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Jeff’s Weekly Review July 21-29

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Judging by the welcoming response to last week’s review, I’ll go ahead and continue with this one. You suggested that I keep posting the reviews because it reminds you that you’re either a) slacking off and need to get to work or b) “oh, i’m not as much of a slacker as I thought!” Here’s what I got accomplished this week.

  • Worked on a simple wordpress theme with Adam Law for a redesign of Red Ferret
  • Did some sketches for a few illustrations for Complex Magazine. Oliver and I start final concepts this week.
  • My Trivium Design from last week along with some from Dave and Oliver all got approved. See below for those.
  • Assigned a job for Chris Comella. Write an article about the why packaging design is awesome.
  • Worked on a tee for New Kids on the Block. I might need to do some more this week.
  • Successfully participated in my second “Jam Night” – I played drums with a couple other musicians on Tuesday nights. It’s fun to get out and play with people I’ve never met that are 30 years my senior.
  • Started working on Phase 3 of the Arsenal. The customization of the “My Account” section.
  • Cleaned one of the toilets at Go Media for my chore. We use Chorebuster around here to keep things tidy.
  • Published part 1 of the 15 mistakes article that you have probably already read. I spent time promoting the article as well. Can’t wait for part 2.

Trivium design by Oliver Barrett

Trivium Design by Jeff Finley

Trivium shirt design by Dave Tevenal

Trivium shirt design by Oliver Barrett

About the Author, Jeff Finley

I'm a partner at Go Media, a Cleveland web design and development firm. We also specialize in print design and branding. I started Weapons of Mass Creation Fest and wrote the book Thread's Not Dead, teaching artists and designers how to start a clothing company. In my spare time, I write songs and play drums in Campfire Conspiracy. I'm a happy husband and an aspiring b-boy and lucid dreamer.
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  • http://pica-ae.deviantart.com pica

    “Worked on a tee for New Kids on the Block”
    …wtf? i’m too young to know them properly, but why? that woul really be interesting to know ;-)
    i think it’s really cool to give such an insight, and

  • http://pica-ae.deviantart.com pica

    “Worked on a tee for New Kids on the Block”
    …wtf? i’m too young to know them properly, but why? that woul really be interesting to know ;-)
    i think it’s really cool to give such an insight, and

  • http://www.gomedia.us Jeff Finley

    @Pica – NKOTB are coming back and they need merch!

  • http://www.gomedia.us Jeff Finley

    @Pica – NKOTB are coming back and they need merch!

  • Anonymous

    ha ha – I can’t wait to see the stuff you design for NKOTB :)

  • http://tiffanyforrester.blogspot.com/ Tiffany

    ha ha – I can’t wait to see the stuff you design for NKOTB :)

  • Sven

    Since they’re more like Old Kids on the Block by now, I think some of Jeff’s skulls and corpses are in order.

  • Sven

    Since they’re more like Old Kids on the Block by now, I think some of Jeff’s skulls and corpses are in order.

  • http://www.geoffmay.com Geoff May

    I’m totally digging that Trivium shirt with the rats. The skull samurai one is badass too. I’m guessing Oliver did that one. Looks like his style. Keep it up guys!

  • http://www.geoffmay.com Geoff May

    I’m totally digging that Trivium shirt with the rats. The skull samurai one is badass too. I’m guessing Oliver did that one. Looks like his style. Keep it up guys!

  • http://www.tshirt-factory.ro Tshirt-Factory

    I am waiting for that second part (15 mistakes article) too.I hope on this one i will not be pointed again (good design , bad typo) as “don’t do it like he did”.Any way i will find helpful another typo tutorial since i suck at typo.You guys have been a fountain of inspiration till now for me.

  • http://www.tshirt-factory.ro Tshirt-Factory

    I am waiting for that second part (15 mistakes article) too.I hope on this one i will not be pointed again (good design , bad typo) as “don’t do it like he did”.Any way i will find helpful another typo tutorial since i suck at typo.You guys have been a fountain of inspiration till now for me.

  • exigent

    The bear-dragon is probably the one that strikes me most due to the overall silhouette is provides not to mention the simplistic depth created by the undulating lines. Love the style.

  • exigent

    The bear-dragon is probably the one that strikes me most due to the overall silhouette is provides not to mention the simplistic depth created by the undulating lines. Love the style.

  • pica

    @Jeff: lol, i bet they need help…
    nah just kiddin :-)

  • pica

    @Jeff: lol, i bet they need help…
    nah just kiddin :-)

  • brian

    the shogun with the white beard is illscratic

  • brian

    the shogun with the white beard is illscratic

  • http://randomentity.com RandomEntity

    dude, NKOTB is going to have the illest merch ever now.

  • http://randomentity.com RandomEntity

    dude, NKOTB is going to have the illest merch ever now.

  • http://www.collision-theory.com/apparel aj dimarucot

    Wow NKOTB! Can’t wait to see that!

  • http://www.collision-theory.com/apparel aj dimarucot

    Wow NKOTB! Can’t wait to see that!

  • http://www.ctoverdrive.ca ctoverdrive

    ha! NKOTB Merch. I can just imagine the design conversations.
    “This T-Shirt Needs more SKULLS and LESS DONNIE!”

    Anyways, keep the weekly posts up.

  • http://www.ctoverdrive.ca ctoverdrive

    ha! NKOTB Merch. I can just imagine the design conversations.
    “This T-Shirt Needs more SKULLS and LESS DONNIE!”

    Anyways, keep the weekly posts up.

  • ChequeredManiac

    I like these, GO ARSENAL 2.0, how many more phases are you going to tease us with Jeff?

  • ChequeredManiac

    Suweet. Well by the time it’s out I should have enough money to buy everything I don’t have yet/want. So, all the fonts, packs 9-12 and some textures.

    The Arsenal is moving into the future. We’re moving from tanks, to H-Bombs.

  • http://www.gomedia.us Jeff Finley

    @Chequered – well Phase 3 is the last phase – but there will be technically a Phase4 which is troubleshooting and tweaking. I am dying for it to be out.

  • http://www.gomedia.us Jeff Finley

    @Chequered – well Phase 3 is the last phase – but there will be technically a Phase4 which is troubleshooting and tweaking. I am dying for it to be out.

  • ChequeredManiac

    I like these, GO ARSENAL 2.0, how many more phases are you going to tease us with Jeff?

  • ChequeredManiac

    Suweet. Well by the time it’s out I should have enough money to buy everything I don’t have yet/want. So, all the fonts, packs 9-12 and some textures.

    The Arsenal is moving into the future. We’re moving from tanks, to H-Bombs.

  • goopy

    your style is flexible. loves it.

  • goopy

    your style is flexible. loves it.

  • Dan

    Excellent job..
    dizi izle