PROJECT

It’s Top Secret and It’s Coming to a Bedroom Near You

May 2016

37.5 Technology is a fascinating client with a revolutionary product — a “top secret” process that bonds carbonized coconut to fabric. We worked with them to develop packaging for their new bedding. Here’s a preview of the product release from Fast Company.

It's Top Secret and It's Coming to a Bedroom Near You

COLLABORATION

Interesting Interpretations

April 2017

Berkeley’s Mortar Rock Park is named for the many hollows worn in the clusters of boulders by Native Americans pounding and processing acorns and other seeds. This is one of several locations in the East Bay park district featuring new interpretive signs we designed.

Interesting Interpretations

PROJECT

The Mysterious Mr. Ebonether

January 2016

I started crafting my own bitters this summer, making up concoctions with locally-harvested herbs and other ingredients. Some were decent, no, actually pretty good, I had to bottle them to share with friends. And when a designer sees a blank brown bottle, a label is forthcoming…

The Mysterious Mr. Ebonether

COLLABORATION

Got Grapes? Birichino’s Vino

December 2015

As a product designer, I rarely consider the back of a wine label to be as important as the front. However working with Alex Krause of Birichino Wines has challenged this fundamental rule.

Got Grapes? Birichino's Vino

PROJECT

Howdy from Austin

March 2015

NTEN always chooses a cool location for it’s annual Nonprofit Technology Conference, and this year the venue is Austin, Texas — home to some great music, cowboy culture, and vibrant street art which inspired this year’s design concepts.

Howdy from Austin

pro bono

Bumper Sticker Activism

November 2014

One lone grey wolf, code named “OR-7” by biologists, has been roaming through the Cascades of southern Oregon and northern California. It surprises me how this solitary and illusive visitor has stirred up such strong emotions.

Bumper Sticker Activism

PROJECT

NTEN in DC

March 2014

To quote John Smith, venerable leader of the A-Team, “I love it when a plan comes together!” This year marks the sixth Nonprofit Technology Conference our studio has designed for NTEN.

NTEN in DC

TRIPTYCH

What Goes Around

September 2013

Location: Collier Logging Museum, Chiloquin, Oregon. A very interesting outdoor museum that is a vast graveyard for old, rusted behemoths of logging machinery.

What Goes Around

TRIPTYCH

Leaving Las Vegas

August 2013

Location: Petroglyph Canyon, south of Las Vegas, Nevada. One of an occasional series of Triptychs.

Leaving Las Vegas

COLLABORATION

Lucky 13: Apogee Press

August 2013

This spring, Apogee Press, a Berkeley, California-based press specializing in modern poetry, celebrates 13 years in the publishing business. I am proud of this milestone because our studio has been serving as the designer of their books for as many years.

Lucky 13: Apogee Press

TRIPTYCH

The Road

August 2013

Location: Exit off Interstate 5, Northern California. One of an occasional series of triptychs. A roadside bio-break yields unexpected visual inspiration.

The Road

INSPIRATION

Play Ball: Vintage Type

July 2013

I love vintage typography. Print distressed, worn words on just about anything—a book cover, a t-shirt, a whiskey label—and it catches my attention. When I saw these wallets by FieldersChoice, I thought they were not only retro-cool but ruggedly functional.

Play Ball: Vintage Type