Category: Graphic Design

One More Jersey Design for Open Air

December 4th, 2012 Permalink

openAir5_1-1 I uploaded the final file for another Open Air Bikes jersey. Apparently Open Air sold all of the last ones I designed for them, so they re-upped and ordered a third design. That’s pretty cool! This design was my favorite from the get go, but it didn’t make the first round. I’m happy that […]

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I uploaded the final file for another Open Air Bikes jersey. Apparently Open Air sold all of the last ones I designed for them, so they re-upped and ordered a third design. That’s pretty cool!

This design was my favorite from the get go, but it didn’t make the first round. I’m happy that it’s going in the second.

Dead of Night Poster

November 18th, 2012 Permalink

Dead of Night Poster I did this little poster here for Moorpark based Dead of Night. This is the web version – we made different versions for the printed 11″x17″ posters and the 4″x6″ post cards. I shot the images of the skull in my studio. It is a styrofoam prop Amelia had left over […]

Dead of Night poster
Dead of Night Poster

I did this little poster here for Moorpark based Dead of Night. This is the web version – we made different versions for the printed 11″x17″ posters and the 4″x6″ post cards. I shot the images of the skull in my studio. It is a styrofoam prop Amelia had left over from Halloween.

I love doing rock posters, so I’ve been pretty excited about this job. It takes me back to my days as a fledgling designer when I was making band fliers with black construction paper and Letraset, printing them out on a Xerox machine.

Dead of Night will be playing on Friday December 7 a Arena Sports Grill and bar in Simi Valley, CA.

Core Brands Logo

October 27th, 2012 Permalink

Here’s a little logo I designed for a company called Core Brands a few months ago. I guess Core Brands is some kind of subsidiary of a company called Nortek. Apparently, Nortek is some huge company in Delaware, so I guess that it’s a big deal that I’m now designing logos for publicly traded companies. […]

Here’s a little logo I designed for a company called Core Brands a few months ago. I guess Core Brands is some kind of subsidiary of a company called Nortek. Apparently, Nortek is some huge company in Delaware, so I guess that it’s a big deal that I’m now designing logos for publicly traded companies.

I had to produce this logo in 3 days, and I got paid pretty well for it. Definitely not by best work by any means, but in a sense it is my most prestigious work to date. Before this I’d never done a really big logo job for a big corporation such as this one and the experience, to say the least, was interesting.

August Update and Screenshot of Upcoming Site

August 1st, 2012 Permalink

Here it is August 1st and it’s been a while since my last update. I have had as very steady flow of work coming in, which I guess is good. However, I have been falling way behind in my own work. I have an art opening coming up in September which I need to be […]

Here it is August 1st and it’s been a while since my last update. I have had as very steady flow of work coming in, which I guess is good. However, I have been falling way behind in my own work. I have an art opening coming up in September which I need to be getting ready for, and I have a few other projects I need to catch up on.

In the meantime, I have here a screen shot of my new website. Judging from the amount of work I have coming up, it’s going to be a few months before it’s up and ready. This particular site will have the happy distinction of being my first ever complete responsive design. I’ve made one or two others recently, but I can’t say that they are or will ever be completely responsive – mainly because my clients have not really wanted their sites to be 100% mobile-ready for some reason or another. Anyhow this upcoming site will be my newest portfolio site and seeing how it is a ways from being finished, I’m pretty excited to show even this screen shot.

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3 Icons: Home – Work – Contact

May 14th, 2012 Permalink

Driven by the misguided notion that I could somehow determine the personality of my new web page by creating some funny images, I made these three icons for my website. They failed the first first round, but I like them nonetheless. They’re basically an update of some navigation icons I made for my very first […]


Driven by the misguided notion that I could somehow determine the personality of my new web page by creating some funny images, I made these three icons for my website. They failed the first first round, but I like them nonetheless. They’re basically an update of some navigation icons I made for my very first website ever, neutronstarr.net.

