Category: design

tonight in thesis workshop, my classmates and i all did short presentations about our artistic influences. this is the diagram i made to explain myself. (click through for larger version.)

drawn-type experiment, from a poem i wrote last month.

click here to see the full series in my illustration gallery!

no doubt, some famine prompted prayer is being answered
some drought, long abated, claimed the tongues of holy men...
and now, the sky is an egg above us. it holds a growing flood...

i was super honored to be asked to to design a “whimsical and slightly edgy” baby announcement for little elliot! final result was a 5×7 card + envelope. click link below for close-ups.


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this past month has been pretty heavy with graphic-design, which is sort of novel for me. i don’t see myself as a graphic designer per se, but i’ll take a stab at anything visual if it offers me billable hours! everything’s a learning opportunity, and logos are nice because they’re sort of like design candy: concise little nuggets of aesthetic sugar. =)

these are a few logos i’ve recently designed for music-related ventures around nashville. (most ventures around nashville are music-related. it’s fun!). i’m also including some samples from the sketch process on each. since i’m not a proper designer with a vector-based brain, it usually takes me at least three rounds of sketches before i can muster the courage to move into adobe illustrator– until then it’s rapidograph and marker all the way.


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i was recently asked to develop a logo concept for a rock-n-roll cupcake cafe (would that i could have been paid in cupcakes).

i got fixated pretty quickly on the idea of mod circles and vinyl records being identical twin cousins- luckily my client totally saw the resemblance. the final result of the process was a tight sketch, not a finished logo.


process and final sketch under here