A design series for the popular Converse All-Star sneakers centered around the question, "where will your sneakers take you?" For this series, there are 3 pairs of shoes, each one representing a different iconic metropolitan area (top - Seattle, mid - San Francisco, bottom - New York City). The consumer could use the shoes to show pride in a city they lived in or project an aspiration of where they aim to be. The packaging and advertising campaign centers around the possibility of the sneakers to take you anywhere.
Big Hole River Foundation is an organization dedicated to maintaining and protecting the Big Hole River and the surrounding habitats. The Big Hole River is one of the last places where Arctic Graylings (that's a type of fish for those of you non-fisherman types) still reside naturally. This is a fact that the community is very proud of and they asked me to incoporate the Arctic Grayling in to the logo. I also used a very simplified version of the mountain range surrounding the area as well as a river flowing through the logo.
Montana's FFA Alumni holds a leadership camp every summer for young kids to participate in and learn valuable leadership skills. I was asked to design shirts for this camp celebrating their 30th anniversary. "Pioneering Leadership" was the theme of the camp that year.
Montana State University freshman orientation is something I participated in throughout my college years. My job was to take groups of incoming freshman around the campus for 3 days, introducing them to all of the resources, services, possibilities and opportunities they have on campus. Also, it was my job to get them to interact and become comfortable in a new setting and teach them anything and everything they needed to know to help their college experience go smoothly.
Orientation always had a different theme every year and we had more casual shirts that we were allowed to wear on the third day of each orientation session. The 2013 theme was sports so I created a baseball-like design for the shirts that year.
Taj Mahal - Poster
Chichen Itza - Poster
Eiffel Tower - Poster
Great Pyramid of Giza - Poster
Thesis display set-up
Poster Tube Labels
Thesis display set-up
Taj Mahal Poster - Close Up
Taj Mahal Poster - Close Up
Great Pyramid of Giza - Poster Close Up
Chichen Itza - Poster Close Up
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As my senior thesis project I put a couple things that I'm passionate about together to create something new and different. I took my love of infographics and built a series of infographic travel posters, each one visualizing dozens of facts about each monument.
In addition to the posters, I created an identity to collect all these posters under, as well as T-shirts, stickers, poster-mail tubes, and finally a website underwhich I could sell these posters and shirts to anyone who had a love of travel.
This project also included many presentation on my process throughout the semester to a board of reviewers.
Blake Ranch is located outside of Bozeman, MT and they sell all-natural grass-fed beef. When they began commercially selling their beef I built this logo for them to brand themselves with.
American Diesel Federation is a start-up company by a group of engineers looking to design a new American super diesel engine will change the way diesel cars are built. They wanted a patriotic or americana feel to their brand. Also the symbol has the ability to be used as a car emblem when the banner is removed.
Drive is a book by Daniel H. Pink exploring the different methods of motivating workers to do work not only efficiently but with high quality and creative ideas. He compares different globally recognized companies and goes in depth of how they changed the norm of how an office is run and how employees are treated. He explains the phscological differences that make up more motivated to succeed.
The book jacket I designed for this book is simple and clean. The title is actually being built by multiple individuals working together which is a large part of what this book is about. The back has an illustration of the mental switch from work to play which according to Daniel Pink, turning our jobs into play is what allows us to enjoy our work.
Exercise is something that I place in a very high priority within my life, but I know that most people don't take the time to properly learn about how to exercise and more specifically what to do before, during and after your workout session to make sure that your body is recieving the most out of your workout. This infographic combines a lot of research on the subject for those who would like to make sure that they are doing the most they can for their bodies.
Holiday season greeting card. The background is a picture of snow I took from the inside of my car looking out the windshield to all the ice crystals piled up covering my car.
Gallant Chance Ranch is a non-profit program for "troubled" teenage boys. They take the kids who have a tendency for infractions, little to no work ethic, and no sense of responsibility and put them into ranch life for 10 weeks during the summer. This is a way for these teenage boys to learn the hard work of ranch life and grow into a more responsible individual instead of ending up in prison.
I took their old logo and refreshed it into a cleaner and more profesional identity. The "GCR" is the ranch brand, and the blue and gold line represents the change they see in these young men from unfocused trouble-makers to working individuals that are a part of the community.
Gallant Chance Ranch - Logo 1
Gallant Chance Ranch - Logo 2
Gallant Chance Ranch - Jackets
Gallant Chance Ranch - Old Logo
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This was an experiment making a mini magazine. The only color I used was added by hand after printing. The zine was named "Faux Pas" and was filled with tidbits of information that most of us don't know. I had sections on common phrases and what they originally meant, small habits that people don't realize they're doing on a daily basis, and common known facts that are actually false. I designed a unique page numbering system that allowed viewers to find a specific page without flipping through the whole zine. Finally, I added the "P" from my title Faux Pas, which doubled as a "?" and placed it throughout the work in various sizes using a highlighter so no words were covered.
Time Rental is an equipment rental company in Missoula, MT owned by my father. He started it up when I was 13 and after making him a logo, business cards, letterhead and a website, I realized that really enjoyed graphic design and wanted to do this for my career. Now granted, I was a kid and had no idea what I was doing and was making do with Microsoft Word and Paint to build his logo, you could rightly assume it looked pretty terrible design-wise, but that's what they used for years. Once I was in college and had a few design courses under my belt I insisted on remaking the logo and everything to something better than my Paint and Word mash-up. I built them new ads, business cards, letterheads, etc.
