Quarantine Postcard Set

Illustration and Art Direction

During 2020 many of us were (are) quarantined at home and feeling ready to mingle but with health-minded restrictions we are limited. With more time on my hands and a desire to help lift moods and create connections among people, I decided to design a set of humorous quarantine-themed postcards. The United States Mail service is also struggling a bit so this is a great opportunity to make a difference by sending postcards to those we can’t spend time with right now.

Each postcard was lovingly conceived, designed, and printed in my downtown Los Angeles, CA home studio. I hand-illustrated each drawing with ink and highlighter. I then digitally scanned and used software to create final designs.

  • Disciplines:

    Illustration, Art Direction, Branding, Editorial Design, Typography, Social Media Marketing
  • Client:

    Amy M Huber Shop
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Vote ‘Cause You F^cking Care

Poster Design & Concept

Voting is an important part of the democratic process. People have fought, marched and died to have the right for their voices to be heard and to be able to implement leaders and laws best representing them. Even if a process has flaws we must keep voting because we care and because we believe in change.

I’ve created this poster to share. Please feel free to print and posts around your city.

All I ask is that you a) don’t take credit b) do not make a profit off my design c) do not copy and take as your own design.

  • Disciplines:

    Typography, Hand-Drawn Type, Poster Design, Illustration, Art Direction
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The Adventures of Kona & King

Book Design & Illustrations

“The Adventures of Kona & King” is a book delightfully written by Joanne Cooper. The original illustrations – created by her 11-year-old grandson Zachery Cooper – are accompanied by hand-drawn and digitally altered backgrounds by me. The book design and layout were also created by me.

It is an interactive book written in a rhyming poem format, asking questions to stimulate children’s imaginations and initiate conversations. The two stars of the story are two real-life Labrador Retrievers named Kona and King.

  • Disciplines:

    Illustration, Art Direction, Branding, Book Layout, Editorial Design
  • Client:

    Joanne Cooper & Zachery Cooper
  • Website:

The Adventures of Kona & King Children's Book

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NYX Cosmetics

Environmental and Display Design

NYX Professional Makeup is an American cosmetics company that is a subsidiary of L’Oréal. The company was founded in Los Angeles by Toni Ko in 1999. It was named after Nyx, the Greek goddess of the night. NYX Professional Makeup is certified and acknowledged by PETA as a cruelty-free brand, and they offer a wide range of vegan-friendly products. NYX products are sold in over 70 countries at thousands of retailers, ranging from specialty beauty and fashion stores to freestanding shops and the brand’s corporate website. (Wikipedia)

During my time with NYX I worked with their lovely team to co-create display and environmental designs. The company focuses on diversity and inclusion through makeup and self-expression. The Epic Wear campaign features edgy graphics that emulate tattoo design and have a long-lasting life.

  • Disciplines:

    Environmental Design, Window Display, Display Design, Visual Marketing
  • Client:

    NYX Cosmetics and Loreal

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Good to Be Alive

Album Cover Art

Peter Donovan of the Seattle band, All the Real Girls, approached me to design the cover of his upcoming single “Good to Be Alive.” As I learned more about this project I was elated. As a part of the Bushwick Book Club – Seattle, Peter based his song on the popular children’s “Frog and Toad” book series by Arnold Lobel. “Frog and Toad” was a favorite childhood book of mine and I asked Peter if he wanted the album art cover to be based on Lobel’s illustrations. Since Peter’s lyrics beautifully echoed the book series I decided to use the naturistic subject matter and 1960’s color pallet in my design. I used a flat illustration style, hand-inked drawings, and textured watercolor-painted paper strips which I combined – along with type digitally.

The lovely animation was created by Bradley James Lockhart.
Song by Peter Donovan & Elijah Ocean

Hamilton Boyce – Harmony Vocals
Peter Donovan – Vocals
Zach Jones – Piano, Harmony
Vocals Curren McDowell – Drums, Percussion
Elijah Ocean – Guitars, Bass, Organ, Harmonica, Harmony Vocals

Digital Media

Inspiration – Frog and Toad

Alternative Cover Designs

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Jay’s Garage

Logo and Signage Design

Jay’s Garage is a unique automotive shop in the heart of Ballard, Seattle. Co-owners Jay and Austin contacted me with the need for an updated bright and shiny sign to hang on the nearby Ballard Bridge. The goal was to quickly to catch the driver’s eye while commanding attention. The garage had a simple black and white typographical logo and sign which I used as a starting point. The inspiration logos that Austin provided showed strong letters and yellow and black color pallets. For the redesigned options I used fonts that echoed the impact of the reference logos and a similar color pallet. For continuity, I utilized the same typeface from the original sign for the informational copy. Once the clients chose their favorite logo I designed the signage, provided alternate color options, and created a brand guide as reference for optimal design.

