Working with the Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation combines two of my passions of history and design. Shown here is one example of several projects that I’ve worked on for PHLF.
Through the Place is a feature-length documentary that illustrates the origins of PHLF and their mission combat “urban renewal” through preservation of historic buildings.
At Imagebox I had the opportunity to create the design for the DVD’s packaging, which lead to several print projects such as event posters and mailings, and a landing page to be featured on their website.
Logo Design, Branding, Social Media / Web Design Support
It's an honor to have created the identity and the opportunity to provide graphic design support for the fire department in my hometown of Clarendon, PA.
The design relationship began when asked to create a new department patch. For this, I combined traditional fire department elements (the colors and the Maltese Cross) with a shield (signifying protection) and crossed axes (symbolizing strength). The Department’s rich heritage is conveyed through a bold typeface and the founding date, accented with stars. A sense of community is also represented with the mention of Clarendon Borough and Mead Township.
In addition to a patch, the emblem is being used on building signage and equipment.
In September of 2013, the Bucco's outfielder put the call out for someone to design his Facebook cover photo. I typically don't go for design contests, but with a love for Pirates baseball and some extra time on my hands I decided to give it a shot.
With a little over 24 hours to complete the project, I had to work quickly and identify a style that I could execute within that time frame. The concept I had in mind was a Sheppard Fairey-esque street art illustration that would allow me to use simple shapes and a minimal color palette.
Using a photo reference, I identified the shadows, midtones, and highlights and assigned them colors from the Pirate's color scheme. Once the main illustration was complete, I began work on the background in Photoshop using baseball cards, spray paint brushes, and elements that I had created.
Andrew selected my illustration as his favorite and gave me an autographed Sports Illustrated magazine. It turned out to be a good day for the both of us.
Illustration, Layout Design, Data Visualization
This piece was created as a sales tool to educate potential buyers about the benefits of Doc-To-Help, a software product.
To make it easy to read, content was broken up into bite-sized sections with simple graphic elements to keep the reader interested. The complex "treehouse" illustration was added to maximize the reader's interest level and keep them looking at the material for a longer period of time.
ComponentOne Studio, a division of the Japanese tech company GrapeCity, provides software development tools and controls for use in Microsoft Visual Studio.
During my time as the in-house graphic designer, I worked on numerous print, web, and corporate identity projects not only for ComponentOne but for the entire family of GrapeCity products, including Wijmo, Xuni, Spread, and ActiveReports.
Launched by GC is early 2015, Xuni is a collection of native, cross-platform mobile controls for Xamarin.Forms that developers can use to create native apps for Android, iOS, and Windows Phone devices.
I had the opportunity to work on projects of all kinds during my stay as an in-house graphic designer for iCGL, an educational strategy company that worked with international businesses and governments to create custom academic programs.
One of these projects included the rebranding of the company. In creating a new corporate identity, outreach, connections, and partnerships were concepts that the leadership wanted to consider and reflect in the logo. Inspiration for this concept came from looking out the office windows toward the city’s "Sister Bridges" that span the Allegheny River.
The concept of a bridge is representative of the company outreach to clients and abilities to connect them to their goals.
I’ve had the opportunity to work with some highly skilled web developers during my time at Imagebox who have helped turn my designs into live sites. These are a few examples of these sites.
Please note that the current URLs for these may have been changed or updated by the website owners since the designs were created.