Jthree Concepts is Seattle-based artist Jared K. Nickerson. Jared is a professional digital illustrator originally from Halifax, Nova Scotia. With various moves westward across North America he is now based in Seattle, WA. Jared is co-founder of renowned vector community Blood Sweat Vector, (BSV for short). From early 2008 until late 2010 Jared was Art Director for Berlin-based clothing label, laFraise. His main focus is character, logo, videogame, editorial, and textile design. He also specializes in art direction, branding and consulting. His client list includes Nike, Adidas, Coca-cola, Activision, K2 Snowboards, and CultureClub to name a few.
As well as being an illustrator, Jared is also an amateur music producer, song writer, and vocalist. His hobbies include travel, photography, collecting classic anime robots, and playing with his two pure-bred Pugs 'Persephone' and 'Apollonia' (also known as "The Fur Children" or "Sisters of Destruction").
I’ve always been facinated with murder mysteries, even as a child, and I’ve always loved stories along the vein of “And Then There Were None” by Agatha Christie. I’ve also been drawn to stories based in a “small town with a dark past” sort of vibe to them. I’ve based Drowned Harbor, ME in this same world.
I neglected to realize the amount of work involved in a project such as this. Each logo in itself took hours upon hours to perfect, and even then some were never completed 100%. The badges alone took weeks to get where I wanted them. I did try to incorporate inspiration from various eras in design, and illustrate how some of the stores etc. have been in the town for different periods of time, and how that would reflect on their branding and image.
There will be more added to this on a regular basis including a full map and possible supporting animations and backstory.
The collection is available as a free desktop wallpack (2560×1600, also usable for mobile) and you can grab the wallpack via a Facebook post or Tweet here:
Make sure to participate in this weeks contest over at RunYourJewels. This week it’s sponsored by my band, Dead Astronauts! Enter your design to win some swag including a 16×24 print, stickers, postcards & mp3s!
Some of you have been participating in my Dead Astronauts Project over the last month or so, but before I start releasing any of that, or even sharing the details with the public. I wanted to share a free wallpaper and mp3 with you!
First the wallpaper is a promo piece and a version of our single cover of our upcoming release August 28th on Subtone Records. The single will be called “Favorite Lover” and features remix by Moussa Clarke & Sums, Karl Montenegro, It Takes Two To Tango and Tyke! You can download the full size 2560×1600 wallpaper here. Typo by Filip Komorowski and Jthree Concepts, rest of the design is Jthree Concepts.
Also, as promo we’ve made the Tyke! remix available for free download below: