And so it begins. I know its been awhile since I’ve updated the blog. Since graduation I have been getting all my work in order to apply for jobs. It just so happens that luck came my way and provided me and amazing opportunity. A former professor of mine mentioned to me over break, the possibility of a position at JDK Design in Burlington, Vermont. Once I returned to Vermont after Christmas I knew I had some work ahead of me applying for this job. Long story short, everything went really well and, in the end after multiple interviews, I got it! JDK is a design firm that I have looked up to since starting my graphic design education. They work with great clients like Burton Snowboards, Microsoft, Merrell shoes, and many others. But what sets them apart is that they are not just a high brow agency, they know how to have fun and how to be personal. I began on Feb 14th as part of the STAIN team, we work primarily with color applications for Merrell, Patagonia, and Chaco shoes.  Its been two weeks so far and I still have a lot to learn but that is exactly what I’m excited for, learning under extremely talented professionals in a ton of different disciplines. And… the studio is incredible. It’s located on the waterfront of Lake Champlain in a renovated 4 story industrial building. The studio includes a massive amount of work space, a skate ramp in the basement, screen printing studio, full photo studio, and much more. I’ll keep this updated with how things progress at JDK in the coming weeks!


Yet again, Chad and Zack have given me free rein to produce some posters for their national tour as LAZERDISK. These posters have been a way for me to pretty much do whatever I want and try out a lot of different styles. Above is a peek at the idea I am playing with for their official tour poster. I hope to have it finalized by the beginning to middle of next week and I will update as soon as its done.

Well that about does it for now. I’ll keep up with the postings more often.

Be well!


~ by jfranklin7588 on February 26, 2011.

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