Make Your Franklin

Years ago I submitted a design to an online project called “Make Your Franklin.” Artists were asked to contribute their take on the U.S. $100 note. I did one and liked it enough to make a limited edition skate deck run…which quickly sold out. This was a fun project and I liked the community that built around it. Simply take an established design and ask the creative community to “remix” it. A simple and fun concept.
Check it out here.

Stranger Things

Like most people, especially of a certain generation – X to be exact; I was captivated by the Netflix original series “Stranger Things”. For me, it had all the nostalgia from the 1980’s that I remembered from my childhood; video games, toys, clothes, certain phrasing, family dynamics and more. It felt comfortable, familiar, like something from my past – and that was the point. The biggest character in this series, at least to me, is the timeframe and all its glorious “retro” aesthetics and appeal. I of course am biased because I too am an Xer, but now having heard that a 3rd season is a go, I can continue to relive my past…at least for a little longer.


“Best/Worst” is a web series that interviews people on the street and asks them to either describe their best day in life thus far, or their worst. It’s a study in humanity and the perspectives (positive and negative) that we all carry with us. It is still in production and I can’t wait to see the episodes. Here is the identity I did for the program. 

Flyer Flashback

When I started out as a young blood graphic designer, I did a ton of dj flyers. I loved trying to come up with mini concepts for the pluggers (old school term for flyer) and treat them as little storyboards for a movie that only existed in concept. I don’t do as many flyers these days as I’d rather work on multi-component branding campaigns; but every once in a while I will get an opportunity to play. This was one of my favorites from the past several years as it was very typographically playful and modern in look and feel.

Adult Skateboards

Adult Skateboards was an up-and-coming new company founded by two 30-somethings who didn’t like the idea of having to stop skating as they got older. They asked me to develop their logomark and a unique visual narrative. With a name like “Adult”, I thought it’d be fun and memorable to use images of everyday, mundane activities such as grocery shopping, mowing the lawn, washing the car, getting a haircut, etc as visuals for their marketing and advertising endeavors. The company never got to far, but I’ve always had a fondness for this retro aesthetic for a youth oriented sport. Ah, the irony.

Ninety (free handset typeface)

I have designed typefaces for close to 20 years now. I am not as obsessed with bringing a commercially viable font family to market anymore, as much as I am still motivated to try and come up with unique letterforms. So here is one of those experiments for your enjoyment. All I ask is that you do not redistribute it. Note: this is a handset typeface which means the file is vector based – i.e. you will have to move the letters around one by one to assemble words. Feel free to download it and use in your personal or commercial projects.

Download Ninety here.


Artworker (a side project of mine), is where creatives who mean business share their stories. It is an online venue featuring a diverse group of talented people who are serious about what they create. I have been fortunate to have such talented artists respond to my request to share their works with the world. Be inspired.
Painting shown above is a detail from a work by Oliver Roeger.

Centered on North

A sunlit, contemporary pilates studio in Chicago’s Lincoln Park and Old Town neighborhood offering small group classes and individual instruction – asked me to design their logomark, and full identity suite when they first opened in 2013.