My process begins with the mindset of maximizing opportunity. I take the idea presented, I look at it specifically, and think about what the best possible outcomes are. Taking advantage of unseen opportunities is how the greatest companies gain affluence. I would love to do that for your business. Mcmiv graphic and web design. me@mcmiv.com

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Corridor Cars & Coffee

Logo concept and process
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Corridor Cars & Coffee is an event held at the Newbo Market in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. It's an outlet for car collectors and restoration gurus to gather together and network, enjoy the hard work, and ultimately gush over cool cars.

I tried a few ideas before finally landing on something more classic. I tug at the heart-strings of one of the founders by creating an illustrated porsche. After showing the client a few concepts they ended up settling on a safe bet.

[more images and process photos to follow]

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Taste of Opera

Cedar Rapids Opera's 'Taste of Opera' Logo design
TOA logo

The Cedar Rapids Opera decided to spice things up a bit and requested a logo to represent the class and spirit of their gastro influened event. I took the opportunity to be inspired by newer chefs' presentation of food and sauces.

TOA logo

I paired, rather than replaced, CRO's typeface. I chose to keep the colors consistent to other recent collateral that had been produced for other CRO events. I wanted the brochure for the event to be subtle, dark and familiar on the outside but, once opened, you get a burst of white as well as red from the logo. This was inspired by modern quizine and its many tasteful surprises.

Founder Brochure

The success of this logo as well as their approval of its design brought us more work from the Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre. This included brochures, mailers and newsletters.

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Open House Illustrations

Cedar Rapids Allegra - Open house Invitation
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The initial idea presented was to showcase the friendly nature of Allegra's business. I played off the graphical style that had been hinted at in a recent mailer. We were also to touch on the personability of the staff and generous nature of the business through the phrase "Come meet your Partners".

[The Open house is in July. More images and process photos to follow]

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Allegra Calendar Design

Cedar Rapids Allegra - 2016 Calendar Design
CRA Calendar

2016 marks the 35th year for the Cedar Rapids branch of Allegra Print and Marketing. To mark the occasion it was decided that we would create a logo, branding and collateral. I settled on a style that was clean as well as beautiful. The design played off the 'ink' and 'color' aspects of the printing world.

[more images and process photos to follow]

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Allegra Corporate Calendar

Allegra's - 2016 Calendar Design
Corporate Allegra Calendar

This was my first brush with file preperation on a large scale. I designed a complex concept that could be easialy reproduced. Each month is themed and inspired from a different obect in the Art Deco style. This was also my first lesson in the 1099 tax form.

[more images and process photos to follow]

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janssenwaterproofinginc.com

Janssen Waterproofing, Inc. Website Design
Janssen Waterproofing Mobile Mockup

I loved working with the team at Janssen Waterproofing on their website. They needed a clean site that worked well on mobile. They asked for sliders and had specific needs for each page.

Take a look at their website.

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