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You can reach me at 281.301.4624 or at info@alexkoran.com

281.301.4624

Alex Koran

Christian Graphic Designer and Illustrator

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  • All American AC & Heating

    Logo for a local AC and Heating provider (contract work for Wild Web Studios, Inc.). 2011. Houston, TX, USA.

  • Nomad

    Personal logo for Michael Ripoll, artist, musician, instructor. 2011. Houston, TX, USA.

  • Irresistibly Yours, LLC

    Logo for a small private business Irresistibly Yours, LLC. Custom Diaper Wreaths & Baby Gifts. 2011. Houston, TX, USA.

  • Lola

    Personal logo for Lola, singer, artist. 2011. Houston, TX, USA.

  • The Career Guitarist Consortium

    Logo for The Career Guitarist Consortium, group of professional guitarist instructors. 2012. Houston, TX, USA.

  • Life Spring Church

    Logo for a local Christian church. 2012. Houston, TX, USA.

  • Colonial Fence

    Logo for a local fence manufacturer (contract work for Wild Web Studios, Inc.). 2011. Houston, TX, USA.

  • On The Level Records

    Logo for a music record company. 2012. Houston, TX, USA.

  • Curly Turtle

    Logo for a small kid's entertainment company. 2010. Houston, TX, USA.

  • Alex Koran

    My personal logo. 2010. Houston, TX, USA.

  • Texan Glass & Solar Control

    Logo update for an automotive, residential and commercial glass replacement and installation company. 2014. Houston, TX, USA.

  • Grace Gate Media LLC

    Logo for a local publishing company. 2013. Houston, TX, USA.

  • One Grace Media

    Logo for a Christian publishing company, 2013. Houston, TX, USA.

  • Weblocomotive

    Logo for a personal web and graphic design company, 2014. Houston, TX, USA.

  • Atlas Operating LLC

    Logo design for a local oil and gas production company, 2014. Houston, TX, USA.

  • Go Savvy

    Logo design for a local marketing strategy company, 2014. Houston, TX, USA.

 

Here are a few examples of my Logo Design projects that were done in the past couple of years. I like doing this type of work, because it involves a good communication with the client and the final result is the minimalistic representation of an idea behind the company or a project. It is extremely rewarding for both the designer and the client to see the logo taking shape and starting a new life.

  • CGC Flyer

    Flyer for a special event from The Career Guitarist Consortium. Adobe InDesign. Houston, TX. 2012

  • Fourth of July Door hanger

    Fourth of July version of a door hanger for the Life Spring Church. Adobe Illustrator. Houston, TX. 2011

  • Veterinary

    Template layout for a brochure and a flyer. Contract work for Marketsplash by HP. Adobe Illustrator. Houston, TX. 2010

  • After-school Community Center

    Template layout for a brochure and a flyer. Contract work for Marketsplash by HP. Adobe Illustrator. Houston, TX. 2010

  • Local Pub

    Template layout for a brochure and a flyer. Contract work for Marketsplash by HP. Adobe Illustrator. Houston, TX. 2010

  • Pool ans Spa Shop

    Template layout for a brochure and a flyer. Contract work for Marketsplash by HP. Adobe Illustrator. Houston, TX. 2010

  • Antique Shop

    Template layout for a brochure and a flyer. Contract work for Marketsplash by HP. Adobe Illustrator. Houston, TX. 2010

  • Halloween

    Template layout for a brochure and a flyer. Contract work for Marketsplash by HP. Adobe Illustrator. Houston, TX. 2010

  • Motorcycle Repair and Sales

    Template layout for a brochure and a flyer. Contract work for Marketsplash by HP. Adobe Illustrator. Houston, TX. 2010

  • Irresistibly Yours, LLC.

    A Stationary design for a local company Irresistibly Yours, LLC. Custom Diaper Wreaths & Baby Gifts. Adobe Illustrator. Houston, TX. 2011

 

Naturally, I do work with layout very regularly. Simply put, it is a logical, functional and aesthetic arrangement of graphic elements, text, images and, in the case of web sites or apps, also navigation, and other user interface elements. It can be very simple (like a restaurant menu) or extremely complex (like a website or a magazine), but it determines how easy it is for the viewer to navigate, read and digest the information. We are surrounded by layout everywhere, but only notice it when it doesn't work.

  • All American AC & Heating

    Web site design for local AC and heating provider. Contract work for Wild Web Studios, Inc. 2010. Houston, TX, USA.

  • Colonial Fence

    Web site design for local fence manufacturer. Contract work for Wild Web Studios, Inc. 2010. Houston, TX, USA.

  • Sugarland Mortuary

    Web site design for local mortuary. Contract work for Wild Web Studios, Inc. 2010. Houston, TX, USA.

  • Canyons at Lake Travis

    Web site design for local community. Contract work for Wild Web Studios, Inc. 2010. Houston, TX, USA.

  • Life Spring Church

    Web site design for Life Spring Church. 2012. Houston, TX, USA.

  • Personal Web Site

    First version of my personal web site design. 2010. Houston, TX, USA.

  • Personal Web Site

    Latest version of my personal web site design. 2012. Houston, TX, USA.

  • Perla Renee Wells-Koran

    Personal web site design for Perla Renee Wells-Koran. 2011. Houston, TX, USA.

  • Curly Turtle

    Web site design for local children entertainment company. 2010. Houston, TX, USA.

  • Dog Supply Network

    Web site design for local dog supply business. 2011. Houston, TX, USA.

  • US Flag

    Web e-commerce site design for Flag and Flagpole manufacturing company. 2014. Houston, TX, USA.

