September 1, 2020

The Side Show in AdWeek

This afternoon AdWeek did a write up about The Side Show. Sunita and I were interviewed yesterday so it wasn't a shock, but it's always nice to get recognized for work you've done.

You can read the story here.

September 1, 2020

The Side Show

A few weeks back I hinted at a project I was working on. Well, we officially launched it this morning. There will be more to come over the next two months, but feel free to check out the first ever Award Show and Creative Week focused on side projects of people in the advertising and design communities.

I have a great team working on this with me. Sunita Deshpande is my co-founder. We worked together earlier this year to create my alphabet book. We also pulled in Camilla Ciappina from Pimp My Portfolio, Bre Fernandez and Laura Canzano who run the Breaking Ad Instagram account and Maddy Kramer from inVisible Creatives to be our Board of Directors. As the project kept growing, we brought in some additional contributors as well: Yanci Wu, Andrew Thompson, Alex Escalera, Isaac Lee and Grettel Aguirre.

It's been a crazy month and I had no idea I'd be leading a team of 11 when Sunita and I first decided to go for it. It's been fun though and I'm looking forward to seeing how it turns out a little under 2 months from now.

Check us out at www.thesideshow.org

August 27, 2020

The Suicide Squad

This morning I had a dumb thought and proceeded to post said dumb thought on Twitter. Then the director of the upcoming film "The Suicide Squad" actually liked it. Not topping this today, might as well call it a day.

August 10, 2020

Brain Freeze

I honestly had no intention of doing any more illustrations until my super secret project and freelance were done, but this weekend inspiration struck while while I was spending time with my girlfriend and her friend (who happened to be eating an ice cream bar).

August 6, 2020

180LA and a New Project

Today I'm starting a new freelance gig at 180LA and last week I started working on a new side project that will hopefully be ready to reveal on September 1st.

That said, updates will be sparse as I'm fully committed to tackling these two items with everything I have and won't have time for the smaller art projects I tend to drop on here.

July 23, 2020

Beach Boys Poster

This lyric has been running through my head for the past few days, feels appropriate for everything that's going on in the world.

July 21, 2020

Congratulations, You’ve Been Laid off!

I've been laid off twice since 2017, so I sympathize for those who were hit by COVID-19. To that end, I decided to write something that would help those who haven't been here before.

Please check it out by clicking here or by clicking the button below.

July 15, 2020

Shower Sans on Reddit

I posted Shower Sans on r/Graphic_Design and it became the top post with over 2,500 likes. Additionally, of all the up and down votes on Reddit so far, it was up-voted 98% of the time, which is pretty crazy (at least to me).

July 13, 2020

Shower Sans

The other day I noticed a hair in the shower that looked like a fancy J. I decided to try and make an entire font out of it.

Introducing, Shower Sans.

June 21, 2020

Sports Design

A few months back I added some sports promo design work to my Pinterest. I decided it was about time tried my hand at it.

June 18, 2020

I’m here all day

Yesterday morning, it struck me. Something so obvious that I was in shock I had never seen it before.

He hasn't responded yet, probably also in shock he hadn't been asked. I'll post an update if he responds.

June 16, 2020

We Laugh At Danger

I'm still trying to learn After Effects so I gave myself an assignment to make a kinetic type video. In retrospect, I should have picked a shorter song.