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Jonathan & Kate's Wedding Invitations

Jonathan & Kate’s Wedding Invitations

Jonathan & Kate: Wedding Save the Date CardsJonathan & Kate: Wedding Save the Date Cards (back)

Above are the Save the Date Cards for my own wedding, coming up this August. We are planning a rustic chic affair in our own backyard, and I wanted to design an invitation that would capture that feeling and convey how ecstatic we are to tie the knot at our home, with all of our nearest and dearest.

Jessica & Len's Wedding Invitations

Jessica & Len’s Wedding Invitations

Jessica & Len: Wedding InvitationJessica & Len: Wedding Response CardJessica & Len: Wedding Response Card (back)Jessica & Len: Wedding Escort CardJessica & Len: Wedding Escort Card (back)

Along with being a bride, Jessica is also an artist. She sent me scans of some recent drawings and samples of the colors she and Len chose for their wedding. I played around with her drawings until I achieved some playful and celebratory compositions to suit their seaside nuptials. Their stationary suite included a vertical invitation, response postcards and business card sized escort cards.

Catherine & Charles' Wedding Invitations

Catherine & Charles’ Wedding Invitations

Catherine & Charles: Wedding InvitationCatherine & Charles: Wedding Reception CardCatherine & Charles: Wedding Accommodations CardCatherine & Charles: RSVP CardCatherine & Charles: Save the DateCatherine & Charles: Wedding Program (outer)Catherine & Charles: Wedding Program (inner)Catherine & Charles: Wedding Table Cards

Catherine & Charles requested that I use designs from my Growth series to develop their wedding stationary suite. They selected the colors pewter and maize for their fall wedding, and I worked to design a range of clean and formal pieces.

Leah & Luke's Wedding Invitations

Leah & Luke’s Wedding Invitations

Leah & Luke: Wedding InvitationLeah & Luke: Wedding Invitation (back)Leah & Luke: Wedding Response CardLeah & Luke: Wedding Response Card (back)

Luke and Leah wanted something unique to announce their wedding in 2009. Leah’s engagement ring has beautiful Art Deco filigree surrounding the diamond, and that became the inspiration for the above designs. I designed a few patterns from the filigree details on her ring, which lent themselves to very elegant Deco-style designs for the invitation and response card.

Susan Elizabeth Designs

Susan Elizabeth Designs

Susan Elizabeth Designs: Business Card 1 (front)Susan Elizabeth Designs: Business Card 1 (back)Susan Elizabeth Designs: Business Card 2 (front)Susan Elizabeth Designs: Business Card 2 (back)Susan Elizabeth Designs: PostcardSusan Elizabeth Designs: StickerSusan Elizabeth Designs: Linesheet SampleSusan Elizabeth Designs: Wholesale Order FormSusan Elizabeth Designs: Lookbook Sample PageSusan Elizabeth Designs: Lookbook Sample PageSusan Elizabeth Designs: Lookbook Sample Page

I have designed a plethora of products for Susan Elizabeth Designs. From a logo, business cards, and postcards to linesheets, a wholesale order form and a postcard-sized lookbook, I have incorporated the asymmetrical, organic quality of her jewelry with her rich mauves and purples. I pulled in the shape of some uneven circular links in her jewelry as embellishments for her signature logo, and incorporated the imperfect, hand-drawn aesthetic evident in her jewelry to the designs. Click here to see the website I also created for Susan Elizabeth Designs.

Michael Fleming Designs Adrift

Michael Fleming Designs Adrift

Michael Fleming Designs Adrift: Business Card (front)Michael Fleming Designs Adrift: Business Card (back)Michael Fleming Designs Adrift: BrochureMichael Fleming Designs Adrift: StationeryMichael Fleming Designs Adrift: Postcard (front)Michael Fleming Designs Adrift: Postcard (back)

Michael Fleming and Jennifer Wurst came to me with a very specific look that they wished to create for the launch of their new line of furniture and artwork crafted from driftwood collected on the coast of Maine. Rustic, yet refined, clean and elegant, these designs convey the Designs Adrift style simply.

SUNY New Paltz MFA Metal Program

SUNY New Paltz MFA Metal Program

SUNY - New Paltz MFA Metal Program: Promo CardsSUNY - New Paltz MFA Metal Program: Promo Cards (Spades)SUNY - New Paltz MFA Metal Program: Promo Cards (Hearts)SUNY - New Paltz MFA Metal Program: Promo Cards (Clubs)SUNY - New Paltz MFA Metal Program: Promo Cards (Diamonds)SUNY - New Paltz MFA Metal Program: Promo Cards (Aces & Jokers)

The SUNY-New Paltz MFA Metal program traveled to Florence, Italy to participate in an international exhibition and symposium called Siamo Qui (We Are Here). I designed this deck of promotional cards to distribute during our trip.

