This poster was designed and sent to clients as a promotional piece for Sound Marketing, a subset of the advertising agency Lehigh Mining and Navigation that focuses on clients in the music industry. The overall concept for "Cut Through the Noise" was to show that Sound Marketing could help a client to become the overarching beautiful noise in a sea of instruments all playing at once. I chose bright colors and detailed illustration to depict the chaos of the music industry while keeping a retro feel.
Sirenia Caps Typeface
Sirenia Caps is a slanted display font with a ball serif. This typeface is inspired by Roman Architecture and Ionic Columns. I chose to create a betta fish illustration and incorporate marble textures into my type specimen designs because I felt both replicated the curves found in Sirenia, but in a naturally occurring way.
The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
In this collection of merchandise for a production of Sweeney Todd, I wanted to add a clean, modern twist to the victorian feel of the show. I chose to use vector illustration in combination with vintage engravings and typography to depict three of the characters and their trades: Adolfo Pirelli's miracle elixir, Mrs. Lovett's meat pies, and Sweeney Todd's deadly barber shop.
Vogel is for the unconventional tourist who wants luxurious and trendy travel plans on a budget. This issue planned out an island hopping trip through Greece for the reader. The magazine includes accommodation, transportation, and packing suggestions and takes on a unique diagonal grid to emphasize its readers’ atypical journeys and movement.
To Death With A Smile
Creation is the essence of life and death. The venus flytrap is a curious, carnivorous creature that devours its prey with a smirk. This poster is 1 of 402 finalists out of 22,321 entries to the MUMEDI ‘Death with a Smile’ poster competition. I chose to depict this theme through food chains and the circle of life, and settled on this plant as my subject.
"A spicy, hand-crafted liquor from Mexico needs spicy, hand-crafted social."
This social media series for Ancho Reyes was meant to demonstrate the spirit of Puebla, Mexico through hand-drawn, detailed stop motion videos. My stylistic choices were inspired by elements from the Mexican flag, talavera tiles, and wood carving because Ancho Reyes is rooted in tradition.
This Is From Matilda
This Alt-J gig poster for "The Matilda Tour" is based on a character from the movie Leon the Professional, Mathilda. Alt-J's song lyrics describe lines from the action movie. I chose to put a grenade pin charm on her choker and to detail the hair with pen, ink, and white pencil to emphasize Mathilda's attitude and the lyrics of the song.
Savannah Bee Company
Savannah Bee Company prides itself in its dedication to sustainability, honeybee conservation, and education. I created a series of informational brochures in a hexagonal shape to teach people about the company and its causes. Each brochure has handmade type on the front, and folds outward to reveal photos and information.
Get Out The Vote
These stickers were created to encourage millennials to vote. I wanted the sayings to express the fact that our ancestors fought so that we could have this right, so it is important to make an informed decision and vote for what's right. I chose to hand write all the type to keep the theme fun.
My first experience with woodblock printing was in Oaxaca, Mexico at Taller la Chicharra. I was inspired by the beautiful succulents that were prominent everywhere, the vibrant atmosphere, and the artistic architecture of Oaxaca.
This is a getaway located in the Northern Territories of Canada. Deep in the snowy, icy mountains lies Kilak, a luxury resort where guests can enjoy enclosed hot springs and view the northern lights at certain times of year. Kilak is relaxing and cozy, yet modern. I chose to stick to three main textures: paper, watercolor, and wood in order to reflect this simplicity in the hotel’s branding. The logo is a simple line drawing in which two mountains meet to form a tent. Each letter sent has a custom-engraved wooden message circle attached to the stationery.
There's no better way to pay tribute to the guy who first taught you how to change the oil than with a custom motor oil portrait. We asked followers of Craftsman Tools to post a picture of their dad to enter to win one. I hand painted every portrait with real used motor oil on textured paper.
Craftsman Father's Day
Development sketches from select portfolio projects.