cjadesign

Welcome,

cjadesign serves as an electronic portfolio showcasing several pieces of my design work.

My experience lies in print and web design, marketing, production, and
photography, and I am open to new and exciting freelance and full-time opportunities.

You can find me on LinkedIn, send an email, call, or download a copy of my resume.

Thank you for visiting.

-Chris


  • Why Be Something That You're Not // Book //
    6.5in x 9in // 256 pages


    Role: Art direction, graphics, layout + design, image scanning and color correction.
    Notes: The book was written and edited by Tony Rettman and was released on July 6th, 2010 via Revelation Records Publishing. Images of selected interior spreads can be viewed by visiting the link below.

    Cover spread shown

    Fabrication via: InDesign + Photoshop


    >> view hi-res images of the cover and spreads
  • Chips & Beer // Magazine // US letter size

    Role: Art direction, graphics, layout, design + proof reading.
    Notes: 100+/- pages per issue and published quarterly with a 3000 copy circulation distributed globally. Copywriting and editing performed by multiple editors.

    Cover of Issue 1 shown

    Fabrication via: InDesign + Illustrator + Photoshop


    >> view hi-res images of the cover and spreads
  • Spirent TestCenter Brochure // US letter size
    // 18 pages


    Role: Art direction, graphics, layout + design.
    Notes: Copywriting and edits performed by in-house editor.

    Cover (top) and spread (bottom) shown

    Fabrication via: InDesign + Illustrator + Photoshop


    >> view hi-res images of the cover and spreads
  • Spirent TestCenter Brochure // US letter size
    // 18 pages


    Role: Art direction, graphics, layout + design.
    Notes: Copywriting and edits performed by in-house editor.

    Interior spreads shown

    Fabrication via: InDesign + Illustrator + Photoshop


    >> view hi-res images of the cover and spreads
  • Spirent Product Catalog // US letter size
    // 82 pages


    Role: Art direction, graphics, layout + design.
    Notes: Copywriting and edits performed by in-house editor. Catalog created with perfect and spiral binding.

    Cover (top) and TOC (bottom) shown

    Fabrication via: InDesign + Illustrator + Photoshop


    >> view hi-res images of the cover and spreads
  • Spirent Product Catalog // US letter size
    // 82 pages


    Role: Art direction, graphics, layout + design.
    Notes: Copywriting and edits performed by in-house editor. Catalog created with perfect and spiral binding.

    Interior spreads shown

    Fabrication via: InDesign + Illustrator + Photoshop


    >> view hi-res images of the cover and spreads
  • Spirent OnDEMAND Brochure // US letter size
    // 22 pages


    Role: Art direction, graphics, layout + design.
    Notes: Copywriting and edits performed performed by various product managers.

    Cover (top) and spread (bottom) shown

    Fabrication via: InDesign + Illustrator + Photoshop


    >> view hi-res images of the cover and spreads
  • Spirent Federal Magazine Advertisement
    // 5in x 6.75in


    Role: Art direction, graphics, layout + design.

    Fabrication via: InDesign + Photoshop
  • Spirent Advanced Video Testing Brochure
    // US letter size // 8 pages


    Role: Graphics, layout + design.

    Cover (top) and spread (bottom) shown

    Fabrication via: InDesign + Photoshop


    >> view hi-res images of the cover and spreads
  • Spirent TestCenter Chassis Poster // 37in x 34in

    Role: Art direction, layout + design

    Fabrication via: Illustrator + Photoshop + InDesign
  • Spirent SR5500 // Roll-up Banner // 1m x 2m

    Role: Art direction, layout + design, product photography.
    Notes: Banner printed on vinyl.

    Banner and chassis photography shown

    Fabrication via: Photoshop + Illustrator


    >> view pre- and post-Photoshop images of chassis and hi-res images of banner
  • Spirent Day at Cisco // Poster // 18in x 24in

    Role: Art direction, layout + design.

    Fabrication via: Illustrator
  • Various Spirent Posters // Assorted sizes

    Role: Art direction, icon graphics, layout + design.
    Notes: Various posters created for sales and trade shows that exhibited various technology offered by Spirent. Sizes ranged from 30in x 20in to 35in x 25in.

    Fabrication via: Illustrator + Photoshop + InDesign


    >> view hi-res images of the posters
  • Invitation Postcard

    Role: Layout + design.
    Notes: Direct Marketing postcard invitation for a Spirent hosted Network Seminar.

    Fabrication via: InDesign + Photoshop
  • Hawaii Vacation Prize Postcard

    Role: Art direction, layout + design.

