December 9, 2011

Logo number 20!

Working on my 20th logo this year which is a nice even number to end this year with! Will post the design soon!

November 21, 2011

psychedelic poster design

I've been asked to design a poster for an art and education fundraiser in 2011. The theme is 1960's so I thought a psychedelic style is in order. This is what I've done so far. Still need to work on the text, making into more distorted. Having fun with this!

November 15, 2011

Street art up in San Francisco.


While up in San Francisco this past weekend, we discovered great graffiti in the Dog Patch district.

November 9, 2011

My first business card


Cleaning my office cabinets, I found my very first business card. I think this is from 1985! I remember I wanted it to resemble a matchbook. Instead of matches, I had two goofy clown characters. No wonder I didn't get any work!

November 2, 2011

Family Crest for Winery


Just finished up this crest for a local winery who requested their pet Labradoodle and parrot adorn the top! I drew the entire illustration using Adobe Illustrator with a little help from Photoshop to make some of the hatch lines.

October 28, 2011

Yeeeehaaaaa! Postcard invite design!


Just finished up a postcard for a client who wanted something fun and rustic for their party invitation.

October 25, 2011

Fireman illustration


A client requested an illustration of a fireman having a bit of an issue with putting out a fire. I'd say a leaking hose at the hydrant, is a problem!

October 18, 2011

Dorothy's new boots.


Dorothy had enough of her ruby red slippers. Something more edgy? Boots?

October 6, 2011

Beer Label design


Yep... guaranteeing my place in Hell. Here's a new beer label I'm working on for Santa Cruz Mountain Brewing's tasty spicy chili, chocolate beer!

August 10, 2011

Roar logo idea


My client wanted something with a lion and flowers coming out of the mouth for his landscape design business. This is my first comp for it!

June 20, 2011

Wine label designs!


Here are the latest wine labels for Carlotta Cellars! Charlene on the right is for the white and Betty on the left, red!

June 8, 2011

Illustration complete!!!!!



Just completed a pretty detailed illustration for a client who runs a large farm. They wanted all the produce they grow represented in art as well as their landmark silo. Also created a logo using their silo and a few veg/fruits!

June 2, 2011

Drawing a bunch of fruit and veggies this week...


A client who's an organic farmer is looking for a logo, requested something more illustrative, so I'm working up a woodcut like design. Lots of detail! Here's a portion of it working in hard lines and color over the sketch.

May 24, 2011

Yet another logo!


A new logo for a new local dog grooming service! Get your dirty dogs ready!

May 19, 2011

Cool packaging!


Searching for some packaging inspiration, I stumbled upon this. Pretty fun!

April 27, 2011

Busy, busy!


More logos to design, web sites to create and a few character illustrations to sketch up, are what's on my plate these days!
Here's a website design I'm still working on for a local small farm.

April 8, 2011

Client site is up and running!

This was quite a project! 35 photos taken, 330+ photos colorized and a few dozen illustrations created to create this beautiful website! Hanky Buddy

March 22, 2011

Fun wine event in Santa Cruz coming up!


Just finished up the poster and rack card for the local Dare to Pair wine and food event. Should be fun!

March 15, 2011

Photoshop rocks!

Had a client in for some head shots and he was very excited about getting a Photoshop facelift! So easy to whiten teeth, lighten dark under eye circles and give them that glamourous skin!

March 10, 2011

Website design round 2


Here's a site I'm working on. It's for a new product for men who wear pocket squares called the Hanky Buddy. When the site is up, you'll be able to learn all about the history of the pocket square, how to fold them and order a Hanky Buddy to keep your square from slipping down into your suit, tux or sport coat pocket!

March 2, 2011

Blue Lotus Goods!


My client Blue Lotus www.bluelotusgoods.com is heading to Anaheim Natural Products Expo West. Bags are sold at New Leaf, Whole foods and other locations in CA!

March 1, 2011

Technical logo design


Just finished up this logo for a new client who wanted a shield shape. A few highlights really gave this design some flair!

January 27, 2011

Strong Women Brew Strong Beer Poster


Here's the final for Santa Cruz Mountain Brewings new poster! It was fun to create and I look forward in seeing it all over town!

January 25, 2011

Sketching up a new Strong Women poster for the local brewing co!

I want it to be Rosie the Riverter-ish in color but with a contemporary twist! Hip cap, sexy t-shirt and apron showing her muscles!

January 6, 2011

Before... and after Photoshop


I had a TON of fun today turning this photo into something dark and gritty!