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 of 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.
I love working with businesses big and little, but small ones hold a special place in my heart. I take pride in being able to use my experience as a shop owner to provide design and merchandising guidance while understanding the hurdles that so many small businesses face.
I've been lucky enough to work with a great variety of folks. Here are a few:
Pacific Bonsai Museum
Wolf Conservation Center
City of Seattle
Seattle Theater Group
Death Cab For Cutie
The Head and the Heart
The New Pornographers
If you'd like to get in touch with any business or design inquiries, please send an email.