Category Archives: Design

NKR Nathan Kumar Racing Logo

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Had a lot of fun designing a logo for Nathan Kumar. Liked the first (top 2) designs, but went next level with the “bunch of triangles” logo. I like pushing letters, but this one’s pushed pretty damn far as the entire logotype is a negative space logo. We’ve not nailed colours down yet, but you can see a Mondrian inspired colour scheme which shows how flexible the triangles are. The logo at the very bottom spells it out, but I think the NKR works best alone.

We’ve still got to work on a mascot design for Nathan “The Black Mamba” Kumar. That’s to go on the back of his helmet! More updates soon!

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FINDING SPACE – Logo Mocks

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A couple more logo concepts for Leslie Lau’s #FINDINGSPACE.

I really love the imperfect circle concept. For these I was inspired by American minimalist Artist Robert Mangold (born October 12, 1937).

PS: If you need a logo designed, get in touch with us! Visit: Threesome Creative Studio

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Sunday Artday

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Love a good collab! Flyer design for Kristi’s Art Event.

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We (Threesome) had an awesome meeting today with Domenic Ciccio of motorvated. We’ll be designing his new logo, and cards!

Photos by Sam

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Finding Space

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Some of us are broken. Sometimes breaking down, picking up the pieces and putting ourselves back together makes us stronger.

Just some of my thought process in designing these very early rough logo mock-ups for #FINDINGSPACE

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Keiichi Tsuchiya Drift King T-Shirt for WTAC 2019

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A lot goes into making something right and sharing is caring, so if you’re interested in my creative process, check out this feature on the 2019 WTAC Keiichi Tsuchiya Drift King T-Shirt which I designed: http://www.zengarage.com.au/2019/06/keiichi-tsuchiya-drift-king-t-shirt-design-for-wtac-2019/

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Threesome business cards by Moo

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Our Threesome Business Cards are in! We’re not made of money… yet?! So as much as I would have loved to get legit cards lovingly made by The Distillery, we used Moo instead. The cards came out real nice! They’re super thick, feature a red stripe on all edges and the rounded corners make a difference. Now to get them out there!

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Sundays at Byron

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My ex-gf and business partner of 7 years Caryn Gillespie has just set up new accommodation at Byron Bay. Her touch is on everything, the place looks amazing!

She’s offering an introductory offer of $250/night (That’s a steal! I’ll be there soon!!!). She’s only just set up her Instagram page, please check out and follow: https://www.instagram.com/sundaysatbyron/

PS: She’s looking for influencers to help promote her new apartments so if you know anyone keen on a getaway (couples would be good!) please tag them in the comments below!

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I’ve done my time with Graphic Design

A few months ago I soft launched my new Design Studio Threesome PTY LTD. Initially we were doing great! We got a fair few small $500 jobs in the door without much trouble, low budgets, but at that early stage we were just willing to take on anything just to see how we all got along. 

Then the wheels started coming off. 

A few months in and we’re still working on some of those $500 jobs. Graphic Design isn’t easy. Sometimes you hit the nail on the head first go, sometimes you do so many iterations you feel like shit for not being able to do what the client wants. 

All clients want it done yesterday but take a week to give you feedback. Not all clients are educated, not all clients want to be educated. Some clients want bad design, or worse, to sit over your shoulder and for you to be a mac operator.

I’ve realised it’s so important for me to keep my morale up and my ego healthy in order for me to continue doing work for others, as working on stuff which I’m embarrassed about. IE: stuff I would never put in my portfolio, is what’s going to kill all my passion and motivation to do good work.

About 10 years ago I was doing banner adverts for $400/banner. These crunched down gif animations took me all of 10–15 minutes to do and get approved. That’s $400 for 10 minutes worth of work, but after a while I lost my shit, had enough and dropped the job. Why? It’s because I’ve been doing banner adverts since day 1, the late 90’s and I never fucking want to do one ever again. IE: I’ve done my time!

So now I’m sacking some clients. IE: I’m giving up on some jobs that are almost over the finish line. Why? Because I have to in order to stay true to myself, to stay sane.
 
End of the day I’ve been here before. I’ve run a successful design company in the past, and I’m not so sure why I’m back here again, trying to make a mark that I’ve already made. It’s still early days for Threesome, but I’ve thrown a spanner into the works already. My 2 partners and the team we’ve built are listening, together we’re already changing directions towards photography/content creation and social media management, all of which are potentially lucrative and creatively challenging.

We’re still going to do design work, but only for brands we admire and clients that we legit want to work with. Saying no to design work we feel isn’t a good fit for our design culture shouldn’t be too hard to do, but finding the right clients that do fit in with our ethos won’t be so easy, but we know they’re out there!

Links: http://threesomelab.com

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Threesome – JDMyard x Hardrace meeting

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FULL SWING! Had a great meeting today with the Threesome crew on 2 new jobs; the JDMyard and Hardrace Suspension web sites. We’ll have both sites looking tight real soon! More process and progress as it comes.

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