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Support independent film! Join us on the BLACK ROAD campaign

Joma Films has just launched a Kickstarter for their new film, BLACK ROAD. It's a neo-noir thriller based on a smart original screenplay written by Gary Lundgren, and supported by the talented and creative team who made REDWOOD HIGHWAY and CALVIN MARSHALL. Check out the video at kickstarter.blackroadmovie.comEvery dollar helps the production get closer to their [...]

2016-11-29T22:45:47+00:00 06/24/2014|Categories: Mad Bird Film, Print Design|Tags: , , , , |

Rock On, Hillsboro!

Wanted: Air Guitar Skills Celebrate Hillsboro is Saturday, July 21, and this year's Guinness Book of World Records attempt is to create the largest air guitar ensemble: most people playing Air Guitar simultaneously in a single place. If you've been looking for a chance to put those long hours of air guitar practice to [...]

2017-07-13T10:47:54+00:00 07/20/2012|Categories: Print Design|Tags: , |

Hillsboro 2020 Town Hall & Tuesday Marketplace

Heading west this afternoon for the 12th annual Hillsboro 2020 Vision Town Hall. I'm excited to see the poster artwork I designed on event signage and prizes: luggage tags, passports, a fun activity book for kids, and super-cool insulated reusable bags. Town Hall will be held at the season opening of the popular Tuesday Marketplace. Date: [...]

Woodcut designs: the inspiration behind Mad Bird

See more woodcut designs in the gallery: madbirdesign.com/portfolio/woodcut-gallery/The new Facebook profile design for pages, coming at the end of March, inspired me to think about a representative graphic for Mad Bird Design's Facebook page. What a great opportunity to use my favorite woodcut design by Patrick, Angry Crow. I love how it looks with a simple [...]

2016-11-28T01:40:34+00:00 03/23/2012|Categories: Merchandise/Store, Print Design|Tags: , , |

A little Photoshop magic

A new invitation for the opening of Veterans Drive is off to the printer today. The client asked me to make the original image (bottom left) look its best. The final design (above) features a fresh spring blue sky and military flags, thanks to the magic of Photoshop! CLIENT FEEDBACK: "Thanks for the excellent work [...]

Green Power: Electric Drive Vehicle

Hillsboro's electric drive vehicles and charging stations were featured in a recent KATU News segment on sustainable living and Green Power Communities.  Last fall, I collaborated with the City to create the decal displayed on the EV fleet.  It feels good to have worked on several print and web design projects to promote Hillsboro's Sustainability initiatives, [...]

2016-11-28T01:40:34+00:00 03/02/2012|Categories: Print Design|Tags: , , |

City Budget in Brief

I was very pleased to have the opportunity to work with the City of Hillsboro's Finance Department, to design their first "Budget in Brief". This colorful, user-friendly booklet provides useful and transparent financial information to Hillsboro citizens and business owners. Document print runs are necessarily getting smaller, to be sustainable and save resources – the [...]

Illustration: Solar & Energy Efficiency

Meet Solar Sam & Sunny on their first date! I was given the event details and purpose – a workshop about solar energy which features "speed-dating rounds" through four tables of solar and energy-efficiency options – and came up with this concept and illustration design. Sam is wearing a suit made from solar panels (looking [...]

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