Rock Poster for our band, The JV and our buddies Def Leprechaun and Post Adolescence. We were going to each play a David Bowie song in our sets which inspired this ‘Spider From Mars’ theme. It was also October and nearly Halloween and I saw this image in my head that could have the spider-ship look like a pumpkin from a distance or at first glance.
2014 was the 25th anniversary of Nirvana’s seminal album, Nevermind and we thought we’d honor that by incorporating the theme into our Wiffle Ball Tournament and use our baseball head character in the scene. This character has been through all 18 years with us. I just wasn’t all that comfortable drawing the private parts on him…and since we play Wiffle in bare feet and shorts…this seemed more appropriate. Water is hard to portray in one color, I’ll say that. […]
Custom T-shirt Design for Cascade Bruins Football 2014, ‘Finish the Fight’. The team brought me the slogan ‘Finish the Fight’. So, I designed this to look like a Bruin Bear just punched the wearer of the shirt with his giant paw…he means to finish this fight after all. It’s meant to look good printed in different colors on multiple different colored shirts. Now all they gotta do I guess is go finish it, Go Bruins! Vector art Created in Adobe Illustrator
Goodman Real Estate has a bowling tournament every year and they have t-shirts made for the event. I’ve been doing their shirts for awhile and they always turn out best when they have a distinct theme…especially since the shirts are always the same company color scheme. It’s certainly challenging to make them feel unique and exciting year to year. In 2014, their them was Mad Men the television series. This image is so iconic I just followed its lead and made it work […]
Tracy was having a big 50th birthday party with some friends over in Hawaii, and wanted shirts and other swag to give to her special guests…y’know, something fun with her image on it and commemorating the trip. Nothing like locks of hair that turn into a flowered lei for your birthday, I say. It’s always challenging but fun to figure out a one color screen print design; bold but with sufficient detail.
My Godson KJ was the Everett Herald 2014 All Area Player of the Year in his senior baseball Season, leading them to their second straight State Baseball Tournament appearance. As he graduated high school, I wanted to give him something more than just the cash that is customary these days; something more personal. He’s a great kid with an electric smile…bright as his future.
I love making posters for shows that our band plays. The other bands seem to get a kick out of my designs as well which is also a lot of fun. One of the best parts is trying to make it conceptual…even though I bet most people don’t really search that hard for the ‘deeper meaning’ in them…doesn’t matter, I know it’s there. In this case, we are playing in Fremont, a hip little community close to the city in […]
Another design for the Goodman Real Estate Annual Bowling Tournament. I love it when they have a theme for me to dive into…in 2011 the owner John Goodman was racing his car in Monaco (I know, super cool right?!). This design was inspired by the vintage racing posters from the Monaco Grand Prix Races (I just LOVE those designs). Who wouldn’t want a bowling pin car? This was surely one of my favorite designs I’ve done for them, I was […]
Done with Illustrator and Photoshop As part 2 of the rebranding of Stacey J Warner, Life | Business | Equus Coach (see logo here- ), Stacey was looking for an image to represent a series of events that she hosts called ‘Mystic Cowgirl Camp’. As with the logo that we redid, we needed to make a new version of the collateral image. She really didn’t like what she had as it looked like a children’s book, which was definitely NOT […]
As the Co-Designer/Producer of this project/adventure game I really wanted to sink my teeth into getting the intro to a place where the story was really being set up for the user, creating some mystery and wonder. The story of the Hope Diamond is so amazing, and this intro helps sell the legend that drove our fact meets fiction tale. The images story board is from my original scribbles, I wrote the dialogue and set up the scene as well. […]
These sketches were the design for a U.S. History Bobblehead matching game, that went into Hidden Expedition: Smithsonian, Hope Diamond. A big chunk of our game occurred in Washington DC and you just can’t go there and not think about US history…it’s everywhere. We needed a puzzle for you to gain access to something, so you had to help this person with their souvenir bobble heads. The goal of the game was to match the 3 pieces (Head, Torso and Legs/Base). […]
2013 Wiffle Shirt Every year, for the last 17 years, my brother and I host a Wiffleball Tournament for our friends. We have made T Shirts every year and the theme changes every year to something that we see in the world or on TV or wherever. This year happened to be inspired by those great Captain Morgan Commercials/ Pirates. Once we pick a theme we put this character into the theme, he is a guy with a baseball for […]
This is a poster for a show that our band was playing the day after Halloween. The concept is that the day after halloween Frankenstein has a lot of candy but nothing to do, so he grabs a few of his favorite candy bars and hits the town. The candy bars are the two bands in the show lineup… Media- Line work, design and candy bar typography was done in Illustrator and the painting and the rest of the type […]
This was a crowd favorite, our Baseball-head guy as Angus Young of AC/DC. we were really into AC DC this summer and Angus is an unmistakable icon, with an unmistakable pose. I had always struggled drawing guitars so this one really challenged me. It’s not that hard when you are listening to AC DC…it just sort of comes to you. Notice the little wiffleballs as Guitar Tuning Knobs. Someone should make those. This type is classic hard rock/heavy metal type…and […]
The JV was playing a show with some friends of our that were in two other bands. We had a 3 band lineup, and I had this image of a bartender offering 3 kinds of beer ( I mean it’s St. Paddy’s Day, it had to be beer). I love going to bars where they actually list what the beer is and what you can expect when you get it. I wanted to interpret that idea on this poster, […]
We keep gravitating to music as themes for these shirts. It’s something my brother and I are both totally into and there is such great visuals for different styles of music. We talked about doing a punk rock themed version. We’ve done individual artists before (Elvis, Angus Young) and thought maybe a shoe group would be cool. This is supposed to sell the British Punk Rock Vibe…it’s a new band called the Wiffs! Can you figure out what instruments each […]
The JV playing an awesome Memorial Day gig in Ballard (Seattle). It was a Sunday night and all I could think about was those awesome drag race commercials from when I was a kid ‘Sunday! Sunday! Sunday! 64 Funny Cars!’ That was a really fun show. This was done in Illustrator and Photoshop. I had been using Macromedia Freehand for YEARS before I got Illustrator. A few of my favorite tools weren’t readily available so I had to wing a […]
This was for one of our first shows as a band, at a small bar in Lynnwood. I wanted to portray us (tongue and cheek of course) that we were a huge band taking over a little tiny bar…and I had this image in my mind of a Amp Stack that comes to life and stomps this little bar, just like Godzilla might. We were introducing ourselves so there needed to be more information on this poster, if I were […]
My nephew was running for office in middle school and they got to make posters for their campaign. You’ll notice that it doesn’t say what position to vote for…well it turn’s out that they run for ‘office’ and they all take turns with the different roles. He won. He served. He moved on to High School.
The theme for 2012’s Wiffleball Tournament was inspired by the speculation that it would be the last year of the Blue Angels coming to Seafair (usually the tournament lands on the saturday of sea fair). It’s so cool to see the planes fly in formation and I had that image in my mind and thought about how they fly low and then break straight up…and it felt like created a W shape to me (sort of, if you use […]
The 2013 Goodman Bowling Tournament T Shirt. In 2013 Goodman Real Estate was doing a LOT of building in Seattle (and around the country I believe), so the construction theme seemed very appropriate. The Bowling Pin and Ball are teaming up this time…and building, NOT knocking down! Created in Illustrator