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October 23, 2016

Portrait of a Drowned Man Tee

I recently designed a new tee shirt for my band Portrait of a Drowned Man. I’ve been admiring the work of local screen-printing collective STACK Prints for a while now and decided to team up with them for the printing. These are heather gray 50/50 American Apparel tees with the design printed in a light…

October 23, 2012

Cinema Purgatorio

Cinema Purgatorio (RCP Media) is a boutique film label and booking company who I worked with on logo development and branding. Ray from Cinema Purgatorio has an impressive list of films (including work by Sigur Rós) he’s worked with and I was just as eager to work with him. We started with the logo. It had to…

October 21, 2012

Scholastica Mobile

Scholastica Mobile is an education app for iOS, Android and BlackBerry launched by The College of St. Scholastica in 2011. The app is built on the Blackboard Mobile Central platform. As the web designer for the College, I was tasked with customizing the default theme into something that was branded and fit in with other…

January 29, 2012

Farmageddon

Here is the latest poster I’ve completed for the Zinema 2 / Whole Foods Co-op film series,  Farmageddon. After looking at the press materials for this film I wanted to simplify the poster, to make a stronger statement. The poster the filmmakers provide has handcuffs around a bottle of milk. I felt the tagline “The…

November 14, 2011

Forks Over Knives

Another great chance to work with the fine folks at Zinema 2 and the Duluth Whole Foods Co-op on another movie poster. Forks Over Knives is a film about the health effects food choices have on the human body. My poster takes some of the design direction the film’s original poster has, but brings in…

August 29, 2011

T & E Concert Services

T & E Concert Services was in need of a new look online… they had hired a designer to do some new logo work for them, but hadn’t updated their quickly aging website. Much like the site I did for Lotus Pedals, T & E was looking for something really simple (no need for a…

August 22, 2011

Fresh

Grateful to continue working on posters for a series of films the Duluth Whole Foods Co-Op is partnering with Zinema 2 to bring to town. FRESH is the newest poster I’ve completed. From the FRESH press kit: FRESH is more than a film; it is a reflection of a rising movement of people and communities…

July 25, 2011

Cutloose Creations Cover-Ups

This was my first site as a contract designer for 3Five Designs. 3Five is a design studio based here in Duluth. They have a wide variety of clients (big and small), and some serious business know-how (on top of design chops). They fit my personal and professional aesthetic, and after a short lunch with them…

July 18, 2011

The Blue Heron Trading Co.

I’ve worked on many print projects for The Blue Heron Trading Company (business cards, in-store signage, posters, etc…), so I was excited when they finally wanted to move forward with a new website. The old website basically was the logo and some directions. They wanted to keep the site simple. They have no desire to…

July 7, 2011

Ryan Dahlberg Birthday Concert

Ryan is a fellow crafter of websites and enjoys the local music scene here in Duluth as much as I do. He’s got some cool sites like RyanDahlberg.com, Across the Wire and The Duluth Scene. We’ve worked together on a few projects, and for his birthday show we teamed up again. My band (A Winter…