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I was asked by the Society of Typographic Aficionados (SoTA) board to design and create the 2019 event branding for TypeCon. This year the event will take place in Minneapolis, MN - the land of lakes and letters.
This custom lettered wall mural was created for the one year anniversary of a local tap room in Oregon. The quote is a modified version of the famous words of Bruce Lee "Be Like Water" - with the addition of the other 3 main ingredients in beer.
Created the March 2019 cover of San Antonio Magazine, highlighting various points of interest around the city in this whirlwind of typography.
AD: David Loyola
Editor: Rebecca Fontenot
I worked with founder of GoodType - Brooke Robinson - to design this custom lettering intended to help raise money for Flatwater Foundation.
Camp Cup with custom lettering.
Custom Lettering and Spot Illustrations for an article in the March 2019 issue of AirBnb Magazine.
Custom Lettering and design for a new LetterFarm shirt
Twofold is a limited edition type and lettering specimen. The design consists of 8 posters printed on Salmon Newsprint and folded into a tabloid paper.
Worked closely with the founder of Amplified IT to develop this custom lettered artwork to highlight the company values and goals.
Custom Lettering done in collaboration with Bob Ewing for the 2018 Creative Works Conference.
Worked closely with Inman to develop this event branding for the 2019 Real Estate conference in Las Vegas Nevada.
New Pencil Pushers T-Shirt Design and exploration.
This custom lettered wall mural created originally as a sketch for a GoodType Tuesday prompt but ended up refining the design and painting it on the studio wall for 82 Degrees.
Adidas commissioned me to create artwork for a wall dividing the new employee game room in the Montgomery Park satellite office in Portland Oregon. The original goal was to have the artwork show through and read on both sides. After various iterations and structural revisions we ended up focusing on the center portion of the artwork to read the same on both sides. Two styles/treatments were executed with the theme “wake the game up.”
Concept Direction: Romeo Castillo
Wall build out: SteelLabs
This custom lettered wall mural was created as the second portion of an ongoing garage mural.
As part of a recent event focused on Hand Lettering, I was invited by Adobe to join a small group of lettering artists from across the US in San Francisco for 3 days of live streaming. I chose to show my process from hand sketching to vector digitizing with Adobe Illustrator.
Poster design commissioned by Facebook Executive Creative Director Josh Higgins. The statement is based on slide from a talk Josh has been giving. He wanted the message to be delivered in a bold, substantial and impactful way.
Limited edition font promotion for an upcoming typeface design to be released via my digital type lab and to drive traffic to the new site
Wall mural created specifically for all the Lowe's break rooms. The goal was to deliver the purpose statement and core values in a way that gets the employees excited to help people love where they live. Collaboration between the inhouse design department and the marketing agency Alice Blue.
Swell Cold Co.Op is new venture that launched on Oahu, HI in 2014. The idea behind Swell was to create a series of products that could bring people together to share time and conversations. What better way to do that then with delicious cold refreshments including Cold Brew Coffee, Cold Brew Tea and Artisan Ice Cream.
Visit online at swell-made.com
The bottle design was awarded 2015 Communication Arts Typography Award in packaging and featured in the Print Magazine Typography & Lettering Annual as well as the 2015 Type Directors Club Annual and traveling exhibition
Part of a group art show launched with the opening of the Montgomery Park satellite Office for Adidas USA. The show theme was East vs. West. I took the approach of simplicity and selected one word that represented both sides. Rivals, in all sports, bring out the best in each player. I chose to cut the word from Astro turf to represent the field of play.
I worked with The Sessions to create key artwork in the video announcement for the 2018 music festival Boston Calling. My contribution was custom lettering for the headliner Eminem - treated in the style of NY subway tile and the neon artwork for Natalie Portman & Friends as well as Pod Save America.
