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...

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Share a Coke

I've been wanting to write and post so much new content, but life and work have been busy. I did want to comment on what an awesome branding job Coke did with their new "Share a Coke" campaign. I have seen so much free advertising and publicity from the news to social media.

No matter what name was on the can/bottle, people were going to drink it. However, people are searching out/creating their own Coke bottle names, and if they find one I bet they'll post it to Facebook or tell a friend.

Well done!

Monday, June 16, 2014

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Top Pizza Restaurants 2014

Top Pizza Restaurants 2014

Journalist and Food Connoisseur, Scott Schroeder traveled the United States in search of the best pizza restaurants. After trying over 100 of the best independent and chain pizza restaurants each city had to offer, Schroeder had the difficult task of narrowing his selections to three.

The award goes to...

1. Cici's Pizza
A vibrant atmosphere, great selections, and all you can eat for cheap makes this restaurant a people watcher paradise. Cici's left a lasting impression on Mr. Schroeder's colon. "Cici you later."

2. Little Caesar's
Little Caesar's has someone else's pizza waiting for you long before you arrive, and only makes you pay $5.00 for it. Mr. Schroeder commented, "Pizza. Pizza."

3. Domino's Pizza
Mr. Schroeder came across a quaint, little restaurant nestled in a fast-moving city. He had stumbled upon a Domino's Pizza, known for making one of the highest quality pizzas in the world. When Mr. Schroeder spoke to the CEO, he said that the pizza he used to sell his customer's sucked, so they decided to revamp it into this award-winning formula.

So, next time you are out traveling, look for one of Mr. Schroeder's award-winning pizza restaurants near you!