Brief Summary: Coffee shop owner/illustrator/photographer inspired by the Pacific Northwest as well as mid-century architecture and design. Designs a lot of posters, books and enamel pins. Born in King County and never left.
Not-So-Brief Summary: In 2009 I opened a small coffee and record shop in Seattle called Porchlight. Having almost no budget, I wound up designing and branding most of the shop myself: stamps, cold brew labels, event posters, shirts, and a bunch of menus and announcements in between. In the early days of the shop, I was also working behind the counter seven days a week. I'm still behind the counter just not quite as often.
My start in design was one of necessity. Before Porchlight, I spent a lot time playing in bands. Between touring, playing tiny shows in basements and DIY spaces, I started designing show posters and shirts. Luckily, most of those designs are hard to find these days. A few years into Porchlight, folks started asking me to design for their bands, businesses, and projects.
In 2020 I joined the Board of Trustees at Arcade, a non-profit operating since 1981. Arcade hosts and partners on design-related events in the Seattle area and publishes a quarterly magazine.
I've been lucky enough to work with a great variety of folks. Here are a few:
Microsoft, Eames Foundation/Eames Office, Clif Bar, Glazer's Camera, Red Bull, Molly Moon's Ice Cream, Possible, Seattle Theater Group (STG), MoPop/EMP Museum, Westland Distillery, Neumos, Barboza, West Elm.
If you'd like to get in touch with any business or design inquiries, please send an email.