Archive for the ‘Graphic Design’ Category

Balboa Park Botanical Garden

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014

Color study for a commission, “Balboa Park Botanical Garden, San Diego”. J Frizza

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Selfie

Monday, December 30th, 2013

A “selfie” for my Facebook profile. J Frizza

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New Samplers

Sunday, August 4th, 2013

A piece inspired by North American folk art, titled “Sampler084″ with details. The drawings were done by hand, scanned and altered with Illustrator. The poem is an extract from “The Universal Prayer” By Alexander Pope. J Frizza

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Lápices y Píxeles / Pencils & Pixels – The Work of Julio Pompa Frizza @ CAV / Museo del Barro, Asunción, Paraguay

Sunday, June 16th, 2013

I have the honor to be exhibiting at the Centro de Artes Visuales / Museo del Barro, the main contemporary and folkloric art museum in Paraguay. The show, titled Pencils & Pixels –Lápices y Píxeles­– is a retrospective view at my digital work from 2003 to 2013. The pieces are drawings colored with the computer and digital collages. The overview includes more than 20 prints on paper or canvas, shown in glass cases, and a slide show projection of about 50 images, in the Florian Paucke room.

The Museo del Barro houses an extraordinary art collection of pre columbian, colonial and indigenous art from Paraguay and Latin America. In addition, the museum focuses on popular and contemporary Paraguayan art. Several rooms are dedicated to contemporary art exhibitions. The gift shop is fantastic, they feature a great selection of local art for sale.

The opening night was a great success, a party with family and friends, enjoying traditional Paraguayan food, an inspiring and unforgettable night in Asunción.

If you happen to be in Paraguay, the heart of South America, stop by the museum, the show will be open until the end of June 2013. J Frizza

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An early piece from 1989, kindly lent by my dear friend Paola.
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The day of the opening … the party!
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New Show! My Work @ CAV/Museo del Barro, Asunción, Paraguay

Sunday, May 5th, 2013

Everybody is invited!

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Pattern Progression

Saturday, April 20th, 2013

Color studies I made for a pattern inspired in old Japanese designs. Pretty! J Frizza

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Doggie Tales

Friday, April 12th, 2013

Holly Lewittas & Barbara Hinske are both great writers, and MonkeyC clients. Both authors commissioned us with their book covers and WordPress theme design. Both authors also write about doggies, recounting the creatures mysterious adventures. I had such a great time working on these projects, it was a lot of fun composing the illustrations. I designed both book covers for the “Spunky Series” and the author site SpunkyMysteryBooks.com, and the cover and site for “Coming to Rosemont”, BarbaraHinske.com.

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Kurt Kamm’s New Book: Hazardous Material

Monday, April 1st, 2013

Author Kurt Kamm’s new book is coming out soon. A prolific author, Kurt writes firefighters mystery novels. His latest book “Hazardous Material” explores the world of a HazMat Specialist with Los Angeles County Fire Department, and his battles with pain killer addiction and motorcycle gangs. At MonkeyC (MonkeyCMedia.com), we designed the HazMat book cover, laid down the interior of the book, re-worked the website design, and created collateral printed material for the marketing campaign. Here are a few samples of the cover spread and site. Visit the author’s website KurtKamm.com, check out all his books, they are awesome! J Frizza

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Digital Patchwork

Sunday, February 3rd, 2013

I really like the new Illustrator pattern tool. It makes pattern creation so easy and simple. Here are details of a larger piece I created, using several patterns made with that tool.The base of the patterns are original drawings, scanned and traced, combined into a digital patchwork. J Frizza

Innovation, Double-issue Book!

