Bringing science and art together, graphic design is a powerful algorithm. It has helped shape industry into a robust communicational system in all fields. It is something I not only love but I find very satisfyingly challenging.
Chris Male Resume
These are a few vector designs I created while doing freelance.
The ability to display a product in a way that begs to be touched, is fascinating. Photography will always seem like a magic trick even though I understand the science behind it.
These were hand crafted by Eddie Taumoepeau Jobrack. They are Ironwood weapons that the ancient South Pacific Islanders once used in battle. Each of these are necklaces. They might not win any wars because of their size, but they will bring the bearer a sense of pride in a culture of warriors who sailed the vastness of the great pacific.
I have used 3D Modeling in different areas of my field. From graphic design to motion graphics. In todays world I find it highly important as a Creative Designer to have this skill set.
3D Interior Design
I recently co-created a web Graphic Novel called The Lord of Ironwood. The graphic novel will be launched in November 2014.
Concept art, the middle child, born in between "what if" and "almost done". In this day an age, concept art is so important in bringing an idea into development. I love taking words and creating a concept art piece that gets the builders excited like Doctor Frankenstein, "It's alive!". It's like creating a vision for other people, instead of asking them to imagine, you just simply say "look at this, do you get it?".
Lord of Ironwood Forrest
Line work done by Eddie Taumoepeau Jobrack. Original Concept by Chris Male, tone value work done by Chris Male.
Mythical Maori Warrior
Early on in my journey to becoming a designer I started with traditional art. I'm sure there are others who could say the same. Art was my introduction to design. Art helped me to pay attention to the small details. Details that would become vital to my ability to design.
This was created from a photo that was damaged in a flood.
Comic books introduced me to the world of storytelling with visual art. It helped me to be aware while watching movies, recognizing the composition as well as the effect of each scene and cut.
Music is very dear to me, it is a great honor to try to match music with a visual cover.
Photography is one of my great passions. It is always a great tool for capturing a moment and evoking an emotion. I like all styles of photography.
Photo taken by Ann Photography
I rendered this photo, and edited all of the adjustments shown in the next photo.
The beginning of process. Sketching is a wonderful tool for getting ideas out of our heads quickly. I use it most of the time, in fact I would say almost every time I forgot to sketch before starting a new project I found myself unsatisfied with the results. For me it is a must have skill.
Tribal War Lord of the South Pacific - practice on iPad Pro & Apple Pencil