I created podcastdesigner.com as a place where I could focus. By targeting a specific type of project, I am able to specialize and develop myself as an expert in the niche of designing podcast covers. My goal is to help podcasts succeed by creating beautiful and effective cover art for them.
The podcast designer brand is very focused on making the client’s life easier with clear intentions and a straightforward process. I wanted the logo to reflect this with a very simple, clean style and a clear message. The website continues this visual direction with lots of white space, adherence to a clear grid and uncomplicated navigation.
This is a selection of T-shirts that I designed while working at Mac’s Sportswear in Kansas City. Clientele included local business and school groups. I also designed special-edition shirts to help celebrate holiday's as a company.
OHA Youth Outreach Trailer
The Oregon Hunter’s Association Youth Outreach Trailer is a mobile exhibit designed to educate children about nature and wildlife in the great state of Oregon. Working with another designer at Formations Inc. under the supervision of a creative director, I played a lead role in establishing the style for this project as well as laying out the interpretive panels.
We created a photo-mural to wrap the entire interior of the trailer in order to evoke the feeling of entering into one of Oregon’s many beautiful forests. Several photos were composited together to represent different stages of forest growth.
Scent bottles with accompanying graphics help visitors engage their sense of smell to deepen the learning experience.
This panel layered with a spinning disk adds interactivity to the exhibit.
When the puzzle is solved correctly a message about sustaining the forest is illuminated.
These interactive spinners teach children about a variety of animal species that are native to Oregon.
This rolling cart contains a hands-on activity and helps draw visitors to the exhibit entrance.
These illustrations are part of an ongoing personal project highlighting some of the beautiful landmarks in and around Portland, Oregon.
This is an assortment of promotional web banners that I created while working at Mac’s Sportswear in Kansas City. All banners were displayed on the company website to run promotions, make announcement, or help guide the customer’s experience.
Henry Cowell Mobile Visitor Center
The Henry Cowell Mobile Visitor Center is a trailer that we transformed into an educational exhibit space about the Santa Cruz Sand Hills. I worked in collaboration with the rest of the Formations Inc. team under the supervision of our creative director. I played a large role in establishing the look and feel for this project. I’ve tried to highlight area where I had a significant impact on the layout and style of the exhibit space.
The trailer doubles as a storefront thanks to this large window.
Our team focused on making the exhibit space fun, inviting and engaging for children and families.
This custom-made game demonstrates the importance of staying on the trail in protected areas.
As visitors turn the wheel, they are shown how the geography around the Santa Cruz Sandhills has changed over time.
This mural shows the various microhabitats that host local species.
Lifting the flip-panels reveals critters that live below the surface of the ground.
Outdoor retractable banners feature plants and wildlife that are uniqye to the local ecosystem and draw visitors to check out the rest of the exhibit.
Big Bear Honey
Big Bear Honey is a personal branding project inspired by one of my favorite TV shows, Arrested Development.
The White Peacock
The White Peacock is a small-town tea and coffee shop with a focus on local and responsibly sourced goods. The store became a popular spot for families, students, and senior citizens to socialize or settle in with a good book and a great drink.
The sign above the storefront invites patron to treat themselves to a visit.
My focus for the ecommerce site was to keep the customer experience both beautiful and simple.
Custom print locations made these T-shirts very eye-catching and helping make them a top-seller. Helped fuel a strong word-of-mouth marketing campaign.
Donner Memorial Visitor Center
I worked on the Donner Memorial State Park Visitor Center exhibit space as part of the creative team at Formations Inc.
It was a our job to bring the exhibit designer’s ideas to life under the supervision of a creative director.
On this page, I've sought to highlight areas where I had a significant impact on the layout and design of the interpretive panels.
A strong, cohesive visual style helps guide visitors through the story of the Donner Party.
This interactive panel contrasts two possible route through the mountains.
As the focus of the story changes, the look of the exhibit changes. This area tells the story of how The Transcontinental Railroad was devised and built.
A huge workforce was recruited from China. This area tells their harrowing story.
The surrounding area continued to develop over time; the advent of the automobile only accelerated this change.
The team recreated what an historic motel office may have looked like while it was operational.
Even as the country modernized, the rugged terrain presented a huge challenge to travel in the area.
This area highlights how much things have changed since the days of the Donner tragedy. Instead of a covered wagon, visitors are able to access the State Park in the comfort of their own car.
This giant banner features a historic photo of the Donner Memorial that can be seen through that window to the right.
An outdoor reader rail that tells the story of how the impressive monument was made.
Creating the invitations and programs for my wedding was obviously a project that was very dear to my heart. I was able to maintain a simple, charming style for all of the collateral. Colors were coordinated with the decor and apparel of the bridal party to bring more cohesion to the event. The custom, hand-assembled nature of the program added a personal touch to fit the feel of our intimate ceremony.