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Monthly Review – May 2009

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New Go Media Site

I’ve decided to call these Monthly reviews now since I don’t seem to be able to update them weekly much anymore. I’ve been busy, so here are some notable Go Media happenings for May.

  • Launched a new Go Media site at We haven’t updated our portfolio and design services site in such a long time. It was overdue for a facelift. We are still adding projects and case studies to the portfolio, but it’s ready for you to look at.
  • Launched a NEW affiliate program for the Arsenal with PepperJam network. Our affiliate manager is Tim Seigfried and his email is and his AIM is TimPJN. We’ve also increased the commission payout to 20% of every sale you generate. We’re no longer using our self-hosted affiliate plan. Registration is now open to become an affiliate, so get on over to PJN and sign up. Once you’re approved to PepperJam Network, log into your account and click on the “Find Partners” tab. Once you find us, click on the “Join” button on the right hand side. Once you’re in the program, use the “Generate Links” tab to grab text links or banners to promote the Arsenal. You’ll find a bunch of awesome new banners and links to use. Not everyone who applies to become an affiliate is accepted. We want to make sure our affiliates are high quality and have something in common with designers.
  • Worked on Arsenal 3 design with @adam_wagner and it’s coming along quite nicely. We will have some PDF wireframes for people to review shortly. We’re going to be changing the Arsenal‘s infrastructure and the overall vector buying experience. We’re also revamping the concept of “My Arsenal” and we’ll switching to a “deposit funds” type system like a lot of other stock resource sites.
  • Tattoo Highway, a new reality show on A&E premiered last Wednesday. Go Media did the logo, animations, and in-show graphics for it last summer. It’s great to see it finally air! Bill did the logo, I did the 3D animation, and Haley did the color, editing, effects, and map animations.
  • Did a zombified Blink-182 tribute tee for Paint the Stars clothing. It came out pretty nice, pics below.
  • Worked on posters for Cedar Lee Theatre for their Cult Film Series. Go Media did 3 concepts for them and they went with my colleague Chris Comella’s rad poster. The posters were meant to advertise their Cult Film series but were mainly focused on the film A.P.E. in 3D.
  • Illustrated Jesus stabbing the Devil with a sword for Christian clothing brand Disciple.
  • Did a quick logo/lettering job for a band called God Damned (funny, how I this job came in the same week as Jesus killing the Devil).

Tattoo Highway opener and animations

Paint the Stars Blink 182 Tribute

Paint the Stars Blink 182 Tribute

Disciple Clothing illustration

Disciple Clothing

Disciple Clothing

God Damned Logo

God Damned Logo

Cedar Lee Cult Film Series Posters

My Concept:

Cedar Lee Cult Film Series Poster

Oliver’s Concept:

Cedar Lee Cult Film Series Poster

Chris Comella’s approved final poster:

Cedar Lee Cult Film Series Poster

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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  • Simon H.

    The zombified tee and the Tatoo thing look great !

    Let's not even talk about the website, which is awesome.
    It could be fun if you would do a tutorial post using the website as a support.

    But the arsenal rethinking leaves me more sketpical though.

  • Simon H.

    Because I think the arsenal strenght was to be THE Arsenal and not any other stock vector place ;-)

  • jeff_finley

    Skeptical, why is that?

  • jeff_finley

    Well, with all the Arsenal “clones” out there, it appears as it's not much different anymore. Plus, we think the deposit method is simpler and will result in fewer credit card transactions for us. That will help considering we're going to be selling single vector pieces with Arsenal 3!

  • Simon H.

    Woaw :-)

    Happy to help ;-)

  • Adam Wagner

    Hey Simon, you'll definitely be included in the review process, so you'll be able to speak your mind before anything is live.

  • paul

    love the gallery on the new gomedia site, is it made on flex?

  • 305u

    I want to see that CHRISTIAN shirt design
    and a CHRISTIAN vector pack would be awesome !!!

  • Chris

    for some reason i can't view the pictures below :(

  • rob

    All of the pics are blue question marks?

  • Mandy

    Yay I can finally get to gomedia again!? I have no idea what is wrong. No one at my office could either..

    Anywho, looks like you guys are having a great week, and a good start to a new June. :)

    Good luck, and I cant wait to watch the tattoo show… I dont usually dig those types of shows, but I want to see this one!

  • Lisa

    For whatever reason the new site isn't coming up for me. Everything is all messed up :( Is there some sort of plugin required?

  • jglovier

    LOVE LOVE LOVIN the new site redesign. Awesome work.

  • overithiswire

    Jeff, you are dope dude. Such a big influence to the design community. Great artist! I actually saw the tattoo highway show a couple weeks back and said to myself that the branding/identity has that go media style in it!! Great job guys.

  • overithiswire

    Jeff, you are dope dude. Such a big influence to the design community. Great artist! I actually saw the tattoo highway show a couple weeks back and said to myself that the branding/identity has that go media style in it!! Great job guys.

  • vga cable

    WOW simply awesome as previous reviews.
    Thanks for supporting.

  • Dan

    Excellent job..
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