Preemptive Love Coalition is a non-profit based in Iraq whose goal is, “To eradicate the backlog (50,000+) of Iraqi children waiting in line for lifesaving heart surgery in pursuit of peace between communities at odds (Kurds & Arabs, Sunni’s and Shia Muslims).
I created this poster and the “Books for Better Hearts” logo for a text book drive that would provide for the crucially needed heart surgeries throughout Iraq.
After creating the “Books for Better Hearts” poster, I was invited to Iraq for ten weeks as a graphic design intern for Preemptive Love. I spent my time from May 20th-July 27th living in Iraqi Kurdistan, designing to help raise awareness and financial support for PLC.
My most notable contribution was invention and the development of the Preemptive Love Coalition Recovery Bond and investments campaign.
My goal was to create a fundraising campaign that gave something back to the contributor that would show them just how impactful their gift was. These bonds, show the face value of what a donation is really worth, proving that a financial contribution is an investment with an incredible return.
This entire series takes the visual language of WWII War Bonds, and turns it on its head focusing the customer on investing in world change and peacemaking rather than investing in the destruction of others.
I developed this poster and postcard for a commemorative design show celebrating the art and life of Saul Bass.
The goal was to create a piece that clearly captured his design aesthetic, while being assertive, fresh, and exciting enough to attract an audience who was not yet aware of his work.
The first piece was the first rush campaign I created as P.R. chair for Chapman Phi Tau. The goal was to communicate that while Phi Tau, while smaller in house size, defied the societal norms of a fraternity, and sought to rescue Chapman University from the grasp of Greek stereotypes. This campaign brought in roughly 25 potentials, Around 18 of those who recieved bids were initiated. This was the most successful rush our chapter had seen up until that point.
This design is an appropriation of the original “King Kong” movie poster, which serves as a foundation for the visual pun. Taking the somewhat familiar and twisting the imagery to relay a new message.
The second piece was my final rush campaign as P.R. Chair. My goal was to create and maintain the momentum that had been started by the first campaign, I created a fall rush logo, business cards and individual flyers with icons for each rush event.
I also developed a rush poster and shirt in the same vein as the King Kong poster, utilizing the film “Viva Zapata” as a basis for the piece. The poster is meant to inspire the viewer to take the Phi Tau flag farther than it has ever gone; To ride into battle against hazing and greek stereotypes, and to look great doing it. The unicorn rider in the poster is Brother Newman, who our chapter had wanted to honor and incorporate into a rush campaign since his passing.
The design campaign and the video helped bring in our largest class ever with 50 potentials and 27 bid recipients.
Capilla Calvario is a small Calvary Chapel located in Vista De Valle (Tijuana, Mexico). The church provides food for nearly 60 children each day, and works hard to offer them and a safe place to learn about God, while fostering family growth.
On a short weekend trip I was blessed to be able to create this design, which will be used on posters and shirts for the next year.
Because of the lack of internet at Capilla Calvario, I had to finish the design in less than 4 hours so that I could deliver the file before leaving. Here is the lettering I produced.
Die Quadriga is a 5-star German restaurant located in Berlin at the Brandenberger-hof. The fine dining establishment features chairs designed by Frank Loyd Wright in 1904 has served the president of Germany in an unofficial capacity on numerous occasions.
I developed a logo, typeface, menu, and bill design that would celebrate the establishments distinct past and aesthetic. The type is an early 20th century take on the classic Roman form. “Quadriga” is hand lettered based on lettering from German film posters in the 1910’s.
These are various logos that I have created over the past few years.
Club Bone’s is a clothing company that is seeking to promote awakening in a spiritually dead generation. They do this by providing excellent products and giving 10 dollars of every purchase to Come&Live, a non-profit record label that is giving away their music in an effort to show the world that it is loved, and is providing for people in need around the world.
I was commissioned to create a poster based on Ezekiel 37, which is about the valley of dry bones.This poster illustration is a visual representation of verses 5 and 6: “This is what the Sovereign LORD says to these bones: I will make breath[a] enter you, and you will come to life. I will attach tendons to you and make flesh come upon you and cover you with skin; I will put breath in you, and you will come to life. Then you will know that I am the LORD.’”
The second part of this Club Bone’s campaign was to create an advertisement that would propogate the sale of their alpargartas shoes in support of their partner Come&Live.
In this self initiated project to celebrate the 21st birthday of my friend Megan, I developed a poster commemorating her most treasured experiences and possessions. I created the different pieces and icons in her favorite art style: Dia de los Muertos (The Day of the Dead). I made the bottle in the poster a die-cut birthday card as a teaser for the final piece.
Most of the type in this piece is either original, or customized and altered to fit the style of the illustrations and icons.
Sing Inc., is a voice training company whose goal and “passion is to provide award-winning, professional, personalized and innovative coaching to vocal students of all ages, levels and vocal styles.”
I created 2 illustrations for Sing Inc: one was to be used on postcard sized birthday party invitations, and the other was to be used on “Happy Birthday” card that gets sent to customers on their birthday.
Chains For Chains is a for-profit company that gives 50% of its earnings to organizations that help women get out of sex trafficking and into safe houses where they heal, and are rehabilitated, educated and encouraged to start a new life.
The company sells unique jewelry made from reclaimed materials, such as antique skeleton keys and bullets on chains. Their business model is simple, buy a chain to break the chains
of sexual slavery.
I have had the great priveledge of heading up a total design overhaul. I have developed logos, icons, business papers, and illustrations for posters and t-shirts.
Hollowpoint is a display typeface with a twist. It was inspired and constructed from a Remington 223 hollowpoint bullet.
The goal was to construct an aesthetically pleasing, visually powerful face that exhibited the qualities of the bullet without being kitschy or cute. The result was a deliberate typeface with a 2 strong personalities.
The first is Hollowpoint Loaded, and features bullet tips on the sides of each letter giving the face alluding to woodcut type and letterpress posters from the “Wild West”.
The second face is Hollowpoint Empty, which does not include the bullet tips removing some of the aggression without losing its western letterpress influences.
“Hysperia” is an up-and-coming feature film that tells the story of a young man who must do anything to save his little brother, who was kidnapped by child molestors. During his journey, the older brother becomes the very monster he is trying to defeat.
The poster portrays the duality within each of the characters in “Hysperia”, showing the dark and gritty monstrosity that has muddled, fractured or obstructed the childlike innocence deep underneath.
I was asked by Chapman University’s Gamma Phi Beta sorority, to create a lettering piece around the phrase “Love to the Crescent Moon and back”, to be used for their recruitment, and new member education program.
The goal for me was to create a piece that young women would actually want to wear, as I had never had a target audience so feminine before.
The result for me was a new found love for typography, and lettering, and a greater understanding of the differences between the terms girly, and elegant.
The result for Gamma Phi Beta was a design that rallied and united the new members, creating a commonality for the entire house to represent proudly on Chapman’s campus.
This is a spec project I worked on with Ty Mattson this summer for a girls volleyball club. The goal was to capture the glory and strength of WWII design, with the Rosie the Riveter attitude thrown in.