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Seekins W6a2

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This is the final portfolio for the Art Institute of Pittsburgh as a Graphic Design graduate.

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Seekins W6a2

  1. 1. Gail T. Mamula – Seekins Graphic Designer 421 Hogarth Avenue, Niles, Ohio 44446 • www.seekindesigns.com • email: gtms3@neo.rr.com
  2. 2. GAIL T. MAMULA-SEEKINS 8815 South Street SE, Warren, OH 44484 ● Telephone: (330) 856-4855 ● Email: gtms3@neo.rr.com Objective: To use my acquired skills as a graphic designer in an internship that would allow me to gain skills in graphic design and digital color imaging Professional Experience Northeast Ohio Adoption Service Thru Present Program Assistant  Photoshop corrections on photos of children  Brochures, organization charts, signs, reports  Pre-Service Training – follow-up—reports --Data Base 02/76 to 03/95 Aid Association for Lutherans District Representative  Responsible for all aspects of sales and written premium within my territory  Building new and re-organization of fraternal branches and charity work 07/87 to 03/95 AAL Capital Management Corporation Securities Offered through A Wholly-Owned Subsidiary of AAL Registered Representative  Home Based Business – Responsible for acquiring new members through target marketing while maintaining and servicing my clients  Counselor selling approach · total needs impacting financial growth and security.  Liaison between Company and client. Seminars, Recruiting and Training  Maintaining accurate records, direct marketing, contacting people, appointments.  Mutual funds, life, health, disability, pension, and estate planning. Education  Associate’s Degree – Graphic Design · September 2009 · Art Institute of Pittsburgh  Certified Financial Planning Courses  Youngstown State University – Marketing Management program with accounting, economic, advertising, and management  Company based: Counselor Selling – Salesmanshop – Computer Classes – Series 6 and Series 63 Software Experience  All Microsoft Office, Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Flash, Dreamweaver, Paradox, Word Perfect, Quatro, and Sage Awards  Monthly Sales, President Club Awards  Volunteer Awards Volunteer Service  Board of Managers of Shepherd of the Valley Nursing Home – Development Committee – Building and Construction Committee  Foundation Board of Managers: Shepherd of the Valley – Financial Secretary  Tornado—Aftermath and Habitat for Humanity  Kiwanis
  3. 3. Welcome to my Portfolio Please do come in and have a look. These designs were created with you in mind. Please be sure to let me know what you think. Thank you for your interest. 421 Hogarth Avenue, Niles, Ohio 44446 • www.seekindesigns.com • email: gtms3@neo.rr.com
  4. 4. Branding — Corporate Identity Rational A study in creating the logo, managing colors, and having solutions for a total look for a corporation. That includes business cards, stationary, brochures, flyers, and promotional items. 421 Hogarth Avenue, Niles, Ohio 44446 • www.seekindesigns.com • email: gtms3@neo.rr.com
  5. 5. Gail Mamula-Seekins . Designer . February 15, 2009 421 Hogarth Avenue, Niles, Ohio 44446 • www.seekindesigns.com • email: gtms3@neo.rr.com
  6. 6. Earth wind water works, Inc. This an overview of the company, history and the explanation Earth wind water works, Inc. is a corporation that was started in of how T’ai Chi Chih North Jackson, Ohio by Lucinda Kutsko. She primarily teaches was developed. clients the art of T’ai Chi Chih, a practice that stimulates the ow of Universal Energy that moves around and through us. Although, she also has taken excursions to China with her clients that are interested in learning more about this art. T’ai Chi Chih was developed by Justin Stone who is now 92 years young. In 1974, he introduced the practice to the world because it was much simpler with only 19 movements that can be easily learned and remembered by people of all ages. It is recognized by UCLA and the Mayo Clinic for the bene ts of improved health and well being. www.taichichih.org 421 Hogarth Avenue, Niles, Ohio 44446 • www.seekindesigns.com • email: gtms3@neo.rr.com
  7. 7. Analysis Current Design Earth Wind Water Works, Inc. does not have a de nite logo or typographic font that is used in the business. e media use is very small at this time and lacks the standards for what is needed in the advertisement The analysis of the world such as a business card, le erhead, brochures and other items that she may want to invoke as her company and what business grows. e representation of her corporation is in need of a de nite branding in order to bring makes it unique. the characteristics of the business to the limelight and be standardized. Solution Proposal Because Earth Wind Water Works, Inc. is owned and operated by one person and is a very unique business, the importance of branding and a solid marketing approach needs to be in the forefront. e signi cance of the characteristics are apparent and needs to be evident in the logo and tag line to show the uidity of T’ai Chi Chih and the meaning of the corporation and be incorporated as its symbol. Competitors T’ai Chi Ch’uan Taicondo Uniqueness Earth Wind Water Works, Inc. is very unique using T’ai Chi Chih to teach the old and young alike the Joy rough Movement. Chi is a name for Universal energy and is stimulated through very slow and gentle movements that can be learned in eight lessons. e 19 movements create a greater sense of calm, greater balance, and more energy. 421 Hogarth Avenue, Niles, Ohio 44446 • www.seekindesigns.com • email: gtms3@neo.rr.com
  8. 8. Visual e font that is used in this logo is very timeless and unique in the uidity that is represented in the corporation. e colors that are used are representative of the earth, and water that is in the name. Within the world shape is an alchemic symbol for the earth to further demostrate what the logo symbolizes. ese logos that are shown below are examples of the some of the thoughts that I had while designing your logo. The initial sketches of ideas suitable for the company. This is to incorporate the meaning of Earth Wind Water Works. 421 Hogarth Avenue, Niles, Ohio 44446 • www.seekindesigns.com • email: gtms3@neo.rr.com
  9. 9. COLOR PALE E e color pale e of this logo had to be earthtones to represent the name of the corporation, Earth Wind Water Works, Inc. is is a corporation that has it’s identity that is tied to the down to earth holistic health The color palette to movement. ese colors represent the calmness, the energy, the beauty, the balance and the peace that is bring in the earth enjoyed in the outdoors just walking along the ocean. tones that represent the name of the corporation. 421 Hogarth Avenue, Niles, Ohio 44446 • www.seekindesigns.com • email: gtms3@neo.rr.com
  10. 10. The variety of logos to represent the earth tones presented by the corporation’s name. 421 Hogarth Avenue, Niles, Ohio 44446 • www.seekindesigns.com • email: gtms3@neo.rr.com
  11. 11. Possible Uses The possible uses for the corporate ID for promotional items. 421 Hogarth Avenue, Niles, Ohio 44446 • www.seekindesigns.com • email: gtms3@neo.rr.com
  12. 12. This is a sample of stationary, envelope, and business card that would be used for the corporation. 421 Hogarth Avenue, Niles, Ohio 44446 • www.seekindesigns.com • email: gtms3@neo.rr.com
  13. 13. Advertising Design A study in creating advertising designs that go from the banners for the web, to outdoor signage and magazine ads for a corporation. The following designs were created in Adobe Illustrator and finalized in Adobe InDesign. I have included two outdoor advertising signs, two web banners and two magazine layouts in this Portfolio. 421 Hogarth Avenue, Niles, Ohio 44446 • www.seekindesigns.com • email: gtms3@neo.rr.com
