December 12, 2017

Refugees Path to Self-Reliance

This was about programs helping refugees get work. For Tuft's Fletcher magazine. Art direction by Laura McFadden.

Roughs needed to communicate refugee and work/path forward.

 Narrowed down to these.
I thought Laura was smart to pick this one.

Now to figure out color and composition.

Tried to make the group Somalian in the tight drawing.

Rose Wagner Poster

And here's the last poster in the series for Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, which is mostly modern dance.

The exterior of the building recently had this interesting architectual treatment.

Which I knew I'd be able to do something with in the first mockup.

Inside the lobby they have these interesting colored plexiglass sculpture all over.

So twist one into a dancer.

And this big fanlike art in the lobby as well.

Mirrored dancers for the third mockup.

Here's the final without the typography.

Abravanel Hall Poster

Abravanel Hall the third in the series of posters commissioned by BWP Communications for each of the main performing arts venues in SLC.  Brett Palmer was the AD and Summer Milligan the designer.

The venue has a unique triangular shape.

Which I hit on in my first mockup.

The triangle shows up in their logo...

So I did a mockup with that as well.

But the most unique visual aspect of the venue is this huge Chiuly sculpture in the main lobby.

Could twist easily into musical notes.

December 11, 2017

Eccles Theater Poster

Eccles Theater Poster, second in the SLC Arts poster series art directed by BWP Communications.

First step was to drive down the city and shoot some photo reference.

Theater is brand new and gorgeous interior has starry sky and sandstone like layers.

First mockup. Poster had to have a general broadway theme, but not to specific.

Although Chorus Line was suggested as ok.

Trying to hint at the layered sandstone and starry night ceiling in the third mockup.

Skoll World Forum Oxford England

Bigger project for the 12th Skoll World Forum in Oxford, England. Which is sort of the Davos for social entreprenuers.

Worked with Takayo and Kit at the esteemed Studio Hinrichs in San Francisco on this one. Which was an honor for me because I attended Kit's lecture at ICON.

The title for this year's conference was "Belief" a pretty open concept, but I live for that kind of challenge.

I won't bore you with all the roughs, there were alot, there has to be, since the sketches have to survive through so many levels of executives all the way to the top.