California Baptist University is one of the top private universities in Southern California. It was also the place I was fortunate enough to receive my design degree. The CBU theater department contacted me to design their materials for the year, to promote their productions. Shows are held year round in the Wallace Theater while the summer season features special Shakespeare productions held on campus under the stars at night.
Pentagram is the world’s largest independently-owned design studio.
Their work encompasses graphics and identity, architecture and interiors, products and packaging, exhibitions and installations, websites and digital experiences, advertising and communications.
I spent the summer working with the Austin, TX studio under the design instruction of the legendary DJ Stout. Great creative work was created and friendships were forged. The resulting imagery is a collection of photographs documenting my time in Austin, TX, and later became a custom printed photography book. Click here to view Pentagram’s award winning work.
Limited editions are printed on the highest quality velvet fine art papers. All limited editions of this work are signed and numbered by the artist and include a certificate of authenticity. Each print has an 2" or 3" margin of negative white paper space around each print (depending on size) to create optical balance. Each limited edition print is carefully crafted and inspected to ensure a truly masterful piece of art.
A collection of various logo and branding identities for clients. Clients range from small businessess to large corporations and cities.
Iceland is one of the most incredible countries I have ever witnessed with regards to it's natural beauty. These images comprise a series shot from around the country in Spring 2017.
Pokemon Go took the world by storm, and in the process, players in the game were getting injured and some even tragically passed away when they were not aware of their surroundings. This poster was created to remind players to be aware of their surroundings as they became engaged in playing in the game.
Rick Del Castillo is an incredible guitar player who wanted an image that showcased his amazing amp. Shot on location in Kyle, Texas, Rick has toured extensively with numerous artists and has written music for Hollywood films and many other projects. In his own words, “I bought it in 1984 and toured 6 years straight playing 11 months out of the year. We couldn’t afford road cases so it was brutalized. I used it when I lived in Memphis and Seattle. It retired to only studio use when I moved to Austin.” Rick has scored and written music for Kill Bill, Once Upon A Time in Mexico, Sin City, and several other legendary films. You can find more info at RickCastillo.com
Various images from travel assignments around the world.
A collection of photographs capturing the energy of live musical perfromances
First and foremost, Ojai Raptor Center is a fully functional and permitted wildlife rehabilitation center, specializing in birds of prey. Every year they take in 500-1000 sick, injured, or orphaned birds (including many non-raptor birds, and a small percentage of mammals) with the hopes of rehabilitating them and releasing them back to the wild.
A series of posters were created to promote an annual fundraising evening event to raise money for this great cause.
Stan Lee was an American comic book writer, editor, publisher. He was the creative vision behind MARVEL comics and responsible for some of the world’s most memorable super heroes. This poster remembers the creative legend by promoting his most iconic features; his trademark glasses and mustache made from the MARVEL logo.
Photography consisting of lifestyle and portrait assignments
Chris Cornell was one of the greatest singers of our time. With a recognizable and unique voice, his life was sadly cut short after a performance in Detroit, Michigan. This poster commemorates the late singers passing. The song lyric comes from one of his most iconic songs, while the graphic in the center shows a crying eye and black hole sun makes up the center. The grunge feel pays testament to his most famous era of music with the band Soundgarden.
Architectural concept renderings for a new UCLA music building. Various design software methods were used along with cutting edge 3D software. The walls and structures were inspired by sound wave frequencies. This unique shape also helped create excellent acoustical properties for recordings or performances.
Doug's musical journey has taken him all over the world as a renowned guitarist playing and recording with many popular bands and artists. Doug Bossi and his band Echo Circle released their first solo record and it was an absolute thrill to design the record cover and shoot the photography for it.
Doug Bossi is an incredible guitar player based in Los Angeles, CA. You can currently catch him recording and playing with the Los Lobotomy’s, which are comprised of some of the original members of TOTO. A series of images were shot on location in Ventura, CA for personal promotion.
A series of posters to commemorate the film Interstellar. The posters accentuate very important items from the film, that are critical to the plot of the film.
A series of illustrations to commemorate two iconic vehicles created by Volkswagen in 1937. The Volkswagen bug and van have been a staple of the automotive landscape.
Soundbreakers is a musical licensing company that allows for various musical tracks to be purchased for various projects as needed. A sampling of artwork created for use as thumbnails to accompany the track.