"A self-initiated poster created for a three-night concert series held at the UIC Pavilion in support of the bands, Arcade Fire and The National."
"A continuing personal series of book covers depicting certain stories of interest."
"An art print from a larger series of images; created and preserved for CSA Design and CSA Images." CSA Design, client.
"A proposed package design for a wine bottle, titled, Black Sheep Cabernet Sauvignon, utilizing the common idiom, relating to the black sheep of the family."
"An album cover for The Teddy Holidays Arctic EP based on the simple concept and imagery of the endlessly remote Arctic." The Teddy Holidays, client.
"A charming concept for a ray gun design that will produce a concentrated dose of butterflies in one's stomach." Alex Griendling, curator; Raygun 52, client.
"One from a self-initiated series of posters for documentary films recounting some of the highest and lowest points of Western culture in the United States."
"A postcard for actor/puppeteer Kyle Loven, and his one-man show My Dear Lewis, funded by the Jim Henson Foundation." Tyler Korth, photographer; Kyle Loven, client.
Duration: Formerly of CSA Design, where I worked for over two years. Now I’m doing freelance projects and looking for a new job of interest.
Staff: Normally it’s just me. A one-man army.
Education: Two degrees in computer art and publishing. Then a BFA in graphic design from The College of Visual Arts.
Cultural Influences: Iconography, mid-century illustrations, gig posters, cute girls, four-cheese pizza, Chuck Anderson... Actually, I owe a lot of my success to Chuck. Before I started working at CSA, I had just interviewed at Duffy, and when they ended up hiring someone else for the position, things were looking grim; I was unemployed. Then I remembered seeing a “Now Hiring” sign at a local fabric store in Saint Paul. So the afternoon that I was going to check out the storefront, Chuck called me. He asked if Joe had hired me, I responded with the news and then Chuck replied, “Why don’t you come on by and work here for the time being. It might not be tons of money, but I think you could learn something here.” He was right.
Environment: It varies. Usually I work out of a local coffee house; although, currently I’m working on a cool project with Blu Dot in the very industrial, North East, Minneapolis.
Philosophy: It may sound trivial, but just be nice to one another. It’s surprising how far kindness alone can get you.