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Cheermotes for BaseTrade TV

It was my first time making Cheermotes, and this is the result!  Rifkin of BaseTrade, Starcraft commentator fame desired a very retro pixel style.  Each Cheermote concept was his requested content.  I tried to maintain the pixel vibe, but realized pure pixel art might not read well for the intended application, so I used a hybrid of pixel animations (produced in photoshop) and motion graphics (using Animate CC, formerly Flash).  I feel the results turned out well.

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BaseTradeTV Reflection

Though I am mired in my current work, I find that it can be a good thing to take small breaks from the grind to reignite my passion for artistic work by tackling smaller more focused projects.  I enjoy doing overlay and eSports work for many reasons, but one of the them is that it utilizes a generally very simple concepts that can be deeply explored through creative problem solving and intelligent design.  This allows me to push aside a lot of the extra considerations that can weigh down exploration of design while I’m working on such a complicated project as my Indie game Mecromage.

An image to promote the crew of @BaseTradeTV

December of last year I had an encounter with a Starcraft 2 community stream on that I really enjoyed.  Their obvious passion and dedication purely to the community of gamers was inspiring.  I felt this could be a nice avenue that would allow me to stretch a little and focus on quick creative execution of some small projects.  I contacted BaseTradeTV and offered some graphics support for the channel, they accepted.

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Collectable Supplies Coupon

collectible_supplies_discount_04I’ve been privileges enough to do some work for Collectible Supplies from time to time.  This was a very fun and challenging coupon to design, but I feel like in the end the work paid off!  Still, I feel like I could have done a better job with the message text.


– Oct 2012 design


collectible_supplies_discount_138810  Updated design Oct 2013.  Cleaned up some fonts and removed the holiday theme.

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   – Oct 2012 design