POW-poster-1600.jpg
about-header-grey-1600.jpg
logo-splashpage-1600-a.jpg
marketing-splashpage-1600.jpg
stars-2.jpg
cover-info-1600.jpg
POW-poster-1600.jpg

Theatrical


SCROLL DOWN

Theatrical


THE THRILLING ADVENTURE HOUR


A series of posters for The Thrilling Adventure Hour, as it traveled and toured to New York, Australia, New Zealand, and other exotic locales!

A series of posters for The Thrilling Adventure Hour, as it traveled and toured to New York, Australia, New Zealand, and other exotic locales!


 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 a 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!" As they do. 

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 sold this design as a t-shirt at the live shows! 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.

Thrilling adventure on the road

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.

about-header-grey-1600.jpg

Web + UI


DESIGN & PRODUCTION SERVICES

Web + UI


DESIGN & PRODUCTION SERVICES

web and interactive design


getmovo.com

Getmovo.com, designed and built to launch a new tech wearable, the Movo Wave. The site launched smoothly and spearheaded the rollout of an international promotional campaign that kickstarted sales of their new tech.

Movo needed a handsome, flexible, mobile-responsive website quickly and economically. The site was designed and built on the Squarespace platform to save time and ensure the final site was beautiful and immediately optimized for tablets and mobile devices.


SITEMODERNIZE.COM

A simple, effective startup site for a web design project dedicated to helping small business owners upgrade their out-of-date websites to Google-friendly, responsive technology. So of course it needed to look good and be fully responsive itself so that it keeps looking good on any device.


FOUNDWELLNESS.ORG

Website for FoundWellness.org, a business in New York City that delivers healthy living seminars and events to the office-bound. Desperately needed updating to a responsive design with cleaner lines. Healthier-looking, in other words.

BEFORE:

The old website, designed for desktop only – instead of adapting to new devices, the content just shrinks on mobile platforms, making it much too small to use on phones (you can't even read it on a smartphone without a lot of zooming in the browser). It relied on Flash, an insecure, outdated web technology that is all but phased out by now because it simply doesn't work on most mobile devices, so non-desktop browsers were actually missing content.

AFTER: 

I preserved the spirit of the design, but replaced the low-res images with beautiful, Retina-ready photos, improved on the typography, the graphics, the spaciousness, and generally upgraded it to an elegant, responsive site that looks great on every device.


S-CURVE INFOSEC

A recently-completed identity and site design for a new information security education project called S-Curve Infosec. Based in Seattle, S-Curve produces seminars and training events to promote improved security practices. 

Got to develop logos, stationery, and cards as well. All the fun stuff!


DRUNKDUCK.COM

In 2010-11 I worked as a contractor with 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). During the re-design they decided to re-brand to "The Duck Webcomics" in order to appeal to larger audiences.

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, icons and badges – really every pixel of design on every button and headline – saved out and delivered as assets to the dev team for implementation. Quite a project.

The Front Page, with login module, Twitter feed, a Featured Comic slider, Top Comics, a site blog, and nav to the major sections.

The Front Page, with login module, Twitter feed, a Featured Comic slider, Top Comics, a site blog, and nav to the major sections.

Interior pages. A video collection wall; a comics browser with tag filters; a podcast page; a comic reader interface (the white page); a forum section with two page views.

Interior pages. A video collection wall; a comics browser with tag filters; a podcast page; a comic reader interface (the white page); a forum section with two page views.

A series of badges designed for DrunkDuck.com, to serve as branding for the various content sections of the site.

A series of badges designed for DrunkDuck.com, to serve as branding for the various content sections of the site.

BELOW: Early UI dev, from section blocks, content wireframes, typesetting, etc.


WILKINSON ANIMAL HOSPITAL

Visual design for an animal hospital site, built on the Wordpress platform. The brief was for a friendly, comforting look that would reassure pet owners that their animals would be well taken care of. I decided to keep it colorful and simple, with friendly type choices that would accommodate all of the required content and still have that classically reassuring emotional appeal. 

The challenge was including all of the front-page content hooks that their existing site had, but organizing it in a way that made it all more easily discovered by the users, and therefore more actionable. I wound up using a segmented grid approach that would give nice big content blocks, and establish enough structure to derive the other pages throughout the site from the same grid.

The design included plenty of space for content generated by the clinic (photos, videos, news, etc.) as well as custom icons and illustrations for the various site sections (dogs, cats, forms, etc.).

wilkinson-aboutpage.jpg

TEN WEB STREET

Ten Web Street was a web marketing consulting company. I 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 was an orange-themed Maserati, the red page had a Ferrari motif, and my personal favorite, the midnight blue Shelby page. 

Unfortunately, Ten Web Street hit on hard times and lost funding before the live site was completed, but this was a very fun design that I still hope will get implemented some day. 

