My clever software engineering friend came up with the product Mezcal! He asked me to design the logo, logotype, landing page, and branding materials for Mezcal. More details are at Mezcal.io.
I wanted to create something that would be easy for me to hand over to him and easy for him to manipulate after the project is completed. I made a library of scribbles to use on the website and easy-to-use website template images.
More to come on this one!
Hawker Fare SF
Designs and illustrations for Hawker Fare's new bar menu. Hawker Fare is a Lao Isaan restaurant here in SF. I drew each tropical cocktail and put them all on a gatefold menu with a three-headed elephant front cover.
The bar manager of Hawker Fare completely redesigned the drinks menu and had such a unique clear vision for each drink on the menu. It was a blast working with him and turning the vision into a reality.
The fun part is seeing the menu out in the wild on peoples' Insta!
The Billionaire's Cocktail
Limestone Lake Swizzle
Son of Feathered Serpent
Comic book printed as part of an interactive educational exhibition displayed at the Dundee Science Centre.
I collaborated with Microbiology PHD students and a fellow comic book writer to storyboard the book. My job was to take the awesome story we wrote and sketch it out. I wanted to design engaging layouts for children to peruse with their parents at the exhibition.
Working with insanely smart scientists is fun.
D&AD New Blood Awards
D&AD New Blood Awards 2015: Airbnb Brief
"Explore how Airbnb can creatively empower their existing community to grow this idea of 'belonging' out to a new audience"
Everything in its right place.
Belonging is the feeling that you are exactly where you should be. Airbnb makes you feel like this in the most unexpected places and I wanted to capture this in my submission for the brief. So I built little cubbies, designed backgrounds and made miniature representations of the many different types of Airbnb users. The idea is that they can be moved from box to box, place to place and feel right at home. Whether you are a happy camper, "Stick to the itinerary!" traveller, laid back rambler, minimalist, local lifestyler, night owl, adrenaline junky, wanderluster, cat lady - there is a cubby for you!
Neighborhoods of San Francisco
Concept design for conference rooms in an office workplace. Each conference room will be named after neighborhoods and landmarks in San Francisco. Starting it off with Twin Peaks!
Sounds of Earth
Screen printed album artwork for the golden 12 inch record onboard Voyager 1.
When I read that there is a golden record floating through space, I immediately started imagining what the album sleeve would look like if it was here on Earth.
I wanted the artwork to have a balance of extra-terrestrial and civilization as we know it here on Earth.
For the extra-terrestrial side of things, the symbols I used are based on the map of the solar system that is etched onto Voyager 1.
For civilization, I used simple shapes to depict trees, houses, mountains - y'know, Earth stuff.
The funnest part of this project was the amount of gold that was used. I loved using gold screen printing ink - probably the coolest color ink ever. And spray painting the actual record gold was totally worth the mess as well.
I got into the holiday spirit and designed a series of Christmas wrapping paper designs.
Originally screen printed and sold in Christmas pop-up shops around Scotland.
I bust these bad boys out every year!
"Clouds are not spheres, mountains are not cones, coastlines are not circles, and bark is not smooth, nor does lightning travel in a straight line." - Benoît B. Mandelbrot
An educational tool introducing chaos and Mandelbrot's theory of fractals to young people.
The laser cut box holds stamps made from lino, that can be used to build up the screen printed coastline.
I made each design originally in Illustrator, mainly using the shape and pen tools. Then laser cut the designs onto lino - and then fell in love with cutting things with lasers.
Visitors interacted with the stamps and created chaotic coastlines that they took home as mementos.
Monkey Gone To Heaven
Graphic novel interpretation of "Monkey Gone To Heaven" by Pixies, selected to be published in Anthology 4 by Universe Publishing.
Every time I listen to this song, I see the whole story in my head. In this book, I wanted to get all of that down on paper - the characters, sea creatures, the landscapes.
Icons designed on Adobe Illustrator for a project about bad deeds and an infographic about the Gaia satellite space mission.
Contributing Towards Global Warming
Stealing Candy From a Baby
Pushing Someone Off a Cliff
"You've got to crack a few eggs to make an omelette."