Aaron Tilford Creative

Graphic Design • Art Direction • Writing/Editing

Los Angeles, CA

After interning for Bergman Associates, focusing on fashion and beauty, I advanced to senior designer at The Oliphant Press where I was for 10 years working directly with its founder and director Ron Gordon, whom I continue to work with on a freelance basis. My work at The Oliphant Press, and much of my freelance work sense, has focused on providing creative services (graphic design, art direction, writing/editing) to foundations, museums and other non-profits as well as corporate institutions.

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Art Catalog Design

  • I designed David D’Angers: Making the Modern Monument (by EmersonBowyer with Jacques de Caso, 112 pages, softcover) with Ron Gordon while at The Oliphant Press for The Frick Collection. Front cover pictured here.
    I designed David D’Angers: Making the Modern Monument (by EmersonBowyer with Jacques de Caso, 112 pages, softcover) with Ron Gordon while at The Oliphant Press for The Frick Collection. Front cover pictured here.
  • I designed David D’Angers: Making the Modern Monument (by EmersonBowyer with Jacques de Caso, 112 pages, softcover) with Ron Gordon while at The Oliphant Press for The Frick Collection. Inside front cover and half-title page pictured here.
    I designed David D’Angers: Making the Modern Monument (by EmersonBowyer with Jacques de Caso, 112 pages, softcover) with Ron Gordon while at The Oliphant Press for The Frick Collection. Inside front cover and half-title page pictured here.
  • I designed David D’Angers: Making the Modern Monument (by EmersonBowyer with Jacques de Caso, 112 pages, softcover) with Ron Gordon while at The Oliphant Press for The Frick Collection. Title page spread pictured here.
    I designed David D’Angers: Making the Modern Monument (by EmersonBowyer with Jacques de Caso, 112 pages, softcover) with Ron Gordon while at The Oliphant Press for The Frick Collection. Title page spread pictured here.
  • I designed David D’Angers: Making the Modern Monument (by EmersonBowyer with Jacques de Caso, 112 pages, softcover) with Ron Gordon while at The Oliphant Press for The Frick Collection. Example spread pictured here.
    I designed David D’Angers: Making the Modern Monument (by EmersonBowyer with Jacques de Caso, 112 pages, softcover) with Ron Gordon while at The Oliphant Press for The Frick Collection. Example spread pictured here.
  • I designed David D’Angers: Making the Modern Monument (by EmersonBowyer with Jacques de Caso, 112 pages, softcover) with Ron Gordon while at The Oliphant Press for The Frick Collection. Example spread pictured here.
    I designed David D’Angers: Making the Modern Monument (by EmersonBowyer with Jacques de Caso, 112 pages, softcover) with Ron Gordon while at The Oliphant Press for The Frick Collection. Example spread pictured here.
  • I designed David D’Angers: Making the Modern Monument (by EmersonBowyer with Jacques de Caso, 112 pages, softcover) with Ron Gordon while at The Oliphant Press for The Frick Collection. Back cover pictured here.
    I designed David D’Angers: Making the Modern Monument (by EmersonBowyer with Jacques de Caso, 112 pages, softcover) with Ron Gordon while at The Oliphant Press for The Frick Collection. Back cover pictured here.
  • I designed Piero della Francesca in America: From Sansepolcro to the East Coast (by Nathaniel Silver,150 pages, softcover) while at The Oliphant Press for The Frick Collection. I remember the author had some very set but good ideas about the layout and that he was lovely to work with.  Front cover pictured here.
    I designed Piero della Francesca in America: From Sansepolcro to the East Coast (by Nathaniel Silver,150 pages, softcover) while at The Oliphant Press for The Frick Collection. I remember the author had some very set but good ideas about the layout and that he was lovely to work with. Front cover pictured here.
  • I designed Piero della Francesca in America: From Sansepolcro to the East Coast (by Nathaniel Silver,150 pages, softcover) while at The Oliphant Press for The Frick Collection. I remember the author had some very set but good ideas about the layout and that he was lovely to work with. Title page spread here.
    I designed Piero della Francesca in America: From Sansepolcro to the East Coast (by Nathaniel Silver,150 pages, softcover) while at The Oliphant Press for The Frick Collection. I remember the author had some very set but good ideas about the layout and that he was lovely to work with. Title page spread here.
  • I designed Piero della Francesca in America: From Sansepolcro to the East Coast (by Nathaniel Silver,150 pages, softcover) while at The Oliphant Press for The Frick Collection. I remember the author had some very set but good ideas about the layout and that he was lovely to work with. Example spread pictured here.
    I designed Piero della Francesca in America: From Sansepolcro to the East Coast (by Nathaniel Silver,150 pages, softcover) while at The Oliphant Press for The Frick Collection. I remember the author had some very set but good ideas about the layout and that he was lovely to work with. Example spread pictured here.
  • I designed Piero della Francesca in America: From Sansepolcro to the East Coast (by Nathaniel Silver,150 pages, softcover) while at The Oliphant Press for The Frick Collection. I remember the author had some very set but good ideas about the layout and that he was lovely to work with. Example spread pictured here.
    I designed Piero della Francesca in America: From Sansepolcro to the East Coast (by Nathaniel Silver,150 pages, softcover) while at The Oliphant Press for The Frick Collection. I remember the author had some very set but good ideas about the layout and that he was lovely to work with. Example spread pictured here.
  • I designed Piero della Francesca in America: From Sansepolcro to the East Coast (by Nathaniel Silver,150 pages, softcover) while at The Oliphant Press for The Frick Collection. I remember the author had some very set but good ideas about the layout and that he was lovely to work with. Example spread pictured here.
    I designed Piero della Francesca in America: From Sansepolcro to the East Coast (by Nathaniel Silver,150 pages, softcover) while at The Oliphant Press for The Frick Collection. I remember the author had some very set but good ideas about the layout and that he was lovely to work with. Example spread pictured here.
  • I designed Piero della Francesca in America: From Sansepolcro to the East Coast (by Nathaniel Silver,150 pages, softcover) while at The Oliphant Press for The Frick Collection. I remember the author had some very set but good ideas about the layout and that he was lovely to work with. Example spread pictured here.
    I designed Piero della Francesca in America: From Sansepolcro to the East Coast (by Nathaniel Silver,150 pages, softcover) while at The Oliphant Press for The Frick Collection. I remember the author had some very set but good ideas about the layout and that he was lovely to work with. Example spread pictured here.
  • I designed Piero della Francesca in America: From Sansepolcro to the East Coast (by Nathaniel Silver,150 pages, softcover) while at The Oliphant Press for The Frick Collection. I remember the author had some very set but good ideas about the layout and that he was lovely to work with. Back cover pictured here.
    I designed Piero della Francesca in America: From Sansepolcro to the East Coast (by Nathaniel Silver,150 pages, softcover) while at The Oliphant Press for The Frick Collection. I remember the author had some very set but good ideas about the layout and that he was lovely to work with. Back cover pictured here.
  • I had the pleasure of designing several art catalogs for The Frick Collection with Ron Gordon while at The Oliphant Press, including Rococo Exotic: French Mounted Porcelains and the Allure of the East (by Kristel Smentek, 52 pages, softcover). Front cover pictured here.
    I had the pleasure of designing several art catalogs for The Frick Collection with Ron Gordon while at The Oliphant Press, including Rococo Exotic: French Mounted Porcelains and the Allure of the East (by Kristel Smentek, 52 pages, softcover). Front cover pictured here.
  • I had the pleasure of designing several art catalogs for The Frick Collection with Ron Gordon while at The Oliphant Press, including Rococo Exotic: French Mounted Porcelains and the Allure of the East (by Kristel Smentek, 52 pages, softcover). Title page spread pictured here.
    I had the pleasure of designing several art catalogs for The Frick Collection with Ron Gordon while at The Oliphant Press, including Rococo Exotic: French Mounted Porcelains and the Allure of the East (by Kristel Smentek, 52 pages, softcover). Title page spread pictured here.
  • I had the pleasure of designing several art catalogs for The Frick Collection with Ron Gordon while at The Oliphant Press, including Rococo Exotic: French Mounted Porcelains and the Allure of the East (by Kristel Smentek, 52 pages, softcover). Inside spread pictured here.
    I had the pleasure of designing several art catalogs for The Frick Collection with Ron Gordon while at The Oliphant Press, including Rococo Exotic: French Mounted Porcelains and the Allure of the East (by Kristel Smentek, 52 pages, softcover). Inside spread pictured here.
  • I had the pleasure of designing several art catalogs for The Frick Collection with Ron Gordon while at The Oliphant Press, including Rococo Exotic: French Mounted Porcelains and the Allure of the East (by Kristel Smentek, 52 pages, softcover). Inside spread pictured here.
    I had the pleasure of designing several art catalogs for The Frick Collection with Ron Gordon while at The Oliphant Press, including Rococo Exotic: French Mounted Porcelains and the Allure of the East (by Kristel Smentek, 52 pages, softcover). Inside spread pictured here.
  • I had the pleasure of designing several art catalogs for The Frick Collection while at The Oliphant Press, including Masterpieces of European Painting from The Cleveland Museum of Art, edited by Margaret Iacono (The Frick Collection, softcover, 80 pages). Front cover pictured here.