Monday, October 15th, 2012

I had a lot of fun putting together the cover for “Bottom-Up & Top-Down Innovation,” a new book by local author Joseph Stein, (MonkeyCMedia client). This edition combines two books into one. The author presents ideas on how to create innovative environments and improve performance in companies. I composed the cover in Illustrator; the “arrows” frame holding both titles was easy to craft using the new shape-builder tool. J frizza

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Lifting the Wheel of Karma

Sunday, October 7th, 2012

Another amazing project done for Monkey C! Author Paul H. Magid trusted us with the cover design of his new book Lifting the Wheel of Karma. In addition, we customized a Word Press theme for the new site promoting the book (PaulHMagid.com). The book tells the story of “A tormented Boy [who] Embarks on a Profound Journey of Extraordinary Healing and Enlightenment.” This is Paul’s first novel, great story —touching and insightful! J Frizza

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Summer Yard

Monday, July 30th, 2012

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East County

Saturday, July 14th, 2012

Another digital sketch inspired by hiking escapades to the local mountains in San Diego East County … This colorful landscape is done first as a drawing on paper, and then colored digitally. Enjoy! J Frizza

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Helping Paws

Saturday, July 7th, 2012

Work gets easier when everyone helps! J Frizza

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Long Summer days

Saturday, June 23rd, 2012

Summer begins, these long days are a delight. I’m spending my days working on new pieces, lots of drawings, countless digital sketched and a few new paintings. The one below, titled Reservoir-05, is my digital impression of a hot and vibrant Southern California afternoon. J Frizza

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Oso, Tsuki, Teo

Thursday, June 14th, 2012

Oso, Tsuki and Teo, the three resident cats here at the studio, are portrayed below in vectors, in this concept for a birthday card. The creatures are in fact cuter in real life! J Frizza

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More Book Covers!

Monday, April 23rd, 2012

The beginning of this year has been busy. Here are four new covers I designed for MonkeyCMedia clients, authors Cipriani, Rocker, Lamb, and Little (Art Direction: Jeniffer Thompson). The books range from fiction and essays, to a thriller and a novel. At Monkey C we do it all! For the first three books, I also designed the custom WordPress sites … Check them out! J Frizza

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Punishment, Linda Rocker. LindaRocker.com
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Karma’s Law, Kristi Lamb. KristiLamb.com
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Magnificent Redemption, Marc Little. MarcLittleWrites.com
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Corte Madera

Sunday, April 1st, 2012

I’ve been working a lot the past few months, but also hiking every time a get the chance. Here is a piece based on a recent hiking trip to Corte Madera, an amazing and peaceful place in the back hills of San Diego. The drawing was done by hand, the colors and textures are resolved digitally. J Frizza

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Five New Author Sites for MCM Clients

Monday, January 2nd, 2012

Happy New Year! 2011 was a busy one at Monkey C Media. Here are a few author WordPress sites I designed for MCM clients during the past year [Art Direction: Jeniffer Thompson]. Click on the links to visit the sites. Cheers! J Frizza

 

http://testarossabook.com/
Julie Dolcemaschio Testarrossa

 

http://alanshelton.com/
Alan Shelton Awakened Leadershi

 

http://babysignlanguage.net/
Monta Briant Baby Sign Language Basics

 

http://talesfromthefirehouse.com
Rebecca Joy Tales from the Firehouse

 

http://artistsandthieves.com/
Linda Schroeder Artists and Thieves

 

On The Chair

Saturday, November 12th, 2011

I’m sharing here, a few details of a piece finished a short while ago: “On the chair,” pencil on paper and digital media. Enjoy! J Frizza

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Code Blood

Saturday, October 29th, 2011

Another awesome job completed at MonkeyCmedia. One of our favorite clients, Malibu author Kurt Kamm, hired us (again!) to design the cover of his new book “Code Blood.” His latest title is a murder mystery thriller with an unusual plot: emergency medicine, the science of stem cell research and the world of body parts dealers!

In addition, he also commissioned us to redesign his website to feature the new book. Not to be missed, the site’s impressive firefighting photo collection … check it out! Visit www.KurtKamm.com. J Frizza

Below: “Code Blood” cover (front and back) and new website.

