Friday, December 28, 2018

Designer or Photographer?

Designer or Photographer? The lines are blurred. I was introduced as "the photographer." I take photos of people dressed as deer. I come in with a dress shirt and sweater and leave with a sweat-soaked t-shirt. My white balance is better with my cell phone than with a DSLR. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistic's Occupational Outlook Handbook, I am a dying breed about to see a huge payday.

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

My Energy Statement

Every month I get an infographic from my gas and electric company telling me how I'm doing versus my neighbors and efficient homes.

This is good isn't it?

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Mad Men Series Finale

Mad Men Series Finale

Tomorrow is Mad Men's series finale, and rumor has it we fast-forward to the year 1979. It has been said the last scene features Don Draper and his kids eating in his newly purchased Little Caesar's franchise where he comes up with the his best work yet, "Pizza! Pizza!" Fade to black...

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

PIN THE CARROT ON OLAF (High-Resolution)


So many requests. Here is a high-resolution version of my "Pin the Carrot on Olaf". Please feel free to take it to your local sign shop to get produced. I'd appreciate if you'd leave a message, click an ad, or like an article on The Sketchpad.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Sno-Kone Ornament

Sno-Kone Ornament

I thought this was very cute and clever ornament idea implemented by our Leads Specialist.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

SunnyPop / SunPop Select

 SunnyPop / SunPop Select

Gold Medal has introduced SunPop™ Select, and SunnyPop™ popcorn as healthier alternatives to snacking—Whole Grain, Gluten-Free, and Non-GMO. With SunnyPop™, now schools can offer a popcorn that meets the guidelines of the USDA Smart Snacks in School program.

I am excited to announce the unveiling of SunPop Select and SunnyPop. Our team had the opportunity to create the packaging, bags, posters, and even the laser-cut popcorn popper.

This is one of 30 projects our team has been working on for the last few months. Please visit to see our line-up of current products. I will start publishing these projects and many more as they are distributed. Stillwind created the mock-ups.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Coming Soon

Coming Soon

I have a TON of new content coming soon, but am waiting on official publication approval, It comes a lot longer with my new job and position. I used to see jobs through from start to completion. I would help take the order, design it, produce it, and present it to the client. Now I rely on so many hands--internal approval, item numbers, vendors, and print approvals.

I am very confident in my work, but I am starting to see my art isn't handled with the same level of love, respect, and attention. I have witnessed at least 5 vendors mishandle my work. After a few mishaps, the designer begins to get negative attention. However, this designer is starting to realize what he has to work with.

The Leland Group (Homearama Cincinnati)

The Leland Group (Homearama Cincinnati)

I had the pleasure to represent a long-time client The Leland Group at Carriage Hill's display. Such a beautiful home. Coming in over a million dollars, there's no way I could afford this home, but I am happy to help represent it. :) The photos were taken on a dying Samsung Galaxy phone (digital display animation and environmental display.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Chopper the Hippo

The hippo I helped design was name Chopper. I find it to be a very appropriate name...

Here is a web banner...