This is an editorial illustration that was done back in 2002 when an article was published about an inscription in stone found in or near Jerusalem and written in a language and script of 2,000 years ago that bears the word “James, son of Joseph, brother of Jesus.”

I was asked today to dig up some illustration work that I used to do when I was an Art Director in Healthcare. So I found some of my old work and I am putting it here for people to see and I am also updating my professional site with the work as well. I have also dug up some other illustration work (editorial) that I will be scanning and updating so be on the look out.

Enjoy!

 

(Tien Zi Que) TZQ Game Company – http://zmangames.com/

Vasilakos Design recently developed a packaging design for Z-Man Games, a publisher of games. The project consists of:

Rulebook – Cards

About the Game:

(Tien Zi Que) TZQ is an entertaining pocket MahJong for two. It uses a unique selection of MahJong tiles and adds new color codes for end of round scoring. All you need is 5 cards in hand and little or no MahJong knowledge to play. After four rounds of play, the player with highest score wins the game.

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Neuroshima Hex – Duel Expansion Game Company – http://zmangames.com/

Vasilakos Design recently developed a packaging design for Z-Man Games, a publisher of games. The project consists of:

Tiles – Rulebook – Game Board – Tokens

Check out the Core Set: http://alexlikedraw.wpengine.com/?p=97

Check out my online portfolio to see more samples of the work: http://vasilakosdesign.com/

About the Game:

Duel is the second expansion to Neuroshima HEX! The box has the same format as the first expansion. It includes two new armies: Smart and Vegas, and a new board as well.

Both armies are well known to all fans of Neuroshima Role Playing Games. Smart is a part of the Moloch army which mutinied and decided to fight against humans as well as against machines. These is an extremely deadly force. Every ally adjacent to Smart’s HQ has the ability to move. It makes this army very flexible and dangerous.

On the other hand there is Vegas, army of men whose weapon is bribery. They can bribe any enemy unit that is adjacent to Vegas’s HQ to make it attack another unit. If your units attack Vegas HQ, you can not be sure when they will stop attacking Vegas and turn to attack you!

In the box there is a new board as well, with new skills on it, special spaces and new rules.

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Neuroshima Hex – Babel 13 Expansion Game Company – http://zmangames.com/

Vasilakos Design recently developed a packaging design for Z-Man Games, a publisher of games. The project consists of:

Tiles – Reference Cards – Rulebook – Game Board – Tokens

Check out the Core Set: http://alexlikedraw.wpengine.com/?p=97

Check out my online portfolio to see more samples of the work: http://vasilakosdesign.com/

About the Game:

Babel 13, an expanded NY military base, has lost contact with its HQ. The lonely defenders must face an enemy they have never seen before: the forces of mutated nature, the Neojungle. The battle for survival begins.

Neuroshima Hex: Babel 13 is the 1st Neuroshima Hex expansion. In this box you’ll find two new, unique armies (heavy armoured forces of New York and the Neojungle full of beasts). Also you’ll get terrain tiles that rebuild and modify the main board allowing players to play different scenarios. Inside the box there is also two players campaign “Babel13” which allow players to play four exciting closely connected scenarios which resolve in deadly final game!

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I know it has been a long time since I have actually written anything or Blogged – I have been posting a lot of quick things on Twitter so  I am around. Just been really focusing on re-branding Vasilakos Design lately. The new site is coming along nicely – hit a snag on some coding when I get some time I will post up my new business card design. For all of you that are wondering I am still keeping this to a one page site – well technically speaking it will be kind of two pages but not really.

More to come…

I know it has been some time since I have blogged anything – articles, fun facts, other resources. I have been in the weeds working on wrapping up projects and getting myself ready for a rebranding. I think it is time to take my company to the next level.

I am coming up with a company wide rebranding campaign. As I come up with ideas and sketches I will share with everyone. I will be in touch and thanks for all the support.

To keep up with my previous post on listing a few things that can help you get the perfect web site design here is part III:

Here are a few items that any web designer or web company will recommend to any client that approaches them for a website design. When looking for a web designer watch out when paying someone to build it. Not only do they need to offer you suitable and appropriate design abilities, but they also need to understand usability, recommend. critique and give you an evaluation of your company’s image and provide solid suggestions that will help and not hinder your business. Before picking a designer ask for references, look for testimonials, contact people that they have done work with in the past – do a little research it can go a long way. This is what will set a professional designer or professional design company apart from the guy that has the programs and gets templates and calls himself a designer.

I will go in further details on the following items to keep in mind, here is what you should keep in mind when getting the perfect web site design:

  1. Take your time
  2. Get professional advice
  3. Don’t be afraid to ask for changes
  4. Communication with your designer

wellsculptrevisionBeen busy redesigning and developing an old clients website – Michael Wells. Who is he? Born on Long Island, Michael Wells studied sculpture at State University of New York at Purchase College under Philip Listengart. While at school, Michael lived in Brooklyn and worked at the famous Cedar Tavern.

Michael has works in private collections and currently lives and keeps a studio in upstate New York.

I am in the process of building two sites for him one for his sculpture work and one to showcase his foundry where he does some amazing bronze casting work.

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I know I haven’t blogged in a week – sorry about that. Been working on multiple projects last week and I figured I give you a little sample of what I was working on.

Cleopatra’s Caboose: The train game based…in Ancient Egypt?!?

Cleopatra’s Caboose is a train game for 3 to 5 players that’s based in Ancient Egypt. Each turn, players bid for the right to utilize a game designer of their choosing which denotes both the turn order and a special ability that can be used that turn.

Players construct tracks, ship fruits to cities that need them, construct buildings for victory points and to improve a city’s status, and build pyramids to make a city more prestigious. Be careful, though; you have a limited amount of money and actions in which to accomplish your goals! Manage both wisely and become the Emperor of Ancient Egypt!