Lind drawing of Swan
Objective

The objective of this piece was to create a digital illustration in a chalk/pastel style for a gourmet coffee bag. The faux client was a café in Stratford. 

Process

For this illustration, I started off with doing some research about Stratford. I found that one of the things that the city is known for is all of the swans that arrive there annually. They even have a swan parade. So I decided I wanted to use a swan as my subject. I found some reference photos and created a line drawing in illustrator. I then brought that line drawing into photoshop where I coloured it in using a variety of pastel brushes. I chose to use colours that reflected the flavour of the coffee, blueberry vanilla. I then added the illustration to the layout of the coffee bag with the required copy and logo, also created by me.

Tools Used

-Illustrator
-Photoshop
-Indesign

Café Zen Coffee Bag
Illustration & Design

Mockup of swan illustration on a coffee bag
Objective

The objective of this piece was to create a digital illustration in a chalk/pastel style for a gourmet coffee bag. The faux client was a café in Stratford. 

Process

For this illustration, I started off with doing some research about Stratford. I found that one of the things that the city is known for is all of the swans that arrive there annually. They even have a swan parade. So I decided I wanted to use a swan as my subject. I found some reference photos and created a line drawing in illustrator. I then brought that line drawing into photoshop where I coloured it in using a variety of pastel brushes. I chose to use colours that reflected the flavour of the coffee, blueberry vanilla. I then added the illustration to the layout of the coffee bag with the required copy and logo, also created by me.

Tools Used

-Illustrator
-Photoshop
-Indesign

Lind drawing of The New Yorker cover art
Objective

The objective for this piece was to create a mock cover illustration for The New Yorker that effectively reflected the content of a magazine article, using photographs to add texture. The article that I drew inspiration from was ‘Does Your Pet Really Need Cat TV or a Dog Playlist?’ written by Laura M. Holson.

Process

To begin creating this illustration I read the article and did a few different sketches of possible ideas. Once I decided which idea I wanted to go with, I finalized the line drawing of the illustration in Illustrator. I then brought that line drawing into Photoshop where I filled in the different elements with various texture photographs I had taken. I added different colouring and shading over the photos to complete the final look of the illustration.

Tools Used

-Illustrator
-DSLR Cameraa
-Photoshop

The New Yorker cover illustration of a cat watching tv and a dog listening to music

The New Yorker
Cover Illustration

The New Yorker cover illustration of a cat watching tv and a dog listening to music
Objective

The objective for this piece was to create a mock cover illustration for The New Yorker that effectively reflected the content of a magazine article, using photographs to add texture. The article that I drew inspiration from was ‘Does Your Pet Really Need Cat TV or a Dog Playlist?’ written by Laura M. Holson.

Process

To begin creating this illustration I read the article and did a few different sketches of possible ideas. Once I decided which idea I wanted to go with, I finalized the line drawing of the illustration in Illustrator. I then brought that line drawing into Photoshop where I filled in the different elements with various texture photographs I had taken. I added different colouring and shading over the photos to complete the final look of the illustration.

Tools Used

-Illustrator
-Photoshop
-Indesign

Digital portrait line art
Objective

This is an illustration I did in my free time. I am always trying to refine my skills and experiment with new techniques.

Process

 I created this illustration in Photoshop using a variety of textured brushes to achieve a more natural media look.

Tools Used

-Photoshop

Digital Portrait

Digital Portrait
Objective

This is an illustration I did in my free time. I am always trying to refine my skills and experiment with new techniques.

Process

 I created this illustration in Photoshop. Starting with a line drawing and then using a variety of textured brushes to achieve a more natural media look.

Tools Used

-Photoshop

Line art of hyena
Objective

The objective of this project was to create a concert poster using digital illustration (without illustrating the artist themselves) that captured to mood of a specific album. Using the album that was number one the week you were born, in my case ‘Jagged Little Pill’ by Alanis Morissette.

