Constructing a Website for A.Z. Shmina

Constructing a Website for A.Z. Shmina

The A.Z. Shmina project has been one of the smoothest website projects I’ve ever worked on and I’m proud of the final result. Working with Mike Bell Creative, John McQuillan Creative, and Foundation, we created a contemporary site that fully integrates messaging and design, and stands out from the competition. This blog post details the process from start to finish.

U of M School of Public Health T-Shirt Project

I recently had another opportunity to create a t-shirt design, this time for the University of Michigan School of Public Health’s Innovation in Action competition. IIA is an annual interdisciplinary competition encourages students to team up to create innovative...

Karen & Walt & Dolly

Every now and then you get to do a project that is just fun to do… A friend of a friend emailed me asking for some custom tee shirt art for his in-laws 50th anniversary celebration. The family was planning to meet up at Dollywood, so naturally he wanted a...

Birdbrook Logo Process

  Here is a quick sampling of the stages that I went through to create the Birdbrook Design logo and identity. Send me a note if you’d like to discuss how I can put this process to work for...

In a past life…

In putting together my portfolio for this site, and dealing with the self-reflection that goes with that process, I decided to dig out some photos of work from my life before digital design. I worked with Barney Judge as an assistant muralist for 5 years, painting signage, residential and commercial murals, and even faux-tiled outdoor fountains. Had it not been for a couple of specific projects that required Photoshop skills, I may not have gone into graphic design. But because we took on those projects, and I was able to learn as I went, I decided to sign up for the Graphic Design courses at WCC, and with the encouragement and guidance of a particularly helpful advisor (Kristinne Williman, thanks!), I found my way to my into the much cleaner world of digital design and it’s magical “undo” button.

Here’s a sampling of previous work.