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Portfolio

Trike Menu Redesign

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Design with incidental illustrations for Trike Noodle & Sushi in Chicago’s Logan Square, along with corresponding signage for the […]

Local Foods Website Design

Website Design for Chicago specialty grocer and distributor Local Foods. Designed in conjuction with fathead design.

ORD Camp Shirt Designs

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Illustration and design for commemorative shirts for 2015 and 2016 ORD Camp.

Small Fry Identity

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Logo, identity and initial promotional materials for Small Fry, a QSR opening in Chicago’s Logan Square in 2016.

Mr. Brown’s Lounge Web Design

Design for website for Mr. Brown’s Lounge, to update the identity of their historic original location, and to advertise […]

Antique Taco Menu Design

An in-house print menu design for Chicago restaurant Antique Taco, designed to change with the seasonal shift in available […]

Identity and materials for Ginger

Logo and identity design, and additional promotional materials for Ginger, an indie film production about a young woman diagnosed […]

Travel posters for Yusho Hyde Park

These paintings were designed to hang together, as a diptych of retro travel-style posters celebrating Yusho Hyde Park and […]

Birrieria Zaragoza Shirt Designs

Illustrations and designs for two staff shirts for the celebrated Chicago restaurant Birrieria Zaragoza.

Billy Sunday Custom Painted Sandwich Board

After our first custom Billy Sunday board got a little thrashed by the Chicago weather, they asked for a […]

Brooklyn Chicago MASH Shirt and Print

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For the third year in a row, the MASH team at Brooklyn Brewery has commissioned me to put together […]

Some Octopus-Themed posters for Yusho

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In keeping with the custom Kikusui sake cans I designed, I’ve been using the octopus as something of a […]

13th Anniversary Party Illustrations for Small Bar

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When my beloved Small Bar asked me to draw something for their 13th anniversary, I sent them two sketches. […]

Apple Grafting How-To Comic for Rodale’s

A commissioned instructional comic, in pen & ink and watercolor, for Rodale’s Organic Life about grafting apple trees.

Cover Illustration for Star Chefs Rising Stars Magazine

Ink and watercolor illustration for the cover of Star Chefs Rising Stars magazine Chicago issue, commemorating their 50th Rising […]

Tiki Illustrations for Eater.com

Colorful ink and watercolor illustrations for a long form article by Robert Simonson about Jeff “Beachbum” Berry and the […]

Custom Kikusui Sake Cans for Yusho

The first in a series of six custom illustrated in-house sake can designs for Yusho restaurants.

Comics for The Ladydrawers and Truthout.org

A series of collaborative comics with Anne Elizabeth Moore for Truthout.org, on various issues of gender, the creative industry, […]

Materials for Antique Taco

Illustrations, posters, invites, menu design and t-shirt design for various Antique Taco promotions.

Hand-Painted Cocktail Matryoshkas for Billy Sunday

A set of 10 unique hand-painted wooden nesting dolls, each in the likeness of baseball player-turned-evangelist Billy Sunday, the […]

Materials for Residency at Bryn Mawr College

In April of 2015 I participated in a week-long residency at Bryn Mawr College, doing a few class visits […]

Video series for DePauw School of Music and 21cm.org

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Live-drawing (and erasing) for a series of videos about classical music and entrepreneurship. The project was created for 21cm.org […]

SSP JFK International Proposal

Pitch document for SSP America, advertising their restaurant lineup to JFK International Aiport. Designed in conjunction with fathead design.

Trike Sushi + Noodle Identity Package

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Identity materials and collateral for Trike Sushi + Noodle in Logan Square, Chicago. Designed in conjunction with fathead design.

SSP LAX Proposal Materials

Design and layout for a 400+ page promotional proposal for LAX airport restaurant locations. Designed in conjunction with fathead […]

Omega & Associates Print Brochure

Design and layout for a print brochure to advertise Omega & Associates recent projects. Designed in conjunction with fathead […]

Coe Truman OASIS Materials

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Illustration and design for Coe-Truman Technologies promotional materials for their OASIS Solution software. Design in conjunction with fathead design.

Yusho Sandwich Boards

A hand-painted sandwich board for Yusho locations in Avondale and Hyde Park in Chicago, as well as special events […]

Chuck’s – A Kerry Simon Restaurant Website

Design, concepting, and production for a fully responsive website for Chuck’s – a Kerry Simon Restaurant in the Hard […]

Cartozia Tales

I am a founding member and core contributor to the all-ages fantasy anthology Cartozia Tales. I work in collaboration […]

Trike Noodle Website and Identity

Design, concepting, layout and production for a full identity package, as well as a fully responsive website for a […]

Burger Boss Website Redesign

Design, concepting, and production for a fully responsive website for a specialty burger joint in Chicago. Designed in conjunction […]

Tommy Lasagna Website Design

Design, concepting, and production for a fully responsive website for Tommy Lasagna, a specialty restaurant in Manhattan. Designed in […]

Tokiwa Imports Watercolors and Cocktail Book

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Tokiwa Imports brings in some of Japan’s highest quality whiskies and sakes, and needed a way to introduce their […]

Small Bar 12th Anniversary

A poster and accompanying tee shirt design for the Logan Square Small Bar’s 12th Anniversary party.

Luna de Cuernos

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A collaboration with Fifth House Ensemble, Luna de Cuernos is based on Puerto Rican folk tales. It’s an hour […]

Cha Gordo pieces for Fat Rice

Poster, postcard and menu checklist for Chicago restaurant Fat Rice

Brooklyn Brewery MASH Slow Supper flier

Design and illustration for takeaway piece for Brooklyn Brewery MASH Slow Supper event.

Painting for Trike Noodle

A watercolor and gouache painting for Chicago restaurant Trike Noodle and Sushi.

Ramen Battle posters

A series of watercolor painted posters for Chicago restaurant Yusho’s Ramen Battle events.