AIGA Member Spotlight

AIGA Member Spotlight

Thanks to @aigaasheville for the member spotlight this week!

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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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Event Design

Event Design

It’s been a week since Climate Con wrapped up. Producing event related design is one of my areas of expertise that I truly enjoy working on.
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Big shout out to the folks at Hnycmb Creative who built the brand and website for the Climate Con event. Credit due where credit is due and all. My role on this one was more signage layout and consultation for our mutual client the Collider. 🎉
Back in the day I was the director of the art department for a large special events company that pulled off large scale events every day. I also used to have my own venue where mostly live music events took place. I’m not bragging just sharing my unique experience that I bring to the table. 🎉
When you work with John Hornsby Creative, you can benefit from the advantage of that experience along with our other background in promotions, signage and event based marketing.
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As can only come from years in the trenches, I understand the unique needs and challenges involved in the design of not only “outside of the box” event brand and graphics but also flow, timing, set design, marketing and communications and more. It can be stressful, but I bring a steady calm and sense of fun to help ease the process. Some other Asheville events I’ve collaborated on include Moog fest and the NCSHRM conference. I’m not a full time event planner but if YOU are, we should definitely be talking about how I can help make your next main event more successful, through the power of well thought out and executed branding and design.
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Everywhere Are Signs

Everywhere Are Signs

Last night I had the pleasure of presenting at the Asheville Design Salon along with some other amazing local sign pros. Honored and humbled to be part of the talent pool in this amazing city. Much respect for the sign painters and makers pushing boundaries while honoring tradition, signcraft and local history.
@avl_designsalon

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Sign Design | Wayfinding | Environmental Design

Really proud of this sign I designed for @manna_foodbank during my time at Fastsigns, who did a fantastic job on the fabrication and install with help from our friends at Dover Crane.

This was a labor of love and an excercise in patient persistence. Many hoops to jump through with the city on this one. It required not just the typical structural engineering, but with additional special considerations for being in the flood plain. I now know what base flood elevation is. Always learning.

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Main Manna Sign in Progress

Main Manna Sign in Progress

The crew at Fastsigns is doing an awesome job of building out this sign I designed for @manna_foodbank. Stay tuned for the final installed pics coming soon to a feed near you.

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