I worked closely with the Colorado Ski Museum to help launch their new brand identity through a product design exhibit at the Denver International Airport. I purposed the concept of " THEN AND NOW " to tell the story of how skiing/snowboarding came to be through technological advancements and social change. The idea came from having seen the immense collection of historical gear the CSM had archived over the years but kept from the public. I chose a unique selection of this vintage equipment and apparel then paired them up with their modern counterparts to highlight the vast contrast. The feedback was so successful, DIA invited the CSM to extend the exhibit.
At $2K a table, Sunset Point is for the dining elite who want the best Rhode Island has to offer. As part of a larger hotel renovation, Hyatt wanted us to design a seasonal private dining venue where they could accommodate a few intimate tables or a large party of 12–28. The fire place, paving & stone wall are all permanent, but the rest gets broken-down and stored for winter. With two private chefs, two waiters, a maitre d', an en suite lounge, and Newport Harbor as your view, you’ll certainly enjoy this dining experience. Just be sure to bring your VISA Black Card.
Hartland Park development was the result of combining two adjacent business plazas in Austin, TX. Part of the concept package was to design a signature signage & identification program for the new South building, shown here. The full concept package deck can be made available upon request.
This was a fun project for HP Pavilion (now SAP Center) at San Jose, CA. They were looking for a new tenant to bring a bar to their North entry concourse level. In a marketing effort to invite Jack Daniel’s as that tenant we purposed an upstairs bar, along with a mini bar concept to show HP and Jack Daniel’s what it might look like. The full concept package deck can be made available upon request.
Union Business Center in Lakewood, CO was looking to update their entry signage to attract more upscale tenants. It was really important that they were able to visualize what the sign might look like throughout the day/night. At the time I had just discovered Maxwell Render and taught myself enough to render these design options so we could better communicate what the signs might look at any time of day/night, or in this case dusk.
Life Sense Programs was launching their first self-published book and was looking for a small site to enable online purchases. The site shares the story of the mother/daughter co-authors and a short synopsis of the book, along with reviews and bios.
When I was 14 years old I use to sneak into University of Toronto's computer lab and teach myself html and web design. This "shortbus" version was probably the 5th iteration of my own portfolio site over the last 20 years. It was inspired by a single photo I took of a shortbus while traveling in Italy—it just seemed to have all the right ingredients I needed for a good landing page.
An old co-worker and friend, Mike Tadros, wrote a fantastic technical book after having a successful career as a software trainer at SketchUp. When he was ready to go to press he called me up to design a cover illustration to finish up the project. The cover illustration was done entirely in SketchUp and showcased the technical, graphic, lighting, and output capabilities of the software while focusing on the import/export features that he highlighted in the book.
This is probably one of the largest scale projects I've worked on. Just this portion of the Northwest College Campus in Wyoming covers over 125 acres and includes 30+ buildings. Due to the magnitude of the project low-poly modeling was used to keep the files manageable. MapFormation used this model and rendering to generate interactive maps, PDFs, and Google Earth files for the college.
These were a few of the concepts we presented for some elements when LA Live was still in development. A street lamp/banner, with LED, 260' media tower, district markers, and logo/award concept. It always amazes me how much work goes into an RFP. Unfortunately the firm didn't get the work but this taught me a ton about Photoshop rendering and quick concept revisions.
This project was given to us back in design school—a minimal seating structure for a student on-the-go. The only requirement was that it had to support our weight for at least a minute. Being a student I figured I’d also make it portable, so it folds up to a small 2.25" x 1.5" x 6". I’ve yet to break it, and the most weight it’s ever supported is about 200lbs. Some day I’ll make a case for it that could double as padding for the seat bar—it’s really not that comfortable. The woods are Cherry and White Ash, with Chicago bolts for structure.
This was one of my last furniture projects back in college, with an open design brief. The original concept, shown in the renderings, had a hidden drawer. You opened it by depressing the white square on top. And pushed the open drawer flush again to hide it, popping the white square back up. Unfortunately I never got around to building this part of the table. At the time I had just begun using SketchUp so I eagerly brought my 3D drawings and calculations to the lumber yard so I could fit my pre-cuts into my car. They looked at me like I was nuts but I only had 6" of waste material.
The concept for DF-1 (down force) was to integrate an upside down wing in the nose of the car that would adjust on-the-fly to correct the "angle of attack" providing needed down force at high speeds, maintaining optimal traction. Before graduating high school my art teacher asked me what I wanted to do for a final project. Since I was planning on applying to College for Creative Studies for transportation design, she recommended I design a car for my portfolio. At the time I was greatly influenced by a poster of a Vector M12 on my wall. I ended up getting accepted to CCS but unfortunately couldn’t afford the tuition at the time.
For this shirt & logo I got to work with rally driver Matthew Johnson of Team USA to design a custom tee to represent them at the 2009 Corona Rally México.
When I lived in Boulder, CO I tried my hand at playing a season of Ultimate Frisbee. I only lasted one season but I arranged sponsorship and got to design the shirts & swag for all 22 teams that year. I've never run so much in my life and I kept trying to tackle my friends, which was not cool with the "spirit of the game". This is a play on the "evolution of ultimate".
My friends and I have been chasing the snow on our annual powder trips across the country for the past 10 years. For our Park City, Utah trip I learned how to silk-screen and surprised the whole group with shirts that also featured the Snowbird resort.