Last year I was tapped to design the holiday card for the Van Winkle Law Firm.

Last year I was tapped to design the holiday card for the Van Winkle Law Firm.

Last year I was tapped to design the holiday card for the Van Winkle Law Firm.

Interestingly, many of the lawyers are also musicians and each year they record a holiday song. One of the requirements of the brief was that a lot of the members of the firm had to be represented. It was also the 50th anniversary of Sgt Peppers. So I pitched the idea of the holiday card being a “record” that played off of the classic album design. It included a printed insert that had download instructions for listening to their collection of holiday tunes.
This was definitely one of my favorite projects from last year.

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Here’s a simple straight all American style logo

Here’s a simple straight all American style logo

Here’s a simple straight all American style logo I did a little while back for my mechanic, crane operator and all around good guy Jeff Dover. A little stars and bars monogram for a stellar client and operational partner.

Times are tough right now and so are we. Let’s design a better future.
We got this!
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More excerpts from yesterday’s @lets_makeamark Asheville event. Amazing to see all the talent culminating into stellar deliverables for organizations doing amazing work in our community and beyond

More excerpts from yesterday’s @lets_makeamark Asheville event. Amazing to see all the talent culminating into stellar deliverables for organizations doing amazing work in our community and beyond

More excerpts from yesterday’s @lets_makeamark Asheville event. Amazing to see all the talent culminating into stellar deliverables for organizations doing amazing work in our community and beyond.
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#nonprofitdesign #logodesign
#branding

AIGA Member Spotlight

AIGA Member Spotlight

Thanks to @aigaasheville for the member spotlight this week!

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https://www.instagram.com/aigaasheville/p/BwZ9PZVhXln/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=9adrsi8h8wgg

In honor of tax day. Here is a logo I designed for my accountant last year

In honor of tax day. Here is a logo I designed for my accountant last year

In honor of tax day. Here is a logo I designed for my accountant last year.

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Custom Sign Design in Asheville

Custom Sign Design in Asheville

This was the first sign I designed for @giganticavl when we started teaming up last year. Always fun to play with double sided asymmetry.

It’s taken a little longer than the typical project to fulfill due to permitting hurdles and fabricator foibles. But we got it done and we’re all happy with how it turned out. Shout out to @chukkb for helping save the day with some last minute plasma cutting.

What I love about sign design is the blend of disciplines. Form and function. Architecture, construction, information design, graphic design, way finding, experiential design, typography… They all come together on a project like this. Lots to explore and play with. Never a dull day.

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Happy February! Big news in my latest newsletter. Check it out! Link in bio

Happy February! Big news in my latest newsletter. Check it out! Link in bio

Happy February! Big news in my latest newsletter. Check it out! Link in bio👆

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My Talk on Sales for Introverts

My Talk on Sales for Introverts

WordPress.tv just posted the talk I gave at @wordcampasheville this year on Sales and Customer Service for the Introverted Designer.
Link in my profile 👆

Is an hour long vulnerable knowledge drop on why and how I think about fear and sales. #hornsbycreative #publicspeaker #salestraining #wordcamp #design #inspiration #work #smallbusiness #businessbranding #entrepeneur #entrepeneurlife  #ashevillebusiness #smallbusiness #creative #creativity #branding #graphicdesign #followyourfear

Riparian Turtle Moodboard

Riparian Turtle Moodboard

Here’s a moodboard for a current logo /branding project I’m working on for Blue Earth Planning, Engineering & Design.
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The moodboard is part of the collaborative design process where we select inspirational imagery that represents the mood we are looking to evoke with the brand design. The imagery is not intended to be taken too literally and just helps establish some boundaries within which to focus our creative work.
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As the client is a unique values based hydroengineering firm, we’ve focused on drawing our primary inspiration from riparian topography and turtle imagery. Through our detailed discovery process we’ve identified these as our key elements.
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Stay tuned for more to come!
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Street Art Mural Design

Street Art Mural Design

A little street art mural I helped design for @giganticavl with applied aerosol skills by @speech_impediment

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