I don't really make New Year resolutions.
One of my favorite AIGA events is the Always Summer Poster Show + Mixtape. The concept behind the show is to design a poster based on a song and during the show they play all of the songs while you look at all the great submissions. Seriously, it's a great event. This year I chose the song Creature, by Tijuana Panthers. My good friend Faruk introduced me to the song so I only saw it fitting that I turn him into a creature of the night. To top it off I added the currently popular Stephen King font as I like to call it. Overall, I'm really pleased with how it turned out and I hope this poster does the song justice.
I drive by this van all the time and I finally got around to snapping a pic of it and creating an illustration out of it. I've yet to meet the owner and tell him how much I like his van, but I imagine he's a fan of Sabbath. I have heard from a reliable resource that his dog's name is Bon Jovi.
Logo, tap handle and bomber designs for Green Room Brewing, Jacksonville Beach's first microbrewery.
Client: Grilled Cheese Bandits
From 2013-2015 I had the pleasure of being the Art Director at One Spark, The World’s Largest Crowdfunding Festival. I oversaw all aspects of branding the festival and was basically a one man wrecking crew handling all of the collateral, signage, print & digital ads, merchandise, front end web design, etc... It was a wild ride.
With the emergence of smart home technologies and automation, East Coast Smart Homes needed branding that represented that. Their logo design is clean and elegant while maintaining a slight industrial look. The pentagon shape represents both a house and forward movement.
For the color pallet a modern and industrial palette was chosen that is bold and clean.
Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome poster created for the AIGA Jacksonville's The Picture Show. I was selected as the inogural designer for the event where the designer picks a movie and designs a poster for it and the poster is presented along with the screening of the film. You can read all about my design process for this poster here
Client: Vagrant Records
Client: 5 Points Honey
One Spark is the World's Crowdfunding Festival where artists, entrepreneurs and innovators display Projects in a 20-square-block, multi-Venue gallery in downtown Jacksonville, Florida. One Spark is about connecting people with great ideas to the resources they need to make them a reality. It’s the community behind great ideas. It’s your chance to submit and decide on the next big thing. It’s the opportunity to get involved, be inspired, connect and collaborate.
I started working as One Spark's Marketing Brand Manager in July of 2013 and I've designed nearly all of our collateral, merchandise, signage, ads as well as many assets for the website and social media outlets. It hasn't been like any other design position I've held and the results have been amazing. For a designer, it's just a great feeling seeing all of you hard work turned into the tangible, as people look through the event guide you designed, or wearing a shirt you designed.
As you're reading this I'm already working on designs for One Spark 2015.