Process

For poster I started with research. I listened to the album and made note of the different themes and imagery in all of the songs. The themes/images I chose to go with were female empowerment, woman scorned, and a jagged little pill of course. I chose a hyena to represent female empowerment because female hyenas are bigger and stronger than their male counterparts. I chose to use an angry ferocious expression on the hyena to further show the mood of the album. I originally illustrated the hyena in natural colours but ended up altering that to be more attention grabbing and better suit the album. I created the line drawing in Illustrator, completed the illustration in Photoshop, and layed out the poster in Indesign

Tools Used

-Illustrator
-Photoshop
-Indesign

Concert poster with hyena illustration

Concert Poster

Concert poster with hyena illustration
Objective

The objective of this project was to create a concert poster using digital illustration (without illustrating the artist themselves) that captured to mood of a specific album. Using the album that was number one the week you were born, in my case ‘Jagged Little Pill’ by Alanis Morissette.

Process

For poster I started with research. I listened to the album and made note of the different themes and imagery in all of the songs. The themes/images I chose to go with were female empowerment, woman scorned, and a jagged little pill of course. I chose a hyena to represent female empowerment because female hyenas are bigger and stronger than their male counterparts. I chose to use an angry ferocious expression on the hyena to further show the mood of the album. I originally illustrated the hyena in natural colours but ended up altering that to be more attention grabbing and better suit the album. I created the line drawing in Illustrator, completed the illustration in Photoshop, and laid out the poster in Indesign

Tools Used

-Illustrator
-Photoshop
-Indesign

Illustration of Violet Chachki
Objective

The objective of this piece was to create a mock event pass for a special event. The event I chose to use as inspiration is a drag show for Violet Chachki.

Process

To begin this piece I sketched out my idea and once I had something I was happy with I moved to illustrator to create the main illustration used. I then brought that illustration into Indesign where I used it to create the unique shape for my event pass dieline. From there I arranged the other elements of the even pass using blocks of colour, lines, and different fonts and font weights to effectively divide the information in a visually appealing way. 

Tools Used

-Illustrator
-Indesign

Mockup of Violet Chachki event pass

Event Pass

Mockup of Violet Chachki event pass
Objective

The objective of this piece was to create a mock event pass for a special event. The event I chose to use as inspiration is a drag show for Violet Chachki.

Process

To begin this piece I sketched out my idea and once I had something I was happy with I moved to illustrator to create the main illustration used. I then brought that illustration into Indesign where I used it to create the unique shape for my event pass dieline. From there I arranged the other elements of the even pass using blocks of colour, lines, and different fonts and font weights to effectively divide the information in a visually appealing way. 

Tools Used

-Illustrator
-Indesign

Layout of Hot Sauce box
Objective

The objective of this piece was to create an illustration for a hot sauce that showed the two main flavours and create a box and bottle label to apply it to.

Process

I began the hot sauce label by creating illustrations of peaches, jalapenos, peach flowers, and a skull, that I could arrange together for the main illustration but also keep separate to use for different parts of the labels. I created these illustrations with Illustrator and Photoshop. The dielines for the box and bottle labels were already provided so from there I added all of my design elements to them and arranged all of the required copy.

Tools Used

-Illustrator
-Photoshop

Mockup of hot sauce labels on a bottle and box

Hot Sauce Labels

Mockup of hot sauce labels on a bottle and box
Objective

The objective of this piece was to create an illustration for a hot sauce that showed the two main flavours and create a box and bottle label to apply it to.

Process

I began the hot sauce label by creating illustrations of peaches, jalapenos, peach flowers, and a skull, that I could arrange together for the main illustration but also keep separate to use for different parts of the labels. I created these illustrations with Illustrator and Photoshop. The dielines for the box and bottle labels were already provided so from there I added all of my design elements to them and arranged all of the required copy.

Tools Used

-Illustrator
-Photoshop

Objective

This is an illustration I did in my free time. I am always trying to refine my skills and experiment with new techniques.

Process

 I created this illustration in Photoshop using a variety of textured brushes to achieve a more natural media look.

