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indycc 2012

INDY CC

December 28 - January 1

INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANAPOLIS,INDIANA INDIANA mike erre

PAUL tripp

The lead pastor of Mariners Church Mission Viejo and author of The Jesus of Suburbia, Why Guys Need God, Death By Church, and Why the Bible Matters.

The president of Paul Tripp Ministries, a nonprofit organization whose mission statement is “Connecting the transforming power of Jesus Christ to everyday life.”

matt mccoy & the harvest worship band Matt McCoy is back leading the Worship band from Harvest Bible Chapel in Chicago. We had a terrific time worshiping with them last year, and we are excited they are with us again!

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josh coy

Josh is on staff at Bowling Green, his alma mater. He gets a kick out of writing short films, cooking, and other means of glorifying the Creator through creativity.

8383 Craig St. Suite 200 | Indianapolis, Indiana 46250 | 317.841.8001 www.indycc.org | indycc@cru.org

J.W. Marriott

10 10S.S.West WestStreet Street Indianapolis, Indianapolis,ININ46204 46204

ZEROCANVAS INTERNSHIP: CROSSROADS IN CHICAGO One of the major design problems raised in the internship was to create a theme and visual identity for IndyCC, a conference held every winter for the ministry organization CRU. Using the theme “Immerse,” and a logo created by intern Stephanie Livingston, the team created promotional pieces including the information card and letterhead I designed, shown here. During the summer, I also created a theme and informational card for a campus ministry’s fall retreat, and designed websites for two other campus ministries.

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Location: Army Lake - East Troy, WI Cost: $80 chicagocru.com

ZEROCANVAS INTERNSHIP: CROSSROADS IN CHICAGO


FIVE DOLLAR WRESTLING

FIVE DOLLAR WRESTLING The design problem called for a rebranding of a local business. The solution answers the need for a logo, deliverables, and a website while addressing the history, trends, target audience, and goals of the business using a grid-based layout and careful use of typography.

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Examples of the rebranded website. From left to right: the home page, previews of upcoming releases, and the “wrasslers” of Five Dollar Wrestling.

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I’ve got six things in store...pain, hurt, pain, hurt, and more pain! And I can’t even count to six. - Sean Van Halen

FIVE DOLLAR WRESTLING

I know a lot of wrestling fans don’t necessarily read, but wrestling books were quite popular back in the day. - Jake “Manscout” Manning

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Can you feel the earthquake when Dyn-O-Mite explodes? - Dyn-O-Mite

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UNIQUE TILING AND STYLING UNIQUE TILING AND STYLING The client called for a unique logo (pun not intended) for his tiling business, showcasing the business in a way that was not cliche. The solution called for use of tiles to build upon the company name, and clean typography to complement the logomark. Programs used:


Above: T-shirt concepts created for UTS. Right: A web-based logo, for a future website and other related media.

UNIQUE TILING AND STYLING

UNIQUE TILING AND STYLING


ELEVATION LEADERSHIP CONSULTING A start up business that focuses on building leadership through experience, Elevation Leadership Consulting was in need of a logo and a website. The solution uses modern design on the logomark and clean typography as a foundation for a clean, simple, but effective website using WordPress. The solution also includes a special logo created specifically for social media such as Facebook and Twitter. Programs used:


ELEVATION LEADERSHIP CONSULTING


Long Beach

MUSIC SCENE

LOGO DESIGNS


MARCH 23, 2013 WEST NEWTON, PA

JOHN SKYLAR VS FRANKIE VILLA BRADY PIERCE VS JIMMY SHANE ZUBOV VS JAY ICE PATRICK HAYES VS WILLIAM ROBERTS SCOTT SARIN VS GABRIEL SOUL LODI VS RYAN EDMONDS RWA HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP: SHANE TAYLOR VS KATO

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RWA CRUISERWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP: G-RAVER VS D.C. BENTLEY VS "BIG STAR" DAVE DANIELS VS TAKAHASHI

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PRO BONO WORK I have been working with clients for some time on various design projects, including the following pro bono work: - Sorgatron Media: DVD covers for RWA - Steven Weiner: T-shirt for a professional wrestler Programs used:


FEBRUARY 3 - 8

ARTHUR MILLER GEORGE BENARD SHAW’S

PYGMALION

A ROMANCE IN FIVE ACTS

DECEMBER 10 - 15

DEATH OF A N A M S E L A S

MESSAGES IN SHADOW: THEATRE POSTERS The goal of the project was to convey the message of each play using a theme that runs throughout the series, while maintaining unique style elements. To solve this design problem, I used the concept of the shadow (or silhouette) of central characters in each play to convey that play’s message. For example, the title character of Pygmalion is shown with a firm stance, showing the transformation into a lady that occurs throughout the play. Programs used:


Examples of theatre posters used in different settings. From left to right: an outdoor poster at a local bus stop; a poster outside the Ahmanson Theatre.