Open Air Jerseys Approved

February 14th, 2012 Permalink

My client, Open Air Bikes approved two of my jersey designs and I uploaded them to Voler today. Production should start this week. This is one of those jobs I’m actually pretty excited about. Heck, I love bikes and I ride bikes and I wear jerseys, so it is a total blast to design something […]


My client, Open Air Bikes approved two of my jersey designs and I uploaded them to Voler today. Production should start this week.

This is one of those jobs I’m actually pretty excited about. Heck, I love bikes and I ride bikes and I wear jerseys, so it is a total blast to design something I’ll actually use!

Freekmagnet Reborn: Second Edition Bound

February 13th, 2012 Permalink

Seven years after it’s first printing, I decided that it was time to print and bind the second edition of my first book, Freekmagnet. The first edition was printed in a run of 40 in 2005 by my friend Elli at Paperlily and was spiral bound. She did a great job and I managed to sell almost all […]

Voila! A finished book.
Seven years after it’s first printing, I decided that it was time to print and bind the second edition of my first book, Freekmagnet. The first edition was printed in a run of 40 in 2005 by my friend Elli at Paperlily and was spiral bound. She did a great job and I managed to sell almost all of them – I gave one or two away.

I wanted the second edition to have a different look and have a more finished binding, so I did a search and found a great tutorial on paperback bookbinding at PersistenceUnlimited.com. I was shocked by how easy bookbinding could be – in fact the hardest part was finding a cool paper stock for the cover! I set up the type and the layout in InDesign and spent an evening or two parked in front of my Epson printer printing the pages for the book. I built a little clamping jig with some scrap wood and glued the spine together. Overall, the results are fantastic!

I’m pretty lousy at creating on-line tutorials, but I have posted a few images of the process below.

This copy is a prototype for a run of Freekmagnet books I will be doing soon. I will be selling them, but be warned – they will not be cheap! These are really beautiful books and take a lot of time and expensive materials to produce. I haven’t figured out my actual costs yet, but I will be asking at least $85. Hopefully, I will be shooting some better product photos later today (I’m sick and I should be in bed ), so stay tuned if you want to see some nicer pictures of the finished first copy of the second edition of Freekmagnet.

Naturally Living Today

January 25th, 2012 Permalink

Here’s a little WordPress site I set up for acupuncturist in Arizona. It’s based on the Minima Theme on the Genesis Framework. This is the first time I have ever used a commercial WordPress theme, and this one was definitely worth it. There are some really cool features built it and it was easy to […]

Naturally Living Today

Here’s a little WordPress site I set up for acupuncturist in Arizona. It’s based on the Minima Theme on the Genesis Framework. This is the first time I have ever used a commercial WordPress theme, and this one was definitely worth it. There are some really cool features built it and it was easy to make cosmetic changes in the style sheet. I like the way this site shaped up.

Wonder Brand Stamps for Mr. Steve

December 30th, 2011 Permalink

One of my graphic design gigs is working for this guy named Steve Southerland. He owns Not Just Printing in Ventura, CA. Steve is a philatelist and as a hobby, he perpetrates a few hoaxes via these phony stamps. He has a few different series’ of stamps including collections from mythical islands that have since […]


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One of my graphic design gigs is working for this guy named Steve Southerland. He owns Not Just Printing in Ventura, CA. Steve is a philatelist and as a hobby, he perpetrates a few hoaxes via these phony stamps. He has a few different series’ of stamps including collections from mythical islands that have since sunk into the ocean. Some of his stamps, including the ones pictured here, are based on the concept of misguided and privately funded postage. The idea behind these is that at some point in time the Postal Service was considering selling stamps as advertising space to generate extra income. These are from the Wonder Brand Goggle Co.

Steve comes up with the concept and the text while I create the actual stamps using scans of actual stamps and pictures from old catalogs. We mount them on a colored background that includes the description. The mounted stamps are then framed as a set.

You can see some of Steve’s completed sets at his Buckaroo Arts web site and they can be purchased directly from there.