Category Archives: New Work

CLIENT: Lonestar Airport Holdings LLC
MENIUM: Logo and Identity suite, responsive website with custom CMS: www.austinsouthterminal.com

PROJECT DESCRIPTION: Being in the design field, you have to accept that the work you do is mostly ephemeral.  Websites get updated, products disappear from the market, businesses close up shop and your work disappears with them.  It's a part of the job you have to accept, although it always hurts a little.  So you have to understand that for me, this job is one of the most thrilling projects I've ever had the good fortune to be a part of.  The South Terminal at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport opened to passengers last Thursday, and I was there for it, grinning like an…

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CLIENT: Austin Film Society (a collaboration with Arts + Labor)
MENIUM: Print, interactive, motion graphics

PROJECT DESCRIPTION: For the second year in a row, I have had the honor of working with Arts + Labor and Austin Film Society to art-direct the Texas Film Awards.  This is the biggest night of the year for Austin film.  The gala raises funds that are used for Austin Film Society's filmmaking grants, programming, and educational efforts for the next year.  The ceremony also inducts industry icons into the Texas Film Hall of Fame. On a personal level, this is my favorite job of the year.  I feel very grateful that sometimes my work in film and design overlaps.  This is…

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CLIENT: Graham Reynolds
MENIUM: Responsive Website Redesign; WordPress back-end; hand-drawn logo

PROJECT DESCRIPTION: Is there an artist more important to Austin than Graham Reynolds?  Only Richard Linklater ranks up there in my book.  The way I measure their importance is not just the impact their work has on the city, but also the others they lift up with them.  As one of my heroes, Ava DuVernay, says "If your dream only includes you, it's too small."   Graham is generous with his talents, and his talents are generous. He is a composer, a band-leader, and plays a multitude of instruments.  He likes destroying them.  Designing his website was an honor. Graham had very specific…

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CLIENT: self-promotion
MENIUM: print

PROJECT DESCRIPTION:   I don't usually enter design contests.  I actually can't remember ever entering one, other than the Arkansas state fair art contests I used to enter my paintings in as a child.  Mostly they were paintings of ducks.  I was weird. So it took a little encouraging from Jessica, my enthusiastic rep at Clampitt Paper, to convince me to enter their wine label design contest.   "C'mon, you could win a trip for two to Sonoma, California!  Your label would be printed on 600 bottles of wine!"  I think before the second sentence I had started day-dreaming about it.   So, I…

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CLIENT: Lauren Reynolds Photography
MENIUM: Print / Web graphics

PROJECT DESCRIPTION: When hiring a photographer for a wedding or special event, potential clients are going to primarily look at their work to make their decision. Ladyboss Lauren Reynold's  photos speak for themselves in that regard. In redoing the Lauren Reynolds Photography brand, I wanted to emphasize her personality and style. Before we were friends, I was her client.  Hiring her was one of the best decisions I made in planning my wedding.  But more to the point,  I knew that her potential clients are evaluating, like I had, even if not consciously: Do I like this person? Do I think this…

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CLIENT: Alkemy Brewlab
MENIUM: Branding and Label Design, all photos courtesy of Alkemy BrewLab

PROJECT DESCRIPTION: In Greenpoint Brooklyn, a mom and pop coffee shop, Crema BK, is quietly perfecting chai. The husband and wife team approached their recipe scientifically, experimenting with measurements, ingredients, and brewing techniques until finally arriving at something that finally met their very high standards.   They then figured out how to prepare a concentrated version, so that their customers could buy a bottle to take with them and prepare at home.  It was a hit.  The obvious next step was to figure out how to do it on a larger scale.  Thus, Alkemy Brewlab was born.  The name is a nod to…

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CLIENT: Saving Face
MENIUM: Identity, Print, & Website

PROJECT DESCRIPTION: In a historic carriage house near downtown Austin, Ladyboss Brooke Nichol has been quietly dominating the botox game in Austin. Her philosophy is you that if you look good, you'll feel good, and you'll do good in the world. She is warm and beautiful, with a Mississippi drawl and manner makes you feel like you've known her for years. In our first meeting, we laughed as I told her the logo she'd been using since she opened reminded me of Truvy's hair salon in Steel Magnolias and while it did reflect her southern roots, it didn't covey the modern feel…

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