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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

New Company!

Hello hello! This is so long overdue, but perhaps you've noticed... this blog hasn't gotten a new post in, oh, 3+ years! While this blog may be defunct, have no fear-- my creativity has been put to good use with my new business endeavor, Imaginary Beast! 

There, I work on similar projects-- branding, websites, wedding invitations, custom typography, etc etc! Head over there to see what I've been up to. And hey, thanks for sticking around, friends!


Sunday, August 14, 2011

Boom Chaka Laka Laka

Insert Ideas Here

My sister came to visit me in Columbus this weekend so I decided to take her to the most magical place on earth, Igloo Letterpress.


Every Saturday they have a great activity set up on press for people to walk in and do. This weekend was printing mini wood type posters. We spent the entire morning brainstorming what to put on our posters (close seconds were Admiral Ackbar saying "It's a Crap!" to hang in the bathroom and "Ballz". Tasteless, I realize.).

Instead we chose "Insert Ideas Here" and made them into prints and a sketchbook for each of us.


Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Groveling and a Project

Oh hey, it's only August. I only haven't updated since June. No biggie, right?

(Please forgive me. Please. PLEASE!)



So what's been going on? Pffft, a lot. I recently accepted a new position at a fantastic small agency in Columbus called Mlicki. I wrapped up my work with another great Columbus agency, Ron Foth Advertising. In the meantime, I've been working with some wildly cool freelance clients. I have one big project finishing up in a few days, so you just wait!

These are super fun die-cut cards I had the pleasure of working with Igloo Letterpress to design. You can find the butterfly here and the birdie here. They also come in 10 packs. Awesome. We're working on a few other things with these little guys, so don't think you've seen the last of 'em.

How is everyone? Still kickin'? Here's hoping. It's summer time. Go jam to some Pete Townshend.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Aaargh Dangerfield, Keepin' it Moderately Real

History Binder
Today is my youngest sister's last day of middle school. I think we should all congratulate her on surviving the hell that is 8th grade.

Every year before school starts we sit down and deck out all of her school supplies-- backpack, binders, agenda, the works. This is one of the only things that seemed to survive the entire school year, her history binder. We cut up some old 1970's National Geographic magazines and pooped out this beauty.

Messy Desk
And this is my desk? There was a pile of orange junk on it a couple days ago and I couldn't resist.

Yeh. I'll have way more exciting stuff to show you next time. Until then, enjoy the sunshine and go smash some water balloons on your unsuspecting loved ones.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

You Win Some, You Lose Some, and Sometimes Your Arms Rot and Fall Off

Unfinished Unused Ad
'Ello friends! I'd like to begin this post by saying that I'm not an illustrator (if you want to see some great illustrators, check out some of the links on the right). But occasionally (rarely) I like to try. Because if you don't try, you know, something bad will happen. Your arms will rot and fall off. I don't know. Something bad.

I digress.

This was the beginning of a poster I was working on for the Columbus Zoo at work. Unfortunately, it got canned before I got to finish it... and now... welp... it's as finished as it's ever gonna get!

Monday, May 23, 2011

Keep Your Roots Local - Local Matters Logo

Well 'ello! How are you today? Good? I hope so. I hope where ever you are, the sun is shining.

Enough with the formalities.

I have things to tell you. I made this. The other day I saw that one of my favorite Columbus organizations, Local Matters was having a contest to design a logo and slogan for their annual local foods week. The prize is a summer of free produce, which I can definitely get down with. Go make something and enter! There's still nearly a week left.

Local Matters - Keep Your Roots Local


I almost always start a project out by sketching, but I rarely (if ever) show anyone the preliminary stages. Today is a special treat.

And I almost forgot! I have succumbed to the madness that is Twitter. I KNOW! Have I no standards?! Anywho, if you care to become amazing friends with me and potentially share a milkshake with two straws some day, you should hit me up. Here I am.

Take care, everyone.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Certifiably Awesome


Well hello! Did you miss me? DID YOU?!

I made this for you.


If you need this shirt on your body, you can purchase it right here. AND YOU CAN MAKE IT ANY COLOR YOU WANT. Are you excited? Me too.

More shirts coming soon, I think. I'm in the mood.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Columbus Advertising

Columbus Advertising

You remember that one time that I posted like... four entries in the period of one week? And I told you "don't get used to it, keep your expectations low, etc etc"? And then I didn't post for a whole month? Yeh.


Check it, yo. This is my very accidental (as in, tripped a keyboard shortcut) black and white version of a quick page header that I ended up liking better than the color. Buuuuut, since you're so nice to me, here's the color version for your perusal.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Stormy Seas


I've been messing around more with hand lettering. I'm no good yet, but practice makes perfect, eh? I'm not sure where I was going with this... perhaps I'll turn it into some nice alcohol packaging for fun.

Original ocean photo found here.

I hope everyone enjoyed Motown Monday as much as I did. Bebop.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

One if by Land, Two if by Sea

One if by Land, Two if by Sea

This quote popped into my head last night and wouldn't go away until I had made it into something. So, this is for you! I was going to paint you a portrait of Paul Revere to go with it, but I decided to eat dinner instead. I wouldn't want you getting spoiled.

I'm going to assume that .01% of the 10 people who read this blog will want to check out the original poem that the quote came from, so here-- "Paul Revere's Ride" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

I'm also going to assume that a solid 3% of you just want to listen to some Paul Revere and the Raiders. I won't judge you. Here. I actually taught them that little side step dance move. Also, don't want to brag or anything, but the puppet in the video was my idea. I'm full of surprises.