Well, it’s official! I have accepted a graphic designer position at Yeti Coolers here in Austin, Texas. Super stoked to be working with a great, local company that cares a lot about their design work and social media.
I will miss my family at Emmis Austin Radio. It’s been a great two years, and I’ve learned quite a bit.
Onward to new adventures!
Image credit goes to the Yeti Instagram.
Well, Blues on the Green got canceled this week, due to the crazy monsoon we’ve been going through in central Texas. But! We’re on schedule for next week (weather permitting).
Here’s a couple of fun things that I’ve gotten to work on for the event.
Promo poster and branded aluminum water bottles for giveaway (to celebrate the 25th anniversary of KGSR/Blues on the Green!).
This will remain a mostly picture post. I had a grand ol’ time at Design Ranch.
Hokey highlights included meeting the incredible Aaron Draplin, meeting up with old colleagues and former classmates, late nights under the Texas stars, meeting and befriending the lovely Equinox design team from New York City, delicious (delicious) food, and rekindling my love of traditional and hand-made work.
I heard a rumor that the next Design Ranch may be in 2016. Hopefully I can make it again at some point!
I’ve gotten a few nibbles over the years inquiring about purchasing the rights to use my Beehive Hair Salon logo. Apparently it shows pretty high when you google “Bee Logo,” probably thanks to its popularity on Pintrest. Since it wasn’t created with a specific client, I’ve been willing to sell the rights, but the planets have never really aligned until recently.
About half a year ago I was again approached about it, and it was finally sold to a small business just starting up in Wisconsin called Honeycomb Salon Collective. They opened in late October, and here is how their designer ended up using it!
Business cards, social media presence, coupons, it’s pretty exciting to see this thing everywhere. I hope to get some better pictures soon from their designer (especially of the inlay on the receptionist’s desk). I nabbed these from their Yelp page. It’s great that this logo now has a home.
Here’s a cool little project I got to work on earlier in the year, but have just recently received pictures of it. It’s a type mosaic of a bunch of biking trails near a little hotel called Moab Flats. I think there were five different color schemes, to match the unique decor of each flat.
Moab Flats is a mom-and-pop small business offering luxury lodging in Moab, Utah. You can check out their beautiful website here. I also got to work with them on their logo.
logo used in signage
This year I got to design the label that went on the company Christmas gift (although I couldn’t say “Christmas” on the label, of course). I went ahead and did some custom script, because I feel like any designer in their right mind does custom type whenever they can!
You can check out the sketch I posted on Dribbble. The digital version stayed pretty much the same (other than some alignment/sizing issues and other small tweaks).
Hope everyone has a great holiday season!
Tonight was the fifth Under The Radar talk with AIGA Austin, with Trina Bentley of her own Make & Matter (also check out her great blog here). She a local designer who does fantastic, very clean package design.
She’s one of those people who’s funny without even trying, so her talk was educational, inspirational, and amusing. And she was a delight in person after the talk. If you’re local and haven’t made it to one of these Under the Radar talks, I highly recommend it!