This campaign was introduced by AT&T during Small Business Week. Rather than focus on themselves, we encouraged AT&T to shine the spotlight on a unique small business and show the impact that they have on their local community.
Poster series for the 2014-2015 season at the Black Rep Theatre in St. Louis.
Best of Show - AIGA St. Louis Design Show 20
Gold - Graphis Design Annual 2016
Gold - Graphis Poster Annual 2016
These pieces were created to enable sales reps to share Rebel Yell's story, brand and product line with distributors. The app allows them to share the content in-person on a tablet. While the printed kit functioned as an engaging leave behind piece and reference tool for the distributor.
Packaging created for custom phone cases made as gifts for our agency's AT&T clients. Each package featured a special message written for each client.
Graphis Design Annual 2016 - Silver
St Louis Addys 2015
For small business week AT&T was looking to promote the concept of agility and wanted to use Chris Gardner to do it. Chris's story was made famous by the movie Pursuit of Happyness featuring Will Smith.
We decided the best way to both define and promote agility was to allow small business owners along with Chris to tell their stories of agility and what the term means to them. #AGILITYIS became a hashtag that business owners could use to share these insights through social media.
We also introduced The AGILITY Challenge, a contest where small business owners could enter for a chance to win $50,000.
The campaign was a huge success garnering some of the most positive responses AT&T has ever experienced on their social channels. We also gained lots of extra, unsolicited exposure due to Chris's notoriety.
Rebel Yell Bourbon wanted their product to appeal to a younger, modern audience. The old bottle design featured a confederate soldier on the front. While that label design had been discontinued for some time, the association still lingered.
For our Rebels Uncaged campaign, we embraced the rebel spirit, but steered it in a direction that spoke to living free and unfettered. To doing your own thing and living life without restraints.
We chose four motorcycle builders from across the country to build bikes that were then given away in a contest that garnered a ton of attention and enthusiasm from our audience and the biker community. In addition to the giveaway we created content highlighting the builders and the spirit of the campaign with the goal of making Rebels Uncaged less about a contest and more about a culture.
The campaign was so successful that we are now gearing up to do it again in 2017.
This campaign for AT&T was aimed at college students who knew international students who were looking for a cell phone service provider. For each referral that signed up, the student who referred them would earn $25, up to a total of $575. The campaign utilized fun, eye-catching illustrations that spoke to the kinds of things college students might buy with the extra cash.
The Hand of Hope exhibit was on display at the annual Joyce Meyer Women's Conference at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis. The display highlighted various outreaches of Joyce Meyer Ministries. It was created to look like a partially built house inspired by the houses JMM had helped build after a massive earthquake in Haiti left many people there homeless.
Strategically placed messaging outside the arena directed people to the exhibit.
For their 21st Design Show, the St. Louis AIGA invited us to create the branding and materials since we had won Best in Show the year before for our Black Rep Theatre posters. Traditionally, the show's branding draws inspiration from that year's number. The obvious association with 21 as the legal drinking age served as the inspiration for the visual identity.
In addition to the standard needs like printed invitations and a website, we created branded growlers of beer that were hand delivered to each firm and agency in town as a "last call" for entries.
This campaign was created to promote AT&T's mobility solutions and was targeted towards people who are on the go and need the ability to work anywhere. The message is that whether your at home, the office, the park, or anywhere else, AT&T has you covered with solutions to keep you connected and working.
This commemorative book showcases a year in photos from the various outreaches of Joyce Meyer Ministries. The book utilizes a clean and simple design with a flexible grid system that allows for interesting pairings, croppings and layouts of photos in order to bring out the full drama of the images and tell the stories of their subjects.
The Make 1 Break 1 Challenge was created to promote the book Making Good Habits Breaking Bad Habits by Joyce Meyer. In addition to designing the cover I created this campaign inspired by a major point in the book, that you should only focus on making one good habit and braking one bad habit at a time. People were encouraged to take the month long challenge to "make 1 break 1" and share their acceptance of the challenge through social media. In addition to the book and TV program, participants could also find support and encouragement through a website with a variety of features including a video blog of three participants taking the challenge themselves. A mobile phone app provided inspirational quotes anytime participants needed a quick pick me up during their challenge.