    Fabrication via: InDesign + Photoshop
  • The Wall Street Journal Cover // Newspaper

    Role: Art direction, layout + design.
    Notes: Created cover and managed 300 images for domestic, European and Asian editions. Report was published on November 8, 2004.

    Fabrication via: Photoshop + Quark
  • The Wall Street Journal World Series Report
    // Newspaper


    Role: Art direction, layout + design.
    Notes: Report was published October 18, 2004.

    Fabrication via: Photoshop + Quark
  • The Wall Street Journal World Series Report
    // Newspaper


    Role: Art direction, layout + design.
    Notes: Report was published October 18, 2004.

    Fabrication via: Photoshop + Quark
  • The Wall Street Journal 2005 NFL Season Schedule // Newspaper // Two page spread

    Role: Art direction, layout + design.
    Notes: Two-page insert showcasing the entire 2005 NFL season schedule for the Football Special Report. Report published August 29, 2005.

    Fabrication via: Indesign + Illustrator
  • The Wall Street Journal 2005 NCAA Basketball Tournament Bracket // Newspaper
    // Two page spread


    Role: Layout + design.
    Notes: Two-page insert showcasing the 2005 NCAA Tournament bracket for the Basketball Special Report. Report published March 14, 2005.

    Fabrication via: Quark + Photoshop

  • Victor Griffin 'Late For An Early Grave' // LP

    Role: Co-art direction, layout + design.
    Notes: Single pocket gatefold jacket with gloss varnish. Released by Outlaw Recordings in December 2004 in a hand-numbered edition of 500 copies.

    Front and back cover shown

    Fabrication via: Photoshop + Illustrator


    >> view hi-res images of entire LP layout
  • The Goslings 'Grandeur of Hair' // CD

    Role: Co-art direction, layout + design.
    Notes: Cover is screen-printed by Alan Sherry of Siwa Records on a heavy weight, black, french paper stock. Black ink on the CD had a spot matte varnish making the pink "pop out". Text in the sample is shown in white for ease of viewing. Actual text on the CD is black, sans matte varnish. Final size is 15x6 inches and comes packed in a Mylar sleeve. Released by Archive Records in June of 2006 in an edition of 1000 copies.

    Outside (top) and inner (bottom) covers shown

    Fabrication via: InDesign + Photoshop


    >> view hi-res images of CD layout
  • Jack Rose '[Untitled]' // LP

    Role: Layout + design.
    Notes: Released in an edition of 1000 copies. Front and back cover are coated in a matte UV varnish while the text on the back cover is a gloss UV varnish. Cover is Stoughton heavyweight, '70's 'tip-on' style and the vinyl is 180gm weight. Japanese style OBI's were offset printed using an HP Indigo Press. Released by Tequila Sunrise Records in May 2007.

    Front (top) and back (bottom) covers and
    record labels (top right) shown


    Fabrication via: InDesign + Photoshop


    >> view hi-res images of LP layout
  • LSD March 'Empty Rubious Red' // LP

    Role: Layout + design.
    Notes: Released in an edition of 1000 copies. Cover is Stoughton heavyweight, '70's 'tip-on' style and the vinyl is 180gm weight. Japanese style OBI's were offset printed using an HP Indigo Press. Released by Tequila Sunrise Records in April 2007.

    Front (top) and back (bottom) covers and
    record labels (top right) shown


    Fabrication via: InDesign + Photoshop


    >> view hi-res images of LP layout
  • Kousokuya 'Echoes From Deep Underground'
    // CD + DVD


    Role: Co-art direction, layout + design.
    Notes: Cover is hand-screened by Alan Sherry of Siwa Records on a heavy weight, black, french paper stock. Using only metallic silver ink, a high-gloss varnish was used as a contrasting ink for Kanji and other text. CD faces are matte black and text/Kanji is a gloss black. The CDs are packaged in black envelopes and held together by an OBI strip. The entire package is housed in a mylar sleeve and is limited to 700 copies.

    Front (left) cover, CD + DVD and two-sided OBI
    (right) shown


    Fabrication via: InDesign + Photoshop

    >> view hi-res images of the entire CD/DVD layout
  • Jack Rose 'Dr. Ragtime and His Pals' // LP

    Role: Layout + design.
    Notes: Released in an edition of 960 copies. Front and back cover text is gloss UV varnish. Record is housed in a European manufactured hard board inner-sleeve slipped inside a matte board jacket. Japanese style OBI's were offset printed using an HP Indigo Press. Released by Tequila Sunrise Records in November 2008.