    I had the pleasure of designing several art catalogs for The Frick Collection while at The Oliphant Press, including Masterpieces of European Painting from The Cleveland Museum of Art, edited by Margaret Iacono (The Frick Collection, softcover, 80 pages). Front cover pictured here.
  • I had the pleasure of designing several art catalogs for The Frick Collection while at The Oliphant Press, including Masterpieces of European Painting from The Cleveland Museum of Art, edited by Margaret Iacono (The Frick Collection, softcover, 80 pages). Title page spread pictured here.
    I had the pleasure of designing several art catalogs for The Frick Collection while at The Oliphant Press, including Masterpieces of European Painting from The Cleveland Museum of Art, edited by Margaret Iacono (The Frick Collection, softcover, 80 pages). Title page spread pictured here.
  • I had the pleasure of designing several art catalogs for The Frick Collection while at The Oliphant Press, including Masterpieces of European Painting from The Cleveland Museum of Art, edited by Margaret Iacono (The Frick Collection, softcover, 80 pages). Table of Contents pictured here.
    I had the pleasure of designing several art catalogs for The Frick Collection while at The Oliphant Press, including Masterpieces of European Painting from The Cleveland Museum of Art, edited by Margaret Iacono (The Frick Collection, softcover, 80 pages). Table of Contents pictured here.
  • I had the pleasure of designing several art catalogs for The Frick Collection while at The Oliphant Press, including Masterpieces of European Painting from The Cleveland Museum of Art, edited by Margaret Iacono (The Frick Collection, softcover, 80 pages). Inside spread pictured here.
    I had the pleasure of designing several art catalogs for The Frick Collection while at The Oliphant Press, including Masterpieces of European Painting from The Cleveland Museum of Art, edited by Margaret Iacono (The Frick Collection, softcover, 80 pages). Inside spread pictured here.

Book Design

  • I designed Rewarding Work: A History of Boston’s North Bennet Street School (440 pages, hardback, edition of 200) with Ron Gordon for The Oliphant Press. It was bound by Acme Book binding. / “North Bennet Street School is a private vocational school in Boston, Massachusetts. Ron came up with the basic design and I executed it, revising when necessary, and designed various charts and color-corrected photographs throughout. Spine and cloth binding pictured here.
    I designed Rewarding Work: A History of Boston’s North Bennet Street School (440 pages, hardback, edition of 200) with Ron Gordon for The Oliphant Press. It was bound by Acme Book binding. / “North Bennet Street School is a private vocational school in Boston, Massachusetts. Ron came up with the basic design and I executed it, revising when necessary, and designed various charts and color-corrected photographs throughout. Spine and cloth binding pictured here.
  • I designed Rewarding Work: A History of Boston’s North Bennet Street School (440 pages, hardback, edition of 200) with Ron Gordon for The Oliphant Press. It was bound by Acme Book binding. / “North Bennet Street School is a private vocational school in Boston, Massachusetts. Ron came up with the basic design and I executed it, revising when necessary, and designed various charts and color-corrected photographs throughout. Title page spread pictured here.
    I designed Rewarding Work: A History of Boston’s North Bennet Street School (440 pages, hardback, edition of 200) with Ron Gordon for The Oliphant Press. It was bound by Acme Book binding. / “North Bennet Street School is a private vocational school in Boston, Massachusetts. Ron came up with the basic design and I executed it, revising when necessary, and designed various charts and color-corrected photographs throughout. Title page spread pictured here.
  • I designed Rewarding Work: A History of Boston’s North Bennet Street School (440 pages, hardback, edition of 200) with Ron Gordon for The Oliphant Press. It was bound by Acme Book binding. / “North Bennet Street School is a private vocational school in Boston, Massachusetts. Ron came up with the basic design and I executed it, revising when necessary, and designed various charts and color-corrected photographs throughout. Table of contents spread pictured here.
    I designed Rewarding Work: A History of Boston’s North Bennet Street School (440 pages, hardback, edition of 200) with Ron Gordon for The Oliphant Press. It was bound by Acme Book binding. / “North Bennet Street School is a private vocational school in Boston, Massachusetts. Ron came up with the basic design and I executed it, revising when necessary, and designed various charts and color-corrected photographs throughout. Table of contents spread pictured here.
  • I designed Rewarding Work: A History of Boston’s North Bennet Street School (440 pages, hardback, edition of 200) with Ron Gordon for The Oliphant Press. It was bound by Acme Book binding. / “North Bennet Street School is a private vocational school in Boston, Massachusetts. Ron came up with the basic design and I executed it, revising when necessary, and designed various charts and color-corrected photographs throughout. Example spread pictured here.
    I designed Rewarding Work: A History of Boston’s North Bennet Street School (440 pages, hardback, edition of 200) with Ron Gordon for The Oliphant Press. It was bound by Acme Book binding. / “North Bennet Street School is a private vocational school in Boston, Massachusetts. Ron came up with the basic design and I executed it, revising when necessary, and designed various charts and color-corrected photographs throughout. Example spread pictured here.
  • “Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.” – Anatole France / I designed Poem for a Dog: Poems by Gordon Massman (104 pages, softcover, illustrations by Dean Bornstein,) with Ron Gordon for The Oliphant Press. It was printed in an edition of 120 (20 of which were hand-bound in cloth by Sam Ellenport. Front cover pictured here.
    “Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.” – Anatole France / I designed Poem for a Dog: Poems by Gordon Massman (104 pages, softcover, illustrations by Dean Bornstein,) with Ron Gordon for The Oliphant Press. It was printed in an edition of 120 (20 of which were hand-bound in cloth by Sam Ellenport. Front cover pictured here.
  • “Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.” – Anatole France / I designed Poem for a Dog: Poems by Gordon Massman (104 pages, softcover, illustrations by Dean Bornstein,) with Ron Gordon for The Oliphant Press. It was printed in an edition of 120 (20 of which were hand-bound in cloth by Sam Ellenport. Title page spread pictured here.
    “Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.” – Anatole France / I designed Poem for a Dog: Poems by Gordon Massman (104 pages, softcover, illustrations by Dean Bornstein,) with Ron Gordon for The Oliphant Press. It was printed in an edition of 120 (20 of which were hand-bound in cloth by Sam Ellenport. Title page spread pictured here.
  • “Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.” – Anatole France / I designed Poem for a Dog: Poems by Gordon Massman (104 pages, softcover, illustrations by Dean Bornstein,) with Ron Gordon for The Oliphant Press. It was printed in an edition of 120 (20 of which were hand-bound in cloth by Sam Ellenport. Example spread pictured here.
    “Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.” – Anatole France / I designed Poem for a Dog: Poems by Gordon Massman (104 pages, softcover, illustrations by Dean Bornstein,) with Ron Gordon for The Oliphant Press. It was printed in an edition of 120 (20 of which were hand-bound in cloth by Sam Ellenport. Example spread pictured here.
  • During a stint at NYU (New York University) I had the pleasure of designing DOVETAIL: The McGhee Review (56 pages, softcover), an annual literary journal of the Paul McGhee Division of the NYU School of Continuing and Professional Studies (NYU-SCPS), which featured the work of 15 emerging writers. Front cover pictured here.
    During a stint at NYU (New York University) I had the pleasure of designing DOVETAIL: The McGhee Review (56 pages, softcover), an annual literary journal of the Paul McGhee Division of the NYU School of Continuing and Professional Studies (NYU-SCPS), which featured the work of 15 emerging writers. Front cover pictured here.
  • During a stint at NYU (New York University) I had the pleasure of designing DOVETAIL: The McGhee Review (56 pages, softcover), an annual literary journal of the Paul McGhee Division of the NYU School of Continuing and Professional Studies (NYU-SCPS), which featured the work of 15 emerging writers. Table of contents pictured here.
    During a stint at NYU (New York University) I had the pleasure of designing DOVETAIL: The McGhee Review (56 pages, softcover), an annual literary journal of the Paul McGhee Division of the NYU School of Continuing and Professional Studies (NYU-SCPS), which featured the work of 15 emerging writers. Table of contents pictured here.
  • During a stint at NYU (New York University) I had the pleasure of designing DOVETAIL: The McGhee Review (56 pages, softcover), an annual literary journal of the Paul McGhee Division of the NYU School of Continuing and Professional Studies (NYU-SCPS), which featured the work of 15 emerging writers. Example spread pictured here.
    During a stint at NYU (New York University) I had the pleasure of designing DOVETAIL: The McGhee Review (56 pages, softcover), an annual literary journal of the Paul McGhee Division of the NYU School of Continuing and Professional Studies (NYU-SCPS), which featured the work of 15 emerging writers. Example spread pictured here.
  • During a stint at NYU (New York University) I had the pleasure of designing DOVETAIL: The McGhee Review (56 pages, softcover), an annual literary journal of the Paul McGhee Division of the NYU School of Continuing and Professional Studies (NYU-SCPS), which featured the work of 15 emerging writers. Example spread pictured here.
    During a stint at NYU (New York University) I had the pleasure of designing DOVETAIL: The McGhee Review (56 pages, softcover), an annual literary journal of the Paul McGhee Division of the NYU School of Continuing and Professional Studies (NYU-SCPS), which featured the work of 15 emerging writers. Example spread pictured here.
