my portfolio link is what I came up with. They really wanted something to help with their social media advertising efforts. I’ve included a facebook “like” section on the home page as well as social media buttons in the upper right section to help link the sight to its corresponding social site.
I also wanted to help bring a little more flare to their palm inspired theme and bring that into the site. They already had a great logo to work with so it wasn’t too difficult for me to work with their branding and help develop a site that had sense of fun and quality in the design yet maintain a complimentary look to their overall business theme.
You can find the site at http://www.elpalmitosa.com
Well I’ve finally completed a rushed version of one of my logo concepts for a running contest online at 99designs.com. The contest has been going on for 4 days and I’ve submitted a few different designs but ultimately decided on this one for my final submission with one hour left to submit. The mission and vision of MACH 4 is to provide players, parents, and coaches with a mental training system that supplies the organization, structure, and concepts that are needed to help them achieve their stated goals and perform to their highest potential.
I wanted to incorporate the four components of the mental training system yet retain a sense of speed that the program likely boasts about into the design. The four comet shapes also create an interesting cross shape in the negative space in between the objects that should give a sense of impending collision of knowledge. The contest ends tonight and the finalists will be selected soon.
This is the new 2012 Robotics T-Shirt Design for the Cibolo Green Elementary school here in San Antonio. The design specified something with a blue shirt this year.
This past week JL Design was proud to be a part of the unveiling of the new children’s ministry campaign entitled “S.O.A.R.”. This was a special graphic design project that was based around a flight theme that encourages kids to “soar” with God and learn the ways of the Bible. Each class group has its own cartoon-ish icon that helps define and separate that class from the others. It works in a hierarchy that encourages kids to learn and make it to the next level or class. Children start off as Balloons in the infants to 3 year old groups and move up from there until they reach Pilots which stands for an educated class of veteran child ministry kids. The unveiling included the conceptual flier, logo, classroom icons and even T-shirts were made to help promote the new children’s ministry classes. I feel especially grateful that my aunt Natalie put enough faith in me that I would do a good job helping their vision come to life.
You can view this project and other projects within my portfolio.
I recently had the opportunity to design a T-Shirt for a local elementary school’s robotics team. The T-shirts are green, the school’s colors and depict a vector art drawing I did of the robots they use. The students wear these T-Shirts during their competitions to help identify them as a team. On the backs of the T-shirts are the names of the students involved and teachers that guide the courses.