 

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Summer Ends

Saturday, September 10th, 2011

As the summer ends, I’m back working on a few pieces, inspired by the hot weather and our lovely beaches. Here is one, “Summer Ends” a digital composition with sketches and patterns. J Frizza

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Comfort Healing and Joy!

Sunday, May 15th, 2011

It was a pleasure working with Dr. David Fox on the design of his new book “Comfort, Healing, and Joy.” The project done for the MonkeyCMedia.com client [Jeniffer Thompson, Art Director] included the design of the book front and back covers, and  a custom WordPress blog design. The result is a beautiful cover and site, complementing the uplifting message of the project.

You can check out the new website and read more about Dr. Fox’s book at www.ComfortHealingandJoy.com. J Frizza

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Printed Collateral: Brian’s Model Call Menu 2011

Thursday, May 5th, 2011

Here is the brand new menu I re-designed for Brian Imoto’s facial and waxing services at Model Call Salon in San Diego. The new treatment list is clean and simple, sophisticated and cool. The background Jasmine pattern is my own adaptation of an old traditional Japanese motif, suggesting notions of aromatherapy, nature, and youth. The final piece will be printed in black ink on a heavy-weight textured paper. J Frizza

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Blind – A Memoir

Saturday, January 29th, 2011

These past few weeks I’ve been busy designing a book cover and Word Press customization for MonkeyCMedia.com client Belo Cipriani. The San Francisco based author is launching a memoir recounting the details of how he became blind, and following the challenges of living with the new disability. The compelling book is coming out in April. The site is up and running, take a look: www.blindamemoir.com
J Frizza

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Happy New Year!

Monday, January 3rd, 2011

May all our wishes come true in the new year… Health, Prosperity, Love, Peace and Joy for all humanity! J Frizza

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Short Stories by D.V. Glenn

Friday, December 10th, 2010

Another satisfied customer at Monkey C! “Short Stories by D.V. Glenn” is the latest blog customization I designed for L.A. author D.V. Glenn. The blog is a striking and hip platform to promote his new book “The Girl with Two Left Breasts.” The design was conceived to match Glenn’s unusual and innovative writing. The book is getting amazing reviews and praise. Check it out … www.dvglennstories.com
J Frizza

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Friday, November 19th, 2010

The holidays are here, and I’m using my free time to work on some personal projects.  I’m sharing today a detail of a pattern I created recently, inspired by the colors of fall and Oriental rugs. I am grateful for the opportunity to work on illustrations, design and art with amazing clients, and also have the time for my own art. Each project is a challenge and a source of satisfaction… I love what I do. Happy Thanksgiving! J Frizza

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Santa & The Little Teddy Bear

Saturday, October 16th, 2010

Another successful WordPress customization and book cover design completed for Monkey C Media client, author and artist Peter John Lucking. The new website is an online portal to promote the new book “Santa & The Little Teddy Bear.” The tale, in words and intricate illustrations, narrate the world wide adventure of a cute teddy bear, who becomes Santa’s helper during an unforgettable Christmas night. The book, a perfect Christmas gift, will be out for sale soon. Visit the site at www.BilbosAdventures.com. J Frizza

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Dreamer

Saturday, October 9th, 2010

Here is a detail of a large piece I’m working on. “Dreamer” is a digital collage with drawings and patterns, still in the works. However, I’ve gotten to a point where I really like the piece, yet is not finished at all. I’m torn, because I love the freshness of the casual and hurried composition, and I don’t want to loose that feeling. Technology though, allows me to record and save every stage of the process… I love computers! J Frizza

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This Is the Moment!

