Visual language, branding and poster designs for Broadway's new production of Fiddler on the Roof, coming out this Fall. Visuals used for integrated marketing campaign including front of house at the Broadway Theatre in Times Square, merchandising, interactive, TV and print collateral. Agency: AKA NYC Photo: Henry Leutwyler
Key art, logo and poster designs for Broadway's Holler If Ya Hear Me, a raw new musical inspired by the lyrics of Tupac Shakur. Visuals used for extensive integrated marketing campaign including: a billboard at the Palace Theater in Times Square, a series of lyrical posters showcased in subway tunnels throughout the city, merchandising, interactive, TV and print collateral. Agency: AKA NYC
Four large-scale animations created in collaboration with Sundance TV for the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. Visuals on view at Sundance TV HQ in Park City, Utah on giant 34-foot-wide LED screen.
Animations explore the concept of "story" and it's importance to Sundance's brand messaging- the light, the scene, scenes that define and the creative process of writing and storytelling. Visuals all created with handmade elements and photographed including type from my beloved 1945 Remington DeLuxe typewriter (typewriters as a magical age-old tool for writers and tale-tellers throughout history.)
Watch the video. Animated with Julia Kuswardi.
(Live shots from Instagram)
Artwork created in collaboration with Sundance TV for this year's Sundance Film Festival 2015. Limited edition tote bags silkscreened live at Sundance TV HQ in Park City, Utah showcasing the channel's hit shows: The Red Road, Rectify, The Returned and Babylon, as well as a branding tote for the exclusive channel party.
(Live shots from Instagram)
I spent two years working with an awesome start-up based in San Francisco called VOO!, a social platform geared towards shared creativity. I collaborated with them soup-to-nuts, working as Creative Director on everything from copywriting, storyboarding, character design, branding and presentations, creating virtual goods and environments…you name it, I did it.
Logo and key art typography for Tony-nominated Hand To God, a provocative new show on Broadway. Visuals used for extensive integrated marketing campaign: billboard in Times Square, posters, merchandising, interactive, TV and print collateral. Agency: AKA NYC
“FLAT-OUT HILARIOUS. IT TURNS GOOSE BUMPS INTO GUFFAWS. A TRUE TOUR DE FORCE.”
– The New York Times
Goodby, Silverstein & Partners asked me to create a crazy “A” for use in the Adobe Creative Suite campaign. Inspired by the dictionary and drawing from many different physical materials, I came up with the concept of “A is for anything.” Elements from my crazy “A” were used on posters and in web graphics.
“Created in 1994, Kids Dance is Ballet Tech's student performance troupe. Kids Dance provides students with the opportunity to learn choreography and develop performance skills and activities that are essential to the development of a professional dancer.”
I designed the the Kids Dance logo and print collateral for the 2014 and 2015 performance at The Joyce Theater using some of the student's collages including posters, invitations, T's, and tote bags.
ACCO/Mead licensed three of my images for their 2015 Back-To-School collection "painterly expressions." All notebooks on sale now at Target Stores all throughout the US! I also did a set of three for the 2014 Back-To-School collection .
Cover art and lettering for Emil Ostrovski's intense new novel "AWAY WE GO," published by Harper Collins. Out in 2016.
Johns Hopkins Magazine contacted me to create a series of colorful, type-infused illustrations for a story called "Publish or perish: Academic publishing confronts its digital future."
Re:Construction is a public art program produced by the Downtown Alliance to create colorful landmarks and brightened streetscapes. Excerpts from my "Greatest City on Earth" series were featured on a construction site in downtown NYC on Fulton and Nassau in 2012. Featured on Communication Arts Exhibit.
Apparatus, a design firm based in Toronto, commissioned me to create three snowboard designs for women and boys as part of the 2013 Sims and M3 lines.
PLANET° Magazine contacted me to create my vision of Earth for the honors portfolio page. The only guideline was a circle theme for visual consistency from issue to issue. It was an awesome project.
