Farm stuff

Things you’d typically find on a farm, of course.


Plucky embossed

A little update from a project a while back. This little mark is now embossed. 


Thank you

Drew up some custom type for a thank you stamp. I think it looks pretty good. I might make a series out of it.




Props to Will Kesling.



I’ve extended the minimum image size. Expect bigger and better images from now on.


Aitch (H)

Logo as (16px) favicon.


Treehouse: Brand Identity Basics

A few months ago, I recorded a session with Treehouse in Orlando, Florida for a course on branding. The course is four stages with five or six videos per stage. It covers the basics of brand identity design.

In this course, we’ll take an in-depth look at the brand identity design process: from planning, strategizing and research, all the way through design and finalizing the project. We’ll also explore what exactly makes a brand image and why process is so important.
Branding can be challenging, but with preparation and expectations, we can create amazing work and continue to hone in on what generates the best results.
By the end of this course, you will have the tools and knowledge to create meaningful and comprehensive brand identities.

If you don’t have a Treehouse account, you can watch the trailer here. If you do have an account and want to take the course, go here.


Treading Paper


But our hearts tell a different story;
Our hands feel a different pulse.

Something fathomless, deeper than our pride can dive;
Numinous, higher than our hearts can rise,
Transcendent, further than our thoughts can reach;
Immanent, closer than the air we breathe.”

Thrice – Treading Paper


Exuvia, 1996

This past weekend I finished a personal project that’s been on hold since last fall. I collected cicada shells from my backyard all through the end of last year. I finally got around to cleaning, spraying, and mounting them. The frames are 6x6". There are five total, for now.

In the meantime, I am calling the series Exuvia, 1996.



Custom logotype

An unfinished logotype in conjunction with the recent running dog.


Cardinal Financial

Cardinal Financial, a recent client, just launched their website design with the new brand image.
Check out the site at cardinalfinancial.com.


process of a logo design

Process for a logo design included in a proposal. The final design is much nicer, this is just a sample of what was shown.



I’m not a runner” but I did finish a 5k last Friday. The entire Focus Lab team ran the March of Dimes Shamrock Run here in Savannah. My time was 29:51 with a pace of 9:37. I finished 353. I plan on doing a little better next time.


Holga Patina

It’s official. I’ve got a small site up to showcase some of my recreational photography. All photos taken with a Holga toy camera. Check it out at holgapatina.com. And as always, thanks to Josh Bielick for helping see this idea to life on the web.



I finished an icon font and released it for free on Dribbble a few days ago.
Download the files here. Enjoy!


Fonts In Use

Ted Todd Insurance was featured on Fonts In Use earlier this year. Check it out here.



Working through some brand elements and made these fellows. Thanks to Albrecht Pflügers for the inspiration.


PinkBlush Maternity

Exploring color, typography, icons, and layout for a maternity fashion brand.


Why designers should give branding back its soul

 Why designers should give branding back its soul
In an age where companies think branding strategists can solve all their problems, Adrian Shaughnessy argues that designers should take back control. 
Pretty good article. link