 

JET BLACK ENTERTAINMENT

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

MISCELLANEOUS

web-air2.jpg
logo-splashpage-1600-a.jpg

Logos


Logos


Logos AND typographic design


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-applemedicalcenters.jpg

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 Hip Hop Chronicles, a comic about hip hop.

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

Logo for a comic book called Proximity.

Logo for a podcast called Bullet Points.

Logo for Hatboy Studios, a software development company.

Logo for HRST.

Logo for the Gold & Stone Exchange.

 
sample-vista logo.jpg
 
marketing-splashpage-1600.jpg

Marketing


Marketing


MARKETING AND IDENTITY DESIGN


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

The 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. 


logo-applecorpwellness-centered.jpg

above: Logo, sell sheets, and services catalog for Apple Corporate Wellness. 


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

below: PDF presentation slides with custom graphics.


below: Product catalog design and production for KR Ideas, in California, who makes hand-made foot stools.


above: Postcard for West Vinings Dental Aesthetics. below: a pair of promotional one-sheets/fliers.

below: Print newsletter design for an Atlanta-based kitchen remodeling studio. 


Renewable-Energy-cover-on-book.jpg

above: Book cover/dust jacket designs. Always is a work of fiction dealing with Hollywood history and blend of spirituality and romance. Renewable Energy is a non-fiction book dealing with the economies of energy industries.


below: 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.

 
stars-2.jpg

Renders & Illos


Renders & Illos


KEY ART, RENDERINGS, AND ILLUSTRATIONS

Key art and six-foot standee layout for Witchblade, the movie.

Key art and six-foot standee layout for Witchblade, the movie.

Witchblade standee and poster: 

Standing about 6 feet tall, this life-size standee was produced to help pre-sell international distribution rights and drum up buzz for a potential Witchblade movie. The campaign was successful – rights were secured and buzz was generated – although the movie never got made. Such is Hollywood sometimes.

Since this is pre-production art, I had to composite a stock photo (the head and torso), CGI (legs and feet, rendered out of Poser), and pure Photoshop illustration (for the Witchblade forearm itself).

Key art and logo design for a comic about Shakespearean characters come to life and committing crimes in the noir style.

Key art and logo design for a comic about Shakespearean characters come to life and committing crimes in the noir style.

Vector illustration layout for the holiday card that year, featuring the cartoon mascots reclining in traditional Southern California wintery style. 

Vector illustration layout for the holiday card that year, featuring the cartoon mascots reclining in traditional Southern California wintery style. 

Art composite for the cover of a fiction anthology book. You can even see the spine cutout in the lower middle. 

Art composite for the cover of a fiction anthology book. You can even see the spine cutout in the lower middle. 

A second edition, showing the typesetting layer and general graphic design.

And without the type layer. Click to enlarge.

3D glass effect in Photoshop, made from a few dozen layers of different effects and adjustments, at various transparencies. 

3D glass effect in Photoshop, made from a few dozen layers of different effects and adjustments, at various transparencies. 

Iceberg illustration created from about a dozen different photos composited and blended. Created as part of an ad, it needed to show a small bit above the water and the huge part beneath it, and there just was no such photograph.

Iceberg illustration created from about a dozen different photos composited and blended. Created as part of an ad, it needed to show a small bit above the water and the huge part beneath it, and there just was no such photograph.

Below: Examples of sketches received from art directors, and the resulting Photoshop renderings. Usually these arrive with simple instructions as to what materials they'd like them to look like, and an instruction like, "Make it look spectacular." Which is my favorite brief.

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

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

above: Digital watercolor illustration for Sterling Management, for their Christmas card a few years ago. Click to enlarge.

above: Illustrative Photoshop logo rendering for Sterling Management.

above: Illustrative Photoshop logo rendering for Sterling Management.

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

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

cover-info-1600.jpg

Informational


Informational


INFOGRAPHICS AND ILLUSTRATED DATA 


WOW-circuit-vines-infographic-r1v1a2c.jpg

above: Infographic for an e-book publisher, demonstrating how far the technology of publishing and distributing words and pictures has come. 

below: A horizontal summary graphic version of the same data set, for use in social posting, marketing materials, and so forth. 


below: Illustrating the changes in a neighborhood – in the space itself, the people, tone, and the overall usage profile – resulting from converting a traditional parking structure to an underground robotic parking solution, recovering and repurposing above-ground space.


below: Infographic posters for a treatment office, illustrating principles and techniques for correcting non-optimal organ/endocrine system conditions.


below: Created for a German-themed restaurant in Helen, GA, this map was intended to show the general political and social arrangement of Central Europe in the century prior to World War I. 


below: An informational map graphic created as a poster and handout for the Sesquicentennial Anniversary of Alpharetta, GA.