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Photobooks – published using Blurb.com

Several photobooks created for family and friends – examples of a memorial book, baptism book, prom book and vacation book.

COMPLETED 2010/2009

Photobook - Covers

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Posted August 7th, 2010.

Logo Recreation

The band had a head drum created with a Fast Times at Ridgemont High inspiration. Logos were needed for event promotion and needed the logo in EPS form. I recreated the logo.

COMPLETED 2009RockLobsterBand.com - Logo Recreation

Posted August 7th, 2010.

Logo Re-creation

Re-created the logos for three bands. Logos were needed for the web, print and promotions.

COMPLETED FROM 2005 to 2006

Logo Recreation

Posted August 7th, 2010.

Commemorative Pin Mailer

This was a project for my student employment position in the College of Technology and Applied Sciences Dean’s Office. The purpose of the mailer was to send information to alumni and allow them to detach a card which could be returned. The returned card served as a way to to compile alumni contact information and to allow the alumni to collect a commemorative pin. The campus was in the process of a name change, so this also served to announce the new  campus name to the alumni.

This project was created in Indesign and went to pre-flight (checked for CMYK accuracy, file linking, and fonts) to ensure printing accuracy. Communication with the on-campus printer was essential to know the requirement needed for a successful print.


CTAS Mailer - Inside

CTAS Mailer - Front

Posted August 4th, 2010.

Poster for Print

This is was in InDesign project, with the purpose of creating a themed university affiliated poster for print.

The Engineering Fraternity called Theta Tau, which has a chapter at ASU was chosen. Theta Tau has a semester recruiting week to attract new members. The purpose of this poster was to create a poster that could be reused or used for multiple semesters.

Stock photography was used to create the inner images. Some of the elements were created in illustrator to create vector graphics for improved printing performance. All images, graphics, and colors were specified for CMYK.

PROJECT COMPLETED: 11/23/05: PDF Version

Theta Tau Poster

Posted August 4th, 2010.

Magazine Design – Photoshop Project

This was a design project to redesign an existing magazine and it was to be completed in Photoshop, not in Indesign.

The magazine chosen was for Theta Tau, and is sent out every semester.  The original cover was all dark red with gold text on it. This was my take on updating the magazine. Stock photography was used in this update.

All pre-flighting, and color checking for RGB to CMYK conversion were requirements for this project.

PROJECT COMPLETED: 11/05/05: PDF VERSIONTheta Tau Magazine Cover Mockup

Posted August 4th, 2010.

Rich Media PDF

This is a PDF project that contains different types of media elements which was created for my Digital Media Workflow course. Meaning that embedded in the PDF are different sounds, links to websites, and even a video. I had lots of fun making this, and problably went overboard.

The purpose of the project was to create an informational PDF. The information could be real or fictional. Since I helped to make some products for my favorite band, The Chadwicks, I decided to use the calendars as my promotional and informational pieces.

I used an Indesign project from a previous class (Typography & Color) for a different project to create the base PDF, then added different media elements.

HIGHLY suggest downloading and then opening, as the PDF contains a video.

FILE: hastings3.pdf ( short video 9 MB)
FILE: hastings3-full.pdf ( full video 28.5 MB)

(Right-Click and Save As)


Media Rich PDF - Chadwicks Merch

Posted August 4th, 2010.

Typography and Color

This is a PDF of an Indesign project for my Indesign course. The purpose of the project was to use our knowledge of Typography and Color. The main idea was to create a “sell sheet” for a product, which could be fictional or real. If the project were to be printed, it would be a one page two-sided slick.

I chose to promote some Chadwicks calendars I made for 2005. The calendars contain photos that I’ve taken over the last few years. They are sold through a company called CafePress.com, but I designed the different image areas for each month.

FILE: Chadwicks Calendar Sell Sheet – PDF ( 300 kb)


Chadwicks Calendar Sell Sheet

Posted August 4th, 2010.

Merchandise – Band

These projects were for The Chadwicks, a local AZ cover band. Graphics and images were created for merchandise. All graphics and designs were taken or created for each project. The actual logo was recreated in Illustrator, so that it could be used as a vector graphic, to keep all reproductions crisp and clean. A 12 month custom calendar was used, where I took the photos from the previous year.

PROJECT COMPLETED: Throughout 2004/2005

Chadwicks Band Merchandise

Posted August 4th, 2010.

Catalog Sheet (Photography)

This was the final project for my Commercial Photography course. The project purpose was to create a Catalog Sheet. We had to create a company that sold some sort of product. My team chose a collectibles theme. For this project, I helped to create the main company/projectidea. Also, helped to formulate ideas on the background set and helped to create the set. I helped to set up lighting and also helped take the images. The actual layout of the page was created in InDesign, which at that point in time I did not know how to use. So, I mainly voiced my opinions when it came to the final page layout.

My team member was:  John Radavich


Catalog Sheet Project

Posted August 4th, 2010.

Product Photography

This project was for my Commercial Photography course. The purpose was to create a set of “products” to photograph in a studio setting.

For this project the set, and the lighting of the set was important. After shooting, we turned the images into CMYK and they were saved at 300 DPI. The image below is a low-res image of the final.


Product Photography Project

Posted August 4th, 2010.

Art Display project

For my Creative Design course, our team was directed to come up with a creative solution for displaying art. The Graphical Information Technology club has an art show every semester, where art from students are displayed. Our team was to figure out an aesthetically pleasing, economical, mobile structure. The project was mainly to come up with a plan, but my lovely team went one step farther than that and came up with an actual prototype.

  • My team members were:
    • Jaret Lynch
    • Micheal Zaletel


This is an diagram I made in Illustrator, based on the ideas of the team.

This is an fantastic animated gif that demonstrates our design as it might appear in the ASU East Student Union. This was created by Micheal Zaletel.

Posted August 4th, 2010.