Jun Sasaki is a Japanese painter and illustrator. When he approached me about creating the logo for his new stationery line, I was thrilled and could immediately see how our work complemented one another. But it wasn’t until I received the (adorably-wrapped!) package of finished cards from him that I really swooned. His ink illustrations of animals from around the world are whimsical yet abstract and the Japanese craft and manila papers are luscious. (The last image image in this slideshow is taken from Jun’s website, which is a beautiful site to browse, even if you can’t read Japanese.)
Vogue Footwear was looking for a versatile logo that could be applied to their products at various sizes — from a large gold foil version on the outside of each shoebox to a tiny embossed version on the bottom of every shoe. I provided the final logotype, and its coloring and implementation on the products and web were the work of the Vogue design team.
Cormier Creative is a Cincinnati graphic design studio specializing in invitation and publication design. Owner Sara Cormier was looking for a hand-lettered logo that captured her company’s fun side, while staying true to the clean, modern look of her own work. After a couple rounds of pencil sketches, we agreed on a direction for the brand and I had a lot of fun designing the perfect flourish to finish the logo off.
Bluebird Cotillion is a boutique event planning business in Los Alamos, California. The business cards were letterpressed in grey ink and gold foil onto 220lb Crane’s Lettra, and finished with pale blue edge painting. Photography of the business cards by Lindsay Branquinho.
This brand identity work won 1st Place in the 2011 AIGA (Re)Design Awards for Social Responsibility in the “for profit” firm category. Read more about this award at Eco Salon.
The Living City Design Competition tasked architects, designers, planners, and artists from around the world with envisioning the eco-friendly, human-scale city of the future, based explicitly on the seven imperatives of the Living Building Challenge 2.0™. The graphic identity for the competition was conceived as a “lens” for framing the future – and for framing the cities in which we already live.