NC Tourism Identity

NC Tourism Identity

This is a project that doesn’t come along that often, a chance to help brand your home state and develop a logo. Working with LGA, I worked on and developed the new North Carolina mark and even got a chance to develop a typeface exclusively for North Carolina and its agencies. The typeface was developed with Sun Segura at T26 type foundry. This is a video we used to help with the soft launch for Governor’s conference and NC’s partners. We partnered with Michael Heid with the motion graphics.  …

Recovering the Classics

Recovering the Classics

This was a fun opportunity to work with the Creative Action Network. If you aren’t familiar, CAN takes on different creative┬áinitiatives that range from political statements to pro bono causes. Their latest is to take on the average book covers that exist in the world of public domain. A lot of these classics are sadly lost to new readers because of the lack of attention put into their covers. So CAN paired with Harvard Press to challenge designers to redesign their favorite book covers. Here are three that I designed…

MAKING TRACKS – PAST DESIGN

MAKING TRACKS – PAST DESIGN

      I get a chance to work on this project every year with my client ATD. Each year I try to take a fresh approach with it. This year we wanted to show how ATD has become a huge force from the East Coast to the West and that their service and delivery is beyond compare. The cover was developed with HacJob out of Wisconsin using CGI and retouching. They also produced a handful of illustrations throughout the magazine. 2011 Here’s a little bit of the process involved…

Sam Mills mural

Sam Mills mural

This is a project the Panthers asked LGA to work on for their newly renovated weight room. This graphic is dedicated to Sam Mills memory. Sam Mills was an inspirational player and coach for the Panthers. He inspired the “Keep Pounding” Charity that helps raise money for Cancer research. This graphic helps tell his story and each year the Panthers will autograph the poster that is mounted on the right. It will be auctioned off and proceeds will go to CMC to help with Cancer patients. The wall graphic is…

Charlotte ADDY Awards

Charlotte ADDY Awards

This year LGA was asked to work with AAF Charlotte to help promote the local annual ADDY show. I worked with Margaret Bond and came up with the creative for the show. We also worked with the AAF to determine how and where the show would be. We toured a lot of the venues in Charlotte and found none nicer and more beautiful that the new Mint Museum Uptown. This helped add to our concept. We think that Art Directors and Copywriters have to go through a lot to create…

ATD Identity

ATD Identity

American Tire Distributors decided it was time to renew there logo and identity. They are a long-time client of LGA and I have worked with them for years, so I was excited to get a chance to develop something that was fresh and a bit more modern. We also got a chance to redesign their trucks an integral part of their identity that is probably the most visible. Below is a small piece of the work I designed or art directed. The New mark. A few sketches from the process….

Fight Night Design – 2009-2011

Fight Night Design – 2009-2011

Here’s this year’s design for Fight Night for Kids. It’s a great event that benefits children charities around Charlotte. This year they returned to more traditional boxing for the event. So the designs took a more nostalgic and fun approach reminiscent of the old boxing posters of yesteryear. Gold Addy winner Silver Addy: District 3 Regionals Program and Ticket Package Close-up of envelopes and Fight Night tickets Detail     Fight Night Ticket Package Gold Addy – 2010 – Charlotte Area – Special Event Campaign Details of Program and Tickets…

Mateo and Kathleen

Mateo and Kathleen

So their special day was on a day no one can forget, Valentine’s Day. So the Save the Date playfully alludes to old fashioned Valentines. I used old wood-cuts to help illustrate the right look and feel and stuck with pink to compliment brown and add a hit of color. They got good feedback from everyone and remains one of my favorites. Click on images to see larger. Below are the rest of the pieces that were included with the invitations.