Saturday, July 12, 2014

Hiked my 1st 14er, Mt. Elbert 14,433ft, Colorado









Team Inspiration Is Born at BancVue

A couple months ago my coworker, Jorge Madrigal and myself began to brainstorm ways we could bring our creative team closer, as well as ignite creativity and inspire everyone to inspire each other. We like to say "inspire you to inspire me." Jorge had already been working with ideas for a team blog and we thought it would be awesome to role it out with a team breakfast around the topic of "inspiration." Jorge Madrigal, Nick Marcotte, and myself planned and executed the entire event. The morning turned out to be a huge success and a great team bonding event. This was just the beginning, we hope to lead various other events for the team including design competitions, after-hours workshops, lunches, and etc. I am so excited to be a part of this new creative venture at our company and eager to see what is in store for the future.



Friday, June 13, 2014

Running Ad

A few weeks ago I took a design challenge/test to create an ad for SPIbelt®. This was an exciting opportunity for me because it combined my passion for running with my love for design.





Friday, May 30, 2014

Thursday, May 22, 2014

The finished piece...

Below is the process I executed to create a logo for a small startup electrical company based in Wausau, WI. You can see everything from my exploration in my sketchbook to tweaks made in Illustrator and then the final logo shown on a business card. Enjoy!






Wednesday, May 21, 2014

2nd Place...design in an hour

Two weeks ago I had the opportunity to participate in the Wix.com and Vitamin T ReBrand Competition. We had one hour to create a logo and make a Wix website for a local Austin small business that was not reveled until right before the competition began. Fortunately I got to be on a team with my badass coworkers from BancVue and a friend. Once teams were formed we had twenty minutes of brainstorming and then one hour to complete the task. Amanda and Sarah took on the branding and logo as Jorge and I worked on the website. Our team ended up with second place and had a ton of fun along the way! What a great opportunity this was for all involved.

Mystery Company: Smith's Chimney Sweeps.

A big thanks to the sponsors Wix, Vitamin T, & GoLab.

Our final design (logo & website): http://jalemadrigal.wix.com/smiths-chimney