For Rebel Yell's brand revamp we shot original photography aimed at capturing the modern day rebels that we also hoped to appeal to. With a limited budget we used friends and friends of friends as our models for a one day, run and gun shoot. A majority of the images we captured were used on Rebel Yell''s Facebook page where the brand immediately saw a huge increase in likes, shares and comments to posts featuring the updated look and imagery.
Environmental design at the Joyce Meyer Women's Conference at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis.
AT&T needed a website to highlight their VPN (Virtual Private Network) services. Rather than jump right into explaining all the technical details of VPN, the site introduces the story of how a lumber company utilized AT&T's VPN technology to cut costs and stay in business during the economic recession of 2008.
Editorial spreads created for Enjoying Everyday Life magazine.
For the article Providing Free Medical and Dental Care in Cambodia I created a type treatment inspired by Khmer type face used in Cambodia.
Overcoming Emotional Wrinkles features and image of an iron on one page and the shape of the iron pressed into the wrinkled fabric on the opposite page, suggesting that the fabric was ironed by the two pages coming together.
Why Did This Happen To Me? is an article about human trafficking victims who have been forced into lives of prostitution. The image and type treatment suggest the way these girls feel, that their beauty and femininity has been shattered and that they are now broken.
Annual report created for Joyce Meyer Ministries highlighting their various outreaches along with Joyce's personal story.
Campaign to promote the convenience of online banking with INTRUST Bank.
Wichita Homebound Outreach is a non-profit, social service group located in Wichita, Kansas. They reach out to low-income, elderly, homebound individuals and provide them with opportunities for social interaction. For this brochure I wanted to give the reader a glimpse into the unseen world of the people WHO helps. Most of their days are spent alone, longing for some form of human interaction. By truly highlighting the problem in a moving way and then showing the solution WHO provides, the audience was likely to be much more engaged and moved to act in the form of donations and volunteering.
This campaign concept for AT&T targeted apartment owners who need to provide phone, TV and internet services to their tenants. A rich media banner features a short video highlighting the various needs a typical apartment dwelling family has to be connected. The website features a video that plays following the speed of the viewer's scrolling action. At certain points of the video information bubbles pop up highlighting specific technology that the tenant in the video is interacting with, such as checking his phone or watching TV.
These greeting cards were sent from account managers to their small business clients inviting them to get in touch to discuss the many services AT&T has to offer. The illustrations with hand drawn type convey a more causal and personal touch and helped separate these cards from what could easily be mistaken as bulk mail selling AT&T services.
As a result of the economic recession, people looking for car or house loans had a greater concern about finding the right loan to fit their needs. They obviously didn't want a loan that was too small, but also didn't want to be locked into a loan that was too big for their unique life situation. For this campaign for INTRUST Bank we developed the line "Loans to match your life." with images showing people paired with a car or house that visually matched them. The message was that INTRUST Bank would help you to find the loan that was the right fit for you.
Illustrated book covers for a series of "cozy mysteries," a murder mystery genre that aims to be more light-hearted than what might be expected from a typical murder mystery novel.
The client was a delight to work with. Much easier than she was when I was a kid and she forced me to clean up my room.
Ads announcing that the magazine Enjoying Everyday Life is now available on iPad.
Various editorial illustrations created for the magazine Enjoying Everyday Life.
I designed this poster for my son's first birthday which also happens to land on Christmas. The current plan is to design a new one for him every year, although I'm a little worried about what the collection will look like by the time he's thirty.
NextStep for Life is a wonderful organization that helps developmentally disabled individuals in Jefferson County, Missouri find independence through job training, employment opportunities and independent living.
NextStep needed to reach out to large donors as well as potential volunteer groups for support. They had materials, a website and a social media presence that told about what they did, but they really didn't have anything that got to the heart of their mission and why it mattered so much.
We decided that rather than focus on programs, numbers, etc. we needed to truly tell the stories of the people that they helped. Understanding not just who they are now, but their childhood and the experience of their families would give our audience the human, emotional connection they needed in order to really get behind and support NextStep. The format of a larger, premium brochure was more likely to get noticed by potential donors and provided for a more intimate reading experience. It also provided the real estate to truly spotlight individual stories along with past and present day photos.