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AESTHETIC ENGINEER / ARTIST

£ 2022 British Pound Concept
Currency Concept Commission for Audi UK Magazine (NorthStar Publishing) Details: £5: Cloning and Stem Cell research. Cloning by somatic cell nuclear transfer was first successful in 1996 by a British team of scientists lead by Ian Wilmut and Keith Campbell at the Roislin Institute in Edinburgh, Scotland. £10: Graphene. The crystalline allotrope of carbon was first produced in 2003 by Andre Geim and Konstantin Novosolev (not British scientists). They realised their work with British gov funds at the University of Manchester and won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2010. Manchester now has the National Graphene Institute, focused on being the pre-eminent Graphene research center. Sir Colins Brodie was an early pioneer in what would become graphene research and his coat of arms is displayed. £20: The Internet. The World Wide Web was the invention of Sir Timothy John “Tim” Berners-Lee. In 1989, the English computer scientist made his revolutionary breakthroughs proposing an information management system (called and achieving connection between a client and server, via the internet. he developed his ideas at CERN, Switzerland based on the "Enquire" software program written by himself in 1980 that was in-turn based on a book called "Enquire Within Upon Everything" Published in London. £50: The British Space Program. Few people know of the success of the British Satellite program. including Aerial-1, the first UK satellite launched in 1962 or Prospero in 1971 which was (and remains) the first (and only) British satellite to have been launched successfully by a British rocket. The coming Twinkle Satellite built by SSTL, based in Guildford, Surrey (depiction shown in the center of the £50) will help discover and photograph exoplanets, and the Sabre Engine system (slated for completion in 2022) is being developed by Reaction Engines Limited. (REL) a British aerospace manufacturer based in Oxfordshire. Sabre will be the first single stage to orbit propulsion system. Allowing a jet like take off for orbital flight. All of these British Space feats.
2016
Graphic DesignPrint DesignProduct Design
2014 USD PROPOSAL
A rehauled banknote proposal for the United States of America created within the Master thesis design project "WORTH: The Aesthetics of Global Interest" while attending the Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst (Basel School of Design) and printed for the Diplom Exhibition in 2011. Inspired by the Swiss Franc's (CHF) ambitious redesign process (the currency is thoroughly redesigned every 20 years by way of contest) The goal was to develop a similar updated iconographic system that re-interprets the advancements and culture within the American society. This particular series plays on themes of theoretical / scientific discoveries and endeavors to connect them to achievement, our surroundings and the fundamental properties of life. FYI: I am American. Born and raised in Idaho (not so far from the Tetons)
2014
BrandingGraphic DesignInformation Architecture
SUMMERANZA
Intl. Concert / Festival Branding A rebranding overhaul of the EF sponsored SUMMERANZA festival held annually in London. The festival is a currently a private event but boasts over 5,000 language students in attendance representing more than 100 countries. Creative Direction and Copy: Michael Kirwan Website Development: Yacine Belarbi Musical Guest for 2015: Charli XCX
2015
Art DirectionBrandingIllustration
INTERSTELLER POSTER
Poster Design
2014
Graphic Design
ArtBasel44: Launch Sequence edit_
You might call this a hyper photo-documentary. My haul after shooting about 3,500 photos at the ArtBasel and Scope Artfairs. Currated, Choreographed, and synched to a musical track by Mosh.
2014
CinematographyDirectingPhotography
DISCRETE: T-SHIRT DESIGNS
A selection of T-Shirts created for the Discrete action sport clothing line based in Salt Lake City, UT.
2014
Graphic DesignIllustration
AMALGAMATING NATURAL AND TECHNOLOGICAL STRUCTURES
imaging study of an analogue item (my Naxo NX21 ski touring bindings) and creation of new forms and categorical concepts through digital design practice and theory.
2010
DesignDigital ArtPhoto Illustration
STELLAR MEDIA LOGO
Asked to develop a brand for an international action sports and "adventure" media company. The name Stellar can be applied to both celestial and crystal bodies (specifically dealing with the structure of ice crystals for snow in this case) therefore the plan was to incase a spark of light that can be visually incorporated within a snowflake. The Logotype was developed to both compliment and contrast the crystaline structure with a modern and visually appealing feel.
2014
BrandingGraphic DesignIcon Design
Seasons Greetings 2016
Holiday Transmission Santa has a place to be...The world is not as it seems_
2015
AnimationArt DirectionDirecting
ALTIUS SPORTMED CENTER
LOGO DESIGN
2016
Graphic Design
WILL WISSMAN: LOGO
Logo/Branding Will Wissman a veritable visual powerhouse in the ski industry. World renowned for his prowess around a lens and adventure driven camera angles, he takes the art form to high creative levels at locals such as Alaska, Norway, India with some of the best skiers in the game. He has an intimate relationship with the mountains he shoots, but anyone who has ever hiked with him knows he's not shy in a boot path. I worked with him to translate this into a brand for his photography business. Bold, yet simple with a black and white color scheme to compliment his creations without stealing undue attention from the imagery.
2014
BrandingGraphic Design
Misuse
A precursor to my banknote thesis in 2011, this concept played with ways to re-trigger or re-contextualize a monetary design that has lost it's visual cognizance with its subscribers through time and appears to have no significant landmark campaign in sight. It takes its cue from the obvious channel of warning label marketing in the quintessential "undesigned" tobacco package style. The goal was to implement phrases indicative of such labels, but gear it towards highlighting common problems created in the misuse of currency rather than the ires of smoking. The language attempts to use concise, profound sometimes biting language, but tries not to lean on irony, esotericism, or humor to brashly to achieve its goals, but involves elements of each. It was well received as a viable mean to an end during the thesis process, but ultimately was left as a footnote in the process book. I decided to exhibit it here to show it some daylight_
2014
Creative DirectionGraphic Design
ARMADA SKIS: Corporate Campaign
Commission for Armada Skis to develop an overall corporate campaign concept that would dictate all Online and Offline media production including print/magazine ads, website design, dealer/consumer catalogues and social media outlets.