MESSAGES IN SHADOW: THEATRE POSTERS


The Legend of Daniel Bryan

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Daniel Bryan is a sports entertainer and professional wrestler currently plying his trade in World Wrestling Entertainment. Also known by his real name Bryan Danielson, the young superstar has a long list of achievements and accomplishments in his career spanning the course of over a decade. From as days as a founding father of Ring of Honor, to a very successful reign as WWE World Heavyweight Champion, Danielson is a shining example of independent wrestlers making it in the “big leagues.” Bryan Danielson’s origins are humble, training in the Texas Wrestling Academy headed by now WWE Hall of Famer Shawn Michaels. Trained by William Regal among others, Danielson quickly made a name for himself under the masked guise of “The American Dragon.” From there it was a meteoric rise through the indies, helping found the promotion Ring of Honor and establishing the tradition of sportsmanship with a set of conduct guidelines known as the “Code of Honor.” While in ROH, Danielson

held the World and Pure titles, being the man to unify the belts. He would go on to have a great amount of success in such companies as Pro Wrestling Guerrilla and Full Impact Pro. In 2009, Danielson was given the opportunity to sign a developmental contract with the WWE, wrestling in their official “farm promotion” Florida Championship Wrestling. A few months later, he and other wrestlers were given the chance to compete in the inaugural season of WWE NXT, a “scripted reality show” with the goal of winning a contract with the main WWE roster. (It should be noted that FCW was recently renamed NXT, a sign that the promotion truly is the future of the WWE.) Despite being relatively unknown to the mainstream audience, and even with all the obstacles thrown his way, Danielson (wrestling under

YES! YES! YES! THE LEGEND OF DANIEL BRYAN This was an editorial spread created to highlight the career of WWE Superstar Daniel Bryan, with a focus on clean typography. To solve this design problem, I incorporated images of the wrestler that show his progress from “indy darling” to a major asset to the world-renowned sports entertainment organization. Programs used:


his WWE-sanctioned moniker Daniel Bryan) gained a good deal of popularity with the WWE Universe before his elimination from the competition. This was followed up with the rise of The Nexus, referring to the NXT Rookies, leading to an attack on John Cena and others at ringside. As part of the angle, Danielson was seen choking out announcer Justin Roberts with his own tie, a controversial action that caused his release from the company in June 2010. Being fired from the WWE did not put an end to Danielson, however. Shortly after his release, Danielson made a triumphant return to the independent circuit wrestling in a number of promotions including Dragon Gate USA and EVOLVE, the latter of which was developed by Gabe Sapolsky with the assistance of Danielson who even gave the EVOLVE name to the company. In August, amidst a large amount of support from the fans, WWE called Danielson back to return at the Summerslam Pay-Per-View where he teamed with John Cena and other WWE mainstays to take on his former Nexus allies.

began using questionable means of holding onto the belt. He would be champion until Wrestlemania 28, when he lost the title to Sheamus in an eighteen second squash match. The embarrassing loss could not break the fans’ love of Daniel Bryan, as shown on Raw the next night through the constant chants of “Yes! Yes! Yes!” in response to his enthusiasm during his title run. Bryan would find himself dealing with the Big Red Monster known as Kane, who promised to show the former NXT Rookie the true meaning of “anger management.” Through a hilarious set of skits involving therapy with the likes of Dr. Shelby and Harold (known to indy wrestling fans as Scorpio Sky), the two former World champions eventually formed a tag team named Team Hell No by a WWE Raw-Active fan poll (as part of Bryan’s attitude issues, he has begun shouting “NO” at the crowd and other when they start up “Yes” chants). The team has been on a tear lately, winning the WWE Tag Team Championships and helping to bring a new focus to the tag division.

Career Highlights WWE - World Heavyweight Champion - United States Champion - Tag Team Champion - Multiple Slammy Awards Independents - ROH World Champion - ROH Pure Champion - PWG World Champion - GHC Jr. Heavyweight Champion - #4 on PWI 500 (2012)

Daniel Bryan made an immediate impact upon his return, soon defeating his former on-screen mentor The Miz for the United States Championship. A short time later, he won the Smackdown MiTB Match at the 2011 Money in the Bank PPV for a future World Heavyweight Championship match. He took advantage of a fallen Big Show to win the belt on an episode of Smackdown, leading to a surprising change of attitude for Bryan, who

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