September 9, 2017
July 27, 2017
I was commissioned by the ad agency BWP Communications to do large posters (4 x 6ft) for each of the main performing arts venues in SLC. Here's the first one, the Capitol Theatre. Brett Palmer was the AD and Summer Milligan the designer.
Each poster had to be about what the venue showed (opera/ballet, modern dance, broadway or symphony) and respond to each venue's architecture.
So my first step was to go the venue and take some photo reference. This is the main ceiling.
The first mock-up. I usually don't go this far for "sketches" but this needed to be presented to a committee and I needed to give Brett all the help I could since he had to sell it.
Second mock-up, using element of the facade.
And the birth of venus beehive on the facade that inspired the womans wig.
June 30, 2017
"Hiking Danger" for the Minneapolis Star Tribune
Apparently most of the danger is about getting lost. Most of the trees look the same.
We narrowed it down to these, and to help the editors I threw in a little color.
The AD on this one, Robert Timmons, requested some additional bleed for the typography. Luckily I had painted some extra background and photoshop made up what I didn't :)
Double page spread for By Faith magazine, design and art direction by Tiffany Forester, Metaleap Creative (whom, by the way, just won a SPD medal). For the final I was worried about all the white, but I used spray paint over a gouache flesh base to give it some contrasting texture.