Many more logos have been added to the logos page! Over the past two years as an LLC'd kid I've been fortunate to come away from many a project with work I'm stoked on. That isn't to say its all been sweet, sweet honey, but for the most part I can say I've had some chill clients. Thanks to all of them for making me last two years in the world of self-employment.
Just as Lorenzo de' Medici was patron to greats, Charleston, SC has it's own patron of the arts: Mister Brooks Reitz. I can't put myself on the level of Michelangelo, so this analogy falls short, but Brooks has been nothing but supportive of BS Diseño and he is always looking for new artists to represent his brands.
I've had the pleasure of working with him on several Leon's tees, some Jack Rudy collateral and now a Little Jack's piece! Click here for the Leon's collection. Up top are the shirts for Jack Rudy and Little Jack's.
The almighty Google has a new shirt for their Expeditions team. I worked with design director Joshua To on this piece of apparel. All of the items illustrated were chosen from a spreadsheet detailing the AR subjects and lessons. According to To: Over half a million students have seen this shirt.
I can now say my work has been seen by over half a million people in my infomercial. Taking a vacation!
DECEMBER 6, 2017
The Shelter Collection is live! When Erin Merin Bo Berin Reitz pitched a rebrand for her gorgeous line of homewares I was très stoked. I've always wanted to watch one of my logos sink into wet clay with a little metal stamp, but that will still take some time. In the mean time the brand is out and about.
The Shelter Collection “is a line of hand blown glassware and hand thrown ceramics designed in South Carolina and made in North Carolina.” Erin designs these little wonders and then partners with STARworks for production. STARworks, a non-profit in Star, NC, provides the community with an amazing arts program that provides educational programs and business ventures, as well as access to the studio facilities.
Elizabeth Ervin photographed all of the pieces beautifully, which made my presentation look ten times more professional than it should have. Go make your kitchen prettier and check out the journal. We messed around with the post templates a ton to make it feel more editorial and Shelter Collection-y.
This Saturday Leon’s Oyster Shed is hosting Chef Einat Admony and her Mediterranean cooking. “Born in Tel Aviv, Chef Admony owns some of our favorite restaurants in New York City’s West Village - Bar Bolonat, Balaboosta, Taim, and the soon-to-open Kish Kash.”
As part of the ongoing Leon's Guest Chef poster series, I drew some letters for the event using a tile pattern found on Bar Bolonat’s site. Then I headed over to Kinko's to hog the oversize printer for some 17 x 22s.
Feast was a welcome breath of fresh Air and cookery on the Isle of Palms. Air Casebier opened up shop last year on Carolina Blvd. and Olivia and I danced a happy dance. The two of us have been lucky, lucky, taste-testing cats for Air's catering and menu planning, so we were thrilled to help with some photography and design.
Don't let the grayscale fool you, Air's cooking is vibrant and colorful, and her outlook on life is always full of positivity.
Below is a little flyer I designed for one of many La Morra dinners she hosted out at 1028.
I've been trying to sneak new work in here and there, and there and here, but it is going to take a little time to photograph all of the new work I've been sitting on. For now I've been uploading the files until I can bother Olivia to drag her camera around town.
Cris and Bob, of Burnt + Salty, were dream clients and super down to explore a style that was unlike any of their existing brand collateral. We started off with a new look for the chili glaze and with hardly any nudging they let me explore a re-design for the company. We wrapped up the glaze label and jumped back to work on a new logo with the new illustration style in mind.
All of the new labels are out and they're printing new merch every other day! Grab a bottle and a hat while I start planning how to photograph the new stuff.
AUGUST 26, 2017
LINK: BURNT + SALTY
Welp, I finally rolled out of my hammock, made a cup of coffee and answered some questions for a new design blog in the UK... and I'm in good company! Alexander Vidal and Matt Anderson were the first two interviewed and I'm honored to be their third. If you're interested in reading here is the first question to tease you into clicking the link on the right.
Q: Can you give a bit of a background as to how you got started as a designer?
It was pretty gradual. I’m sure all designers started drawing pretty young, as did I, but I slowly recognized I could make a living off of design right before college, which made me quickly realize I couldn’t sit in those big auditoriums. I mean I could, but I wasn’t paying any attention… so I swapped majors. From Organic Chem and physical oceanography to art research and practice. I started freelancing around the same time when a close friend connected me with Warner Music. They had me illustrate some merchandise for Wiz Khalifa and Bruno Mars, which spurred a couple more jobs to get me started.
For over five years designers and typographers have been throwing punches over at TypeFight. Drew Roper and Bryan Butler reached out to throw me into the ring for their final rounds of the project and I was weighed against the great Daniel Haire of Brooklyn, Nueva York!
Cue You and Me by Penny and the Quarters. I got married to the prettiest gal this past March and thank goodness she was patient with me on our Save the Dates and invites.
As everyone knows, it is damn hard to design for yourself. Especially when you're trying to impress all of your extended relatives, (all of whom think you draw animals just for the hell of it). WELL... I drew some more animals for our Save the Date, so I didn't use that opportunity to show them otherwise. I drew our lovely chickens, and by the time we sent the Save the Dates out, we no longer had chickens.
Olivia and I used to have chickens and their names were: Helen (Black Neck), Aretha, Shania, Fox and Beatrix. For an extra dollar, these chickens came with the house we moved into. So not only did we become first-time home owners, but we became backyard poultry farmers (also for the first-time). Every morning we'd wake up to at least four eggs colored blue and beige, and sometimes almost white; we'd feed them "Happy Hen Treats" to keep them happy and every now and then they got their grub on in the yard.
During the floods last year, we tried and tried to keep their living conditions pristine and by day three we started worrying. By this point, there was just far too much water. We cleaned, limed, shoveled, cleaned, scraped, shoveled and limed and nothing could keep the chicken run dry. When a swarm of flies moved in with our ladies, we decided to call up Rustin and Teresa. They came the next day and took them to their lovely acre in McClellanville, where they moved in with the rest of their chickens and became full on free-range!
In honor of these gals and all of the eggs they gave us, we kept them on the Save the Date and our dear friend Jackie Robinson over at 42 Pressed taught me how to letterpress. I was pretty slow, so she took over after I printed ten... but DANG they came out great. (As you can see... Aretha jumped in front of her name when I exported the file... but whatever.) No one understood the card, so to this day I still draw animals just because...
JUNE 1, 2016
LINK: 42 PRESSED!
Check out that letterpressin' tooth: