Ad for an area landscape company for our high-school football preview edition. The client provided the photos, and the boxes kind of came about from necessity to hide bad composition and datestamp and still use the photos at a nice size.
This ad won third place for best agricultural ad in the Kansas Press Association’s 2014 Awards of Excellence for Daily Newspaper Division II and III.
Our publisher wanted an ad showcasing the various niche products and services HDN offers. I used Illustrator’s gradient mesh tool to lay the pictures over a stock image of a globe. Publisher loved it.
This was a last-minute house ad for HDN’s annual Reader’s Choice Awards tab. I had been looking for a chance to play around with doing something in this style. If was fun, but of course, certain styles should have their limits in usage. But if a client should want something along these lines, I’ve got a little experience.
Ad for local Hallmark store. The background was from Metro.
This ad won second place, best specialty ad, Daily Division II and III, in the 2014 Kansas Press Association Awards of Excellence.