ideas, observations, and updates

0 37signals Holiday Book 2012

January 15, 2013 — 10:04 pm

The employees of 37signals remembered my craft in creating the holiday gifts they received in 2011. They came to me with the task of designing and crafting the holiday gift they would give the co-founders of 37signals in 2012.

I designed and bound an edition of two books that featured spreads of words and images created by each of the employees. Again, it was a great experience to work on such a tangible, traditional product for such a technology-driven company.

See more photos of the finished piece and the process here.

0 Cinema Slapdown Illustrations

January 10, 2013 — 1:49 pm

Cinema Slapdown is one of my recurring clients at Columbia College Chicago. When I was first approached to do a movie poster for their next showing, I was excited to have a chance to do something I haven’t been required to do much of yet in my career: illustration.

Below are two examples of illustrations for Cinema Slapdown film events: Shame and The Help. My work has given a new look to Cinema Slapdown which has been well-received by the client and the audience members. I have also worked on illustrations for several other film showings and have another in the works. I hope to keep illustration in my design work and can’t wait to explore more styles and ideas in the near future.

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0 37signals Holiday Gift

December 22, 2011 — 10:00 am

I’ve been living and working in Chicago for nearly six months now. Just last week I finished up a project at work where I had a large role in producing the holiday gift that 37signals would be giving their employees. This project included making 40 custom boxes out of old travel books and letterpress printing envelopes and book plates on a C&P and a two color map on a showcard press. After all the pieces were produced, the entire package was assembled and shipped. It was wonderful to have the opportunity to use my bookmaking skills and craft to produce a handmade product for such a technology driven company.

The video above was put together by Shaun Hildner of 37signals to document the process. Check out 37signals blog post about the project too!

2 Rosa Loves & Reason to Give

August 11, 2010 — 8:30 am

After some reflection on my recent experiences, I want to share some
of the work I did during Camp Firebelly. For the project shown here, the concept and the man behind Rosa Loves combined with the goals and
the families of Reason to Give. We met with three families in the Humboldt
Park neighborhood and each of us designed a t-shirt inspired by their stories, struggles, and goals. After designing and printing our t-shirts, we organized
a fundraiser raffle to raise money for the families that inspired our designs.
It was a truly rewarding experience, especially knowing that I gave back to
the community I lived in for ten days.