While at Georgia Southern, I had the joy of working on some university departmental nameplates. Here are a few.

Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management

This is the most widely-used logo I got to work on. The Division of SAEM is one of the largest divisions at the university, and this logo has been used on everything from notepads to banners to big screens; anything the division sponsors. The coolest use I got to see was on a massive projection screen in the basketball arena behind Condoleezza Rice as she spoke to thousands of faculty and staff. It gives a feller a good feeling knowing it’s up there doing its job.

Southern Legacy Student Foundation

Unfortunately, this nameplate was rejected, and the division went another direction. I still REALLY like it a lot. They wanted the image of the great oaks planted on the historic old campus circle, strong and reliable, in their new fundraising drive.

 

Early Work

June 27, 2011

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Here’s some early work I did for a local band, Eric Foster-Whiddon and the Summer Associate, circa 2006.

One of my recurring projects from the last few years has been the Georgia Southern University Honors Program’s correspondence magazine, Honors@Georgia Southern. I built it from scratch and have spent the past three years refining the templates and styles to pass on to the next student to take over. While working on it, the magazine won Best Magazine by the National Collegiate Honors Council. Which I guess is a big deal, of sorts. Here’s the opening spread for this year’s feature on students studying abroad in Egypt, just weeks before protests erupted.

I’m a production manager for a printing company. It’s a great job for me, given my knack for walking around and looking at paper and such. But today while making my rounds, I realized that I’m living a Rockstar game.

The premise is always the same: a free-roaming environment in which you stumble upon people who need a job done. You help them, you get paid, you go back to roaming.

A day in the office, though mine doesn't have russian symbols and thugs.

The press room and printing plant are my free-roaming environment. I have a safehouse (my office) tucked away from all of the action of the plant where I can escape to (and do things like type a blog entry at lunch). Granted, there aren’t as many (or any) hookers, pimps, cops, shop owners or guidos, but I have a cool collection of interesting characters of my own.

I wander around, keeping track of everything that’s going on until someone has a problem; like today: “Donny” in shipping had a lost package that he needed me to find. Of course, pretending that I’m grabbing some smuggled goods and running them to some abandoned shipping yard makes the search way more exciting than it actually is. And, just like in the games, I finish my errand, get paid and go back to roaming.

My trip to find a missing order.

 

Meeting a client for a presscheck.

That being said, lunch is over, and I’ve got to go meet Tommy at Washington Beach for a new paper supplier.

Keeping Busy

June 1, 2011

Beans and Strings is keeping me busy this week! Here’s some more work I’m doing for their Constant Contact (r) e-mailers.

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