When I was at the Big Corporate Record Company, all of my co-workers seemed to be die-hard music fanatics. They played in bands, wrote music on the side, attended concerts every weekend – living, breathing and loving music. I was the Art Girl who couldn’t tell which group the guy in the photo was supposed to be the lead singer for.
Over the years, I’ve added my share of Eminem, K’Naan and of course Lady Gaga to my iTunes rotation, but my tastes have always leaned to indie bands and female vocalists (♥ Regina Spektor, Kate Nash, Temper Trap, Adele, White Lies, etc).
I recently picked up a new client thanks to a connection from the old record company. For the past few months I’ve done a handful of design work for Weapons of Mass Entertainment, a multimedia company helmed by Dave Stewart (of the 80’s Eurythmics fame).
Through this job, I was introduced to the music of Mia Dyson – an Australian singer/songwriter/guitarist now making waves in the US. It’s always great to work on projects you’re excited about, and this has been one of them. Mia and her record label have allowed me to push past the cookie-cutter formula, and really have fun with layers, grunge and hand-made elements interspersed in the design. I’m a huge photoshop junkie and being told I can completely manipulate a photograph is just the best assignment.
Take a look at the EP cover and poster I designed, then go check out Mia’s website: www.miadyson.com and listen to her music: