Located in the Yanaguana Garden in San Antonio’s Hemisfair park, Blue Cat Yoga & Healing Arts derives it's name from the creation story of the Yanaguana, a Payaya Indian village on the San Antonio River. There, lived a blue panther in a blue hole. One day, a water bird flew into the hole where the panther lived…“And the water bird shot out of the blue hole and opened its wings and the droplets from the blue hole fell across the land, which gave life to the area”
The goal of this project was to create an identity which was centered between the historical cultural importance of the Yanaguana as well as the cultural symbolism of Yoga. The concepts are married with the illustrated cat or blue panther. Crowned with a lotus flower; representing being grounded in the natural world but aspiring towards the divine, eyes created using the Svadhishthana Chakra which brings clarity and development of the personality and adorned with a crescent moon; linked with the creative power of the mother goddess.
Through an iterative process we created a system of logos and elements to be used across various signage, apparel and brand collateral pieces.
Palo Duro Landscaping Co. is located high in the Texas hill country. Specializing in native plants and xeriscaping, we wanted to reflect this native simplicity with the brand. The color palette is pulled straight from a photo of the Texas sunrise, providing the design elements with a bright and earthy feel. Palo Duro's brand is natural, simple and honest.
Branding and various marketing collateral for Southerleigh Brewery & Restaurant in San Antonio TX.
The restaurant building was originally Pearl’s Brewhouse, built in 1894 and a San Antonio landmark ever since. In April 2015, Award winning Chef Jeff Balfour brought a new concept to the historic Pearl’s brewhouse with the opening of his restaurant, Southerleigh Fine Food & Brewery. The restaurant, which is Balfour’s modern take on Texas’ cross-cultural cuisine, is influenced by the coastal classics of Chef Balfour’s upbringing in Galveston married with the comfort of southern cuisine.
Though we did not create their brand, we work carefully within it’s guidelines to push the visual aesthetic in a fun way. Developing illustration elements which celebrate both the historic location as well as the award winning food and beer they produce.
Branding and Identity Development for Desert Willow Studios, a photography practice based in San Antonio TX. They specialize in portraiture with a specific focus in honoring every individual's unique presence and beauty.
This identity and branding work was inspired directly by the architecture of the properties that they develop. They create Luxury homes with timeless yet modern design in south central Austin. One of the key hallmarks of their homes is the dramatic geometry of the roof. We developed the visual identity through an exploration of these roof lines and structures.
Ochre & Iron creates beautiful inks and pigments by hand using all natural ingredients sourced locally in Austin, Texas. The namesake comes from two of the very first natural pigments used by early humans to communicate; Ochre & Iron. Reflecting both the handmade and natural origin of their products, we created this minimal and elegant brand for them. Learn more about their incredible process and beautiful products here.
A pleasure to have developed the logo and identity for San Antonio based business, Wurst Kart, they served up delicious handmade sausages and more out of their own homemade food cart. We developed two versions of the logo, so that Wurst Kart can standout and look great in any space or application. We also made some fun collateral and marketing pieces using the B logo. Hot & Tasty!
Identity Live is a global event series, taking place in cities around the world focussed on Digital Identity and the future of IOT. Now in it's its 3rd year, each year I've evolved the look and feel of the series to showcase the identity of the cities involved in a new and exciting way. 2017 featured an overarching design concept which allowed for a cohesive brand for the event series, while still spot lighting unique characteristics of the locations holding events. *work done for the fosforus agency - austin tx. Art Direction / Lead Design
Branding and visual identity system the Dowdy House located in the small town of Round Rock, TX. Their shop is focused on antiques and various curiosities. We created a vintage inspired identity that would function well across a variety of printed applications. The business is very much tied to the family who runs it and we wanted to make a connection to this with the visual identity.
I love designing printed items for weddings. I've been fortunate enough to create invites, posters, save the date's, custom maps etc… it's great to be a small part of someone's special moment. All of these examples here were beautifully screen-printed upon French Paper Co. stock.
Prototype packaging and branding concept for an Iced Italian coffee product. A bright splash of color, hand drawn type and illustration elements give this product a fun and artistic aesthetic. Perfect for those night-owl creatives. CIAO!