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    Las Calaveras Limited Edition 2015

    Las Calaveras EL 2015 is the second annual limited edition release from Nashville cigar company Crowned Heads. I concepted and iterated around the name creating a vibrant family of illustrated pieces. From prints and hats to the band and box packaging, I helped translate the vision into an internationally distributed brand and packaging. 

    "Las Calaveras is an annual release that is a respectful homage to those who have passed away in the year before, and is intended to be a celebration of their lives and remembrances, rather than a mourning or a symbol of sadness and death." -Crowned Heads Cigars

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    GX Magazine Illustrations

    While woking at iostudio I had the privilege of working with GX Magazine, the official publication of the National Guard, on some spot illustrations. The article focuses on the benefits of Guard service. Art Direction: Laurel Petty and Dustin McNeal. You can visit the web feature here.

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    Jericho Hill

    Jericho Hill is the 4th regular production line cigar from Crowned Heads. Inspired by the Johnny Cash Song, "Cocaine Blues" Jericho Hill is a hedonistic blend of the best Nicaraguan binder and filler tobaccos, resulting in a rich and robust taste profile that is focused, potent, and complex. The smoke is a full-throttle experience that assaults your palate at break-neck speed, races around your mouth for a hundred miles, and leaves your taste buds in a cloud of power, intensity, and excitement. Manufactured at My Father Cigars S.A., Esteli, Nicaragua, and distributed by Crowned Heads, LLC.

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    Nashville F.C.

    After Nashville's Metros dissolved and left Music City team-less, the concept of a supporter owned soccer team was brought to light by Nashvillian Chris Jones. After months of rallying the wonderful soccer supporters of middle Tennessee and other fans around the world, Nashville F.C. was born. 

    Being an avid soccer fan, (Tottenham Hotspur!) I volunteered my services to create a mark and some "get off the ground" branding materials. Some kits (uniforms-for all you non-soccer followers) and more apparel will be coming soon. 

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    Ignite Salsa

    This project was used as a self promotion. Combining a love for salsa and for packaging, these home-made salsas were given out to friends during the holidays. Photos by amazing food photographer and nice guy Kyle Dreier at Dreier.com

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    Letter Experimentation

    I've always had a love for type. I started experimenting with letters for fun in hopes of keeping my pencil moving, my mind racing and my understanding of letterforms growing. It's been an excellent project to explore different illustration techniques and processes as well.

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    Wild Card Design

    Having a workspace in Wedgewood/Houston's arts district at Fort Houston has allowed me the opportunity to collaborate with some talented designers and craftsmen. Dan Heering of Wildcard Design is no exception. Dan and I have a common approach to design in general. We were on the same page from day one. With my packaging experience and Dan's background in industrial design, it was a natural fit.

    Dan and I collaborated on design and materials to branded areas and construction methods. With Dan already having his logo created, we worked on ways to showcase it on this growler carrier and created a system that other bars/breweries could easily adapt to fit their respective brands. I can't think of a time I've enjoyed more in a collaborative effort. Wildcard has some beautiful pieces for home or business on their site. You can purchase this piece on their site here.