new climate change group
READY & RESILIENT is a new initiative from Macalester College’s Environmental Studies department. As they grow, they will be promoting local solutions to extreme weather. I wanted to evoke weather, connectedness, and a bit of ...
For Steve Solomon’s composting book—the text of which is in the public domain—I wanted to create a down-to-earth look that is as textured and tactile as real dirt. I designed the body of the book to ...
Bee-friendly gardens are important for the environment, and, though the pollinators figure it out without a sign, this label explains to your neighbors why you’re intentionally letting dandelions flower and encourages them learn about native plants. A bee kindly modeled ...
Illustration inspired by the many forces of nature in my life.
What if the state of Alaska wanted to attract high-tech companies and workers? That was the challenge behind this student work. I wanted to take advantage of the state’s attractive landscape, especially the ocean and mountains, ...
orchestra, logo & identity
Bloomington Symphony Orchestra wanted their new logo and corporate identity to communicate elegance. I based the vibrant palette off the rich and brilliant colors of orchestral instruments.
Nothin’ wimpy about these mini-donuts or the entrepreneur who developed them. The message: spunky, chocolately, and definitely out-of-the ordinary. Business cards are 2½” x 2½”, about the size of a mini-donut. Orange tees were also ...
After creating the school library mural for Groveland, I was asked to design t-shirts and sweatshirts. At first, some decision-makers thought older students—particularly the boys—wouldn’t wear a tee with pandas. At my suggestion, we arranged ...
I was asked to create a mural as part of an elementary school library renovation; the only requirement was that it include a panda, which is the school’s mascot. In the past, the school had ...
Turn on the sound and enjoy a sampling of my motion design. You can see more by following the vimeo link at the end.
I love celebrating the seasons! Greeting cards and invitations I’ve created for fun occasions.
orchestra, postcards & program
The first time I worked with Bloomington Symphony Orchestra, they knew they needed a new logo and identity system but weren’t ready to dive into that undertaking. So I made a simple logotype, and created ...
An article on money management in SCAN, alumae magazine from St. Catherine’s University. I did the mixed-media illustration work.
For this theatre project, I used a simple color palette and illustrated typography to convey the emotion and key icons of the story. Products included double-sided bookmarks, play program, poster, T-shirts, and tickets.