I was commissioned to do a graphic logo by Corkscrew Festival for the play ‘Pie Shop’. The idea was to create a logo that emphasized the central themes of the play initially (the shop eventually has a pipe burst, causing toxic sludge to flood the shop, so the filling was green and incorporated a hazardous feel), but eventually was pared down to a classic, simple illustration of a slice of pie.
I was asked by a few friends to do their logo ideation and email header for their upcoming event called The Griddle, a Saturday afternoon event with pancakes showcasing musical acts selected by the group. What originally started with the ideation of three- and four-color pancakes arranged on a griddle in Illustrator eventually became a simplified typographic logo and some GIF-making in Photoshop.
The idea was to give the logo an old school theme, and the name itself was reminiscent of diner culture, so the neon sign idea came to mind and made for a lot of ideation and maneuverability. It was important to emphasize pancakes within the name, so the first idea was a simple script type with a color overlays and glows, with a stack of pancakes and steam rising in the sign. After meeting with the group and showing the initial ideas, I went through a few iterations of the logo with placement, color combinations, and background color. After a few emails, the final choice was made.
I designed the template + mailer for the photobooth at the #MWForReef event at Kinfolk 94 in May 2015. Used the wave pattern from M.W. for Reef's wave bucket hat, along with textures and elements from the lookbook to achieve identity in line with elements already used by the brand. The full photo gallery is here!
I designed a flyer + Instagram video for Kinfolk for a pre-trip party. The company's first shop opened in Osaka and the owners make yearly trips to visit. This past year included a decent amount of staff going (I wasn't allowed to, unfortunately), so we celebrated with a small party the Sunday previous to everyone leaving. (Here's the IG post)
The picture was designed using the idea of karaoke screen layouts. I tried to make a gif to illuminate the letters one at a time but I couldn't do it smooth enough with the timeframe I had, so I instead made a flashing gif with about 50 frames in Photoshop, and eventually looped into a 10-second video with Nujabes as background music in Premiere Pro. The Japanese isn't phonetically accurate for every line, admittedly.
(My site won't let me post my gif since it's a 50 MB gif but the video from IG is also here)
This flyer was created for Ricky Powell's slideshow at Kinfolk 94 using a personal photo scanned and emailed by Ricky. Ricky Powell is New York-based photographer who was most notably known for being the Beastie Boys' in-house photographer, and has been featured in the New York Times, New York Post, the Village Voice, Time, Rolling Stone, and various other publications.
I made a few flyers for my friends' DJ sets using images they sent me. A few of these variations weren't used.
This flyer was designed for Kinfolk's All Hallow's Eve party. All the imagery was hand-drawn by Maceo Eagle, and I created the spread layout and logo & flyer coloring.
The idea behind Tessellate was to create a wall lamp using LEDs that mimicked a tessellation of equilateral triangles, and to create a lamp that could be used in an ambient or low-light setting for a hallway or low-lighting seating arrangement by creating a glow at the tip of the lamp and directional lighting through the open end of the lamp. The tips of each lamp are painted a different color to place an emphasis on glow, and draw attention to the glow and change in color from the rest of the lamp. The material used for the lamp’s structure is acryllic .
This project was featured in a lighting design exhibit in October 2012.