Elideth Guerrero | American River | Sacramento, CA | © 2014
I really love infographics. I think its a great way to get what could be boring data across to people in a very visually appealing way. I decided to make one for the Hornet gymnastics team to introduce the 2014 team to their facebook fans (www.facebook.com/sacstategymnastics). GO HORNETS!
I was on the Hornet gymnastics team for four years and was the social media coordinator for the next two. Do you know how many times I was given the opportunity to design the team shirt? ZERO - until now... The new assistant coach let me take a stab at the team shirt for this year and I came up with a new tagline and the design was inspired by Jon Contino's shirt he did for Nike. So excited to see these shirts printed in a few weeks!
The marketing collateral for the 'Climbing Fundamentals' project included a 93 inch wide window display that's printed on perforated vinyl. After having it printed for 3 weeks, I finally had the chance to install it in the entrance way of The WELL where every guest will see it as they enter the building. These things are a pain in the butt to install but look so rad when they are done. I'll be posting the entire project soon!
Since graduating in May I've really took time to figure out what my next 'move' was going to be. I know I'm definitely ready for a career (that's what six years of school will do to you) but I wasn't sure exactly where. After visiting my beloved Jersey Shore and being in NYC on July 3rd, I knew that the city wasn't for me at this time in my life. California has mellowed me out too much to handle the hustle and bustle of the Big Apple. With my internship winding down, I've been scoping out the job field in the Bay Area but then ran into an amazing opportunity that would extend my time in Sacramento. I was granted the amazing opportunity to continue my position at The Lab where I intern now but as a full-time graphic designer for 120 days! A full-time designer just accepted a designer position elsewhere and as they get the position ready for posting, and HR, and all that jazz, I am going to fill in for him. As said by Ashton Kutcher in his recent Teen Choice Awards speech, "Opportunity looks a lot like hard work." Amen to that.
So it took me over 8 months, but I finally did it. I finished my deck of playing cards! In October of 2012, my advanced graphic design class was assigned to create playing cards to practice designing in systems. We were only required to create 16 cards, which is just a little over a quarter of a deck. I wanted to finish the deck and get them printed but homework, work, and other things go in the way. Once school was over in May, I made it my mission to finish the deck and I am happy to announce today that it is officially done! Now who's down for a vicious game of SPOONS?