A good brand starts with a strong visual identity. Here's a quick look at a few of my favorite logos I've created.
Print & Packaging
Some of my favorite print and packaging projects I designed.
A quick sampling of websites I've designed over the years.
Traveling the globe on various assignments for nonprofit organizations: South Africa, Ethiopia, Senegal, Europe, India, Nepal, North & South America, etc. If you have a story to tell or an image that needs to be created or captured , I'd love to help! Traveling is a huge passion of mine.
Over the last 4 years I've started to Produce and Direct videos. Here's a few of my favorite video projects I've been fortunate enough to be apart of.
Black Earth Hybrid Grill
I was the Producer for this commercial when I was the Creative Director at BDB (Los Angeles Branding Agency). Directed by Drew Konzelman, filmed and edited by Jake Rossilli.
Trek4TEF: Eli to Everest!
I helped Script, Produce, Shoot (photo + video + time-laps) and Direct this video for the Trek 4 TEF Mt Everest Base Camp Expedition & Fundraiser. Shot on location in Nepal. Footage by Nate Strubhar, Additional Footage, Photos and Graphics by Gary Christenson, Edited by Beth Fischer.
Eli to Everest
Something fun I envisioned before our trip, so periodically throughout the trek we took some stop motion type images of Eli walking and compiled them to show a lighter side to this very intense three week expedition. Edited by Nate Strubhar
My wife Courtney and I both sit on the board of an NGO called Built It Africa. During one board meeting we came up with a unique fundraising idea. So we named it and branded it. The ideas is that we’d partner with some of our favorite tap houses and brewmasters to create positive change in our local and global communities through the power of delicious beer. For every beer served at one of our events a large percentage of the sales go to building water wells in Ethiopia (where Built It Africa is focused on community development projects – which all begins with the access to clean water within their villages). Here’s how it works: The pub that holds the event is busy (on an otherwise empty night), it’s brand is giving back, it gets a tax deduction, and money is being raised for a great cause… all while enjoying everyones favorite local beer. Win, win, win!
Logo Design Web Design Print & Product Design Event Branding
Case Study: Poseidon's Beard
Lifestyle Brand and Instagram Influencer. Poseidon's Beard roams the great American West in their 30 year old VW van in search of sunsets, waves, mountain passes and secret campsites.
Logo Design Web Design & Development Print & Product Design Event Branding
DESCEND ON BEND
3 years ago Poseidon's Beard created an event called "Descend on Bend". It's an annual gathering of fellow travelers and van dwellers who meet up in the Oregon Outback ever Fall. It's quickly becoming one of the largest VW Van gatherings in the world, attracting campers from thousands of miles away and catching the eye of major sponsors.
Descend on Bend 2016 Recap Video (Press PLAY BUTTON Above)
Case Study: Patriot3
Patriot3 provides specialized equipment for Special Forces and Law Enforcement worldwide. Proudly made in the USA. Patriot3 has four divisions that include, Ballistic Products, Elevated Tactics Systems, Maritime and Kinetics.
Logo Design Web Design & Development Print Collateral Marketing Materials Soft Goods Tradeshow Design Vehicle Wrap
Case Study: Black Earth Grills
The Hybrid grill is the first of it's kind. It's both a propane grill and a wood smoker. Each grill is hand crafted by members of the Canadian Hutterite community, Crystal Spring Colony.
Logo Design Web Design & Development Print Collateral Product Packaging Marketing Materials Soft Goods Tradeshow Design Photography Video Production *I managed this account while Creative Director at BDB
Commercial: Black Earth Hybrid Grill
I was the Producer for this commercial when I was the Creative Director at BDB. Directed by Drew Konzelman, shot and edited by Jake Rossilli.
Case Study: Crystal Peaks Youth Ranch
I've been designing for Crystal Peaks Youth Ranch (CPYR) for the last 8 years. CPYR is an outstanding organization helping horses, children and families and inspiring other ranches around the globe to start similar programs. Over the years the CPYR team and I have worked on countless projects together, here are just a few examples of what they’ve done (from websites to soft goods and events to products).
Case Study: Trek4TEF
This story began when I was approached by Justin Reimer (founder of The Elisha Foundation), and Kevin Padgett (our Team Leader) with the idea of trekking to Mt. Everest Base Camp. However, the idea was bigger than just a group of friends going on an adventure. This adventure had a purpose. The purpose was to raise a significant amount of money for The Elisha Foundation (TEF) and raise awareness of those impacted by disability around the world. Eli Reimer (Justin’s 15 year old son who has Down Syndrome) and several other teammates signed up for the trip and we all began mentally and physically preparing for the long road ahead.
I had the great responsibility (and privilege) of being in charge of all-things-media related of our trek: logo, website, fundraising materials, soft goods (t-shirts, patches, flag), as well as documenting the trip through my photography and helping direct and produce all the videos we were creating (before, during, and after). It was the perfect combination of my gifts and passions, I loved every minute of it.
VIDEO: 1 min Teaser (click play button above)
We didn't anticipate it, but Eli's history making trek was covered by every major news source around the planet when we returned from Mt Everest. Over 40 million people heard his inspiring story.
The journey started in Kathmandu, meeting our guides and getting outfitted for the cold and long journey ahead.
After a sketchy flight from Kathmandu up to the Hymalays we started life on the long trail (no roads in or out), which would take us up the valleys, over dozens of suspension bridges and up steep mountains to the foot of the worlds highest peaks. Eli was such a champ on the trail.
Father and son embrace at Base Camp. We made it!
Landing at LAX - friends and family greet us, along with a host of cameras and news agencies!
FULL VIDEO: Eli to Everest! (click play button above)