Graphicly came to me originally to help them update their current & new offerings for the iPhone & Nook. Which was an awesome experience to play with some amazing assets from tons of comic books!
Later they came and were interested in making a more in-depth graphic series app for purchasing and subscribing for the iPad. Each would be an app for a graphic novel collection, with links to embrace conversation online, and extras! So the idea came up with trying to simulate the experience of you reading your comic book on your desk like you were a kid again. With natural movements, of swiping the book away to checkout the navigation and supporting pages.
Blipsnips was a client that came to us (Dojo4) for creating their product from the ground up! They brought to the table an existing identity that allowed us to set a nice little package for them to launch with. The basic idea of the product was a timeline based bookmarking or making a table of contents of a video.
Working through many wireframes and user experiences we were able to create the product itself. Since the launch of Blipsnips they came back to us a couple times to add new product offerings like the facebook app, and iPhone app which allowed us to continue and further their brand.
Taking Root Tree Care
Looking at various tree service companies they have similar brands with very similar names. Chris Rich came with intentions of bringing a traditional feel back to tree service & the proper views. He will be the first one to say he doesn’t “chop trees down” but looks more at keeping their health.
With the traditional ways and focus on helping trees grow, the decision was to bring these visuals into the identity. With the identity a business card and t-shirt were established.
This has been a project of love, since 2007. Started for the shear fact of how awesome beards are! A former co-worker of mine, had an amazing beard where he would stash items in it for later use. The basic idea, was a blog for posting various things found about beards, but the audience quickly grew into the 10s of thousands. This has called for various other aspects of “beardage”, such as shirts, iGoogle homepage, and some fun guerilla art.
In late 2009 the site was hacked, and with the current workload I had at the time sat for a number of months. It was a good thing though, for the fact it let me re look at the brand and the objective, and take a little re-approach. The site relaunched in the beginning of this year with a new face!
Roundpegg takes a different approach at the whole industry of hiring. Resumes don’t mean much when you are trying to hire a team to eat, work, and basically live together when working on projects. Their personalities need to compliment each other as well as their skills.
The Approach for the illustrations & design were based around the existing logo and getting some new wave inspiration off the product itself.
Boxcar Coffee Roasters
Since moving to Colorado I’ve become somewhat of a coffee nerd, and in effect becoming good friends with a lot of people in the coffee industry. It’s always a good thing being friends with your drug dealer! I oddly did not meet Vaj & Cara at Boxcar through coffee though, but was glad to be able help them out with what they needed.
They love coffee and love the craft of it. Vaj with a background of making handmade dutch inspired furniture, spoke a lot about what they were setting forth in doing. As well as the quality they expected as a client, which was very exciting. They were looking for a identity that would be timeless, and spoke to the craft/trade to show the hand made quality.
Designing for other artists is a hard thing, because we are all critics. After seeing Stephen’s work and becoming friends with him, I saw we were very much on the same page, so creating a identity, business cards, and gallery site was the task! His favorite photos through out his work were ones of birds over water, which was an amazing visual that I wanted to capture for him. Integrating the C from his last name would further the relationship of the mark.
New Era Colorado
New Era Colorado, is a nonprofit non-partisan voting initiative based in Boulder, Colorado that runs tons of campaigns each year to drive movements and awareness on certain topics. With all these campaigns there of course is the need for design and direction.
The project above was a microsite pushing people to register to vote or check to see if their information is current. Making the site optimized to run on mobile platforms was ideal for them so their volunteers at events can take down information on the fly!
eMap is a middle party company for mapping. Their brand became very outdated over the years because they are focused on the business to business world. I was brought in to update there current identity for the current times, and in the process I tried to bring a timelessness to it as well.
After the eMap refresh I was also commissioned to do an identity package with icons for one of their new products to hit the market called Vector Lock. Which would help secure their mapping data under the time limited licenses they provide.
Calgary Farmers Market
Calgary Farmers Market approached us with interest in refreshing there visual brand online. They were currently in the process of having a new building constructed to house their revamped market with intentions of the new site to launch in tandem.
The concepts of the site were inspired heavily from sketches of the new market: young, accessible, and fresh was the direction that was set for the site. Teaming up with Anthony Dimitre to have another set of eyes & ideas.
While consulting for Mondo Robot and their various clients, I seemed to pick up a lot of the Microsoft Live@Edu work they had. Most of it was basic collateral for various projects for blogging networks and student social spaces, and occasionally some artwork for the Zune which was exciting!
Columbo was developed for analysts at Collective Intellect who needed to search for sets of words on lots of webpages. They were using the standard find tool built into the browser to search for one word at time. That was time consuming and ineffective. Now they are able to type in several terms to Columbo and quickly find relevant content.
And they needed someone to make it look pretty! I was given the task of designing the “bookmarklet” interface and download site.
This Print/Web Magazine now Gallery was in need of a new identity for its brand as well as a website design to continue it’s effort that engages users to submit artistic work to an online community. Later this content will be published quarterly to the printed magazine, highlighting some of the best work. A custom typeface was designed for the identity.
A long term client of I-SITE the NDC puts on a yearly collaboration between themselves and the NFL to encourage kids to eat properly. With a couple brainstorm sessions with the client, we came up with an integrated campaign which lead to this interactive stadium, posters, playing cards, and t-shirt iron-ons. Make your own Superfan!
Also in charge of the homepage refresh of another NDC program, with the integration of the 3-A-Day program push-throughs
I-SITE’s yearly holiday campaign design to spread the cheer! Previous to our campaign launch, we took a company trip to Iceland. Or did we? Which was the approach. Because not one of our clients believed we really went.
With my background in print design & screen printing I’m always doing random projects to learn new things or even just for fun. So in this section are some personal projects, or just projects that doesn’t have enough content for a section of their own!