Thursday, December 23, 2010

rooted progress

I was asked to design a t-shirt that expressed the need for Southern students to invest locally in the economy, culture, and all together well-being of the city of louisville. I didn't want to do a skyline or a fleur de lis... so i went a little more broad. The writers here came up with the tag "rooted progress" and from that i created this.

Monday, December 20, 2010

found this

on a stock site, thought i would share it.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

brand system

Here is an example of a brand system in its early stages. i created this for a new alumni department emerging at Southern.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Designing a Logo for Someone Else is Easier

I put this together 18,000 times quicker then my logo.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Designing a logo for your self is hard

here are some(not all) screen shots of my logo artboard.


Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Monday, October 4, 2010

Buy a Vowel art show

come on by to see some original prints by Matt Dobson and myself.

Oct 15 6-10 pm
The Makery
1734 Bonnycastle Ave

it will be up through Nov 11.

The Makery hours are thursday-saturday 12-7, Sunday 12-6

Wednesday, September 22, 2010


someone please tell me that this doesn't mean anything.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Bradley & Jessica are getting married

Our dear friends Bradley & Jessica are due for some old-fashioned hitching and they asked my wife and i to be in their wedding and... have the honor to design and direct their wedding invitations. With their much appreciated influence Noel drew this nice wood bark pattern which was screen printed by Ron Jasin. I designed the insert information with the specific intent to have them letter-pressed by our local comrades hound dog press. They look great in person... a truly a wonderful printing process.

Friday, August 27, 2010

recalibrate logo concepts

here is a logo option i did for a conference called recalibrate... i really don't know anything about the conference; i am assuming that it will be a big room of people teetering over pocket watches with small instruments. right?

Friday, July 30, 2010

ever heard of a Black Hawk?

i was asked to illustrate a Black Hawk Helicopter today...

Monday, July 26, 2010

Winters Photography

recently took some pictures of Noel, Royal, and I.

you can see their full portfolio here:

Friday, July 23, 2010


why not?

here is the most recent attempt at a new logo. pretty cool... lets see if it sticks.

lets be honest... the last attempt looked too much like the sicle and hammer.

Friday, July 2, 2010

pearland roasters bag

i was walking through a local coffee shop today and saw this coffee sample bag from pearland roasters. i designed their identity 6 months ago and hadn't seen their coffee packaging in person yet... it was a nice surprise.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010


Pack your bags all of you out of towners (whom recieve this in the mail, not you... you silly blog reader) and strap this luggage tag to your favorite parcel, theres a wedding to attend!

Monday, June 21, 2010

can this be it?

i have been toiling over logo designs for myself over the last 6 months. this most recent attempt really sticks out to me. it is bold, catchy, classic, and a clever use of objects. i am not ready to say its going to stick, but i will say that i like it.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

winters photography co!

Michael and Mickie Winters are old friends looking for a new brand. They rule at what they do and i couldn't have been more excited to work with them.

booklet series

Southern asked me to create a brand for a series of short books. The content and volume of the booklets is direct and simple, so i felt that i would be most appropriate to keep the covers the same.