This mark still needs technical edits, but here is a basic making of”.



Some discarded icons from my website. I wanted to showcase icons, photography and archived work. These were supposed to represent each of those categories.



Some marks that I’ve made set at 16×16px favicon dimensions. I love pressing the integrity of the mark at such a tiny scale.


logo construction


“A designer is an emerging synthesis of artist, inventor, mechanic, objective economist, and evolutionary strategist.” 
R. Buckminster Fuller



certifyD : establishing values through professional certification
A graduate thesis by Esteban PĂ©rez-Hemminger
(The audio quality isn’t the best in the world.)

Problem statement 
Today, the term “graphic designer,” rather than understood and respected, has become devalued and insignificant. The tools we use, not the knowledge or expertise we possess, have unfavorably defined our profession. Design's focus on problem-solving, creative-thinking and its obligation to society has been displaced as a needless expendability by commercialism and the prevalent notion that “anyone can do it.” As a profession, graphic design needs to establish achievable standards that objectively measure educational experience, business competency and ethics within all practicing members. These parameters would provide a platform for redefining our profession's purpose, delineating the basic qualifications necessary for professional practice, and reinforcing our relationship with society. Such principles would become a guideline for young designers, a measure of excellence among practitioners and a facilitating tool for clients to identify designers of parallel vision, beliefs and thorough expertise. Communications Design not as computer dexterity or a tool for propaganda, but as a validated responsible profession, would then become a viable instrument for solving the communication, social and environmental problems we face today. 

 Within the 5 major design fields (industrial, engineering, architecture, graphic, interior), graphic design remains as the only field in the USA with no system of requirements, standards or benchmarks to follow.

Be forewarned, this is 2:09:36 — not a brief video. From :00 to 6:30 sets the stage with a thesis on certification. Jump to 9:30 for dialogue with panelists.

Here is a PDF of the thesis paper.


new site!

Hey folks, great news: I finally an updated portfolio site!

I owe a huge thanks to my buddy Josh Bielick for helping with the development.


All about Magic

On the 45th Anniversary Edition of The Sword in the Stone, there is a featurette called All about Magic. The section is hosted by Walt himself. I love that lettering of Disney’s name.

For reference, the current Walt Disney logo.
The full, 48 minute feature, All about Magic.