Raise No Chicken

raise no chicken

Daddy worked hard and Mama didn’t raise no chicken.

Such is the quote that opens Kirk’s portfolio. Delightfully, following sections of the site contain equally awkward colloquial articulations.

Double negatives aside, there is a lot of stellar work here. Throughout Kirk’s work there is seamless integration of type, image, illustration and wit.

Check out Kirk’s site.

raise no chicken

raise no chicken

raise no chicken

raise no chicken

raise no chicken

raise no chicken

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I think this collection is pretty amazing. The first ones that were filled with horizontal and vertical lines are really great. Keep them up! I really adore these kind of artistic ability.

I like that there’s a lot of variety in the work but you can still see the designers overall style, clean, simple, smart.

The work is absolutely beautiful. But it’s unnerving how the blurbs/text are written in the first person and are so deeply personal, yet there’s no personal information about the artist. There’s not even a last name given. So he’s sharing extremely intimate information about himself, but still hiding. Weird. Not sure what the intent of the site is. If it’s to get more work/connect with clients, he’s got to be more forthcoming. I’d like to hire him, but the fact that there’s no last name, no “about” section or bio, no phone number or resume, makes me think twice about it.

misohungry |

Found design |

Thank you all for the wonderful feedback. I am sorry there is not more biographical information available on my site. This was in no way an attempt on my part to be sly or mysterious. The previous iterations of my portfolio were littered with non-essential facts and useless background details that felt a little too self-indulgent. With just under 10 years experience and a long way to go yet, I felt that showing just my work was, in a small way, less pretentious. There is no resumé available because I am fully employed and I love my bosses. My last name is Wells, but my friends call me Kirksey (or Chicken, depending on how long they’ve known me). As for the rest, feel free to email me. I’ll answer any questions you have. Thanks again.

@Kirk: Oh, thanks for the explanation. You’re amazingly talented and I love your work. I just felt the omission of personal info was so obvious and deliberate, that it actually became distracting, and MORE pretentious–the exact opposite of what you were going for! But if you’re not using it to promote yourself or get more work, but just to share it with others, you did a great job. I guess whenever I really like someone’s work, I always want to know more about them. :D

misohungry |

Found design |

@Kirk: Oh, thanks for the explanation. You’re amazingly talented and I love your work. I just felt the omission of personal info was so obvious and deliberate, that it actually became distracting, and MORE pretentious–the exact opposite of what you were going for! But if you’re not using it to promote yourself or get more work, but just to share it with others, you did a great job. I guess whenever I really like someone’s work, I always want to know more about them. I’m glad you have a steady gig & love your bosses. It’s too bad for all the people I’m sure would love to hire you for freelance assignments!:D

misohungry |

Found design |

I’m always keen for some freelance. My email is on my site. Anyone can reach me whenever the mood strikes.

This atricle is a home run, pure and simple!

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