  • I designed In the Company of Women: 100 Years at the Cosmopolitan Club (110 pages, softcover) in conjunction with Ron Gordon while at The Oliphant Press. Front cover pictured here. / Founded in 1909, The Cosmopolitan Club (or “Cos Club”) is a private social club on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, New York City – "where women of accomplishment enjoy each other's company and pursue their interest in arts and letters, and current events.”
    I designed In the Company of Women: 100 Years at the Cosmopolitan Club (110 pages, softcover) in conjunction with Ron Gordon while at The Oliphant Press. Front cover pictured here. / Founded in 1909, The Cosmopolitan Club (or “Cos Club”) is a private social club on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, New York City – "where women of accomplishment enjoy each other's company and pursue their interest in arts and letters, and current events.”
  • I designed In the Company of Women: 100 Years at the Cosmopolitan Club (110 pages, softcover) in conjunction with Ron Gordon while at The Oliphant Press. Title page spread pictured here. / Founded in 1909, The Cosmopolitan Club (or “Cos Club”) is a private social club on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, New York City – "where women of accomplishment enjoy each other's company and pursue their interest in arts and letters, and current events.”
    I designed In the Company of Women: 100 Years at the Cosmopolitan Club (110 pages, softcover) in conjunction with Ron Gordon while at The Oliphant Press. Title page spread pictured here. / Founded in 1909, The Cosmopolitan Club (or “Cos Club”) is a private social club on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, New York City – "where women of accomplishment enjoy each other's company and pursue their interest in arts and letters, and current events.”
  • I designed In the Company of Women: 100 Years at the Cosmopolitan Club (110 pages, softcover) in conjunction with Ron Gordon while at The Oliphant Press. Example spread pictured here. / Founded in 1909, The Cosmopolitan Club (or “Cos Club”) is a private social club on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, New York City – "where women of accomplishment enjoy each other's company and pursue their interest in arts and letters, and current events.”
    I designed In the Company of Women: 100 Years at the Cosmopolitan Club (110 pages, softcover) in conjunction with Ron Gordon while at The Oliphant Press. Example spread pictured here. / Founded in 1909, The Cosmopolitan Club (or “Cos Club”) is a private social club on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, New York City – "where women of accomplishment enjoy each other's company and pursue their interest in arts and letters, and current events.”
  • I designed In the Company of Women: 100 Years at the Cosmopolitan Club (110 pages, softcover) in conjunction with Ron Gordon while at The Oliphant Press. Example spread pictured here. / Founded in 1909, The Cosmopolitan Club (or “Cos Club”) is a private social club on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, New York City – "where women of accomplishment enjoy each other's company and pursue their interest in arts and letters, and current events.”
    I designed In the Company of Women: 100 Years at the Cosmopolitan Club (110 pages, softcover) in conjunction with Ron Gordon while at The Oliphant Press. Example spread pictured here. / Founded in 1909, The Cosmopolitan Club (or “Cos Club”) is a private social club on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, New York City – "where women of accomplishment enjoy each other's company and pursue their interest in arts and letters, and current events.”
  • I designed Paul Ruxin, The Past as Present: Selected Thoughts & Essays (edited & compiled by Samuel Ellenport & Gordon Pradl, 438 pages, hardcover, cloth binding designed by Sam Ellenport) with Ron Gordon for The Oliphant Press. It celebrates the late Paul Ruxin, a “man of letters,” and was spearheaded by Amherst classmates of his (Ron also being a classmate), who collected and organized his various writings. It also includes a section of remembrances of him at the back, by classmates, family, and friends. Spine and cloth binding pictured here.
    I designed Paul Ruxin, The Past as Present: Selected Thoughts & Essays (edited & compiled by Samuel Ellenport & Gordon Pradl, 438 pages, hardcover, cloth binding designed by Sam Ellenport) with Ron Gordon for The Oliphant Press. It celebrates the late Paul Ruxin, a “man of letters,” and was spearheaded by Amherst classmates of his (Ron also being a classmate), who collected and organized his various writings. It also includes a section of remembrances of him at the back, by classmates, family, and friends. Spine and cloth binding pictured here.
  • I designed Paul Ruxin, The Past as Present: Selected Thoughts & Essays (edited & compiled by Samuel Ellenport & Gordon Pradl, 438 pages, hardcover, cloth binding designed by Sam Ellenport) with Ron Gordon for The Oliphant Press. It celebrates the late Paul Ruxin, a “man of letters,” and was spearheaded by Amherst classmates of his (Ron also being a classmate), who collected and organized his various writings. It also includes a section of remembrances of him at the back, by classmates, family, and friends. Title page spread pictured here.
    I designed Paul Ruxin, The Past as Present: Selected Thoughts & Essays (edited & compiled by Samuel Ellenport & Gordon Pradl, 438 pages, hardcover, cloth binding designed by Sam Ellenport) with Ron Gordon for The Oliphant Press. It celebrates the late Paul Ruxin, a “man of letters,” and was spearheaded by Amherst classmates of his (Ron also being a classmate), who collected and organized his various writings. It also includes a section of remembrances of him at the back, by classmates, family, and friends. Title page spread pictured here.
  • I designed Paul Ruxin, The Past as Present: Selected Thoughts & Essays (edited & compiled by Samuel Ellenport & Gordon Pradl, 438 pages, hardcover, cloth binding designed by Sam Ellenport) with Ron Gordon for The Oliphant Press. It celebrates the late Paul Ruxin, a “man of letters,” and was spearheaded by Amherst classmates of his (Ron also being a classmate), who collected and organized his various writings. It also includes a section of remembrances of him at the back, by classmates, family, and friends. Table of contents pictured here.
    I designed Paul Ruxin, The Past as Present: Selected Thoughts & Essays (edited & compiled by Samuel Ellenport & Gordon Pradl, 438 pages, hardcover, cloth binding designed by Sam Ellenport) with Ron Gordon for The Oliphant Press. It celebrates the late Paul Ruxin, a “man of letters,” and was spearheaded by Amherst classmates of his (Ron also being a classmate), who collected and organized his various writings. It also includes a section of remembrances of him at the back, by classmates, family, and friends. Table of contents pictured here.
  • I designed Paul Ruxin, The Past as Present: Selected Thoughts & Essays (edited & compiled by Samuel Ellenport & Gordon Pradl, 438 pages, hardcover, cloth binding designed by Sam Ellenport) with Ron Gordon for The Oliphant Press. It celebrates the late Paul Ruxin, a “man of letters,” and was spearheaded by Amherst classmates of his (Ron also being a classmate), who collected and organized his various writings. It also includes a section of remembrances of him at the back, by classmates, family, and friends. Section intro spread pictured here.
    I designed Paul Ruxin, The Past as Present: Selected Thoughts & Essays (edited & compiled by Samuel Ellenport & Gordon Pradl, 438 pages, hardcover, cloth binding designed by Sam Ellenport) with Ron Gordon for The Oliphant Press. It celebrates the late Paul Ruxin, a “man of letters,” and was spearheaded by Amherst classmates of his (Ron also being a classmate), who collected and organized his various writings. It also includes a section of remembrances of him at the back, by classmates, family, and friends. Section intro spread pictured here.
  • I designed Paul Ruxin, The Past as Present: Selected Thoughts & Essays (edited & compiled by Samuel Ellenport & Gordon Pradl, 438 pages, hardcover, cloth binding designed by Sam Ellenport) with Ron Gordon for The Oliphant Press. It celebrates the late Paul Ruxin, a “man of letters,” and was spearheaded by Amherst classmates of his (Ron also being a classmate), who collected and organized his various writings. It also includes a section of remembrances of him at the back, by classmates, family, and friends. Example spread pictured here.
    I designed Paul Ruxin, The Past as Present: Selected Thoughts & Essays (edited & compiled by Samuel Ellenport & Gordon Pradl, 438 pages, hardcover, cloth binding designed by Sam Ellenport) with Ron Gordon for The Oliphant Press. It celebrates the late Paul Ruxin, a “man of letters,” and was spearheaded by Amherst classmates of his (Ron also being a classmate), who collected and organized his various writings. It also includes a section of remembrances of him at the back, by classmates, family, and friends. Example spread pictured here.

Report Design

  • An oversized, saddle stitched Annual Report I designed for Leslie-Lohman Museum in SoHo, NYC. Front cover pictured here. / “The Leslie-Lohman Museum is the only dedicated art museum in the world to exhibit and preserve artwork that speaks about the LGBTQ experience.”
    An oversized, saddle stitched Annual Report I designed for Leslie-Lohman Museum in SoHo, NYC. Front cover pictured here. / “The Leslie-Lohman Museum is the only dedicated art museum in the world to exhibit and preserve artwork that speaks about the LGBTQ experience.”
  • An oversized, saddle stitched Annual Report I designed for Leslie-Lohman Museum in SoHo, NYC. Example spread pictured here. / “The Leslie-Lohman Museum is the only dedicated art museum in the world to exhibit and preserve artwork that speaks about the LGBTQ experience.”
    An oversized, saddle stitched Annual Report I designed for Leslie-Lohman Museum in SoHo, NYC. Example spread pictured here. / “The Leslie-Lohman Museum is the only dedicated art museum in the world to exhibit and preserve artwork that speaks about the LGBTQ experience.”
  • An oversized, saddle stitched Annual Report I designed for Leslie-Lohman Museum in SoHo, NYC. Detail of graph pictured here. / “The Leslie-Lohman Museum is the only dedicated art museum in the world to exhibit and preserve artwork that speaks about the LGBTQ experience.”
    An oversized, saddle stitched Annual Report I designed for Leslie-Lohman Museum in SoHo, NYC. Detail of graph pictured here. / “The Leslie-Lohman Museum is the only dedicated art museum in the world to exhibit and preserve artwork that speaks about the LGBTQ experience.”
  • An oversized, saddle stitched Annual Report I designed for Leslie-Lohman Museum in SoHo, NYC. Back cover pictured here. / “The Leslie-Lohman Museum is the only dedicated art museum in the world to exhibit and preserve artwork that speaks about the LGBTQ experience.”
    An oversized, saddle stitched Annual Report I designed for Leslie-Lohman Museum in SoHo, NYC. Back cover pictured here. / “The Leslie-Lohman Museum is the only dedicated art museum in the world to exhibit and preserve artwork that speaks about the LGBTQ experience.”
  • Leon Levy Foundation, The First 10 Years: 2004–2013 (80 pages, softcover) is a 10-year report I designed for the Leon Levy Foundation (front cover pictured here). They hadn’t put together a report like this before and I have had plenty of experience working with foundations on their annual reports, so I was able to help guide them through the process, suggesting content and imagery, and ultimately art directing, typesetting, and designing the whole publication – which was a privilege and honor to do for such an wonderful, philanthropic foundation. / "The Leon Levy Foundation’s mission is to continue Leon Levy’s philanthropic legacy, encouraging and supporting development in six areas: understanding the ancient world; arts and humanities; preservation of nature and gardens; neuroscience research; human rights; and Jewish culture."
    Leon Levy Foundation, The First 10 Years: 2004–2013 (80 pages, softcover) is a 10-year report I designed for the Leon Levy Foundation (front cover pictured here). They hadn’t put together a report like this before and I have had plenty of experience working with foundations on their annual reports, so I was able to help guide them through the process, suggesting content and imagery, and ultimately art directing, typesetting, and designing the whole publication – which was a privilege and honor to do for such an wonderful, philanthropic foundation. / "The Leon Levy Foundation’s mission is to continue Leon Levy’s philanthropic legacy, encouraging and supporting development in six areas: understanding the ancient world; arts and humanities; preservation of nature and gardens; neuroscience research; human rights; and Jewish culture."
  • Leon Levy Foundation, The First 10 Years: 2004–2013 (80 pages, softcover) is a 10-year report I designed for the Leon Levy Foundation (inside front cover and page one pictured here). They hadn’t put together a report like this before and I have had plenty of experience working with foundations on their annual reports, so I was able to help guide them through the process, suggesting content and imagery, and ultimately art directing, typesetting, and designing the whole publication – which was a privilege and honor to do for such an wonderful, philanthropic foundation. / "The Leon Levy Foundation’s mission is to continue Leon Levy’s philanthropic legacy, encouraging and supporting development in six areas: understanding the ancient world; arts and humanities; preservation of nature and gardens; neuroscience research; human rights; and Jewish culture."
    Leon Levy Foundation, The First 10 Years: 2004–2013 (80 pages, softcover) is a 10-year report I designed for the Leon Levy Foundation (inside front cover and page one pictured here). They hadn’t put together a report like this before and I have had plenty of experience working with foundations on their annual reports, so I was able to help guide them through the process, suggesting content and imagery, and ultimately art directing, typesetting, and designing the whole publication – which was a privilege and honor to do for such an wonderful, philanthropic foundation. / "The Leon Levy Foundation’s mission is to continue Leon Levy’s philanthropic legacy, encouraging and supporting development in six areas: understanding the ancient world; arts and humanities; preservation of nature and gardens; neuroscience research; human rights; and Jewish culture."
  • Leon Levy Foundation, The First 10 Years: 2004–2013 (80 pages, softcover) is a 10-year report I designed for the Leon Levy Foundation (intro spread pictured here). They hadn’t put together a report like this before and I have had plenty of experience working with foundations on their annual reports, so I was able to help guide them through the process, suggesting content and imagery, and ultimately art directing, typesetting, and designing the whole publication – which was a privilege and honor to do for such an wonderful, philanthropic foundation. / "The Leon Levy Foundation’s mission is to continue Leon Levy’s philanthropic legacy, encouraging and supporting development in six areas: understanding the ancient world; arts and humanities; preservation of nature and gardens; neuroscience research; human rights; and Jewish culture."
    Leon Levy Foundation, The First 10 Years: 2004–2013 (80 pages, softcover) is a 10-year report I designed for the Leon Levy Foundation (intro spread pictured here). They hadn’t put together a report like this before and I have had plenty of experience working with foundations on their annual reports, so I was able to help guide them through the process, suggesting content and imagery, and ultimately art directing, typesetting, and designing the whole publication – which was a privilege and honor to do for such an wonderful, philanthropic foundation. / "The Leon Levy Foundation’s mission is to continue Leon Levy’s philanthropic legacy, encouraging and supporting development in six areas: understanding the ancient world; arts and humanities; preservation of nature and gardens; neuroscience research; human rights; and Jewish culture."
  • Leon Levy Foundation, The First 10 Years: 2004–2013 (80 pages, softcover) is a 10-year report I designed for the Leon Levy Foundation (example chapter opening spread pictured here). They hadn’t put together a report like this before and I have had plenty of experience working with foundations on their annual reports, so I was able to help guide them through the process, suggesting content and imagery, and ultimately art directing, typesetting, and designing the whole publication – which was a privilege and honor to do for such an wonderful, philanthropic foundation. / "The Leon Levy Foundation’s mission is to continue Leon Levy’s philanthropic legacy, encouraging and supporting development in six areas: understanding the ancient world; arts and humanities; preservation of nature and gardens; neuroscience research; human rights; and Jewish culture."
    Leon Levy Foundation, The First 10 Years: 2004–2013 (80 pages, softcover) is a 10-year report I designed for the Leon Levy Foundation (example chapter opening spread pictured here). They hadn’t put together a report like this before and I have had plenty of experience working with foundations on their annual reports, so I was able to help guide them through the process, suggesting content and imagery, and ultimately art directing, typesetting, and designing the whole publication – which was a privilege and honor to do for such an wonderful, philanthropic foundation. / "The Leon Levy Foundation’s mission is to continue Leon Levy’s philanthropic legacy, encouraging and supporting development in six areas: understanding the ancient world; arts and humanities; preservation of nature and gardens; neuroscience research; human rights; and Jewish culture."
  • Leon Levy Foundation, The First 10 Years: 2004–2013 (80 pages, softcover) is a 10-year report I designed for the Leon Levy Foundation (example spread pictured here). They hadn’t put together a report like this before and I have had plenty of experience working with foundations on their annual reports, so I was able to help guide them through the process, suggesting content and imagery, and ultimately art directing, typesetting, and designing the whole publication – which was a privilege and honor to do for such an wonderful, philanthropic foundation. / "The Leon Levy Foundation’s mission is to continue Leon Levy’s philanthropic legacy, encouraging and supporting development in six areas: understanding the ancient world; arts and humanities; preservation of nature and gardens; neuroscience research; human rights; and Jewish culture."
    Leon Levy Foundation, The First 10 Years: 2004–2013 (80 pages, softcover) is a 10-year report I designed for the Leon Levy Foundation (example spread pictured here). They hadn’t put together a report like this before and I have had plenty of experience working with foundations on their annual reports, so I was able to help guide them through the process, suggesting content and imagery, and ultimately art directing, typesetting, and designing the whole publication – which was a privilege and honor to do for such an wonderful, philanthropic foundation. / "The Leon Levy Foundation’s mission is to continue Leon Levy’s philanthropic legacy, encouraging and supporting development in six areas: understanding the ancient world; arts and humanities; preservation of nature and gardens; neuroscience research; human rights; and Jewish culture."
  • Leon Levy Foundation, The First 10 Years: 2004–2013 (80 pages, softcover) is a 10-year report I designed for the Leon Levy Foundation (example spread pictured here). They hadn’t put together a report like this before and I have had plenty of experience working with foundations on their annual reports, so I was able to help guide them through the process, suggesting content and imagery, and ultimately art directing, typesetting, and designing the whole publication – which was a privilege and honor to do for such an wonderful, philanthropic foundation. / "The Leon Levy Foundation’s mission is to continue Leon Levy’s philanthropic legacy, encouraging and supporting development in six areas: understanding the ancient world; arts and humanities; preservation of nature and gardens; neuroscience research; human rights; and Jewish culture."
    Leon Levy Foundation, The First 10 Years: 2004–2013 (80 pages, softcover) is a 10-year report I designed for the Leon Levy Foundation (example spread pictured here). They hadn’t put together a report like this before and I have had plenty of experience working with foundations on their annual reports, so I was able to help guide them through the process, suggesting content and imagery, and ultimately art directing, typesetting, and designing the whole publication – which was a privilege and honor to do for such an wonderful, philanthropic foundation. / "The Leon Levy Foundation’s mission is to continue Leon Levy’s philanthropic legacy, encouraging and supporting development in six areas: understanding the ancient world; arts and humanities; preservation of nature and gardens; neuroscience research; human rights; and Jewish culture."
  • Leon Levy Foundation, The First 10 Years: 2004–2013 (80 pages, softcover) is a 10-year report I designed for the Leon Levy Foundation (example financial spread pictured here). They hadn’t put together a report like this before and I have had plenty of experience working with foundations on their annual reports, so I was able to help guide them through the process, suggesting content and imagery, and ultimately art directing, typesetting, and designing the whole publication – which was a privilege and honor to do for such an wonderful, philanthropic foundation. / "The Leon Levy Foundation’s mission is to continue Leon Levy’s philanthropic legacy, encouraging and supporting development in six areas: understanding the ancient world; arts and humanities; preservation of nature and gardens; neuroscience research; human rights; and Jewish culture."
    Leon Levy Foundation, The First 10 Years: 2004–2013 (80 pages, softcover) is a 10-year report I designed for the Leon Levy Foundation (example financial spread pictured here). They hadn’t put together a report like this before and I have had plenty of experience working with foundations on their annual reports, so I was able to help guide them through the process, suggesting content and imagery, and ultimately art directing, typesetting, and designing the whole publication – which was a privilege and honor to do for such an wonderful, philanthropic foundation. / "The Leon Levy Foundation’s mission is to continue Leon Levy’s philanthropic legacy, encouraging and supporting development in six areas: understanding the ancient world; arts and humanities; preservation of nature and gardens; neuroscience research; human rights; and Jewish culture."
  • Leon Levy Foundation, The First 10 Years: 2004–2013 (80 pages, softcover) is a 10-year report I designed for the Leon Levy Foundation (example spread with graph pictured here). They hadn’t put together a report like this before and I have had plenty of experience working with foundations on their annual reports, so I was able to help guide them through the process, suggesting content and imagery, and ultimately art directing, typesetting, and designing the whole publication – which was a privilege and honor to do for such an wonderful, philanthropic foundation. / "The Leon Levy Foundation’s mission is to continue Leon Levy’s philanthropic legacy, encouraging and supporting development in six areas: understanding the ancient world; arts and humanities; preservation of nature and gardens; neuroscience research; human rights; and Jewish culture."
    Leon Levy Foundation, The First 10 Years: 2004–2013 (80 pages, softcover) is a 10-year report I designed for the Leon Levy Foundation (example spread with graph pictured here). They hadn’t put together a report like this before and I have had plenty of experience working with foundations on their annual reports, so I was able to help guide them through the process, suggesting content and imagery, and ultimately art directing, typesetting, and designing the whole publication – which was a privilege and honor to do for such an wonderful, philanthropic foundation. / "The Leon Levy Foundation’s mission is to continue Leon Levy’s philanthropic legacy, encouraging and supporting development in six areas: understanding the ancient world; arts and humanities; preservation of nature and gardens; neuroscience research; human rights; and Jewish culture."

Event Invitation Design

  • I designed the invitation for the Caron New York 2019 Annual Gala, as I have for the last several years. The design utilizes details of a drawing of their office building and some simple NYC skyline drawings that I made. Front panel pictured here. / “With more than 60 years in the field, Caron Treatment Centers provide lifesaving addiction and behavioral healthcare treatment. Caron offers an extensive continuum for adolescents, young adults, adults, older adults and specialty programs for executives, healthcare professionals, legal professionals, chronic pain and opioid use disorder."
    I designed the invitation for the Caron New York 2019 Annual Gala, as I have for the last several years. The design utilizes details of a drawing of their office building and some simple NYC skyline drawings that I made. Front panel pictured here. / “With more than 60 years in the field, Caron Treatment Centers provide lifesaving addiction and behavioral healthcare treatment. Caron offers an extensive continuum for adolescents, young adults, adults, older adults and specialty programs for executives, healthcare professionals, legal professionals, chronic pain and opioid use disorder."
  • I designed the invitation for the Caron New York 2019 Annual Gala, as I have for the last several years. The design utilizes details of a drawing of their office building and some simple NYC skyline drawings that I made. Inside left panel pictured here. / “With more than 60 years in the field, Caron Treatment Centers provide lifesaving addiction and behavioral healthcare treatment. Caron offers an extensive continuum for adolescents, young adults, adults, older adults and specialty programs for executives, healthcare professionals, legal professionals, chronic pain and opioid use disorder."
    I designed the invitation for the Caron New York 2019 Annual Gala, as I have for the last several years. The design utilizes details of a drawing of their office building and some simple NYC skyline drawings that I made. Inside left panel pictured here. / “With more than 60 years in the field, Caron Treatment Centers provide lifesaving addiction and behavioral healthcare treatment. Caron offers an extensive continuum for adolescents, young adults, adults, older adults and specialty programs for executives, healthcare professionals, legal professionals, chronic pain and opioid use disorder."
  • I designed the invitation for the Caron New York 2019 Annual Gala, as I have for the last several years. The design utilizes details of a drawing of their office building and some simple NYC skyline drawings that I made. Detail of center panel pictured here. / “With more than 60 years in the field, Caron Treatment Centers provide lifesaving addiction and behavioral healthcare treatment. Caron offers an extensive continuum for adolescents, young adults, adults, older adults and specialty programs for executives, healthcare professionals, legal professionals, chronic pain and opioid use disorder."
    I designed the invitation for the Caron New York 2019 Annual Gala, as I have for the last several years. The design utilizes details of a drawing of their office building and some simple NYC skyline drawings that I made. Detail of center panel pictured here. / “With more than 60 years in the field, Caron Treatment Centers provide lifesaving addiction and behavioral healthcare treatment. Caron offers an extensive continuum for adolescents, young adults, adults, older adults and specialty programs for executives, healthcare professionals, legal professionals, chronic pain and opioid use disorder."
  • I designed the invitation for the Caron New York 2019 Annual Gala, as I have for the last several years. The design utilizes details of a drawing of their office building and some simple NYC skyline drawings that I made. Inside right panel panel pictured here. / “With more than 60 years in the field, Caron Treatment Centers provide lifesaving addiction and behavioral healthcare treatment. Caron offers an extensive continuum for adolescents, young adults, adults, older adults and specialty programs for executives, healthcare professionals, legal professionals, chronic pain and opioid use disorder."
    I designed the invitation for the Caron New York 2019 Annual Gala, as I have for the last several years. The design utilizes details of a drawing of their office building and some simple NYC skyline drawings that I made. Inside right panel panel pictured here. / “With more than 60 years in the field, Caron Treatment Centers provide lifesaving addiction and behavioral healthcare treatment. Caron offers an extensive continuum for adolescents, young adults, adults, older adults and specialty programs for executives, healthcare professionals, legal professionals, chronic pain and opioid use disorder."
  • I designed the invitation for the Songwriters Hall of Fame's 50th Anniversary Annual Dinner, Induction Ceremony & Awards Presentation, as I have for their annual gala for the last several years. I utilized parts of their logo in the design of their event materials. A die cut on the front panel runs along the pen in their logo. / "SHOF’s ongoing mission is to celebrate and honor the contributions and legacies of songwriters of all genres of music while developing new writing talent through Master Sessions, songwriting craft forums, scholarships and digital initiatives"
    I designed the invitation for the Songwriters Hall of Fame's 50th Anniversary Annual Dinner, Induction Ceremony & Awards Presentation, as I have for their annual gala for the last several years. I utilized parts of their logo in the design of their event materials. A die cut on the front panel runs along the pen in their logo. / "SHOF’s ongoing mission is to celebrate and honor the contributions and legacies of songwriters of all genres of music while developing new writing talent through Master Sessions, songwriting craft forums, scholarships and digital initiatives"
  • I designed the invitation for the Songwriters Hall of Fame's 50th Anniversary Annual Dinner, Induction Ceremony & Awards Presentation, as I have for their annual gala for the last several years. Inside enter panel pictured here. / "SHOF’s ongoing mission is to celebrate and honor the contributions and legacies of songwriters of all genres of music while developing new writing talent through Master Sessions, songwriting craft forums, scholarships and digital initiatives"
    I designed the invitation for the Songwriters Hall of Fame's 50th Anniversary Annual Dinner, Induction Ceremony & Awards Presentation, as I have for their annual gala for the last several years. Inside enter panel pictured here. / "SHOF’s ongoing mission is to celebrate and honor the contributions and legacies of songwriters of all genres of music while developing new writing talent through Master Sessions, songwriting craft forums, scholarships and digital initiatives"
  • I designed the invitation for the Songwriters Hall of Fame's 50th Anniversary Annual Dinner, Induction Ceremony & Awards Presentation, as I have for their annual gala for the last several years. Detail of inside left panel pictured here. / "SHOF’s ongoing mission is to celebrate and honor the contributions and legacies of songwriters of all genres of music while developing new writing talent through Master Sessions, songwriting craft forums, scholarships and digital initiatives"
    I designed the invitation for the Songwriters Hall of Fame's 50th Anniversary Annual Dinner, Induction Ceremony & Awards Presentation, as I have for their annual gala for the last several years. Detail of inside left panel pictured here. / "SHOF’s ongoing mission is to celebrate and honor the contributions and legacies of songwriters of all genres of music while developing new writing talent through Master Sessions, songwriting craft forums, scholarships and digital initiatives"
  • I designed the invitation for the Songwriters Hall of Fame's 50th Anniversary Annual Dinner, Induction Ceremony & Awards Presentation, as I have for their annual gala for the last several years. Detail of inside right panel pictured here. / "SHOF’s ongoing mission is to celebrate and honor the contributions and legacies of songwriters of all genres of music while developing new writing talent through Master Sessions, songwriting craft forums, scholarships and digital initiatives"
    I designed the invitation for the Songwriters Hall of Fame's 50th Anniversary Annual Dinner, Induction Ceremony & Awards Presentation, as I have for their annual gala for the last several years. Detail of inside right panel pictured here. / "SHOF’s ongoing mission is to celebrate and honor the contributions and legacies of songwriters of all genres of music while developing new writing talent through Master Sessions, songwriting craft forums, scholarships and digital initiatives"
  • I designed the invitation for the Songwriters Hall of Fame's 50th Anniversary Annual Dinner, Induction Ceremony & Awards Presentation, as I have for their annual gala for the last several years. Back panel pictured here. / "SHOF’s ongoing mission is to celebrate and honor the contributions and legacies of songwriters of all genres of music while developing new writing talent through Master Sessions, songwriting craft forums, scholarships and digital initiatives"
    I designed the invitation for the Songwriters Hall of Fame's 50th Anniversary Annual Dinner, Induction Ceremony & Awards Presentation, as I have for their annual gala for the last several years. Back panel pictured here. / "SHOF’s ongoing mission is to celebrate and honor the contributions and legacies of songwriters of all genres of music while developing new writing talent through Master Sessions, songwriting craft forums, scholarships and digital initiatives"
  • An evite I designed for the Leon Levy Fellows in Neuroscience Symposium held annually in New York City. / “Established to further Leon Levy’s interest in studies of the mind, brain, and behavior, our Fellowships at five eminent New York City institutions support exceptional young researchers in a wide range of fields as they pursue innovative investigations in neuroscience and advance their careers toward independent research. The #LeonLevyFellowship is awarded by Columbia University Irving Medical Center, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, NYU Langone Health, The Rockefeller University, and Weill Cornell Medicine.”
    An evite I designed for the Leon Levy Fellows in Neuroscience Symposium held annually in New York City. / “Established to further Leon Levy’s interest in studies of the mind, brain, and behavior, our Fellowships at five eminent New York City institutions support exceptional young researchers in a wide range of fields as they pursue innovative investigations in neuroscience and advance their careers toward independent research. The #LeonLevyFellowship is awarded by Columbia University Irving Medical Center, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, NYU Langone Health, The Rockefeller University, and Weill Cornell Medicine.”
  • An invitation I designed for the The Gordon Parks Foundation’s Annual Awards Dinner & Auction. The Foundation has a pretty strict style guide that makes for an identifiable and elegant look. Front panel pictured here. / "The Gordon Parks Foundation permanently preserves the work of Gordon Parks, makes it available to the public through exhibitions, books, and electronic media and supports artistic and educational activities that advance what Gordon described as 'the common search for a better life and a better world.'"
    An invitation I designed for the The Gordon Parks Foundation’s Annual Awards Dinner & Auction. The Foundation has a pretty strict style guide that makes for an identifiable and elegant look. Front panel pictured here. / "The Gordon Parks Foundation permanently preserves the work of Gordon Parks, makes it available to the public through exhibitions, books, and electronic media and supports artistic and educational activities that advance what Gordon described as 'the common search for a better life and a better world.'"
  • An invitation I designed for the The Gordon Parks Foundation’s Annual Awards Dinner & Auction. The Foundation has a pretty strict style guide that makes for an identifiable and elegant look. Inside spread pictured here. / "The Gordon Parks Foundation permanently preserves the work of Gordon Parks, makes it available to the public through exhibitions, books, and electronic media and supports artistic and educational activities that advance what Gordon described as 'the common search for a better life and a better world.'"
    An invitation I designed for the The Gordon Parks Foundation’s Annual Awards Dinner & Auction. The Foundation has a pretty strict style guide that makes for an identifiable and elegant look. Inside spread pictured here. / "The Gordon Parks Foundation permanently preserves the work of Gordon Parks, makes it available to the public through exhibitions, books, and electronic media and supports artistic and educational activities that advance what Gordon described as 'the common search for a better life and a better world.'"
  • An invitation I designed for the The Gordon Parks Foundation’s Annual Awards Dinner & Auction. The Foundation has a pretty strict style guide that makes for an identifiable and elegant look. Detail of inside right panel pictured here. / "The Gordon Parks Foundation permanently preserves the work of Gordon Parks, makes it available to the public through exhibitions, books, and electronic media and supports artistic and educational activities that advance what Gordon described as 'the common search for a better life and a better world.'"
    An invitation I designed for the The Gordon Parks Foundation’s Annual Awards Dinner & Auction. The Foundation has a pretty strict style guide that makes for an identifiable and elegant look. Detail of inside right panel pictured here. / "The Gordon Parks Foundation permanently preserves the work of Gordon Parks, makes it available to the public through exhibitions, books, and electronic media and supports artistic and educational activities that advance what Gordon described as 'the common search for a better life and a better world.'"
  • I designed the invitation for the Foundation for Jewish Culture’s 50th Anniversary Jewish Cultural Achievements Awards in Los Angeles. Front panel pictured here. / "Founded in 1960, the Foundation for Jewish Culture supports writers, filmmakers, artists, composers, choreographers, and scholars, with grants and awards in the arts and humanities, and by sponsoring programs and national and international conferences. I was always happy to help the Foundation with a variety of projects and would love to work with similar organizations"
    I designed the invitation for the Foundation for Jewish Culture’s 50th Anniversary Jewish Cultural Achievements Awards in Los Angeles. Front panel pictured here. / "Founded in 1960, the Foundation for Jewish Culture supports writers, filmmakers, artists, composers, choreographers, and scholars, with grants and awards in the arts and humanities, and by sponsoring programs and national and international conferences. I was always happy to help the Foundation with a variety of projects and would love to work with similar organizations"
  • I designed the invitation for the Foundation for Jewish Culture’s 50th Anniversary Jewish Cultural Achievements Awards in Los Angeles. Inside right panel pictured here. / "Founded in 1960, the Foundation for Jewish Culture supports writers, filmmakers, artists, composers, choreographers, and scholars, with grants and awards in the arts and humanities, and by sponsoring programs and national and international conferences. I was always happy to help the Foundation with a variety of projects and would love to work with similar organizations"
    I designed the invitation for the Foundation for Jewish Culture’s 50th Anniversary Jewish Cultural Achievements Awards in Los Angeles. Inside right panel pictured here. / "Founded in 1960, the Foundation for Jewish Culture supports writers, filmmakers, artists, composers, choreographers, and scholars, with grants and awards in the arts and humanities, and by sponsoring programs and national and international conferences. I was always happy to help the Foundation with a variety of projects and would love to work with similar organizations"
  • I designed the invitation for the Foundation for Jewish Culture’s 50th Anniversary Jewish Cultural Achievements Awards in Los Angeles. Back panel pictured here. / "Founded in 1960, the Foundation for Jewish Culture supports writers, filmmakers, artists, composers, choreographers, and scholars, with grants and awards in the arts and humanities, and by sponsoring programs and national and international conferences. I was always happy to help the Foundation with a variety of projects and would love to work with similar organizations"
    I designed the invitation for the Foundation for Jewish Culture’s 50th Anniversary Jewish Cultural Achievements Awards in Los Angeles. Back panel pictured here. / "Founded in 1960, the Foundation for Jewish Culture supports writers, filmmakers, artists, composers, choreographers, and scholars, with grants and awards in the arts and humanities, and by sponsoring programs and national and international conferences. I was always happy to help the Foundation with a variety of projects and would love to work with similar organizations"
  • I designed this barrel-folded, vellum invitation for Cambridge in America’s May Ball: A Night in Treme, which was held at Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall, while at The Oliphant Press. I love vellum and finding ways to play with space in two-dimensional projects. It printed in a rich, Mardi Gras purple and metallic silver.
    I designed this barrel-folded, vellum invitation for Cambridge in America’s May Ball: A Night in Treme, which was held at Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall, while at The Oliphant Press. I love vellum and finding ways to play with space in two-dimensional projects. It printed in a rich, Mardi Gras purple and metallic silver.
  • I designed this barrel-folded, vellum invitation for Cambridge in America’s May Ball: A Night in Treme, which was held at Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall, while at The Oliphant Press. I love vellum and finding ways to play with space in two-dimensional projects. It printed in a rich, Mardi Gras purple and metallic silver.
    I designed this barrel-folded, vellum invitation for Cambridge in America’s May Ball: A Night in Treme, which was held at Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall, while at The Oliphant Press. I love vellum and finding ways to play with space in two-dimensional projects. It printed in a rich, Mardi Gras purple and metallic silver.
  • I designed this barrel-folded, vellum invitation for Cambridge in America’s May Ball: A Night in Treme, which was held at Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall, while at The Oliphant Press. I love vellum and finding ways to play with space in two-dimensional projects. It printed in a rich, Mardi Gras purple and metallic silver. Detail of center panel pictured here.
    I designed this barrel-folded, vellum invitation for Cambridge in America’s May Ball: A Night in Treme, which was held at Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall, while at The Oliphant Press. I love vellum and finding ways to play with space in two-dimensional projects. It printed in a rich, Mardi Gras purple and metallic silver. Detail of center panel pictured here.
  • I designed the invitation for Cambridge University in America's 800th Anniversary Gala while at The Oliphant Press. I deconstructed their coat of arms, using a few of its lions enlarged on the first few panels reproduced in metallic gold embossing. We also embossed the lions and other elements in the full image of the shield on the center panel of the invite. It was a tricky process but turned out beautifully. The “800 Years” angle was so staggering I proposed a cover that just said “800,” with one of the crest lions below it. Front of invite pictured here.
    I designed the invitation for Cambridge University in America's 800th Anniversary Gala while at The Oliphant Press. I deconstructed their coat of arms, using a few of its lions enlarged on the first few panels reproduced in metallic gold embossing. We also embossed the lions and other elements in the full image of the shield on the center panel of the invite. It was a tricky process but turned out beautifully. The “800 Years” angle was so staggering I proposed a cover that just said “800,” with one of the crest lions below it. Front of invite pictured here.
  • I designed the invitation for Cambridge University in America's 800th Anniversary Gala while at The Oliphant Press. I deconstructed their coat of arms, using a few of its lions enlarged on the first few panels reproduced in metallic gold embossing. We also embossed the lions and other elements in the full image of the shield on the center panel of the invite. It was a tricky process but turned out beautifully. The “800 Years” angle was so staggering I proposed a cover that just said “800,” with one of the crest lions below it.
    I designed the invitation for Cambridge University in America's 800th Anniversary Gala while at The Oliphant Press. I deconstructed their coat of arms, using a few of its lions enlarged on the first few panels reproduced in metallic gold embossing. We also embossed the lions and other elements in the full image of the shield on the center panel of the invite. It was a tricky process but turned out beautifully. The “800 Years” angle was so staggering I proposed a cover that just said “800,” with one of the crest lions below it.
  • I designed the invitation for Cambridge University in America's 800th Anniversary Gala while at The Oliphant Press. I deconstructed their coat of arms, using a few of its lions enlarged on the first few panels reproduced in metallic gold embossing. We also embossed the lions and other elements in the full image of the shield on the center panel of the invite. It was a tricky process but turned out beautifully. The “800 Years” angle was so staggering I proposed a cover that just said “800,” with one of the crest lions below it. Inside spread pictured here.
    I designed the invitation for Cambridge University in America's 800th Anniversary Gala while at The Oliphant Press. I deconstructed their coat of arms, using a few of its lions enlarged on the first few panels reproduced in metallic gold embossing. We also embossed the lions and other elements in the full image of the shield on the center panel of the invite. It was a tricky process but turned out beautifully. The “800 Years” angle was so staggering I proposed a cover that just said “800,” with one of the crest lions below it. Inside spread pictured here.
  • I designed this invitation for The Frick Collection's Preview Opening of The International Fine Art Fair at the Park Avenue Armory. It utilizes details of the François Boucher painting Spring (from The Four Seasons). I had the pleasure of designing several event invitations for the The Frick while working with Ron Gordon at The Oliphant Press. They have been a longtime client of Ron’s, since well before I even met Ron. Front panel of invite pictured here.
    I designed this invitation for The Frick Collection's Preview Opening of The International Fine Art Fair at the Park Avenue Armory. It utilizes details of the François Boucher painting Spring (from The Four Seasons). I had the pleasure of designing several event invitations for the The Frick while working with Ron Gordon at The Oliphant Press. They have been a longtime client of Ron’s, since well before I even met Ron. Front panel of invite pictured here.
  • I designed this invitation for The Frick Collection's Preview Opening of The International Fine Art Fair at the Park Avenue Armory. It utilizes details of the François Boucher painting Spring (from The Four Seasons). I had the pleasure of designing several event invitations for the The Frick while working with Ron Gordon at The Oliphant Press. They have been a longtime client of Ron’s, since well before I even met Ron. Inside left panel pictured here.
    I designed this invitation for The Frick Collection's Preview Opening of The International Fine Art Fair at the Park Avenue Armory. It utilizes details of the François Boucher painting Spring (from The Four Seasons). I had the pleasure of designing several event invitations for the The Frick while working with Ron Gordon at The Oliphant Press. They have been a longtime client of Ron’s, since well before I even met Ron. Inside left panel pictured here.
  • I designed this invitation for The Frick Collection's Preview Opening of The International Fine Art Fair at the Park Avenue Armory. It utilizes details of the François Boucher painting Spring (from The Four Seasons). I had the pleasure of designing several event invitations for the The Frick while working with Ron Gordon at The Oliphant Press. They have been a longtime client of Ron’s, since well before I even met Ron. Inside right panel pictured here.
    I designed this invitation for The Frick Collection's Preview Opening of The International Fine Art Fair at the Park Avenue Armory. It utilizes details of the François Boucher painting Spring (from The Four Seasons). I had the pleasure of designing several event invitations for the The Frick while working with Ron Gordon at The Oliphant Press. They have been a longtime client of Ron’s, since well before I even met Ron. Inside right panel pictured here.
  • I designed this invitation for The Frick Collection's Preview Opening of The International Fine Art Fair at the Park Avenue Armory. It utilizes details of the François Boucher painting Spring (from The Four Seasons). I had the pleasure of designing several event invitations for the The Frick while working with Ron Gordon at The Oliphant Press. They have been a longtime client of Ron’s, since well before I even met Ron. Back panel of invite pictured here.
    I designed this invitation for The Frick Collection's Preview Opening of The International Fine Art Fair at the Park Avenue Armory. It utilizes details of the François Boucher painting Spring (from The Four Seasons). I had the pleasure of designing several event invitations for the The Frick while working with Ron Gordon at The Oliphant Press. They have been a longtime client of Ron’s, since well before I even met Ron. Back panel of invite pictured here.
  • I designed this gatefold invitation for The Covenant Foundation’s Annual Covenant Awards Dinner while at The Oliphant Press. The Foundation uses an engraving by Leonard Baskin of a pomegranate as their logo. The invite design utilizes a metallic Pantone ink for the name of the event across the inside left and center panels. Front of invite pictured here. / “The Covenant Foundation recognizes the diversity of strengths within the field of #JewishEducation in North America, across all denominations and settings. By honoring outstanding #JewishEducators and supporting creative approaches to programming, the Foundation works to strengthen educational endeavors that perpetuate the identity, continuity and heritage of the Jewish people.”
    I designed this gatefold invitation for The Covenant Foundation’s Annual Covenant Awards Dinner while at The Oliphant Press. The Foundation uses an engraving by Leonard Baskin of a pomegranate as their logo. The invite design utilizes a metallic Pantone ink for the name of the event across the inside left and center panels. Front of invite pictured here. / “The Covenant Foundation recognizes the diversity of strengths within the field of #JewishEducation in North America, across all denominations and settings. By honoring outstanding #JewishEducators and supporting creative approaches to programming, the Foundation works to strengthen educational endeavors that perpetuate the identity, continuity and heritage of the Jewish people.”
  • I designed this gatefold invitation for The Covenant Foundation’s Annual Covenant Awards Dinner while at The Oliphant Press. The Foundation uses an engraving by Leonard Baskin of a pomegranate as their logo. The invite design utilizes a metallic Pantone ink for the name of the event across the inside left and center panels. / “The Covenant Foundation recognizes the diversity of strengths within the field of #JewishEducation in North America, across all denominations and settings. By honoring outstanding #JewishEducators and supporting creative approaches to programming, the Foundation works to strengthen educational endeavors that perpetuate the identity, continuity and heritage of the Jewish people.”
    I designed this gatefold invitation for The Covenant Foundation’s Annual Covenant Awards Dinner while at The Oliphant Press. The Foundation uses an engraving by Leonard Baskin of a pomegranate as their logo. The invite design utilizes a metallic Pantone ink for the name of the event across the inside left and center panels. / “The Covenant Foundation recognizes the diversity of strengths within the field of #JewishEducation in North America, across all denominations and settings. By honoring outstanding #JewishEducators and supporting creative approaches to programming, the Foundation works to strengthen educational endeavors that perpetuate the identity, continuity and heritage of the Jewish people.”
  • I designed this gatefold invitation for The Covenant Foundation’s Annual Covenant Awards Dinner while at The Oliphant Press. The Foundation uses an engraving by Leonard Baskin of a pomegranate as their logo. The invite design utilizes a metallic Pantone ink for the name of the event across the inside left and center panels. Center and inside right panels pictured here. / “The Covenant Foundation recognizes the diversity of strengths within the field of #JewishEducation in North America, across all denominations and settings. By honoring outstanding #JewishEducators and supporting creative approaches to programming, the Foundation works to strengthen educational endeavors that perpetuate the identity, continuity and heritage of the Jewish people.”
