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  1. 1. NOTE: Please select the download option from the top menu to view ROBERT MOHAN creative portfolio
  2. 2. Rob e r t 2776 Roseann Ln. M o h a n Cincinnati OH, 45219 (513) 316-4758 Education 2010 - Present University of Cincinnati Raymond Walters College, Cincinnati Ohio web design certification in progress, Class of 2011 2002-2006 Art Academy of Cincinnati, Cincinnati Ohio Major: Communication Arts, Emphasis: Illustration Work Experience 2007-Present BEMO Designs Freelance Graphic Designer Independent freelance graphic design services with an emphasis on creating new identities and eye- catching graphic means of communication. Working primarily with Illustrator and Photoshop, I have worked with local restaurants, musicians, and large scale event planners to develop comprehensive design packages for events and venues. This endeavor has given me a chance to continue my growth as a designer. 2007-Present J. Charles Crystalworks Production Artist Work in the art department of one of the leading companies of etched crystal awards and glassware. Duties include setting up artwork on award templates in illustrator according to customer specifications, downloading and archiving received artwork, and working on design concepts with the company’s owner. 2005-2006 Art Academy Design Service Student Designer Student operated design service. Projects ranged from illustrated and photoshopped printable cards for Cincinnati Children’s Hospital patients, to promotional posters created in Illustrator for the annual AIGA portfolio reviews. Obtained knowledge and key practices in dealing with clients through weekly meetings. Achievements Recipient of the Art Academy of Cincinnati Presidential Scholarship Art Academy of Cincinnati’s Loren Long 2005 Illustrator of the Year Award Skills Mac OSX, Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Strong Drawing Abilities, Basic Knowledge of HTML and (X)HTML. References available upon request.
  3. 3. . The Clifton Heights Music Festival The focus of this project was to create a fresh, visually stimulating design for a two day festival that would be displayed across a spectrum of promotional mediums. It was imperative that informative graphic content sustained readability on elements that ranged from a 25 foot banner to a half page advertisement, while at the same time serving as a guide to the locations of the venues and the performance times of the bands. Through a series of meetings and concept sketches it was decided to take a more literal approach to the word “Heights”. The extrusion of text was a play on words that created the il usion that the logo was growing off the page, conveying a sense of kinetic energy. I felt the representation of that motion brought a more visual appeal to the static environment it was placed in. The color choices were informed by a spring time palette reflecting the festival’s April date. The separation of color became a graphic tool of communication that created a clear distinction between performance days, while organizing text. The Heights 1 x 17 1
  4. 4. 1.Rohs St. Café 1.Rohs St. Café 9:00-9:30 – Peter Adams rd 9:00-9:30 – Tiyi 9:45-10:15 - Jameze nd 9:45-10:15 – Iolite 10:30-11:15– Mahogany Reign, 10:30-11:45 – Hip Hop Set w/ DJ DQ CJ The Cynic, & the Bullying Ben Jones Elementz Hip-Hop Center, Blade Triple, 11:30- 12:00 – The Happy Maladies illete the 7th Grader, ill Poetic, All Venue Pass Sean Little, Wonder Brown, Theory Hazit 2.Baba Budan’s 2.Baba Budan’s 9:30-10:15 – Wade Baker Jazz Collaboration 10:30-11:00 – No No Knots 9:30-10:30 – Venegas $8 $12 11:15-11:45 – Madras Lounge 10:30-11:00 – Hope Springs Eternal 12:00-12:30 – The Frankl Project 11:15-11:45 – Wade Johnston & The Navigators 12:45 – 1:30 – Cincy Brass 12:00-12:30 – Dan Orlando 12:45 – 1:30 – The Marmalade Brigade 3.Uncle Woody’s 3.Uncle Woody’s 1 NIGHT 2 NIGHT 9:30-10:15 – Twelve-Foot-Tall-Band 9:30-10:15 – The Skeetones $2 10:30-11:00 – The Electric Generals 11:15-11:45 - The Flux Capacitors 10:30-11:00 –Chick Pimp 5 11:15-11:45 – Moneytrees River Miller Lite 12:00- 12:30 – The Shyspots 12:45 – Close – Hip-Hop/Rock /Funk/ Dance Party 12:00-12:30 – The Harlequins w/ DJ’s Kyle Cannon, K-Frey, Tim Lachut 12:45 – 1:30 – Hip-Hop/Experimental/ Pop/Dance Party w/ DJ Dirty C, Plastic Bottles 4.Mac’s Pizza Pub & DJ Positronic 9:30-10:15 – Sans Axiom 10:30-11:00 – Frankly Speaking 4.Mac’s Pizza Pub $3 Magic Hat #9 9:30-10:15 – Shadow Raptr 11:15-11:45 - Losanti 12:00-12:30 – Eclipse 4 10:30-11:00 – Bones Dupree 12:45 – 1:30 – Perfect Norm 6 11:15-11:45 – Pharaoh Loosey SPONSORED BY 12:00-12:30 – Best Revenge 5.Christy’s Biergarden 3 12:45 – 1:30 – Lazy Ass Destroyer 9:00-10:30 – Hip/Hop w/ DJ Clockwork Constant Elevashun, Da 3rd Element, MC Till, 2 5.Christy’s Biergarden Moxy Monster, Camp David, Skandal Da Ruckus Man 9:30-10:00 – The 54 10:45 -11:15 – The Comforts 10:15-10:45 – Where They