Unbalanced Forces

Unbalanced Forces

Unbalanced Forces: PostcardUnbalanced Forces: Postcard (back)

Unbalanced Forces: An exploration of collective making was an exhibition featuring nine emerging artists who joined to create a body of collectively constructed jewelry and objects, inspired by the tradition of the exquisite corpse. Together they created a show that was absurd and playful, while addressing traditional formalities. Above is the postcard I designed to represent the show.

currentBIND

currentBIND

currentBIND: Brochure (inner)currentBIND: Brochure (outer)currentBIND: Postcard (front)currentBIND: Postcard (back)

Graduate students in ceramics and metal at SUNY-New Paltz were invited to curate an exhibition of their work at New Jersey City University in January of 2008. In addition to curating the show with two fellow grads, I also created the brochure and postcard for currentBIND, emulating the system of connections we made among the work in the show. On the floor, walls, and even the ceiling of the gallery, the installation literally drew connections identifying common themes, strategies, and formal characteristics evident in the ways the artists addressed their material and content.

Patterns

Patterns

Pattern No.106Pattern No.69Pattern No.105Pattern No.102Pattern No.79Pattern No.75Pattern No.72Pattern No.77Pattern No.86Pattern No.89Pattern No.92Pattern No.19Pattern No.98Pattern No.96Pattern No.101Pattern No.82Pattern No.99Pattern No.70Pattern No.100Pattern No.95Pattern No.103Pattern No.94Pattern No.57Pattern No.62Pattern No.63Pattern No.51Pattern No.20Pattern No.52Pattern No.24Pattern No.18Pattern No.27Pattern No.23Pattern No.56Pattern No.25Pattern No.26Pattern No.31Pattern No.35Pattern No.33Pattern No.36Pattern No.46Pattern No.42Pattern No.66Pattern No.40Pattern No.30Pattern No.45Pattern No.53Pattern No.38Pattern No.32Pattern No.68Pattern No.67Pattern No.47Pattern No.43Pattern No.83Pattern No.48

As an artist and designer, my attention has been highly attuned to pattern and decoration for as long as I can remember. These pattern designs evolved out of an earlier body of enameled work entitled Silhouettes. They were borne out of an interest in exploring contemporary motifs for decorative pattern, and the visual and psychological effects as the motifs multiply and overlap.

Growth

Growth

Growth No.1Growth No.2Growth No.11Growth No.19Growth No.60Growth No.12Growth No.18Growth No.29Growth No.26Growth No.30Growth No.20Growth No.66Growth No.91Growth No.13Growth No.37Growth No.38Growth No.46Growth No.96Growth No.84Growth No.36Growth No.35Growth No.89Growth No.55Growth No.63Growth No.43Growth No.80Growth No.51

This series of designs arose from a study of decorative forms. Many decorative and ornamental forms are traditionally stylized renderings of flora; a sense of order imposed on the natural world. These designs began from such stylized decorative forms, but reclaim organic qualities as they grow, morph, and mutate.

The Fat Friar's Mead: Cherry Mead Label

The Fat Friar’s Mead: Cherry Mead Label

The Fat Friar's Mead: Cherry Mead Label

Sean at The Fat Friar’s Mead got in touch in need of a label illustration of a minstrel playing a lute to the slightly buzzed friar for his new cherry mead. Previous illustrations were drawn by another artist, so my job here was to make sure that the new illustration matched the rest.

AOM III

AOM III

AOM III: New Drawings PostcardAOM III: New Drawings Postcard (back)AOM III: Fashion is a Passion PostcardAOM III: Fashion is a Passion Postcard (back)AOM III: 'Cool is a Label...' PostcardAOM III: 'Cool is a Label...' Postcard (back)

Arthur O. Mohagen III, otherwise known as AOM III, is a painter residing in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Over the years, I have designed a number of postcard for his new bodies of work, as well as his website. Arthur’s images are bold and striking. I treat the design of his collateral simply, allowing the images to reign.

Jonathan Mess

Jonathan Mess

Jonathan Mess: Business CardJonathan Mess: Business Card (back)Jonathan Mess: Letterhead (CV Sample)Jonathan Mess: Landfills & By-Products PostcardJonathan Mess: Landfills & By-Products Postcard (back)

Artist Jonathan Mess needed a new business card after I redesigned his website. The card showcases a detail of his exciting new work. I also designed a postcard to announce his solo exhibition at Two Point Gallery in Portland, Maine, titled Landfills & By-Products. Jonathan’s work is so colorful and engaging that I treat the rest of his products with restraint and simplicity.

Sarah Abramson

Sarah Abramson

Sarah Abramson: Compendium of Contemporary Jewellery Page LayoutSarah Abramson: Compendium of Contemporary Jewellery Page LayoutSarah Abramson: Postcard Sarah Abramson: Postcard (back)

Jeweler Sarah Abramson was invited to showcase her work in the book, The Compendium Finale of Contemporary Jewellers 2008, published by Darling Publications. I was honored to create the layout for her pages in the book. More recently, I designed a group of 9 promotional postcards for Sarah’s jewelry, one of which is shown above. Sarah’s jewelry begin as gestural ink drawings, which provide endless inspiration and unique details for her print collateral. I also design and maintain her website.