Thursday, May 9, 2013

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Retro Without A Cause goes VIVA LAS VEGAS!

After iterations of design and getting ready for VLV here are the final designs! I have some crafty ideas for the next run but til then here it is folks!



Monday, January 7, 2013

Retro Without A Cause Strikes Again!

Another Project via Retro without A Cause...

After deciding we needed more advertising we thought of two ways. Stickers and flyers.I designed a sugar skull for stickers and car decals! This was also to have a more masculine and hardcore image from the previous ones. Secondly was flyer to have for VLV, Viva ( Rockabilly Weekender). We brainstormed and decided to go with a retro horror comic inspired theme. I looked at Tales from the Crypt and others to have something to base it off. Bernie Dexter (an awesomely sweet Rockabilly Model) gave us the green light to use her images for her brand of clothing. The rest was to display what products we are carrying. Hopefully this will be one of many projects to come. 



Tuesday, December 4, 2012

RWAC Continues with awesomeness!




Some of the awesomeness to come. We decided to go with an atomic retro theme to carry a stronger more marketable logo. The Tshirts were a success and we sold out within two days. Everytime we are out we get comments about how awesome they are. YAY!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

New Website Design!

I designed a new website for Icon Arena the game. I also created 3d models and hopefully more to come! Make sure to check out the game which is coming soon!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

RETRO WITHOUT A CAUSE!!!



First wave of hellbent awesomeness! My Best Friend, I and her Husband are joining forces to make a company that sells rockabilly retro clothing, accessories and items for Men Women and Children. Go to the site you wont be disappointed! www.retrowithoutacause.com!!!! Tell your friend and spend your paycheck there! :)

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Robot Model for Awesome Game Project

Been working on a passion project with a company called Smilu. Inc. The art test for them was this robot. I accomplished this pretty quickly. 





Tuesday, July 10, 2012

TAGGAGE!!

So next step to taking over the retail world by fire and brimstone has been creating tags for the RETRO WITHOUT A CAUSE website my dear BFF is embarking on. Yes I am a dork if you are wondering. I like to aim big and fall somewhere in the land of awesomeness and super awesomeness. She is so close to launch ing and realize her dream. Its awesome and an honor to be involved!! The plan and idea behind these creations is going to be pretty neat too. I'm not going to spoil the surprise and share the idea. Your just gonna have to purchase lots of items and learn the secret on your own or in due time. :) It will be cool when someone asks for my autograph...lol. Yes I'm getting ahead of myself. Anywho. She hasn't a name yet. Plus shes a rough draft. Ideas? Yes I used myself as reference LOL!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

UI, Webpages and Icons OH MY!

So I have been learning the skill of website and UI making for the last six months. I started with learning the UI process and applied what I learned to design a new website for myself. www.vanessacadena.net. For the most part the requirements and keeping in mind things like layout, up and down states, links, functionality and how to break down the art was the simple part. Its no new concept, just a different medium and workflow. I currently worked on UI designs for a few companies. I'm finding new avenues of work that are creative and I feel myself being comfortable letting projects fall my way that previously I hadn't considered. I'm enjoying learning new tools and skills and I like the challenge of being a creative generalist.

Make sure to check out RETROWITHOUTACAUSE.COM soon!!!! I enjoyed working with this client immensely. She had clear ideas, a set style and colors and gave me lots of feedback right away. No time was wasted on either end! I hope anyone viewing this will take the time to go to her site and check it out! I'm posting the rough versions of images I worked on and so glad I've taken a course in Typography and most of the training came back to me. 



















Thursday, March 8, 2012

Final class with Animschool - Hitwoman

Took my final class with Animschool. Marty Havran was an excellent instructor!. I enjoyed his lectures and learned so much from him an how the whole pipeline works in feature. I sadly had to end my coursework with Animschool due to a new contract I had started and other outside time swallowing factors. I urge anyone who is thinking about it to join. I'm still friends with some of my classmates from around the world. 


I dabbled in concepts...check it out! I was so nervous about my skills and wondering if I could pull it off.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Some Low poly examples that I haven't deemed as portfolio quality for a company I worked for a while back called WishB LLC. A social gaming start up that never took flight as many often do. For social gaming this is a good example of what they are looking for. Most of these are less than 300 and even less than 100 and using maps 256k or 128k. I learned a bit from this studio and continue to gain knowledge with each job I get.