Recent work

From the drawer of unused concepts

I was digging through old files and came across these logo concepts for a jewelry company. Every branding project generates several versions that aren’t selected, like these. Sometimes I can repurpose a good idea in a different job, but that doesn’t happen often since every project is so...
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Time Warp fabric in action

It’s been lots of fun seeing what people are making with my bark cloth fabric collection designed for Cloud9 Fabrics, a manufacturer of textiles for the home sewing market. This line is called Time Warp, and the retro, midcentury-themed prints are inspiring some very cool dresses, bags,...
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P is for Protein

The University of Washington’s Institute for Protein Design (IPD) is the first of its kind, founded with the aim of designing a new world of synthetic proteins to address challenges in medicine, energy and technology. The institute came to me needing a distinctive logo of its own that harmonizes...
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Brand identity for a psychotherapy practice

One of the many projects completed since I last updated this blog was a visual identity for the Wildflower Center for Emotional Health. It’s a brand new practice in Chicago specializing in women’s fertility and postpartum issues, along with support for relationships, self-esteem, anxiety, and...
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Bean-to-bar chocolate packaging

Maverick Chocolate Co. is a new business that hand crafts chocolate bars from ethically sourced beans. When they approached me about designing their visual identity, I jumped at the chance (and secretly hoped for free samples.) Located in historic Findlay Market in Cincinnati, Maverick’s brand...
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What German coziness looks like

Client Elena Williams approached me to design an identity for her new café in Newport, KY. A native of Germany, Elena explained that the restaurant and coffee shop should feel like Gemuedlichkeit. I said, “How’s that again?” And she said “German coziness”— people will come and drink...
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Victorian home tour design

The East Row Historic Foundation of Newport, KY asked me to design materials promoting their annual Victorian home tour and tea. Pictured here are posters that hung in local shops, postcard reminders, and the ticket/brochure featuring home histories and a map. Matching yard signs and...
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My wallpaper in magazines

I’ve updated the press page to reflect a few glimpses of my wallpaper designs for Chasing Paper spotted in various magazines. It’s always a huge thrill to see my work in publications, no matter how tiny the mention. And then there’s the opposite of tiny—...
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