  14. 14. This was designed in Illustrator and transferred into InDesign for the final piece. The images were from Borba and istock. Celebrities love it! The drink that treats both inner and outer skin needs for the flawless face of beauty. It’s clarifying, it’s age defying, it’s replenishing, and it’s firming. www.Borba.Com 421 Hogarth Avenue, Niles, Ohio 44446 • www.seekindesigns.com • email: gtms3@neo.rr.com
  15. 15. This was designed in Illustra- tor and transferred into In- Design for the final piece. The images were from Borba. Transform Yourself! Drink your way to a more beautiful skin with the age defying energy water — where inner health meets outer beauty. It’s what the celebrities do. The purest of vitamins, minerals and botanicals in the water that protects and preserves your skin. WWW.BORBA.COM 421 Hogarth Avenue, Niles, Ohio 44446 • www.seekindesigns.com • email: gtms3@neo.rr.com
  16. 16. Time marches on! The first age defying energy These outdoor signs drink has arrived! were designed in Adobe Illustrator and finalized in InDesign. The images were from WWW.BORBA.COM istock and BORBA. It’s time Try the drink that defies age BORBA TM WHERE INNER HEALTH MEETS OUTER BEAUTY WWW.BORBA.COM 421 Hogarth Avenue, Niles, Ohio 44446 • www.seekindesigns.com • email: gtms3@neo.rr.com
  17. 17. BORBA Beauty from within These web banners were designed in Adobe Illustrator and finalized in Adobe InDesign. The images were from the Borba Website. BORBA 421 Hogarth Avenue, Niles, Ohio 44446 • www.seekindesigns.com • email: gtms3@neo.rr.com
  18. 18. Packaging A study in creating the designs for a CD or DVD cover, inserts, sleeves, and the CD design itself. The following designs were created in Adobe Illustrator. 421 Hogarth Avenue, Niles, Ohio 44446 • www.seekindesigns.com • email: gtms3@neo.rr.com
  19. 19. This is the sleeve for the CD an the CD that is shown here. Photographed by Gail T. Mamula-Seekins. The logo was from Pizza Hut and the design was done in Adobe Illustrator. 421 Hogarth Avenue, Niles, Ohio 44446 • www.seekindesigns.com • email: gtms3@neo.rr.com
  20. 20. This is a six panel insert for the CD. The logo is from Pizza Hut and the design was done in Adobe Illustrator. 421 Hogarth Avenue, Niles, Ohio 44446 • www.seekindesigns.com • email: gtms3@neo.rr.com
  21. 21. This is the inside and outside panel insert for the CD. The logo is from Pizza Hut and the design was done in Adobe Illustrator. 421 Hogarth Avenue, Niles, Ohio 44446 • www.seekindesigns.com • email: gtms3@neo.rr.com
  22. 22. This is a LeBoutique post card, front and back. It was designed and created in Adobe InDesign. 421 Hogarth Avenue, Niles, Ohio 44446 • www.seekindesigns.com • email: gtms3@neo.rr.com
  23. 23. Paintings and Drawings Charcoal Drawings Acrylics Watercolor 421 Hogarth Avenue, Niles, Ohio 44446 • www.seekindesigns.com • email: gtms3@neo.rr.com
  24. 24. Home About Me Branding Advertising Design Packaging Paintings and Drawings Contact A study of the colors and a painting of the color wheel. 421 Hogarth Avenue, Niles, Ohio 44446 • www.seekindesigns.com • email: gtms3@neo.rr.com
  25. 25. A study in Watercolor 421 Hogarth Avenue, Niles, Ohio 44446 • www.seekindesigns.com • email: gtms3@neo.rr.com
  26. 26. Painting of a Centerpiece. 421 Hogarth Avenue, Niles, Ohio 44446 • www.seekindesigns.com • email: gtms3@neo.rr.com
  27. 27. Charcoal pencil sketch of the Historical Underground Railroad. 421 Hogarth Avenue, Niles, Ohio 44446 • www.seekindesigns.com • email: gtms3@neo.rr.com
  28. 28. Pencil charcoal sketches of the Muscle anatomy of the human body. 421 Hogarth Avenue, Niles, Ohio 44446 • www.seekindesigns.com • email: gtms3@neo.rr.com
  29. 29. The charcoal pencil sketch of a tennis shoe. Gail T. Mamula Seekins 421 Hogarth Avenue, Niles, Ohio 44446 • www.seekindesigns.com • email: gtms3@neo.rr.com
  30. 30. A Three Dimensional Adobe Illustration 421 Hogarth Avenue, Niles, Ohio 44446 • www.seekindesigns.com • email: gtms3@neo.rr.com

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