One of my favorite new logos. Just finished up this piece for Gonzalez, Quintana, Hunter & Cruz, LLC, and I am pretty excited about it. We took a detour from the standard and tired capital imagery, and gave this logo a bold and fresh feel with an outline of the good ol' California bear.
The Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission needed to create a piece that communicated it's impact on the community. With facts about economic impact, dollars brought in and dollars spent, they didn't want a piece that was heavy and weighed down by facts and numbers. Instead we created a piece that elevated the very arts scene through sketches of the key Sacramento venues.
The theme for this year's Breakaway at Bayside was Mission Possible. I illustrated a couple of spies, cloaked in the shadows for the logo, and also created the full color illustrations of the characters.
"There's nothing to do in Sacramento" was a common tale told to Sacramento365.com, and they sought to change that. The Arts Are Out There campaign was created to raise awareness of not only Sacramento365.com, but also the arts and cultural scene in Sacramento. The goal of the campaign was to let people know, the arts are out there, and this is where you find it!
..nothing to do in Sacramento...not anymore!
This year breakaway traveled to the future to land nearly 8000 kids right in the middle of 3017. This year's design was chock full of futuristic designs with a bit of a retro flair. Another fun project, and tons of fun for me and the kids that get to be a part of it all.
Working with the development team at William Jessup University we redesigned the entire look of the Journal publication. The new design has been met with rave reviews, and a whole new audience that eagerly awaits its quarterly release.
Worked with Bayside Church in Granite Bay for the second year to create the look, the style, the characters, and all of the collateral and coordinating pieces to tie in to the theme of the year. Piggybacking on the olympic year, the theme for this time around was Breakaway to the World Games.
AICCU, was seeking a complete overhaul, having spent dozens of years with the same identity, an update was needed. We developed an identity that combined their needs to show their current relevance, with their focus on the foundation of education accessibility.
I was honored to be chosen by Sacramento Parent Magazine to create their cover art, as well as create a feature tie-in with Flint books to allow kids to create their own stories based on my other illustration in the magazine.
I was privileged to be a part of one of the interior design teams creating a room for the new Ronald McDonald House in the Stanford area. The goal was simple, they wanted art that would brighten the day, make somebody smile. So, that is what I made, some happy hummingbirds to brighten up the day, even if only for a minute.
Every year Switchfoot puts on the BroAm, a benefit to help local youth. I painted this longboard and donated it as a piece for their benefit auction, where they raised over 200,000 for youth programs. Super honored to be a part of this one.
A church in Sacramento was seeking to rebrand after many, many years with the same look. Seeking to attract a younger audience, and wanting to show that they were people coming together from all walks of life, this identity was created.
Working with my client and his interior designer, we developed a custom wallpaper to be installed in their media room. The resulting image is a combination of nearly a dozen different photos taken from a family photo shoot in San Francisco. The wall gives such a great warmth and character to the room, making it a really unique space.
In working with a startup interactive agency, the goal was to create an identity that encouraged life, that encouraged playfulness and excitement. Life’s too short to be bored, or boring…they wanted to thrive.
This is illustration on a different format…a wall. This piece was designed around the “what if i was…” that kids always say, all of the pages of the sketchbook are spilling out with all of their dreams, coming to life all over the wall. It creates a space full of imagination and fun where they can imagine and dream and create. Each piece was handcrafted from wood painted and assembled on site. The local news came out to do a piece on the creativity for kids rooms.
This was a fun project. They wanted to transform their office in to a totally unique space. Being in the truck driver industry, they wanted to make the drivers feel right at home when they came in to the office. We ended up wrapping nearly every wall in the office to give a rustic truck garage feel...with a bit of classic route 66 vibe thrown in there. I think my favorite part of the project is the filing cabinet...the big red tool chest in the pics...not a tool chest, that is their 3 drawer lateral file. It turned out great.
Working with the fantastic team at Hiltachk Marketing Group, this 72 page hardcover book was designed to commemorate the construction and opening of the new terminal at Sacramento International Airport.
A good ol’ fashioned saloon in the central coast of California, was expanding their offerings from handcrafted micro brews, and getting in to the boutique wine scene. They sought to establish a brand that both stood apart from their saloon identity, but at the same time paid homage to their heritage, and feel of the saloon. We went with the feel of an old fashioned brand, utilizing the simple shape of the letters and the burnt edges giving a nod to that burnt brand feel.
The goal of this piece was to "bring the outside, in." This house sat in the middle of 5 beautifully landscaped acres with incredible mature trees. This hand painted sweeping tree gives a powerful statement at the top of the stairs and adds a ton of character to the space. The tree even carries up and out of the wall inset to "grow" up the wall a little further.
I also created custom rope frame holders to mimic the hand made rope bridge that crosses a pond on the property.
This tree measures roughly 15 ft wide, and nearly 12 ft tall.