Author Archives: JALara

old SAN DIEGO Chargers Logo

Book folding is an arts and crafts technique where you measure, cut and fold the pages in a book to make an image that is based on a black and white silhouette. I was introduced to book folding by my mother. When she asked me if I thought I could create some silhouettes to create […]

Mother of Dragons Game of Thrones Book Folding

Book folding is an arts and crafts technique where you measure, cut and fold the pages in a book to make an image that is based on a black and white silhouette. I was introduced to book folding by my mother. When she asked me if I thought I could create some silhouettes to create […]

Buddy Christ

Book folding is an arts and crafts technique where you measure, cut and fold the pages in a book to make an image that is based on a black and white silhouette. I was introduced to book folding by my mother. When she asked me if I thought I could create some silhouettes to create […]

Chef Paulito Logo and Character

This was another logo and a character as well made for a friend. His online handle is of course “Chef Paulito” so I put together the name with a nice chef hat and gave it a little of my own outline flare. I don’t remember whose idea it was to make the character in that […]

Cal-Diego PVA Annual Report 2009

Cal-Diego PVA’s annual report was always an interesting project for me I was able to work on it over a few months instead of the normal 3-4 week scheduled of the newsletter. This allowed me some freedom to be a little artistic as long as all the vital information required by a nonprofit organization was […]

Southwestern College Sun March 2005 sports page

This is a page from my college newspaper while I was the editor of the sports page. This page won a couple of awards. 1st Place inside Page Layout, Journalism Association of Community Colleges Southern California Conference 2005. 1st Place Layout & Design – Print, San Diego Society of Professional Journalist 2006 Journalism Awards.

Southwestern College Sun April 2005 sports page

In this issue of the school paper I had the opportunity to have one of the best feature writers on the paper write a piece for the sports section. Along with our photo editor who also worked as an off road racing photographer contributing a piece, I had the opportunity to have a lot of […]

Southwestern College Sun Summer 2005 sports page

During my second semester as the sports page editor I was lucky to have a retired pro baseball photographer join the news paper staff. The paper also took on some new advertising methods that allowed us to use color for a few inside pages as well as the usual front page color. With the quality […]

Southwestern College Sun October 2005 sports page

Another sports page with color photos. This was during my Last semester as an editor on the paper when I was lucky enough to have more writers than I could fit in each issue. Around this point, I realized I did not want to peruse journalism as a career but instead wanted to focus on […]

Bros on the couch logo

This was a personal project for a friend as I worked on this logo for him and a few other friends who were putting together a gaming clan, with the possibility of branching out to streaming and youtube gaming content. I walked him through my creation of this logo and how to recreate the branding […]