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Graphic Design

  • Eco-Friendly Stylin'

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    Fashion is a way for people to express themselves. It is an art form that allows an individual to visually represent his or her values. In most privileged areas, art can lead to one's life-long career; however, not every individual gets an opportunity to make something out of his or her art. For instance, women are many times socially limited due to their gender.

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    Soothi is an eco-friendly jewelry line that uniquely crafts their pieces with value. Every piece has a special meaning and is casually made by artisans all over the world. Soothi believes that wealth isn't everything, but what is more important is being able to become self- sufficient by using the resources around them. Soothi is a brand that wants to educate others about empowerment and self- sufficiency through their jewelry line.

    With an encouraging working environment, Soothi empowers women and underprivileged artists by giving them opportunities for security and stability, whether it is financially or through self- reliance.

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    We were honored to work with a brand that upholds such a great cause, and one similar to ours. Soothi uses repurposed and recycled materials to make their products, by collecting coconut shells and reused wood waste. It is always encouraging to know that other brands are also making use of the resources around them, creating an eco-friendly environment.

    We helped Soothi create three 8" x 8" square custom wood prints, displaying the brand's mission statement.

    Soothi jewlery custom wood print Soothi Jewlery prints on wood

     

    At Prints on Wood, we are a green printing company, which means we are 100% powered by the sun. We have inserted over 200 solar panels on our roof. Solar panels are a great way to save the environment, such as our ongoing issue of global warming. To us, there's nothing more satisfying than knowing we are doing our best to reduce the impact our large format and wood printing business has on the planet.

     

  • 1989 Taylor Swift World Tour

    If you haven’t heard of Taylor Swift you’ve probably been living under a rock. In the past decade, she has gone from your average Pennsylvania girl to one of the biggest musicians in the world. But this isn’t just my opinion...the numbers speak for themselves. With 31 million followers on instagram, 51 million followers on twitter, and 71 million likes on facebook, she is easily one of the most popular artists in the world.

    taylor swift 1989 world your vinyl banner

    So what amassed her all these fans? Her sweet smile? Her charming looks? Her golden voice? Its really a combination of all of these that have given her the rise to stardom, but of course her songwriting has an effect. Swift is highly praised for her ability to connect with teenage issues and teenage life, which initially got her followings and fans with her first two albums. Later on in her career, she has focused on more grown relationships but still holds on to past feelings and relationships with a through her music, making her even more relatable.

    Releasing her 5th album a few months ago, she has once again capitalized on the formula that has provided her success: make songs about the interactions people have with each other and the problems that come from them to be relatable to as many people as possible.

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    Taylor Swift is going on a world tour for her 5th album, 1989, with 78 dates across Asia, Europe, and North America. For her world tour, her camp wanted signage to properly decorate the venue because what concert is complete without signage!

    The 1989 World Tour wood print Taylor Swift

    Sticking with the neon sign theme of the tour’s logo, we created a custom wood print of the tour name as a neon sign. Each word is connect to the next at the bottom or top of the last letter, making the sign one uniform piece instead of four different words. We also created banners for her world tour, as shown above, through our sister site banner4sale.com. We hope everyone enjoys Taylor Swift’s world tour on every continent she’s playing!

  • CHOPPING BLOCK: VESSDSIGN

    I spent the majority of my twenties working graveyard shifts, lifting boxes, cleaning bathrooms, picking up trash, and changing oil. At the time, the idea of going to college and working a job where I was able to do something I was good at/enjoyed was a far-off distant fantasy. Although it gets suffocating at times, given the option, I'll always choose the opportunity to work in a creative commercial setting over unloading trucks at 3am. Not that there's anything wrong with that type of work, it's just that I was never any good at it.

    Graphic designers are basically blue collared artists. For those who are actually good at design, it can be hard, honest, steady work. Even though it might not be as glamorous as the life of a fine artist, it's more stable. Some people like to take this challenge a step further and work for themselves. While this can prove to be slightly more chaotic, it offers a unprecedented level of freedom in terms of creativity.

    While freelance can become difficult for more simple minded graphic designers (like myself), there's a small group of people who flourish under these particular circumstances. Bulgarian designer, VessDSign, is one such person. To borrow a line from Kevin Durant, in regards to Vess and other freelance graphic designers like herself... "You're the real MVP!"

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    POW: Some artist's like to paint landscapes, while other's like to work with figures, but you seem to specialize in Geometric patterns. Why is that?

    VESS: I come from a very strong Corporate Design background, and an year ago was looking for a little "escape" from my usual work. As a designer (I consider myself more a designer than an artist) you should try everything, and find out what you enjoy most. I probably should mention that I studied Architecture, so the Geometric Designs came more or less natural to me. They give me the freedom to express emotions using simple forms on the one hand and unlimited color options on the other.

    V2MOUNTAIN SUNSET by VessDSign

    POW: I noticed that a few of your pieces aren't patterns, which also seem to be illustrated in a completely different style. What inspires these artistic deviations?

    VESS: I like to try everything - styles, forms, colors. That is the reason my illustrations are quite different from my pattern work. Music is my usual inspiration, alongside art from the 50's and 60's. I have a huge passion for vintage typography too, just waiting for the right time to create some new designs, which are also going to be totally different from what you have seen until now. :)

    V3MAGIC WOOD by VessDSign

    POW: Most artist's I speak to either begin working in Graphic Design before transitioning into Fine art, or manage to juggle both amongst their professional and personal life (Graphic Design during the day, Fine Art at night). As someone who seems to fall into the latter category, do you feel that one contributes more greatly to the other, or are both mutually beneficial?

    VESS: Both are mutually beneficial and I cannot do one without the other anymore. Some of my Geometric Patterns transitioned and developed into logotypes and some of my typographic work will soon transition into new designs for Prints on Wood.

    V4GET ME TO THE BEACH by VessDSign

    POW: Given the extensive collection of Logos in your body of commercial work, what do you feel are three most important principles of design that make for a good design?

    VESS: Good design comes from the gut, you have to feel it. It doesn't matter if you are creating a logo, an illustration, or a pattern. I know that I've created something good when I get the little butterflies in my stomach. Yeah, some people get that when they're in love... which makes me in love with my job I guess. Ergo, there is one important rule about design: it has to be personal and honest (ok... two rules).

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    POW: Assuming that you began your foray into Graphic Design based off of the creation date on your Facebook page (2009), over the past 5 years, what is the most important lesson you've learned to keep yourself happy working as a freelance designer?

    VESS: You just said it . I keep myself happy working as a FREELANCE designer - this gives me the freedom to try out different things, to gather different experiences to be able to say "No, I am not going to work for you!" or "Please, just let me do this one project so I can prove to you how good I am".

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    To learn More about VessDSign, please visit: http://vessdsign.tumblr.com/

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