At Bidwell ID, I had the honor of designing and illustrating the cover for Wangari Maathai’s Greenbelt Movement annual report. John Bidwell, art director.
The hardest thing about producing the Hallmark Institute of Photography's annual catalog is choosing the cover shot–there's just too much good work to chose from. But like the Highlander, there can be only one. But isn't it nice to know you were in the running?
Remember when you used to be excited to check the mail? You know, back when it was THE MAIL? Hallmark Institute of Photography remembers. And when reaching out to potential students, they reminded them how nice it is to get something you can hold, feel, and yes, even smell (nothing like fresh ink in the morning)! These Open House cards featured student work to give them a taste of what they could look forward to seeing, but the kind of work they could produce.
With a mission to ‘provide every resident and business with the bandwidth they need, on any device, whatever their location, at no cost to taxpayers', Greenfield launched its own Community Broadband program. Verlando provided posters, door-hangers, t-shirts, and website designs, and Facebook banners to announce the new service to the community. Suck it Comcast.
I have the distinct honor of calling Gregory Heisler not only a colleague while at the Hallmark Institute of Photography, but also a friend. While working on his first book, Greg asked if I could help guide him through the design process. In this role I was able to develop some design explorations for the book. I was thrilled to be part of the process and will forever be indebted to Greg for giving me the opportunity to contribute to the presentation of his beautiful body of work.
I had the privilege to not only teach at Hallmark Institute of Photography, but to also design their marketing and print materials– including the annual catalog. As a designer, working with first rate photography is often a rarity–not the case here. In fact the real shame was having to edit some images out. The student work is top notch and could pass for seasoned veterans work any day of the week. I am proud to have had the opportunity to work with the faculty and students at this amazing school.
Welcome to the Surly Nation. As the Creative Director for Bidwell ID, I had the honor of kicking ass for a kick-ass brewery. Hard to go wrong with a name like Surly. Owner Omar Ansari had only one directive–think energy drinks. Done and doner. Logo to cans, swag to interactive and beyond. We had one hell of a time creating, designing, illustrating, copy writing, and photographing all aspects of the Surly Brewing Co. brand. Only one complaint about Surly–you have to be in Minnesota to get Surly.
Regis College wanted to revitalize their alumni magazine and we* were more than happy to oblige. We started with a top to bottom redesign of the entire magazine in collaboration with super-star editor Rachel Morton. With its new engaging look, and carefully curated content, Regis Today won a Gold CASE award for Most Improved Magazine.
*produced at Bidwell ID
The Richards Group is a growing family owned full-service insurance and financial services firm that provides comprehensive risk management, employee benefits and investment services throughout New England.
Aniruddh Kothari is an amazing photographer. His work is full of structure, geometry, passion, and energy. He is a body in constant motion, creating, thinking, shooting, and often dancing.
This poster series was created through the Sputnik program at the California College of Arts and Crafts for the summer extended education program in collaboration with faculty fine artist Raymond Saunders. The posters were co-designed with Jennifer Andreoni. Each letter was hand-stamped, scanned, and arranged.
Ambient Film Production is at the dawning of a new day. Ambient Film Production has the versatility and skills to bring your next project into the light.
Dan Friedlander gave me my first paying job fresh out of CCAC. Dan was the owner and architect of Limn Co., and he was crazy. You see, Limn Co. was a famous modern design furniture store, with its own art gallery. Dan was also the publisher of Limn magazine featuring art and design. And just to round things out, Dan had just opened a hip new restaurant by the name of Cafe Monk. Dan wasn't in just one of the most difficult businesses to keep afloat––he was in four, all at the same time. He was wild eyed with a mop of unkempt hair, his phone never stopped ringing, and he spoke in short bursts of unbridled enthusiasm. Dan was the perfect blend of dreamer and doer, and he was giving me a shot. In the 9 months I was with Limn I birthed an astounding number of projects that dipped into every one of his enterprises. It was an amazing learning experience with an incredibly diverse range of projects that included delivery trucks, store signage, hang tags, postcards, magazine ads, billboards, presskits, gallery shows, websites, and an incredibly ambitious web experiment which was ultimately about 10 years ahead of its time. This was all on top of my primary role of art director for Limn magazine which was headed towards a metamorphosis...
Monte Isom is a world class photographer. When I had the opportunity to meet and hear him lecture, I was blown away by his passion, humor, enthusiasm, and of course his photography. I was however disappointed with his logo–it didn't stand up to his work. In fact, it distracted. So at the first chance I had, I fine tuned his existing logo with the goal of aligning it more to his brand–polished and professional. Later gave Monte a disk with files for him to do with as he pleased. Did I overstep? I don't know–maybe Aaron Draplin made me do it. I do know that seeing Monte's work and how he approached it made me feel passionate too. And isn't that what its all about?
As the design and visual arts instructor at Hallmark Institute of Photography I had the pleasure of working with students to create identities for their photography businesses. As with any business the most crucial component is identifying your audience. We worked together to look at the style of photography the student planned to create, and then developed an appropriate mark.
Tavon Ingram has got is going on! He creates sexy, elegant, and stylish fashion photography that shines in the bright lights of the big city. For his brand he needed a mark as stylish and put together as he and his photography is.
Untitled, is a pigment print accordion-bound children’s book written by David Mamet and illustrated by Raymond Saunders and published by Trillium Press. Untitled was co-designed with Jennifer Andreoni in collaboration with Raymond Saunders.