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Monday, June 13, 2011

moving on...

Since March of 2010 I have been an employee of USU's Purchasing Services office. It's been a great gig. The people here are awesome, the job has been easy for the most part and they have been really accommodating to my crazy design class schedule. Heck, they even hired me on in spite of the fact that only a couple months after starting I would be leaving for about five weeks for my study abroad in Switzerland. Good people.

While it's been great and came at a time when I desperately needed to find work, I am moving on. I have interviewed for, been offered and accepted a job at USU's Information Technology department as a graphic designer. I'm sad to leave what is familiar, but excited for the new opportunities that await me and the experience I will gain by having a job in my field of study!

I wanted to find an image for this post, but wasn't sure what it would be, so here's my identity mark. I don't think I've ever posted it here before and so I guess now is as good of a time as any, I mean it is who I am, right?

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Poster Design

When my first daughter was born my wife and I wanted to have a poster made for her. We had seen "birth," posters online that were parodies of concert posters and thought they were super awesome. At the time, I was working as a booking agent and had zero know-how in the ways of graphic design or how to begin using Adobe CS. I had a good friend and designer create the poster and from the second we laid eyes on the finished product, we decided it would become a family tradition for each new youngin' to have their own poster.

I created this poster for our second daughter, IZZY "BUG." I obviously needed to include all the info (date, time, weight, height, etc) but still wanted it to be simple and clean and not too cluttered. I feel like I achieved that with the type/image relationship of the lady bug and it's flight path. Be sure to click on the image to see what I mean a bit more legibly. Some of the letters seem to get a little lost viewing it digitally, but the poster is 17x24 and perfectly legible!

Friday, May 13, 2011

THREADLESS.COM HAS MY SHIRT UP FOR SCORING! chose my t-shirt design to be voted on! Be rad, take two seconds to sign up for an account (I know, a pain, but it's easy, free and you can score other shirts too) and vote on my design! If it gets picked, I get $2,500 plus other cash and awesome stuff!

Anax Imperator - Threadless T-shirts, Nude No More
Here is a link to vote: click HERE!

After you click on "HERE!" it will take you to the voting page. From there click on the score you'd like to give the design. It should then ask you to log in. If you don't have a account, down below you can click to join (is free and takes a few seconds). Once you have joined, you will be able to score the submission (and others). After you vote, it will jump to the next

If you have any questions, please let me know!

Saturday, April 30, 2011


The show was last night and it was a HUGE success! Thanks so much to all who came out to support! We had around 400-500 people who packed the house. It was insane!

The Herald Journal wrote a great feature for the show! Click on the link and check it out HERE!

And here's a few photos from the set up and the event:

Thursday, April 21, 2011


Check the downtown banners and gallery walk display images!

Gallery Walk teaser shots (individual shots of each collage)

Tuesday, April 12, 2011


One of my favorite bands is Thursday. Today they released a new record, which of course is already in my possession, and I am in love with the cover art and inserts. I love finding artists that make me want to create my own art and design! Do yourself a favor and check out Mia Pearlman HERE.

Monday, April 4, 2011


Alright, here is the website! Check it out!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011


The USU Graphic Design BFA exhibition is coming up in just over a month. I can't believe it! This semester has flown by at an alarming rate and shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon.

For the show, we have partnered with the Caine College of the Arts and the Logan Downtown Alliance. It is going to be huge! At the beginning of the semester we split into groups to come up with ideas for an identity for the show, a location, etc. Our group's identity (I AM) was chosen as the identity for the exhibition. Even though we are all showing our portfolios together, we really wanted to have it focused on the individual first and the graduating class of 2011, as a whole, second. All the advertising posters, banners, mailers, etc. have a portrait of each student, designed by them in order to separate them and frame them as an individual.

A website is in the works and nearly complete. When it's done, I'll post the URL for it. For now though, we have created a Facebook fan page. If you're on FB, take a stroll over that way, "like" the page and spread the word!

Friday, February 11, 2011


Here we are. Here's the side-by-side comparison of my first and second attempts of this type of typographic portrait. Though promptly after finishing the second one, I already see areas where I should have done something different, I am still happier with it than the first. Plus, in the second one, on the right, I don't look like I'm about to punch someone's face off.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Typographic Portrait

Last week I decided I wanted to create a typographic portrait of myself. I began researching references and watching tutorials on different methods. After doing some research and running through some different tutorials, I found a method that I liked and decided to go with it. There's still room for improvement for sure, but as a first attempt, I'm ok with it. In the near future I'm going to be re-working it , and when I do, I'll do a side-by-side comparison. Until then, I give you, ME!