cd package illustration for pop musician, application included postcard design and dvd packaging design. A larger view of the illustration is available in my illustration portfolio.
I designed this cd wallet art for a hip hop artist named Scoot- he was looking for a graphic designer that could help him develop an image of himself as a pseudo presidential rapper/politician. His album release comes on the heels of the economic stimulus package that congress passed, and he was playing off of that- as in his album being a stimulus package for the hip hop industry. Needless to say- I gave him the presidential treatment.
I composed the cover design by combining a collection of photo’s including the state capital, crowd, clouds, lights, and textures. These were all seprate elements that I combined to create this scenery. I adjusted the colors to give it all a cohesive look and overlaid a few textures and photoshop effects to bring it all together. I also created the presidential logo for the artist which is underneath the disc and is exposed when the disc is removed. He was very happy with the final design.
This is the cd package design for a DJ mixtape (I know it’s a cd and not a tape- but strangely that’s still the terminology used today). Anyway, the artist dj didn’t have any photo’s he wanted incorporated into the design so he asked me to come up with a character that could represent his music. The mix-tape consists of hip hop music, r&b, rap, etc… The beats are actually quite good- I enjoyed them. He had a bunch of text files he gave to incorporate into the design, such as- the track list, production credits, thank you’s, etc. He just gave them to me in a word file, and I placed them into the design. I also added the copyright info and FBI anti-piracy logo, along with the barcode, this all helps in establishing the professionalism the client wanted to portray in his album release. BLee is a very talented DJ and beat maker- I’m sure he’ll be going place real soon- and hopefully he’ll remember who his graphic designer is.
This Christian rap cd cover design was a labor of love, combining two loves of mine, my Christian faith, and hip hop music. A match made in heaven. The cd design for a U.S. based rap group started off as a pencil sketch in my drawing pad, I then began to add other elements such as text, textures, lettering, and a border. Christian rap music I believe is a music market that still has much growth potential- I believe that it will start to boom more and more in the future. The rap group is actually very talented and I encourage you all to go out and purchase this cd if you’re into christian hiphop music or if you just want to have a cd package with a great design also.
© 2009 Fernando Medina. Aurora, IL 60505 graphic designer and illustrator. Chicago graphic designer, cd cover designer.