Sony Style commissioned me to create their “Back 2 School Essentials” campaign. The campaign ran in all US Sony Style retail stores including a logo, series of eight images that were translated into large-scale interior and window display graphics, 30-second animation, flyers, mouse pads, plastic figurines, posters and web promotions.
FTI Journal is a digital publication from FTI Consulting, Inc., the global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organizations protect and enhance their enterprise value. The publication contacted me to create a series of type-based illustrations on a story called “Compliance’s Cultural Divide.”
smudges, drips, ink, snapshots, surprises. I use everything I can find to create type.
Clients include: Adobe, AKA NYC, Child Troopers, Converse, The Newport Beach Film Festival, NYSportsMed, Northeastern Alumni Magazine, Time Out New York, The Utne Reader
RPA in Santa Monica asked me to create an artful interpretation of The Newport Beach Film Festival name. My piece was chosen as the hero art for the festival and was featured around LA on bus shelters and outdoor advertising. The art was also projected on screen at the festival and on many printed materials including the program cover.
R&R Partners contacted me to create a visual for Western Digital about removable storage drives. The ad was geared towards professional artists, photographers, graphic designers etc. who need to have a safe place to store their backup materials – with a strong focus on active guys documenting their lives onto a reliable digital storage device.
Northeastern University commissioned me to create a type-based illustration for use as a cover and spread for their magazine. I created the typographic construction with thick watercolor paper and a bunch of colored inks.
Cover for Johns Hopkins Gazette Spring 2014 Issue! Yipppeeee!
Orion Magazine has commissioned me to do several illustrations over the years on great topics - the modern secessionist movement, dirty coal, life out out west, ecoterrorism, among others... Great mag!
The Utne Reader commissioned me to do a series of editorial illustrations for a feature package all about sex: sex in the modern world, legalizing sex work, Dan Savage’s new research revealing what types of porn people are looking for online, and a religious group that seeks to “cure” women who are addicted to porn.
Orion Magazine commissioned me to do a series of editorial illustrations about the harmful effects of neurotoxins.
Child Troopers is a socio-political journey film by Ebony Butler. The film is about the longest running war in Africa headed by Joseph Kony, notorious for mass abductions and using child soldiers. Ebony contacted me to create images and lettering for posters and apparel.
Pearl’s Gone Blue is an amazing musical by Leslie Kramer which takes place in the sweltering heat of the South in the 1940′s. Leslie contacted me to create images and lettering for posters and postcards. I found an awesome piece of broken guitar on the side of the road a few months before and it came in handy.
UK-based INQ Mobile licensed a few of my images including a large handmade collage called “The Street” and a page from my handmade book “Can’t Walk A Straight Line” for packaging and advertising of the INQ Cloud Touch phone. The visuals were used for: web graphics, print collateral, wallpapers, outdoor advertising, retail environments, and as giant booth graphics at The GSMA Mobile World Conference in Barcelona.
Pinterest commissioned one of my heart images for their V-Day campaign - find it in the group and send it to your Valentine! Woo-hoo!
"Ballet Tech is a continuum of dance and academic training that gives New York City children with nascent talent the opportunity to grow into world-class professional ballet dancers."
I designed the company’s new brand identity including two versions of the logo and print collateral. I also created a unique Philip E. Aarons award using painted wood panels and state-of-the-art printing techniques.
Nautilus, a science and culture magazine, contacted me to create an illustration for a fascinating article on the topic of "Nothingness" called "Angst and The Empty Set." I used my old trusty typewriter to write out my thoughts.
Here's a selection of editorial illustrations I've done over the years for Time Out New York for fashion week, the recession, and a city that's jam-packed with stuff to do...
I created a colorful world map for the December 2014 issue of Delta Sky Magazine for the WHEELS UP Section. My watercolor was also used for the background of a story called The TAO of Danny.
Here's an illustration for CosmoGirl! about teenage angst.
The Utne Reader commissioned me to do a series of editorial illustrations for a feature package all about mentoring and sharing knowledge between Baby Boomers and GenX-ers. The articles were about communication, dialogue, and bridging the generational gap.