New Work ‘M3 Holiday Greetings’ While at Froeter Design

      Apr 18, 2012 / 1 Brilliant Comment

One of the best people I’ve had the chance to work for is, Chris Froeter from Froeter Design. He has a great sense of balance in design and a very keen eye for the smallest of details. Froeter Design is also one of the best graphic design studios in Chicago. But above all else, he is the coolest person in the design world. Everyone I’ve interviewed with has asked

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What to Expect When Interviewing as a Graphic Designer

      Apr 16, 2012 / 5 Brilliant Comments

Interviewing for a Graphic Design position coming out of school can be a bit nerve wrecking. I’ve interviewed and worked at many design studios and advertising agencies in Chicago. Some employers turn out great, while others simply don’t know how to be an employer. But they all pretty much ask the same questions.

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SRET Architects Logo Design Exploration

      Nov 4, 2011 / Add your thoughts

A recent conversation with Mr. Joseph Michael Essex, partner of SX2 has made me rethink the SRET Architects logo design I worked on while at White+Partners. He has a very very well trained eye and mentioned that the mark is a good starting point, but should be pushed farther into its concept. I had to take his advice and took the structural idea for the mark a step further.

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Michele Bachmann Poster

      Aug 28, 2011 / Add your thoughts

John Stewart from Comedy Central’s the Daily Show said, “You want a photo that makes [Michele Bachmann] seem a little off? Make it out of her words.”

So I did.

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Sweeney Todd Poster

      Aug 15, 2011 / Add your thoughts

Sweeney Todd poster art direction, graphic design and custom typography

I’ve been in the Washington DC area for the past 3 1/2 months working with White+Partners. On my way back home to Chicago and thought I’d post some of the work my Creative Director assigned me to. The first poster I created for WolfTrap is ‘Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet St.’ which is an opera created in the mid 1800′s about a barber whom was falsely imprisoned for 15 years. Actual name, Benjamin Barker, uses the alias of Sweeney Todd in order to go

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Canon Logo Design Evolution

      Nov 8, 2010 / 3 Brilliant Comments

The Canon logo design evolution timeline, the newest logo hasn't been changed in over 50 years

Unlike most company websites, Canon has a few pages dedicated to the Canon logo design. It’s quite refreshing, as I have ranked cannon high up on my best wordmarks of all time list and it’s nice to easily find some info directly from them. The pages created for the logo tell me they are aware of the success of the Canon logo design and about us logo and identity designers looking for some info on their logo design. They’ve even

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The Truth About Design

      Nov 1, 2010 / 1 Brilliant Comment

Good design proves valuable for Wrench Monkees Motorcyles

Current product offerings from manufacturing companies are at mature states. Think about cars, TVs, furniture, shoes, computers and pretty much anything you can buy. All these things have been in existence for quite some time now, but businesses and people see them as high or low sales. The truth is that when we take an object that has been around for a certain amount of time, the only difference and separation is it’s design and the product’s quality (which require well designed parts). New to market ideas and

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