JEFS Digital Portfolio
Practicing illustration and graphic design takes one on a journey of continual growth and refinement. There is a lot of experimenting in the early phases of work until something evolves that is more sophisticated and polished.
This portfolio is broken into sections highlighting JEFS creative journey.
The early work is self-motivated design practice from quotes or prompts.
The next phase is work implementing movement through animation and video.
The recent work is applying continual practice to client designs.
JEFS understands there is a balance between the creator's vision and the practical requirements of the client. A passion for design drives JEFS to constantly improve and innovate. The end goal is to deliver beautiful, high-quality visual solutions that tell a story.
Early work: Designing from prompts
Design prompts are a fun and creative way for designers to challenge themselves and develop new design skills.
Prompts are becoming more mainstream since people are using them to create content with generative AI tools, like Midjourney and ChatGPT. The concept is the same for human designers.
A prompt sets constraints, requirements, or objectives to work within to express a more specific creative result.
The following JEFS designs are all inspired by written phrases or famous quotes.
We are like snowflakes. The paths we take in life make us unique.
Daydreaming has benefits. It helps with creativity and reduces stress.
Reasons to give Thanksgiving animated for your enjoyment.
Don't be afraid to see things differently; it might be your perspective that is needed the most.
The change from winter to spring brings longer days to decrease the amount of sleep hormone, melatonin, and the warmth of the sun produces more serotonin, the happiness hormone. Feeling happier is good, so go out and make the most of it!
Some days motivation can be scarce. When faced with a big project, a large mess or an empty canvas, try combining the first steps with something fun.
"Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world." - Harriet Tubman
Getting the motivation to get started on big tasks can be challenging, but one useful trick is to break down big tasks into small steps, or little leaps.
Infographic to help visualize the similarities and differences between the Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines, both authorized by the FDA for use in the U.S.