    Front (top) and back (bottom) covers and record labels (top right) shown

    Fabrication via: InDesign


    >> view hi-res images of the entire LP layout
  • Narita Munehiro 'Ether: Solo Electric Guitar Works' // CD

    Role: Layout + design.
    Notes: Japanese translations by Alan Cummings. CD face was offest printed to provide more vibrant color and richer text detail. The entire cover was spot varnished in a high gloss. The entire package is housed in a mylar sleeve and final size is 15x6 inches. Released by Archive Records in August 2006.

    Outside (top) and inner (bottom) covers shown

    Fabrication via: InDesign + Photoshop


    >> view hi-res images of CD layout
  • Gaping Maw 'Two Improvisations' // CD

    Role: Layout + design.
    Notes: Paintings by Lisa Mordhorts. CD face was offest printed to provide more vibrant color and richer text detail. Sleeve printed using an Indigo press on photo stock. The entire package is housed in a mylar sleeve and final size is 15x6 inches. Released by Archive Records in May 2006.

    Outside (top) and inner (bottom) covers shown

    Fabrication via: InDesign + Photoshop


    >> view hi-res images of CD layout
  • Knockdown 'Discography' // CD

    Role: Co-art direction, text treatment, layout + design.
    Notes: Band logo was deconstructed and stressed by hand and then scanned into digital format. Insert is an eight panel roll-fold. Released by Youngblood Records in March 2006 in an edition of 1000 copies.

    Front cover and CD (top) and outside traycard
    (bottom) shown


    Fabrication via: InDesign + Photoshop


    >> view hi-res images of the entire CD layout
  • Victor Griffin 'Late For An Early Grave' // CD

    Role: Co-art direction, layout + design.
    Notes: The CD version of Victor Griffin's solo album. Insert is an eight panel roll-fold. Released by Outlaw Recordings in April 2005 in an edition of 1000 copies.

    Outside (top) and inner (bottom) covers and traycard (center) shown

    Fabrication via: Photoshop + Illustrator


    >> view hi-res images of CD layout

  • Craft Project Ideas

    Role: Art direction, photography, layout + design.
    Notes: Monthly and bi-monthly homepage graphics for the Craft Project Ideas web site. I was responsible for all product, component and craft photography shot utilizing our in-house studio.

    www.craftprojectideas.com

    Fabrication via: Photoshop + Illustrator + Digital Photography


    >> view hi-res images of selected homepage updates
  • Costume Supercenter // E-blasts

    Role: Layout + design.
    Notes: Sampling of e-blasts I created for Costume Supercenter and their umbrella companies.

    www.costumesupercenter.com
    www.wholesalehalloweencostumes.com
    www.costumediscounters.com
    www.wholesalecostumeclub.com

    Fabrication via: Photoshop


    >> view hi-res images of the graphics
  • Costume Supercenter // Facebook Graphics

    Role: Art direction, layout + design.
    Notes: Sampling of Facebook "Fan Offers" I created for Costume Supercenter and their umbrella companies.

    www.costumesupercenter.com
    www.wholesalehalloweencostumes.com
    www.costumediscounters.com
    www.wholesalecostumeclub.com

    Fabrication via: Photoshop + Illustrator


    >> view hi-res images of the graphics
  • Birthday In A Box Gateway Headers

    Role: Art direction, layout + design.
    Notes: Gateway header graphics for Birthday In A Box's costume pages. Please visit the link below to view all of
    the headers.

    www.birthdayinabox.com/costumes.html

    Fabrication via: Photoshop
  • Plus Size Costumer Supercenter Homepage

    Role: Art direction, layout + design.
    Notes: Homepage graphics for the Plus Size Costume Supercenter web site. I also created the header graphics for all of the gateways on the site. Please visit the PSCSC link below to view all of my work on the site or the bottom link if the graphics have been changed.

    www.plussizecostumesupercenter.com

    Fabrication via: Photoshop


    >> view hi-res images of the homepage design
  • Spirent Flash Carousel Graphics

    Role: Art direction, layout + design.
    Notes: Flash carousel graphics for Spirent's TestCenter and MoCA products.

    www.spirent.com

    Fabrication via: Photoshop


    >> view hi-res images of the graphics
  • The Left Hand Path // Web site

    Role: Art Direction, layout + design, content and marketing management.
    Notes: The goal of the design was a minimalist approach of graphics and color thereby giving greater importance and impact to the text within.

    www.thelefthandpath.com

    Fabrication via: InDesign + Photoshop
  • The Left Hand Path // Featured columns

    Role: Art Direction, layout + design.
    Notes: A small sampling of a few columns designed for The Left Hand Path web site. These columns as well as more can be found on the full site.

