The "work" I'm privileged to do is shown here. These are just some of the highlighted pieces from a long career of working in all types and forms of media.
"Make it simple but significant." -Don Draper
Having the opportunity to work on a number of projects over the years with Dominic in a variety of capacities I was really thrilled to have the opportunity to work with him on this project! This time around I had the great fortune of producing this video and working with an incredible team.
This is a childhood dream come true and I am incredibly prou.
Dominic Balli - Hope.
Dust & Grain
Dust and Grain is a hand-built furniture company featuring predominately reclaimed materials.
This job was a refreshing pleasure to have the privilege to work on.
The idea here was to capture that grass-roots vibe of a modern builder. It's a bit more detailed than we typically lean towards for branding and identity, but this one just seemed to flow this way and was exactly what everyone was looking for.
I was contacted by some friends of mine who we're wanting to start a 4x4 club here on the central coast and wanted something that would tell the story of both where they live as well as where they like to adventure.
The concept here was birthed out of the hope to capture the lines from a set of waves as well as that classic California sunset all while exploring the tallest and gnarliest mountain ranges in their "rigs".
This was a privilege to get to create.
Project You Belong
This is one of those moments where all the pieces fall together right at the right time.
I love this story and what they represent, it's for sure a passion project for me. This a multiple design project including logo/identity/web graphics and print collateral.
This project was a one of those ones that I really love to do. The clients are really solid team and really great to work with. They we're very clear what they wanted to accomplish in cleanliness but needed a little assistance developing and refining the over all and feel.
They're a group that has multiple products under one roof and one of their products is closely related to this product. So we did our best to maintain some bit of continuity between the two.
I also helped them develop their first version visuals of their web product and handled a bunch of their initial visuals for all of that.
I was commissioned by a group in San Francisco for their startup garage.
They we're looking for a brand identity package. Mostly logo based and then of course something to translate in many different places.
The overall desire was for something that would relate to their clientele, which is mostly based around rebuilding older motorcycles and fabricating custom things to customer specs.
Reality Church Retreat
When approached for the piece I was caught in a design frame of mind of traditional camp-vibe art at the time. Colors and feel we're all inspired by a bag that I own from REI that we use for camping.
This is one of those designs that just fell out the trackpad with great ease. I love projects like this, complete freedom to create from scratch.
Based of some traditional Christmas decoration with a clean modern feel and execution that could fit in multiple web and print applications and hold strong.
I was commissioned by my client to create an entire brand identity for their online business selling homemade children's goods.
Their vision was cute and playful as the name lends too. They wanted to create something that communicated their overall feel as a small business which is comfortable, recognizable and warm. They also wanted something that played off of the business name.
I think we landed a sweet spot for them and everyone was really happy with it.
This project has been such a pleasure to get to do. It all came about really quickly, but was right there at the right moment.
Channel Islands Surfboards is the world leader in surfboard design and technology. Their name is synonymous with surfing and they have the worlds best professional competitors on they're equipment. So it was an honor when they contacted me to create some videos for a new series for them called "The Shaping Room".
The idea here is to educate the consumer on what a particular board model is designed for and if it might be the right fit for them.
So far we've created 10 of these with more on the way.
I really believe that projects of passion are necessary for your development as an artist or if I can even be as so bold as to say your development as a human being.
This is one of those projects. This is a band that I had the privilege of working with for years and years as their production manager.
A few years back they decided to get together and just play and see what would happen if all the time and space that had taken place for them would still inspire them and if they could sort of pick up where they left off.
It was a really solid time and the music that came from it was some how reminiscent yet progressive all at the same time. These guys started playing music as young boys and have all grown to continue on in music in their own little worlds but when re-united played with a passion and unabashed style that can only be birthed from true brother-hood.