• Winter night

    Photography

    It’s pretty unusual for it to snow where I live, and highly unusual for it to snow this much. So right around midnight, I set up a tripod in the middle of the road and ...

  • Growing Gardens

    Brand/Creative Strategy, Creative, Photography

    Simply put, Growing Gardens teaches people how to grow their own food in their own back yards. And that's part of why I love it, and have been donating my time to it since 2011: the simplicity of the concept. With the simple act of growing your own food, you get healthier people, a healthier planet, and healthier communities. That's a lot of bang for your buck.
    I started donating design and production of their annual reports but quickly expanding my role into communications and brand strategy, focusing and refining how they talk about what they do and why it matters. That effort culminated in this "seed packet" I wrote and designed...

  • The BTA Alice Awards 2016

    Brand/Creative Strategy, Creative, Photography

    It's been an honor to support the Bicycle Transportation Alliance with strategy and creative for its signature fundraising event – the Alice Awards + Auction – since its very first edition. But this year was different: after more than 25 years, the organization was changing its name and expanding its mission beyond bicycling to walking and transit.
    So, really, the BTA turned to me with two projects in one: not only branding strategy and creative for the event, but for the new organization, too.

  • Fiddlehead spiral

    Photography

    A fiddlehead curls up like a cat into a furry golden spiral – spring is definitely purring along in my neighborhood.

  • Les Garagistes Winery

    Brand/Creative Strategy, Creative, Photography

    Okay, full disclosure: this is a project where the client is me. Or to be more precise, me and about 30 other people in the cooperative I run. Talk about a tough client!
    Still, it was a great opportunity to take my decades of design and packaging experience and focus it on something I love: making wine. So I treated this client as a real client, starting with a brand articulation and then executing it through a rigorous visual strategy – one ultimately featured in Communication Arts ...

  • Shasta Dam

    Photography

    Epic structures like this always inspire a kind of incredulous awe in me, and not only because of their towering mass. I mean, the idea — to say nothing of making good on it — that you could stop the flow of an entire watershed and harness it like a horse: it’s madness. And yet there it is, blotting out the sun before you, powering entire cities below, an artifact of a time when we thought the sheer force of our will could command nature itself with nothing but good coursing down the spillway on the other side.

  • A Dream within REACH

    Photography, Video

    At age 52, Minh Hoang decided to leave everything he had ever known in Vietnam and emigrate with his family to the United States. That incredible story is why this was one of the more inspiring pieces we’ve ever had the privilege to work on. It premiered at REACH's annual fundraising dinner in October, 2014.

  • Reed College Centennial

    Brand/Creative Strategy, Creative, Photography, User Experience (UX) + Design (UI)

    Design, messaging strategy, art direction of archival imagery, and development of this dual-purpose site celebrating Reed’s first 100 years, and launching a $200-million fundraising effort. For Reed's Centennial, we advised on and concocted some of the major messaging, then designed the core Centennial brand, the three sites below, as well as a "case statement" for the Campaign and a host of direct mail pieces, ads, and banners.