Album Cover Design – HEMI, Avalon
New album cover design for the thrash metal band, HEMI in Chicago, IL. Also did the album booklet design and all promotional materials for the album release.
New Logo – Launch Career Counseling
New logo for a career counseling business, used in several different levels of counseling. Also created several marketing pieces.
Album Cover Design: Ugly Sleep
Just finished up the album cover for Brian Butts’s new instrumental metal album, Ugly Sleep. If you can’t already tell from the artwork, his music is somewhere in the middle of a nightmare and an acid trip. You can listen and download the full album, streaming here: https://brianbutts.bandcamp.com/album/ugly-sleep
Ameristar & Visionary Awards Book Design
Recently completed the awards program book design for the 2013 AmeriStar & Visionary Awards Competition. IoPP’s AmeriStar Awards Competition commemorates the best packages of the year and UBM Canon’s Packaging Group Visionary Awards pays tribute to the people of packaging who show vision and leadership in advancing their company’s goals of packaging innovation, differentiation, savings and growth.
Every Act of Creation, Is First an Act of Self-Destruction
Pablo Picasso once said, “Every act of creation, is first an act of destruction”. I began to think about my creative process and realized it was more about self-destruction. Reaching deep down inside your own head and trying to pull out something of substance. Struggling with temptations and darkness, avoiding creativity killers that seem so...
NASGW 40th Anniversary Campaign
This project included a new 40th Anniversary logo, as well as a program book, event mailer, flyers, website graphics and more. I was able to dig up marketing material dating back to 1973 from the association and incorporate them into the overall theme. In the end, I think it helped produce a vintage look without...
Painting – I Am Free… In All The Ways You Are Not
I’ve always struggled to find balance between being a 9 to 5 working stiff and a “free spirit, artist type”, the person I am in public and the person I am around friends and family. Somehow, the first argyle sweater I bought represented that to me. This painting really represents breaking out of that “rut”...
Painting – Disappear
This painting was inspired largely by P.O.S and the track, “POS Is Ruining My Life“. Always loved the line, “Close your eyes, disappear. If you can’t see them, then they can’t see you, right? Close your eyes”. Lots of inspiration and thoughts come from that little line, but listen to the song, check out the...
Flyer Design – PSTC RTM
This is the finished flyer design for the Pressure Sensitive Tape Council’s Responsible Tape Manufacturer program. PSTC is a North American trade association representing pressure sensitive adhesive (PSA) tape manufacturers and their affiliate suppliers. PSTC members produce over 90% of the $10 billion dollars of the PSA tapes sold in North America. PSTC’s RTM Program...
Painting – Hanging On, by a Strong Ass Thread
Finished this one for my sister as a wedding gift. I couldn’t think of anything more appropriate than these hands holding on by a finger or two. I wanted to show that throughout a relationship, you might not always have a strong grip, the hands might be worn and tired, but they can still “hang...
New Logo – CrossFit DuPage
Just finished up the logo design for CrossFit DuPage. They have a great gym, and some intense workouts, and I’m looking forward to doing more work for them in the future!
New Logo: World Packaging News
I designed this logo for World Packaging News. WPN is an e-publication comprised of original content developed by renowned international packaging journalists. I also developed the website from a WordPress theme, and became the Technical Director for the project.
Found Object – Fragile
I just finished up a new painting entitled, “Fragile” for the Galesburg Civic Art Center Members & Friends Exhibition. The show will open on July 30, 2011. I wanted to explore the relationship between what is considered “classic fine art” and the street art movement. I wanted to show how disposable art is today by...
Working for the Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce for over two years has allowed me to produce many different kinds of marketing collateral, not only for the Chamber but for their members as well. Here are just a few: Banner Ads Sustainability Forum Logo
Painting – He Not Busy Being Born, Is Busy Dying
My Bob Dylan painting. Loved these lyrics and wanted to do something new. There are newspaper clippings in the background and painted over with acrylic and watercolor.
Painting – To The Heavens
I recently donated this piece to the Valdez W. Rouse Memorial Golf Outing that took place on Sunday, September 19, 2010.