Product Design


I recently had an assessment for a product designer position and had a total blast working on it. I was given a couple of trend boards that also included different fabrics and materials to inspire the design of Christmas ornaments....

Brand Development


It has been about 8 or so years since I produced a podcast, but thanks to The McElroy’s new book ‘Everybody Has A Podcast (Except You)’ I was inspired to get back into making auditory shows for others to listen...

Happy Holidays Poster Design


Part of my job is taking what a customer sees in their mind and designing it to meet their needs and, if I’m lucky, make them say “Wow! That’s even better than I had in my head!” Sometimes all I...

Building a Brand – Saafi Behavior


While the brunt of the work I do at my current job is laying out and designing signs and displays, sometimes clients come to us to help build their brand and design logos and other assets they will use for...

Concession Stand Menu Board


The State Fair in Minnesota is, to put it lightly, a pretty big deal. I was tasked with designing a menu board for a vendor at the State Fair. The vendor sent me a hand-sketched thumbnail layout and the information...

Skillshare – Patterns


Another night, another Skillshare class. This time I worked on creating patterns in Photoshop and saving them for future use and sharing. It was a neat, quick exercise exploring ideas that I’ve always wanted to play with, but never sunk...

Skillshare – Photo Manipulation


I recently completed a course on Skillshare working with photo manipulation and learning some more granular details about Photoshop and some of the tools that I had a general knowledge of. This course dealt a lot at first with Photoshop...

Apparel Design


For a recent job application I was asked to design t-shirts based on prompts provided by the job poster. For those prompts, I chose two – Create a t-shirt design for Traveler’s Insurance 5K Run/Walk. Must include Traveler’s logo, with...