Agency: The Sessions
Direction: CJ Vinson
Special thanks to GoodType
This custom lettered wall mural was created to capture a bit of the busy life my wife and I have had in the last couple years. We’ve moved from Cali to Hawaii to Portland and now to Austin to explore and take in all the cities have to offer.
For the 30th anniversary of Die Hard, I had the pleasure of working with Mattson Creative to develop a graphic of the most recognizable line in the movie.
Client: Mattson Creative
Creative Direction: Ty Mattson
See the full set of graphics over on their site: Mattson Creative
Selected to be 1 of 26 international, national and local lettering artists to participate in a curated show presented by WeMake for the 2018 Portland Design Week.
Twofold is a limited edition type and lettering specimen created originally to accompany me to Las Vegas for AdobeMax 2017. The design consists of 8 posters printed on Salmon Newsprint and folded into a tabloid paper
Limited Edition Antique Bronze Pin
Custom lettered artwork of one of Scout Books brand values.
This piece will be used in a variety of instances including notebooks, social media posts and eventually a wall mural.
Worked with the director of communication at LifePoint Church to develop a custom lettered piece for their mission statement.
The Downtown Santa Ana coworking space Batch is expanding to a new office. With the expansion some new walls opened up and needed to be filled. I worked with Sarah, founder of ANBCo and Batch, to concept and produce this custom lettering piece that graces the wall of the conference room. With all the gabbin' that can go down in meetings we came up with this idea to remind folks that in the end you need to produce and not just talk.
The final piece was router cut from sheets of foam and clocks in at a size about 95" x 85"
All final production images by Sarah Armstrong
Limited Edition Poster
Edition of 50. 1 color screenprint
I was invited by the Netherlands based group High on Type to be apart of the 2017 Design Festival - All Eyes on Type. During the festival there are workshops and an exhibition of posters. Each designer was tasked with creating an original alphabet with a focus on the extraordinary letterform. My design took on a very organic free flowing aesthetic where each letter needs the ones around it to function.
Custom lettering of 'Sweet & Savory' used on the new Pau!Hana! BBQ sauce created by AdoboLoco
*Package and Label design by Tim Parsons
Pencil Pushers Lettering Dept. The custom lettering work created through pprwrk studio.
Good Luck - Promotional sketchbook and giveaway featuring a custom lettered type treatment playing with the form and counter space to deliver the message. The books were given away at the 2017 Adobe Max conference.
An amazing collaboration with the talented Nick Misani.
We both brought our typographic passions to this one with a combo of Ambigram turned Fauxsaic. It was a pleasure passing this piece back and forth to create the final artwork that blended both of our styles perfectly.
AIGA San Antonio brought me down to visit with their local chapter and give a talk about my process. In conjunction with the event, I also held a vector lettering workshop.
Custom lettered artwork for the Portland based design studio CheshireBeane. The statement is a reinterpretation of a Massimo Vignelli quote about the lasting power of design.
Selected as 1 of 30 artist to contribute to the lettering compilation book "Ugly" An exploration in transforming ugly words into beautiful art.
Letterfarm is an exploration into type/lettering and collaboration. Currently existing as a social media acct there are things in the works to bring this to a physical space near you.
Follow @letterfarm on Instagram for more details
We bombard ourselves with visual stimulation in every aspect of our lives. Sometimes you just need a little relief. (wink)
Limited Edition - Blind Embossed on French Paper (Construction White) 8 in x10 in
Project: Custom lettering for a company wide t-shirt design.
Custom lettering for Yogurísimo commissioned by Santo - a Buenos Aires based ad agency.
Custom lettered artwork for Form Fifty Five to celebrate them reaching 20K followers on their instagram acct.
Limited Edition Las Vegas Pennant
25 Red 25 Black
Custom lettering and design created as a promotional piece for the 2017 Adobe Max Conference
Custom lettered artwork of one of Scout Books brand values.
This piece will be used in a variety of instances including notebooks and social media posts.
