Hometown: Spanaway, WA
“It took me a few seconds to draw it, but it took me 34 years to learn how to draw it in a few seconds.”
St. Augustine Soap, Armadilla Soda, Mountain Tea Co.
To concept and create several different design solutions, I set out to produce three commercially viable packages that would stand out to the consumer with memorable illustrations, typography and die lines. St. Augustine soap is a high-end pure castile bath and beauty line made from time-honored traditions of the first Spanish settlers. Armadilla Soda is an all-natural line of carbonated beverages that utilizes the armadillo as a mascot to establish brand familiarity. Mountain Tea is an herbal tea company that prides themselves on formulas based on generations-old Native American holistic recipes.
A Wild Sheep Chase by Haruki Murakami
Set in contemporary Tokyo, Japanese author Haruki Murakami uses his signature style of magical realism to weave a tale of intrigue and thrilling adventure. To reference Murakami’s fluid style of storytelling and to convey a sense of immersion in the story, I chose a clear sans serif typeface for the titles and an environmental shot for the cover. The illustrated sheep acts as a monogram for the title and appears as a chapter head throughout the novel.