Author Archives: Brandon Rike

My Podcast – The Graphic Sound

This freelance graphic design career of mine has been quite a journey. In the past 14 years, I had moments of feeling completely lost, I’ve had moments of feeling completely alone, I’ve been excited out of my mind, and I’ve … Continue reading 

Behind Blurryface

The creation of the artwork and branding for Twenty One Pilots‘ sophomore album Blurryface was an in-depth, honest, and layered observation of the concepts behind the record, as well as an overall representation of the band, and how they are perceived. … Continue reading 

Adventures In Design Podcast Interview

I had a great conversation with Mark Brickey of the Adventures In Design podcast recently. I’d love for you to check it out. Here are the details: AID-AM 31 Brandon Rike “Hardcore Graduate” Brandon Rike learned his discipline in life … Continue reading 

Racing Machetes Tees – 15 Bones

A while back, I launched a small run of tees for The Racing Machetes. As life got busy, I temporarily shut down the webstore – with hopes of opening it back up. I’ve opened the store back up, and orders … Continue reading 

Creative Works Memphis – My Take.

The heavy pistons that were pounding in my soul have subsided to a gentle hum. The chaos that has been hindering every thought is now still. Clarity. My chin comes back up, and I can finally see the path in … Continue reading 

New Work Added

If I could update my site on a weekly basis, I would. But, for whatever reason – I can’t. However,  I can give you a huge update once in a blue moon, and that’s what I managed to do this morning. … Continue reading 

Radio Silence

I tend to disappear for extended periods of time. At first, it was a trait that wasn’t as glaringly obvious as it has become today, but slowly my friends and colleagues began to recognize that I tend to fall off … Continue reading 

Miller High Life x Harley – Artist Series

Every now and then, crazy awesome projects come along. Very happy to have been able to be a part of Miller High Life x Harley Davidson Artist Series limited edition cans. Here’s the can that I designed – in stores … Continue reading 

Good Reviews

The first week of my online class on Lettering has been great. Lots of students submitting great work, and giving great feedback. If you haven’t checked it out, take a look at Lettering Made Simple: Efficient Methods for Custom Type. … Continue reading 

Opinions on a Career In Graphic Design

A few months ago, a high school senior, Samantha Cleveland, sent me a list of interview questions. Samantha is interested in a career in graphic design, and I answered as honestly as I could. I wrote quite a bit, so … Continue reading 

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