Jet Blue

The New York Times

Don't fly Jet Blue

The New York Times wanted an illustration as a companion piece for an article on that Jet Blue Flight attendant who went postal on an irate customer.

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Milk Market Map

The Milk Market

Mapping the Interior

A new community food hall wanted a bespoke map to help guide customers around the space. I created custom icons for each of the restaurants that let customers easily see what each had to offer.

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Various Logos

Brand identities

A collection of various identities I’ve created over the years.

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Brand Strategy

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Custom Icons

Icons

Various icons I’ve created for several different clients.

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Katie and Matthew Wedding

Milk Market Map

UrbanTrans Locations

Terry Rigg Design Branding

Shiny Shoe Team

Gear Stream Infographic

Transportation Modes

Matt and Sean Wedding

People I See at the Gym

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AIGA: Chaircuterie

AIGA: Charcuterie

What lies beneath?

I was selected as one of 100 Colorado artists to participate in Chaircuterie, the AIGA’s celebration of its centennial anniversary. The story goes that at the very first organization meeting, attendees had to bring their own chairs. As you may have guessed by now, the theme of the evening was ‘Chairs’ and there was a nice mix of 2D and 3D artists. Each submission had to feature a chair in some way shape and form, and there were a lot of very creative solutions to the objective. All pieces were donated and auctioned off in a silent auction with proceeds going to the AIGA.

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Vietnam: Hao Long Bay

Hao Long Bay

A couple of years ago I spent a week or so in northern Vietnam. One of the most fascinating things I did was spend two nights on a boat tooling around Hao Long Bay. It was almost winter time, so there was a lot of fog in the air that made the whole experience feel a little mysterious and surreal. We’d be slowly crawling along and all of the sudden these huge rock formations would just appear, rising up out of the water in the middle of the bay.

 

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Endangered Species

Endangered

Last year sometime, I read The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History by Elizabeth Kolbert. It’s concerned with how mankind is making it much more difficult for the rest of the species on the planet to continue living on said planet. It’s as horrific as you think it might be. Maybe even worse.  I was inspired to create this ongoing series of posters to highlight the most endangered animal species in the world. They are for sale on my shop page at Society 6. If you buy one, 100% of all proceeds will go to the World Wildlife Fund.

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The Black Rhino by Sean Duggan
Amur Leopard by Sean Duggan
The Hawksbill Sea Turtle by Sean Duggan
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Shiny Shoe Games

Shiny Shoe

Polished

Shiny Shoe’s existing logo and website – a golden high-top sneaker and minimalist site designed by a college student – weren’t doing the firm any favors, especially when making presentations to potential corporate clients less familiar with their work. Founded in 2011, the studio had fallen into a pattern of handling a few consulting projects for larger game developers and corporate clients and then using their profits to focus on creating original games, including the popular PuzzleRaiders.

Founder/CEO Mark Cooke recognized he needed a more integrated business model, one that would allow Shiny Shoe to grow, while assigning development time to consulting projects and original work simultaneously.

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Identity

Branding

Collateral

 

Initial concepts

With a name like ‘Shiny Shoe’, you don’t really need to explore different ‘themes’ for a new identity. You can however, explore different ways to present the idea of shoe and getting across this personality of artisan, hand-crafted video games.

Round Two

The client liked several of the initial concepts that they wanted to explore a little further.

First up the monster, which represented the wild imagination they relied on when creating their games. I tightened it up a little further, and explored some different font and color options.

They really liked the idea of it, but wanted me to explore some different types of monsters, so I went back to the sketch stage to quickly come up with some different looks. I narrowed them down to these three so as not to overwhelm.

The client decided that a monster just wasn’t quite right as a representation of their brand, so they asked me to explore a character instead.

They liked the idea of the cat and the gorilla, so I explored different poses and tightened up the gorilla. Ultimately, they felt that the cat was too cute, and the gorilla didn’t have enough sass.

Round three

We could never quite come to an agreement on an appropriate character or monster, so the client decided they wanted me to explore a couple of the other concepts with different fonts and color variations.

Final

The client really liked the hand drawn aspect of the shoelaces concept since it alluded to the fact that their original games were all made ‘by hand’ and spoke to the attention to detail they brought to each of their projects.

The stationery

Once we finalized the logo, I created a suite of templates they client could use for their different brand materials: letterhead, business cards, invoices and presentation. The different types of pieces allowed me to utilize some of the other logo color options I’d explored in earlier rounds.

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Built in conjunction with e9.

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Save the Signs on Colfax

Save the Signs

A couple of years ago, an organization was started to save some of the old neon signs on Colfax Avenue in Denver. Colfax is the longest street in Denver and a lot of the signs are for businesses that are still in operation. As they’ve fallen into disrepair, the businesses typically replace them with cheaper alternatives. Save the Signs was created to help the businesses repair them instead of destroying them. I created this series of posters to help raise money for the preservation effort.

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Pop Culture Card Deck

Pop Culture Card Deck

Recently, I discovered Deckstarter, and needed an interesting project for self-promotion, so I decided to build a deck of cards. I’ve always been a tad obsessed with pop culture, the cult of celebrity and what kind of toll it must take to live your life in the spotlight, so my mind pretty readily went to a pop culture card deck. I think this current style of illustration that I’ve been exploring is perfect for reflecting the personalities of famous people. It flattens them out and and promotes them to icon status which is, in and of itself, a (somewhat satirical) comment on the pedestal we erroneously put them on.

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