Cox Media Group - Dayton Daily News
Liberty. That is the word that comes to mind when thinking of design for the Dayton Daily News. With an open-minded editorial staff; most non-conventional, out-of-the-box designs made it to print. Creativity was encouraged, tested and tried.
Life & Arts
No matter how small or large a business may grow to be; a good foundation is rooted in a clear identity. Hel’s Kitchen, a meal prep and catering service in Dayton, OH, started with a delicious idea and took their first step into telling their brand story. A logo inspired by healthy eating with a bit of a sophistication captured the business model and personality they had in mind.
As with any custom invitations we handle, the process always begins with the client brainstorm. The bride and groom to be were looking for something rustic with a touch of class. The sunflower was the star of their floral arrangements and naturally became the star of their stationery and color palette. Several finishing options were explored, and the twine bow for the programs was the icing on the cake.
Cox Media Group - Austin American-Statesman
Though roughly 1,200 miles away from Dayton, working with the team from Austin, TX was very rewarding. A bountiful resource of glamorous staff shots involving high-profile music acts and mindful content made for some attractive page designs. Working with an award-winning Art Director who was willing to take creative risks in the day-to-day editions allowed experimentation in my work.
We believe in supporting our community. For the past six years we’ve donated our time and resources to the Route 42 Car Show, an event hosted by the Waynesville and Lebanon Lions Clubs of Ohio. This annual event not only brings a lot of great cars and summer fun, but it raises money for the clubs to operate and donate back to the community in the form of scholarships, food pantry donations, and much more. We started with mostly production work, handling the output of files to vendors and creating large format sponsor banners and dash plaques for the car owners. Now we own the production of all marketing materials and the creation of the logo and supporting graphics for the past two years. Stay tuned with this project as we continue our support for the future.
Sponsor Forms + Certificates
Not all work is by request. Some pieces you do for the money and others you do for pure enjoyment and the money will come later. That is usually the case with fan art. I’m just dipping my toes in the pool here, but I enjoyed the process on these pieces. The works on this page are of the animated film The Iron Giant, and the movie that needs no introduction, Star Wars - A New Hope. Both coincided with gallery shows at Clash, an art gallery and boutique shop in downtown Dayton. All original art pieces, and limited print runs sold out.
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Original Art Posters
Limited Run Prints
Cox Media Group - Palm Beach Post
I can see it now, sun-soaked, sandy beaches and the waves lapping the shore. Though this vision was through a computer screen, the gorgeous photography from the Palm Beach staffers made me feel like I was there, and not at my desk in Ohio. High-end, fashion, and sophistication are just a few terms that come to mind when describing the overall design aesthetic of The Post. In fact, I think my vocabulary has become a tad bit more refined just talking about it. Nevertheless, my time designing for The Post features sections included many bright colors and hints of whimsy and charm.
ADKINS ON SPORTS
The ball is ripped left, and it’s going … going … going … GONE!
We hit a home run in our team up with Adkins on Sports, a specialty blog of the athletic world. The content of the site centers around major league baseball and college football, but is open to all things sports. Because of this, we were challenged by the writer to create a logo that was “athletic-inspired” but not to feature one sport over another, while still remaining unique. The end result was a two-logo system that could be used across smaller profile images, digital sites and blogs. The client was thrilled with the first option provided and didn’t need to see other versions.
Primary & Secondary Logos