Wednesday, August 27, 2014

I had the opportunity to return to SCAD - Atlanta and share some words with some of the people who influenced my career the most. Its encouraging to know that some one I look up to also looks up to me. I was also given a chance to speak with future designers coming from the same foundation I was given. My thoughts...

My passion for design and curiosity for whats next are the only things keep me going in this industry. There will be many many encounters with clients, even AD's and CD's who are burnt out or just trying to execute a project to get paid and get it out the door. Staying curious is inspiring it helps you learn about yourself, the world and will make you a better designer... Ultimately a better person. Your passions and curiosity don't have to remain design centric, in fact its better if they aren't. For example and extensive love for travel can help flood the mind with new perspectives which can change the way you design or where you design. It keeps me thirsty for whats out there. When I quit you know where people thought I was doomed. It was a great job, everyone left at 5 and enjoyed their weekends. Perks were awesome summer fridays, thirsty thursdays, paid travel... It was so.... comfortable. I wasn't ready to be comfortable. I want a laundry list of accomplishments and different experiences. I want my resume to be extensive and surprising. Comfortable is nice and now I know what to look forward to later in my career. But there is too much out there to not go after some of it. I encourage all of you to stay sharp and be curious. The world needs more experienced and open people. And designers should be at the helm.

Friday, July 4, 2014

Finally I was able to add this project. In collaboration with Julie K. Thomas we created the branding and look for her latest fashion collection. You can see the more here.

During the course of four months we created a look and feel for the collection and applied it to collateral. Including: two lookbooks a hand bound to tell the story of the garments, and a magazine style lookbook to showcase the collection in a juried event. Photography by Brittany Wages

We also worked with cinematographer Samuel Laubscher to create an online experience to share these garments to peers. which most of you have already seen.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Over the past several months I have been working with an extremely talented fashion designer to develop branding for her first collection designed for her senior year in SCAD-Atlanta's fashion program.

Julie K. Thomas is a designer based out of Atlanta Georgia and her collection deals with several forms of tension, constraint and ultimately breaking free. Check out the web experience here
Stay tuned to see the rest of this project documented. 

Photo/Video by Samuel Laubscher


Thursday, April 10, 2014

"Today I make all my professors happy." Working in a digital agency presents all kinds of opportunities to sketch and illustrate... so much in fact that I went to sharpen a pencil and found, what I call, a toy. Luckily I found a book with intensely detailed notes on how to professionally and artfully sharpen ones tool.

It is refreshing to work on something that allows me to exercise my sketching and drawing muscles. Allows for a much more successful end product as well as a visual explanation to oneself as well as your audience.


Monday, February 24, 2014

I was fortunate enough to receive a copy of La Petite Mort from one of the ladies over at @commonrituals (instagram). This is the first ideation of the publication, and it focuses on things that excite designers and storytellers. Its title is a french expression of an orgasm "The Little Death" an intense moment of passion, as we designers and storytellers are more often than not experiencing in some form during our creation process. A nice new little find, from the creatives over at @wearesubrosa

Monday, February 17, 2014

Finally, finished up the last bit of this project. A branding and Identity case study I did for a local cart in Portland, Oregon. Home of the rustic americana lock ups and X logos. Enjoy. 

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Recently had the pleasure of popping into the friendliest book binding studio in Clerkenwell while I was venturing in London. It was very refreshing to chat about setting type and printing in gold foil when now I am always focused on digital. The small team specializes in traditional bookbinding and repair. They make a point to practice traditional methods to preserve quality.

Looking forward to the next project I work on that allows me to interact with printers and binders, which I hope is sooner rather than later. 

56-58 Clerkenwell Road

Thursday, December 26, 2013

When you are stuck traveling for the month of December, you must remember your christmas card can be sent from the plane.via instagram

Monday, December 9, 2013

A Bunch of hipsters okaying table tennis at Table of Contents here in PDX. Last month Me and my british counterpart put up a good fight, however were knocked out in the 2nd round by the even more hipster lads from stump town coffee roasters. 

Featured for .3 seconds at :50
Photos and video thanks to

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Great photo sharing and photo taking app/website has come about. VSCO was created from a few passionate people in the bay area, who are keen on curated beautiful things. I suggest participating if you are as well.

This is my series feel free to follow.

Friday, November 22, 2013

The foreign sport of football (soccer), is growing on me. Its a world cup year and I am going to get my learn on. 

isitworldcupyet - on twitter and instagram are doing a countdown of content until that glorious World Cup Final.  

Friday, November 1, 2013

Designer and Bolton Wanderes fan Rick Barnes has brought together two of his biggest passions - 
football and typography - to produce a stunning book entitled 'Football Type'

Serves as my inspiration to make my own set.

Type is everywhere.

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