In a bit of an illustrator mood tonight. Meant to go to bed earlier, but decided to start working on this little fellow instead.
Author Archives: Andy Iakobson
vector portraits: daniel and i
My husband and I are starting up a blog about our love of games. It’s called dandy games, because I’m Andy and he’s Daniel and… well, you can read the rest of the story there.
Anyway, I made up little portraits of both of us to use on our About Us page — and as our avatars. Hee!
complete: donkey kong game night
Well, after some crazy summer months, I finally finished this illustration off for my friend. It’ll be going on the front page of his Twitch profile here.
wip: donkey kong game night
I’ve been working on this illustration for a friend. Really growing fond of it — can’t wait to finish!
paragon games logotype
I’ve been enjoying my new job a lot — but also doing my best to set aside time for personal projects. This one in particular is a… semi-personal project, I suppose. I developed a logotype for the game store my husband is planning to open. We’ve had a name in mind for a while, and figured it was time to start thinking of a visual identity.
To go with the gaming theme, I picked the shape of a 20-sided die, which is used for certain games (notably, Dungeons & Dragons). It’s definitely a symbol that would be recognized by avid gamers. However, I wanted to avoid it looking too cheesy and ‘nerdy’, so I simplified it down to clean geometric lines.
I think it looks pretty good. There’s plenty of time to tweak it yet, but for now I’m happy with this direction.
character illustrations & icons: instructional techniques
A little more work from my online course — these are illustrations depicting four instructional techniques that can be used in training settings. I put these together for a group presentation. The icons helped organize the rest of the content in the document. If you’re interested, you can check out the final presentation itself.
boring classroom illustration.
illustrative doodles: reflective report
Having been hired (at least temporarily) and spending much of my time at work or dabbling in a million other summertime activities, I haven’t had much chance to get any other serious work in. Hoping to turn that around now that I’ve adjusted to my schedule. I have some projects I’m really looking forward to working on, but for now, here’s some super-quick illustrations I did for my online Adult Learning & Staff Training certificate course.
These were just meant to illustrate the three topics of my final reflective report for the first course of the program. Fortunately for me, the course allowed you to be a bit creative in the presentation of your report — that is, not making it a firm requirement to stick to size 12 Times New Roman or anything like that — so I chose to include some hasty & playful artwork.
character illustration: Stephanie!
I’m taking a class at Skillshare right now — an open skills teaching environment. The one I’m doing happens to be free, but most classes are just 20 bucks or so. Lots of design stuff, but also cooking, business and other sorts of classes as well.
Anyway, my class is called ‘Illustrate Your Day: An Intro to Symbol Design’ and the project we’re working on is a set of symbols that tells the story of your daily routine.
I was doing some concept sketches last night and… symbol design is pretty tricky! I’ll keep you updated as I progress.