This site is under some serious work at the moment, please forgive.
While that's not entirely true, I do remember taking an art class or two in middle school, but not since reaching the age of reason (am I there yet?) have I had any formal art or design education. I went to college to be a wildlife biologist and while I did do that for a little while, I quickly realized I was really good at making my data maps and reports look amazing.
From there it was a lot of dabbling and learning on the side; making websites, designing logos for friends, drawing on blank butcher paper to wrap presents rather than spending the $6.99 on a roll of legit gift wrap… Through a ton of hard work, discipline, and generally acting kind towards people, I've managed to land it as a graphic designer.
Brand identity. Your logo is the first point of contact any audience has with your brand. I'll come alongside you to craft a design that attracts your audience. Everything from custom lettering, illustration, unique color palettes & typography.
Print design. Whether it's business cards, brochures, sell sheets, signage and way finding, reports or any other print collateral, nothing has the potential to make animpression like something you can tangibly feel. I've been working with local businesses and printers for over eight years bringing designs and layouts to life.
Illustration & infographcs. You wouldn't think drawing and data are that closely related, but that's exactly what makes information design so intriguing and memorable to users.
Web & social media development. Your website and social media channels are typically the first place potential clients will discover and interact with you. I apply strategy and on-brand imaging to your digital presence, establishing your credibilty and visibilty online and on social platforms.
and now, for a little show & tell…
While I didn't take any art classes in college, I did take several photography courses. As an aspiring wildlife biologist, I thought that wildlife and landscape photography would be the perfect creative outlet for me. While I do take plenty of photographs for work, these days I'm mostly snapping shots of the scenery I encounter on my off-time.
The Palouse — The region of the Inland Northwest where I live is referred to as the Palouse, an area of rolling hills, big skies, and beautiful sunsets.
The Cascades — My favorite thing about living the in the Northwest has got to be the sticky IPAs. So tasty. Besdies that, the Cascades mountain range is my church. The views are mind blowing and the physical challenges these mountains present keep me humbled.
I've always loved stickers. Back in the day they were the real kind that you'd stick to your Nalgene, Thule box, or laptop. I still do that, but in the day-and-age of the iPhone we're blessed to have iMessage Sticker Packs and I'm losing my mind working on several sticker projects simultaneously.
Peruse my current projects and feel free to buy packs for you, your friends, and at least one person you don't like all that much. If you need help with sticker packs, the simplist explaination I've come across is this Youtube video.
This is my first release, a bit of an homage to my alma mater and the group of friends I've been tailgating with off-and-on since the early 2000's. A niche sticker pack indeed, but I think there are plenty of ASU fans out there who will get some good use out of this. Download from the App Store
15 forkin' awesome stickers with more in the works.
Up your texting game with friends.
Give your enemies the harshest of burns.
and now, for a little about myself…
Designer, photographer, and dog dad currently living & working out of Pullman, Washington.
I have been designing visual materials and websites for ten years, initially having cut my teeth as the content creator for a craft brewery and on a plethora of freelance projects for small business and event promotions.
In previous professional lives I've worked as a Habitat Biologist, Zookeeper, and Rockclimbing Instructor. This variety of experience has shaped the way I envision new projects and where I draw much of my inspiration. I love adventures and am always looking for the next epic in work and life. When I'm not hustling on a project I'm getting lost somewhere around the Pacific Northwest.
It's my goal and my passion to help intriguing, ethical businesses and ventures look good. Whether it's in print or on the web, I'm continually energized by creating great work with awesome people.
My resume is available here.
The Pullman Chamber of Commerce brought me on
to develop a logo for their Shop Local Pullman campaign.
Indie two-man group Astronaut And The Trees
wanted something ominous and spacey
for their second album release.
A local marijuana grow start-up needed
their logo to spark the interest of
a fresh customer base.
Managing the social media accounts for a bagel shop is both creatively rewarding and delicious.
They were starting a brewery and needed a logo to represent
Post Office building in which they operated.
Biotechnology developed at Washington State University
deployed as a start-up to grow agricultural plants
also needed to grow their advertising.
Winery Merry Cellars wanted an eye-catching bottle design they could screen
onto 1.5L magnums for their refill program.
Logos for a local craftsman who creates
decorative items out of wine barrels and also
brews kombucha & cold-brewed nitro coffee.
Campus-wide promotion for flu immunizations aimed at increasing student participation.
Niche travel agency specializing in Slovenia
wanted to represent their name, mountains, and the sea.
Pedal the Palouse is an initiave promoting
the scenic and challenging distance rides
of the Palouse area.
A collaborative work with illustrator Bartolomeo Argentino,
we created this comic-book themed gig poster.
With the acquisition of a bottling line, Paradise Creek Brewery needed
some fresh labels for their 22oz bombers.
Redesigned some text-heavy documents into professional, visually interesting reports.
The local homebrewing club needed
a logo, I like beer, and so a deal was struck.
Wallet-sized cards for students displaying the signs of alcohol overdose with action steps on the reverse side.