Landed 11:30 -12:00 – Loud Mouth 12:15-12:45 – Sango Dango 1 11:00-11:45 - Noctaluca 12:00-12:30 - Banderas 1:00-1:30 – The Pinstripes 12:45 – 1:30 – The Prohibitionists 6.Murphy’s Pub Shelton & The Picnic 6.Murphys Pub 9:30-10:15 – Matthew 9:30-10:15 – Defective Males 10:30-11:00 – Free Sophia 10:30-11:00 – Wist 11:15-11:45 – Mallory 12:00-12:30 – J Dorsey 11:15-11:45 – Buckra 12:45 – 1:30 – Sparrow Bellows 12:00-12:30 – Josh Eagle & The Harvest City 12:45 – 1:30 – Lifelike Cincinnati Double sided flyer layout THE 2 logo concept sketches logo reduction for wristband Tiyi Jameze Mahogany Reign CJ The Cynic The Bullying Ben Jones The Happy Maladies Wade Baker Jazz Collaboration No No Knots Madras Lounge The Frankl Project Peter Adams Cincy Brass Iolite Twelve-Foot-Tall-Band DJ DQ The Electric Generals Elementz Hip-Hop Center ALL ACCESS The Flux Capacitors Blade Triple The Shyspots ill Poetic, DJ’s Kyle Cannon, Sean Little, Wonder Brown K-Frey, Theory Hazit Tim Lachut Venegas Sans Axiom Hope Springs Eternal Frankly Speaking Wade Johnston & The Navigators Losanti Dan Orlando Eclipse The Marmalade Brigade The Skeetones Perfect Norm Chick Pimp DJ Clockwork Moneytrees River Constant Elevashun, DJ Positronic Da 3rd Element, Shadow Raptr MC Till, Bones Dupree Moxy Monster, Pharaoh Loosey Camp David Best Revenge illete the 7th Grader, Lazy Ass Destroyer Skandal Da Ruckus Man The 54 The Comforts Where They Landed Loud Mouth Noctaluca Sango Dango Banderas The Pinstripes The Prohibitionists Matthew Shelton & The Picnic Defective Males Free Sophia Wist Mallory Buckra J Dorsey Josh Eagle & The Harvest City Sparrow Bellows Lifelike event pass for performers (see picture)
  5. 5. j HarvestCitye The and POSTER DESIGNS Being a musician myself , I am excited to have the opportunity to meld my passion for music and design. Living in such a musically driven city such as Cincinnati, I find that it is very important for a musician or band to have visually APPEARING LIVE stimulated conversations with their audience. I strive to create rich il ustrative designs to exist above the poster laden environments they wil be placed in. This practice is a way for the artists to successfully inform about show dates while leaving a lasting impression in the viewers’ mind . Josh Eagle and the Harvest City Poster 1 17” 1”x GYPSY NIGHT 17”x 1 1”
  6. 6. Bluegrass Night with Moonshine Drive 1 x 17” 1” Constant Elevashun Banner 3’ x 5’
  7. 7. ILLUSTRATION These Il ustrations are a representation of my abilities that extend beyond electronic boundaries. Too often do I feel a designer educated in the practice of using Two page spread from“Mr. Monkeyhead’s Super Sloppy Peanut Butter Sandwich” a computer as a creative tool, lacks the technical Acrylic on maisonette board text added with Adobe Illustrator 1 x 17” 1” abilities of the hand. My adept understanding of drawing helps when creating preliminary sketches, while my understanding of painting aids in color compositions. This also exemplifies my potential to bring a more stylistic approach through an illustration if necessary. “Good Health is on the Horizon” illustrated card for Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Scanned fabric and colored pencil (3” x 5”)
  8. 8. LIBRARY MURAL project The Cincinnati Main Branch Children’s Library approached the Art Academy of Cincinnati in hopes to activate the front entrance of their space. A team of students, which included myself, was assembled to carry out the task. The theme was to be, “Story Book Characters Throughout History”. The mission was to make the mural an educational experience for the children entering mural layout sketch the library, while igniting a desire to investigate these characters further once inside. I took away a more developed insight into creative thinking and problem solving in a team setting. “ALICE” detail of mural Pacos Bill concept sketch
  9. 9. BABA BUDAN’S Bar and Coffeehouse 239 W. McMillan St. 513-221-1911 BABA BUDAN’S This project presented the task of exploring a new expression of an existing identity. It was important to the client not lose elements of the old logo to help lessen customer confusion with the already established branding. There was more of a need to have the logo be informative about location and the establishment’s duel role as a bar and as a coffee shop-- something that was not previously presented. I approached the variety of other printed materials required for the project, with the idea of breaking visual boundaries. I concluded that it would be an appropriate divergence from the enclosed emblem of the main logo, to create a dynamic sense of movement found in other design elements such as the menu titles. It was also a way to bring a more modern, interesting reinvention of their existing material. tri fold carry-out menu previous logo BABA BUDAN’S Bar and Coffeehouse web site header prototype
  10. 10. FRONT BACK gift card layout cover and menu layout