Friday, March 6, 2015

Video Renderings for the LED Display Sign Industry

Examples of the renderings that we offer to our potential LED Display clients at Suncoast LED Displays. The ability to show the animated LED Display helps clients to visualize how it will look added to their signage. First the base photo is created and optimized in Photoshop. The video clip that appears on the LED Display is created separately in After Effects. Then the two are combined in After Effects. Finally the completed composition is rendered out of After Effects in a video format compatible to send via email or as a larger clearer file. VoilĂ ... a video rendering ! 

Tuesday, September 2, 2014


Graphic Content is everything when you own an LED Display. One of my responsibilities at Suncoast LED Displays is to communicate to customers the importance of great LED Display Content and how to accomplish this task. This initial brochure is designed to print inhouse on 8.5 x 14 presentation stock, fold into four panels and ultimately hand-out to possible clients and current customers. Three catagories of content is covered in this handout. The first category explains the requirements for creating great graphics for LED Displays. The second section is a simple tutorial explaining how to create a bmp using Gimp. The third category lists pricing for ordering pre made graphics through SCLED.

Monday, July 8, 2013

3 Panel Amusement Park Introductory Brochure

The use of LED Displays in the Amuzement Park industry provides huge possibilities for tons of enticement and excitement to patrons for the amuzement ride/park owner. Suncoast LED Displays has provided LED Displays for many amusement parks like Disney, Universal Studios, Epcot, Six Flags over Georgia, Busch Gardens, Frontier City, Sea World, MGM, Big Bamboo, Santa Monica Pier,  Congo River Golf  and the Florida State Fairgrounds.

When we recently showed our new product line at the 2012 IAAPA and the IIISF 2013 Trade Shows, I enjoyed preparing an inhouse-printable 3 panel hand out and a fun video playfile to play on our booth's example displays using sound effects to add fun! (We won't talk about how many times those of us in the booth had to hear these sound effects over and over, ha!) Definitely one of the more fun projects completed for Suncoast LED Displays!

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Company Folders

Suncoast LED Displays Company Folders

The folder design for Suncoast utilizes three main features:

1   Bright Blue coloring phased into the LED Close-up Photo - Serves as a background to stand for brilliance as well as Sky/Suncoast. 
2   Choosing the yellow-gold of the sun and accents, furthers the company's logo vibe. 
3   Stripes fading to transparent adds the motion of moving light theme, which is exactly what LED Displays provide. 

Along with the standard information: Logo, contact info and avatar phrase; we have the folder needed to promote the company's new look. It maintains and furthers corporate identity while providing a dynamic folder in which hand out specific company materials. Our business cards are glossy white which stand out nicely in the business card slits provided on the inside folded flap. Now imagine them without the guide lines, cut and folded, glued at the tabs and you have the completed folder!

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Suncoast LED Displays Corporate Video 2012

My adventures with Adobe After Effects are fun. It is a wonderful program for creating videos. As Graphic Designer for Suncoast LED Displays I use After Effects often for creating the video clips used on many LED Displays. For this project I combined background video clips, an audio clip, and photos to create this short corporate portfolio video.  I do look forward to learning more about After Effects!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

HLH Studio Promotional Materials Design

HLH Studio & Studio Shop
Promotional Collateral Material

The recent design for Online Presence & Advertising Material promote HLH Art Studio & Shop endeavoring to enchant from a whimiscal perspective. The studio name is derived from enchantment originating inside a heart-shaped silver locket. The art produced by the studio is light-hearted and centered around this enchanted place called "Heartlocket Hollow" thus HLH. Once a logo has been established, colors selected and typography decided upon, the materials needed for promotion are designed continuing the theme. The most difficult part of a corporate look or company identity is choosing the initial design theme. Once that has been selected each graphic item needed for promotion is a matter of designing for clear communication and then layout production.

I share this because "HLH Studio" is C Marshall Arts most demanding client of 2011! Visit either of the sites: Heartlocket Hollow Studio or Heartlocket Hollow Studio Shop to view the results! Then let me know what you think!

Monday, May 30, 2011

May 2011 Sunset and Words


The West Coast of Florida Sunset
Indian Rocks Beach
Calming, timeless and oh so...


If you will notice, I decided to use this photo for the background image of this blogsite. The canvas of the sky is painted for us everyday by Our Wonderful Loving God! 

The words coupled with this photo
are not mine...
they were sent to me 
by a dear, amazing friend!

You know who you are!

Let me help you take special words,
couple them with an inspirational photo...
To create a piece for you...
to send, post or display!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

CMA Graphic Design Hand Out

Successful Design = 
More than just Words + Images

An effective Graphic Design Solution combines Design, Photography, Illustration and Copy beautifully and succinctly.

The goal?

Effective Clear Communication

Each of the projects displayed on this CMA Hand Out were created completely by C Marshall Arts Studio, from photography and text to illustration and layout.

CMA Illustration Hand Out

Specializing in illustration, this CMA Hand Out shows examples from Architectural Renderings to Whimsical Characters and Murals to Digital Creations.

Once layout work was complete for the basic flyer, selection of images became a matter of picking and choosing a compilation of illustrations to show overall variety. New examples will easily be inserted into each section of the tri-fold design in the future (possibly the work I will be doing for YOU!).

C Marshall Arts Studio can produce custom illustrations for you of realistic, fantasy, digital or "brush-in-hand" creations suited to your specifications.  Contact the studio to discuss your ideas! 

CMA Photography Hand Out

Recently prepared for hand out purposes, the new CMA Photography Flyers show varied photography examples. To be distributed digitally or physically, they are available by request.

It is interesting to note - 
Designing for yourself is much more difficult than designing for another company (I am sure fellow designers would agree). The actual process of doing so is a great exercise. 

Yes, I stretched these "fingers" to their limit... but I also now have better organized digital photography files!