Symbio brings advanced technologies + software to industrial automation.
Deep Learning, Distributed Systems and Control Theory—building the industry standard for software-defined manufacturing.
I worked at Symbio for a few years in various roles.
Onder is an early stage startup that wants to reduce stress levels for residential home owners by managing their home maintenance, repair, and upgrades.
I’ve been working with Onder for a few months now cleaning up all their design. Half of the work is marketing for the general public and half is investor facing.
Oakland Art Murmur Visual Arts Guide
Moving people around Oakland to look at art.
I worked with OAM for about 8 years and this is the sixth (and my last) major redesign of this guide.
These tri-fold brochures are distributed throughout Oakland and available at all OAM venues. 100K are printed every year.
Ivy Hill Arts
Ivy Hill Arts is an emergent residency located in Oakland, CA. I’m on the team that is developing the program.
Affordable spaces where artists may live and create together are the foundation for experimentation and invention, as well as culture-shaping and movement-making.
Ivy Hill Arts is an interdisciplinary artist residency space designed with, by, and for artists based in the San Francisco Bay Area.
University of California San Francisco Viral Hepatitis Center
I worked with a developer on the new site for the UCSF VHC. Working within the brand UCSF guidelines, we wanted to do something a little less cookie-cutter than their standard templates.
I also did UI/UX on the backend dashboards for patients, admins, and doctors.
Their websites are built using Drupal and, wow, that was no fun.
Lovely Day / Grace Street Catering
I worked with Grace Street Catering / Lovely Day over the course of a couple years. I overhauled their entire visual identity. Branding and identity for both companies as well as a couple other sister companies. Menus, sales kits, marketing and sales docs, shirts, stickers. It was my idea to paint their handwritten logo across the top of the building, I think that came out pretty good.
They make good food and if you’re in Oakland, go check them out.
Rena Bransten Gallery
Founded in 1974, its artistic program includes both established and emerging artists whose work engages with contemporary social and cultural climates.
In addition to design and development, work was also done crawling, cleaning data and importing 20 years of exhibitions from their previous Expression Engine site.
For over 40 years, Rainbow Grocery Cooperative has provided affordable vegetarian food products which have minimal negative impact both ecologically and socially; buying goods from local organic farmers and vendors whenever possible.
Their previous site is a hodgepodge of content and function and provided a bloated, outdated site that was increasingly impossible to manage. I worked to simplify the scope of the site, to provide a useful tool for their existing customers, and create a useful marketing platform for future initiatives.
Founded by artists, Attaboy and Annie Owens in 2005, Hi-Fructose focuses squarely on the art which transcends genre and trend, assuring readers thorough coverage and content that is informative and original.
Annual Oakland Indie Awards
I was art director and handled design and branding for the annual Indie Awards in Oakland, CA. from 2015-2018.
The event was an initiative of Beneficial State Bank and Beneficial State Foundation, both founded by Tom Steyer, to recognize local business impacting the community in Oakland.
I created a new logo, identity and branding system after being approached by their event director.
The Indie Awards were held at the Oakland Museum of CA.
Robert Brady is an artist based in Berkeley, CA. His works can be found in permanent collections in various galleries and museums such as The Smithsonian (Renwick), The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, and the Stedelijik Museum in Amsterdam, Holland, as well as others in private collections, too numerous to mention.
The Compound Gallery and Studios 10th Anniversary Poster and Mural
This design is a riff on dazzle camoflauge we wanted something that would be relatively simple to keep costs and execution time down.
I designed the mural so we could lay it out easily using a straightedge and a beam compass.
Painting mostly done by Indubitable Design.
One of the most fascinating contemporary art galleries in Oakland.
Exhibitions here are typically displayed and organized in inventive, out of the box ways so as to provide visitors with unparalleled experiences that cannot be found anywhere else in the Bay Area.
Symbio Robotics Site Specific Installation
The truncated conical shapes were rendered in 3D and using custom software we were able to generate exploded files of each of the 150 unique shapes.
We had most of them laser cut with perforated edges so we could fold and glue them into shape. We used a water jet to cut the largest (~5′) cones and then constructed them by hand with metal supports and metal tape.
We spray painted them various shades of pink and red then attached them to the ceiling. We were going for a sort of stalactite filled cave.
This was a collaboration with Josh Lopez Binder.
Nielsen Arts is a family owned full service fine art framing shop. They also showcase local artists in regular gallery exhibitions.
Nielsen had difficulty finding a consistent message and tone with their marketing. I cleaned up their identity and developed a system for them to keep all their branding in line while at the same time, letting in some creative license for their exhibitions.
Oakland Art Murmur Misc. Work
I worked as Principal Designer for OAM for 8 years. Here is some of my older work for them.
I designed collateral, identity and signage for OAM which included many events and various marketing initiatives.
Posters, billboards, brochures, logos, maps, way-finding, logos, magazine ads, just about anything you can think of.
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I’m currently taking on work in any or all of the following.
Design / Direction
- Art direction, consulting
- Graphic design: pitch decks, signage, annual reports, brochures, billboards, etc.
- Maps, infographics
- Branding: style books, identity, etc.
Web / Development
- Front-end: layouts, wireframes, UI, CSS, HTML, etc.
- Full websites: flat, WordPress, Webflow, Squarespace, Wix, etc.
- Ecommerce: Shopify, Big Commerce, Square, etc.
- Digital design