Client: Scout Books
I collaborated with Mia Blume - the host of Within - A leadership retreat for women in design. - to create this custom lettering for the 2018 event taking place in Palm Springs, CA. The creation of this piece was meant to compliment the current event identity and be flexible enough to function as a stand alone design.
Custom lettering for a t-shirt design for the Pencil Pushers Lettering Dept.
Promotional sketchbook for the July 2017 TypeThursday meet up in San Francisco.
Life Imitating Art or Art Imitating Life.
This 3Dimensional Ambigram was created for an exhibition of work in 2017
Cover illustration and custom lettering for the Hawaiian reggae band The Vitals. Artwork was used for their latest EP release and promotion.
Custom Lettering and Shirt Design for some local tap room patrons
Self-Initiated WoodType Pin created as a promotional item for the digital type lab.
June 2017 Artist of the Month with the button club Inch x Inch.
Custom lettering / Ambigram for a door mat. This Home / Away ambigram looks great regardless of if you are coming or going.
2017, Ink on Fabric
48 in x 36 in
We are living in uncertain times.
How do we know what is real and what is fake?
Custom logotype for the Brooklyn based CaribBeing
Custom Cover and Feature article lettering for the Best of the Best Awards issue of Charlotte Magazine.
CD: Jane Fields
Custom Logotype for a Santa Ana, CA based bakery.
The restaurant is closed but the sign was rad
Art Direction: Sarah Armstrong
I collaborated with the print shop Clockwise Tees to create a custom lettered t-shirt graphic for giveaways at special events
Fascinated by the symmetry found in letterforms and the idea of visual manipulation I have become obsessed with ambigrams. You're gonna flip when you see these.
Coaster Design for an Oregon based Pour House.
Concept and Design
Created this typographic word play to be used in an upcoming print. Took the phrase "The Devils in the Details" and combined both Devils & Details into one single piece
Collaborated with Josh Higgins of Facebook to create a poster for International Peace Day. The theme of Imagine was taken to another level with my custom ambigram lettering. The posters were printed in a limited run and sent out to all the Facebook offices around the globe.
CD: Josh Higgins
Custom lettered artwork for a poster included in the type/lettering promotional newspaper - Twofold Volume 2
Worked closely with the creative minds at UnderConsideration to create a custom wordmark that would be used in the studios brand refresh.
Client: UnderConsideration LLC
CD: Armin Vit
Read full post about the design on the Brand New Blog
Custom Lettering for the 2016 WeMake Celebrates Conference
Custom Lettering for the cover of the April 2016 issue of Hawaii Business Magazine
Creative Director: Warren Daubert
2015 Print Wearables Award Winner
2013 Communication Arts Typography Annual Winner
2013 Type Directors Club Award
Limited Edition Print
Only 50 prints made - (40 available)
Hand lettered & hand pulled screenprint
Two color print on 100lb French Paper Pop Tone Red Hot
Final Trim Size: 12 x 19
$25 + Shipping
Feature Opener and Cover Lettering for the April issue of San Antonio Magazine
Selected as 1 of 40 artists to be part of the 2016 Open House event put on by WeMake. The challenge was to design & create a birdhouse that would be auctioned off to raise money for Arts and Music education.
Custom @ symbol designed with multiple functions in mind; side table, magazine/book holder or pure eye candy
2013 Communication Arts Typography Annual Winner
2013 Print Design Annual Winner
2012 TDC Award Winner
Certificate of Typographic Excellence
Material: Baltic Birch Plywood
Dimensions: 14.5 in x 15.5 in x 12 in
Custom Orders Available
Cover Lettering for the July issue of San Antonio Magazine
CD: Jenn Hair
Custom lettering for the invitation to the Intrepid CC launch
Custom logotype and identity created for Decoy Type Co. — an independent type distribution house. decoytype.com
A series of commisioned lettering for use during the holiday season at the Grove in Santa Monica and Americana at Brand in Glendale
CD: Alyce Waxman - Caruso Affiliated
Worked closely with 82 Degrees to concept and create a line of reusable gift wrapped boxes called Repeat. Party More, Waste Less
Worked with San Diego based designer Abe Vizcarra on a logotype for a personal art project
Commissioned by the Irvine, CA architecture firm KTGY to create their 2014 Holiday Card. We took the concept of the busiest time of year and created a custom typographic solution to help folks "Unwind" during the holidays. String and nail art
Custom Lettering for 82 Degrees of the company tagline for use on various marketing materials
Custom Logotype for the Salt Lake City based sandwich shop.
