Thursday, June 16, 2016

Chez Panisse Bastille Menu 2015


I had terrific fun with this Bastille menu for Chez Panisse last year. Alice Waters and I worked together, one-on-one, on the layout. Initially, the menu was to act as the placemat. However, when I suggested that the layout resemble that of the french flag, Alice took it one step further. Eschewing the placemat, we folded the menu into a tri-fold. As the guests arrived and sat, they were greeted by a celebratory red "40", surrounded by the french blue and white. It was not until the guests unfolded the menu, that the french flag presented itself disguised as a menu. This is the most satisfying kind of design project for me: it contains the experiential, the surprise, the humor.


Thursday, May 5, 2016

The Edible Schoolyard Project Plant Sale Poster

It's that time of year! The annual plant sale at the amazing Edible Schoolyard Project. One of my favorite organizations!

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Our Imagination Makes Us Infinite Signage

A wonderful part of being a graphic designer is the ability to make things, as obvious as that may sound. Most of my work is done on a computer, so I find it refreshing to create something tangible with my own hands. It is a process that is both soothing and gets my heart beating. I love it. Thankfully, I have the incredibly talented and generous Cynthia Warren as a wonderful friend. She was kind enough to help me paint and mount this little personal project. Being in Cynthia's studio is like being in Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory. It's the home of the Everlasting Gobstopper of design confectionery.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Oaktown Spice Shop Website is live!!

So excited to announce the launching of Oaktown Spice Shop's website! My design, information architecture, and photography, is live! It took sure took a village to bring this to fruition. We had the great and talented Erin Dracos Scott consulting with us on a photo shoot. She was kind enough to shoot some of the photos herself. I also had Keir Lenihan and Cynthia Warren help in camera work and styling. Andrew Venell was our wonderful and patient programmer who brought our design to life

The owners of Oaktown Spice Shop, Erica Perez and John Beaver, have created the most amazing shop. The walls are filled with colors and textures of all sorts. They are warm and wonderful folks who love to share their love and knowledge of spices. Their enthusiasm is really quite contagious.

Our website wanted convey this enthusiasm, as well as their down to Earth personalities and the beauty of the shop.  We did so by making the site easy to navigate. Nothing is slick. No need to be! The colors and texture of the photos are to transport the viewer so you can almost smell the peppercorns and nutmeg. Erica and John learned how to photograph their products themselves, so that you can see each bottle up close. We are all very excited with the site!

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Additional Signage for Plank Bowling Alley in Oakland's Jack London Square

I have been working on more signage for the new bowling alley, Plank, in Oakland's Jack London Square. I have done a series of interior signs. Keep your eyes pealed, the soft openings are beginning soon!