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May is for Making
Email marketing campaign art direction, photography, and copywriting
2014
Maker Pro Book Cover
This great book of essays by beginning and pro makers was in need of a cover. The brief required that I somehow convey the breadth of experience levels represented within the book, while focusing on "beginnings." I styled and shot tools and materials reminiscent of the making process and used a woodburner to inscribe a very rough-hewn "MAKER" in caps. I then composited the typography after some minor retouching.
2015
Maker Shed eCommerce Redesign
Creative direction, design direction, photography, and copywriting. Over the first half of 2014, I revamped the branded presence of Makershed.com while engaging with developers and front end designers to overhaul the commerce site. We launched a responsive commerce platform and nearly tripled our email campaigns in 2014. New photography, spirited headlines, and a DIY-inspired branded presence were chief among my goals with this project, along with revenue goals.
2014
Product Design Direction: Solder Pins
The Learn to Solder Pins are simple soldering activity kits that teach basic soldering skills, awarding the consumer with a working, blinking, wearable pin once complete. John Viet-Triet Nguyen illustrated these based on sketches for our launch at Maker Faire Bay Area in 2014. It was such a treat to see kids and adults alike wearing their proud badges of accomplishment!
2015
Void Your Warranty Shirt
As part of the merchandise assortment for Maker Faire's flagship California event, I designed shirt graphics for the Make: shirt.
2014
The Annotated Build-It-Yourself Science Laboratory
Book cover design.
2015
KaBAM! Game Design and Illustration
Illustration, design, and packaging for KaBAM! word game.
2015
Chet the Catâ„¢ and Friends Identity and Development
Integrated art and design direction across product, social, eCommerce, and retail channels. The Chet the Catâ„¢ and Friends line of preschool toy play sets marries quirky, playful illustrations with beautiful melamine. Inspired by a magazine cover Michael illustrated, my vision of a cafe run by animals came to life. Each piece features characters engaging in various food-themed activities, and they're appropriate for both boys and girls. Graphic designer Jessica Short collaborated with Michael and me to bring the line to life.
2013
Book Cover: The Maker's Manual
Fabrication, styling, and photographic illustration for The Maker's Manual book cover.
2015
Maker Shed Animations
Animated GIFs for email marketing campaigns for Maker Shed
2014
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