About two months ago I was contacted by a man in Germany who had seen my graphic resume (see the gallery) and wanted me to make him his own awesome one based on the same design. I told him the design was reserved for me but I'd be happy to make him his own design based on a similar art style, and thus started this epic awesome project for which I was paid very well (many thanks again to the guy. This was a great project which I learned many things on.)
Some technical specs:
Roughly 500 layers on the final version. These included things like shadow layers and infinitesimally small details like the shadows cast by the dates and the textures on individual items.
I started out the concept with the central "loop" and worked out from there. I work exclusively in Photoshop and I'm not yet entirely versed in Illustrator, so finding a way to quickly make isometrics was key. A tutorial on this may be on the way soon.
Roughly 30-40 hours total spent on the project. Time well spent, the project was a blast to work on and the client was extremely helpful. Always refreshing.
I'm available for hire if you'd like a graphic resume
Many thanks. Enjoy.