UBLights Lighting & Safety Products

UBLights Lighting & Safety Products

UBLights Website

Project Description

This was a ground-up redesign of an existing website. The redesign had become necessary due to various issues with the previous design, a reworked logo, new branding for some products, and a desire to bring the control of the site in-house. I began with a Muse design, and transitioned to WordPress to take advantage of all that has to offer.

New content included catalogs, featured product flyers, social links, and updated wording. I also used licensed images as well as my own images and videos to replace unlicensed content.

 

Project Details

Client UBLights
Date Ongoing
Skills Branding, Web Design, eCommerce, Photoshop, Writing, CSS Editing, Logo Design, Print Design, Typography
View ublights.com

UBLights Own The Night

New Logo

With UBLights entry into the off-road segment, I was tasked with creating a logo to promote this new line of lights. The logo needed to be dynamic, rugged, and instantly recognizable. Using the existing colors, and our hashtag of #ownthenight, I created this Jeep-centric logo, and the below logo for web use. The OwnTheNight site can be found here.

 

UBLights Own The Night website logo

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Oak Forest, IL 60452
708.717.9601
Project: Alive

Project: Alive

Project: Alive

Project Description

Project: Alive was originally conceived as a series of youth hostels in Costa Rica utilizing converted ISO shipping containers as the living units aw well as a group lavatory / shower unit. The initial work was done towards that end – with a set of 5 living units and one sanitation unit in a circle around a common area featuring grills and tables. As the project was being worked on, it changed into an idea for efficient homeless shelters, still using converted containers. The work done included using SketchUp to edit and design the container interiors, as well as render a circle of 6 units. SketchUp was also used to present concept art of a converted big-box store reimagined as a group shelter.This project is currently in development, holding on additional funding and other concerns.

Project Details

Client Thomas Ewig Date Ongoing Skills Branding, Web Design, SketchUp 3D, Interior Design, Print Design, PowerPoint View alivecontainerhousingproject.com (in development)

Costa Rican Hostel SketchUp Rendering

The project began with rendering a standard 40′ shipping container, and splitting that into a pair of housing units, each with a bed, table, chairs, and wardrobe. Another container was rendered into a unisex sanitation unit, with showers and bathroom facilities. These two unit designs were then combined into a 5+1 (living + sanitation) unit circle, with picnic table and grill for each unit in a centeal common space.At this point in the project, there was only the idea of making this a hostel in Costa Rica – no further work was being done.
Alive Homeless Shelters logo

Logo Design

Next was the need for a logo. The client decided on a set of colors, originally for the container housing units. From there, as the project morphed into a form of homeless shelter, the idea of a celebratory image seemed to fit. So I decided to keep the name, and add the arms upraised figure, celebrating a new home, out of the elements. Something with privacy and security.

Urban Shelter SketchUp Rendering

The Project: Alive concept then shifted to something to address the homeless problem in the US. With this change, the larger units for Costa Rica were out, and a smaller, prefab unit was in. These are the same converted 20′ containers being used in Europe as team housing, migrant housing, and on-site worker housing. The idea was to use abandoned big-box or grocery stores to hold the units. This offers a fully enclosed housing group, allowing for indoor playspaces for children, and communal space for everyone. Each unit is self-contained, which provides security and privacy, as well as a sense of ownership. With stacking even just 2 high, 500 units can be fit in even a small big-box store, with room for social spaces.I designed living, kitchen, and sanitation units for this iteration of the project.

Print Design

Finally, I created a set of print documents for the project. Each document served a different purpose. The trifold flyer was designed to present the problem, and offer Project: Alive as the solution. The spec sheet showed the Project: Alive urban multihouse concept, and explained the idea, design, and implementation needed to begin working on that shelter problem.At this time, Project: Alive was back-burnered by the client. It should be revisited in 2018, and more work done on the concept, including a website.

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Oak Forest, IL 60452
708.717.9601
The Kingdom Company

The Kingdom Company

The Kingdom Company

The Kingdom Company logo

Project Description

The client was looking for a logo and business package for their travel agency’s sideline of missionary-specific travel services. The logo created needed to reflect a commitment to go wherever the missionary was sent. The final logo was approved, as was a package of letterhead, envelopes, and business cards.The company has since fully rebranded, including a new name, and none of these logos are currently in use.

Project Details

Client The Kingdom Company Date August, 2001 Skills Branding, Logo Design
First version of the Kingdom Company logo

First Version

Produced for a Birmingham, AL travel agency seeking to promote their missionary travel business. This is the first version of their logo. The specifications were to include a globe and an airplane. Seeking to get some further information from the client resulted in this first version.

Second Version

Feedback from the first version included a request to use the Papyrus font, and to suggest that the jet was in motion. Incorporating the jet’s ‘trail’ into the lettering resulted in the second version.

Some revisions to this design resulted in the finished product above. All three versions were done in Adobe Illustrator, and incorporate manipulated vector images and text.

Second version of the Kingdom Company logo

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Oak Forest, IL 60452
708.717.9601
Advanced Endodontics

Advanced Endodontics

Advanced Endodontics, PC

Advanced Endodontics Logo

Project Description

Advanced Endodontics in Birmingham, AL is a dental practice that requested a full business package. They requested a clean, image-free logo. This is the final, approved product.Aimed at an upmarket clientele, the client desired a non-graphic logo, and selected this design. The package included logo, letterhead, envelopes, business cards, prescription pads, note pads, and all the other forms and papers needed to run a medical office.The logo was created in Adobe Illustrator. While the business has changed logos in the past year, the original work is visible on their signage.

Project Details

Client Advanced Endodontics, PC Date August, 2001 Skills Branding, Logo Design View smithrootcanal.com

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Oak Forest, IL 60452
708.717.9601