Sugar Creek Casino Website

Website:
New Sugar Creek Casino Website

This is the initial design that I gave to Back40 in OKC that they developed into Sugar Creek Casino's new website. www.sugarcreekcasino.com

-Online

Sugar Creek Showdown 22 Reborn

Poster:
SCS#22: Reborn

This was one of our biggest fights. Jeremy Horn is a legend and has the third most wins in MMA history. The fight was also are first one in our new event center, so I set out to completely redesign the poster format. We still use the same -8 degree rotation in our posters today. Also note the phoenix enhanced logo themed from the name of the fight "Reborn".

-Photoshop

Sugar Creek Showdown 23 Redemption

Poster:
SCS#23: Redemption

The main take away from this poster is the amount of fighters on it. I take photos of every fighter at weight ins specifically to put on the posters. The poster is also themed generically because we used the name redemption.

-Photoshop

Sugar Creek Showdown 29 Thunderstruck

Poster:
SCS#29: Thunderstruck

I came up with the name Thunderstruck for this fight because I knew I wanted to use the AC/DC song in my video intro. From there I knew I would use lightning for the design on the rest of the poster.

-Photoshop

Sugar Creek Casino Oakridge Boys Poster

Poster:
The Oak Ridge Boys

This poster is an example of what graphic designers have to deal with on a daily basis. I had a specific logo, photo, and poster template to work with. The only thing I added creatively was the orange wood pannels above and below the poster.

-Photoshop

Sugar Creek Casino Oakridge Boys 2015 Poster

Poster:
The Oak Ridge Boys 2015

The boys returned two years later with a new photo and theme "Boys Night Out". However, I was not supplied with a logo, so I designed the 2015 and "Boys Night Out" around their original logo. Additionally, I added a wood pattern over their logo and more rustic wood for the top and bottom then I had from the previous poster.

-Photoshop

Sugar Creek Casino Roy Clark Poster

Poster:
Roy Clark

This was one of the first posters I designed at Sugar Creek Casino. I had a very colorful picture of Roy to work with, so I decided to work orange into the scheme. I had hoped to use more illustrations in posters at the casino, however this one of the few that I designed one for.

-Photoshop and Illustrator

Sugar Creek Casino Gallagher Poster

Poster:
Gallagher

This poster is themed with watermelons and smashing. His Gallagher logo was not provided, so I had to find the best version I could online and trace it in Illustrator. Finding and enlarging logos in Illustrator was a common occurence.

-Photoshop and Illustrator

Big Smo Poster

Poster:
Big Smo

His photo was cropped and placed on a custom background image. I was originally working with a one color logo, so I added a custom layer style to make it really pop.

-Photoshop

Sugar Creek Casino Keith Sweat Poster

Poster:
Keith Sweat

The "KS" logo was once again found at a low quality and enlarged by tracing it in Illustrator. At this point all of the posters I have designed involved cropping the artist out of a supplied press photo and adding a custom background. I felt by cropping all the artist out made the posters feel more original and not as generic as other events would use the same image over and over.

-Photoshop

Sugar Creek Casino Montgomery Gentry Poster

Poster:
Montgomery Gentry

The photo and logo were supplied in this case. My input came from designed a layer style for the logo. The logo came as a plain black file, so my goal was to add some color and texture to it. I settled on this final logo design because it reminded me of the red dirt Oklahoma sunset.

-Photoshop

Sugar Creek Casino Kool and the Gang Poster

Poster:
Kool and the Gang

A layer style was also added to this Kool and the Gang logo which was supposed to look like a shiny brass instrument. The artists' image was also cropped with a custom background placed in the background.

-Photoshop and Illustrator

Sugar Creek Casino Legends of Rock Poster

Poster:
Legends of Rock 'N' Roll

This was a challenging act to sell because it was a tribute act. I set out to use bright pink and teal colors of the 50's with a font that also represented the era. For the background, a giant record was placed behind a jukebox.

-Photoshop

Sugar Creek Casino Hinder Poster

Poster:
Hinder

This was the only hard rock act we had while I was at the casino, so the design looks completely different from the other acts. The guys were cropped out while two of their logos were placed one behind and one in front of their image. I also added the red overlay to the logos to give everything some more color. Their original logo was just a metallic gradient.

-Photoshop

Sugar Creek Casino CCR Poster

Poster:
CCR

Once again I got to play around with a rock band by doing something different than I normally would for a country artist's poster. I designed their logo from an existing "western" font that I had. I also added a tattoo like design behind the logo that helped give it a more rock'n'roll presence. I should also note that I cropped the guys out, coppied that image and placed it over their orignal image with the logo between the two images.

-Photoshop

Sugar Creek Casino Ronnie Milsap Poster

Poster:
Ronnie Milsap

I started this poster with only Ronnie's image. The backgound and piano were then added behind him. Finally, I designed the logo to complete the poster.