Time Rental - Vertical logo
Time Rental - Horizontal logo
Time Rental - 1/4 page ad
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Just for fun, a dropcap "R" made from an old stone wiall with black vines wrapping around it.
A dropcap Z illustration.
A playing card deck designed around ancient Greek mythology. The aces are Titans, the kings are gods, the queens are goddesses, and the jacks are heros. The characters in each suit were specifically choose to match one another (such as Apollo and Artemis are brother and sister, or Zues and Hera are husband and wife).
Logo designed for a fellow designer, using an abstracted ram horn to represent him.
A timeline of design in the 50's focusing on the "cookie cutter" style of design that was prevelant during that area.
The background and title art is a direct representation of Saul Bass's work:
Victim Options In the Campus Environment (A.K.A. The VOICE Center) at Montana State University had been using a very outdated logo that didn't do justice to the work that they were accomplishing. They needed a new logo that represented the support and community that the VOICE center offers to victims of violence, abuse, sexual assaults and other similar crimes. This organization is one of the few places that are not legally required to report all crimes they hear of. Instead the give the power back to the victim and show them all of their options for the victim to make their own decisions.
Not In Our House is a campaign against sexual assault in and around Montana State University campus. The campaign is meant to encourage students to stand up together to change the view of sexual assault into something that cannot happen when we join together against it rather than stand by passively.
The building depicted in the logo is Montana Hall, which is the center of campus and the most recognizable building in the university. It is used as a symbol of all the students and faculty that make up the Montana State University campus.
The Bozeman Magpie - Stickers
The Bozeman Magpie - T-shirt front
The Bozeman Magpie - T-shirt front art
The Bozeman Magpie - T-shirt back
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The Bozeman Magpie is an online magazine in Bozeman, MT focusing on the local events, eateries, outdoor activities, and of course the news. The magpie is generally seen as an obnoxious pest but at the same it also accurately represents the magazine's voice: Black, White & Loud.
I created a magpie illustration that could be used as a symbol of the magazine's style. I also designed T-shirts, as well as multiple web banners, certifiates, awards and more for this local company.
Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid is #50 on the American Institue's Top 100 List of movies. The movie itself, is one of my personal favorite old-western movies (I highly recommend watching if you have never seen it). The poster I made was minamalist and incorporated a lot of hand-made type. The title forms the shape of a cowboy boot, which some people see right away where as others only see it as an abstract shape until it's pointed out. I was inspired by Saul Bass when creating this poster. If you haven't heard of Saul Bass then please check out this site showing some of the work by one of the most iconic designers in history.
Redesign of a vinyl record packaging from the vinyl Roy Hamilton's "You'll Never Walk Alone". The challenge of this design problem was to use all of the original text that appeared on the original packaging (which was an emmense amount - His name appeared 17 times on the packaging!). In order to deal with the mass amount of copy was to create extra pieces (such as an insert and a vinyl sleeve as well as the outer cover and vinyl stickers). Half of the copy was referencing other recommended vinyls as well as all of the songs contained in each. To contain all that text I created an insert flyer that showed all the vinyls and their songs without becoming one large body of copy.
TallFriends.com Ad 1 - "Pants are too short, shoes are too small, but you can still find the right fit."
TallFriends.com Ad 2 - "You knew you could stand tall and walk tall but did you know you could love tall?"
TallFriends.com Ad 3 -
"True love is hard to find, good thing you can see over the crowd."
TallFriends.com Ad 4 -
"The best tall tales in in happily every after."
TallFriends.com Ad 5 -
"The taller you are, the farther in love you fall."
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TallFriends.com is a dating website tailored to taller individuals as well as tall-admirers. This ad campaign was a collaboration between me and another design student. Both of us, being tall ourselves, found that we could easily relate our own "tall-people-problems" to the "everybody-problem" of finding love. We created ads that would fold out of the magazine lengthwise to create an ad that was also tall. Simple graphics highlighted many of the issues tall people struggle with daily (such as your pants really looking more like capris). We paired these images with sayings and phrases altered to inspire why "loving tall" is beautiful.
ASMET (Associated Students of Mechanical Engineering Technologies) is a student run organization on Montana State University campus working on solving problems using engineering ideas and solutions.
DD Buddy Logo
DD Buddy Logo - stacked version
DD Buddy - Rewards Poster
DD Buddy - Ride Home Poster
DD Buddy App Icon
DD Buddy - Business Cards
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DD Buddy is an app created to help people get home safely after a night on the town. DD Buddy gives people an easy way to find a designated driver, whether it's a buddy in town, a cab, or a bus. Many of the local bars support the use of a designated driver and will give points towarcd rewards for those who come pick up their inebriated friends. The app also gives bus times and pick up locations as well as numbers to call for a cab. Just another way to help keep people safe from drunk driving.
Illustration Pop Culture Icon Symbols
Short Fuse Illustration
Paul Teutul Sr. Illustration
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Paul Teutul Sr. is a well known icon. He is the head of Orange County Choppers and is known for being big, loud and easily angered. The illustration on the left shows an ink bottle and pen to represent his love for ink (as in tattoos). The image on the right shows a bomb about to explode which represents his "short-fuse" temper.
Graphite drawing of Superman vs. Batman. In all my drawings you'll notice either a crisp white background or a solid black background. I always like the subject matter to pop out of the page as much as possible.
Still life graphite drawing of elk antlers and pieces of the skeleton on cloth-covered pedestals. The background is solid black charcoal.
This graphite drawing shows a couple sealing the vows of their wedding but anywhere that skin is showing, there is only negative space.