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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/

Prevent Childhood Abuse Iowa Brochure/Infographic Design

Prevent Childhood Abuse Iowa Brochure/Infographic Design

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.

 

Mayberry Homes Ad Campaign

Mayberry Homes Ad Campaign

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

Personal Avatar

Personal Avatar

Everyone at work got to make avatars based on a styleguide by Cory Slifer. This is me in summer and winter variations.

Buttons!
photo by Brian Tallman

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

GD USA Cover Contest

GD USA Cover Contest

GD USA and NEENAH Paper is having a cover design contest based on their papers. I just entered mine yesterday. It is one of my photos and I chose it because they have this paper called Epic Black. It is going to be digitally printed so they can do white ink. I added the "Enter Epic" in Photoshop. The more colorful version is my first try and then I ended up zooming in and desaturating it in my final version.

Grand Ledge Ford Ad Campaign

Grand Ledge Ford 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 and Kris made the print ads.

Iowa Capitol Flag

Iowa Capitol Flag

Iowa Capitol Flag

This is my new Iowa flag creation that I made with one of my Iowa capitol photos. I think it would be great as a 3 piece canvas print.

Inspired by this project

Inspired by this project