A collection of projects and experiences that have shaped my point of view as a designer.
Audobon Bird Collage. This was a visual mock-up of a personal art project, but I think it also relates to my dual nature as a UX and Visual Designer. Both the flamingo and pelican are "birds" but have very different capabilities and characteristics. The pairing and comparing of the two is something that I find visually and conceptually very interesting. (2016)
CCA Studio 0, Center for Digital Storytelling. (2011)
We All Inherit the Moon, Album Artwork Infocode 8086 Japan. Design elements include woodblock printing, hand drawing, and typography. (2010)
SOMA Magazine, Art Director. Feature on Sophie Okonedo discussing Hotel Rwanda. Sophie's availability came at a moments notice and I was given a photographers name in New York that could do the job. Not having time to book a studio we resolved the issue by having the photoshoot done on an apartment building roof and hallway. (2005)
Mark Mulroney, Web 1.0 Artist Website (2005), Mark thought my "For Placement Only" signature was funny and kept it as part of the final design.
Coca-cola Real featuring The Roots, Burrell Communications, Mechanical Layout / Production Design for magazines and billboards. (2003)
Lumpen Magazine Anti-war poster (2001), Version>02 Digital Arts Convergence (2002)
UIC School of Art & Design, Flash Motion Graphic Sequence, Typography II (1998).
Man With Gun Records, Avenue Vendome Analog Robot (1996).
As a teenager I ran a small record label. I released records by my friends — Calm, Braid, Tetsuo, Cap'n Jazz — as well as my own music project Avenue Vendome. This was an interesting time for music and music production, even in the 90's records were very popular, relatively inexpensive to produce and sell, and are now seen as cultural artifacts of that time period.
Kinko's, Docutech Operator (1995 – 2000).
I was the key operator of the Xerox Docutech 6135 and used Kinkonet, the first digital remote networked print system. At Kinko's I learned two things: 1.) Constantly adapting to rapidly changing technology and software. 2.) Collaborating with customers to create highly customized solutions. Each order and job was different — this created an atmosphere of innovative and original (improvised) thinking.
Aurelio's Pizza Downers Grove, IL Kitchen Preparation, Pizza Making and Cutting (1992–1996).
Skateboarding since 1988 (far right).