Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Home Concierge

Here's my new logo design for a start up company that offers a unique service here in the land of 10,000 lake homes. Blackwood Management Group offers home concierge service for those who don't want to spend their vacation time taking care of the vacation home. Blackwood will mow the lawn, turn on the water, fill the fridge with food or whatever else you might request. Why hasn't someone else thought of this?

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Playing Games

From time to time, I am asked to create vector art for on-line games that promote a product. Who says working for pharmaceutical companies is boring?

Friday, September 19, 2008

Retro Runners

Here's a recent illustration I completed for a client. He'll be using it as a background texture, but I like it in the version shown below... with bold color. This style is a nod to the great poster artists of the 30's and 40's.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Atonement Herbals

Here's a logo I recently finished for a new product line of herbal tonics from Erica Allen. I just love the look of this mark because it seems so unstructured and organic.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Favorite Things

Here's a some new images I just finished. As you can guess, I love line work. Making these swirly-type illustrations is just about as much fun as I'm allowed to have.

Satisfied Reader

Here's a quick post showing some recent poses from a quick project for my local daily newspaper, the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Ironically, these images will be used on their on-line version of the paper.

Friday, September 12, 2008

LogoLounge 5 Winners

Months ago I mentioned posting logos to LogoLounge.com in hopes of getting into their next book, LogoLounge 5. This week I was notified that not only did I get in, 38 of my logos were selected . I'm pretty excited since the judges had over 33,000 marks to choose from. I'm honored to be included in this latest book because they are by far my favorite series on the subject.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Employee or Boss?

John Reger was my employer at Design Center for nearly 10 years. I learned a lot from him as a boss and as a good friend. In 2003 he sold his business and retired. Five years later the tables have been turned... John will now be working for me as an account executive. I'm very excited to work with him again, to say the least. And, since he spends half of the year in Florida and Atlanta, he'll be representing us outside of Minneapolis. Branch offices is a stretch but it will be nice to get some more southern clients. (: