Sunday, November 29, 2009

Sunset love

Sunset love, originally uploaded by staci.paul.
I had an amazing time doing this photo shoot with Jeff over Thanksgiving break. I set up the shot, set the self-timer and ran into each photo. It was fun to see how they turned out. These are some of my faves.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Beneath The Sheets:::Update

Updated cover design of my software project...the black is a sleeve with the title laser engraved into it with colored transparent vellum sleeve layers over it to signify two people coming together and the intimate feelings they share.  This style will be carried throughout the packaging, manual, and interface of the product.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Free Textures!!

Heeeeey designers!  I came across this awesome resource for tons of free textures.  CHECK IT OUT!
Texturize your life. :o)

Monday, November 9, 2009

Simply Amazing

Have you ever seen an awesome design and thought, "wow, this is so clever!"  Well, I saw an ad today in Communication Arts that I wish I would've thought of first.  Its clever, funny, striking, and definitely communicates a strong message.  Maybe I am just in love with photo compilation and manipulation right now, but this ad caught my, huh?
One Life Awareness Print Ad with Bristol-Myers Squibb for HIV awareness:

Friday, November 6, 2009

Group Fitness Update...

I suppose its pretty similar to the last post, but I spent quite a bit of time fixing shadows and whatnot to make all the images appear as if they were in the same atmosphere with the same light source. Plus more text.  If you'd like to learn more about UW-Stout Health and Fitness Center's Group Fitness Classes, visit their website.
The classes are awesome!  My personal favorites are Turbo Kick and Sunrise Yoga, but they also offer Extreme Abs, Toning, Step 'n Sculpt, Butts n' Gutts, Hip Hop Hustle, and Pilates.  And guys, this is a great way to meet girls! :o)  Only $3 or FREE with an HFC membership.

Beneath the Sheets

My Product and Packaging class assigned us to conceptualize a new software program and create packaging and accompanying graphics.
My concept is a software for couples in serious relationships or in the midst of their marriage that enhances their sexual relationship by first building a solid foundation of self-knowledge and understanding of the partner's character. The software itself incorporates interactive activities that first focus on individual discovery, experimentation, and learning about your own physical, emotional and mental wants and needs.  After both partners develop a solid knowledge of themselves as individuals, they then can move on to learning about one another on a personal level, then, ultimately they'll reach the juicy stuff: sex tips, games, and exciting ideas.  The entire journey leads the couple to discovery of whats "Beneath the Sheets," both personally, mutually, and sexually.

An illustration style I'm playing with. "Digging beneath the layers to expose your sexual aspirations" (Its a work in progress...)

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Type in Motion Inspiration

While the debate of taking a Type in Motion class is on my mind, its application has become more apparent to me and grasped my attention in several instances.
Here are a couple of inspiring videos:
Typofile Film Festival
Tom Waits: "Come on Up to the House"
I hope to find more...If you have any good ones, post them in the comments! And thank you in advance :o)