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 font promotion for an upcoming typeface design to be released via my digital type lab and to drive traffic to the new site
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
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
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
Custom lettering / Ambigram for a door mat. This Home / Away ambigram looks great regardless of if you are coming or going.
Fat typographic script exploration
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.
Created to use in promotional materials for my digital type lab and lettering studio. Stickers of this design are available in the Shop.
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
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
Worked closely with 82 Degrees to concept and create a line of reusable gift wrapped boxes called Repeat. Party More, Waste Less
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
Self-Initiated 3D type experiments using modeling clay, photography and photoshop to create images
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
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
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.
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
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
Custom hand lettering and digitial typography
Pencil Pushers is the lettering department of pprwrk studio.
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
Naming and logotype created for a Co.Working space in the revitalized Downtown Santa Ana area.
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
Limited Edition T-Shirt Graphic for Abstract Magazine issue 9 - The food issue with the theme "Gravy All Over"
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
I was asked to evaluate and update the Kanex visual identity. The goal was to develop a language that was compelling and consistent across all avenues of the company from print to web.
Identity Overhaul, Package Design, Web Design, Print Collateral, Trade Show Graphics
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.
Oakwood School is a private elementary and secondary school in North Hollywood. I worked with Intersection Studio as the design director in the creation of the new brand and visual identity.
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.
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.
Identity, packaging and display for the custom jewelry design studio 82 Degrees.
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
Identity created for a sausage & beer restaurant in San Diego.
Co.Working with Crossgrain.
Awarded 2012 Certificate of Typographic Excellence
Working with the Legacy Project I designed a book capturing the process behind making the world's largest photograph. The book is 9.5 in. x 14.5 in. The cover and slipcase are blind embossed with the dimensions of the camera hanger and final image size. The book totals out at 196 pages.
Sports Identity for Oakwood School.