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Euphonic Posters

Just signed and numbered a batch of screen printed posters that I designed for Euphonic Masters. Big ups to Josh Horton for putting the whole project together, and Ryan at Kangaroo Press for the wonderful prints.

My Office

I’m always curious to see designers’ studios and offices. We spend so much time here, and I have to believe that these environments somehow influence our aesthetic. In the spirit of my own curiosity, I’ve decided to post a few photos of the room I spend most of my life in. This is my home office.





Thread’s Not Dead: Launch Party

Jeff Finley has put together Thread’s Not Dead, a comprehensive guide to the apparel industry, and the book will launch tomorrow in hard cover! I’ll be up at the Book Launch Party at Visible Voice Books in Cleveland. If you’re in the area, come stop by and say hello. Or buy the book in hardcover online!


I’m honored to be among the artists featured in the book, as I contributed a few pages with some of my thoughts on the industry.


 

HOW TOP 10

Huge thanks to HOW Magazine for including me in their Top 10 Websites For Designers for the month of August. What a great way to start a month!

How 10

Quick Words from WMCFEST

Big thanks to Nathan Weller for this video interview. Read the full post at Abduzeedo.

Shark Week!

Shark Week starts July 31st. Better get one of these tees, so you’re ready!

Shark Week! Tee

My Credo

I’ve been lucky enough to do what I love for a living. I’m hard at work because I’m busy doing the thing I love to do the most – be creative and make things. Over time, there are moments when my favorite thing to do starts looking a little bit like tedious work, and it’s up to me to step back and re-evaluate what I’m are doing, if we’re passionate about it, and what steps I can take to ensure that I stay passionate.

The last month or so has been one of those moments. In a way, it feels like a rebirth. Being passionate about what I’m doing has now become thee priority in my work. I’m reading books about staying passionate, and about working better and more efficiently, so that I can concentrate on doing what I love. Ever since the first time I was asked “What do you want to be when you grow up?” and I answered “..an artist,” I have been determined to make sure that hope became a reality. Not only did I want to be an artist, I wanted to be someone who was excited about their life, and excited about their work. Then I boiled my life’s goal down to one simple sentence; Live Up To Your Own Expectation.

I intended on living out that simple statement.

Thanks to Anne at Six Word Story Every Day for the post.

Color Titles

My buddy Jeff Finley asked me to contribute some titles for this WMC Fest video by filmmaker Aaron Freeder. I accepted the request as “make letters look cool,” which is basically all I really want to do in life. So, naturally, I obliged. As I tend to do, I overdid it. I got on a roll, and before I knew it, I had made 25 titles.

I mentioned I would post all of these titles on my blog, and I’m a man of my word. So, here’s the goods. Hope you like them as much as I did making them. You can also check out the Go Media post about the video and titles.

WMC Video Recap


WMC 2011 was a huge success, and I cannot wait to get back next year. Click the image above to watch a recap video, which I contributed many of the title graphics for.

Awesomefest 2011

Here’s my contribution to the Star Wars Themed Awesomefest 2011.

AwesomeFest 2011

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