I never imagined that I’d get a chance to work with a multi Lone Star Emmy winner but here we are. Recently I’ve been working with Chet Garner and his amazing team on some branding for his Daytripper World Headquarters retail space and office in Georgetown, Texas.
If you’re not familiar, The Daytripper and his crew have been showing us fellow Texans all of the amazing spots across the state to visit, eat at, and learn about on his PBS show each Sunday. They just celebrated their 100th episode! I had the honor to work with Chet and his staff on the main logo as well as some secondary elements for their shop. Congrats to Chet and his team on their success and I can’t wait to see what’s next for y’all!
I had the pleasure of being approached by the Austin Public Library to create some exclusive products to be sold at their gift shop in the new state-of-the-art building in downtown Austin. I created 3 postcards, a patch, and a set of 4 book themed buttons. Reading is a passion of mine so this was a dream project! Scroll down for more!
I was so humbled and so grateful to be asked by Parts and Labour to rebrand their shop. It's a tremendous honor and an enormous responsibility so when Lizelle asked me about working on it, I was deeply touched that she trusted me to take on something so personal for her business. I hope I made something she can be proud of. And to her amazing staff, who I consider my friends, I hope it feels good to walk under that sign each day on your way into work. I know how important a sense of pride is considering how many hours and years you all have put into P&L.
Special thanks to Nick Turkette for doing an amazing job of bringing this to life. Painting, custom wood cuts, and installation must have been a beast for this 20 foot sign. It really stands out on the block.
As for the people of Austin and the millions of tourists who walk down the most famous street in Texas every year, I hope I've added something positive to the rich history of eclectic and beautiful storefronts in our city. Thanks for having a look, it means a lot.
Dream Project Alert!
I had the amazing opportunity to illustrate a couple of maps for Texas Parks & Wildlife Magazine. Highlighting special attractions across the State, these maps accompanied articles in the travel section.
Art Direction: Nathan Adams
I had a blast designing this two color screen print made exclusively for my friends at Parts & Labour here in Austin. This map features over 70 neighborhoods and has nine highlighted communities that show the diverse and eclectic areas of our city.
Printed by Nakatomi
Available for purchase here.
I had the pleasure of sprucing up the logo and making some stickers for the Austin Cacti and Succulent Society. These 3” circles were made available for purchase to their Members at their monthly meetings.
Remember to not overwater those cacti!
My first entry into the #patchgame was this limited run of 150 Texas patches. Texas established its independence from Mexico in 1836 and has been inspiring artists, musicians, politicians, and people the world over ever since.
My good friends at Parts & Labour are huge animal advocates. Instead of giving away free bags with every purchase, you can purchase one for $1. That entire dollar is then split 4 ways to four different animal charities: Austin Pets Alive, SARA Sanctuary, Healing with Horses, and Austin Wildlife Rescue. I had a great time drawing these furry friends and playing a small part in raising money for great causes.
Inspired by 60s cartoon character art, I wanted to design a message for when we need a little bit of positivity to get us going. This little Earth reminds us that a new day full of possibilities is just around the corner.
Parts & Labour, home of Texas artists on South Congress Ave in Austin, approached me to design a map showcasing the city and the attractions around your city. The result was this 3 color 18x24” screen print proudly hanging in houses and business across town today. Scroll down for more photos.
Optimism is a tricky thing. Some days you have it, others you don’t. What does the future have in store for us? Are there signs that give us clues? I started this little art print a year ago and had to put it aside when I got real sick. It’s a palm reading with only good news. Not huge news like “everything is perfect now”, but rather small good things that happen from time to time to keep us going. I needed good news then like how we all need good news now. It’s an art print but you can also use it as a postcard to send to someone who’s on your mind.
Reading is something that I’m very passionate about. I made this sticker and t-shirt design to express my love of opening a book and going on a journey. Both are available in my shop.
May tacos be with you. I've converted my love for all things tortilla, meat, and veggies into a patch. In Texas, all roads lead to tacos.
The second edition in a new color scheme is available in my shop above!
I ran a free sticker giveaway in February of 2017 to celebrate not only my love of books, but to spread the idea of learning new things, of exploring new frontiers, of the pursuit of deeper understanding, of going on adventures, and of the importance of broadening your worldview.
In addition to the free sticker, people also received a personalized "Avid Reader" certificate as well as some library themed postcards from the public domain.
These little packages went out to over 10 states and people really seemed to enjoy them.
This two color screen print was given out to friends, family, and clients to celebrate the 2016 holiday season.
2 color screen print
S/N Edition of 30
Parts and Labour on S. Congress here in Austin gave me a 2 month long residency on their art wall. I spent about 4 months planning, designing, printing, and assembling all sort of succulent themed designs.
This print was inspired by Austin, Texas. My family and I have lived here for over a decade and can't get enough of the bbq, music, mother nature, and good times.
This postcard was one of my first Austin themed products. To this day its still one of my best sellers.
I had fun working on this little groovy feline mellowing out with some tunes.
Austin is famous for many things, not the least of which is their landmark moon towers. This print highlights the remaining 15 towers still found around the city that have been lighting our way since 1905.
Available in my shop above!
Texas BBQ is the best. Period. You can have your Memphis, or Kansas City, or North Carolina. In my mind, the slow cooked meat using oak or pecan wood is a slice of heaven.
In August 2016 I heard of a political poster show being curated by the AIGA chapter in Jacksonville, Florida. I rarely put my political beliefs out there, but they had an open call for submissions and I decided to take a crack at a poster dealing with a topical issue that I care about. I decided to make my piece regarding the idea of a border wall. I wanted to create an image that would show the repercussions of a wall that, if built, would cut right down the edge of Texas' only Natural Park, Big Bend. I wanted to design something in the style of old WGA posters from the 50s. By all accounts, the show was a great success and I am happy to be a part of it.
About a year ago I was approached by the Economic Development council for the city of Hidalgo, Texas to help them create a logo for a new citywide initiative focusing on economic growth. The Nueva Vida Project ("New Life" in Spanish) is a program that aims to spark a new life in historical old Hidalgo.