Paradise Garage of Columbus, Ohio enlisted me to design and illustrate a poster for the Cap City Cyclocross Finale. Quite an honor, especially since they let me put a devil and some lightning in it.
Summer - Winter 2014
In addition, the artwork was distributed digitally as banners, ads, and through social media. A 1-color version of each illustration was also requested for screen-printed t-shirts worn by the staff of each event.
Art Director: Sami Nummi
Logo, colorway, and secondary marks for the re-launch of a fan site based on the popular 80's cartoon and toy line: M.A.S.K.
I was invited to participate in the 4th Round of the Old & New Project, "One Flesh." As you can guess by it's title, this round's theme centered around love and sex in the bible.
I was assigned a passage and tasked with interpreting it through illustration.
SONG OF SOLOMON 5:2-6:
"I slept but my heart was awake.
Listen! My beloved is knocking:
“Open to me, my sister, my darling,
my dove, my flawless one.
My head is drenched with dew,
my hair with the dampness of the night.”
I have taken off my robe—
must I put it on again?
I have washed my feet—
must I soil them again?
My beloved thrust his hand through the latch-opening;
my heart began to pound for him.
I arose to open for my beloved,
and my hands dripped with myrrh,
my fingers with flowing myrrh,
on the handles of the bolt.
I opened for my beloved,
but my beloved had left; he was gone.
My heart sank at his departure.
I looked for him but did not find him.
I called him but he did not answer."
You can read more about the spirit behind the project here.
Pinchflat is an annual bike-themed poster show in Columbus, Ohio. My entry for 2014 was inspired by the cult classic 80's flick of the same name: Rad. I was happy to infuse some killer BMX DNA into the show, something that I thought was lacking from previous years.
A collection of logos I've designed over the years. Developing a successful brand starts with an iconic, versatile logo. Nothing is more rewarding for me than breaking a mark down into its absolute simplest form. My rule of thumb is: If it works as a 1-color stamp, then it'll work anywhere.
I was hired on as the lead graphic designer of ICC in the spring of 2010. My first task after coming aboard was to develop brand guidelines for the 25 year old hazmat regulations company. Their original logo was dated and not very versatile.
I redesigned the logo and presented it with the new guidelines. Everything was approved and I spent the next year rebranding all of the company's existing materials.
I worked with Buffalo-based photographer Nate Benson to create his own identity. Nate's art direction was simple, keep it black & white and make it iconic.
Kiss-cut stickers portraying a pair of my favorite characters from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
I was invited to participate in a pair of art shows at the DART Gallery in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada. Both were 80's themed events which were right up my alley.
Buffalo-based animator Ryan Haynes hired me to create a bold visual identity for himself. He desired a simple, strong, and geometric mark that would look right at home on a 1940's film projector. The color palette was inspired by mid-twentieth century Disney films, particularly his favorite of the bunch: The Jungle Book.
Experimenting with portraiture provides me with opportunity to explore different illustration styles. With every portrait, I attempt to capture the essence of the subject while stripping away the extraneous information.
T-Shirt design spanning the last few years.
A duo of self-initiated posters created in honor of the most underrated toy brand of the 1980's: Kenner's 'M.A.S.K.'