Tools Used

-Photoshop

Digital Portrait

Objective

This is an illustration I did in my free time. I am always trying to refine my skills and experiment with new techniques.

Process

 I created this illustration in Photoshop. Starting with a line drawing and then using a variety of textured brushes to achieve a more natural media look.

Tools Used

-Photoshop

Photos used in the tourism poster

Tourism Poster

London Tourism Poster
Objective

The objective for this piece was to create a poster to promote London Ontario’s tourism for the Fall months using mainly photographs that I took.

Process

To begin this piece I sketched out possible layout ideas along with some different ideas for photos I could take. Once I decided on a layout I organized times, locations, and people to photograph. I created the layout in Photoshop and added in my photos, the required text, and additional textures and colours to pull the poster together.

Tools Used

-DSLR Camera
-Photoshop

Objective

The objective for this piece was to create a poster to promote London Ontario’s tourism for the Fall months using mainly photographs that I took.

Process

To begin this piece I sketched out possible layout ideas along with some different ideas for photos I could take. Once I decided on a layout I organized times, locations, and people to photograph. I created the layout in Photoshop and added in my photos, the required text, and additional textures and colours to pull the poster together.

Tools Used

-DSLR Camera
-Photoshop

London Tourism Poster
Book Cover
Objective

The objective for this project was to create a book cover for an existing book that fit the themes and tone of the book.

Process

I started with researching my book of choice, ‘Sharp Objects’ by Gillian Flynn. I used this research to inform a variety of rough concept sketches. I combined a couple of my ideas to create the final design. I chose to draw the letters for the book title myself and manipulate it in Photoshop to fit the specific vision I had and create something unique to make the cover stand out. 

Tools Used

-Photoshop

Mockup of Sharp Objects Book Cover

Book Cover Redesign

Mockup of Sharp Objects Book Cover
Objective

The objective for this project was to create a book cover for an existing book that fit the themes and tone of the book.

Process

I started with researching my book of choice, ‘Sharp Objects’ by Gillian Flynn. I used this research to inform a variety of rough concept sketches. I combined a couple of my ideas to create the final design. I chose to draw the letters for the book title myself and manipulate it in Photoshop to fit the specific vision I had and create something unique to make the cover stand out. 

Tools Used

-Photoshop

Portrait Photography

Objective

In my spare time I enjoy refining my skills with studio and natural lit portrait photography and experimenting with different lighting and retouching techniques.

Process

When setting up a portrait shoot I typically will look at inspiration images and establish styling and lighting choices. Once I have set up the lighting, I photograph the subject in a variety of poses until I’m sure I have multiple options to work with. From there I choose the images I want to retouch and do so in Photoshop. 

Tools Used

-DSLR Camera
-Studio Lighting
-Photoshop

Objective

In my spare time I enjoy refining my skills with studio and natural lit portrait photography and experimenting with different lighting and retouching techniques.

Process

When setting up a portrait shoot I typically will look at inspiration images and establish styling and lighting choices. Once I have set up the lighting, I photograph the subject in a variety of poses until I’m sure I have multiple options to work with. From there I choose the images I want to retouch and do so in Photoshop. 

Tools Used

-DSLR Camera
-Studio Lighting
-Photoshop

Objective

In my spare time I enjoy refining my skills with studio and natural lit portrait photography and experimenting with different lighting and retouching techniques.

Process

When setting up a portrait shoot I typically will look at inspiration images and establish styling and lighting choices. Once I have set up the lighting, I photograph the subject in a variety of poses until I’m sure I have multiple options to work with. From there I choose the images I want to retouch and do so in Photoshop. 

Tools Used

-DSLR Camera
-Studio Lighting
-Photoshop

Objective

In my spare time I enjoy refining my skills with studio and natural lit portrait photography and experimenting with different lighting and retouching techniques.

