Grow Creative | illustration
Grow Creative and their client, Pacific Rim, creator of a variety of wines, were in search of an illustration to help promote a small product release. Grow came to...
Container Alliance | Web banners
Broadbenterprise is a fellow weekend footballer and a graphic designer who needed some help creating new graphics for his client, Container Alliance. CA utilizes...
Bowflex | catalog
Nautilus wanted to flex some muscle this year with a fresh new look for Bowflex, one of their most well-known brands. Teaming up with some of the Nautilus team, an...
Kershaw Knives | catalogs
A Kershaw catalog is the opportunity to showcase product and info to vendors and consumers all over the country. Over the years of working with Kershaw, details for...
The Lost Monk | poster
A type poster for my jam band with fellow master musician, Anthony Catalan. Playing around with type, along with our style of music, is a sort of funkadelic...
Art | Rosy Pinecone
A little project inspired by my girlfriend. Rosy Pinecone's the name! Metal pot for a hat and a warm lap from a ferocious black cat! I kept envisioning this...
Pickathon 2013 | poster concepts
I'm a huge fan of the Pickathon festival and have always enjoyed the posters and artwork produced for this grand event located on the Pedarvis farm on the far east...
Shun Cutlery | catalogs
Shun Cutlery is based out of Seki, Japan, an old sword making town that evolved its techniques into beautiful hand-crafted kitchen knives. The Japanese aesthetic is...
PCC | poster
In collaboration with Anthony Catalan, a graphic designer working for Portland Community College, we got together to bring a little different style to the posters...
Kershaw Knives | cover photos
When Kershaw moved into the world of social media, it was a chance to enter the facebook community with trumpets and bells. The client allowed for creativity to...
Alejandro Appel Design | ad
Life has changed quite a bit since I moved to inner Portland and became a freelancer. This one is just for fun.
The Southwest | photography
In December of 2012 I left my job after nearly 4 years and jumped on a plane to New Mexico with my mom. We drove around the Southwest and hit a handful of cities...
Downtown Portland | photography
Portland is like a light switch, summer turns off, fall turns on and instantly everyone is dawning their best sweater and scarves. I got together with Dave Franz,...
Grow Creative | photography
Working with Grow Creative, a design studio located in Portland, I was given the opportunity to venture out and shoot some Red Ridge products on locations at their...
Sisters of St. Mary | ad
An opportunity arose that involved a full-page ad with the Sisters of St. Mary of Oregon and the chance to use this striking image of the beautiful architecture...
Stash Tea | catalog
Stash Tea is an old company in transition, from the antique tea drinkers to the younger tea enthusiasts; Stash wanted to update the catalog a bit. With some great...
The Butterfly Craft
A few years back I imagined a story about a monk who envisioned the future, trapped in his own meditation, flying aboard a giant spaceship in the shape of a...
This section contains small projects, logos, art and other small things I've made. Consider this a blog of sorts, so stay tuned for more. This...
Lord of the Rings | book covers
The first time I attempted reading this series I fell short of the end of The Two Towers. Being a little older now (and hopefully a little wiser) I decided to try...
Kershaw Knives | packaging
Kershaw was looking to stand out above the rest on the shelf. This meant stripping down everything before it and starting over. Hours before the deadline, the red &...
Kershaw Knives | future of the knife ad
A graphic created for a small ad campaign showing off a more technical side to Kershaw. After rummaging through our maintenance department, we scored some really...
Kershaw Knives | banner & displays
An example of a banner and some booth displays that ended up at different blade shows around the world. The red chevrons were a popular motif with the client and...
Kershaw Knives | OSU + UO Ad
A small ad for a collegiate football magazine. These collages were a way of showing off the many different types of Blurs made by Kershaw. Many other collages were...
Kershaw Knives | American Survival ad
A full page ad for the inside cover of American Survival Guide magazine. This piece went heavy on the illustration of all things dangerous to try and catch reader's...
Kershaw Knives | 4th of July ad
Kershaw takes pride in its American made products. The client wanted to reflect that come the 4th of July via Facebook. The idea that came from our copywriter...
Kershaw Knives | ATV ad
ATV Rider magazine pulls in an audience of young messy motorcycling enthusiasts. This ad got a little messy too. Cut up pieces of packaging, a sharpie and a lot of...
Zero Tolerance Knives | catalogs
Zero Tolerance catalogs are simple because the product speaks for itself. At that point its all a matter of laying out the information and being straightforward...
Zero Tolerance Knives | ad campaign
Zero Tolerance knives primarily focused on military and the police force, but the client wanted to move into a new direction with a broader audience, all while...
Zero Tolerance Knives | packaging
With the packaging for Zero Tolerance the opportunity arose to update the style. For high-end knives, a flooding of black seemed appropriate for the brand, the...
Zero Tolerance Knives | Facebook sneak peek
This project was a way of introducing new product and getting fans excited about upcoming blades for 2012. Over the course of a month with some very close-up...
Shun Cutlery | packaging
Shun Cutlery needed new packaging. These are a few examples implementing a more elegant look with black and gold, the brands primary colors. Even the font Avant...
Shun Cutlery | flyers
These are some samples of in-house flyers that are made specifically for Shun vendors only. With some simple product photography and editing in Photoshop, these...
Shun Cutlery | Asian Cuisine ad
One of my first ads for Shun Cutlery. The Premier line had just been released and the client wanted to show off Japan's latest and greatest addition to the Shun...
Kai-USA Ltd. | catalog
Kai-USA is the parent company to Kershaw Knives, ZT Knives and Shun cutlery. Compared to the other brands, Kai aims for simplicity. The cover, along with the blue...
PDX on the 4th | photography
A friend and I spent our 4th of July morning touring the beautiful Eastside of Portland. With nothing but a camera and a bike, we rode around town snapping pictures...
Some pieces from a favorite sketchbook of mine created in 2010.
Art | The Hero's Journey
The Hero's Journey, 2012 Ink
Art | Truth Survive
Truth Survive, 2013 digital collage
Art | Samurai
Samurai, 2012 digital
Art | Tools
Tools, 2012 photography, digital
Art | The Spirit of the Southwest
The Spirit of the Southwest, 2012 Ink
Art | The Gambler
The Gambler, 2012 Mixed media, photo collage, digital
Art | Baroque Grotesque!
Baroque Grotesque!, 2012 mixed media, acrylic, watercolor
Art | Coyote Dance
Coyote Dance, 2012 Mixed media, watercolor, digital
Art | Horsevenom
Horsevenom, 2012 Mixed media, oil pastel, digital
Art | Crystal
Crystal, 2012 digital
Art | American Rag
American Rag, 2012 mixed media, ink, digital
Art | Knee Jerk
Knee Jerk, 2012 Mixed media, ink, digital
Art | The Perfect Place to Breakdown
The Perfect Place to Breakdown, 2009 Digital
Art | Hawthrone
Hawthorne, 2013 digital
Art | Pass Me By
Pass Me By, 2012 Mixed media, photo collage, digital
Art | The Life of Night
The Life of Night, 2012 Mixed media, photo collage, digital
Art | Americanogothica
Americanogothica, 2012 Mixed media, watercolor, digital
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