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Featured Design


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FEATURED DESIGNWORK
THE THRILLING ADVENTURE HOUR

 A little Jetsons, a little Pulp, a dash of aging (Mars is a harsh place) and POW, robot fists!

 A little Jetsons, a little Pulp, a dash of aging (Mars is a harsh place) and POW, robot fists!

POW!

This is a bit of Thrilling Adventure Hour in-joke. You see, the one character, Sparks Nevada, who is the marshal on Mars, has a pair of robot fists. Which he uses to dispense justice on the red planet. Naturally.

So, TAH had a 9th anniversary show earlier this year (happy birthday, guys!) which I went to, and every time the robot fists were mentioned, the audience loudly and enthusiastically yelled "POW!" Naturally. 

Anyway, I got this idea into my head and this is the result. A piece of fan art really. But the really cool thing? They're selling this design now as a t-shirt at the live shows! Right now it's a merch table exclusive, but if you're attending the show at Largo in Los Angeles, you too can get your very own POW! shirt. I got mine (signed by the cast and creators!) as you can see.

The wireframe view in Illustrator. A few hundred lines, give or take.

The wireframe view in Illustrator. A few hundred lines, give or take.

And here you have it – an exclusive perk of attending the live show!

And here you have it – an exclusive perk of attending the live show!

Poster and schedule card for Thrilling Adventure Hour at New York Comic Con.

Poster and schedule card for Thrilling Adventure Hour at New York Comic Con.

TAH AT NYCC

The Thrilling Adventure Hour is a live show (recorded for a weekly podcast) in the style of old time radio, performed at the Largo theater in West Hollywood. They take the show on the road from time to time and I have been fortunate enough to become involved in creating promotional material for these away shows. 

Schedule card (front and back shown here).

Facebook cover image.

Schedule card for San Diego Comic-Con (front and back shown here).

Another card for C2E2, a convention in Chicago.

Facebook cover for their live show in San Diego during Comic-Con, a crossover show with the podcast Welcome to Night Vale.

Facebook cover for their live show in San Diego during Comic-Con, a crossover show with the podcast Welcome to Night Vale.

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Logos


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Logos


"I want to recommend Allen to anyone who wants the pleasure of working with a true professional - perfect execution, detailed, timely, and artistry he brings to the table. He's worth any time spent with him on art and logo projects."
–Michael Manoogian, world-class logo designer and art director

Logo design for Ladykiller Productions, for "i <3 comic art", an indie-comics art show in Seattle running during Emerald City Comic-Con.

And a Facebook cover arrangement for the i <3 comic art logo.

Logo design finals for Aethercast Studios (a small game design studio out of Atlanta).

Logo series for TavernCast, a popular podcast about World of Warcraft.

Logo design final for AIR, a steampunk fantasy gameworld design project. Their idea was to create a world and use it as a base for video games, tabletop, live action games, etc.

The AIR: Maelstrom logo.

Logo for a podcast called Bullet Points.

Logo for a comic book called Proximity.

Logo for Hip Hop Chronicles, a comic about hip hop.

Logo for SheGeek Show, a video cast about video games and other tech stuff.

Logo and stationery set for the Ella Z fine art gallery.

Logo for the Gold & Stone Exchange.

Logo for HRST.

Logo for Hatboy Studios, a software development company.

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Web


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Web


Website (desktop and mobile) for Movo, a wearable tech company, to launch their new device called Wave.

Website (desktop and mobile) for Movo, a wearable tech company, to launch their new device called Wave.

Website for Jet Black Entertainment, Seattle-based transmedia, merchandising, and entertainment brand development agency.

Website for Jet Black Entertainment, Seattle-based transmedia, merchandising, and entertainment brand development agency.

Website/web app design for DrunkDuck.com, a large webcomics portal (100,000 users at the time). A pretty massive design undertaking, it took the better part of a year to cover every aspect of a site that allows people to post comics and manage their subscriptions to others' comics.

Website/web app design for DrunkDuck.com, a large webcomics portal (100,000 users at the time). A pretty massive design undertaking, it took the better part of a year to cover every aspect of a site that allows people to post comics and manage their subscriptions to others' comics.

Duck Tales

So, in 2010 and 2011 I worked as a contractor  with a company called WOWIO, an e-book publisher and distributor with larger media aspirations. One of their aspirations was a site called DrunkDuck.com, one of the largest webcomics-hosting sites (about 100,000 users, about 25,000 comics.