-Photoshop

Sugar Creek Casino Charley Pride Poster

Poster:
Charley Pride

This poster was designed similarly to Ronnie Milsap's poster except I didn't design this logo, I only added a metallic layter style to it. I had a rustic background that I added a red overlay to, put rays over it, and finally put a guitar in with a blending mode set to it.

-Photoshop

Buccaneers Booty Poster

Poster:
Buccaneers Booty

Promotions were some of the most fun designs for the casino. Buccaneers Booty has a pirate theme, so I was tasked with finding all of these objects and placing them together to complete the poster.

-Photoshop

Sugar Creek Casino Apples 4 Apples Poster

Poster:
Apples 4 Apples

Another promotion poster that has a lot of different pieces. An old barrel was requested for the background, so I had to find a fence image, find bars to make it look like a barrel, and finally put apples inside it.

-Photoshop

Sugar Creek Casino Fast Fortune Poster

Poster:
Fast Fortune

What I really like the most about this poster is the way the image feels like it is popping out at you. The original image was cropped out, along with the head, so I could move both objects freely and put a fireworks image behind the dragon.

-Photoshop

Sugar Creek Casino Spring Fling Poster

Poster:
Spring Fling

My favorite thing about this poster design is the background colors I'm using. They're bright, but not distracting from the prize image.

-Photoshop

Sugar Creek Casino Cauldrons of Cash Poster

Poster:
Cauldrons of Cash

This poster has some great photoshop blending work in it. The witch, smoke, cash in the smoke and cauldron were all seperate images that needed to be cropped out and layered. The cash blended with the smoke is a great effect.

-Photoshop

Sugar Creek Casinos Kangaroo Kash Poster

Poster:
Kangaroo Kash

One of the few times I illustrated a character for a casino promotion. The kangaroo and boomerang logo were both created in Illustrator. Finally, I added the yellow border made famous by National Geographic for exotic effect.

-Photoshop and Illustrator

Sugar Creek Casinos Daddys Mystery Tackle Poster

Poster:
Daddy's Mystery Tackle Giveaway

The idea behind this poster was a fishing themed Fathers Day promotion. Every object was added at the top from seperate images (even the crane in the back).

-Photoshop

Sugar Creek Casinos Hot Seat Bingo Poster

Poster:
Hot Seat Bingo

This was a great idea for a promtion that involved spinning a wheel to spell out the letter B-I-N-G-O to win the grand prize. There was no limit on colors for this poster. I decided to use purple for the background, so the brighter colors in the logo and text would have no problem being visible.

-Photoshop

Cinco Dough Dinero Poster

Poster:
Cinco Dough Dinero Poster

I once again blended fire and cash together with photoshop. The logos were also a fun design mixing fiesta fonts with photoshop layer styles.

-Photoshop

Sugar Creek Casino Calendar

Casino Calendars:

Here are two different casino calendar formats I designed while at the casino. The main goal for the calendars is the show the amount of promotions going at the casino. Every day.

-Photoshop

Sugar Creek Casino Gazette Ad

Magazine Ad:
Oklahoma Gazette

This is just one of many newspaper ads created. We would run up to 7 ads a week in different papers. I think this is our best format because we are promoting the week of concert in its own space at the top along with the upcoming events in a seperate box below.

-Photoshop

Sugar Creek Casino Players Club Cards

Players Club Cards:
Sugar Creek Casino

Five different players club cards designed with a different color scheme for each card.

-Photoshop

Wildberry Packaging

Packaging:
Wildberry Ice Cream

I wanted to design some packaging for my portfolio, so I came up with the name, logo and tag line for "Wildberry: Twisted Ice Cream". I got the idea from always mixing certain Skittles together when I ate them, and I wanted to transition my candy eating habit to ice cream. I designed the packaging to illustrate the different mix of colors for each flavor.

Photoshop

Tallgrass Brochure

Brochure:
Tallgrass Prairie Preserve

Brochure created for the Tallgrass Prairie Preserve in Oklahoma. I set out to create something eye catching for the cover of the brochure. I ended up creating an illustrated color altered image of a buffalo.

Indesign

Feather Fest Ad

Ad:
Feather Fest
Client:
Tulsa Zoo

My goal for this ad was to show the interactive part of Feather Fest, so a child holding a bird was pivotal. I needed to make this ad as cute as possible because my target audience was mothers with young children.

Photoshop

Iron Gate Brochure

Brochure:
Iron Gate
Client:
Iron Gate

Iron Gate is a non-profit church organization in downtown Tulsa that feeds the homeless. This brochure was designed to raise awareness of the changing faces of hunger in Tulsa, which sadly is starting to include young children.

Indesign

Job Fair Ad

Newspaper Ad:
Advertising Job Fair
Client:
TU Newspaper

My first ad. This ad was designed for the University's school paper to promote an upcoming Job Fair in Tulsa. To get the feel of a corporate world, I used a photo I took while walking in downtown Tulsa.

Illustrator

TU Poster

Poster:
12th Annual Research Colloquium
Client:
The University of Tulsa

I designed this poster while at the University of Tulsa. My goal was to use as much blue and gold as possible to represent TU's school colors.

Illustrator