Self-Publishing Project Gets the Royal Treatment

Book Cover Art for a Self-Published Title

A local author asked for my help with his debut novel last year. A retired entrepreneur, he serializes his fiction work on social media and has quite a devoted fan base. I was thrilled to work with him and to get his first book pulled together into a self-published title his readers could finally hold … Continue reading

Label Artwork For Home-Brewed Ale

Neck Label For Home-Brewed Beer

Well, it’s just a batch of home brew so it doesn’t need an entire identity and marketing campaign. But it’s nice if it has a label so you’re not stuck trying to Sharpie some tiny abbreviation on the cap, or worse—scribbling the batch date on a strip of blue painter’s tape and sticking it to … Continue reading

Art & Advertising: Portland’s Loyalty to a Chop Suey Sign

Hung Far Low

The American Advertising Museum once took up a storefront in Old Town. Its kitschy collection included Bob’s Big Boy, Buster Brown, Mr. Peanut, and the Jantzen Diving Girl in her red tank suit. I visited in 1999, five years before it was shuttered, and I became infatuated with its collection of Volkswagen magazine ads with … Continue reading

Repostería Menu Re-Design

A group of us were given the opportunity to come up with a new layout for Pambiche’s menu. I remember it being of muted tonality, so I brightened it up with the caribbean aqua and pink tones. My version would print onto 8.5 by 14 heavy-ish text weight stock and be tri-folded. This is a … Continue reading

Book Covers Strictly for Fun

Design Notes: Printing & Publishing

Wholesale Catalogs for the Willamette Valley's Nursery Industry

These catalogs utilized every wonder that current press technology has going. They all start life ahead of the game since their subject matter is already inherently attractive. It’s hard to mess up a photo of a healthy rhododendron in full late Spring bloom. But beyond that, their production points spanned the menu depending on the … Continue reading