Thursday, March 21, 2013

Bringing Infographics to Southern Miss

This project was a design first for me: my first infographic. Southern Miss basketball has broken/tied a plethora of records this season and wanted a cool way to show their fans just how strong the program has been. That's where I came in and created this little doodad. For my first go around with one of these, I was very pleased with the outcome, as well with the overall solid response it received on USM's Facebook and Twitter feeds.

I wanted the team and individual records to relate in some way, so I used the same basketball graphic between the two sections. Changing up its use and color scheme between the two helped to delineate the two sections along with the horizontal vs. vertical layout. It was an awesome, challenging experience to put this piece together, and I am sure there will be more on down the road!

Monday, March 18, 2013

Southern Miss NIT Announcement: Covering Social Media

It has been a busy Sunday for college hoops as March Madness is now in full swing. Both the NCAA and NIT brackets were announced today and it was very exciting to see the Southern Miss Golden Eagles grab a #1 seed in the NIT! As part of this evening's excitement, I was able to help out by getting the message out across their Facebook and Twitter pages. As you can see from the images above, I worked with a layout that could be easily transitioned from one outlet to the next. The Twitter image will also work as a flyer that will be handed out on campus promoting the game on Wednesday.

It was really a neat experience to be involved with a March Madness announcement. It is a pressure packed day for not only the players, but for those of us behind the scenes as well! With Southern Miss being on the bubble, I had to be prepared to go either route with my design, depending on which tournament selected them. Here's to some crazy tournaments and great college basketball the rest of the way!

Sunday, March 10, 2013

CF Foundation 30 Under 30 Invite

So I'm not all sports all the time (just most of the time, haha!). Above is an invite I recently finished for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's chapter located in Nashville, TN (dates and RSVP info changed). It's a fold over invitation that will be 5"x7" at its finished size, and I had a lot of fun putting this invitation together. I especially enjoyed my little trick with the headers on the interior. The two headers work by themselves, describing what is below them, and as a pair with it reading "about the event honoring..." and then your eye heads down to the 30 honorees.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Southern Miss Facebook Cover Schedule

"Michael, you can't cram a whole weekend's worth of information into a Facebook cover image!"

Sure you can! And that's exactly what I did with the latest one for Southern Miss Athletics. They have quite the busy weekend coming up and wanted to advertise it on their Facebook page. It was definitely a challenge to get all the information on there in a legible format, but I was very pleased with the end result. I particularly like the extremely faded logo on the textured background behind the schedule. I find that a little texture in the background mixed with some nice shadows gives a good depth to a piece and helps the info pop just a little more.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Southern Miss Poster Samples

I recently got samples of the posters I have created for several teams at Southern Miss. I have posted a few pics of each below. I always love getting the finished project!