My entry for the 2019 Pabst Blue Ribbon Art Can contest. I sought out to create something that would stand out on a 12 oz aluminum can and showcase my illustration and compositional skills.
I had the opportunity to create some apparel designs for a Louisville brewery, working with the people at 3rd Turn was a great experience!
I was approached to create the branding for a new restaurant and local hangout in my hometown. The name gave off a very riverboat-esque vibe and I wanted to capture that feeling as well as make the logo very versatile so that it can be used in many different ways without losing the original feel.
I went through a phase where I was obsessed with drawing flowers, and I was able to print the design on some shirts and hoodies while working at a screen printing company. I loved how the composition turned out and wanted to display it on clothing.
With derby time quickly approaching I was asked to create a derby themed design for a local business, something that captured the charm and tradition of the Kentucky Derby. For this I wanted to do something akin to old woodblock or linocut artwork with a handmade aspect to it.
My friends and I started a small Youtube channel a few years ago and I was trying to brainstorm ideas for what it should be called. This ended up not being exactly what we wanted, but I thought the logo and idea was good enough to be re-purposed into a branding exercise.
The Idea behind Renaissance was to for it to be a small auto company that would take readily available chassis and vehicles and make them into a sporty track ready car. Similar to Hennessey Performance but consumer friendly, Hence the name Renaissance and the Phoenix logo.
Hanging out with friends and coming up with goofy ideas is always fun, this was birthed from those moments.
Everyone loves The Simpsons, and Akira is one of the most influential animated movies ever made. Why not make a back patch?
“Just chill” is pretty much one of my mottos. Take a step back and breathe, everything will be fine.
I made stickers of this and gave it to all my friends to remind them to “Just Chill”.
My dad is an expert welder and was in need of some branding for his welding company. I set out to make an illustration that would immediately catch attention at any size, from billboard to sticker.
The world’s cutest cat! This was originally going to be a shirt design for a band, but it ended up not working out. I slapped it on some embroidered patches instead and everyone loved it.
This was a re-branding effort for a marketing firm that I worked for. It was to be a space-ish theme, the moons orbiting to symbolize all the services that we offered.
It was something simple, and something that could be put on anything and be legible. I feel that it hit the mark perfectly.
Apparel design done for WAXEATER
The Derby City noise rockers came to me for their take on an Americana shirt, the magic 8 ball was fun to make!
This was the branding that I made for mine and my friend’s Youtube Channel. It was automotive-centric and was mostly a vlog style channel dedicated to working on cars.
I also designed the Japanese drift gang inspired slap stickers for our channel.
Find Colossus on Youtube.
I was approached about making an illustration for a clothing company, it was a very simple task but I wanted to put everything I had into it.
Inspired by the Versace Medusa logo but more carefree.
I love to play card and board games, and Something 2 Do was a gaming shop that I frequently shopped and gamed at. The people there were amazing and are still my friends, I ended up working on a shirt design that they wanted to print for the store. I decided that this one color design would be cost effective and easy to print and would still look great for them.
Phantom Division was a streetwear brand that I came up with in high school. As I was going into college I learned more about branding and design and finally got the image to a point where I thought it was strong enough to do something with. So as a broke college student I saved up the money and got shirts printed and sold them around Louisville, KY.
It was a really cool project and something I learned a ton from.
Every year my mother convinces me to do their Christmas Cards and every time I try to put my spin on them.
These are the ones that I am most proud of!