Smash Bros Community Work

Video gaming is one of my passions, and the TN Smash Bros community is very important to me. I try to provide my skills for them in any way I can. I'm responsible for a lot of graphics and videos that are representative of our scene.

TN Top 30 Rankings Writeups:

We have a database that tracks player's wins and losses that determined Tennessee's top 30 players using the ELO ranking system. A few of the our community members wrote a blurb for every one of these players to create a snapshot of what our scene looks like to an outsider. It's been the most comprehensive project we've done, and I was tasked with creating the images. All the blog articles are hosted here on my website.

TN Power Rankings banners:

I often create the banners for our Middle TN Smash Facebook page that ranks our best players along with the characters they play. I was feeling unusually wholesome and used a lot of vibrant colors and characters. It fits our reputation of being rowdy. This was for our Winter 2017 rankings.

Here's our banner from Fall 2018.

Scenic City Tournament Banner:

Here's another banner that was used on a Facebook event page. It ended up being a 105 person tournament in Chattanooga. I traced some character models in Illustrator and gave them a flat gradient. I also made a quick badge style logo and put it all in front of the Chattanooga cityscape.

Spring 2017 PR Combo video:

Similar to the Power Rankings banner, I made a video highlighting some of the cooler moment from TN's best players at the time. A combo video is a monument to your region's skill, and is a nostalgic throwback to the early days of video gaming on Youtube. I made the graphics and did all the editing. (I'm also #5 in the video!)

Fall 2018 Combo Video

And here's the video for Fall 2018.

Robert Schuller Ministries

Robert A Schuller is a pastor from California and is one of our clients. I was in charge of designing one of his websites: drschuller.org. 

I created the new banner logo myself, along with other logos for his Vital Living series on his Facebook page.

Since early August, I have been responsible for making 5 Vital Living Daily videos (1-1.5 min each), along with 5 social media images every week for their Facebook page. Many being bible quotes or quotes from one of his books.

I'm also responsible for maintaining their website, and cross-posting 5 blog articles a day to the page.

World Changers with Jamie Osborne

I was the producer for World Changers with Jamie Osborne on BizTV and Biz Talk Radio from November to February. I produced 10 episodes. World Changers is an hour long show that showcases business owners that have succeeded by helping others in some way. I have done all of the filming, editing, and graphics work for every episode so far, using stock footage to supplement a large portion of our B-roll.

World Changers airs every at Saturday 3PM EST on BizTV.

Sunday at Sunnybrook

I have been producing the show Sunday at Sunnybrook on Youtoo America since early October. I have created all of the graphics and done all of the editing for every episode so far. This includes the show logo, the open, and even some of the per inquiry commercials shown on TV.

Shown at 10AM EST on Youtoo America, along with Sunnybrook Church's Facebook and Youtube pages.  Videography done by Tim Flannagan.

Sunday at Sunnybrook Promo Vid

Sunday at Sunnybrook Youtube Channel

Tan 2000 Ads

Here's another client within the Tri-Cities region of TN. This tanning business was under new ownership, and all of their stores were marketing deals for their grand re-opening. My first order of business was to create Facebook ads for the weekend of the event. We came up with the design for the "Perfect 10 Weekend" and designed creative separately for college aged men and women, and one more for the older population.

Along with creating digital ads, I also got to make billboard ads that I actually got to see while driving around town. It was the first time I'd seen my work in the real world, and it was honestly pretty exciting. It was my first time doing any sort of co-op advertising as well.

After the grand re-opening, I ended up doing a few social media posts for them to advertise for prom and Easter special before they decided they were spending more than they wanted to on us.

We also ended up doing a few radio ads which ran for a week before the grand re-opening. I don't really know how to properly show those, but they sound like a typical radio ad; nothing too special. Like the billboards though, hearing something I created on the radio gave a sense of legitimacy previously unknown to me.

Overall, Tan 2000 was a fun client. They often didn't know what they wanted, and that resulted in a lot of back and forth emails. It did allow me to test my creative and design skills though, which is my favorite part of what I do.

Red Rooster Scratch Goodness

A Bristol, VA southern Appalachian style restaurant needed some new branding and better social media presence. They were close to going out of business and so we offered our services for free until they got back on their feet and we got more busy with other projects. Our first order of business was to update their logo and branding to something more modern.

We changed them from Red Rooster Market and Deli to Red Rooster Scratch Goodness. We also gave more emphasis to their bakery on social media and tried to appeal to a younger audience.

Old Logo

New Logo

At the time of our help, it was nearing Christmas time so we helped plan events that would help bring in customers. We came up with Christmas and New Year's menus that I designed. I made fliers for them to hand out at the Bristol Christmas parade, and we made them gift cards so they could make some quick money as they were close to going under. The fliers were most successful at helping them gain customers, and the month of December was good for them.

Gift Certificates

Holiday Menu

Fliers

New Year's Menu

Going back to their social media branding, I made them a new profile picture and banner for their Facebook page using assets from the new logo.

To improve their social media engagement, I made several quick and dirty memes to give them content throughout the entire month. I ended up making about 25 of them in all, with varying degrees of quality. Still, they served their purpose and the engagement on their page increased significantly for being a small local restaurant.

Lastly, I shot and edited a minute long Christmas video for them to upload to their page.