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 as the old days.
My start in design was one of necessity. Before Porchlight, I spent a lot time playing in bands. Between touring, sleeping on floors, and playing in basements, 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.
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.