My time as a Graphic Designer & Illustrator for WDI Anaheim was an ongoing learning lesson with a wide range of projects using different art styles. Below you will find just some of the projects I’ve contributed to for the Pixar Fest 2018 celebration. Please note that everything produced within WDI is a collaborative team effort with many thanks to our Art Directors, Creative Director, Principal Graphic Designers, Pixar Executives, and fellow WDI graphic designer/illustrators.
Pixar Fest Esplanade Banners – For this project I took Pixar intellectual property and manip ulated, vectorized, and re-positioned the artwork to fit into the classic esplanade banner shape. Every detail of this Pixar Fest design package was carefully documented in a graphics package that was sent to our vendor to help the printing process. I also created the layout for the banners and worked with vendors to approve fabrication methods.
Pixar Fest Disneyland Hotel Parking Lot Banners – Applied the same process as the Esplanade banners to create the DLH banners.
Pixar Fest Disneyland Hotel Frontier Tower Graphics – Assisted in creating concepts of all the hotel entrance banners. For these I took Pixar Intellectual property and vectorized it then manipulated the artwork to fit different sizes. Worked with vendors to clarify design intent and approve fabrication methods. Created the stylized design for the three green aliens.
Pixar Fest Disneyland Hotel Adventure Tower Graphics – Assisted in creating concepts of all the hotel entrance banners. For these I took Pixar Intellectual property and vectorized it then manipulated the artwork to fit different sizes. Worked with vendors to clarify design intent and approve fabrication methods. Created the stylized design for Mr. Incredible.
Worked with our Art Director to choose colors and fabrics for bunting and tie-downs for Disneyland’s Main Street. Assisted in modifying the layout of the bunting locations.
Pixar Fest Paradise Pier Hotel Graphics – Assisted in creating concepts of all the hotel entrance banners. For these I took Pixar Intellectual property and vectorized it then manipulated the artwork to fit different sizes. Worked with vendors to clarify design intent and approve fabrication methods.
Lamplight Lounge Concept Art Fixes – I was so happy to stumble upon this concept art that I helped out with up in the Blue Sky Cellar’s sneak peak of Pixar Pier. For this painting I worked with one of our Art Directors to make edits to the figures shown in the painting (drawn by our interior designer) as well as some last minute color and lighting fixes.
Pixar Fest Cars Land Billboard Concept – I came up with the idea of getting the Woody and Buzz cars (from the ending credits of Pixar’s Cars) in front of the Cars Land Billboard and created the early designs of the hanging banner above.
Pizza Planet Front Window Graphics – Took Pixar Intellectual Property and created concepts of different compositions for the front window that would allow more light into the restaurant. Produced the final artwork and sent to vendors.
Pizza Planet Back Dining Wall Graphic – Took a quick sketch drawn by our principal graphic designers and brought it to life using existing Pixar intellectual property and the planets designed by a fellow WDI graphic designer. Met with vendors to clarify design intent and approved fabrication methods.
Radiator Springs Racers Fastpass Cart Designs – For this project, I followed through with our Art Director’s vision of having this area look and feel like a “pit stop”. I came up with concepts, created the designs for the carts, and created technical drawing sheets. I also completed the artwork for way-finding signage to the entrance of this area.
Mobile Order Pick-Up Signage for Royal St. Veranda in Disneyland
Mobile Order Pick Up sign at Harbour Galley in Disneyland
Mobile Order Signage at the Tiki Juice Bar in Disneyland
Mobile Order Signage at the Tiki Juice Bar in Disneyland
The YMCA of Orange County
One of the projects I worked on was to create the COVID-19 regulation signage for the partial reopening of the facilities around the Orange County. This required a tight turn-around with many variations and sizes offered. The signage had to match the existing branding guidelines in a fresh, welcoming way.
Along with the signage, I also designed a mockup of a 16 page booklet for employees returning to the workplace. For confidentiality purposes, these are just a few pages.
Oceanside Skin Logo
These are mock-ups for a logo I created for Oceanside Skin. I asked the client what the ideal vibe of this branding would be and was given the following directions: Either 1) A clean, white, classy, spa-like vibe, with white and silver or gold. Or 2) A coastal vibe with blue. After creating and presenting an inspiration photo board to the client, I was able to pin down the vibe that they were drawn to and then got to work, playing with various fonts and imagery.
After a few different rounds of logo options, we landed on the following logo, with 3 different variations (stacked, horizontal, and with just the OS icon):
Eat in the Village
This is just some of work done during my time as a Brand Manager and Graphic Designer for Eat in the Village, 5 different dining locations including a cafe, a winery, a French restaurant, a Mexican restaurant, and a gastropub/restaurant.
Another recent personal project of mine has been creating my own website for blogging from the ground up. This has given me the opportunity to play and explore with design.
To check out more of my very niche graphics, photography, and content writing head over to Kirty’s Curiosities.