I have been an art director for over 11 years, and love to work with graphic designers as well as create print work myself. I have hands-on experience with printing presses, and have knowledge of many types of printing to accomodate budgets and job specifications.
I restored an old hand-crank tabletop letterpress, and use it to print unique cards, coasters and prints. Below are a few examples of my letterpress design work, along with a few images of the Pilot letterpress restoration. I use hand-set type as well as polymer plates, wood & linoleum blocks to print.
I created the video below for a photography exhibit in 2011. The video combines a few of my passions, including letterpress and photography. I decided to make a video invitation as the "making of" a letterpress postcard announcement for this show, which is what you see being hand-pressed in this video. I set wood type for the front of the card, and lead type for the back of the card with a couple polymer plates for my logo and website URL. The time lapses were done with thousands of still images shot with an intervalometer and a DSLR.
Commercial Print Work
I design work destined for commercial sheet-fed, web, and flexography printers as well as large format digital printers. I enjoy doing press checks, and working with printers to achieve a specific look on a printed piece or production run. I've designed everything from publications to billboards, on media ranging from paper to plastic and wood. Below are some examples of my commercial design work.
I enjoy creating custom signage with a specific goal. I have experience creating complex die-lines as well as designing for a variety of substrates. Billboards, mobiles, truck and car wraps, posters, standing signage and fabric banners are all examples of signage I often create.