Saturday, January 31, 2015

edward gorey colorizations

It has been such an honor and pleasure to have had the opportunity to work with the Edward Gorey Charitable Trust on producing new products for Pomegranate Communications. Here are a few examples of digital color work that I have done for them.

kliban cats products designed for pomegranate

Another one of my favorite Pomegranate clients is B. Hap Kliban. Most recently I was tasked with using his original art work to design a growth chart and mobile. I am so pleased with the final products, I had to share them.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

first fox branding

It has been such a pleasure to have the opportunity to work closely with Colorado fashion designer Tiffany Fox to develop the logo and branding for her new women's outdoor appeal line First Fox.

She wanted a design that was feminine but strong and that that combined Colorado's ski culture with a nod her home town of Chicago.

Monday, February 11, 2013

visual inspiration

it helps my creative process to start project with some visualization, even if I only have time for a quick word-web or a board on pintrest. here are a few of my favorite (more detailed) personal brainstorming sessions from over the years.

inspiration board  for a children's environmental magazine I worked on.

detail shot of children's magazine inspiration board #1
Detail shot of children's magazine inspiration board #2

brain storming session for a food packaging project

my inspiration board for a 1950s style restaurant re-brand.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

postano infographics

While working for Tigerlogic I had the pleasure of making these infographics in collaboration with one of my favorite designers Marri Gamard.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

postano blog images

over the last few months i have been contributing illustrations to the postano blog. here are a few of my favorites.

university of oregon t-shirt design

this year the university of oregon's mascot puddles is running for president, so he took a trip to new york to be on the today show. as part of the postano team at tigerlogic I was commissioned to design these fun campaign shirts for the trip.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

diamond pride project

this month has brought a lot of fun freelance jobs my way, I'm especially excited be working on portland community college's diamond pride project. as part of a team of 5 designers we are illustrating flags for each department based around the pcc diamond logo in celebration of the school's 50th anniversary.

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Sunday, March 11, 2012

a smattering of illustrations

I really love it when I get the opportunity as a designer to contribute an illustration. whether it is made in illustrator, by hand or mixed media it is always exciting to breath life in to a project and to give it style and personality that is purely from my imagination.

torn paper illustration i made for a custom thank you card.

scratch board self portrait

scratch board portrait

high contrast illustration

more fun torn paper illustrations and car wrap mockup

a few selections from a set of playful typographic illustrations

photo realistic illustration (made in illustrator with gradient mesh)

a silhouette I made for some candy bar packaging

poster illustration for 2010 dragon boat race

Monday, February 27, 2012

keen footwear projects

I wanted to share some of the many design and production projects that I worked on while interning at keen footwear. unfortunately I can't show everything yet because all the work I did on the fall – winter 2012 catalog and sales meeting are top secret until the new line of shoes launches later this year so... stay tuned for more keen work.

chalkboard mural I designed as part of the recess station located in keen's portland corporate office

chalkboard mural detail

more chalkboard mural details

shoe donation card I produced based on keen's hybridlife hope branding.

survey monkey header and footer I produced based on hybridlife hope branding.

a portrait I drew of keen ceo james curleigh that was printed on play money for their casino themed holiday party.

poster and graphics I designed to help clarify keen's recycling program.

close up of one of the trash stickers, it was a lot of fun photographing all of the garbage!

event host cards

recycling at keen poster

Friday, January 27, 2012

portland community college projects

here are a few of the design and production projects that I had the privilege of working on during my time in the marketing department at portland community college.

updated cover #1

updated cover #2
Photo choices and production of the fall credit schedule

photo choices and production of the summer credit schedule

recruiting display with modulated velcro panels
display designed for the pcc foundation 2011
a word web i produced based on pcc's 50th anniversary branding

front and back of preview day card using pcc's branding elements
I produced this banner based on the climb center for advancement's branding