Graphic Design

Graphic Design: Illustrated E-zine

You know what they say about the shoemaker’s children having no shoes? Well, I plead very guilty to that charge. Take, for example, my “Word, Pictures, and Design” slogan. You would think that I’d be in show and tell mode in my monthly Project Update e-zine. Yeah, you would think. But, up until this month’s…

Graphic Design: Capabilities Statement

Design projects that include photography are my favorites. While most of this combination work is for clients, some of my personal projects require more than one discipline. Take, for example, this website and blog, which involves design, photography, and writing. I recently had the opportunity to integrate these three disciplines while creating the Capabilities Statement…

Graphic Design: GermCats Logo

On this project, I worked with University of Arizona faculty member Donna M. Wolk, Ph.D., D(ABMM). This logo is for a UA microbiology educational outreach program. The program’s name is a play on the name of the UA school mascot, the Wildcat…

Graphic Design: No Desk Potatoes Logo

On this project, I worked with University of Arizona researcher Donna M. Wolk, Ph.D., D(ABMM). This logo will be used on a wide variety of items and will be combined with various taglines. No Desk Potatoes will be geared toward scientists and corporate types. The idea will be to not bury your mind in what…

Graphic Design: Solo Butterfly

Another example of my ongoing quest to design with type and combine the result with photography. This promotional postcard offered a business tip (to hire me for Web and print design) along with a garden tip that plays off the image…

Graphic Design: Promoting a New Graduate Degree

Remember when going to college meant leaving your home and job to study on a faraway campus? Nowadays, college can come to you. It’s as simple as logging on to your computer and enrolling in a distance degree program. Established with a $2.06 million gift from University of Arizona alumni David and Edith Lowell, the…

Graphic Design: Professional Science Master’s Degree Program Logo

On this project, I worked with Sheila Tobias, a Tucson-based educational consultant who wrote the best-selling book, Overcoming Math Anxiety. Sheila collaborated with the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to establish the Professional Science Master’s degree program. The Science Master’s is an M.S. degree that prepares students for work in fields such as consulting, banking, insurance,…

Graphic Design: Gulf Coast Rising

Note: The following post refers to content that I have removed from my website. Reason: Flash is not supported by mobile devices like smartphones and tablets. This Flash slideshow uses photographs that I took on trips to the Mississippi Gulf Coast during November 2006 and July 2007. While in Mississippi, I worked with International Relief Teams,…

Graphic Design: Hurdles Happen

Ever been to a cyclocross race? This one happened in Tucson’s Himmel Park in early 1998. (Hard to believe it’s been that long!) Part of the fun is watching the riders jump over things while holding on to their bikes. Perfect theme for a postcard…

Graphic Design: Dot

When is a word not just a word? This postcard design was inspired by Andy Warhol and other pop artists of the mid-20th century.

Graphic Design: Ambitions

When we think of graphic design, we often think of doing clever things with graphics. But why not with words? Designing with type is one of my favorite activities. The above postcard, which was sent to clients and prospects, is an example.

Graphic Design: Hard Work

This was a design-with-type exercise that ended up on a postcard to promote my studio. The sentiment expressed is one of my all-time favorites. It comes from a book on federal law enforcement job opportunities. Now, if you’re wondering why a graphic designer would read such a book, let’s just say that I’m a literary…

Graphic Design: No Bike Bans

Since I get around by bicycle, I have more than a passing interest in where bikes can and cannot go. Hence, I am quite opposed to bike bans, especially in these days of high gas prices, global climate change, and widespread obesity.

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