FX is Everywhere Concept

FX is Everywhere Concept

Posted by on Dec 21, 2011 in Journal, Pitch, Presentation, Social Media | No Comments

One more concept for the 2011 FX Upfront pitch. The FX Is Everywhere campaign highlights FX Network’s huge fan base that has recently gotten dramatically wider. Invitation Message-in-a-bottle style invitation to the FX Upfront Party in New York City. Trade Ad Single page ad to highlight FX Networks recent acquisition of blockbuster movies. Microsite Interactive […]

Extreme Entertainment Upfront Presentation

Extreme Entertainment Upfront Presentation

Posted by on Dec 15, 2011 in Journal, Pitch, Presentation, Social Media | No Comments

The FX Extreme Entertainment campaign is a bold, in-your-face presentation for the 2011 Upfront Show in New York City that reflects the networks’ tough, edgy personality. I created this presentation working with KO Creative as a freelance Creative Director. This direction was one of three concepts presented. I may be working on an additional direction […]

Flashback – Swingin’ Identity

Flashback – Swingin’ Identity

Posted by on Nov 10, 2011 in Flashback, Identity, Inspiration, Journal, Small Job | No Comments

Flashback is a series of articles that look back at interesting projects I created before I started this blog. Working with Double Down again on their social media inspired me to look back at two other clients from my time spent in the swing dance and lounge scenes in New York City. Tommy White Tie […]

Breathing Life Into a Deflated Identity

Breathing Life Into a Deflated Identity

Posted by on Oct 7, 2011 in Journal, Pitch, Small Job | No Comments

Green Galactic asked me to take a look at redesigning their logo. They are a marketing and production media company specializing in youth culture. All that they asked was that the logo remain green and that ideally, it included the reflected Gs of their current logo above. The project was on spec so I presented […]

A Dot Com Boom Era Identity Comes of Age

A Dot Com Boom Era Identity Comes of Age

Posted by on Sep 7, 2011 in Journal, Social Media | No Comments

Phone Spell is a website with an app that calculates what a potential phone number spells. So, when picking a phone number, a business or an individual can think of a clever spelling for their number before requesting a phone number. The site has been around since 1995 and has been successful. But they were […]

Flashback – The NHL’s Presence at SuperShow

Flashback – The NHL’s Presence at SuperShow

Posted by on Feb 18, 2011 in Backstory, Design, Events, Flashback, Identity, Journal | No Comments

First off, big thanks for all the nice comments about my new portfolio format. When I added a “Companies and Clients” section in the footer, I thought it may cause a stir. It did. People asked to know more. To be clear, those logos represent a partial list of either companies I worked for or […]

The Art & Science of Jaded Love

The Art & Science of Jaded Love

Posted by on Feb 3, 2011 in Backstory, Journal | No Comments

Philip Norris is a country rock artist who had success in the 1980’s. He was interested in pulling his career together by creating a retrospective album and a website that highlighted his work and life when he was at his best. The Science I was keenly interested in the project because I wanted to create […]

Elegant Business Solutions

Elegant Business Solutions

Posted by on Aug 12, 2010 in Design, Journal, Small Job | No Comments

“Elegant business solutions.” That was the one thing software engineer Dominic Chang knew he wanted for new business. He wanted “elegant business solutions” to be his tagline. Chang had approached me about helping him launch his new business solutions start up. This was a fun project for me because naming his company was going to […]

Protected: The Best of the Events

Protected: The Best of the Events

Posted by on Nov 11, 2009 in Branding, Events, Identity, Journal | No Comments

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The ‘No Talent Jones’ Experience

The ‘No Talent Jones’ Experience

Posted by on Aug 3, 2009 in Backstory, Journal, Pitch | No Comments

Working with Mike Binder on JokeyPhone went well, so we naturally continued to work together on his next project, No Talent Jones. No Talent Jones is a musical comedy set in Detroit that tells the story of a crooner who gets framed for drugs. Binder wanted to get British X-Factor winner Leon Jackson to star. […]

The Future of Education

The Future of Education

Posted by on Jul 3, 2009 in Journal, Opinion | No Comments

The internet is such an amazing source of information. It is a wonder it took me so long to use it to learn new design software. Sites and products like Lynda.com and Total Training have been around for years, but only recently have I totally embraced them. Whether its through videos or a live feed, it really […]

Spreading Laughter & Extending the Brand

Spreading Laughter & Extending the Brand

Posted by on Jun 23, 2009 in Branding, Journal | No Comments

JokeyPhone can be more than just a website and a smartphone app. Why not television? The JokeyPhone proposal included plans to produce a nationally televised comedy show version of JokeyPhone using the best jokes of the site. I created a TV Guide ad for three of the brands to see what that might look like […]

Everybody’s a Comedian!

Everybody’s a Comedian!

Posted by on Jun 3, 2009 in Branding, Journal, Pitch, Presentation | No Comments

Hollywood writer, director and actor Mike Binder called me about working with him to come up with branding and marketing ideas for his new comedy web platform, JokeyPhone. Binder is a former standup comedian who may be best known for the 2001-02 HBO comedy series, The Mind of the Married Man, which he co-wrote, co-directed […]

Magazine Rebranding – the Nameplate & More

Magazine Rebranding – the Nameplate & More

Posted by on Mar 1, 2009 in Backstory, Branding, Identity, Journal, Typography | No Comments

Salon City magazine started out as a magazine that was distributed in hair salons. Recently the publication has evolved into more of a fashion and Hollywood gossip mag. Now, they want to own their new emphasis, add to it and go for a wider distribution. They want to fully embrace the secondary meaning of the […]

Tribal Santa Monica

Tribal Santa Monica

Posted by on Feb 3, 2009 in Branding, Identity, Journal | One Comment

This is the identity for a personal project of mine. Santa Monica Source is a blog I’m developing that will launch over the next few months. The site will promote a strong sense of community, both online and off. And will be geared to the youth market, so I wanted it to feel like an […]

Protected: Whatever Works…

Protected: Whatever Works…

Posted by on Dec 18, 2008 in Backstory, Journal, Presentation, Small Job | No Comments

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Answering the Call

Answering the Call

Posted by on Nov 10, 2008 in Backstory, Design, Events, Journal, Social Media | No Comments

I have been working on projects with Viva Creative for a few years now. They are based out of Rockville, Maryland and I am in Los Angeles. I’ve never met them in person, but we have a good working relationship just chatting in email and occasionally on the phone. The projects are mostly identity and […]

Hollywood Comes to Bollywood

Hollywood Comes to Bollywood

Posted by on Oct 27, 2008 in Backstory, Identity, Journal | No Comments

I worked on site at Warner Brothers in Burbank for a couple days on an identity project for WB India. Now That’s Hollywood is going to be a channel for WB India that shows classic Hollywood films. Their primary concern with the design was that it would read at 2 inches square. I presented about […]