IDENTITY

 

Third Coast Coding

Chicago based web and business infrastructure firm Third Coast Coding specializes in financial markets and business solutions. The lighthouse design was chosen for its representation of a guiding light, illuminating the shoreline for ships adrift in choppy waters.

SOZO Running

SOZO is a clothing brand specializing in compression running socks sold for the benefit of the Cancer to 5K running program. Founded by a cancer survivor, the logo is meant to communicate the difficult yet hopeful journey that is recovering from a devastating disease.

 

Dorr Law Firm

I was approached by a lawyer who was in the process of starting his own firm. In collaborating with the client we hit upon the ideals he wanted to bring to his practice. Being focused in family law, divorces and disputes, we hit upon a simple monogram design which featured an uppercase "D" and "L" and a distinct "knot" element.

 

Nurturing the Nest

A postpartum Doula and early parenting support service based in Wisconsin. The service aims to support new mothers with physical, emotional, and spiritual support to new mothers and their families.

 

Intervarsity Arts Chicago

An inter-collegiate arts ministry. Logo utilizes Intervarsity's existing branding while adding to it motifs that echo the Chicago flag. 

 

Kijani Forests for Change

Kijani, which means "green" in Swahili, is an NGO focused on supporting reforestation projects in Kenya through the purchase of small saplings for your home. In addition to the logo I created spot illustrations for the website.

 

Assure Hire

A background-screening start-up which seeks to add a bit more human to human

 

The Layman's Guide to Beer

A beer culture website and blog with an emphasis on not being craft beer snobs, but rather good beer enthusiasts.


ILLUSTRATION

Looking Out FoR Number Two

Book Illustration

I honestly don't think I've had more fun drawing commissioned work as I did while illustrating Looking Out For Number Two: A Slightly Irreverent Guide to Poo, Gas, and Other Things That Come Out of Your Baby. Written with brilliant humor and genuine insight by pediatric gastroenterologists Bryan Vartabedian, MD, I allowed my drawings to be at their most cartoony for this one. Filled to the brim with baby butts, poo graphs, and fart physics, this project was an absolute joy to work on.

InsightS

Book Illustration

An anthology of essays by Yale graduated entrepreneurs, offering advice and insight on successful starting and running businesses. Compiled by Chris LoPresti, this collection of essays features complex ideas which I attempted to distill and support through full page illustrations.

MISCELLANEOUS Posters

Event Identity and Print Design

 

5 Rabbit Brewing - Chinga Tu Pelo

Illustration and Product Design

5 Rabbit Brewing Company is the only Latin American brewery in the United States. They were contracted to brew a basic house beer for a bar in Chicago's Trump Tower. However, when Donald Trump made extraordinarily disparaging remarks about people of Mexican heritage, the brewery cut all ties of business. This left them with a ton of beer which they renamed "Chinga Tu Pelo" and donated all proceeds to the The International Latino Cultural Center of Chicago. The shirt design came out of a random twitter exchange I had with the founder of the brewery which led to my design also being sold to benefit the same non-profit.

 

PERSONAL WORK

Ink & pen and digital illustration

MOTION

 

Garnet Valley School District

Illustration | Animation | VO | Music

Working from a script provided by the district, I created and animated the visual sketchnotes style elements and provided the narration and music.

AFN Logistics

Motion Graphics | Editing | Music

AFN contracted me to help create a short explainer video, utilizing clean graphics, bold text, and subtle animation to bring clarity to the complex topic of Mode Optimization.

Lakeshore Beverage

Illustration | Animation | Sound Design

3 Sheeps Brewing Violence of the Lambs was created for the purposes of promoting the eponymous Halloween event. The 10 minute short film that resulted was much more than any of the involved parties expected.

I handled every aspect of the production, from script, to asset creation, to sound design.

For other events, in addition to printed posters, animated web graphics were created for use in email newsletters and on social media.

 

Team World Vision

Video Production | Editing | Motion Graphics

As part of my internship and later contracted work with Team World Vision, I created several motion graphic pieces as well as a documentary short film which screened alongside feature film Spirit of the Marathon II in theaters nation wide in a one night only event.

 

The Misadventures of Sam Slade

Illustration | Motion Graphics | Title Design

The title sequence and promotional teaser were created for the first part of an ambitious three-part modern film noir series. The title sequence involved filming actual paper being ripped on a green background and then layering those elements with comic book style illustrations. A poster was also created for the film.