Custom lettered clock.
Part of the design team that created the rebrand of Rubio's Mexican Grill. In my time there I helped develop the look and feel for the new materials.
Co.Working with Made Venice
CD: Jason Ambrose
Scents of Ahhhhh! Packaging and Branding for Pine Drops - our 2016 Holiday Gift. We created and sent out a mix of Pine and Cedar Oil as a Holiday stress relief scent to ease the stress in the most stressful time of year.
Worked with the creative folks at Habitat to create the identity for the first product they are launching called Awesome - your personal Slack bot ambassador
Awesome was selected as 1 of only 3 companies funded by Slack the initial Slack Fund. Read more about that Here
Hand lettered, vectorized and waterjet cut typography from PE Foam. The piece was a self-initiated project to be included in the group art exhibit "The Gods Who Eat Mountains" at As Issued in Costa Mesa, CA
Worked closely with the founder Luke Mysse to create an identity for Cycle Cause - the story of a family leaving it all behind to cycle across America and save the lives of severely malnourished children. For Family, Adventure and Hope.
Bi-Annual Alumni Publication.
Each issue is created to keep the Otis College community informed and up to date on news, exhibitions, and all things alumni related.
Worked with the fine folks at Abstract Magazine as a mentor and designed the cover for the 7th issue. The theme for this entire issue was coffee. The cover was inspired by coffee bean sacks.
*Silver Medal in the 2015 Pele Awards Show
2014 Holiday Mailer - This year we delivered 3 custom stickers inspired by Christmas jingles that get stuck in your head. Earworms with an island twist.
Deep Blue Christmas
Tutu Got Rundova
Originally created in a single weight — Ultra Black—Quatro now spans the weight spectrum down to Extra Light. 28 fonts total with 9 weights in the sans and 5 weights for the slab.
This is what happens when two graphic designers get married.
Without a doubt one of the most rewarding projects I've ever had the pleasure of working on was for my wedding. My wife and I created just about everything for this event - from custom monogram, signage, gift packaging, screenprinted placemats, table and display arrangements, photo booth graphics and more. The theme was a celebration in the desert and we went all out with creativity to bring a new twist to weddings. Our guests were delighted with all the details we thought out. The wedding images have been featured in a variety of online blogs as well as in printed articles.
Images by Mike Arick and Thomas Pelicer
1 of 30 decks created to be auctioned off to help fund the group and future events.
Satellite is an industrial design studio focused on developing consumer electronics, commercial
hardware, medical devices, consumer soft-goods, and user interfaces. I created an identity and brand language that included custom logotype and various collateral.
As slick as it gets.
I designed this case in reaction to how fast technology changes these days. This hand-crafted iPhone case is made from 100% recycled chipboard, holds any combination of 3 credit cards sized objects, maybe a little cash and has a nifty pull tab for easy access. Created by scoring and folding - no glue used.
Available in Natural Grey or Natural Brown.
Want one? Click Here.
Runda is available in five weights with matching italics. With its simple shapes, open forms and elegant execution - Runda communicates any message with clarity and confidence. It is efficiently crafted to work well in all type sizes along with an established range of weights making it useful in a wide variety of applications.
Approached by the founding members of Orange Home Grown to design an identity for the new farmers market. The task was to embodied their primary mission - cultivating a healthy community through family friendly and community based education programs.
Various projects: More images coming soon