I've always had a passion for branding and design.

Scroll down for some of my favorites from the past 20 years.

It was a day beyond Cincinnati's wildest dreams. On October 19, 2013, artists, engineers, scientists and the borderline insane took over Washington Park in the inaugural Cincinnati Maker Faire. I was deeply inspired by the original festival of ingenuity in San Mateo California, and decided to organize a similar festival for Cincinnati. My intent was to bring together the most creative, unorthodox minds in the city for a day-long celebration of the maker culture. It was also a great opportunity for me to design and write posters, programs and advertising.

Since we had over 100 different activities at Cincinnati Maker Faire, I crafted a modular system where each individual poster features a single highlight of the festival, but the posters can also be pieced together when there is space available.

In addition to the Cincinnati Maker Faire poster design system, I also designed buttons, staff t-shirts and the event map.

The inaugural Cincinnati Maker Faire was a huge success, bringing together makers from across the region, and some from across the country.

After the success of the first Cincinnati Maker Faire in 2013, we decided to do it again in 2014. This time, one of our sponsors became the host as we took over Cincinnati Museum Center. Once again I had the opportunity to design and write the poster and other collateral material, so I decided to make our new venue the star.

With outdoor, rotunda and the special event space full of makers, I needed to create a more complex program for the 2014 event.

Cincinnati Maker Faire was an even bigger hit the second time around. For year three I stepped away and left the event in the capable hands of the Cincinnati Museum Center, but I am still very proud to have created this festival of creativity, ingenuity and invention. Stay tuned for the fifth Cincinnati Maker Faire later this summer.

Over the years I've created illustrations for both small businesses and large corporations. Here are some of my favorites.

 
 
 
 

Photography has always been a love of mine. Here's an example of an invite I created for a gallery show in Milwaukee. I created and photographed the little frightened plush tooth to bring my design to life.

 

If you would like to see more examples of my work, just let me know. I have one print project in particular I know you will love!