I’ve opened a shop that I’m hosting myself! Here’s what I’d like to say about it. I think Christmas should be about more than what it appears to be these days and I think you feel the same. I was recently awakened to the fact that I often don’t bother to feed myself well just out of laziness when I have the opportunity to do so (clarification: I do eat!). Yet so many people in this city don’t have that “luxury”. I see so many of them every day around the city. But food isn’t a luxury, it’s a necessity. So I’d like to donate half of the proceeds from my shop this Christmas to help feed the homeless in Seattle. It’s not much but it’s something. If you’ve got no other incentive, will you help me do that? I’ll be donating through UGM (Seattle Union Gospel Mission) which you can do directly if you’d rather.Read More
I’ve been painting, experimenting with abstract shapes and patterns. I want to visually communicate emotions, music, moments, or the mundane. The translation of these things onto paper fascinates me and the act of painting itself is cathartic, slowing down time in a way my soul needs these days.
So I am excited to share them with you. The originals can be purchased on Etsy (update: purchase right here in the shop) while reproductions and new manifestations (pillows, apparel, phone cases, etc.) can be purchased on Society6. I’d be honored if you want to make them yours.
More photographs within the full post.Read More
I’ve begun a happy relationship with the amazing innovators and passionate coffee-lovers of Slayer Espresso. This is a glimpse into the first product of that connection. They asked me to create a one-off t-shirt for their new product, Slayer Steam. A shirt that people would want to buy. Something secretive, subversive, something so very Slayer.Read More
As The Blue Carpet Club came to me for a logo and brand guidelines, they described themselves this way:
The Blue Carpet Club is hipster, handcrafted, and confident. It’s exclusive and personal, but friendly and unpretentious. It’s quirky, with a flair for the absurd. It romanticises the old and vintage, but lives in the present and embraces the future. Its design should raise as many questions as answers, and should intrigue people to want to know more.Read More
Yes, it’s quaint and beautiful and we should all move there. I was delighted to witness what I’d heard so many people talk about—that everyone rides a bike. Some carry 1–3 others with them. I carried my sister on a bicycle a couple of times and had a terrible time getting started so I was incredibly impressed by some mothers and fathers carrying their little ones with seemingly no effort whatsoever.Read More
“In honor of radio station KEXP’s “Turn It Up!” benefit, DK was commissioned to make a project honoring the local music scene. The event generated proceeds for the treasured non-profit radio organization as they moved into a new home in Seattle Center.
DK was one of many creative agencies involved, and also the only one foolhardy enough to produce a full-fledged music video in such a short time span. We created “Where I Go” — a frenetic comic-book-noir short set to the moody jams of Seattle surf goths La Luz.”
I alluded to this project previously. While the art direction changed and the typography I created was not used, I got to be on set and help with some initial storyline development and various other art department needs for this video.Read More
My friend, Chris Clappe has been making cools things lately. He began with plant hangers and macrame wall hangings but has since ventured into other objects like plants stands, unconventional vases, paper weights, coasters and other such house decor items. This was an experimental piece that we turned into a necklace for fun. I shot these photos of Tyler Johnson on 35mm film.Read More