Levante Brewing Company is a small brewery in West Chester, Pa. They came from humble beginnings and have grown to become masters of innovation. A lot of their identity is built on churning out delicious beer, dedication, and a willingness to experiment with their craft. They needed graphics that reflected this spirit of creativity.
Right out of the gate it was a match made in heaven. Each design is a marrying of initial concept and creative freedom. They’re unafraid to run with unconventional ideas that compliment the ingenuity that went into the creation of the beer. It makes me feel like I'm back in college, where the artistic flood gates were overflowing.
Website Design, Visual Identity, Print Design, UX Design, Web Development, App Design
Stream Companies is quite the powerhouse in the automotive space. They’ve gotten to where they are with a fast paced, innovative attitude. A number of these innovations come out of the development team, where I’m housed. Within this department there’s a full suite of products and services offered, all of which I’ve handled the branding, UX, and designs for.
They are not only looking outward for new ideas, but inward as well where they have discovered some of the most profitable things they offer. They’re open to ideas about internal processes as well, making continual strides toward the ever moving goal of efficiency. I work with teams across different departments, getting to experience a wide range of work and processes. It’s a challenge that frequently beckons growth.
The End Book
Illustration, Writing, Print Design, Book Layout
The End: The Truth About Fairy Tales was truly a labor of love. It started out as a simple idea in college; change the end of well known fairy tales to have horrible endings. I thought it would be a funny contrast, and a nod to original Grimm stories and the like that were in truth pretty grim (no pun intended), and not the happily-ever-after Disney-fide versions we know today.
So I held onto this idea for years until I finally decided how I wanted to put it together, pairing a short re-written ending for each chosen story with an accompanying pointillism illustration – giving it that 19th century feel. The idea was simple, sure, but the execution was long and meticulous. For motivation I created a successful Kickstarter campaign and millions of dots later it’s finally finished. Whether it's good or not is yet to be determined, but I’m truly proud of what I put together and can’t wait to see what people think of it!
Free the Lance
Visual Identity, Merch Design, Website Design, Print Design, Illustration
Freelance is one of my favorite things I get to do. I believe it’s the closest I’ll get in my lifetime to the feeling of a vagabond artist, traveling from one exciting project to the next. Being so open to various work has allotted me a lot of experience I otherwise wouldn’t have obtained. It’s led me to things like the Levante, to things like making a simple painting that a husband gave his wife on their wedding day. Most end up being experiences on top of experience, that’s where the magic happens.
A few years ago, Threadless — a large online community-based t-shirt design company — announced they'd be offering small artist shops for anyone to sign up and sell their own designs. For me it's been one of the best and easiest methods of just putting my work out there. Anything I can think of, I truly get to let my freak flag fly. In this little shop I'm not bound by the criticism and constructive feedback of my professional life. I get to take the art I make out of pleasure rather than necessity, and put it out there for all the world to see, or wear.