"The Crunchy Grocer is a local organic grocery store in the heart of Loveland, Colorado." Tenfold Collective, design firm; The Crunchy Grocer, client.
The process of letting go (in vivid color). Personal work.
"A nod to J.D. Salinger's immortal character."
"A meal planning website that allows you plan, create shopping lists and keep track of what's in your pantry." Tenfold Collective, design firm; Plan to Eat, client.
"A thriving church body in Loveland, Colorado." Tenfold Collective, design firm; Good Shepard Church, client.
"Justin Real is an artisan furniture maker specializing in reclaimed wood and steel." Tenfold Collective, design firm; Justin Real, client.
A project for a lovely friend's screenprinted poster series on everyday activities."
"Concept for a local Ft. Collins cheese shop." Tenfold Collective, design firm; Welsh Rabbit, client.
Duration: Professionally for seven years both at agencies and freelance. The work on my portfolio site, candy coated universe, is a collection of projects from various agencies. I'm currently employed as art director for The Shop (a design and branding workshop at Golden Tech).
Staff: At The Shop, it's Sara Seal, art director; Marc Oestreich, director of marketing; and Scott Sawaya, director of operations.
Education: Anderson University, BA in visual communication 2006.
Cultural Influences: In my experience, everything is interesting if you're willing to look long enough—turn it over, take it apart, maybe even break it. Everything has some kind of unique beauty. I love discovering one-of-a-kindness in the everyday. Inspiration is everywhere if you want to look.
Environment: A multi-use space with vintage touches, cozy furniture and a constantly napping dog.
Philosophy: I love people who love what they do. It doesn't matter what it is. The folks who aren't afraid to be mad, crazy, head-over-heels for what they're about makes me want to get up in the morning. For me, great design is always about telling a story. It's about people's unique connections to each other; about fully participating and investing in the dreams and passions of others and helping them to share those passions with the world.