A collection of hand-painted signs for Colorado State University's Admissions Office. The plywood signs were displayed on the tradeshow booth's backdrop of pine beetle kill, along with other hand-chosen items to depict life in Fort Collins, Colorado. Each wooden sign portrays a different aspect of CSU's strong culture and pride to allure prospective students.
First three photos courtesy of Colorado State University.
I teamed up with blinc. beauty bar, a new salon in Billings, Montana, to create their identity, promotional items, and in-store collateral. These ladies are incredibly talented and needed some design that would stand up to their brilliance. Blinc. even offers you a glass of champagne while you get pampered - how dreamy is that!
Miscellaneous collection of freelance and personal projects. I typically letter with watercolors, gouache, and brush pens, but also dabble in modern calligraphy.
Main Street Quilting Co. is a timeless shop in downtown Bozeman, Montana. When a new owner inherited the previously drab identity, we sat down to talk about creating a young, fresh, and approachable vibe. The hand-drawn type lends itself to the hands-on nature of quilting while the bright colors catch the eye of those walking by the storefront. A simple quilt square adds another iconic element to the logo.
Double-paged magazine spread created for the Society of Publication Designers' student competition. I chose to magnify Cuba's classic, vibrant culture by use of bright colors, watercolor type and illustrations, and a clear layout.
Art Direction from Diana Davis
Soul Naturel is a local Montana company that sells all natural body care products such as bath salts, lip balm, and body butter. They were in major need of some packaging design so I was brought into this project to do hand lettering and illustrations for the labels. All these bits and pieces were for each item in Soul Naturel's initial line of products. Unfortunately, not all the packages were fully produced to completion.
Team: Andi Bennyhoff
Full page print ads for the natural sweetener, Sugar in the Raw. With unnerving images of a piece of bleached fruit, they are asking the viewer to question their decision to use chemically treated sugar in their food and beverages.
A series of print ads for The Trust for Public Land, a non-profit organization that creates park and protects land across the United States. Using hand-drawn type, we express The Trust for Public Land's tireless work to better our quality of life.
All photos by my teammate: Katie Efstathiou
Focusing on sophisticated products for a young professional's workspace, I created the Spruce Original brand to exemplify my love of organizing, paper products, and natural materials.
Written by Kyle Steiner, Legend of the Squiger is about a misfit squirrel that strives to be the next best pitcher. He must overcome ridicule and feeling unaccepted in order to understand what it takes to follow his dreams.
Partnering with Barnes & Noble, our goal was to inform the public about the state of illiteracy in America. By Photoshopping new covers of bestselling books with all the type replaced with illegible gibberish, we put ourselves in the shoes of the illiterate. We provided statistics and a call to action on the back covers, to show the seriousness of this problem in our nation and suggest a small way to make a difference.
Team: Theo Rindos
Exhibitions: Montana Gold ADDY 2013, Accepted into DSVC National Student Show, Dallas 2013
In order to create buzz for the student run company around Bozeman, while especially targeting family neighborhoods, this installation is shown in a local park. This piece, made entirely of found cardboard boxes, conveys the haphazard style of packing that most of us are used to in hopes that the viewers realize they need help relocating.
Only armed with a few sticks of chalk, Paul Gorsuch and I went around Montana State University's campus to see what we could enhance with a little use of chalk and inventiveness.