Monday, February 25, 2013

Something good

Something good is on the way.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Angels and Eagles

Another Good Cause! This event for Angel Foundation
– a charitable organization working to fulfill unmet non-medical needs of adult cancer patients and their families – is a great opportunity to help a family i need. Here is a little flyer with more information!

Monday, June 22, 2009

Make The Logo Bigger

I've been getting some requests to post some of my logo designs and here they are!
The logos are for various clients from restaurants, corporate to retail.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Swimming with the Bears

There's nothing like taking a dip in a refreshing pool on a hot day – if you know how to swim!
Well, heres the sweet little bear that will make your little ones want to hop in and conquer the butterfly. This identity is for a swim school in Chicago land, teaching kids from 6 months-12 yrs. 
Creating this bear was a blast. He needed to appeal to kids and moms alike and be versatile to be used as the main character in graphics, signage and on clothing. This is just the beginning for this bear who changes outfits when it comes to the clubhouse side of the school, and even has a fearless female counterpart, who I'll introduce you to in a later post. 

This is how he was originally created, but you can see here how he changed and (peek-a-boo) looks like he lost his shorts! Maybe they are in the deep end :)

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Liquid Gold and the Award Goes to…

It's a double whammy day in my design world. Starting off with one of the most delicious designs I've ever done. Kuhlman Estate Olive Oil. Believe me this stuff IS the real deal – I'm talking liquid gold. I was lucky enough to be schooled on the process of olive oil production from Susan Kuhlman, who with her husband owns this family ran business smack dab in the Lucchesi Hills of Italy. 

You might recognize the Kuhlman name as belonging to the savvy fashion forward design label. This established identity played an integral role in creating the packaging. The labels were inspired by actual photos of the estate, and incorporated the Kuhlman name by applying the fashion labels to add dimension and texture. I also created a hang tag that give a little more information about the process. These are printed on existing Kuhlman stationary. Keeping everything with a consistent brand feeling.
If you are interested in purchasing this 2008 estate oil, please visit the Kuhlman Blog for more information.

My second post of the day is about some exciting news! The 2009 Communicator Award of Excellence was awarded to the shealink. A quarterly mailer featuring the design success of Shea Inc. Some pretty cool stuff inside these issues too, check out the complete shealink list to see all the award winning designs!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Hit the Road!

One of my favorite warm weather activities is biking around the city. I'm so lucky to live in a place that is bike friendly city, just check out this bike map
It was so fun to create these custom jerseys for a local cycle club called the Rough Riders.

The design challenge was to create a quasi-logo and graphics that could be recreated on jerseys, used as a graphic on water bottles and other bike gear. They haven't pick a winning design yet, but you should soon see a pack with these jerseys ruling the city streets!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

My 5 a day

With the warm weather comes one of my favorite summer outings, the farmers market! The beautiful fruits and veggies, flowers, fresh herbs, and people watching provide confirmation that warmer weather is here! Today's project is an identity and marketing materials for a St. Paul based produce distributer. Here is the creation of a new fresh logo, biz system, and marketing materials for their consumer facing identity called Treehouse Foods. And now I'm hungry…