My name is Max; or, in some circles, smackjaX.
I'm a graphic designer, web designer, and web developer.
In my free time, I'm one part wanderer, ten parts coffee-drinker, and a few parts motorcycle guy.
When starting this project, I asked my client what he was looking for. What did he want in the logo? How would he describe his business? I asked for the first thing that came to mind. His exact response was, "A penguin eating a banana."
Athough, in the end, he decided that he did not want to be represented by this, I was proud of the final product.
Aside from the penguin, my client had said specifically that he would take my logo if he could have it.
Although flattered, I declined.
But I tried to capture the essence of my own, with this being the final result.
With this project my client already had a very detailed sketch of what she wanted. While I love being given the freedom to create from scratch, I also don't mind being given a specific idea to flesh out.
I get incredible satisfaction in helping make someone else's idea a reality.
One of my most difficult projects was my own logo and this site, to try and capture the image that I wanted to both be seen as and remembered by.
I try to remember on all my projects just how much getting it right meant to me.