Back in April while freelancing for Anderson Advertising, I attended an event sponsored by the Phoenix Ad Club. It was at that event I connected with a girl named Kristie, who volunteers for Phoenix Comicon. After I commented on her awesome Tardis phone case, we began speaking about Comicon and how she is a volunteer for the art team. I shared with her my passion for design and all things nerdy and she agreed to share my portfolio with her art team coordinators. It wasn’t long after, that I received an email from Brittany and Marty saying they were impressed with my work and would love for me to be a part of the team. I attended their next meeting and after getting to know them, I was super excited to get started.
With Comicon only a few months away, things had to start moving fast. They needed a few logos created for some of the events they hold annually and due to my experience in hand-lettering and branding they thought I’d be perfect for the job. I always try to include my hand-lettering in every project I can but volunteering for the Phoenix Comicon Art Team has really let me explore than option even more and have my work be seen by thousands of people. I may not be getting paid for it but this opportunity couldn’t have presented itself at a better time.
Comicon 2014 may have ended but we are already about to jump into the 2015 season with even more events, more people and definitely more work. I’m hoping to pick up a few more logos this year to add to the collection. For now here are a few I created for this past year’s Con. All logos except Geek Family Feud were hand-lettered and then vectorized. I’ve included the sketches so you can see my progress.