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Illustration, iStockPhoto, Photo of the Moment, Photography

Photo: Smokin’ Brass Vase

I have to admit – I had a lot of fun creating this image. It started out in the studio with fellow designer, Jamie Carroll – using his new grid and seamless background to create the nice vignette and shaped light on the background. Then I tweaked it a bit in RAW and dropped it […]

Branding, Illustration, Website Design

Publish the Gecko

Michael and I at just recently completed a project for and This project was inspired by Jamie Varon and her popular website Jamie gained publicity from CNN, Fortune Magazine and many others for her straightforward approach to finding a job. I first found out about her by Dr. Grow, an education […]

Billboards, Illustration, This Week in Design, Typography

This week in design

blackcat billboard idea #5 I tried getting the cat to look like it was ripping through the billboard. I spent 30 minutes playing with placement of the cat over the rip. It just wasn’t looking right… then I realized that the cat tail needed to go because it was ‘flattening out’ the depth of field.  […]

Billboards, Branding, Design Concept/Ideas, Illustration, Redesign, Typography

Blackcat Billboard Ideas

I’m currently working on designing a billboard for fredericktown school district – it’s a project meadow heights church is doing for the school. First I had to re-illustrate the low resolution blackcat that I was provided with. There’s gotta be a high-res version floating around somewhere – now I have my own – and it only […]

Branding, Clients, Creative Improv, Design Concept/Ideas, Illustration, The Design Process, Website Design

unique artist. unique art. unique ink.

I would never have guessed that of all places, Fredericktown, MO would be home to a really awesome illustrator like Tim at Unique Ink. Michael Goldsmith and I teamed up to create a truly ‘unique’ website for Unique Ink. They offer screen printing/poster design/vinyl lettering and a bunch of other stuff. His artistic style is […]


Learning Illustrator

I have heard many people in my design class say at one time or another that they are Illustrator experts but they can’t even use Photoshop. I am the total opposite. I can do almost anything in Photoshop, even use the Pen tool like it’s used in Illustrator. I just have never needed Illustrator to […]