Project 543

Project 543

      Project 543 tells the story of unique spots across North Carolina we hope will become some of your favorite places. Why 543? Because that’s the number of miles from Manteo to Murphy and is traditionally considered to be the width of our state. Here are some of my favorites from the first couple months of the blog that worked on at LGA. The goal is to design 543 entries that feature the entire state.     Featured in Garden & Gun this month in the Southern Bucket…

Free Range Brewing

Free Range Brewing

Free Range Brewing is the brain-child of Jason and Jeff Alexander. They have been brewing for a few years now and have plans to open up their very own brewery and farm-to-table restaurant. They had a mark they had been using. But I wanted to tweak it just a little, so hopefully that icon could stand on its own as the symbol for Free Range Brewing. Below are the tweaks I made along with some secondary and tertiary marks that can be used for anything from T-shirts to additional design…

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¬†initiatives 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…

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…

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…