This cover for Caitlin Moran's memoir, "How to be a Woman," was the winner of the 2016 Penguin Random House UK Design Award.
Caitlin Moran is taking a pen to dated definitions of feminism that exist today and starting a new conversation about being a woman that needs to be had.I wanted this cover to reflect what the book represents as a whole, as Moran shares her fresh take on what has begun to feel like a dated and overlooked topic.This new cover pulls design elements from feminist non-fiction novels of the 1970s and 80s but looks as though Moran took her own pen to it and pulled out everything we didn't know that we needed to know about it.
‘Simple, iconic, and so goddamn classy that, for one minute, I actually presumed it was a cover for a US edition I hadn’t seen. A deserving winner for its confidence, simplicity, and effectual reminder of how incredibly pleasing a pink highlighter pen is. Everyone loves a pink highlighter pen, AM I RIGHT?’
Caitlin Moran (Author)
This poster was designed to for a quick class assignment. It focused on Gary Clark Jr.'s surprise show at Banger's Sausage House and Beer Garden during SXSW 2016.
I also took the photo in the poster during the show at Banger's.
This logo and accompanying illustrated mark were a part of a series of designs for Jim Ward, a musician from El Paso Texas. The logo was intended to reference subject matter related to Ward's hometown in west Texas. The marks feature hand drawn type and a hand drawn illustration.
(CD: Christian Helms)
A hand made typeface made of infield dirt that was stolen from a local baseball field.
I got my hands a little dirty making this typeface that was applied to a poster for the late Yogi Berra and the Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center.
If you aren't familiar with Mr.Berra then go do a quick google search or visit his museum and learn a little about the only philosopher to also play in the American Major Leagues.
Ms P's Electric Cock
I designed social coupons for Ms P's Electric Cock, a fried chicken trailer on South Congress. The graphics I designed were hand drawn and sampled Ms P's color palette and style. If customers mentioned the image that was shared on Facebook and Instagram while ordering they could take advantage of the electric offer.
These photos of doors are from a series I shot during my time studying abroad in Paris, France. The series featured doors in France, Belgium, Italy and the Netherlands.
I used the series to highlight unique architectural elements that were characteristic of different neighborhoods in big cities like Paris, Rome, and Amsterdam while also capturing the character of smaller towns like Vernon, Giverny, and Reims in France.
I compiled this collection of photographs and bound it by hand with a saddle stitched binding. The pages are printed on a high quality 80lb paper bound with a thin book binding thread and the book features a natural paper belly band with the book's title and credits.
(Click on the links after the descriptions below and follow them to the Google Maps street view where you can wander around and see the full 360 view of the streets around the doors pictured to the right.)
The first door to the left was outside of the train station in the small town of Vernon, France where I caught a bus to see Monet’s house and gardens in Giverny, France. You can find the door here.
The second door on the left was just around the corner from the ESCP campus where I studied in Paris. The door was on Rue Guillaume Bertrand. You can find it here.
The third door on the left is in Paris’s 7th arrondissement near Place de la Bastille on a passage that cuts between the buildings. The passage was named Cour Damoye. There isn't an exact google maps photo of this door online but you can find a similar door just a few doors down from my door on Cour Damoye here.
The fourth door to the left, number 70, was in the 7th Arrondissement of Paris on Rue de Varenne near Musée Rodin. You can find the door here.
I found the last door to the left while walking around the Roman Forum on the street appropriately named Foro Romano. You can find the door here.
Discogs is the worlds largest online vinyl marketplace. It is the final destination for anyone hunting for vinyl in the digital age. Tumbling through the new arrivals section of you local record store is a thing of the past. Find what you've been hunting for at Discogs and have it shipped to your door hassle free.
Type Hike is a collaborative design project including 59 designers and typographers, each of whom created a unique design for a park they love in celebration of the National Parks Service centennial in August of 2016.
I was tasked with designing a type focused design for Guadalupe Mountains National Park that reflected the character of the park itself. The image to the left is the final design that you can purchase a copy of at Type Hike.
This custom hand drawn typeface draws inspiration from a few different things I encountered near Place de la Republique in Paris.
I designed the typeface with the intention of using it in my personal branding as well as here on my portfolio.
During the summer of 2013 I repaired and rebuilt a stock 1972 Honda CB. I finished the project alone with the help of a maintenance manual and the internet.
If you're interested in the specifics, here they are:
I removed the carburetor before rejetting it and then I swapped out the throttle cable with an aftermarket cable for a new throttle before replacing it. I added some black dropped cafe bars with new calipers and controls to go along with the new throttle. I gave it an updated air intake to let it breath a little deeper and give it a nicer sound. Then I replaced the battery, the spark plug, the tubes and tires, and the headlight and wiring harness. I also wired an aftermarket dual intensity taillight attached to a side mounted license plate bracket. Then I removed the torn leather from the stock seat and cut down the foam before replacing it with brown vinyl upholstery. I stripped the tank to bare metal and I removed the rust from the inside and outside before refinishing it and the side covers with rust proof primer and a matte black finish. I tossed the original rusty fenders to give the bike a more aggressive cafe look. Then I changed the oil, filled the tank, gave it a kick and let it purr.
Don't Just Sit There.
It’s hard to just sit quietly for two hours. How many times were you tempted to pull out your phone the last time you went to a movie theater? Alamo understands that the movie watcher wants a one of a kind movie experience. They want a movie and gourmet food, or a movie and a sing-a-long, or a movie and cocktails. This campaign encourages consumers to start enjoying the full movie going experience.
Noble Sandwich Co.
I designed a series of catering menu's for Noble Sandwich Co. and also worked as their food photographer while taking shots for their website. The last few images were social ads that were designed for social networks to promote their NEW breakfast menu.
This rebranding for Fish Tale Organic Ales focused on improving the brands packaging with a more simplistic style. The new packaging is intended to communicate that the product is healthier and organic while also alluding to clean lines and bold colors associated with boating and fishing gear that inspires the brewers.