Saturday, March 5, 2011

New coin released: Bush Babies - Australian Bilby.

The next coin in the Bush Babies series has been released by The Perth Mint -Bilby!

Shortly after subscribing to the series I decided to start a second set. Now these are doing so well I can't even get my hands on an issue price one to complete a second set I am collecting! Oh well, I'm glad they are doing well at least.

Photos courtesy Talisman Coins

Since December..

Seriously where is the year going?

I'm not really sure if my lack of posts is due to being busy or a lack of productivity. Strangely, it feels like both. I'm hoping  this update on my progress will remind me of what I have achieved.

Well, I moved house and finding a place and setting up took a good part of a couple of months. I'm happy to say I finally found a place in a good location and am now hooked up on an unlimited internet line which is just great, especially for uploading big files, downloading big files... and well, loitering in the world of warcraft.

Recently I have been working on a series of marketing materials for New Orleans Live and Rebirth Brass Band for their Australian Tour. Below is an image of some of the things I produced including a poster, flyer, newspaper adverts, email newsletter and facebook page.

I've done a logo for GECO Science Inc. A green company that restores lakes and rivers using effective microbes (think probiotics/ good bacteria kind of thing) . They wanted something green and organic but professional. The solution I created was symbolic of a gecko eye that can also be interpreted as a leaf in a blue circle. The colours and slightly more corporate look give it some individuality from the hundreds of rounded green-and-brown existing enviro-company logos.

I've also been updating my website. It now has a flashy animated banner, some information for clients and some new projects added. My blog now shows up as a feed inside the html framework as well. There's still a lot of work I want to do, but at least for the most part it's functional... it's kind of fun making little frequent improvements.

I've also been playing around with making stuff at . The quality is really inconsistent, but if you do get a good print, you're in for a bargain. I'm thinking this could be a good way to cost-effectively prototype some stationery and the likes to present to gift shops. I don't know where I've put the photos for now but I will have some soon.

I just submitted my entry to the Kokoblack Easter Drawing Prize yesterday... who can resist a years supply of chocolate?a years supply! Not to mention some nice cash prizes to help with art supplies or study. Rushing things in my usual style, I didn't get a scan of my entry but if I'm lucky enough to make it into the finals hopefully they will scan a copy for their website. Fingers crossed!

So I guess I haven't been all that unproductive and I've also been working on some freelance contracts which haven't gone public yet. My goal from here is to gain more momentum in the client department and try to work on some personal IP projects.