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Graphic Design work


Graduating from the University of Oregon in 1991, I received a Bachelor of Science degree in Visual Design. While at U of O, I also studied Fine Arts, my favorites being drawing, printmaking, ceramics, sculpture and painting.

Business card design for a local hair salon using InDesign and Photoshop.

 

Pencil sketches, ideas for stamp designs. Madonna, Jim Morrison and Stevie Ray Vaughan.

 

Reindeer designs for background (BG) for use in animated sequence in the Harold & Kumar feature film: “A Very Harold and Kumar 3-D Christmas.”

Santa Claus design for background (BG) for use in animated sequence in the Harold & Kumar feature film: “A Very Harold and Kumar 3-D Christmas.”

Penguin designs for background (BG) for use in animated sequence in the Harold & Kumar feature film: “A Very Harold and Kumar 3-D Christmas.”

 

Practical prop/set piece made for a Cartoon Network animated spot. Created in Photoshop and Illustrator and built practically.

 

Practical prop/set piece made for a Cartoon Network animated spot. Created in Photoshop and Illustrator and built practically. Different angle showing the tongue depressor picket fence.

 

Business card designs for a local hair stylist. Created in Photoshop and InDesign.

 

Redesign of logo for Parkinson’s Resources of Oregon.

 

Background (BG) design for a Honey Nut Cheerios animated commercial. Created in Photoshop.

 

Holiday card design for Will Vinton Studios. Created in Photoshop.

Alternate holiday card design for Will Vinton Studios. Created in Photoshop.

 

Sketches for ideas to flesh out at a later date.

 

Birthday invite/announcement for a co-worker’s husband. Created in Photoshop.

 

Prop designed for a animated commercial. Created in Photoshop, then made into practical prop.

 

JDBuffam_AnimReel17

Sample clean up frame of 2D animation from a Cookie Crisp 2D animated commercial. Drawn on paper, colored in ToonBoom’s Harmony 2D animation software.

This is a logo I designed for a local custom automotive shop.

 

Ink pen illustration on paper for a Halloween party invite.

 

Below are set and prop pieces for the feature film “A Very Harold & Kumar 3-D Christmas.” These were created in Photoshop and Illustrator for the stop-motion animated sequence in the middle of the film.

             

 

Below are title cards made for the Will Vinton Studios short film “Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead).” They are cut out of tissue paper.

 

Below are prop photographs and sketch studies for a series of Mr. Peanut stop-motion animated commercials. Created using pencil on paper and finished in Photoshop.

 

In 1992 I designed a lapel pin for a local Volkswalk event, and in its process of going through the city of Beaverton’s approval process, it was seen by the mayor. The city contacted me to modify this design to be used as the official logo of the city in 1993 and was used on street signs, city vehicles, postage, city mail, garbage cans and many other applications. My design was used from 1993 until the recent logo change in 2013/2014. I was extremely excited at the time to have such a huge opportunity and felt very fortunate. Of course, a few years later and for the next 18 years, I wanted to update and refine the design…no big surprise, I’m rarely completely happy with any finished product. It is still on street signs and other city articles at this time.

Beaverton City logo original art

This is the official original of the logo design for the city of Beaverton, Oregon, created in 1993.

Beaverton City meeting invite

Two pieces of correspondence from the city using my logo design.

Beaverton logo official postage

 

Jell-O print ad 1c

Print ad for Jell-O, Extreme Jell-O gel sticks. This was done after the gel stick animated commercial we did at Vinton Studios. I drew the characters and then built the page to be used in print media.

 

Hardwood brochure front small

Brochure I designed for Hardwood Industries in Tualatin, Oregon while employed at InForm Graphics in Beaverton, Oregon. I was particularly happy with my decision to put a 2×4 board on the scanner for the background of this piece and then to simulate the logo being burned into it.