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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.

Jethro's BBQ ad campaign

Jethro's BBQ ad campaign

This ad campaign was originally proposed for Jethro's BBQ N' BACON BACON's grand opening but that was delayed and we ended up reusing the art for an April Fool's joke. It was created with the GIADC Creative Campaign team by me, Hayley Anderson and led by Brian Tallman. I designed the animated digital ads in Adobe Flash and animated HTML5 ads in Adobe Edge. I also illustrated the new front facing Jethro character.

The final ad that ran on April Fool's Day. Click to view it in action!

The final ad that ran on April Fool's Day. Click to view it in action!

Valley Popcorn Ad Campaign

Valley Popcorn Ad Campaign

This is a campaign that I worked on with the GIADC Creative Campaign team. The creative was developed by me and Kris Ahrens and led by Brian Tallman. I created the animated ads above and Kris made the print ads below. We had a lot of fun with making the color palette and writing some punny copy. 

Ryker as the Arrow

Ryker as the Arrow

Ryker as the Arrow

This version was a little too weird...

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.

LitaSell RE/MAX Ad Campaign

LitaSell RE/MAX Ad Campaign

This ad campaign was created for The LitaSells team of REMAX Alliance. It was created with the GIADC Creative Campaign team by me, Kris Ahrens and led by Brian Tallman. I designed the animated digital ads in Adobe Flash and Kris created the adscape print ad.

Print adscape ad designed by teammate Kris Ahrens

Print adscape ad designed by teammate Kris Ahrens

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