Monday, October 4th, 2010

At Monkey C Media, we just finished launching a website promoting a new book by author Walter Green. The book titled “This Is the Moment!” is published by Hay House, and available at your favorite online bookstore. The custom WordPress site features the author’s friendly smile, welcoming everyone to share with him an extraordinary account of gratitude. Working on Walter’s website design was a pleasure, the end result speaks for itself. Check it out: www.ThisIstheMoment.com J frizza

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Foreclosure

Friday, October 1st, 2010

Southern California is beautiful. Even at this time of economic uncertainty and transition, the neighborhood is an abundant source of inspiration. The dramatic ‘Foreclosure,’ ‘Bank Owned,’ and ‘Sale’ signs stand solemn in perfectly manicured and trimmed yards, in front of ghostly empty houses. This American dream has become a nightmare for some. The vacation weather, the quintessential California palm tree, the perfectly cleaned street seam out of place in such sad scenario. Though change is good, the organic urban web still regenerates and thrives. Here is another digital ‘impression’ of my neighborhood. J Frizza

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Blisswear

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

Blisswear, a local boutique, hired me to illustrate the new home page of the upcoming online store. The site is still under construction, though you can take a look at the illustration and overall design at www.blisswear.com.
From the concept drawing to the finish home page, the images below narrate the creative process… J Frizza

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Illustrator Summer Bootcamp

Friday, September 24th, 2010

My summer was busy, teaching an Adobe Illustrator Class at Platt College, San Diego. Working with the students on posters, maps, and book covers was a lot of fun. Our weekly project critique was my favorite exercise. At the end of the module, the student’s feedback was positive and encouraging. In one more week, I’ll be teaching the class again. I’m exited!
Here is one of the exercises from the summer class, a poster using several Illustrator tools … all in vectors, all good. J Frizza

Swallow Safely

Sunday, June 13th, 2010

I just finished another project for Monkey C Media (art direction: Jeniffer Thompson.) I completed a book cover and designed a custom Word Press site for authors Drs. Roya and Joel Herskowitz. The book is an interesting and useful health guide to swallowing. The basic bodily function is explored in details, possible swallowing complications are addressed in length. J Frizza

Visit Joel and Roya’s site at www.swallowsafely.com.

In the news: www.metrowestdailynews.com/lifestyle/health/

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Ultimate Practice Builder

Sunday, December 13th, 2009

At Monkey C Media, we are giving the final touches to the Ultimate Practice Builder’s new blog. These past months I’ve been working on a new corporate identity for Dr. David Zahaluk’s website, book, and services. I designed the new Ultimate Practice Builder’s logo and the new flashy portal. The site is looking pretty sharp! J Frizza

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Wholeness in Living

Friday, December 11th, 2009

“Wholeness in Living – Viviendo en la Totalidad” is a lovely blog customization I’ve designed for author Mayte Picco-Kline (Monkey C Media client.) Her book of poems and watercolors is a soothing breeze of fresh air full of positive energy. Visit the site and find some words of inspiration. J Frizza

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One Foot In The Black

Wednesday, December 9th, 2009

Author Kurt Kamm hired Monkey C Media to develop a website to promote his book “One Foot In The Black.” I designed the blog to match the dramatic book cover. Visit the site at www.kurtkamm.com and take a look at the amazing photographs posted by the author. Kurt is an active blogger, his book is excellent!  J Frizza

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Read Local San Diego

Monday, December 7th, 2009

Read Local San Diego (www.sandiego.readlocal.org/) is one of the most elaborate blog customization we’ve done at Monkey C. The portal is powered by a Word Press blog, with a log-in module for subscribers. I had a lot of fun coming up with the background, frame, and banners. Read Local San Diego is a new forum for local South California authors to connect and mingle. Stop by and support our local authors! J Frizza

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Emotional Exorcism

Saturday, December 5th, 2009

“Emotional Exorcism” is a cool blog customization I’ve designed for Monkey C Media. You can visit the site at http://www.hollyahunt.com/ The website is the online portal for Dr. Holly Hunt’s psychology book and services. Stop by the site and get your demons expelled! J Frizza

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Divine Betrayal

Thursday, December 3rd, 2009

www.divinebetrayal.com has been one of my favorite projects this year at Monkey C. Author Graceann Deters trusted us with the promotion of her remarkable memoir “Divine Betrayal.” The book recounts the author’s life as a young girl, daughter of a missionary man working in Brazil. Designing the website and print collateral was a pleasure indeed; Graceann’s old photographs and story are a mind-blowing archive replete with vivid memories. J Frizza

