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Grant Early

(314) 629-7516 grant.r.early@gmail.com www.grantearly.design


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Seattle Sockeyes

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Peoria Chiefs Baseball

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Bradley Hockey

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Jake Allen Goalie Mask

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Bradley Study Abroad

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AIGA Event Tickets

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Red Paddle Co. Mailer

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Peoria Civic Center Wayfinding

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Pre-press Process Guide

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Treehouse Insurance


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Seattle Sockeyes Senior Project • Spring 2019 On December 4th, 2018, the National Hockey League’s Board of Governors voted to approve Seattle as the 32nd NHL Franchise for the 2021-22 season. As of April 2019, the team’s name, logo, and colors have yet to be revealed. I challenged myself to create an identity for this new NHL team. I developed a name, a logo, and uniform kits for the team inspired by the city’s history and culture.


Early developmental sketches for the primary logo.


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Large hump and dorsal fin are defining characteristics of matured male sockeyes

Scar across the eye doubles as an allusion to the toughness of hockey players as well as a literal representation of the term “sockeye”

Hooked jaw and sharp visible teeth are defining characteristics of sockeyes

Design of logo draws inspiration from Native Northwest Coast tribal art

For the team name, I chose the “Sockeyes”, a native northwestern fish. These menacing looking salmon spend their life-cycles fighting upriver back to their spawning grounds, where they spawn and die soon after. This life-cycle is analogous to the NHL playoffs where the Seattle team fights its way to the top with one singular goal: The Stanley Cup.


Color scheme and uniform design pay homage to 1917 Stanley Cup champion Seattle Metropolitans.


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Home Uniform Kit

Away Uniform Kit


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Peoria Chiefs Minor League Baseball Spring 2019 -- Present As a Graphic Design Assistant with the Peoria Chiefs, I work to create marketing and promotional materials, graphics for social media and digital platforms, flyers, signage, logos, and video board elements. One of my main goals has been to create and impliment a unified visual style of digital graphics. This visual style is consistent across social media and digital platforms and is unique to the Peoria Chiefs.


Player of the game graphics posted to social media and website.


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Starting lineup graphics posted to social media.


Logo and cover art for “Chief Talk” podcast


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, 2019 AUGUST 10

Flyers produced for promotional nights

SCOUT SLEEPOVER

• 6:35PM

ION L ABOR UNTION NIGHT APPRECIA

JULY 13, 2019 • FIRST PITCH 6:35

2019

CANTON COMMUNITY NIGHT

Tickets Starting at only

$10.00

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“CANTON”

HERO NIGHT with appearance from Marvel characters spider-man & Black panther Organ donor night with Specialty jersey auction

Friday MAy 17th

Margaritaville Night at the park

Join the Chiefs for a discounted night of baseball, fireworks, a movie, and sleepover on the field!

Stratus Networks Bucket Hat giveaway

Fireworks After the game

(first 1000 fans ages 13+)

6:35 GAME START Health Alliance Nolan Gorman bobblehead giveaway

PNC First Responders Night with Heroes Inc characters

Purchase online or contact Will Lyznicki at WillL@chiefsnet.com or 309-680-4079 Game Date Game Date

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All orders are subject to availability and are non-refundable. Tickets can be picked up at Will Call at dozer Park on the night of the game. Photo ID must be presented to pick up tickets. ORDERS MUST BE PLACED BY 3pM CST ON THE DATE OF THE GAME. Charge to: CC#

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Jurassic jersey auction

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Bradley Hockey Fall 2015 -- Spring 2019 For the entirety of my 4 years I spent at Bradley University, I volunteered for the Bradley University Club Hockey team. As Marketing and Communications Coordinator, I designed a variety of merchandise including shirts, sweatshirts, hoodies, pucks, and hats, and assisted in the redesign of the team uniforms in 2016. In addition, I developed various marketing materials and graphics posted on social media and used in broadcasts.


Logo and jersey patch to commemorate 50 years of Bradley Hockey. Two versions designed for varying uses and sizes.


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Promotional shirts sold at home games. Designed to resemble the jerseys worn by the team at the time, including faux collar laces.


Season schedule for both Bradley Hockey teams distributed as flyers, posters, and on social media.


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Assisted in the design and production of new home and away uniforms for the 2016-2017 season.


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Jake Allen Goalie Mask Fall 2014 The St. Louis Blues held a contest to design goaltender Jake Allen’s new mask. Finalists were chosen by Allen. Out of more than 400 submissions my design was one of three finalists chosen. Finalists were voted on by fans through an online form and after nearly 50,000 votes my design came in second place.


Design inspired by the St. Louis flag, the Gateway Arch, and the city’s rich history of jazz and blues music.


