Posted by Tim Scheman on September 24th, 2010
New site launch today for the Missouri non-profit GILD. Please check out the new site at: gildhumanrights.org. It is a WordPress based site that includes a content slider style gallery on the first page. Once the content is entered by the client, it will be a really nice site.
This project has sparked interest in a new venture. I will be undertaking WordPress theme design. The first couple will be available for free as I work out the kinks. Please keep a look out for these upcoming free themes as well as the other themes that I will be selling.
Posted by Tim Scheman on July 4th, 2010
This article is number one in a series of posts covering the logo design process. This series of posts has two goals in mind.
1.) To teach new designers the long excepted process to design a really good logo.
2.) To give new and existing clients some insight into my process.
Brainstorming, Ideation, and The Sketch:
I start by thinking through the name of the company. What ideas does it conjure up? Sometime the internet can help with this (try Google images). Then I put these ideas, and the ideas that were provided on the creative brief (email in this case), into a sketch on paper. The sketching process allows more freedom to work out ideas. You don’t have to be controlled by what the computer can and can’t do. Your only limit is you imagination, and the amount of lead (graphite) in your pencil.
See some of the sketches below:
After I have some sketches on paper, I send them to the client. I want to make sure we are on the same page, before I get to far into a project. After I get feedback, I move on to the next step “Refining the concept”. The refining is still done on paper, so don’t jump on your computer just yet.
See you on my next post “Logo Design – Concept Refinement”
Posted by Tim Scheman on June 23rd, 2010
A graphic design portfolio is a dynamic, ever changing representation of the work that is completed throughout a designer’s career. My portfolio is no different. This is why I have redesigned the gallery portion of my site to a straightforward yet scalable layout that everyone can page through. So please feel free to take a look at the pieces I have designed. I have included samples of web design, package design, print design, web banner ads, and identity / logo design. It will continue to evolve as I design more things. If you need anything designed for yourself, your band, your business, or anything else, just let me know.
Posted by Tim Scheman on June 19th, 2010
Posted by Tim Scheman on March 22nd, 2010
The @font-face tag has opened a new window in web design for me. It reminds me of the days in design school, when I was introduced to computers as a design tool. I had these grand concepts on paper, but when put in Quark Xpress they seem to fall flat. This was due to the lack of font choices on the design school computers. The @font-face tag is like me obtaining my first Macintosh computer. It came with numerous fonts, and others were readily accessible with just a few clicks. It opened up my designs to all sorts of possibilities.
Along with that tag I have found support with a type foundry that has great deals on fonts for the web. There name is Exljbris Font Foundry and can be found at www.exljbris.nl. Make sure to visit them, they have some wonderful fonts, and some are even available for free.