Illustration / Lettering
Two 24" x 24" pine wood panels, hand-drawn with pen & ink, that were commissioned by the folks over at Gorilla as part of the inaugural year of Prime Eight Art League (2012). Each panel took approximately 8 full hours of drawing, my hands hurt afterword. The lettering version was later recreated as a vector graphic to be applied to a large-scale mural in the companies new offices.
Lettering / Design
Working for Mode Project is always fun, but when it involves a variety of lettering styles, letterpress and wishing clients a great 2013 - thats what I call a dream project! A 2-color, 4" x 6" card of motivational sentiments, wishing friends and potential clients a great new year. Printing by the talented folks at Rohner Letterpress.
Illustration / Design
Working with Art Director Colleen Malmberg, I created a series of scene illustrations and additional graphics that were used for a 16-city Adidas Originals in-store holiday display and environmental graphics campaign. Everything from 20' banners and multiple display boxes to gift cards snow globes was covered.
Product Design / Lettering
The magnificent Mr. Mathew Hoffman, founder of the You Are Beautiful movement, curated an exhibition that surveyed the project from inception to present day. I was invited to collaborate in combination with Uncommon iPhone case for the occasion to create limited edition iPhone cases. Snazzy!
Character Design / Illustration
Athlete Objects is simply Athletes drawn as objects, based on their name or nickname, my childhood memories and any other interesting internet tidbits. From famous to infamous, amazing or obscure, these little ills are part fact and part poking fun. Check out the on-going project at AthleteObjects.com.
For the Adidas 'mi addias' line of customizable footwear I created 3 intricate shoe graphics. With the help of some supplied reference photos the shoes were composed of many, many everyday items (and some not-so-everyday), to show individuality. For all 3 shoes illustrations, the client requested that each item was drawn separately, so there was a lot of flexibility with usage. Originally intended to just be used for apparel, the line-work of these graphics ended up being used as box sleeves for the shoe packaging in the Asia & European markets.
Art Direction: Colleen Malmberg
Design / Lettering
Originally conceived and executed as part of my senior thesis at GVSU, this poster has since been featured in multiple books, publications and exhibitions. The lettering style has spawned numerous client commissions and personal works.
6.5″ x 25″, 1-color Screen-Print on French Speckletone True White 100lb cover stock. Titled, numbered and signed.
*CURRENTLY SOLD OUT*
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Design / Illustrtaion
Over a number of years working with Warner Bros. I created apparel graphics for a variety of musicians, bands and rap artists, including: Christopher Drew of Never Shout Never, Armor For Sleep, Robert Randolph, Murs and yes even Mr. Gucci Mane. *Brrrr*
Leo Burnett & Arc Worldwide brought me on to help bring to life the whimsical and imaginitive Purina WagWorld Dream Dog Park Contest website in 2012. It was a lot of fun figuring out how to illustrate all of these insane doggy fantasies.
Lettering / Art
Lifelounge invited 12 of their favorite artists and designers from around the globe to collaborate on a typographic project. Each artist responded typographically to a design brief related to a designated month of the year. Artwork was available as signed, limited edition A1 Giclee prints and all came together as a limited edition, beautifully designed wall calendar.
esign / Illustration
Evan Haughey, of Hero Jr. fame, is a signer songwriter known for his rock-inspired, powerful, soulful voical talents - and for playing a mean guitar. On this self-titled solo EP Evan delves into some heavy topics, like relationships and addiction. Working closley with Evan I came up with the concept to have Evan’s portrait in the center of the cover with an insane amount of illustrated imagery engulfing him. Give the music a listen.
Designed at MAKE AND CO.
Editorial Illustration / Title Lettering
A variety of editorial illustrations and article title lettering commissioned by Chicago Magazine over a number of years.
Art Direction: Jennifer Moore
Product Design / Lettering
Given the theme of 'electroshock' by Apparatus Inc. and asked for the 'THISISNOTIMPORTANT' look & feel was a dream project. I hand drew this 6' long drawing at size, so that I could pack in as much detail as possible. Unfortunately, the artwork was leaked prematurely and the board did not make it into production.
Design / Illustration
Album design and illustration for Ninth Street Bridge, a modern country / rock / folk band from Michigan (now defunct). The album, titled 'Goin' Home', told a playful yet turbulent tale of finding ones self and all of the baggage that is collected along the journey.