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STERN GROVE FESTIVAL : T-SHIRT (MEN'S, 1/2) ///// Stern Grove Festival Association desired an evergreen t-shirt design to sell alongside season-specific merchandise during their free summer concerts. Inspired by the towering eucalyptus trees for which the festival's venue, the Sigmund Stern Grove, is known, the illustration depicts musical notes fluttering like leaves past five trunks -- one for each line of the treble clef. This design has become the Association's best selling garment. Pictured is the men's shirt, which features gray ink on a black, slim-fit shirt. ///// ROLE: Art direction, illustration, typesetting ///// AWARDED: GD USA American Graphic Design Award
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STERN GROVE FESTIVAL : T-SHIRT (WOMEN'S, 2/2) ///// Stern Grove Festival Association desired an evergreen t-shirt design to sell alongside season-specific merchandise during their free summer concerts. Inspired by the towering eucalyptus trees for which the festival's venue, the Sigmund Stern Grove, is known, the illustration depicts musical notes fluttering like leaves past five trunks -- one for each line of the treble clef. This design has become the Association's best selling garment. Pictured is the women's shirt, which features gray ink on a dark heather gray, slim-fit shirt. ///// ROLE: Art direction, illustration, typesetting
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SELF-INITIATED PROJECT : SOTA CATALYST AWARD REMINDER ///// The Society of Typographic Aficionados (SOTA) created the Catalyst Award to recognize people under age 25 who create original work in the typographic fields. In 2017, I was honored to serve on the committee of judges charged with the difficult task of selecting a Catalyst Award winner. We were invited to tweet about the call for entries when it opened; before the call closed, I opted to also post a deadline reminder. My plan to send a plain text tweet quickly took on a more creative spin — what if I were to handwrite the tweet? My hand lettered reminder revolves around the number two. The iconic image of a hand with "reminder string" tied around a single, raised finger is blended with the two-finger "rock on” sign, informing my headline. Line work was executed in graphite, while colors were painted in watercolor (foreground) and acrylic (background). ///// ROLE: Illustration, hand lettering, copywriting
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ONE FOR THE EARLY RISER : WINNING CONDOM WRAPPER DESIGN ///// (Image 1 of 2) ONE Condoms launched their first-ever wrapper design contest in 2005, charging entrants with the task of creating an original "ONE Liner" -- a hallmark of all ONE packaging -- and accompanying graphic. My design was selected among over 300 entries from around the world and was featured on ONE packaging, which became available at CVS Pharmacy in Summer 2007 ///// ROLE: concept, design, digital illustration, copywriting ///// AWARDED: Winner + Judge's Pick, 2005 Design ONE contest
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ONE FOR THE EARLY RISER : ILLUSTRATION (DETAIL, 2/2) ///// ONE Condoms launched their first-ever wrapper design contest in 2005, charging entrants with the task of creating an original "ONE Liner" -- a hallmark of all ONE packaging -- and accompanying graphic. My design was among over 300 entries from around the world; it was named both a winner and Judge's Pick in 2006. It is featured on ONE packaging, which became available at CVS Pharmacy in Summer 2007. Above is my digital (vector) illustration, sans my ONE Liner and the ONE logo. ///// AWARDED: Winner + Judge's Pick, 2005 Design ONE contest
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SNOW DAY : WORD IT MAY 07 (JOY THEME) ///// Each month, the Word It blog announces a theme word, which readers are invited to visually interpret. All results are uploaded to the site. May 2007's word was "Joy;" as a child in Colorado, there was no greater joy for me than waking in the morning to a snow day announcement on the radio! The illustration is digital (vector and raster).
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JAN'S FLOWERS : STILL LIFE ///// This still life was executed in marker on bristol board for an early drawing class in college.
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YOUR WATERY ADVENTURE : WETLANDS ACTIVITY BOOKLET ///// This multimedia illustration appeared on the cover of "Your Watery Adventure," a handbook distributed by Fort Collins Utilities to students participating in the city's WaterSHED (Stormwater Habitat Education Development) program. All animals pictured can be found in the local wetlands.
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JADE HILL : WINE LABEL ILLUSTRATION (1/2) ///// This bottle label illustration was commissioned by a Danville, California, couple for their very first, private batches of merlot and cabernet. Depicting the family dog -- a brindle boxer -- playing in their vineyard, this 4.25" x 5.5" illustration was executed in watercolor, colored pencil and acrylic paint. The lettering is an original, custom design painted in acrylic.
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JADE HILL : WINE LABEL ILLUSTRATION (2/2) ///// This bottle label illustration was commissioned by a Danville, California, couple for their very first, private batches of merlot and cabernet. Depicting the family dog -- a brindle boxer -- playing in their vineyard, this 4.25" x 5.5" illustration was executed in watercolor, colored pencil and acrylic paint. The lettering is an original, custom design painted in acrylic.
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CHARLIE : COMMISSIONED GRAPHITE PORTRAIT (1/2) ///// Commissioned and drawn from a photograph by Charlotte Noon (charlottenoonphoto.com), this graphite portrait measures 6 3/16" x 10 1/4" on cotton bristol stock.
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GEORGE : COMMISSIONED GRAPHITE PORTRAIT (2/2) ///// Commissioned and drawn from a photograph by Charlotte Noon (charlottenoonphoto.com), this graphite portrait measures 6 3/16" x 10 1/4" on cotton bristol stock.
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JL HONSTEIN BLOCK : FORT COLLINS SERIES (1/4) ///// This miniature painting (4 x 6") is one of four watercolors I did depicting iconic locations in my hometown (Fort Collins, CO). This is the historic JL Honstein Block, once home to a bakery, grocery store and chiropractor. It is now home to Coopersmith's Pub & Brewing on the edge of Old Town Square.
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AVERY HOUSE : FORT COLLINS SERIES (2/4) ///// This miniature painting (4 x 6") is one of four watercolors I did depicting iconic locations in my hometown (Fort Collins, CO). This is the Avery House, built in 1879 by Franklin Avery; he laid out the city's wide streets. Now a museum, the Avery House is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
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SHELDON LAKE : FORT COLLINS SERIES (3/4) ///// This miniature painting (4 x 6") is one of four watercolors I did depicting iconic locations in my hometown (Fort Collins, CO). This is Sheldon Lake, located in City Park; in the distance are the distinctive Horsetooth Rock and "Aggies A" (a relic from when Colorado State University was Colorado A&M, and its students were known as Aggies).
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AUNTIE STONE CABIN : FORT COLLINS SERIES (4/4) ///// This miniature painting (4 x 6") is one of four watercolors I did depicting iconic locations in my hometown (Fort Collins, CO). This is the Auntie Stone Cabin, located on the grounds of the Fort Collins Museum. Built by famous local entrepreneur Elizabeth Hickok Robbins Stone, the structure first served as a military mess hall, then as the town's first hotel, first school, and even a dance hall.

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