Wine Label Illustration and Design
With a custom label and engraved wood case, this wine made a great gift for Centro clients.
This project was just for fun. While at Broadway in Chicago, I had the honor of being a part of the planning and opening of Chicago's sit down production of Hamilton. While contrating Hamil-Fever, I considered what a mix of Cats and Hamilton would look like.
Sidewalk Sale Poster
The theme that year was Rack-N-Roll. I had fun giving this a touch of punk to fit the theme.
IBM and Nuewing partnered on an energy efficient server called the IBM Blade. The team was looking for a fresh way to market the green technology to a younger and hipper crowd. I like to offer a varity of looks and ideas when I start out and this was one of them. Ultimately, we went with one of my other creatives.
Social Media Post
This was for a contest to win free tickets and drinks if you had the best name for a cocktail being served at For the Record's Dear John Hughes show.
Social Media Post
A countdown graphic for the pre-broadway show Gotta Dance.
Navigation Icons Illustrations
For Centro's soft website re-launch, we explored different icon ideas to represent our service offerings. I was tasked to illustrate a somewhat photo realistic look in the new brand colors.
Mixer Social Media Posts
This is a few samples of social media graphics from some of the chamber's various mixers.
Weddings can be an expensive affair. To cut costs, I found an inexpensive vendor who could print on just about anything for the invites. Since BBQ was being served, the invite was printed an a bib that could be used so guests would not drip on their finest frocks. To continue on with the food theme, the replay cards were made to look like a note from a waitress pad. All of this was wrapped up with butcher string to complete the look.
This bilingual start up magazine was my first job out of school. I wore all the design hats from creative direction to production. We were all new to publishing and working with a press, so we stumbled around a little and learned a ton. We also managed to squeeze out several issues... not bad for a bunch of newbies!
This was for a PR campaign for Carle Foundation Hospital and Carle Physician Group.
Centro wanted to have a client gift with a personal touch. Peeps from all departments submitted their tried and true recipes. This booklet of employee recipe cards came with a picnic cutlery set and garnered a great response.
Social Media Graphic
This is from a series of posts where we played around with the D'Ysquith family discovering Chicago.
PSA for Mobile Devices
This campaign was to build awareness of a MODOT app that helps you test your BAC level and call a cab. We had the rare opportunity in this RFP to not be PC and even a little "crass" since the demographic was young males out partying during summer holidays. Trying to think like a 21 year guy, I set about building this mobile expandable playing off the BAC test idea.
Changing Worlds had their 10th year of bringing arts and culture to schools with diverse communities in 2006. My focus was on the children themselves symbolizing this milestone. The actual invite, reply card and sponsor book were printed two color to remain cost effective.
These are a few photo retouching samples from a couple of calendars I worked on. With these jobs, I had the opportunity to work with Jaslene Gonzalez, winner of Cycle 8 of America''s Next Top Model. Her lovely bone structure and physique required little retouching. I just had to get rid of the chain link fence in the background.
Wicker Park Farmer's market
This cool little market needed some edgy design that matched the chamber's style guide. I've created yard signs, posters, coupons, loyalty cards, coloring pages, banners, etc. to help give it an identity.
This was for a magazine dedicated to the latino community. The publisher wanted to show the grit and determination of his surrounding neighborhood by showcasing an image of his seasoned and tough grandfather. I've worked with many beautiful models, but he was one of the most striking cover models ever! Here is the final cover along with a couple of the previous mockups.
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