"I love type and it was one of the rare off-site opportunities to do something that wasn't HTML-based and didn't necessarily need our logotype." Randy Hunt, creative director; Etsy, client.
"These were a variation on something I had been playing around with after hours as a design exercise. A great example of play turned work." Randy Hunt, creative director; Etsy, client.
"I needed garage sale signs but didn't like what was commercially available. I spent an hour designing these the day they went to the printer."
"As part of AIGA's 20/20, I had a minute to present (vimeo.com/6977580) on the 'Make/Think' theme." John Deeb, Deeb Studios, photographer; AIGA, client.
Website and branding for a home brew supply company. Gene Albamonte, writer; Tom Macaluso, creative director; Anson Stoner, ad agency; Homebrew Den, client.
"Ground-up branding project for an island-inspired, bamboo clothing company." Gene Albamonte, writer; Tom Macaluso, creative director; Anson Stoner, ad agency; Kane'Ohe, client.
"This is a design for Chicago musician Into it Over it; I thought it would be fun to build an illustration in and over typography." Into it. Over it., client.
"Drink is an Orlando lifestyle publication; editor Meghan Schalk asked me to do a little design and I convinced them to let me completely rebrand." Jon Paul Douglass, photographer; Meghan Schalk, writer.
Duration: I've been in Brooklyn roughly six months. I relocated from Orlando to work at Etsy. I've been designing for the better part of ten years, with the latter half being mostly interactive.
Staff: At Etsy, we have almost 300 people with a design team of around 7.
Education: Associates in graphic design from Valencia.
Cultural Influences: Lots and lots of music. I used to be a career musician before becoming a professional designer. If it weren't for being in bands, I wouldn't have had the need to start designing things. I would make our CD covers, T-shirts and posters because I didn't know anyone else who did it. Also, my father, he was a commercial artist and instilled the basics of art and design in me at a very early age.
Environment: Etsy has one of the most amazing offices. Our desks are handmade in Brooklyn and the office is decorated with items from our marketplace. Everyone who works here is insanely talented. We even have Eatsy—lunches catered by local chefs using organic, local, sustainable ingredients.
Philosophy: Take risks, work fast, make mistakes.