I’m not saying I’m the best graphic designer in Colorado Springs but for SEO purposes, this blog just might pull in a few extra clients.
At Hi-five Design, it’s pretty much just me doing whatever it takes to design cool stuff. Hi-five design offers graphic design, web design, wall graphics and illustrations in Colorado Springs, Denver and surrounding areas. If you’re looking for a unique logo, business card design, brochure design or anything else contact me by clicking here.
A new client of mine GK Records, is starting a record label. So he asked me to put together a logo design for his rap / hip hop record label. This is definitely the first time I’ve designed a logo for a record label, really anything music related. If you can’t tell there’s a bit of American (aka China Motors) automobile influence in there. Yes the client was advised of trademark infringement laws.
Photographer and Porsche enthusiast Bart Kuykens, combines his passion for black and white photography with Porsche in his table book “A Flat 6 Love Affair”.
“If you have a passion or a desire or a motivation to do something you just have to go. If you go of course there’s risk you fail but you learn from it and you try something else. Never give up on your dreams, go for it, if you believe in it, it will work out fine. People are willing to help you out along the way. If you talk to the right people and keep out the negative ones everything will be fine.”
– Bart Kuykens
I love that Bart has found a way to truly follow his dreams and fuel the passion that gets him out of bed in the morning. “Do what you love, love what you do, anything else is a waste of your fucking time.”
Earl’s Kitchen, an upscale restaurant chain out of Vancouver, BC Canada, asked us to paint some wall graphics in their downtown Denver location that would help direct folks to the upstairs bar and patio. I did not design the graphics, just did a bit of painting for them. We were painting on smooth tile so it took a bit of work to make sure the paint would adhere properly. The client wanted the restaurant graphics to have a distressed look so that’s what I did. Turned out pretty good, I dig it.
The folks at Breckenridge Distillery are working on opening their new retail store at the distillery in Breckenridge, CO. I painted their logo earlier this year in their new restaurant about 12ft wide. This time I was painting their logo 4ft wide but four times within the retail space. Two logos on the dark wall and two logos on the light wall.
The painting was done using a projector and some basic house paint from the folks at Ace Hardware.
By the way, if you haven’t been to Breckenridge Distillery or if you haven’t tried any of their spirits, I highly recommend it. Great flavor, high end flavor, and always goes down smooth. Awesome folks working their as well.
Here’s a finance logo design for Focused Compounding out of Dallas, TX. These guys are starting a WordPress blog about finance and investing, focusing on the Punch Card theory. I’ll start building the site early next week. To get a feel for the design of the site, I first started with the logo (as always). Being that the concept is built around the Punch Card theory, I incorporated that feel into the logo design by adding the numbered circles. I don’t like to overwhelm a design with too much clutter but the numbers are soft and not overbearing, so they work.
I reworked my friend Jon’s pine cone logo. He liked my previous design but wanted to incorporate Fibonacci’s Golden Spiral into the design. Here’s what I came up with. The font from the previous design still seems to work so I kept it.
Here’s another logo concept for Cloud Nine Marketing. The client wanted to incorporate sun rays / sunshine into the design so that’s what I did. I started with a some simple shapes and went from there. Nothing ground breaking here but a simple and recognizable design. Lets see what she thinks.
Logo concept for Cloud Nine Marketing out of the east coast. I gently incorporated the number nine into the clouds. Didn’t want to make it too noticeable. The font is built from scratch. It’s a bit playful but still feels professional.