I was recently tasked with conceptualizing a restaurant with a view. The space needed to have tiered seating areas to allow all tables to be able to enjoy the view.
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.