Showing posts from 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!

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!

Street art up in San Francisco.

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

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!

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.

Yeeeehaaaaa! Postcard invite design!

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

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!

Dorothy's new boots.

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

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!

Another logo completed!


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!

Latest logo design!


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!

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!

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.

Yet another logo!

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

Cool packaging!

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

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.

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

What colors should you use????

Check out this site that's all about color. Great ideas and inspiration!

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!

Logo number 8 is complete!


Blue Lotus produce bags

My client Blue Lotus got some praise and a mention at for their reusable produce bags with my art on em!

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!

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!

Blue Lotus Goods!

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

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!

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!

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!

Before... and after Photoshop

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