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Examples of my work at EMC Insurance

Examples of my work at EMC Insurance

Here some some examples of my projects at my new job with EMC Insurance. I have had a variety of work to do like posters, brochures, web graphics and animated videos. I worked on a video shoot for a commercial and made some animated pieces to use for the internal video. So far it's been exciting and I am pretty proud of what I have accomplished and learned so far.

FSU Credit Union Ad Campaign

FSU Credit Union Ad Campaign

This is a campaign that I worked on with the GIADC Creative Campaign team. The creative was developed by me and Christine Thompson and led by Brian Tallman. I designed the digital/animated ads and Christine designed the print ads.

My Diabetes Home Ad Campaign

My Diabetes Home Ad Campaign

This is a campaign that I worked on with the GIADC Creative Campaign team. The creative was developed by me and Krista Kent and led by Brian Tallman. I created the animated ads and Krista made the print ads.

Lakeland College Ad Campaign

Lakeland College Ad Campaign

This is a campaign that I worked on with the GIADC Creative Campaign team. The creative was developed by me and Jon Kytola and led by Brian Tallman. I created the animated ads and Jon made the print ads. We took some of their existing branding elements and made it more iconic and eye-catching.

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. 

Des Moines Menace Ad Campaign

Des Moines Menace Ad Campaign

This is a campaign that I worked on with the GIADC Creative Campaign team. The creative was developed by me and Hayley Anderson and led by Brian Tallman. I created the animated ads and Hayley made the print ads. View the HTML5 pushdown ad here.

Manitowoc County Fair 2015

Manitowoc County Fair 2015

This is a campaign that I worked on with the GIADC Creative Campaign team. The creative was developed by me and Jolene Schultz and led by Brian Tallman. I designed the digital/animated ads and Jolene designed the print ads. We handmade the logo based off of different fonts and illustrated the fair characters.

Mobile transition ad

300x600 Flash ad

160x600 Flash ad

McMahon's of Luxemburg Ad Campaign

McMahon's of Luxemburg Ad Campaign

This is a campaign that I worked on with the GIADC Creative Campaign team. The creative was developed by me and Christine Thompson and led by Brian Tallman. I designed the digital/animated ads and Christine designed the print ads.

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.

Capital Ford Ad Campaign

Capital Ford Ad Campaign

This is a campaign that I worked on with the GIADC Creative Campaign team. The creative was developed by me and Katie Dondale and led by Brian Tallman. I created the animated ads and Katie made the print ads. I had some fun recreating the style of the Ford tv commercials. View the interactive ad at this link.

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.

Sibcy Cline Realtors Ad Campaign

Sibcy Cline Realtors Ad Campaign

This is a campaign that I worked on for the GIADC Creative Campaign team. The creative was developed by me and led by Brian Tallman. I designed the headline logo, style guideline and all the ads and had some help from Cory Slifer on the HTML5 pushdown ad.