 

Web design takes a bigger part of my work now, as people tend to view, browse, and search for content using their mobile devices. There is a website for everything and probably an app for everything, which creates a demand for web design. It is difficult to imagine almost any company without a website. Before, graphic designers would first create a logo, then business cards, and then everything else (that usually would be printed), but now, website design comes right after or even at the same time as logo design.

  • Dolphin and a Sailor

    Digital vector illustration. Adobe Illustrator. 2010.

  • Magician

    Digital vector illustration. Adobe Illustrator. 2010.

  • Snowman

    Digital bitmap illustration for a Christmas card. Corel Painter. 2004.

  • Snowman 2

    Digital bitmap illustration for a Christmas card. Corel Painter. 2004.

  • Surfer Self-promotion

    Digital vector illustration. Adobe Illustrator. 2011.

  • Audi A6 illustration

    Digital vector illustration of the car. Adobe Illustrator. 2011.

  • Force Field

    Digital bitmap illustration for a cover of a magazine. Fantasy. Corel Painter, Adobe Photoshop. 2004.

  • Fountain of Life

    Digital bitmap illustration for a cover of a magazine. Fantasy. Corel Painter, Adobe Photoshop. 2004.

  • Pillar of Fire

    Digital bitmap illustration for a cover of a magazine. Fantasy. Corel Painter, Adobe Photoshop. 2004.

  • Masters of the Sword

    Digital bitmap illustration for a cover of a magazine. Fantasy. Corel Painter, Adobe Photoshop. 2004.

  • Titanic vs Ark

    Digital bitmap illustration for a magazine. Corel Painter. 2004.

  • Noah and Moses

    Digital bitmap illustration for a magazine. Corel Painter, Adobe Photoshop. 2007.

  • Two Flower Pots

    Digital bitmap illustration for a magazine. Corel Painter, Adobe Photoshop. 2005.

  • Angel

    Digital vector illustration for a Christmas CD cover. Illustrator. 2005.

  • Nerves of Steel t-shirt art

    Illustration for a t-shirt design for the welders competition team "Nerves of Steel". Illustrator, Photoshop. 2012.

  • Locomotive illustration

    Illustration based on the design of the website for the web/graphic design company "Weblocomotive". Illustrator, Photoshop. 2014

 

I love illustration, and digital illustration is so much fun to play with. If created in vector program like Adobe Illustrator, it can be scaled to any size and keep its clarity. It is used more in technical illustration or cartoon-like art. If digital illustration would be created in Adobe Photoshop and Color Painter, it might look very realistic and similar to traditional art. This type of illustration is used in books and magazines, computer games, and even as fine art.

  • Lost Civilization

    Compostion for a Steel Cage Photoshop battle. 2010.

  • Dragon Warrior

    Compostion for a Steel Cage Photoshop battle. 2010.

  • Argonauts

    Compostion for a Steel Cage Photoshop battle. 2010.

  • Genie of the Lamp

    Compostion for a Steel Cage Photoshop battle. 2010.

  • Aladdin and the Cave

    Compostion for a Steel Cage Photoshop battle. 2010.

  • Travelling Girl

    Compostion for Preliminary round of Battle Royale. 2010.

  • Laziness

    Compostion for a Round of Battle Royale. 2010.

  • Robot Fight

    Compostion for a Round of Battle Royale. 2010.

  • Robot Show

    Compostion for a Round of Battle Royale. 2010.

  • Midsummer Dream

    Compostion for the Quarter Final Round of Battle Royale. 2010.

  • Battle is Coming

    Compostion for a Steel Cage Photoshop battle. 2009.

  • The Pain of Rejection

    Compostion for a Steel Cage Photoshop battle. 2009.

 

Photoshop art is similar to a digital art and a layout at the same time. The main elements that are used to create it are photos and images, with addition of fragments of drawings, maybe graphic symbols, shapes or typography. These are intricately merged and interwoven with special effects on multiple layers in Adobe Photoshop. It usually is very photo-realistic and lets me combine things that are not always compatible in real life, a sort of surreal world, or an illusion of reality. The moment frozen in time.

  • Christ is Risen! Truly Risen!

    An acrylic painting for 2012 Easter service. Donated to Life Spring Church at Conroe, TX, USA. Acrylic paint, canvas. 2012

  • Happy Cheeseday

    A custom birthday card for a friend. Pencil, markers, paper. Houston, TX, USA. 2007

  • Irena

    A pencil sketch of a friend. Pencil, paper. Sochi, Russia. 2003.

  • Dominika

    A pencil sketch of a friend's daughter. Pencil, paper. Sochi, Russia. 2003.

  • Dragon

    A custom birthday card for my sister-in-law. Pencil, markers, paper. Houston, TX, USA. 2011

  • Frodo Beggins

    A pencil sketch for my niece. Pencil, paper. Houston, TX, USA. 2010.

  • Dove

    A pencil sketch. Pencil, paper. Houston, TX, USA. 2011.

 

What can I say about traditional art? I started to draw when I was three, at least that's what my parents told me. Since then, I never stopped doodling, drawing, sketching, and looking at this world with wander and amazement. My dad brought me to the art school when I was seven, and this opened a new door to the wondrous world of art, its history and many ways of expressing my creativity in different materials, media and styles. Pencils, markers, chalks, pens, brushes, sponges, oil, acrylic, watercolor, gouache, airbrush, canvas, metal, wood, paper, glue, thread—there is no limit to the way you can make art, express yourself and enjoy it in the process. Anybody can create art, because we have creativity built in each and everyone of us.

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