Working at KPG was an excellent experience. I designed magazine lay outs, a website, large-format graphics, trade show collateral and loads of web art. I definitely got a power-up in the Adobe suite and was introduced to current web tools. Click here to see my designs for their new website.
The breadth of material we created was awesome for such a small team and everyday was an opportunity to hone my skill. I learned tons from my talented co-workers. These days, I have the pleasure of working with them remotely from time to time.
Make-Up Artist Magazine
Make-up Artist Magazine covers all things make-up. KPG owner, Micheal Key, was a working make-up artist in the film industry in Los Angeles for decades. He started the magazine as a newsletter for his local union. Today, KPG puts out a slick, 100 page, bi-monthly publication and converts it for digital devices. I had a great time learning the InDesign plug-in Mag Plus to convert magazine layouts into interactive experiences on tablets and we also created an online edition page-turner with Bluetoad. Here are a couple of the many spreads I laid out for the magazine.
The International Make-Up Artist Trade Show comes to L.A., N.Y.C., Sydney, London, Toronto, and Vancover, Canada. We created all the graphics for the show: banners and signage, show guides, badges, forms, cards and table tents, promotional art, etc. Sometimes we printed in house, but other times we collaborated with printers across the globe. I helped with the website a bit as well, including redesigning the homepage which you can see here.