Working closely with Restaurant.com's social media community manager, the execution of short, stop-motion videos via instagr.am highlights monthly national food days in conjunction with the content marketing strategy. In efforts to increase customer engagement and awareness of food celebrations across all social networks, we wanted to explore Restaurant.com's narrative, playful branding through an animated, illustrative style of storytelling.
National Eat-A-Peach Day
A video collaboration between Selfless, Unscene Media Group & Appleavocado.
While working for some time with Selfless, my philanthropic venture in finding ways to to make an impact in local communities by bridging the gap between art and philanthropy was aimed to unite visual and performing artists to give back with their creativity. To this day, I continue to build a network of artists nationwide and advocate selfless, artistic acts such as leading a 2012 holiday card project for the U.S. Marines stationed out in Afghanistan by collecting designed cards.
Through teaming up with the creative director of Selfless, I was able to meet and interview several artists who were doing good in their community - one of whom was a street artist in Milwaukee, WI spreading a sticker art movement empowering others to 'have goals.'
"Consistency of both communication and work production is an art in itself amongst the artistic community. This in addition to a hunger for learning and raw talent has led me to put a great deal of faith in Elisha and I stand behind her invaluable involvement in helping Selfless grow. Beyond the business, Elisha is easy to get along with, encouraging and can be just as much a friend as she can a viable, reputable colleague."
Mike Maravilla, Co-Founder & Creative Director of Selfless
Role: Food Truck Wrap Designer
Continuing the brand identity provided by Rico Studios for an established Filipino
cuisine business in Austin, TX, I was asked to design the layout and composition
of the food truck wrap. After providing multiple sketches which explored the various
ways the elements of the logo could be arranged, the chosen design best fit the
vision of the client.
"It was an absolute joy to work with Elisha on the graphic design of our food truck, Be More Pacific. A consummate professional, Elisha met all of our deadlines and, most importantly, her constant communication with updates, issues and follow ups showed her genuine desire for our satisfaction. I look forward to working with her on future projects."
Mark Pascual, Owner of Be More Pacific
Roles: Editorial Designer, Production Artist & Photography Assistant
Created the overall look, style & layout design of various yearly published special sections of the Wednesday Journal - majority of which were gift guides for special occasions such as Thanksgiving, Valentine's Day and Christmas. While working closely with the company's shopping blogger, I ventured out to multiple small businesses throughout Forest Park, Oak Park, River Forest, Brookfield and Riverside to speak with the owners in advertising with our newspaper.
After multiple days photographing products and with the assistance of image edits from the design department, I produced the design of each special section spread with an emphasis on typography.
"Elisha is a hard-working, creative artist. We worked together on several projects and her design skills are excellent. I'd best describe her as a 'can do' sort of person. She goes above and beyond to produce top-notch products within tight deadlines and budgets."
Carrie Bankes, Display Advertising Coordinator at Wednesday Journal, Inc.
Roles: Illustrator & Production Artist
Created fun, eye-catching illustrative covers for Rewards, a quarterly booklet published at the Wednesday Journal, Inc. which encompassed a collective set of coupon offers from several small, local businesses located throughout Forest Park, Oak Park, River Forest, Brookfield and Riverside.
By working closely with sales representatives, I designed the coupons in a timely manner and in accordance to each business' graphics standards as well as ensuring the deliverables were set to our printer's standards. When needed, I created web banner ads for OakPark.com to direct our viewers to the online formatted booklet.
"Wicked creativity and talent to match. Elisha is an outstanding graphic artist with a fierce work ethic. I was lucky enough to be her colleague and I would jump at the chance to work with her again. She is completely confident when it comes to the tools, the design process and the collaborative nature of the industry. And she's just fun to be around!"
Evan O'Brien, Web Content Manager & Advertising Designer at Wednesday Journal, Inc.