Archive for the ‘music production’ Category

Argh, I did these pics a while back. Got busy with work. I am practicing doing event flicks. This was a pretty cool venue. Books and cool stuff all around. I want to thank Shake The Hand (follow them on twitter @ShakeTheHand) peeps for letting me shoot this one. I am going to try to do more in future. (Venue – Hemingways–> http://www.hemingwayslounge.com/)

Front Room Entertainment hit me up to do a small gig for local artist in LA. Just did some clean up of the photo and boosted details and gave it a clean title treatment.

CLIENT:::STORY

These two covers are also available on Itunes and Amazon.com. Hash – Latinz Finest cover was created with again few photos of the artist only so I did what I could with what I had. I think this a reoccurring thing in my artwork. I get very little elements and make the most of them.

ZEN LOUNGE(RIGHT) I hand drew in Corel Painter and did the title in Adobe Illustrator and composited all the elements in Adobe Photoshop. The image I reference was a old water color and calligraphy painted scroll that one of the executives had purchased from china.

PROGRAMS USED: Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Corel Painter

 

<LEFT>HASH-LATINZ FINEST    <RIGHT>ZEN LOUNGE

Was commissioned again by DJ Shanx to do the invitation flyer for Ill Camille’s Release Party in LA. Overall, I went with Helvetica Neue as a font and created little embellishments (musical notes, etc.)

On the first draft he wanted to do a basic black and white design with no graphics.

Then on the second version we added the album cover art and sponsor logos.

Here are some of her videos. Great female mc….I really hope she does well…


 
 
 


 
 
 


 
 
 

Awesome Jazz Club flyer I designed…I used some photos I shot with my digital camera (namely the guitar image)….Also, I needed some more corporate or clean pieces to add to my portfolio…

Here is the flyer with all the musicians…

And the flyer with one act (The Format)….

One Performance Act (Concentric Arts Music Series)

What can I say everyone has a side hobby. I worked with this guy and had no clue how talented he was as a producer….Check him out for yourself…

Here is his site link too..

djdownright.com

My homeboy June is running cool site called Fresh Kut Ave. It pretty much has to do with everything urban and underground culture. Kicks, music, and more…

I wonder do I have something to do with triggering this since I gave him transforming vinyl nike sneaker that turns into optimus prime…all that said…the site blog is updated weekly with new content…I highly recommend it to people trying to keep up with the latest and if you want to upgrade your swag…

Check Out Fresh Kut

PICVIBE.COM

So…Where do I begin…It all started in my brother’s bedroom…I assume being in Modesto, California doesn’t really have that much options of activities to do for a brilliant minded teenager that has a x-military father and a nurse for a mother on the other end of the country(a whole other story entirely)….so it began with building small database pages and using his big brother’s logo (jussray.com) and knocking it off for a branded site…then evolving to something entirely on its own…he mentions in a conversation…”Hey! I am building this cool new website…tell all your friends!!!”…being an older sibling, of course, I wanted to be supportive and I did what I was asked to do….however, being me…I am very ambitious, so I wanted to take the site to the next level….having already had this idea predating friendster, myspace, hi-five, facebook and all the other unimportant social networking sites…through the daunting task of trying to build our dream of a mega social networking site I took on the task of being marketing person to get the word out about the site and get people to believe in the brand along the way…there was the ambitious magazine editor…which led me to the female computer scientist and her eccentric rapper boyfriend…to a series of music industry parties and some parties of sorts I care not to mention…to event coordinating…then event planning….mixtape sessions late nights in Hollywood…then enlisting the help of mentors and seeking vc capital from overzealous investment bankers…which was interesting, because as I should have known having 4 million dollar carrot dangling in front of your face was almost too go to be true, however we made steps to prep deal memos and all other necessary documents for the injection of financial stimulus into or growing project…with all that said the 4 million dollar carrot dropped due to the lack of follow-up and poor communication on the behave of our primary contact person…with that came loss of faith in the home grown project and absentee-ism of friendships and support from some… I guess through all of this I have learned who are your real friends and how much heart it takes to build something great…

The next phase is coming…

I would like to thank everyone that supported me through the growth of picvibe.com and those that have remained with us though the good, the bad and the ugly…

Stay Tuned…

As result of me hanging out and enjoying my passion for music and networking…DJ Shanx reached out to me (Thank You Homeboy) and blessed me with the opportunity to design the mixtape cover for the upcoming mixtape West Coast Wonders sponsored by Arize Magazine…He basically told me “Go Left Field With It…” so I pumped everything I could into the design. Keeping West Coast in mind…I haven’t forgot the bay…I just kept in mind what people know of the west coast when they think about it….as my mentor Will93 (Update you nickname man!) says…”The west coast includes SanDiego, LA, SF Bay, Seattle, and Portland…None the less…Shanx was happy…Let me know what yall think…

One of my good pals from Atlanta has an online radio show. Very straight up and he is into good music. NO WACKNESS ALLOWED…LOL…check him out…and of course if you want to get know more about his thought process. Hit up his blog…and always send him new content if you got it (music, music related articles, etc.)

Radio Show
http://blip.fm/liquidjumper

His Blog
http://atltangent.blogspot.com/