Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Lee Jeans

While working with OLSON this year I was able to lead the creative team that redesigned Lee Jeans US. It was quite the undertaking considering it was a total redesign from the ground up. We were charged with making the site a more dynamic and reliable shopping tool as well as giving the site a fresh and bold new look, which I think we most certainly did!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Reelz Channel

Over the summer I was contracted by Hubbard Broadcasting to aid them in an overhaul of their current site. The main focus of the exercise was to elevate more of their relevant content and better utilize their wealth of industry knowledge. A secondary goal was to create a look and feel that better represented their niche in market while leveraging the brand equity they had already established.

EQ Technologies

I recently was given the opportunity to design and develop the logo, workmark, and brand standards for a local start up that specializes in agile web development and design. It has been an absolute pleasure to work with their team and I hope to do more with them in the future.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Obama Mania

I have completed two of the three poster that I set out to print. Hopefully the third will come soon but it all depends on the popularity of the other two. Both posters are for sale at $20 a piece, quantities are limited.


Here are just a handful of identities I have done over the years. Identity work is by far one of my favorite and most rewarding activities as a Designer. It is so challenging to create a mark that encompasses everything you are trying to convey about a company/brand but when it all comes together in that final execution there is no better feeling of accomplishment.

David Strand Design

A work in progress, this site was designed to showcase the works of David Strand. David is talented designer/builder who focuses on taking a green approach to residential home design and construction. So if you are looking for a one stop shop when planning the construction of your next home I highly recommend dropping him a line.


After graduating from the University of Minnesota in 2001 I was able to land a job at Crate & Barrel corporate in Northbrook, IL as a Junior wed designer. It was a fantastic way to start my career as a designer, who wouldn't love to work for one of the most well recognized retailers in the country. After being there for about six months I was given the opportunity to be a part of the design team that was to create the web destination for CB2 which is the funky, more modern little sister of C&B. As someone who loves interiors and furniture I was more then excitied. It was a fantastic experience and needless to say an amazing portfolio piece. It has changed slightly since I was there but the 90% of the site is exactly how we designed it. A big thanks to Jamie Dihiansan for giving me the opportunity to work on it.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

My 30th is coming up, hint hint

This amazing watch by Panerai is (in my mind) the definition of class. Timeless design and exceptional craftsmanship has kept Panerai on the top of many watch enthusiasts list for 50 years and it's easy to see why. Visit Panerai's web site (which needs design help) to see more of their stunning collection and to learn how a watch like this can carry with it a $10,000 price tag...ouch. It's like an Aston Martin for your wrist.

Ryan Companies

While working for space150 we redesigned ryancompanies.com web site from the ground up. The goal was to create a site that would highlight the core values that Ryan Companies embodies and to also create a business tool that would propel them into the future.