I enjoy making things with my hands, made evident by the portfolio of work I've created for personal projects over the years. Below are samples of some images made in acrylic, mixed-media collage, and various other materials
This is the second iteration of the Austin Stone Worship Conference. The event took place in November 2015 at the For The City Center in North Austin. The artwork is based on Shepard Fairey's Obey campaign. The illustration work masks several multi-pane glass entrances to the building as well as 18 4x8' PetG suspended panels. Vinyl application was handled by The Whitley Group here in Austin. Printed panels were produced by Rob Redick of Double-Wide Decor in Georgetown. Other printed elements include custom clothe wristbands, versa fabric panels, hanging directionals, a 40-foot wide piped backdrop and event apparel.
This project was completed in Spring 2014 for the annual Verge Network Conference held at Moody Theater in Austin, Texas. The three-day event included use of environmental, print, textile and digital pieces. We manufactured a geometric type-system incorporated into exterior vinyl treatments and the printed materials distributed to conference-goers. The booklet was printed in 5 spot-colors including a metallic. Interior pages are printed on Cougar, and the embossed cover is a paper from the Curious Metallics line. Work was finished in collaboration with Lauren Huff.
Wknd Press is a small print shop located in Austin, Texas, owned and operated by me and my wife. While planning my wedding in early 2014, I started the process of acquiring a 10x15 platen press from Kansas City, Missouri. The 1600-lb press currently lives in our small garage, and that’s where the magic happens! Interested in the art of letter pressing? We like to share our tips and tools. Find out more about by checking out Wknd Press. Bendichas Manos cards by Studio St. Louis. Sun Basket collateral by Kyle Miller Creative.
WiseWear is a startup tech company located in San Antonio, Texas that specializes in wearable fitness and sensor tracking. I've produced a range of projects used for promotion, investor communication, mobile app design, and product development.
Every Easter the Austin Stone creative team puts together a print piece to be distributed at their campuses in Austin, Texas. We chose to illustrate the story of Jesus from resurrection to ascension, depicted in monoline artwork. The detail was something we wanted people to be able to interact with, so we knew we either wanted the piece to be debossed or embossed to create a meticulous texture. By using a matte gold foil and an offset flooded sheet to back the artwork we feel like we found a nice mix of subtlety and surprise. The project was featured on UnderConsideration's For Print Only.
This is branding project for the guys over at Ridescout. After several years of developing this tool for urban transit, the team approached me to rework branding elements and in-app icons. The result is a slew of fun shapes and line illustrations.
The Austin Stone had a seven-week series defining the values of the church. Our team created a book to serve as a companion piece to the teaching and studies. The 120-page project is featured below, printed offset in four-color process with an additional spot color. Interior and cover were on Cougar. Designed in collaboration with Lauren Huff.
From July until October I was contracted for the Austin Stone Worship Conference, a three-day gathering for musicians, artists and worship pastors. The event took place in downtown Austin an the Austin Music Hall. Two of my pieces are on display as part of the permanent collection housed by the venue. Application ranged from apparel to wayfinding signage, large-format mesh to cut vinyl, pint glasses to digital media. Below are images of pieces I developed. The logo mark was developed by Brendan Pittman.
Each year I design a backdrop for a summer camp in New Braunfels, Texas. The artworks serves as the stage design for a small camp tucked into the Texas hill country. Half-inch foam insular, latex paint, galvanized washers and dry-wall screws makeup the entire material list. Each shape was hand-cut using a box knife. The final effect is shown here.
During my time with The Austin Stone, I developed hundreds of print materials and digital graphics used for education and promotion. Below is a sample of that work completed over a year and a half with their design team.
While in school at the University of Texas in Austin, I completed a number of projects with Texas Creative, a concentrated program designed to mimic the experience of a functioning ad agency. I produced award-winning work under the direction of Sean Thompson and Maria Rivera. These projects were completed alongside various copywriters and fellow art directions including Rhea Jemmerson, Andrea Lindzey, and Mallory Johnson.