News // Tag: Portfolio
Around Mid-April my friend Rachid called me up to discuss a few issues that he was encountering with his website.
When Rachid first contracted me to build his website in 2010 his main focus was to create an ecommerce website where the general public could browse his portfolio and custom order any image in a variety of size and framing options. In that aspect the website was a success.
The new Shoot to Kill Media website recently went live. Shoot to Kill is a full service video production company that produces content for a range of applications including broadcast television, web and live performances. The guys at STK are old friends and I had a really fun time collaborating with them.
I wasn't sure if this was actually going to happen, but on Saturday it was confirmed. I received a small package on my doorstep and from the packing tape I immediately knew what it was, my complimentary copy of Iron Beasts Make Great Beauty by Studio On Fire. I excitedly opened the package and started flipping through the pages. To my surprise not one, but two of my design projects were printed on its glossy pages; my business cards for Dita Eyewear and my Costa Rica Wedding Invites. Sweet!
Bad Ass Babies Clothing recently changed their company name to Bad Ass Organics in order to appeal to a larger audience and expand their product line. They came to me for a website re-design to complement their new logo and corporate identity. I created a new website design for them that reflects the re-branding and new presence that they wanted to achieve. Make sure to check out the new website and maybe pick up a new t-shirt while you’re at it.
On April 8th Lauren and I got married in Costa Rica at the Tabacon hot springs. It was all very last minute, back in February we came to a realization that having a big elaborate wedding here in the states just wasn’t for us. So on a good friends recommendation we decided to run away with a few family and friends to get hitched in the shadow of an active volcano… The wedding couldn’t have been more perfect.
Anyways, these are the invites that I whipped up for the occasion. They are 3 color letterpress on 110lb 100% cotton card stock and I’d say that Studio on Fire did an amazing job on the printing as usual, thanks again guys!
Last Sunday I photographed The Expendables at the Roxy on Sunset. After the show, I got a hard copy of their new album Prove It. I was told that they had used some of my photos in the liner notes, however I had no idea how they were used or to what extent. I was very surprised to see how prominently they were displayed throughout the booklet. The photos used were taken last year during their Winter Blackout Tour at the House of Blues – Sunset Strip. The new album is great by the way, check it out, you won’t be disappointed.
Check out Rachid Dahnoun’s new photography website I developed. www.rachidphoto.com Rachid had a very clear idea on how he wanted his site to look and had created a series of page templates before contacting me to develop his site. I was able to take his templates, clean them up, refine them, and merged them with the Expression Engine CMS software. Building his website on top of the Expression Engine platform will allow Rachid to add new content, blog posts and images without having to know anything about website programing. Overall it turned out to be a beautiful, dynamic, content driven website. We’ll be adding eCommerce functionality in the near future so that visitors can purchase framed prints of his images.
Designed this logo for a small optometry shop in Springfield, PA a couple months ago. It kinda got lost in the hustle and bustle of everything. Just thought I should share.
I just recently found out the promo image I shot for The Expendables was used as the cover photo for the May 2010 issue of Campus Circle Magazine. That would make this my first published cover photo, which is rad, I wish I had known about this sooner… The original image and additional photos from the shoot can be seen here. As you can see, the magazine took some liberties with the sepia tone… oh well, it’s still rad.
I just recently wrapped up a new ecommerce website for start up organic kids clothing company, Bad Ass Babies Clothing. If you have kids or know someone who does you should definitely buy some stuff from these guys. Most of the designs are quite amusing and the garments themselves are all manufactured right here in the United States from 100% US grown organic cotton.
New Dita business cards came in on Friday. I’m really happy with how they turned out and relieved that they finally went to print. If I remember correctly, I designed these cards over a year ago… It’s been that long to get them approved for printing… The cards were custom die-cut, duplexed, letterpressed by Studio on Fire a small letterpress house in Minneapolis, I’ve used them a couple times now for various projects and have been always very happy with the results.
UPDATE: Studio of Fire posted their own killer writeup here: Beast Pieces.
Launched the new Lancier by Dita Eyewear website yesterday. So far so good, the new collection seems to be getting lots of positive response. In the 24 hours since the launch, 116 people have signed up on the waiting list for a chance to be one of the first to pick up a pair. We’ll see how well that goes when everyone finds out how expensive these frames are… but I have to say the quality in craftsmanship will be well worth it. www.lancier.com
After months of development, headaches and delayed samples, the packaging kit I’ve been working on for Dita’s new high-end project “LANCIER” is finally complete. Each pair of Lancier Sunglasses will be shipped in a hard-case kit which includes: Interchangeable temples, a micofibre cleaning cloth, custom laser etched optical screwdriver and a magnetic closure sunglasses case with suede lining and belt attachment loops.
For our new ultra high-end Lancier project I wanted to create a catalog that focused on the frames themselves as well as the activities the frames were designed specifically to accommodate. You’ll find no cheesy model shots in this book to distract your attention from the product. Just a super clean, almost sterile book with beautiful images and a vintage Steve McQueen vibe.
Been working on the new Dita Sun Campaign for the last week or so. Here are a couple concepts for the new campaign… I guess it’s a little sneak preview of sorts.
My new Dita Optical Catalogs just came in, I’m pretty stoked on how they came out. This time I decided against going with a glossy catalog stock for the guts and went with a nice 80lb matte cover stock, gave the whole book a really cool muted feel that fits Johns photography perfectly. My favorite photo for this campaign by far is the opening spread (second image below) has a nice Alfred Hitchcock meets Vivian Westwood vibe, perfect for our Women’s Optical Debut…
My Gracen business cards finally came back from the printer, had a few problems with the paper availability, which delayed things a bit. I’m extremely happy with how they turned out, the photos hardly do them justice. The cards are duplexed with letter-pressing both sides, printed on 80% recycled post consumer stock using soy based inks.
For my 2005 Portfolio I handcrafted a leather bound portfolio book, much of the work that I showcased in that book could be found on my website. But not my photography and only a select few actually got to see that monster of a book. So, for my first image post, I’d like to publish those photos.