A multi-angled project I’ve been working on between jobs has been the identity and establishment of Croskey Manufacturing Corporation. It’s, in short, a provider of custom wrought ironwork and hardware manufacturer that’s been around since the early 20th century. I’m proud of it on many levels: not only was it an opportunity to cut loose and just do some basic logo designing, it was a chance to do some research and exercise some skills. The good news is that I’m getting to some points where I can start showing off the work, which is exciting.
Working on this project built a world that turned out to be much bigger and detailed than I’d planned, and thankfully keeps my skills up. Remember this post? It’s a map of the fictional world Croskey resides in, built in Illustrator. That portrait of Mr. Croskey was a quick sketch in Manga Studio 5. The company will have a basic identity built in InDesign and, I’m very happy to report, some CG interpretations of the logo constructed in Blender. Motion graphics are definitely a plan for the future, but I’m keeping things simple for now.
I’m hoping to roll out much of the work on this before 2014 is over, so here’s hoping.