Category Archives: Typography

Play It Forward

I designed a poster for a benefit concert a while back. I enjoyed using the drumsticks to create the “L”. The use of arrows throughout the layout also maintain a “forward” theme while providing a nice design element.


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Ripo, Typography in Street Art

It’s fun to see a typography blog delve into the realm of street art. Typography Daily recently published an article about Ripo in regards to his use of typography in designing his murals. I must admit I like to see graffiti mimmic type sometimes.

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I created Elevate to boost my portfolio. I’ve been a skateboarder for most of my life and in the world of skateboarding and snowboarding there is some really excellent, genre specific, graphic design. The logo is meant to play off the name, hence the upwards arrow.



While the logo stands on it’s own very nicely, I think it looks great juxtaposed with something that has a more hand-drawn feel to it. As you can see in this mock ad, the two logos look quite nice together.



In the skateboarding design sphere, it’s quite common to see ads that have seemingly nothing to do with skateboarding. This is an advertising tactic that makes the brand stick out in the viewers mind as it’s quite different from the other ads with skateboarding in them.



I plan on creating more pieces for elevate in the future as it’s a fun pet project that I enjoy working on, I’ll keep you posted.

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My Identity

As a designer, it’s important to have a logo and identity that reflect who you are and stand out from the competition. Here’s how I came up with mine. The DC logo is the letter “D” with the letter “C” inside of it. The negative space adds interest and the brackets bring it together as well as hint that I’m web-savvy. The color reflects my personality as people typically describe me as a calm, collected fellow. I did, however, try out a bunch of different color schemes.



This logo can stand for itself but I wasn’t satisfied with just the one. I wanted the logo mark as well as something that wasn’t perfectly square. I came up with the Designerd idea and rolled with it.



I also had a woodblock print that I loved and decided I would like to incorporate it into my identity somehow as well. Seeing as it didn’t necessarily look as professional as the DC logo mark, I decided it could become something of a mascot for my more creative ventures.



Having developed all these things my logo’s were set, I chose my color scheme and ran with it.



Eventually, I dropped the pen and glasses from the designerd logo and incorporated it as block text next to my DC logo as can be seen here in my official style guide: DCstyleguide It’s also reflected on my portfolio site at

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Three Blind (Dismembered) Mice

I created this book toward the end of my college career, it combines three of my favorite things; typography, illustration, and rhymes. Our teacher tasked us with re-creating an old fairy tale and I decided that the three blind mice kind of got the short end of the stick. When you think about it, these poor mice were already blind and just minding their own business when this “farmer’s wife” decided she was going to hack off their tails. I decided I would re-write this tale in regards to the mice getting their revenge. You can view the full book here: fairytalebook



Fairytale type


The fonts Minion and Bleeding Cowboy go great together ^

Fairytale Ill


As you can see, they’re angry.

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I love typography, here’s a poster I created with a rather ambiguous message.


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Aiiiiir Bar

I created this stationary package as part of a class project. I conceived and developed the logo and brand standards as well, more on this project here.



Just a fun piece utilizing only type to create a scene.


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