I say was, because it has since been re-branded to simply "The Duck Webcomics." 

The original DrunkDuck had been clattering along for a few years on a code base that has been patched together over time, in the grand tradition of seat-of-your-pants development. The old site needed to be rebuilt with new code, new databse structure, etc., to modernize it and improve performance and scalability. WOWIO wanted to really grow the community there and improve the overall user experience for the long haul.

I did a lot of work on this project, from redesigning the original Drunk Duck logo to completely overhauling the site design from the ground up (as lead designer and art director, with other people doing the actual coding, just to be clear about that – I'm no programmer but I did dabble in my youth, so I interface pretty well with developers).

I answered to a creative director, but I was the sole designer, so logo design (twice), graphic design, art direction of original spokes-cartoons (with art by Matt Schuler), icons and badges, really every pixel of design on every button and headline. And everything saved out and delivered as assets to the dev team for implementation. Quite a project.

Rough process animation, from wireframes to (near) final art). Click to enlarge.

Icons and badges for DrunkDuck, spotlighting the various features and media sections of the site.

The basic design mockup for the AIR Website

The basic design mockup for the AIR Website

Website final mockup for Aethercast (live site still under construction as of this posting).

Website final mockup for Aethercast (live site still under construction as of this posting).

Logo for TenWebStreet, a web marketing group. We also devised a Website for them based on the theme of classic race cars. Each color section of their site would correspond to a different topic.

Logo for TenWebStreet, a web marketing group. We also devised a Website for them based on the theme of classic race cars. Each color section of their site would correspond to a different topic.

The main page, an orange Maserati.

The main page, an orange Maserati.

Red for Ferrari, of course.

Red for Ferrari, of course.

And my personal favorite, a midnight blue  Shelby Cobra.

And my personal favorite, a midnight blue  Shelby Cobra.

Website design for Wilkinson Animal Hospital. This is the final design mockup, of course; the live site is still under construction as of this posting.

Website design for Wilkinson Animal Hospital. This is the final design mockup, of course; the live site is still under construction as of this posting.

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Marketing


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Marketing


MARKETING GRAPHICS AND BRANDING

Graphic design that promotes and sells.

Identity and promotional materials for Health Solutions in Murfreesboro, TN. Project included a logo, newsletter, website, and other miscellaneous collateral. 

Logo was designed in Adobe Illustrator so it would be as versatile and adaptable as possible. The newsletter was produced as a letter-sized four page printed piece. 

The website was built on the Wordpress platform, and features a strong, flexible grid structure and modularity to make it responsive and mobile-friendly. 

Above: Advertising and  promotional material for Dynamic Medical, in Tennessee.

Below: Logo, brochure/services catalog and sell sheets for Apple Corporate Wellness. 

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Above: Presentation materials (a printed one-sheets and PDF slides). Included custom graphics for chart and globe illustration.

Below: PDF presentation slides with custom graphics.


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Collection of various graphic design materials for clients. A book cover, logos, sell-sheets, and a stack of illustrations for a weight loss clinic.

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Newsletter and logo design for Dream Kitchens of Georgia, a custom-kitchen design-and-build company in Atlanta.

Newsletter and logo design for Dream Kitchens of Georgia, a custom-kitchen design-and-build company in Atlanta.

Logo and newsletter (complete with intestinal junk food illustration) for Health-Quest, a health products sales company. 


Watercolor (actually a clever digital simulation) illustration for Sterling Management, for their Christmas card a few years ago. Click to enlarge.

Illustration for Sterling Management, for their promotional use (in a newsletter if I recall).

Illustration for Sterling Management, for their promotional use (in a newsletter if I recall).

Illustrative Photoshop logo rendering for Sterling Management in Los Angeles. 

Illustrative Photoshop logo rendering for Sterling Management in Los Angeles. 

Super-logo design and render for Shaquille O'Neal.

Super-logo design and render for Shaquille O'Neal.

Logo render for Delphi Schools. 

Logo render for Delphi Schools. 


Logo design and render for Vista Continental, an international rare-earth minerals mining company. I developed a logo, stationery set, and a series of full-page announcement ads for the Wall Street Journal and the UK's Globe and Mail.