I have nearly 20 years of experience developing diverse and unique brand identities for companies, organizations and individuals that stand out and communicate visually what you're all about.
This portrait studio needed a logo that appealed to the feminine but also had a bold, strong presence.
Ad mockup for Nagini Rings
When entrepreneur Paydin Layne came to me for logo development, we capitalized on her edgy brand image and created a mark with simple lines and several layers of concept contained within. Ad image supplied by client.
A stylish and modern take on hair salons, this blow-dry bar in North Hollywood needed something that reflected its shabby-chic sensibilities.
Dean Custom Systems
Developed for a local contractor, this mark appeals to the 'custom' in the business name, as well as the owner's fondness for classic cars.
In this project, I've developed a complete book presenting my brand strategy solution for 'Pie in the Sky', a fictional drone pizza delivery company.
This simple ad, designed to be used on Facebook, Instagram and other social networks, is designed to catch the eye of our target, the small, independent pizzeria owner.
Unique Promotional Item
In order to get the attention of the target market and present the unique opportunity that Pie in the Sky affords them, I developed this Unique Promotional Item (UPI), including a toy micro-drone and promotional flyer packaged in a mini-pizza box.
Tin Soldier Vintage Toys style guide
This book includes everything needed to implement the brand I developed for Tin Soldier, including logo usage, color choices, typography, imagery and textures, as well as a narrative for the brand.
To get the word out about Tin Soldier Vintage Toys, I developed this very unique Unique Promotional Item (UPI). This combination wooden pen and USB thumbstick contains a promotional video that provides a discount code when it has been watched.
Concept drawings, sketches, doodles and more that are the realization of a client's vision, rough ideas for future projects or simply expressions of my imagination.
This illustration was done to celebrate Nintendo's 127th birthday and depicts high-school me (1985 or so), in my room, enjoying some NES games while some of Nintendo's famous characters cheer me on.
I was just doodling away one day when this idea occurred to me; what if punk rockers were also spacefarers and explorers? This is the result - note that his 'head' is actually a helmet!
I've always loved drawing cars, especially the kind that don't yet exist! This futuristic concept 4x4 vehicle was drawn using Autodesk Sketchbook Pro on iPad.
Using Adobe Illustrator to vector trace a photograph by hand is a painstaking process, but the results can be well worthwhile, as is the case with this 'Thomas the Tank' Lego toy.
Palm Springs Wind Farm
One of my first efforts at vector photo tracing, this dusk shot of a local wind farm works because it's simple and striking.
Fruit Still Life
This vector photo tracing got very involved, as creating believable shadows and markings on the fruit was a challenge.
Trying to catch my metabolism
Being in my mid-40's, I often feel as though I can't do enough to manage diet/weight/etc. I was talking with a friend and they said something about a runaway metabolism, so I drew this...