I created this in Adobe AfterEffects using a tutorial by Edge-CGI at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rWkWm7tmsOU and using Element 3D from www.VideoCopilot.net. It says Wax because I am a huge fan of the Rapper Wax and he is my motivation to learn video editing and FX.
I designed this in Illustrator for my Typography class. As you can probably tell, I am fascinated by physics and had a lot of fun figuring out where I should place each word in a way that made sense.
Stars Align by Lindsey Stirling
This is a 3d kinetic typography music video I created in AfterEffects for my favorite Lindsey Stirling song.
Check out Lindsey Stirling’s official music video for “Stars Align” at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=55_bV4ORRFM
Also please subscribe to her official channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyC_…
And buy her albums or tickets to her upcoming tour from her official website at http://www.lindseystirling.com/
Malibu Bottle by Yasko
The first kinetic typography video I ever created for Yasko. This music video was a blast creating and I learned a lot in the process.
InternetTrollTurds VlogBrothers Video Edit
I created this using the unedited footage that Hank Green released for people to practice editing with. You can get that unedited footage at http://edwardspoonhands.com/post/9547… as well as other video workshop resources that are extremely helpful.
Fictional CD Cover
This is a fictional album cover I created completely in Photoshop to demonstrate my passion for music and the universe. The background is various different images blended together using overlays to give it the feel of a club in outer space. Then I cut out the image of the DJ and her turntable from their background and placed them into my design. Then I duplicated her a few times and placed them in lower layers gradually increasing their opacity to make it look like she is moving to the music. I also cut out an image of the Sun and placed it so it would look like it is hovering over her turntable. Then I found an image of flames and used the background eraser to remove its background then brought it into my design and duplicated and rotated it a bunch of times to give the sun a bunch of solar flares. Then I thought of a fitting name for the DJ and the album and positioned the text for them. Lastly I used a filter on the text to make it look like the letters have icicles hanging off them to represent the coldness of the vacuum of outer space.
Status Vodka Christmas Promo
This is a project I did completely in Photoshop for Eric Bulls & Jocovi Lindsey of Status Vodka. It is a Christmas banner to promote Status Vodka. For the background I blended two different images together using overlay. I positioned the text and used filters to give it a metallic look that shines. Lastly I cut out an image of the Status Vodka bottle from its background and positioned it so the girl would be looking right at it.
Sex Appeal Magazine Cover
This is a project I did mostly in Photoshop except for the text which I created in Illustrator. It is a magazine cover I did for Eric Bulls’ Sex Appeal Magazine. He wanted it to look like the Scarface movie poster which is the reason I chose the fonts and colors I used. He also supplied me with the image of the model which I had to cut out of her background to place on this cover. He also had me make various touch-ups to her skin as well as slim her stomach slightly. I also included his barcode and layout the text for the binding and top bar. Lastly I designed the “S Rating” in the bottom right corner to keep up the movie poster theme while staying true to his brand.
Yasko’s Tunnel Vision Promo
I created this mostly in Photoshop except for the text which I created in Illustrator. I created this poster for Emily Yasko to help promote her new album as well as her official website which I also designed for her. It incorporates her “Tunnel Vision” album cover with an image of an actual tunnel, which I blended together with overlays. I also cut an image of her out of its background and placed her right in the center of the image on the top layer. Lastly, I added her website URL and name where they best fit.
I created this logo in Illustrator for my website www.KnowledgePlaylists.com. I wanted to represent knowledge with a very stylistic brain that incorporates the color scheme of my website as well as the universal symbol for playlist in bright yellow. I put the whole thing in a sideways triangle to represent a play button and gave it a 3D appearance so I could also include the website URL inside the bottom section.
I created this project mostly in Photoshop except for the text which I created in Illustrator. It is an opening title screen for a movie I want to see made even though Carl Sagan is no longer with us to write the book. I used Photoshop to cut the spaceship out of its background and placed it on this space background with the top of the earth and the moon. I created the shadowing over the earth that the spaceship would cause and added the title “Contact II” and the catch phrase “The time is now” from illustrator and gave it a glow effect.
This project I created in Illustrator as an 8 page fold-up booklet that tells the story of how I met my web host. I choose a font that would best represent the story and enlarged and colorized the first letter of each paragraph. I also choose graphic elements that represent what is being talked about on each page and even included some of the first things I ever created in Photoshop that directly relate to the story.
Sex Appeal Media Promo
I created this is a project in Photoshop for Eric Bulls to promote an old company of his that no longer exists. He wanted to do a design that incorporated an iPhone, red carpet, social media icons, and a scan-able QR code. He also wanted me to use the logo I had previously created for our company. The version on the left was the first thing I came up with and the version on the left was the final version we came up with.
This is a project I created in Illustrator with an oxymoron theme. I choose the phrase “Holy Hell” because it is a common phrase where each word is the polar opposite of the other and I figured I could represent each with graphic elements that represent each perfectly. For example, the way I gave “Holy” angel wings and “Hell” a devil’s tail and used colors that best represented each.
I designed this for my Advanced Graphic Imaging class project to create a self-portrait. I had a lot of fun with it as you can probably tell.
I host, develeopment, & design WordPress websites & I do a variety of other digital media design work.
This is when I was hired for the best job I've ever had, working in the IT department at MichBusiness.
This is when I started doing freelance projects working on websites for Designers & Partners.
I am making some major changes to their WordPress site.
This is when I started hosting Andy Lloyd's website & designing it for him.
I created Bonkage.com to sell my hosting and design services.
I host, developed and designed the website for The Game of Clues Escape Room in Novi, MI.
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Chris is great at creative art layout and content distribution. I have worked with him on a few projects.