153: Shit Happens

In my line of work, half of the time you try out for a ton of projects. Here´s a few that didn´t work out in the last few months. Yay!

En esta pega, uno pasa la mitad del tiempo haciendo pruebas para distintos proyectos. Aquí hay algunas que no funcaron en los últimos meses. Wiii!

This was a proposal for a rock band´s album art. They went a different way. Oh well.
What did I learn: As much fun as it can be, I´m not a graphic designer.

Esta fue una propuesta para la portada del disco de un grupo. Eligieron a otra persona.
En fin.

Que aprendí: Aunque sea entrete tratar, no soy diseñador gráfico.

Tryout for a department store´s, soccer inspired, ad campaign. I really wasn´t into doing the gig and the deadline was insanely short, but it offered a ton of exposure and a sizeable amount of cash.
After I sent this in I got so many corrections, I just cut my losses and recommended someone else for the job.
What did I learn:
I dig photo retouching.

Prueba para una campaña publicitaria de una multitienda. No era un concepto que me matara y el deadline era cortisimo, pero sería visto por harta gente y las lucas eran muy buenas.
Después de enviar la prueba, me pidieron tantas correcciones que preferí dar un paso al lado y recomendar a alguien más para la pega.
Que aprendí:
Retocar fotos es entrete.

This was a tryout pae for a GN about the 33 chilean miners that were trapped underground a couple of years back, and the process to get them all out.
It was fun as hell to do, the writer was really nice and we were told it was all set to go.Then the project got canceled.
What did I learn:
I like using simple/limited color palletes.
I suck at likenesess.

Esta fue una página de muestra para una novela gráfica sobre los 33 mineros que estuvieron atrapados bajo tierra hace unpar de años y el proceso para sacarlos.
Fue muy entrete hacerla, la guionista era muy buena onda y nos dijeron que el proyecto estaba casi listo para partir. 
El proyecto se canceló.
Que aprendí:
Me gusta usar paletas de color simples/limitadas.
Los retratos no son lo mío.


2 thoughts on “153: Shit Happens

  1. ALL of this is very good work. I’m sure you know that.
    The problem is trying to pry your way into a client’s head. The knowledge they do NOT posses is vast, and they only know “what they like when they see it.”
    As a graphic designer, your job is to figure out what’s in their head. A nigh-impossible task.
    The fact that we sometimes get it is this side of a miracle.

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