GROW EXPOs are an exciting series of international events designed to unite the indoor gardening industry worldwide. From manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers to the most passionate and dedicated growers on the planet, GROW EXPOS bring together the best growing minds in one place for a weekend of unparalleled networking and business opportunities. FlavorInnovator created an Idenity that drew strength from a distinct color palette. The result was organic, earthy, and lively to say the least.
Ratha Nou is the genius and creative eye at Stablished, a motion design and directing company here in the Bay Area. As a friend and mentor he exemplifies what passion, hustle, and work ethic embodies. That alone is inspiration enough. However, what astounds me is the ordered chaos in his print, video, and 3D work. Raw and uncut.
… or at least trying to. Learning After Effects would allow me to add Motion Graphics to my list of services, stay relevant in a time when video is just as important as print, and be better for the business financially. After Effects, they say, is like Photoshop but animated. The learning curve is high, but seeing the work come alive is invigorating. Below are some animations I’ve created since dabbling. Thanks to Ratha of Stab Labs for being a major motivator and innovator in this domain.
Ever wanted to decorate the drab walls in your home or office but not spend a fortune on artwork? Me too. In the process of looking for artwork to grace our walls it became obvious that canvases cost too much, posters looked cheap, and Ikea wasn’t cutting it anymore. We needed large panels to accompany our high ceilings. My wife came across this article that provided us with the perfect solution … Fabric Panel wall art. You could customize the size of your “canvas”, choose your own fabrics/art, and it wouldn’t cost triple digits. Winning!
From the time I started my career as a graphic artist this was one of the projects I genuinely looked forward to getting involved in. It was an opportunity to tap into a softer aesthetic usually not associated with my style. Yet, it also served as a platform to showcase my solution to the usually mundane and mechanical nature of wedding stationery. From logo development to crafting the army of paper craft birds to folding and stapling each invitation there was definitely a lot of time, energy, and love invested. A truly worthwhile investment nonetheless.