…I am Ed.
My name is Ed Adams, and I’m a designer, an illustrator, an artist, and if you want to play the title game - I’m an Art Director. I work in the NJ / NYC metro area and create things that people look at everyday; on the street and on the internet, I’ve worked on projects with the big budgets of fortune 500s to less lucrative jobs for bands and record labels. I thrive on both print and interactive; I’m able to handle everything from concept to flash development and I can act as a liaison between creative and technology with my working knowledge of both backend and frontend code [hopefully saving everyone a few years on their life expectancy]. I’m painfully organized, obsessed with “a christmas story”, and I can’t stand it when my glass coffee table has smudges. Ultimately, it all comes down to one thing: I love to make pictures.

If you’d like to talk about what kind of picture you need made [static or interactive], or you just want to talk about my typography, drop me a line at ed[at]flickertoflame.com and we can sit down, drink some tea, and have a chat.

Plus, you can always track my every move @ twitter (if I’m not being lazy) or head on over to LinkedIn for more professional info. Plus, you can always view the main purpose of flickertoflame.com: my portfolio.

EDIT: So ultimately I didn’t get chosen for print, but thanks for taking a look and voting!

So in an attempt to get back into illustration and to expand my illustration portfolio, I made a design for entry into the weekly Threadless Tee Shirt vote.  Of course, I took the route of vinyl as my subject matter and made a design that takes a humorous (maybe even whimsical?) approach to the fun I have collecting and listening to records. Take a look at my entry flash file below – I’ll be sure to update the blog when it goes up for voting! I need all the help I can get – there are some really great and talented designers that have gotten printed, and I want to be one of them!

Enjoy!

2 Responses to “I made a Threadless Tee!”

  1. I want to make a t-shirt but I can’t draw. I am assuming all of the artwork you use has to be completely original?

  2. Ed says:

    Yes, I’d say it should be completely original. There are certain cases where they seem to allow satire, but I’d say the community there can be very reserved in what they would allow to be labeled as an acceptable satire.

    However, just because you can’t draw doesn’t mean you can’t make a decent tshirt design. A lot of silkscreening was born out of photographic reproductions in limited colors – use some of your photos, or take some new ones, and combine them in photoshop. Learn about channels and color separations and you’ll be good to go. With a decent idea and a creative eye, I’m sure you can do something cool with a camera and a computer. A good starting book is Print Liberation: The Screen Printing Primer – I have yet to purchase this book, but it’s a fantastic resource of history, how-to’s, and even some sample screens to use to get you going. Check it out at amazon.com http://www.amazon.com/Print-Liberation-Screen-Printing-Primer/dp/1600610722/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1243979735&sr=1-4 or go directly to their site here: http://printliberation.com/

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