This was a 10x20' billboard design that was created for the Athens County Fracking Action Network and was subsequently displayed across the street from the entrance to the headquarters of the Wayne National Forest on OH route 33. The design was popular enough that I was asked to use the elements as a jumping off point for the design of the organization's logo and letterhead.
People's Justice League
These logos were designed for the People's Justice League in Athens, Ohio. People's Justice League is a grassroots community organization that seeks an end to all forms of power based personal violence as well as an end to institutionalized oppression. The design was intended to depict a sense of social justice and super-heroic personal empowerment.
Sprig of Rue Apothecary
Sprig of Rue Apothecary is an herbal products company. In coming up with a name, and subsequent logo and product labels, it was important that my design reflect the type of remedies offered by Sprig of Rue, which are for the most part firmly rooted in Western herbalism. In ancient Europe, the sprig of rue (Ruta graveolens) was beloved talisman for warding of illness, so it seemed appropriate to use that as a jumping off point for my design. In order to capture a warm and organic quality, I used watercolor illustrations, and designed a custom typeface inspired by illuminated manuscripts for the company website and label designs.
Sprig of Rue logo, custom type-face and illustration
Product samples w/ label prototypes
Site mock-up by Green Willow (www.greenwillowdesign.com)
Pea Green Boat
Pea Green Boat is a comic that I've been drawing since 2012 for the internationally renowned shamanism magazine Sacred Hoop. The comic depicts a tiger named Mu, and his owl companion, Hibou, as they adventure through non-ordinary reality.
This gallery contains a selection of images taken of avatar and environment designs that I created in the virtual world of Second Life. Everything was created from scratch using the building tools native to the program and custom texture maps.
I designed these cards fro a friend who's a dancer and performer. She wanted something bold and simple in a limited palette. We discussed the feeling she wanted to evoke when handing her card to people. I immediately thought of the artists of germany's bauhaus movement as seen in the 4th panel here. I thought this style had the kind of visual impact she wanted and also implied movement, and exaggerated, fanciful costumes. These cards are the end result.
More card concepts
Final card design (front and back)
These card designs were made for a computer visual effects company called Martian Labs to promote their new line of software plug ins "Elements." We wanted something different from the parent company's design, but similar in tone to the graphics I’d previously created. Although a literal interpretation of the 4 elements was put forth early on, the client decided to go with a more enigmatic series of symbols, perhaps an alien representation of the elements earth, air, fire and water.
Card/logo concepts part 2
Final logo design
Final card design
Martian Labs ad for Cinefex magazine
Vicina Lofts + Shops
This was a design i made for a rental property location in the virtual world Second Life. This particular location, Vicina, was created as a sand-box style collaborative art space, where people could come together virtually and display art, show off programmed objects built "in-world", or perform live music, all by proxy through their avatars in this fully 3D online platform.
Vicina logo design
Buddha Belly Productions
This logo design was created for a production company here in Los Angeles, CA. Inspired by the legend that rubbing the belly of the laughing Buddha, Hotei, would bring good luck, wealth and prosperity. After offering multiple designs, the client settled on an ink-brush style drawing of the Buddha in his iconic pose in blue duotone to bring a bit of color to the design.
Initial design concepts
Final printed letterhead
These are some logo designs for another virtual gallery space in Second Life. The initial location of (mu) gallery was in a Japanese themed area, so the use of the brush and ink style seemed appropriate. As additional locations were added in a more "industrial" vein, the style morphed into a decaying painted steel affair, using the symbol µ (mu) in place of the Japanese kanji mu.
(mu) Gallery, Japanese logo/signage
I designed an entire promo package for animation company Klasky-Csupo's commercial production division: class-key chew-po.
I devised a theme of discarded objects come back to life as smiling, animated characters that could act as the primary focus, or simply as accents to everything from business cards, to the company's web site design.