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Tattoo designs

Posted on February 11th, by Joseph Van Geffen in Design, Journal, Logos. Comments Off on Tattoo designs

Well, they say you should never get a tattoo of a person’s name. These wise empty canvas philosophers can go to hell! On the 3rd week anniversary of my daughter’s birth I got “Lila” tattoo’d on my forearm!

Obviously, I had to design it myself. It also had to match the only other tattoo I have on my other forearm.

The other tattoo is for a design shop I opened in the mid 90s. The amount of work from the word-of-mouth advertising I was getting was threatening to drown me. So I teamed up with John Hills, hired two designers, and got everyone to work. We set up agreements with multiple Advertising Agencies to do their web work. Outside that, we got a lot of interesting kiosk/touchscreen work. The tattoo is our design shop’s logo. The shop was called Element 23 since … Read More »



Google Doodle for ‘Security Test Engineering’ Team

Posted on August 10th, by Joseph Van Geffen in Brainstorming, Design, Logos, Portfolio, Websites. Comments Off on Google Doodle for ‘Security Test Engineering’ Team

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I was honored to be asked to make a Google Doodle for their internal Security Test Engineering Team. Concepts ranged wildly since the target demographic was ‘hacker’ really. Fun right?

I went with a clean G with a laptop on it with the ‘Resident Hacker’ logo (think DefCon). The first ‘o’ is a magnifying glass looking for RSA encryption holes while the second ‘o’ is a lock being picked. A jumbled pile of ethernet cables make up the second ‘g’. I went with a firewall brick concept for the ‘l’ but felt it needed a fire to create a better visual pun. So the ‘e’ is on fire hopefully representing viruses and error and ‘omg why did you download that’.

It was fun and thanks again for the opportunity!

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CREATIVE TOOLS
SketchUp
Adobe Creative Suite (PSD/AI)

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Tifficult Logo

Posted on September 27th, by Joseph Van Geffen in Design, Journal, Logos. Comments Off on Tifficult Logo

Are things somewhat too Tifficult? Then check out this logo I created for a friend’s birthday. She is well known to hate the spelling of her abrievated name. In other words “Tiff” is not allowed, so this enjoys the small visual pun of one red f!

Happy Birthday Tif!