Ever wonder what a pot strain "looks like" as a piece of art? LEAPH, a Cannabis Company in Washington, licensed "Courage". Their art department, Leaph Creative, started a packaging project to pair artists & their art with strains of cannabis. My art was selected for the strain "Cherry Pie". Their project went on to win an award for Best Packaging in an industry wide competition.Read More
Each summary below is a description of a client project. By clicking on the links, you can view all the content made for each client, whether it's a logo, an illustration, a book cover, licensing, label redesign, or a combination of many tasks.
Hay House UK contacted me to license this image for a book coming out mid 2017 -- "Jaguar in the Body, Butterfly in the Heart: The 21st Century Initiation of an Everyday Shaman" by Ya'Acov Darling Khan. The book is available for pre-order or Amazon, and will be released June 6th, 2017. The way the title of the story suits the nature of the image, it's hard to believe this image was not made specifically for this book.Read More
For Sarah, I was asked to redesign another image. She had found an image she loved, but was unable to contact the original artist for licensing. After publishing her amazing book, which I give my personal recommendation to you to read, called "Journey Into Grace: Tales of a Psychic Paramedic" which is available on Amazon. I'm seriously just a huge fan, having known Sarah for many years now, she is such a real, grounded, but gifted person, and I read her entire book in about 3 days. I'm not getting paid to say that - that's real. It is a truly mesmerizing tale of her embracing her life with extra-sensory psychic abilities (Understatement Alert). With her business & endeavors booming, she needed to keep the forward momentum of growth, and needed a new, but similar image, to utilize for her Youtube Channel and branding, without risk of a copyright issue. I made her a painting, a little photoshop to dial in the colors for the use in digital world, and here is what she had her film guy do with it. Click the video and view the 5 seconds of animation! :)Read More
We did a whole reworking for Choquiero Chocolate. Initially, we were asked to help spice up the main logo. That became redesigning the company's chocolate labels. And that became an opportunity to design something for the kickstarter benefits for the company's fundraiser, from which the polygon lion design with one of several of Choquiero's new logos was born.Read More
After visiting the client's website, this was the first thing I saw in my mind based on the content of the site... A diamond with wings. Glamsient is a word coined by the Blog Writer, Chelsea Lynn, to embody the idea of living both a very rich, yet somewhat houseless lifestyle. A sort of royal gypsy... Glamorous and Transient. Glamsient. She loves it. Check out the logo in it's natural habitat at http://www.glamsient.meRead More
The Farmacy Bar & Chill is a family-owned kava cafe' featuring a full apothecary of superfoods, herbs, dairy-free house made nut-mylks, kava, coffee, and more. Since The Farmacy is based around the magic of paleo and low-glycemic natural foods, health and consciousness, it kinda made sense to use Prehistoric cave art as a source of inspiration... a sort of "return" to our essential nature.Read More
Took source images from clients and created several versions of possible logos for them. They chose the one that resonated the best, and we made some revisions, spent an hour on color variations... and here it is. Happy to say, another job done and another grateful couple ready for the next step in building their business.Read More
A pretty basic website transfer - the original website was designed around 2003, and the client wanted to keep the design, but switch to a new platform. We used a content management system so business owner could have the power to add new content, which they do very often. The site has overall been designed for mobile, which is probably the best way to view it to get the owner's overall intentions.Read More
Mother-daughter duo has a business selling their hand-made organic candles. I teach the daughter digital illustration, so they asked me to help bring their concept for their labels to life. It is based on a scene from "Amadeus" - We are still not finished with the typography and will finish the project at the end of the summer when her daughter returns from summer break.
Nourish is an Organic Cafe in Nevada City. When they opened, they did very little advertising, so I have made several handbills and flyers for various projects relating to basic marketing for them. They like my art, so I sometimes get to use my own art work. The cafe also features a large scale mural that I painted a few years back with some friends of mine.
The first two images are vector, and the final one is a digital illustration done in Photoshop
Ann worked for the International Council of 13 Indigenous Grandmothers. She received a grant to record a special prayer song she had created from quotes of wisdom she gathered from the Grandmothers over many years as program director. She hired me to create art for the album cover, the album layout, and the the booklet of wisdom teachings. I created 13 vector "totems" to represent each Grandmother, and designed the cover from photos provided by her daughter, Marisol Villanueva. I did considerable photo editing and manipulation for the inside pages of the book and layout. This is still one of my favorite projects to date.Read More