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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.

RE/MAX Campaign

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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.

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Flag Design

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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.

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Des Moines in December

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Des Moines in December

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

Illustrated by Derek Mit

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Happy Thanksgiving

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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.

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Falling Leaves, Halloween, and Trick or Treating

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Falling Leaves, Halloween, and Trick or Treating

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My Creative Process and Ice Cream Cones

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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/

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Ryker the Hiker

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Ryker the Hiker

A double exposure edit of Ryker the Hiker with some trees, as seen in the next photo.

Just a shot down my street after an evening walk.

Just a shot down my street after an evening walk.

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Ledges Trip 2014

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Ledges Trip 2014

 

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Simon Estes Amphitheater edits

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Simon Estes Amphitheater edits

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ACEs 360 Tri-Fold Brochure

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ACEs 360 Tri-Fold Brochure

In May of this year I signed up for Design Assign. I heard about it through a work email at the GIADC.

Design Assign is a collaborative partnership that gives back to the greater Des Moines area community through design. Alongside AIGA Iowa, area creatives will use their talents to provide local non-profit organizations with communications products that can help raise awareness and funds.
— http://designassign.iowa.aiga.org

In June, I got paired with Prevent Child Abuse Iowa to design a brochure/flier.

Since 1975, Prevent Child Abuse Iowa has led child abuse prevention efforts in Iowa through advocacy, awareness and assistance. PCA Iowa is the only statewide organization dedicated to preventing child abuse and the only consistent voice for child abuse prevention during the state legislative session. The organization manages state and federal grant programs, which contribute financial support to community groups that provide services to families.

I met with Sarah from PCA Iowa and we went over the information that needed to be in the brochure. I then organized all that information and sketched a layout.

The goal was to develop a communications toolkit for community groups and organizations to use in sharing an important study on the correlation between adverse childhood experiences and adult well being. I designed a professional look for the toolkit, as well as an enticing and easy-to-digest brochure on the subject.

We love the end result and are already using it, including at a recent conference with more than 700 attendees!
— Sarah Welch from PCA Iowa

mockup

Riley helped us turn our vision for an easy-to-read brochure about The Adverse Childhood Experiences Study into something far more engaging than we ever imagined. Beyond his technical graphic design skills, he offers many talents in working on collaborative marketing projects including generating ideas, seeking and incorporating feedback, and coming up with solutions to difficult tasks. We appreciate the creativity and energy he brought to this project and hope to work with him again on future projects.
— PCA Iowa

I am presenting this at the Design Assign 3rd Annual Culmination Gala on October 23rd at 6 along with the other volunteers and their non-profits.

 

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