This month is our 12th anniversary for our graphic design business!
How about that! We have been doing graphics and design in Ventura County for 12 years! Pretty good right?
What’s new you say? Well, one of the things I have decided to do is to continue with this blog that I started back in 2010. But this time around I will post more informative content, photos, updates and projects that I’m currently working on.
Furthermore, I will be including some how-to videos, graphic design tips and tricks and FAQ’s. And anything else you can think of.
The Old Studio
Here is a picture of the old design studio on Ralston Ave. in Ventura back in 2004. It looks like I may have been working on a brochure design at the time and going over the proofing and edits with the customer over the phone? Or, just being shy in front of the camera and trying to look busy.
Check out that midi keyboard!
When I started TUF Designs back in 2004, I did it all! Including video editing which also included making my own music for videos and TV commercials! Yup, I made my own instrumental music tracks and sound effects!
Continue to scroll down to take a peek at a few older designs and pieces of art I did years ago. From random sketches to logo designs and vector art illustrations.
Artwork created for silkscreen printed t-shirts. Multi color design, outlined in Illustrator, colored in Photoshop.
|Artwork final. Photoshop and Illustrator, dither and vectors.
|Artwork sketched outlines/curves
|Original scanned photo
Skateboard artwork for “Stash” NY. Photograph separated, converted to dither and spots, for silk screen. 10 colors with transparent inks.
Skateboard art created for skate shops throughout the USA. Hand drawn and silkscreen printed!
Corvette artwork created for classic corvettes car show in Nevada. Redrawn art from old pictures so artwork is silkscreen friendly. Multi colored design, vector based format.
Artwork for skateboards and skate designs. This art was for “Dynamic” skate shop in Hawaii. 6 color, dither, Silk screen printed. Art was hand drawn an recreated as a raster image in Adobe Photoshop.
Skate board decks are manually silk screened printed a color at a time. Ink is air dried before printing the next color. Decks are put on racks for at least an hour per color before next color is screened.
Artwork designs for skateboard decks hand drawn and digitized in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop.
Part of the original sketch for Dogtwon Skateboards.
Digital Render. 4 color index, dither, silk screen process.
Kind of a knock off from JJs paintings on “Good Times”.