Process

When setting up a portrait shoot I typically will look at inspiration images and establish styling and lighting choices. Once I have set up the lighting, I photograph the subject in a variety of poses until I’m sure I have multiple options to work with. From there I choose the images I want to retouch and do so in Photoshop. 

Tools Used

-DSLR Camera
-Studio Lighting
-Photoshop

Objective

In my spare time I enjoy refining my skills with studio and natural lit portrait photography and experimenting with different lighting and retouching techniques.

Process

When setting up a portrait shoot I typically will look at inspiration images and establish styling and lighting choices. Once I have set up the lighting, I photograph the subject in a variety of poses until I’m sure I have multiple options to work with. From there I choose the images I want to retouch and do so in Photoshop. 

Tools Used

-DSLR Camera
-Studio Lighting
-Photoshop

Objective

In my spare time I enjoy refining my skills with studio and natural lit portrait photography and experimenting with different lighting and retouching techniques.

Process

When setting up a portrait shoot I typically will look at inspiration images and establish styling and lighting choices. Once I have set up the lighting, I photograph the subject in a variety of poses until I’m sure I have multiple options to work with. From there I choose the images I want to retouch and do so in Photoshop. 

Tools Used

-DSLR Camera
-Studio Lighting
-Photoshop

Objective

In my spare time I enjoy refining my skills with studio and natural lit portrait photography and experimenting with different lighting and retouching techniques.

Process

When setting up a portrait shoot I typically will look at inspiration images and establish styling and lighting choices. Once I have set up the lighting, I photograph the subject in a variety of poses until I’m sure I have multiple options to work with. From there I choose the images I want to retouch and do so in Photoshop. 

Tools Used

-DSLR Camera
-Studio Lighting
-Photoshop

Objective

In my spare time I enjoy refining my skills with studio and natural lit portrait photography and experimenting with different lighting and retouching techniques.

Process

When setting up a portrait shoot I typically will look at inspiration images and establish styling and lighting choices. Once I have set up the lighting, I photograph the subject in a variety of poses until I’m sure I have multiple options to work with. From there I choose the images I want to retouch and do so in Photoshop. 

Tools Used

-DSLR Camera
-Studio Lighting
-Photoshop

Objective

In my spare time I enjoy refining my skills with studio and natural lit portrait photography and experimenting with different lighting and retouching techniques.

Process

When setting up a portrait shoot I typically will look at inspiration images and establish styling and lighting choices. Once I have set up the lighting, I photograph the subject in a variety of poses until I’m sure I have multiple options to work with. From there I choose the images I want to retouch and do so in Photoshop. 

Tools Used

-DSLR Camera
-Studio Lighting
-Photoshop

Objective

In my spare time I enjoy refining my skills with studio and natural lit portrait photography and experimenting with different lighting and retouching techniques.

Process

When setting up a portrait shoot I typically will look at inspiration images and establish styling and lighting choices. Once I have set up the lighting, I photograph the subject in a variety of poses until I’m sure I have multiple options to work with. From there I choose the images I want to retouch and do so in Photoshop. 

Tools Used

-DSLR Camera
-Studio Lighting
-Photoshop

Objective

In my spare time I enjoy refining my skills with studio and natural lit portrait photography and experimenting with different lighting and retouching techniques.

Process

When setting up a portrait shoot I typically will look at inspiration images and establish styling and lighting choices. Once I have set up the lighting, I photograph the subject in a variety of poses until I’m sure I have multiple options to work with. From there I choose the images I want to retouch and do so in Photoshop. 

Tools Used

-DSLR Camera
-Studio Lighting
-Photoshop

About Me

Hello! My name is Kyle VandenBerg. This collection of illustration, photography, and design, highlight my skill level in these fields at the moment. I have always been drawn to the arts and have studied Photography and Graphic Design at Fanshawe College. At Fanshawe, I was able to refine my skills, expand the mediums in which I express myself creatively, collaborate with others, and learn to incorporate my art into commercial settings. In my free time I enjoy painting and drawing with traditional and digital mediums. I am always looking to improve my skills and experiment with different techniques.

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