I would like to use this space to thank the following people for their continued creative and professional partnerships over the years: Jef Loyola and Mya Kramer of The-M-Line; Meg Ray of Miette; Jennifer and Tim Fredel of the Kudos Trading Co.; Steve Mortensen of Steve Mortensen Design; Swish for being a Man in Black; Barbara Ashton who lit the spark; Elijah and Jasmine for sharing crayons; and Sen for rescuing paintings rather forgotten from the trash.
I would also like to thank a few of my design heros: Rockwell Kent, Seymour Chwast, Richard Lindner, M.C. Escher, Kathe Kollwitz, Hundertwasser, Alan Fletcher, James McMullan, Brad Holland, Saul Bass, Dr. Seuss and Shell Silverstein. A special thanks to: Ralph Steadman whose book The Big I Am
I encountered while a student at the London School of Economics and which was more a mirror than a book, and Milton Glaser because if I didn't come across your cover illustration of the chef while I was a student at the University of Chicago I might be in the philosophy trade instead of the communication arts—your career as both an illustrator and designer is a constant inspiration.
SFO HOLIDAY CARD
2013 animated holiday card for the San Francisco International Airport. This was emailed to employees, vendors, and travel industry partners of SFO.
FLUIDIGM TRADE SHOW ILLUSTRATION
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A hand-drawn chalk board illustration for Fluidigm, a biotech company. The illustration is reproduced and enlarged on a trade show booth.
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Online banners that publicize Fluidigm and support the campaign. T-shirts were also made using the illustration.
SFO ILLUSTRATED HOLIDAY SIGNS
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14 paintings (11 shown) created for SFOs 2013 holiday campaign on behalf of The-M-Line agency. The paintings were enlarged and mounted on signs that invite travelers to photograph their own faces when positioned in die-cut windows then post photos to Instagram for a chance to win prizes.
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A few examples of photos that travelers posted to Instagram throughout the holiday season.
CODE CONFERENCE BRANDING
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2014 program and supporting event material for Code Conference, the tech world's premier tech conference run by Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher. Program design featured dull laminated board, 4 PMS colors including silver (the halftone cover image) and a Spot UV hitting the red. The program elements and accompanying logo constitute a re-brand of the esteemed All Things D conference and boasts speakers such as Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg and Sergey Brin,
Logos of the conference itself and parent event brand.
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The new brand extended to stage design.
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An example of the many upright informational signs.
FOLDING YOGA CARDS
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Business cards for a South Korean yoga studio in Taiwan. In the spirit of origami and other foldable Asian paper crafts, these cards feature male and female figures that assume the Down Dog yoga position when the card is folded. Students can collect the cards and display them which promotes the studio. When lined up, the cards resemble a class in session. Students are encouraged to place cards in unusual spots around town and post pictures. Printed on satin coated paper.