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Bradley University Study Abroad Fall 2018 As the media and marketing intern for the Study Abroad program at Bradley University, one of my projects was designing and initiating a complete re-branding and re-positioning campaign for the program. My goal was to create a consistent and recognizable brand campaign aimed at providing Bradley students with information about the significant value of a study abroad experience and to raise awareness about the program itself and how that experience is available to every student.


Early developmental sketches of logo ideas.


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ROME

2 019 M AY I N T ER I M ABR OAD MAY 22 – JUNE 7

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ENG 302: Travel Writing (C2, W2) Dr. Thomas Palakeel Department of English

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MAY 25 – JUNE 10

COURSES AVAILABLE

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2 019 M AY I N T ER I M ABR OAD COURSES AVAILABLE

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ENG 302: Travel Writing (C2, W2)

WLS 306 Spain: A Cultural and Historical Perspective (IL)

Ms. Tricia Dahlquist Department of English

Dr. Adolfo Cisneros Department of World Languages and Cultures

ETE 315: Methods of Literacy II

WLT 140: Literary Granada (HU, W2)

Dr. Jana Hunzicker Department of Teacher Education

Dr. James Courtad Department of World Languages and Cultures

MTG 315: Principles of Marketing

Mr. Brad Eskridge Department of Marketing

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Round-trip airfare from Chicago O’Hare Tuition for 3 hours of credit Twin room with private bath and breakfast each day Textbooks International Student Identity Card On-site orientation and tour Most local transportation Excursions, class-related visits to cultural and historical sites, museums, cultural activities And much more!

Round-trip airfare from Chicago O’Hare Tuition for 3 hours of credit Twin room with private bath and breakfast each day Textbooks International Student Identity Card On-site orientation and tour Most local transportation Excursions, class-related visits to cultural and historical sites, museums, cultural activities And much more!

Round-trip airfare from Chicago O’Hare Tuition for 3 hours of credit Twin room with private bath and breakfast each day Textbooks International Student Identity Card On-site orientation and tour Most local transportation Excursions, class-related visits to cultural and historical sites, museums, cultural activities And much more!

For complete information including course descriptions, additional program details, and how to register, visit the Study Abroad office or website.

For complete information including course descriptions, additional program details, and how to register, visit the Study Abroad office or website.

For complete information including course descriptions, additional program details, and how to register, visit the Study Abroad office or website.

Study Abroad Office Bradley Hall 246 studyabroad.bradley.edu

Study Abroad Office Bradley Hall 246 studyabroad.bradley.edu

Study Abroad Office Bradley Hall 246 studyabroad.bradley.edu


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EDINBURGH & DUBLIN

2019 MAY INTERIM ABROAD MAY 22 – JUNE 8

PARIS

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COURSES AVAILABLE

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COM 103: The Oral Communication Process (SP/OC) Dr. Dan Smith Department of Communications

IS 100/490: “Brexit in Scotland and Ireland” Dr. Angela Weck Department of International Studies

COURSES AVAILABLE

ENG 302: Travel Writing (Gen Ed C2 / BCC W2)

Dr. Laurie Vickroy

WLF 301: Paris and French Culture Dr. Alex Hertich

COURSES AVAILABLE

ENG 302: Travel Writing (Gen Ed C2/BCC W2)

AST 300: Astronomy, Our Glimpse of the Cosmos (Gen Ed TS, BCC NS) COM 300: Communication Theory ETE 260: Children’s Literature

Dr. Michael Greene

ETE 280: Exploring Diversity

(Gen Ed / BCC FA)

(Gen Ed CD/BCC WC)

PSY 330: Psychology Abroad (BCC SB) LAS 325 (BCC GP/GS) / PLS 302 / IS 475: U.S.-British Relations

Dr. Kelly McConnaughay Department of Biology

RLS 331: Religions of the Eastern World (Gen Ed NW, BCC GP/WC)

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JANUARY 2 – 18, 2020

PHL 350: Art in Human Experience

BIO 304/475: Biology of Place: Landscape and Human Impact in Scotland and Ireland (Gen Ed TS/BCC MI or NS)

Round-trip airfare from Chicago O’Hare Tuition for 3 hours of credit Twin room with private bath and breakfast each day Textbooks International Student Identity Card On-site orientation and tour Most local transportation Excursions, class-related visits to cultural and historical sites, museums, cultural activities And much more!

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For complete information including course descriptions, instructors, additional program details, and how to register, visit the Study Abroad office or website.

For complete information including course descriptions, additional program details, and how to register, visit the Study Abroad office or website.

For complete information including course descriptions, additional program details, and how to register, visit the Study Abroad office or website.

