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Duke Ellington

January 15, 2013

I recently did the packaging, illustration and hand lettering for the latest Starbucks compilation cd. It’s called Duke Ellington: In Gran Company.  This album features Duke Ellington performing with various artists such as Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, John Coltrane and Count Basie. It’s a great album, you can get it at your local Starbucks. I had a blast designing this one, from the hand-drawn type (which I love to do) to the diecuts and varnishes. I think it came out pretty good.

For more pictures, go over to my website.

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Starbucks Shade Grown Mexico

October 2, 2012

This is an illustration for the new Starbucks Shade Grown Mexico coffee bag. The illustration features a Chiapaneca woman with a traditional gala dress standing in one of the main plazas in Chiapas. I had a lot of fun with this one, the Chiapas dress is one of the most beautiful and colorful dresses in Mexican culture. Unfortunately this bag is only for sale in Mexico and not in the U.S.

Starbucks Shade Grown Mexico

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Steamroller Smackdown!

September 7, 2010

I love making posters. And when I got the opportunity to design a GIANT poster I couldn’t let it pass. Every year the SVC here in Seattle has its Wayzgoose letter press and Steamroller Smackdown, where a bunch of agencies and design studios around town participate.

This year the Design Studio decided to go with my idea, so in collaboration with my buddy Jeff Wilkson, I designed this year’s poster. A lot of friends from the studio came to help us carve the huge piece of linoleum and we got it done in just a few hours.

It was very fun to carve, but the printing was definitely the highlight, not just for us but for the audience. We decided to go full-on with the Japanese theme and the whole team got headbands a-la Daniel San.

I believe we impressed the judges as well, because our poster WON the Smackdown! Here are some pics of the process, carving, printing, playing, etc.

Recycled Tumblers

February 12, 2010

The new set of tumblers is out. I did these last year, it was a long process, there were some issues with the printing; registration, overprints, knockouts, trappings and what not. The cool thing about these tumblers is that they are recyclable, so the design is all about being green. The copy is great, it has some cool stories and clever messaging. My buddy, the talented Jessica Hagy wrote the whole damn thing. So here is the whole set, 8oz, 12oz, 16oz and 20oz.

Recycled tumblers!


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