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The creations of Riley James Briggs. A Des Moines area designer who likes to shoot and edit photos of the city. Subscribe, you won't regret it. If you need a logo or a website check out my portfolio and request a quote.

A little hike...

A little hike...

 

Ducks

Ducks

"The ducks. Do you know, by any chance? I mean does somebody come around in a truck or something and take them away, or do they fly away by themselves – go south or something?" 

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Ryker - 18 months

Ryker - 18 months

We took Ryker out in the snowstorm for a little photo shoot for his 18 month photos.

RE/MAX Campaign

RE/MAX Campaign

These are animated gifs of some ads I created for a realtor to show a customer some of the reasons to choose them as their agent.

Flag Design

Flag Design

I just listened to an episode of 99 PERCENT INVISIBLE about flag design and I wanted to take a stab at it. I took a few minutes and made this flag for my city, Altoona, Iowa.

Altoona, Iowa flag design

North American Vexillological Association principles of flag design

1. Keep it simple

2. Use meaningful symbolism

3. Use two to three basic colors

4. No lettering or seals of any kind.

5. Be distinctive

I tried to follow these principles however I don't have time to research so I am not sure how distinctive it is. Blue and green have already been used in Altoona's branding, but I chose some more exciting hues. The blue in mine somewhat represents the river to the west of us that runs through Des Moines. The green can also represent the farmland in the area. The middle triangle can be a capital A for Altoona and an arrow pointing positively to the future.

Des Moines in December

Des Moines in December

"Invaded by a Panda" Edited in Photoshop Touch and Snapseed

Illustrated by Derek Mit

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving

I designed this turkey for my son Ryker. Illustrated with Adobe Illustrator and edited in Snapseed.

Some photos from my family's Thanksgiving.

Falling Leaves, Halloween, and Trick or Treating

Falling Leaves, Halloween, and Trick or Treating

My Creative Process and Ice Cream Cones

My Creative Process and Ice Cream Cones

At work last week we had an hour to talk about our creative process and to try and make our own out of the crafts supplied. I saw fuzzy balls so I made an ice cream cone and related it to my work. Afterwards while searching for other people's creative process I found an agency that had an ice cream cone infographic! What a world.

Ice Cream Cone Creative Process

Ice Cream Cone Creative Process

http://www.kellerey.com/2013/08/08/infographic-our-creative-process-defined-via-ice-cream/

http://www.kellerey.com/2013/08/08/infographic-our-creative-process-defined-via-ice-cream/