2014
BrandingDigital ArtGraphic Design
FIRST DEGREE: Stormtrooper Campaign
Hired to develop a campaign for the upcoming "Stormtrooper" First Degree product line of ski boots these forms were created using an advanced technique of montage from photography taken of the two models comprising the production line at the time.
2014
Art DirectionDigital ArtExhibition Design
EF ROAD TO RIO
Lead Generation Campaign (more coming soon) Teaser ad for an online competition to win a spot in RIO in 2016 during the Olympic Games. .
2015
AnimationCharacter DesignCreative Direction
VARIOUS DEGREES OF SUSPENSION
Music Video As a personal challenge to develop a music video from scratch in 24 hours with a 2 man team with Jared Purrington (Country). This stipulated that all imagery (except country's signature logo) INCLUDING the music itself must be developed from scratch within the time period. The content was then edited together over a period of 3 additional days. The end result is a cocphany of moving images and a stationary contact point from which reveals a hypnotic synchronization to the melody.
2014
CinematographyFilmMusic
DEFENSE INTELLIGENCE AGENCY REPORT
A project to develop Icons representing three military defense departments that play a growing role on the world stage for a report concerning their ethical use in the future within the National Defense Intelligence Agency.
2014
BrandingIcon Design
K2 EXTREME 2
K2 Extreme Ski Concept A design conceived in 2006 for a contemporary update of the Original K2 Extreme ski of the 1990's. A labor of love for a classic idol of worship from childhood.
2014
Graphic DesignProduct Design
FIRST DEGREE SKI BOOTS: BRANDING
Brand development for a new ski boot brand in collaboration with Deeluxe boots in Austria and Icelantic Skis in Colorado.
2014
Branding
BNJMN: Mechanical Soul of the Artist
Mobile Sensory Image Production Mechanism BMJMN is a robot designed with the programming expertise of Danilo Wanner at the Visual Communication Institute (HGK) in Basel, Switzerland. His body was custom designed and hand-made to fit his purpose as a soulless artist who appears to live and project a personality within and without his one of a kind abstract creations.
2014
PaintingProduct DesignProgramming
TALLY WEIJL III
New Brand Concept Elements / Costume Design Conceptual elements created and presented to Tally Weijl as a possible update to help the fashion brand appeal to a more modern demographic.
2014
BrandingCharacter DesignGraphic Design
TALLY WEiJL: Holiday Discoveries Animation
All development and illustration for an endearing holiday Corporate E-Card animated by the Talented Pete Anderson of Diamond Dust studios. Together we designed the elements, story and everything in it.
2014
Art DirectionCharacter DesignIllustration
BURTON / MOTOROLA: DEMO TOUR TENT
Exhibition design Working closely with an event management company as well as Burton and Motorola, we were tasked to develop an overall theme based on combining imagery supplied by each company to support the collaboration of both brands with (RED), A charity brand that develops partnerships with iconic brands to develop special edition products to donate a percentage of the proceeds towards an ambition AIDS eradication campaign in Africa. We developed all print communication for use in the environmental space of the Motorola tent.
2014
Exhibition DesignGraphic Design
the xmas card 2009
Annual Holiday card exhibiting aspects of design and interests acquired during MFA program at the Basel School of Design in Switzerland
2009
DesignDigital ArtDigital Imaging
PARAMETRE
Product Sample Brochure
2014
Graphic Design
3FORM
MoMA Collaboration, ICFF Visuals, etc
2014
Art DirectionBrandingGraphic Design
University of Applied Science Northwest Switzerland
Posters concepts developed for the Graduate exhibition of the Basel Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst (Academy of Art and Design) for the University of Applied Science NorthWestern Switzerland. Poster Campaign A theme meant to build an awareness of the school within Basel. The campaigns focus was a two way message containing a "matter of fact" wording below a classic Swiss-style layout. Revealing the reputation of the world renowned program whose existence still remains largely a mystery to the local public.
2014
Graphic DesignPhotographyPrint Design
ARTBOARD MAGAZINE
Publication Design
2014
Art DirectionEditorial DesignGraphic Design
3FORM
Development of surface graphic implementation on a material sample system library for 3form Material Solutions. The system was a team effort designed specifically for architecture firms to quickly access the products through the use of shelves.
2014
BrandingGraphic DesignPackaging
haus monsters
Combining a love for vintage and modern interior design photography from old magazines and the monsters that dwell within such settings.
2010
IllustrationPhoto Manipulation
Korea 한국.
Photo-journal of journey to/in/around Seoul, South Korea
2011
Photography
a quick sketch or two
fast sketches, timed sketches and drawings to see what i would create with the restraints of aprox 10 min. per sketch for 20 sketches.
2010
Illustration
SOTD
scans of a few pages in my sketchbooks
2011
Drawing
Alp
A photographic interpretation of my experiences in the Swiss Alps.
2010
Photography
Basel Masterclass Annual Dinner
Poster/Invitation for the Basel School of Design MasterClass Thanksgiving/Xmas Dinner we have every year.
2010
DesignTypography
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