A newish banner I made a couple of months ago for Waddell’s Brewing Co. features many of the beer tap labels I have designed over the years. Mmmm. Beer.
Recently launched a top to bottom rebrand of a Ceilings, Walls & Accessories construction products distributor. Some examples shown here. New logo, brand identity, website, ads, collateral, vehicle graphics and anything else you can possibly imagine.
Last night I was honored to win a Silver Addy in the Sales Promotion – Campaign division for my work on Waddell’s Brewing Co. Woohoo!
Here’s a new tap handle I designed for Waddell’s Brewing Co.
New responsive website created for The Healing Lodge of the Seven Nations. A great organization doing good things.
I’ve been fortunate to work closely with the owner of Waddell’s on his new restaurant in North Spokane, Waddell’s Brewpub & Grille. After initial meetings it was determined that we needed to really bring back the legend of Rube Waddell, a remarkably dominant strikeout pitcher from the early 1900’s. Stories and newspaper clippings tell a wild tale of this man.
Waddell’s on- and off-field exploits became instant legends.
Waddell was so unpredictable, and into fire fighting, that a myth was circulated that he had a habit of leaving the dugout in the middle of games to follow passing fire trucks to fires.
He performed as an alligator wrestler in the offseason.
Fastballs, fishing, fire fighting, females and firewater – all were favorite pasttimes of Rube Waddell. And, not necessarily in that order – as long as it added up to fun.
The restaurant, brewery, beer logos, and website are all rooted in these stories and they were a blast to research and illustrate.
Another great logo project, this time for Lucky Jack Orchards, north of Wenatchee, WA.
The new owners of Lucky Badger Orchards wanted to honor their father Jack, who had founded the orchard with a partner in the 60’s, so they changed the name to fit. Jack was a Green Beret in the Army and the family has a history of military service. A Jack of Hearts playing card was used as the basis of the logo (and business cards), swapping the hearts for apples and a green beret for the Jack.
Spokane Valley Public Works hired me to create some renderings of an upcoming street connection project. The goal of the renderings are to show the public what is being planned, which is to tear down the apartment building and to finally make Mansfield a through street.
Drag the sliders to see before and after.
I recently finished a new responsive website for Uncle Dan’s. They make really good salad dressing and dip mixes. Responsive web design is a way of making a single website that works effectively on both desktop browsers and the myriad of mobile devices on the market.
Here’s a recent example of converting a customer supplied drawing into a professional logo. After a few revisions I supplied Insight Thermal Imaging the final logo in several useful formats.
My mother-in-law Cher Desautel was honored with a lifetime achievement award from Eastern Washington University. The Alumni Gala was a really fun event and I’m very proud to call her “Mom”.
DHC President and CEO Cher Desautel was the star of the show at this year’s EWU Alumni Awards Gala, earning the Lifetime Achievement award for a career filled with unwavering dedication to her craft and many days that were, in her words, “real rip-snorters.”
At the event, presenters coined the award “the highest honor bestowed by EWU’s Alumni Association”, and we are proud they’ve made Cher part of an exclusive list of recipients. EWU outlines four criteria of award recipients, and well, we think she fits the bill quite nicely:
- Demonstrate a history of active participation in EWU’s community and a commitment to ensuring its future vitality
- Have a lifetime record of substantive contributions to their professional field
- Exemplify outstanding leadership and mentorship to others
- Serve as a role model through a strong commitment to community service
Not only is Cher an active EWU alum, she has served as a faculty member and hired EWU grads as interns and full-timers. Cher has represented EWU and DHC on countless boards and committees over the years, taught at every one of our regional universities, and has served as a powerful mentor for scores of young professionals. We could go on and on about Cher’s leadership in our community, our industry and here at DHC, but this fantastic video created by EWU captures it all.
The Pacific Northwest Inlander’s 20th Annual Reader’s Poll has been tallied up, and for the 17th year in a row Huckleberry’s Natural Market (my biggest, best and favorite client!) has been voted Best Organic/Natural Foods. I’m proud to be able to work with such a wonderful company.
From the Inlander:
Huckleberry’s was there before it was vogue, pushing organics on Spokanites, and Inlander readers have responded in kind, voting them into the Best Of Hall of Fame. North Spokane’s Robert Fairfax says: “They have an overall great variety. Cheese, produce, dairy and even wine! I love their deli selections and the fact they are locally owned.”
I recently completed this website for Quinn Group’s client EMS Connect. It has members only content that subscribers can pay for on a monthly basis. Our client can update the monthly archives with a content management system. It also looks good too!
EMSconnect is a monthly web-based seminar for emergency medicine providers. Topics are presented LIVE each month by a board-certified emergency medicine physician. Each topic is presented in an informal manner that is both engaging and educational.
The goal of EMSconnect is to provide the most current information for all levels of EMS providers and to provide documentation of ongoing educational requirements to meet state certifications.
This project has been in the works for a quite a while. It’s a book/brochure for lake property on Priest Lake in Idaho. My client wanted the piece to have an outdoorsy/cabin feel. The finished printed brochure is quite nice. It’s a chart fold brochure with staggered pages, a folder pocket, business card slits, embossed and varnished cover logo, and a folded poster/map is inserted in the pocket. This was a fun challenge to design. I also created an online flash flipbook based on the brochure.
Below is an interactive flipbook that is based on the printed brochure. View it larger in a new window here.
A good friend of mine, owns and operates a commercial flooring business. He’s a great guy and was even one of my groomsmen in my wedding. He asked me to update his logo and after several rounds of revisions and concept changes we arrived at the logo above. I think it turned out great and he loves it.
Some of you might know that I do all the design work for Huckleberry’s Natural Market. It’s work that I thoroughly enjoy. They’re a great company with a great mission:
“to produce for and provide our customers with the best tasting, most healthful food possible and to pledge a commitment to social and environmental responsibility.“
Today’s ad (above) features a photo I took years ago on a backpacking trip with my friend James. Nothing pleases me more than getting to use some of my adventure photography for commercial use (insert comment about selling out as an artist here), and then bragging about it on my website!
James and I were camped at a little lake for a couple of days before we decided to spend the last night up on the ridge. We hauled everything (including a few gallons of water) up to a great meadow on the ridge and made camp. The views were beautiful and we could see for miles. It was different camping up high on a ridge vs. by a lake in a valley. We had no access to water and we were severely exposed to incoming weather.
Late that afternoon we noticed very dark and ominous clouds approaching our location. We gathered as much firewood as we could to prepare for rain. We burned all of it waiting for the storm, then we called it a night. Half an hour later we had access to fresh running water in the form of a stream running through James’ tent. Thunder and lighting was cracking and flashing all around us. The sound of the wind and rain was like a freight train. A few hours into it I had to go to the bathroom. I was a little worried to leave the “safety” of my tent, but when nature calls you answer. I only walked a few feet away from my tent because the visibility was almost zero. I turned around to look at my tent and I could barely make it out in the “fog”. We were literally inside of a thunderhead cloud. The moisture was thick as smoke. I took a leak quickly and hurried back to my tent. The rest of the night was spent sleeping lightly in between loud thunder claps.
It was still raining the next morning. We somehow managed to get a fire going using James’ wet wood fire starting skills. The fire was nice but nothing could dry us out in that rain. We solemnly packed up all of our wet gear and bushwacked our way down the mountain for hours in the rain. 10 years later I scanned in some old backpacking photos and put one in a natural market ad. Totally worth it.