Hello! My name is John Frazier. I am an artist living in New York City and spend most of my time involved in creative projects of one sort or another.
Dynamic graphic design for web or print and SEO friendly, cross-browser compliant front end web development are my areas of vocational expertise, but my skills are rounded out by an ability to create in a wide variety media including illustration, video, and music. I appreciate your taking the time to visit my site and hope you like what you see.
Multi-panel CD packaging layouts are excellent examples of full range design projects. From concept to execution to the final printed product, they present a steady stream of challenges to overcome. Requiring versatility and nuance with large amounts of typography, precise and clever layouts, and a good deal of heavy photoshop work, all the creative muscles are being exercised in tandem. Poster art is fun, promotional, and specific with dramatic typography and eye-catching imagery. Advertisements, by and large, speak to a broader audience and beacuse of this oftentimes with a more conservative voice; though to what degree is, of course, determined by each client.
Logos, at their best, capture the essence and tell the story of the company they represent. Simple, strong, direct, and versatile, they set the tone by which all other principle aesthetic elements should adhere. Illustrations, on the other hand, are near direct expressions of the imagination, percolating up from the unconscious to tell their story in a more fantastical and dreamlike manner. Please note that in addition to these work samples, hard copy multi-page newsletters, brochures, and magazines can be made available upon request.
Oh, Flash... I was an early fan, but quickly soured on your ubiquitous frenzy of distracting and unnecessary movement full of unsearchable content. Alas, you are part of my history and so a footnote here you shall have. None of the work I did at Grey Global Direct and Digital is here, nor is the original incarnation of this very website (which remains my personal favorite experience with the beleaguered animation software), so these few examples must and will suffice.
Though not actually seeking work as a video editor, I'm excited to add it to my repertoire of creative activity. It was something with which I felt almost immediately comfortable, and the results are super satisfying. Particularly when they help promote the music I make. Hope you enjoy these!