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The Waterman

Tuesday, December 1st, 2009

At Monkey C Media we just finished another fantastic Word Press Blog customization. This new blog site is home to Norris van den Berg’s new book “The Waterman,” a historical fiction novel set in the time of the American Civil war. Check it out: www.norrisvandenberg.com. The book’s theme gave me the opportunity to include patterns, script fonts and art in the design … the overall look of the site came together nicely. J Frizza

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Documentary: “Restaurando a Héctor”

Monday, October 19th, 2009

My talented sister Dea, a film maker based in Barcelona, Spain, created and produced a fabulous documentary that follows the restoration of a Rhinoceros’ head. She put me in charge of all the graphic aspects of the project: Titles, credits, posters, DVD cover and some of the drawings and photographs featured in the film. The final movie is amazing! It won awards and has been featured in film festivals. Take a look at the trailer …
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Book Trailer and Website: “3 Aces”

Sunday, October 18th, 2009

The “3 Aces” book trailer for author Richard Ide is another video I created for Monkey C Media [Art Director: Jeniffer Thompson.] The clip is a fun trailer for Richard’s book “3 Aces,” about a truck driver’s adventures on the road to find hope and love.

For the same Monkey C client, I also designed a custom Word Press blog to promote the book online. Check it out: www.3acesthenovel.com
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Book Trailer: “Healing the Rift” II

Saturday, October 17th, 2009

Author Leo Kim was so happy with the first book trailer we did for him, that he hired Monkey C again to make a sequel. I had a great time putting this videos together! Here it is, “Healing the Rift” book trailer part 2 … J Frizza

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Friday, October 16th, 2009

“Healing the Rift” is one of the first book trailers I created for Monkey C Media [Art Director: Jeniffer Thompson] client, author Leo Kim. Leo describes his book as “a bridge over the gap between science and spirituality.” The book marketing campaign has been a total success!
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Website Design: “Bringing Home the Baking”

Thursday, October 15th, 2009

Have you ever thought about starting a home-based baking business? Now you can! All the information you need to know is in Quincella Geiger’s new book “Bringing Home the Baking.”
“www.Bringing Home the Baking.com” is yet another custom Word Press site design I’ve done for Monkey C Media [Art Director: Jeniffer Thompson.] At MCM, our oven is full of delicious designs! J Frizza

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Website Design: “Fusion Economics”

Wednesday, October 14th, 2009

“www.Fusion Economics.com” is a handsome new customized Word Press site I recently finished designing for a Monkey C Media client [Art Director: Jeniffer Thompson.] The site is a useful platform to promote Switzerland based author Randy Charles Epping’s book, and showcase his TV appearances.

The book “Fusion Economics,” a guide ‘to survive and thrive in the new global marketplace,’ has been translated in several languages and received a lot of media attention. It is indeed, a handy manual to understand the state of the economy these days. J Frizza

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Logo: Hubby to the Rescue

Sunday, September 27th, 2009

Need a handyman? My friend Markus and wife Genevieve are setting up a new company dedicated to help anyone in need of repairs around the house. They hired me to come up with the logo for such enterprise. In return for the art, Markus came and fixed the broken kitchen window… I love bartering!

Check out their website: HubbytotheRescue.com … and contact them if you need something done. Markus is the man for the  job!

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Logo: Aguara

Saturday, September 26th, 2009

“Aguara” is the name of the native Paraguayan red fox. Aguara is a word in Guarani, the native language of Paraguay, that literally means fox.  Aguara is also the name of my sister’s new venture, dedicated to promote and export native crafts from Paraguay, including pottery, textiles and such. She asked me to come up with a logo to suit the endeavor. And here it is! The playful logo is a cute memorable emblem, combining the concepts of the fox and the native pottery… What do you think? JF

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