I recently was approached by my brother out in Oregon to help with his "STEAM" (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) initiative in Tualatin, Oregon quizzically named "Mobile Makerspace" – one of just eight cities from around the country to be named finalists in the America's Best Communities competition! Read about it here. Riffing off of ideas provided by locals, I was able to conjure up a kid-friendly fun logo that will be splashed across t-shirts and the mobile trailer itself.
Graphic Design USA has once again graced me with an award for their 2016 Inhouse Design competition. The Waters Agrochemical Solutions brochure focuses on the growing demand for securing sustainable global food supplies.
I recently went to my local library's historical room, well, it IS named after the woman who lived in the 200+ year-old house prior to us (Lorraine Daley, she was a heavy in town with the Conservation Committee, etc.). Found out they had JUST updated the logo for the Old Bridgewater Historical Society, but were in dire need of it in a scalable vector format. So by using the awesome www.whatthefont.com and figuring out the typeface, and redrawing their new logo in Illustrator, I was able to give them the files they needed for larger output such as banners and table drapes. They made me an honorary member for a year!
I'm excited to announce I will be exhibiting my paintings at the Bridgewater Public Library in January of 2017. It's a long way off, but I'm hoping it could kick start another facet of my career!
Once again, Graphic Design USA has graced me with awards! This year's 2015 Inhouse Design winners of mine were: ERA eDATA 2.0 brochure, ERA Sales Kit, Waters Water Testing Solutions brochure, Waters NuGenesis Infographic, and Waters Unified Communications Infographic. I am very proud of my infographics and thrilled to be recognized for my work.
Another childhood hero checked off my bucket list: Midge Ure. Who's that you say? I've loved this man since I was 11, first turned on to his band Ultravox via MTV. He's more known for penning and producing the 80's BAND-AID song "Do They Know It's Christmas? (Feed the World)" with Bob Geldof. Ultravox was a great musical influence on me as well as graphical. They had some fantastic artsy, yet nicely designed covers for that time. I used to trace them, redrawing the typography, learning my future craft. So when I heard he was playing a small club in Somerville, MA, I couldn't resist. He was fantastic, great voice, engaging, funny as hell. I balled like a baby after he sung "Vienna", one of my all-time fave songs. He signed some of my vinyl and gave me a great big smile and said "my pleasure". He even let me rub in big bald beautiful Scottish head!