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Head in the Cloud

Every artist or specialist has certain tools they swear by. Photographers often have a certain brand of camera, and usually even a particular model that hits the sweet spot of their art. Craftsman know that quality tools make a difference, and treat their implements with as much care and affection. A musician would be loathe to be separated from that one guitar that has a certain intangible...

So You Want To Be A Graphic Designer…

When it comes to careers, the aphorism is no doubt correct that the grass is always greener on the other side, but that is especially true if you know how to take that green’s hex value and convert it to its nearest CMYK equivalent. And if you found the preceding remotely amusing, you may have a blossoming career in graphic design. Or you may just have no life, which is by no means a mutually...

Double Dare

I recently finished up a project for rezlife student ministries entitled Double Dare, about boldly living out one’s faith.   Process As with most of my projects, I like to come at the subject in an unexpected way if I possibly can. This particular series was not only about boldly living out faith, but also about bugs- and, of course, eating them on stage. The challenge was then to find...

How to Not Fix What Isn’t Broken

One of my friends linked to a an interesting presentation/symposium built around a graduate thesis of Esteban Perez-Hemminger entitled certifyD: the certification dialogue.  While I an not disposed to view certification as a solution to any perceived problem in the graphic design industry (in the United States, at least), I felt it was worth the effort to develop a thorough critique of the...

In Tents

By faith Abraham, when called to go to a place he would later receive as his inheritance, obeyed and went, even though he did not know where he was going. By faith he made his home in the promised land like a stranger in a foreign country; he lived in tents, as did Isaac and Jacob, who were heirs with him of the same promise. For he was looking forward to the city with foundations, whose...

Famous Last Words

This is another freelance-ish project that I worked on over this past summer. It’s pretty straight-forward, but I’ve never really seen anything done like this, so I want ahead and did it.
‘Cause that’s how I roll.

Resist Easter

Over the past two weeks Megan and I have been developing a Lenten series graphics package called Resist Easter. It’s an Easter meets the Screwtape Letters sort of thing, and brings a twist to the traditional approach to Easter by imagining the forces of darkness and evil forming an underground resistance to the Incarnation, using the motif of propaganda posters from different eras employed...

Epic Beard, Epic Dulcimer

Some of my friends went in together to get me a hammered dulcimer for Christmas. That’s right, a hammered dulcimer. Pretty sweet, huh?

So I decided that the least I could was to make up a thank-you card. And what better way to say thank-you than with an epic beard?

I can’t think of any better way.

2 Year Anniversary

Today Megan and celebrated our 2 year wedding anniversary, and I have to say that it has been the best two years of my life. Even though it’s been full of lots of challenges and struggles that we could never have seen coming, I wouldn’t change it for anything and would have made the same decision in a heartbeat. I made up this art piece based on a song I wrote for Megan a few weeks...

Out Of This World

Here is another freelance project I worked on over the summer, Out Of This World. Mostly vector graphics with a bit of dirty overlay to give it a kind of retro space theme which I think is kind of fun.
I decided on the negative effect for the back just for the heck of it, plus it gives a place to put some text if one so desires. Or whatever. 🙂
Enjoy.

Incred-A-Bowl

This was a pretty fun postcard to work on. I got the idea of making this into a wanted poster by thinking about how no matter how many times I try to bowl with any semblance of skill, I always fail miserably, and there are these rogue pins taunting me with another shot at them. Granted, I am a terrible bowler, and half of the time I try to go for a more stylistic approach, which generally means...

Grow Summer 2012

Graphics and video for rezlife’s Grow Summer 2012. This is one of the first projects that I was actually able to work on post-transplant, so it was a little slow going, but I managed to get it pulled together. This year rezlife student ministries will be doing all kinds of missions work- in the Kansas City area, Denver, Dallas, Chicago, Honduras and South Africa, so there is pretty much...

After Eden

This is another side project that I worked on over the summer and never got around to posting. The idea behind this was to show the brokenness of relationships that characterizes the human condition after the Fall. I liked the idea of taking an image of a couple and splitting it in two, yet still keeping it close together as if they are trying to maintain some semblance of togetherness, even...

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