A Few Recent Projects

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Kind of as a joke, and partially just for fun, I doctored up this Pop Tarts image with an imaginary new flavor.

 

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A series of large outdoor directional signs.

 

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Creating logo guidelines for the Faith Promise brand.

 

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Digital mock up of large signage in the Lobby area.

 

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Signage concept for children’s space. Final installation pics here.

 

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Concept mockup on hardware.

 

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Illustrator concept design.

 

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Mailer design.

 

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Wall signage design.

 

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Emergency signage design.

 

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Booklet design – InDesign

Drawing Party

Every once in a while, my two oldest kids and I will sit down and have a “drawing party” together. Sometimes it’s coloring, and other times it’s freehand. Today was a freehand day, and since the sketch turned out nice enough, I decided to go ahead and ink it in. Maybe I’ll add some color digitally, like I did with the Wild Thing last year.

By the way, if you haven’t heard yet, my wife and kids are dressing up in Star Wars costumes for Halloween. I’m building my own Boba Fett costume, and I’ve become completely obsessed with the project. Maybe I’ll share a few pics sometime soon. :)

Selected Website Work

Since I’ve pretty much phased out all my online portfolios, this blog serves as a place where I can send people who are looking to hire me to do freelance work. Since several of my favorite websites that I’ve done weren’t mentioned on this blog, I decided to add them here.

Each of the site designs below were built on top of the WordPress framework for easy updates. You can view each of the sites below by clicking on the image.

 

The Parson’s Table – Aledo, TX

 

FederalAppeals – Asheville, SC

 

A Touch of Vintage – Fort Worth, TX

 

AllStar Party – Fort Worth, TX

Freelance Project: Scripps Networks Blog

I love developing blogs and websites on the WordPress platform, so I was totally stoked when I got a call from a friend of mine, Chris Kimball, who is a designer at Scripps Networks (the parent company of Food Network, HGTV, The Travel Channel, DIY Networks, and a few others).  They had recently launched their corporate blog and were looking for a quick turnaround on implementing the design Chris had put together for the blog.

A couple of days ago, after several late nights and a busy Memorial Day weekend, we launched the updated blog. Although we still have a few loose ends to tie up, things are looking great! It was a real pleasure to work with the team at Scripps, and I hope I have the opportunity to do freelance work with them again in the future.

You can view the thumbnails below or take a look at the finished project here.

A Useful Tool for Designers

Any time I’m working on a design project – whether it’s a website, a postcard, or creating a logo, finding the right fonts is an important part of the process.  If you’re like me, and you’ve amassed a large number of fonts on your computer, finding the right ones can sometimes be a daunting task.  Fortunately, there’s a website that I’ve been using for a few months that really helps with the process.

The site is called, WordMark.it, and it’s one of the best free design tools that I use on a regular basis.

All you do is enter part of a word or phrase to preview and then load your fonts.  The site will check the fonts you have installed on your computer and will let you preview those fonts all at once.

From there, you can select your favorites and even preview the fonts on a black background.  It’s very quick, simple, and helpful.

Check it out: WordMark.It

 

Blog Design Update for Pastor Chris

Late last week we rolled out a brand new look to the website and blog of Dr. Chris Stephens, my Senior Pastor.  I felt that it was time to simplify the navigation of the site, bring the blog to the forefront, and implement more of a minimalistic design.

The design was created by Ryan Myers at uberdm.com, who also did the design work for the 2011 LIT Conference site.  From his designs, I built out the site using WordPress.

I’m very pleased with the final result.  You can check it out here.