Study Abroad Office Bradley Hall 246 studyabroad.bradley.edu

Study Abroad Office Bradley Hall 246 studyabroad.bradley.edu

Study Abroad Office Bradley Hall 246 studyabroad.bradley.edu


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AIGA Event Tickets Graphic Design Methods and Processes • Spring 2017 A series of tickets designed for four regional AIGA Design for Good: National ResponseAbility events. The format I chose to create these tickets was as ID badges on lanyards so members at these events would be able to easily network. Additionally, the tickets of each of the four different regions have a unique color scheme and illustration on the back. These illustrations feature characteristic qualities of each particular region.


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Red Paddle Co. Mailer Editorial Design • Fall 2017 I was tasked with designing a direct-mail booklet for a line of outdoor products that creates an interactive print experience. This booklet showcases a signature product line while communicating the mission statement of the company. One of the main goals was to utilize paper engineering to enhance the readers’ experience and make this something that will be kept rather than thrown away. In order to accomplish this, I designed the mailer to open up with a series of unfolding pages, revealing the product catalogue inside.


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Peoria Civic Center Wayfinding Graphic Information Systems • Fall 2018 Working in teams of two, were tasked with developing a redesign of the Peoria Civic Center wayfinding system with the goal to be as user-friendly as possible. This system was designed to aid patrons in following directions to their seats, concessions, restrooms, as well as providing them with a better understanding of where they are in the building when they enter, from which entrance they came in, and where in the concourse they are relative to other areas. Voted as the winning submission.


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Pre-Press Process Guide Editorial Design • Fall 2017 I created this piece with the goal to communicate clearly and in a predominantly visual manner what designers need to consider when preparing a job for commercial printing. The format of this piece and how to present the information was open ended, but I was encouraged to think outside of the box. The format that I chose was a small ring-bound series of cards. Inspired by the art of old comic books, I styled the guide using halftone dot patterns and the standard cyan, magenta, and yellow ink colors.


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booklet printing When creating a booklet in InDesign (ex: saddle stitch, not coil bind), You can set-up your document as either single pages or facing pages. You can then use the “Print Booklet” tool under “File” to assemble the book correctly. This feature also allows you to see if your page counts are correct or if you need to add/subtract pages. The pages may seem mismatched, but when done correctly and when binded together, should appear in the correct order.

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Before Designing Bleeds Bleeds allow you to run artwork to the edge of a page without leaving a thin white margin. When a document has a bleed, it must be printed on a larger sheet of paper and then trimmed down to size.

No BLEED

Bleeds can be set when creating a new document, or through document setup. Make sure to always have the bleed included in your file, whether you are submitting a PDF or native file.

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As you Design Consider Limitations Consider potentially troublesome printing situations: heavy ink coverage, large fields of color tints. Consult your printer. Know the limitations of the processes you are using. For example, in shortrun digital printing, large areas of solid color, blends, or gradients tend to show mottle or banding. If you can’t avoid solids, use filtering techniques such as noises or textures. Provide the printer with a mock-up to help ensure proper file set-up and address design issues before the piece goes to press. Give detailed specs and a mockup when requesting a quote.

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the cut line can be cut-off. Leave at least 1/4” in margin for text. Have several people proof read. Spell check your document. Remove any images of text boxes that are on the pasteboard. Convert type to outlines, especially in illustrator. (It is still good to include an un-outlined version as as well, in case something needs to be edited by the printer)

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Before Designing Letter

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Consider standard sheet sizes and know what presses you will have available when designing a job. Going up from a smaller to larger press can increase costs. Also planning your piece to trim with little waste from a standard sheet can be

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Treehouse Insurance Brand Experience Design • Spring 2018 Working in teams of three, we created a brand identity for ​a new vacation property rental insurance company. The name we chose was Treehouse Vacation Property Rental Insurance and we drafted a brand story explaining the reasoning for this choice. Treehouse is a metaphor for vacation properties, both acting as a home away from home for the owner. Additionally, we developed a tagline: “Protection for your home away from home.”


“Many people have fond memories of being a kid and spending time with friends in homemade treehouses, or maybe even memories of building a treehouse with dad. It serves as a place a kid can go to be alone and relax, or to play with friends and family. In a way it becomes a sanctuary, serving as a safe-haven from the harsh world. As a kid grows older, their treehouse grows with them, but when it finally comes time to move out and start a family, they lose that special place to just get away. A vacation home can often serve the same purpose for an adult as their treehouse once did. It serves as a home away from home where they can escape to and alleviate their stresses. It becomes a place where one can host friends and family. It’s a place where memories are made that last a lifetime. Unfortunately, it can’t last forever, and many only visit their vacation homes for a few weeks a year. This makes the idea of renting it out to others so appealing, and it’s only natural for them to want to protect their vacation home the way their treehouse once protected them.”


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treehouse


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