A board game from IDW Games, where you play as X-Files agents solving cases and stopping the evil Syndicate. I was in charge of all of the overall designs of every asset of the product, keeping it looking and feeling like an extension of the X-Files brand. To that effect, the assets were created to look like things the agents from the X-Files would use, like file folders and FBI badges. I created designs for all the assets using notes from the game creator, Kevin Wilson, which explained how the game worked but gave good leeway for the art design. The art for the assets was a mixture of my own illustrations and art from the X-Files comics created by IDW Publishing.
This game was created by Kevin Wilson for IDW Games. To make the game, I got an email with documents and notes from Kevin detailing all of the components that needed to go in the box, including the text and the stats. I then designed art and concepts around the notes that he had sent. This game has a lot of fantasy spoof elements to it, so the design is fun and a bit ornate.
Created for the IDW Games division of IDW. This game came in complete, but the graphics were not considered strong enough to sell the game. We had the main animal art redone by an artist named Fico Ossio. I designed the elements around his art to create a game that was bright, fun, and sure to catch the eye of younger kids and an older audience alike.
A collection of objects targeted at a younger audience. This pack was for the Skylanders brand, created around the toy that lets you play it with the Skylanders video game. It also includes a Skylanders comic, a poster, and a standee.
Star Wars Micro Collector Packs
The concept for these packs was based around the comics that were given to work with from Marvel. They wanted us to base packs around their original comics from the 70s, which had recently been recolored and touched up. We decided to create a retro style collector pack for the project. This included 3D Glasses, 3D posters, the comics, and Collector Cards with famous scenes from the movies on them.
M life magazine is a monthly magazine put out by MGM Hotels to showcase everything MGM. While I worked on the magazine I created everything from page layouts to icons to illustrations. I created infographics about topics ranging anywhere from poker to ice cream. And I prepped images, files, and ads for prepress for the printer.
Oceanside Visitors Guide
This visitors guide was made for the City of Oceanside's California Welcome Center – Oceanside. It included many of the sights and attractions that Oceanside had to offer. I was in charge of the project. I collected ads and created them when needed. I put together the images and text in a way that was playful but clear. I also created the map info graphics that highlight all of Oceanside and the different areas that exist within the city.
The Daily Aztec
San Diego State University
During my last year at SDSU I joined the illustrious staff at the Daily Aztec, one of the few daily college newspaper publications left in the nation. It gave me a chance to get a hands-on view of designing. I learned how to work with my fellow designers, collaborating on certain tasks and asking for help when I was stuck in a layout. I also learned how to work with editors, our clients of a sort. I learned how important it is to work as a team and to constantly keep each other informed, as things can easily get lost in translation in a buzzing office where the paper needs to go out the next day. This also taught me how to work on a tight schedule, and to make sure that the process of creating the paper came along smoothly.