Sunday, April 18, 2010

Polite Company Logos

One of my classmates from the University of Colorado at Boulder who has moved back to Boston is launching a new clothing brand called Polite Company. He was the co-founder of street wear brand Eighties Babies, which found a nice little niche in the Colorado Front Range area.

I was called upon to do some logos for the brand. Unfortunately after submitting these the company had already decided to go in a new direction for their overall theme. I passed the work onto my friends and logo gurus Made Service.

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Thursday, April 1, 2010

Capitol Hill Denver Colorado

After 7 months of drifting around California and Colorado with the help of a Honda Odyssey minivan and an internally pumped air mattress, I have had enough with the vagabond lifestyle and secured a base camp. It will be a refuge where, hopefully, graphic design will be exciting and productive.

For self motivating productivity I knew I wanted to be close to the heart of the city, where the air is energetic and the people are vibrant. At first I would have never thought to look for the place I am in, but after two afternoons of poking around, I knew when I walked into this one that it was it. Any other place I would ultimately be spending money renting after being in it, would just leave me pissed off about why I wasn't in my dream spot. The spot with a VIEW:

Click to watch timelapse of tonights sunset.

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Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Mayor Hickenlooper Jiberish Visit Video

Jiberish Clothing has spent months supporting local designer and construction man, Drew Witmer, while he renovated a dull, sand tone wine shop in the Lower Highlands Neighborhood of Denver into a vibrant and stylish garment showcase suite. Part of this was made possible by a creative loan from the Denver Office of Economic Development, which helped out Jiberish with lending during a time when traditional lending institutions were not doing so.

As a result Mayor JohN Hickenlooper made a stop by to cut the ribbon at the grand opening. I was told that news cameras and reporters would be present for this but when I showed up, I found otherwise. I ended up being the only person with a video camera there that day which was quite exciting. I took Hickenlooper aside for a few of my own questions, and finally got to put my University of Colorado Journalism degree into action.

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Saturday, January 2, 2010


The first decade of the new millennium is in the bag. Drag yourself out of the post holiday season party slouch and start making it happen. May you excel at your passions and thrive with the company of friends and family.

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Sunday, October 25, 2009

Lifestream Watersystems

Even though I have been designing for seven years, not once had I tinkered with the logo or identity of my parents company, Lifestream Watersystems. They work in one of the more noble and pertinent industries out there, reverse osmosis equipment engineering and production, or, more simply put, machines that turn saltwater into drinking water. This equipment becomes ever more important to embrace as our increasingly populated and thirsty world swallows up valuable freshwater reserves, endangering alpine and lake shore habitats.

I stayed within the shape of the droplet they had been using for years, and elaborated and modified the interior until we reached an appealing solution.

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Friday, October 16, 2009


Los Angeles based My Fashion Database company has been quietly building an impressively massive, motion adorned and graphically razor sharp, online fashion directory. Following in the footsteps of an internet giant,, which pioneered the concept for the film industry, MYFDB sets itself apart with a honed and beautiful website that is going to put it's older, movie industry comparable to shame. It is also filling a vacant online networking site niche, and those are hard to find these days. The site is finally ready for full fledged traffic, and has been getting tons of media chatter at places like the Wall Street Journal.

My cousin's BF is calling the shots over there, and was syked enough to ask me for a screen captured 'sizzle reel' of some of the features of the site. It finally is on the front page, and MYFDB is go for lift off.

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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Think Green

A poster I did to give my University of Colorado INVS class a sample of a photoshop course proposed for a Service Learning project.

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