Managed Moves LLC

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Managed Moves is a moving company located in Portland, OR that caters to the Senior community. Managed Moves not only assists in moving Seniors, but also offers packing services, estate clean-out services, estate sales, professional downsizing assistance, and free estimates.

Here is a promotional card I designed for Managed Moves in 2017. I also streamlined their existing logo. If you would like to see the back of the card, please click here.

Hill-Ten Construction LLC

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Hill-Ten Construction LLC is a concrete focused contractor in Albany, Oregon. While they performed all phases of construction, their specialty was stamped-concrete and other artistic concrete applications.

Here is the official logo for Hill-Ten Construction LLC.

I worked closely with the owner Mike to create a logo that honored an older tradition of branding, a style that was incorporated in their signage, vehicle decals, apparel, advertisements, and business cards.

Mike was very pleased with my work on this project and often passed along compliments he had received from other contractors and businesses he worked with.

Originally, they had wanted a logo that incorporated an excavator, so many of my early sketches were heavy with construction image equipment. After a number of conversations and meetings, it was decided that we would go with a retro-inspired look and feel – something I felt I would particularly excel at.

I thoroughly enjoyed creating these pieces and working with Hill-Ten Construction and thank them for the opportunity to help them realize their image and goals.

Operation Wellbeing

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Operation Wellbeing is the website of Counselor and Personal Development Coach, Lisa Loewenthal.

Lisa was looking for something different, to help set her apart from the more common styles of counseling websites, one that was warm and welcoming and reflective of her love of art. She allowed me a lot of artistic license with this design, and I am happy to say that she is beyond pleased with the outcome.

Seeking to really make Lisa comfortable in her new online home, I used pieces of her own artwork to help build the header image, namely the colorful textures that make up the sun, sky and the background for the sub-header, where the video, quote, and image of Lisa resides.

She expressed a desire for some kind of wood accent, which, fittingly enough, was incorporated into page borders, thereby framing the entire site. While there are a lot of lovely textures and layers within the design, it’s the header image that really brings it all together.

Operation Wellbeing Logo
Operation Wellbeing Logo

Outside of the site design, I also shot and edited the video you see on the home page and within the sidebars on the internal pages, took the photo of Lisa that appears below the header, and designed two versions of the logo: the one visible within the header, and the orange & charcoal minimalist version (seen here, to the left) for her business card and other print-related materials.

Working with Lisa was both ridiculously fun and ridiculously rewarding, and I can’t thank her enough for allowing me the opportunity to help design and develop her website and identity!

The site is designed on top of the ever-popular, WordPress CMS.

You can view an image of one of the internal pages, here.

Visit Lisa’s site at OperationWellbeing.com

 

Wendi Kali Photography: Logo and Card Design

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Wendi Kali asked me to design a logo for her photography business, to help further establish her identity. She requested a clean, professional, and “laid back” design, and with that, I got to work.

She liked my first card design, but wanted me to focus more on a friendly, fun look, while still maintaining a professional edge. After a few attempts to modify and enhance the first design, I scrapped it altogether and went for something completely different. This next piece hit home with her, and after a few minor adjustments, the new logo was complete and ready to go.

Breaking out of the typical “name and iconic image” look that is often seen in photography logos, this one was more illustration based, with a thick, modern serif font that was both bold and friendly. The font chose is called Chunk Five, and it’s a real beauty that fit in nicely with the illustration of Wendi.

Wendi is currently working on  photo book project called “The Butch/Femme Photo Project” which was recently funded through a KickStarter campaign. What is the project all about? Read about it in Wendi’s own words, below:

“Everyone in the world has an identity. With identities, we tend to want to give them a strict definition without recognizing that we are constantly redefining ourselves and those identities as we grow and evolve. Within the LGBTQI community there are many identities. Among them are Butch and Femme.

Both identities date back to the beginning of the 20th century and, for the most part, are part of the lesbian and bisexual sub-culture. Both have taken on many definitions and in claiming either identity, each person has their own definition and reason for doing so.”

You can read more about Wendi’s Project at http://butchfemmephotoproject.com/ or check out the February write-up at Huffington Post.

Wendi’s online portfolio is available at http://wendikaliphotography.com/

Previous Portfolio Design

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The image to the left is the second incarnation of my online portfolio. I’m currently on my third, Ether Bound. I really liked the previous version, but I wanted to re-invent the site with something a little less ‘dark’.

The first version of my site was called Dwarven Brassiere. Unfortunately, I do not have an image of that design, though I do have the logo.


Mahalia

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Mahalia Freed, a Naturopathic Doctor with a practice in Canada, contacted me after having seen my work on Orna Izakson’s website, Celilo Natural Health Center. She was interested in a new site design and re-branding her identity, while maintaining the overall style of the logo she already had.

My first order of business was reworking the text in her logo, while keeping the existing floral design, followed by a new business card design.

Next up was the site design itself. The image here shows the first version of the new site, which we later changed. The layout remained relatively the same, replacing the existing blue with a darker maroon color for the description bar and the alternating sidebar item backgrounds.

Then we reworked the header image, which developed into a tetraptych, the first image her logo. After we had chosen the photos for the 3 remaining spaces, I removed the newsletter signup link at the top of the page and implemented a newsletter signup box as the first item in the sidebar. Finally, I moved the search bar up above the header image to occupy the space where the original newsletter ink had appeared.

The last major change was with some of the heading typefaces. She chose some replacement fonts from Google Web Fonts to replace the homepage content headings as as well as the site description style, just below the header image.

Some notable features of the site include a video archive, rotating sidebar testimonials, an event calendar, and a contact form.

Mahalia was exceptionally easy to communicate with and an all around excellent client I’m very happy to have helped her in the development of her new site and brand.

You can view Mahalia’s site here.


Sculpting: Krampus

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I have a whole series of images showing my progress on this piece, which I will upload once I’m finished. This is my 4th sculpture (or 3rd, if you don’t count the one I scrapped) and is inspired by the Krampus. The Krampus is usually depicted as male, so obviously that had to change. This is a fat-positive project, helping to show that all women, regardless of shape and size (or demonic background) can be beautiful and sexy.


Illustration: Pretty Pink Porcine

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So, I was sketching one day, incorporating aspects of myself into the body of a cartoon pig, and came up with this. I took it into illustrator for inking and color. I really love this. Well, I love pigs in general, but I particularly love this illustration. I have another one that I will display shortly, where the pig is dancing. Originally, I was going to re-design my site with this sort of theme in mind, but then I came up with look of Ether Bound and felt that was a better plan.


Poisner

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Jonathan Poisner contacted me in 2011 looking for a minimal site design that incorporated nicely with is already existing logo.

You can visit Jonathan’s site, here.


Blue Brigade

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The Blue Brigade is a walking group headed by my friend Darby for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s MS Walk Oregon chapter. She emailed me a font that she had found and asked if I could incorporate a neuron (that little multi-armed thingy at the end, for those unfamiliar) to create the team logo. Darby also had me adjust the lower swoops of the B’s for a more dramatic effect, as well as “dirty up” the overall graphic for a sort of worn, sporty look. I was thrilled to help her with this doubly thrilled to participate in the walk myself.