Saturday, April 14, 2012

Expanding My Resume!!!

Imitation is said to be the sincerest form of flattery, and in this instance, I must agree.

In June 2010, my boyfriend Joe decided to repaint his airplane and asked that I create a unique design and color scheme.   I came up with what I thought was a striking design but it took some convincing to get unartistic Joe to envision it.   Of course, when the paint job was completed in July 2010,  he was absolutely delighted with my work.

Apparently Joe is not alone because in April 2012, someone else copied my design, probably from the file of the same aircraft painter, and it became the cover poster for Falcon Insurance Company.

Obviously, Falcon knows good design work when they see it!  Does this mean I can add aircraft paint designer to my resume?

Beth's original aircraft paint design for Joe's Bonanza  - painted in July 2010.

April 2012 magazine ad featuring a Bonanza copying Beth's original aircraft paint design.

7 comments:

  1. Comments are easier to post than ever, I made some changes to the settings. Thank you my dear readers.

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  2. Comments are easier to post than ever, I made some changes to the settings. Thank you my dear readers.

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  3. I think it does! Impressive!
    Jenni

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  4. Beth - Getting this straight... Did you design the painting of the plane? If so, how did you come to do that?

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  5. Sheila, Yes I came up with the design scheme by combining various straight lines and curves into a pleasing design and deciding on the colors for each element. Joe and I then created a template to give to Don Copland, the aircraft painter in Eloy, Arizona. Fun stuff.

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  6. Wow... So, I live in the midsts of a family of private pilots, and the consensus is that they'd be pretty upset if the aircraft painter guy gave away their custom design. As a graphic designer, I have to agree!

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