Wednesday, January 14, 2009

The CNN Diner

I received a call from Bobby Martin of Ogilvy one late Friday. He needed a conceptual linear rendering of a retro-fitting to the Tick-Tock Diner in New York City. The restaurant was to become CNN's broadcast headquarters for the coverage of the 2004 Republican National Convention. The vertical CNN Diner Arrow sign that I designed here was actually fabricated and affixed to the building for the duration of the convention.




Barista Coffee Bar

I was asked to do a couple decorative wall panels for a local coffee bar. This was fun! I was able to apply a couple brushes to the strokes in the piece to create a much more textural look and feel.



Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Macy's Cellar Logo

Macys Department Stores were in need of a logo that communicated "basement bargain" deals. The Cellar would clear out overstock and unsold wearables at great prices in, where else... their cellar.

Transcend Realty Logo

A realtor in Austin, TX asked me to re-brand her business, focusing on a more personal touch. The word 'Transcend' brought many heavenly winged images to mind... I rendered the linework in a loose charcoal stroke. This was one of the many proposed solutions.


Hasbro 'Get Together Games' Logo

Hasbro has been a great client! I love working with them and they always find new ways to extract good work from the artists they work with. This was a fun logo to explore... It was the only linear direction I explored, but it was my favorite.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Saturday, January 3, 2009

C L I E N T S:



Over the past 18 years, i've had the privilege of working on some pretty wondeful projects. Below is a list of a few companies I'm proud to call clients.

• Mtv
• Disney Adventures
• HBO
• Sony
• The National Football League
• Sports Illustrated
• Lucent
• Hasbro
• Viacom
• AT&T
• IBM
• Target
• Mattel
• Sears
• Nissan
• BBC America
• CNN News
• Turner Network
• Sheraton Hotels
• Seagate
• Virgin Records
• RCA Records
• Adidas
• Levi's
• Urban Outfitters
• Sega
• Indian Motorcycles
• Hershey’s
• 3Com
• U.S. Dept. of Defense
• Kellogg’s
• Forbes Magazine
• MacWorld Magazine
• Capitol One Visa
• Honeywell
• Seiko
• Time
• Newsweek
• The Wall Street Journal
• People Magazine
• Miller Lite
• Hanschell-Innis
• Reader's Digest

A W A R D S:



Paul's work is on permanent display at the Cooper-Hewitt Design Museum in New York and has been awarded multiple awards in the following national and international publications and/or shows:

• The Clio Awards (Gold)
• The One Show
• Graphis
• Print Magazine
• Communication Arts
• ID Magazine
• American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA)
• The New York Type Directors Club
• The Art Director's Club Annual
• HOW Magazine
• Design World (Australia)
• The American Center For Design Annual

Also, Paul has spoken and/or lectured at the how design conference, the Arizona AIGA lecture series, and the Iowa Art Director’s Club. He has also been interviewed for three of rockport publisher's design publications and the CreativeRefuge.com website.

D O W N L O A D S:



Download these .PDF files below for your high-resolution layout comping. All your client approvals will be a snap! Simply place them into your document and resize as needed. And because they are vector images, you can blow them up as large as a billboard if you need to, and they won't lose any resolution... but you already knew that, right?

B I O:



A BIT OF BACKGROUND INFO:
Paul Howalt graduated with a BFA in graphic design from Arizona State in 1991. After spending 2 years working for Charles S. Anderson in Minneapolis, he high-tailed it back to Arizona mostly because he doesn't like blizzards and hates to wear pants.

Somehow between then and now he and his wife have accumulated 2 kids, a grossly overweight cat and a chihuahua that bites him whenever she gets the chance.

His wife feels that he has way too many toys for someone his age and that he needs to shave his back more often.

Paul enjoys listening to the likes of Weezer, P.O.D., Cake, Southern Culture On The Skids, Switchfoot, Soul Coughing and Blink 182. He is hopelessly addicted to Twizzlers, Diet Mt. Dew and Ebay.

Paul aspires to have free time someday.


A NOTE ABOUT STYLE:
You might have noticed a slight switch in illustration style. Alright, a BIG switch!... let me explain: I haven't completely given up my modern cartoon style of rendering that you might be more familiar with. I can still be bribed and flattered easily enough. But for the next phase of my illustration career, I've chosen to go back to my roots and explore linear gestural drawing. It's a style that has fascinated me from my years at Arizona State to my first peek at a 1963 'Graphis' annual in the University of Minnesota library. Now I'm excited to forge ahead full steam, and hope that you find a project that I can knock out of the park for you.