Illustrations and character design are some of my favorite work to do. To bring personality and a sense of fun into a piece is an absolute gift. This is a small gathering of illustrations from greeting cards to agency work to personal projects.
DISH does a company-wide toy drive every year at all their locations across the United States. The goal was to increase awareness as well as donations. The solution was to focus not on the toy drive itself, but on the emotional connection we all have with the toys of our childhood. The posters received rave reviews across the company and donations saw a significant increase as well.
Role: Designer, Copywriter
The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is, by far, one of the largest and most anticipated conventions in the world. Each year, DISH competes for the attention of attendees with tech giants like Apple, SONY, and Tesla just to name a few. Needless to say, a trade show booth that not only grabs attendees' attention, but also connects with and inspires them is a make-or-break necessity at CES.
We focused on stimulating attendees' sense of curiosity and imagination by creating a look and messaging to challenge the viewer to consider the possibilities of what their home and tech life could be with DISH. We used abstract imagery and double-exposure create new worlds that current and future DISH customers with DISH technology.
Roles: Concepting, Co-designer.
Client: Denver Mind Media
A sample collection of poster designs for theater productions at Vintage Theatre and The Bug Theatre in Denver, CO.
A selection of uniform designs for the Colorado Rapids, which garnered heavy support via social media to the level of giving me an opportunity to be an annual guest writer for Sports Nation reviewing each year's new Rapids uniform release. These are a personal project and an outlet for my own passion for sports design. They are not affiliated with the Colorado Rapids.
Role: Designer, Colorado Rapids Supporter
A small collection of over 50 designs I created while serving as a designer at Primal Wear in Denver, CO. Primal is a custom jersey design and production house serving clients all over the world. Their work has ben featured across the globe and they design jerseys for the largest cycling events in the United States. Honestly, if you wear cycling and/or athletic apparel, you need to head over there now - they do great work. www.primalwear.com
CEDIA is one of the premier showcases for home technology. Every year DISH showcases its high-end technology to some the best and brightest tech minds in the world.
I used an abstract design and bold, bright colors to both inspire the imagination and peak the curiosity of CEDIA attendees. The abstract design also provided a multi-functional design that could be used on all surfaces and areas of the booth versus more strict designs created for only one area.
The abstract design was also agile enough to be used for marketing collateral such as a "teaser" for the trade show booth on the glass walls of the convention center escalators, the DISH CEDIA program guide, magazine ads, event invitations, and more.
Highlighted are the trade show booth, escalator installation, and program guide booklet.
Role: Concept-designer, Designer, Copywriter
DISH Latino needed a low-cost television receiver with the capabilities of connecting to an antenna, over-the-top services (like SlingTV and Netflix), and DISH. With the three options for connecting to content, the product could meet the customer where they were in terms of expendable income for television services. I designed packaging for several names they were testing and created a point-of-purchase display for final name once it was chosen.
Client: Collegiate Empowerment
Collegiate Empowerment is an educational production company serving over 25,000 college students every year by providing high-energy and interactive leadership and student success seminars, retreats and conferences.
They decided to update their entire brand from their logos, to collateral, to tradeshow booth materials.
We started with the Collegiate Empowerment logo. They wanted a mark that represented their defining characteristic of not being a typical speakers' agency that simply lectures to students, but rather an educational firm that creates a place for dialogue between students, and facilitators. The solution was a minimalist mark highlighting the interaction of two dialogue/speech icons using their brand color (red).
From there we created logos for their featured leadership seminar productions, identity materials, tradeshow banner stands, collateral pieces highlighting their programs, and website.
Role: Concept-designer, Designer, Copywriter
Mago's Magic Shoppe is the only shop in Denver dedicated to magic. They wanted a look that was a throw-back to the vintage golden age of magicians. I fell in love with Mago's while working with them and have now become a customer myself. As they say at Mago's, "Everyone should know at least one magic trick!"
A sample of logo designs for small businesses, educational firms, and non-profits.
I was tasked with creating the theme, decor, and event posters for the annual Halloween event at DISH headquarters in Meridian, Colorado. The theme was superheroes. In addition to the standard decorations and signage, I wanted to try something new to spark interest in the event and capture the imagination of DISH employees. I created a weekly series of email comics turning office worker archetypes that we all know into heroes and villains. The weekly comics we met with incredibly positive feedback and became a rare, anticipated corporate email every week.
Role: Concept-designer, Designer
An on-going and self-motivated project bringing quotes and sayings to life by combining typography and images in new and experimental ways.