I started this series of vintage VW illustrations after seeing nicely restored (or semi-restored) beetles popping up all over the place. It’s that feeling you get when you first take notice, then start seeing it everywhere. Maybe I was just on the lookout after those first few brushes, but the aesthetics and the sound of that car really takes me back. Read on to view this series from bumper to bumper. Read on »
Logos are something I truly enjoy. The completeness of them, a neat little package. When I spoke with Brandon and Erin at the amazing Gore Design Co. they gave me a clear directive on style, to think of vintage patches and wilderness explorer camp design. National park art and design of the golden age. Bold and fun, I went off the beaten path, but my compass was true. Read on »
As part of my Wooden Nickels show this spring, I created a new series of illustrations and handmade screen prints featuring Arizona’s impressive roster of midcentury architects. My goal was to create a set of prints that work together for a large installation, or independently as a single piece . I geek out on beautiful functionality, and if it’s one thing these architects know about, it’s form & function working in harmony. Read on »
Lately I’m finding more and more reasons to love downtown Phoenix and the growing convergence of arts culture and thoughtful urban planning.
Last fall I illustrated a cover for the Downtown Phoenix Directory. The directory helps visitors and locals get their bearings on the Phoenix grid, and this was a great opportunity to showcase the city. It was important that I emphasize some of the unique downtown skyline while featuring the new “pedestrian-friendly” travel lanes. Pick up a copy pretty much anywhere downtown and GO EXPLORE!
My friend Doug Penick came up with the idea of holding a pinewood classic race for grown-ups earlier this year and I knew immediately that I had to get in on it. So a few weeks ago, and one week before the event, I made my first Pinewood Derby Car. Okay, so that was fun! Read on »
Die Happy Letterpress Coasters
Collaboration is something all creative professionals should try. I can’t place enough importance on flexing some creative muscle to keep your skills sharp, but it’s SO HARD to get anything done outside of your day-to-day work with deadlines and … Continued