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Alley Cat Race, Hot

November 9, 2015
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A friend of mine is an avid cyclist, he rides as well as promotes safe/fun cycling. He asked me to create some spoke cards for the racers, and let me do whatever I wanted. I had a blast.

Earth day graphic design

June 15, 2015
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My employer sponsors an earth day recycling deal where we accept all types of goods. We promote it through tabloid sized posters, yard signs and Facebook graphics.

SC Rivers logo design

June 15, 2015
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A pro bono job for a local environmental group, I had a week or so to do this. I kayak some myself and was glad to help protect our wonderful rivers in this state. The ones on the left were first round designs and the design on the right were selected. I made some more simple versions to be used on Facebook or in small spaces.

Othello poster

May 31, 2014
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This was created several years ago for a pro-bono client at the agency where I used to work. It was for a Shakespeare theater group in Columbia, SC.  No budget for art or printing, of course. All the art was public domain, or I scanned it in. The art was adapted for a tee-shirt and they both turned out nicely.

I give logo

January 5, 2014
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My employer has an annual service day, the company shuts down for a day and all 200+ of us go out and volunteer. It’s pretty cool and a lot of fun. For two years, I’ve designed the materials for the event. The chosen deign is on the shirt, and some alternates are shown below.

DC drive-in

January 1, 2014
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These logos were created for my current employer, for a series of outdoor films being shown at Union Market, in D.C. The designs had references to old drive-ins, the building itself, D.C. and movies in general. The one at top right was picked as the winner. Sadly, it was alter discovered some one else was using this name, so the logo became not cool.

IT-ology logos

December 28, 2013
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This was a fun project: naming and designing a logo for a consortium of technology companies. The purpose of the group was to inspire younger people to pursue careers in IT, with an emphasis on insurance-related IT. We went through many names, many logo looks. The logo sits atop one of the highest buildings in Columbia, SC. It won some awards, I’m a proud dad.

Various logos

December 28, 2013
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All of these are real logos for real companies or organizations: 1. the Municipal Association of SC; 2. ETV network; 3. a line of home & garden furnishings; 4. a small family-run farm; 5. a handmade pillowcase company; 6. a real estate development; 7. a gardener; 8. a bio-fuel company; 9. a volunteer organization; 10. a homeless shelter; 11. a line of chopped veggies; 12. a program for an airport; 13. USC alumni association; 14. a farmers market; 15. an organic farm.

3, 6, 14 and 15 were contenders for final but didn’t get picked.

concert poster

December 25, 2013
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Created for my employer, Edens, for a combination event. It was a challenge to present all that was needed: information about a concert that had one cost, a VIP option to the concert, there were three parts to the concert, an announcement of a pop-up fashion/food/drink event spanning three days. This poster wasn’t selected for the event, but I liked it.

airport graphics

December 23, 2013
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These were created as graphics to be used by our local airport. The fares charged here are much higher than neighboring airports, so they had to tout how easy it is to get in and out. I did several looks that could be used in ads, posters, online, etc.