Installed in Walnut Creek. Built in Vallejo. I designed this for my friends at Corpgraphics. The main store entrance is on a corner facing northwest with virtually no direct sunlight. So the design problem was that the original burgundy colored sign visually receded into the shadows during the day. We put perforated white vinyl on the sign face so it shows white during the day and glows a nice burgundy at night.
Illustrated and designed by me. Started out as a Valentine's Day promotional, but the art director wanted something a little less traditional.
Les Concierges Meeting Room
Designed by me. Installed in San Francisco. This is almost all vinyl. The lighting makes it sing.
Top This Yogurt Store Design
Designed by me. Installed in San Ramon by Corpgraphics. The clients wanted a franchise-friendly design scheme and let me loose. I did the interiors, cups, menus, uniforms as well.
Designed by me. Installed by Pat McCormick and Corpgraphics in Walnut Creek. Great client, great Class A building. Using an outstanding visual feature of the building I created a whole scheme for the property.
National Lasagne Month Poster
Designed and illustrated by me for my friends at Genova Delicatessens. This is part of series of retro-classic posters I created that celebrate food-based "days" or in this case "months. This project morphed from my ongoing work designed Genova's packaging.
I didn't design this sign. It was designed, fabricated, and installed by Armand Butticci of Galaxy Stainless in Walnut Creek. Armand contacted me to help him get the sign permitted by the City. Galaxy was doing work inside Benvenuti preparing for their re-opening. They'd never done a sign before. It turned out great.
Tournesol Siteworks Catalog
Designed by me. Printed by the Goode Company in Rohnert Park. Tournesol is a high-end site furnishing, pot, planter, irrigation manufacturer in Union City - one of those Bay Area companies that do huge projects throughout the world. Great client, great people, outstanding products.
Billboard illustration for Pacific Bell back when there was a Pacific Bell.
Illustrated and designed by me. I complain about my short stint at Pacific Bell, but they actually did allow me a lot of freedom to create - especially if I was creating illustrations.
WeGrow Design and Signage
Designed by me. Installed and fabricated by a local fabricator in Phoenix. WeGrow was a cannabis supply and support company in Oakland headed by a visionary named Dhar Mann. I designed a complete signage, styling, packaging solution for Dhar and WeGrow.
Dream Walnut Creek Bumpersticker
Created and illustrated by me. I love Mt. Diablo and have spent way too many hours drawing it.
Ruth Bancroft Gardens
Designed by me. I created an entire visual and wayfinding signage solution for RBG using Coreten steel and recycled plastic.
Starbucks Coffee Cup Cuff
I love to illustrate things that no one would think to.
Post Street Window Enclosure
Designed and illustrated by me. Installed by local company in San Francisco. Constant construction in the City means visual "enclosures" that hide the construction are in constant demand.
Second Street Signage and Design
Designed by me. Installed and fabricated by a local San Francisco company. I designed a complete interior and exterior visual scheme, starting with the logo and the background patterns. I specified a lot of flexible LED lighting.
Broadway Webster Digital Signage Framework
Designed and illustrated by me. Installed by Corpgraphics in Oakland. The default screen coordinates with the vinyl treatment on the walls. An unseen sensor wakes up the screen when a viewer approaches.
Cost Plus Display
Designed by me. That's a digital screen meshing almost seamlessly with a Dibond frame and various products. Love the colors.
Linguini's Seminal Packaging Image
Designed and illustrated by me. I was commissioned to create a "seminal" image iconic enough to be adaptable to myriad packaging situations.
Ruth Bancroft Gardens Self-Guided Tour Signage
Designed by me. Part of the signage package I created for RBG. This is part of a self-guided tour narrative. This uses Corten steel and dibond.
United Nations Language Day Poster
Designed and illustrated by me. I got this prestigious project through my friends at Design21. Large or small this has a lot of impact.
Cost Plus World Market Wayfinding Signage
Designed by me. Installed by Corpgraphics in San Francisco. Style and design replicated throughout their network of stores. I've always liked signage that's broken into separate functions or directions.
Genova Catering Van Wrap
Designed and illustrated by me. Fabricated and installed by Concord Graphics in Walnut Creek. Genova has been very good to me over the years and I wanted to make something that would both advertise their products well and reflect my affection for them.
Designed and illustrated by me. Snowboards are great illustration vehicles. Rogue basically let me do what I wanted. I'll never get used to designing for the "other" side of a topsheet though.
Genova Fettucine Label
Designed and illustrated by me. Printed by All-American Graphics. I did this as part of a series using illustrations of classic Italian divas.
Cost Plus Cobblestone Signage.
Designed by me. Installed by Corpgraphics in North Carolina. Sometimes the most important part of sign design is using the right proportions and scaling. I included this shot because it nails it.
Algabar Email Ad
Designed and illustrated by me. This was the opening shot ("seminal image") of an animation where the envelope opens and shows an assortment of products. I was commissioned to create this image by a company that shall remain nameless. They were able to riff on this for the entire presentation.
Tiffany Window Treatment
Designed by me. I love pattern design. Very often it's the design element that really communicates a specific brand message.
Gleim Construction Enclosure
Designed and illustrated by me. This was used to hide construction of a fabulous Gleim the Jeweler store in Palo Alto. I used matte vinyl to minimize light reflectance. The image simulates the signage above the enclosure. I used these illustration and design features in their catalog.
Designed and composited by me. I created this for a KFOG radio CD design contest. I didn't win but I always loved this.
Pacific Bell Technician Handbook
Designed by me. This is a handbook with two categories of technical input codes. I split the book in half - a separate cover on each side with the pages turned opposite. That bar code was an security imprint that only technicians could scan.
Valley Art Gallery Bookmark
Designed and illustrated by me. My mother ran Valley Art when I was growing up. When I got older I served on their board. They're still around and still in Walnut Creek.
Designed and illustrated by me. Inspired, actually scared, by a certain political figure, Jack's in San Francisco asked me to design a shirt that symbolized how they feel about their customers.