    www.thelefthandpath.com

    Fabrications via: Illustrator + Photoshop


    >> view truncated, hi-res images of columns
  • The Collection Space // Web site

    Role: Layout + design.
    Notes: Up and coming wiki/showcase web site, The Collection Space, had contacted me about creating a clean, neutral, grid based look and feel for the site's redesign. The site, while functional, is still currently in development with the new look and feel.

    www.thecollectionspace.com

    Fabrication via: Illustrator


    >> view hi-res images of the site design
  • Why Be Something That You're Not // Splash page

    Role: Art direction, layout + design.

    www.revelationrecords.com

    Fabrication via: Photoshop
  • Bad Religion // Landing Page

    Role: Art direction, layout + design.
    Notes: Bad Religion landing page for dropcards.com. After accessing a URL printed on a card, the customer would then insert a special code and be taken to the second page to download a specified amount of MP3s.

    www.dropcards.com

    Fabrication via: Photoshop


    >> view hi-res images of both pages
  • Achieve3000 Logo

    Role: Art direction, design.
    Notes: Created for Thoughtful Leadership in Literacy 2011 conference in NYC.

    Fabrication via: Illustrator
  • SPoC Logo

    Role: Art direction, design.
    Notes: Created for the Spirent 'Proof of Concept' lab based in Sunnyvale, CA. Logo was used for signage, web adverts and printed material.

    Fabrication via: Illustrator
  • Applications of the SPoC Logo

    Notes: Environmental applications of the SPoC logo at the Sunnyvale, CA campus.

    Fabrication via: Illustrator


    >> view hi-res images of lab launch party
  • STAR Logo

    Role: Co-art direction, design.
    Notes: Created for the Spirent Communications 2008 STAR sales meeting. Logo was used on signage systems, invitations, menus, large format graphics and apparel.

    Fabrication via: Illustrator
  • Simon Logo

    Role: Design.
    Notes: Logo developed for simon software created by Spirent Communications. The logo type and robot is used for product designation use, but the robot is used individually within the software interface. Green eyes signified results, purple eyes signified the app was at rest, and jagged eyes signified when the app at work.

    Fabrication via: Illustrator
  • Test Automation Alliance Logo

    Role: Design.
    Notes: Test Automation Alliance logo for Spirent Communications. Logo is based upon the test automation continuum.

    Fabrication via: Illustrator

  • Cancer Can Suck It // Shirt // Multiple color-ways

    Notes: This shirt was done in cooperation with musician Sean McGrath, who performed in the bands Saves The Day, Hands Tied and Mouthpiece, as a way to express his opinion with his battle of cancer and doubling as a means to raise money for cancer research charities. The idea was based on a design used by the NY hardcore band Judge and the imagery couldn't have been more fitting given the message. I altered a few things from the original design and added the Japanese characters for "Courage".

    Sadly, Sean passed away on June 11, 2004, but will always remain in my thoughts as a true friend and
    fellow musician.

    Fabrication via: Photoshop + Illustrator
  • Spirent STAR // Shirt // Black shirt w/ five spot color + white inks

    Role: Art direction, layout + design.
    Notes: Created for the Spirent Communications STAR sales conference in 2008. Of the five spot inks, a metallic silver is used for the globe, star interiors and the 08 text. The globe wraps slightly underneath the left sleeve area.

    Fabrication via: Illustrator
  • Low Barons // Shirt // Black w/ metallic gold + charcoal inks

    Role: Art direction, layout + design.
    Notes: One sided shirt.

    Fabrication via: Illustrator
  • Low Barons // Shirt // Black w/ metallic gold + charcoal inks

    Detail view

    Fabrication via: Illustrator
  • Late For An Early Grave // Shirt // Black w/ white ink

    Role: Art direction, layout + design.
    Notes: One sided shirt.

    Fabrication via: Photoshop + Illustrator
  • Love Through Blood // Shirt // Black w/ white,
    red + silver ink


    Role: Layout + design.
    Notes: One sided shirt for Place of Skulls' 2005 European spring tour in support of the Love Through Blood CDEP. The artwork, The Sinners Passing Through The Fire, is by Gustave Dore.

    Fabrication via: Photoshop + Illustrator
  • Charge // Bad Brains 'Rip-Off' Shirt

    Role: Illustration, layout + design.
    Notes: Shirt created in two color-ways: Black shirt w/ yellow, green, red and white inks & Yellow shirt w/ green, red, white and black inks.

    Fabrication via: Photoshop + Illustrator + Pen and Ink