  • Disciplines:

    Logo Design, Signage, Branding Design, Logo Exploration, Typography, Creative Direction
  • Client:

    Jay's Garage
  • Press:

  • Website:

Jay’s Garage Logo Update

The Inspiration

Presented Logo Options

Final Logo, Signage & Branding Guide

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Eddie Bauer

Digital Design and Branding

Eddie Bauer is a Seattle area based outdoor clothing company that began in 1920. The company has a rich history than started with the owner, Eddie Bauer opening a tennis racket shop in downtown Seattle.  The shop eventually expanded to include award-winning outdoors gear. His wife Christine “Stine” Heltborg, also an avid outdoors-person, implemented the women’s outdoor wear line. Their products are now geared towards outdoor enthusiasts with an emphasis on hiking, rain and snow-wear.

During my time with digital design team at Eddie Bauer I created visual marketing media through email, various social media outlets, website product pages and digital banners. By using E.B. brand standards and guidelines and adding modern visual aesthetics I created designs that keep with the history of the company while appealing to evolving design trends.

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Miri’s at Golden Gardens

Miri’s at Golden Gardens

Branding and Design

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Plant Portraits

Billabong

Zulily Web Campaign

Clothing, toy, and home-product retailer Zulily often features well-known brands that their clientele—largely young mothers—will enjoy.

For this project, I designed a web campaign that reflects the Billabong brand while also adhering to Zulily’s brand aesthetics. To achieve this, I used large nature-themed images and simple text-overlays on a transparent white field. The images of outdoor adventure and family draw the customer in, suggesting a similar experience can be found through the click of a button (and purchase).

  • Disciplines:

    Web Design, Graphic Design, Brand Standards, Retail Design
  • Client:

    Billabong & Zulily

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Transpose

Zulily

Brights for Baby Web Campaign

Zulily is an American e-commerce company headquartered in Seattle that sells clothing, toys, and home products. Their target audience is young and tech-savvy mothers on the lookout for unique brands and products for their children.

For this project I was asked to create a custom font for their special online event Brights for Baby. The creative font is based on the brand’s main typeface, Futura. Layering bright blocks of color throughout the design and onto product photographs creates a modern cheerfulness that appeals to Zulily’s client base. A sense of glee and optimism is achieved in these children’s nurseries as they enjoy their brightly colored clothes and accessories.

  • Disciplines:

    Web Design, Graphic Design, Typography, Branding
  • Client:

    Zulily
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San Fermo

New York Short Film Festival

Branding and Design

Over six days, the annual New York Short Film Festival showcases work from around the world at the historic Cinema Village theater in Greenwich Village.

I worked with New York City short-film director Noel Day Bishop to create the branding for the festival’s 2016 marketing campaign. For the event, we wanted something eye-catching that represented what a New York film festival is about. The design I provided gives a nod to the interesting historic origin of the independent movie theater hosting the festival. Before becoming a theater in the 1960s, the building, built in 1898, was a three-story fire-engine house. By using an illustrated image of a Dalmatian capturing social change on its vintage film camera, we whimsically alluded to the theater’s beginnings and the ever evolving character New York City.

  • Disciplines:

    Art Direction, Branding, Graphic Design, Illustration, Social Media
  • Client:

    New York Short Film Festival
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Stay Sexy

Veelo

Instructional Graphics

Veelo is an interactive online application designed to help businesses grow. Veelo provides a platform created to guide company sales teams. This includes virtual coaching, sales content management, and better prospect engagement.

I was contacted by Veelo to develop clean, vector-based business-themed graphics supporting client e-training sessions. These minimal, modern business graphics help explain real-life business scenarios. To achieve this, I chose a non-traditional three-color pallet and flat design, with  character emotions and actions shown through hand gestures and simple mouth movements.

  • Disciplines:

    Art Direction, Illustration, Design
  • Client:

    Veelo
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Stay Sexy

Planned Parenthood Fundraiser

Featuring local and traveling artists, the Stay Sexy fundraiser provided financial support for Planned Parenthood in 2017 when it was losing governmental funding. My friend Lanka DeSilva and I hatched the idea of the fundraiser as a means to take positive political action around an issue we felt passionate about.

With our friends Hillary Allison and Chris Atherly, we planned the volunteer-driven event, which took place at LO-FI Performance Space and raised nearly $5,000 for the organization. As the fundraiser’s visual designer, I created the event branding, including collateral such as posters, handbills, and digital marking materials.

 

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TCS World Travel

French Girl

Product Label Design

 

French Girl Organic creates luxurious products for everyday self-care with high-quality ingredients that are sustainable for the planet and also their producers.

I was approached to help flesh out a previously designed label template for their popular botanical products, which have been featured in fashion magazines and are sold online and through retailers such as Madewell and Anthropologie. The owner of the company wanted a simplified design using CoCo Channel’s typographical treatment as inspiration. We worked together to create classic but current labels for the company.

 

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Quarantine Postcard Set