The piece above is something I’ve been wanting to do ever since we started doing fund raising designs at my previous job. This isn’t all of them, but I’ve been able to find as much of them as I could. I originally wanted to do it as a mural in our office, to show the amount of people that were truly appreciative and emotionally affected by our work. It’s a collection of important memories for these people. The designs had great deeper meaning to them than the average soccer mom design. They had various stories, from tragic to triumphant and life to death. I've compiled it as a personal piece for me to remember that what I did day-in and day-out, in my last role at CustomInk, touched customers where it mattered the most, not their pockets.
This piece was another campaign design that meant alot to me as much as it did the customer. I was approached by a co-worker Stephen K. with a rare opportunity to create a T-shirt design for a gaming company that created the famous video game, "Gears of War". Although I was up for the challenge of the awesome opportunity, however, it was spawned by an unfortunate event. One of the staff members from the gaming company was in the process of moving when their rental truck containing all his family's lifelong belongings caught fire. They lost everything, but fortunately their family was okay. This T-shirt design was commissioned by the entire staff of Epic Games to raise funds to help the family with their terrible loss. I was given creative liberty to create a "Gears of War" themed shirt design and granted permission to use copyrighted references to the game. Several days after the campaign successfully ended, I was surprised with an awesome poster of the design printed on metallic finished paper, signed by the entire staff and the Palomino family as a token of appreciation for assisting them.
Here's a handful of my other favorite digital illustrations for screenprint.