    I designed this gatefold invitation for The Covenant Foundation’s Annual Covenant Awards Dinner while at The Oliphant Press. The Foundation uses an engraving by Leonard Baskin of a pomegranate as their logo. The invite design utilizes a metallic Pantone ink for the name of the event across the inside left and center panels. Center and inside right panels pictured here. / “The Covenant Foundation recognizes the diversity of strengths within the field of #JewishEducation in North America, across all denominations and settings. By honoring outstanding #JewishEducators and supporting creative approaches to programming, the Foundation works to strengthen educational endeavors that perpetuate the identity, continuity and heritage of the Jewish people.”
  • One of several invitations I designed for the National Book Foundation’s Annual National Book Awards Gala while at The Oliphant Press. The Foundation’s director at the time, author Neil Baldwin, wanted the invite to capture the hustle and bustle of New York City, so I took my camera to Times Square and took a bunch of photographs to use on each panel of the invite. Front panel pictured here. / "The National Book Foundation is a nonprofit organization established to raise the cultural appreciation of great writing in America."
    One of several invitations I designed for the National Book Foundation’s Annual National Book Awards Gala while at The Oliphant Press. The Foundation’s director at the time, author Neil Baldwin, wanted the invite to capture the hustle and bustle of New York City, so I took my camera to Times Square and took a bunch of photographs to use on each panel of the invite. Front panel pictured here. / "The National Book Foundation is a nonprofit organization established to raise the cultural appreciation of great writing in America."
  • One of several invitations I designed for the National Book Foundation’s Annual National Book Awards Gala while at The Oliphant Press. The Foundation’s director at the time, author Neil Baldwin, wanted the invite to capture the hustle and bustle of New York City, so I took my camera to Times Square and took a bunch of photographs to use on each panel of the invite. / "The National Book Foundation is a nonprofit organization established to raise the cultural appreciation of great writing in America."
    One of several invitations I designed for the National Book Foundation’s Annual National Book Awards Gala while at The Oliphant Press. The Foundation’s director at the time, author Neil Baldwin, wanted the invite to capture the hustle and bustle of New York City, so I took my camera to Times Square and took a bunch of photographs to use on each panel of the invite. / "The National Book Foundation is a nonprofit organization established to raise the cultural appreciation of great writing in America."
  • One of several invitations I designed for the National Book Foundation’s Annual National Book Awards Gala while at The Oliphant Press. The Foundation’s director at the time, author Neil Baldwin, wanted the invite to capture the hustle and bustle of New York City, so I took my camera to Times Square and took a bunch of photographs to use on each panel of the invite. Inside center panel pictured here. / "The National Book Foundation is a nonprofit organization established to raise the cultural appreciation of great writing in America."
    One of several invitations I designed for the National Book Foundation’s Annual National Book Awards Gala while at The Oliphant Press. The Foundation’s director at the time, author Neil Baldwin, wanted the invite to capture the hustle and bustle of New York City, so I took my camera to Times Square and took a bunch of photographs to use on each panel of the invite. Inside center panel pictured here. / "The National Book Foundation is a nonprofit organization established to raise the cultural appreciation of great writing in America."
  • I designed this invitation for The Orchestra of St. Luke's Annual Gift of Music Gala while at The Oliphant Press. That year's gala was held at the Rainbow Room in NYC. The invite was a flat card with a translucent velum gatefold slipcase. An image of conductor’s hands and baton appears in full on the invite and in parts on the slipcase. / "OSL is an American chamber orchestra based in New York City, formed in 1974. They also offer city-wide community and education programs"
    I designed this invitation for The Orchestra of St. Luke's Annual Gift of Music Gala while at The Oliphant Press. That year's gala was held at the Rainbow Room in NYC. The invite was a flat card with a translucent velum gatefold slipcase. An image of conductor’s hands and baton appears in full on the invite and in parts on the slipcase. / "OSL is an American chamber orchestra based in New York City, formed in 1974. They also offer city-wide community and education programs"
  • I designed this invitation for The Orchestra of St. Luke's Annual Gift of Music Gala while at The Oliphant Press. That year's gala was held at the Rainbow Room in NYC. The invite was a flat card with a translucent velum gatefold slipcase. An image of conductor’s hands and baton appears in full on the invite and in parts on the slipcase. / "OSL is an American chamber orchestra based in New York City, formed in 1974. They also offer city-wide community and education programs"
    I designed this invitation for The Orchestra of St. Luke's Annual Gift of Music Gala while at The Oliphant Press. That year's gala was held at the Rainbow Room in NYC. The invite was a flat card with a translucent velum gatefold slipcase. An image of conductor’s hands and baton appears in full on the invite and in parts on the slipcase. / "OSL is an American chamber orchestra based in New York City, formed in 1974. They also offer city-wide community and education programs"
  • I designed this invitation for The Orchestra of St. Luke's Annual Gift of Music Gala while at The Oliphant Press. That year's gala was held at the Rainbow Room in NYC. The invite was a flat card with a translucent velum gatefold slipcase. An image of conductor’s hands and baton appears in full on the invite and in parts on the slipcase. / "OSL is an American chamber orchestra based in New York City, formed in 1974. They also offer city-wide community and education programs"
    I designed this invitation for The Orchestra of St. Luke's Annual Gift of Music Gala while at The Oliphant Press. That year's gala was held at the Rainbow Room in NYC. The invite was a flat card with a translucent velum gatefold slipcase. An image of conductor’s hands and baton appears in full on the invite and in parts on the slipcase. / "OSL is an American chamber orchestra based in New York City, formed in 1974. They also offer city-wide community and education programs"

Fashion Invitation/Promo Design

  • Some minimal, elegant evites I designed for 13 Bonaparte, a Paris-based contemporary label with boutiques also in Los Angeles (1317 E. 7th St. #124) and New York (1 Rivington St.). / "The brand ethos is anchored in explorations of design that defy seasonal boundaries. Focused on expressions of simplicity and functionality, each collection builds on a consistent yet evolving vocabulary."
    Some minimal, elegant evites I designed for 13 Bonaparte, a Paris-based contemporary label with boutiques also in Los Angeles (1317 E. 7th St. #124) and New York (1 Rivington St.). / "The brand ethos is anchored in explorations of design that defy seasonal boundaries. Focused on expressions of simplicity and functionality, each collection builds on a consistent yet evolving vocabulary."
  • Some minimal, elegant evites I designed for 13 Bonaparte, a Paris-based contemporary label with boutiques also in Los Angeles (1317 E. 7th St. #124) and New York (1 Rivington St.). / "The brand ethos is anchored in explorations of design that defy seasonal boundaries. Focused on expressions of simplicity and functionality, each collection builds on a consistent yet evolving vocabulary."
    Some minimal, elegant evites I designed for 13 Bonaparte, a Paris-based contemporary label with boutiques also in Los Angeles (1317 E. 7th St. #124) and New York (1 Rivington St.). / "The brand ethos is anchored in explorations of design that defy seasonal boundaries. Focused on expressions of simplicity and functionality, each collection builds on a consistent yet evolving vocabulary."
  • Invitation I designed for a Zac Posen Spring/SummerCollection presentation at Fashion Week in The Tent at Bryant Park, NYC. Mirrors were an inspiration for the show, so the outside of the invite had a reflective surface – with only their logo on the front and again in reverse on the back. The blue on the inside matched a fabric used in the collection. Front of invite pictured here.
    Invitation I designed for a Zac Posen Spring/SummerCollection presentation at Fashion Week in The Tent at Bryant Park, NYC. Mirrors were an inspiration for the show, so the outside of the invite had a reflective surface – with only their logo on the front and again in reverse on the back. The blue on the inside matched a fabric used in the collection. Front of invite pictured here.
  • Invitation I designed for a Zac Posen Spring/SummerCollection presentation at Fashion Week in The Tent at Bryant Park, NYC. Mirrors were an inspiration for the show, so the outside of the invite had a reflective surface – with only their logo on the front and again in reverse on the back. The blue on the inside matched a fabric used in the collection. Inside of invite pictured here.
    Invitation I designed for a Zac Posen Spring/SummerCollection presentation at Fashion Week in The Tent at Bryant Park, NYC. Mirrors were an inspiration for the show, so the outside of the invite had a reflective surface – with only their logo on the front and again in reverse on the back. The blue on the inside matched a fabric used in the collection. Inside of invite pictured here.
  • Invitation I designed for a Zac Posen Spring/SummerCollection presentation at Fashion Week in The Tent at Bryant Park, NYC. Mirrors were an inspiration for the show, so the outside of the invite had a reflective surface – with only their logo on the front and again in reverse on the back. The blue on the inside matched a fabric used in the collection. Back of invite pictured here.
    Invitation I designed for a Zac Posen Spring/SummerCollection presentation at Fashion Week in The Tent at Bryant Park, NYC. Mirrors were an inspiration for the show, so the outside of the invite had a reflective surface – with only their logo on the front and again in reverse on the back. The blue on the inside matched a fabric used in the collection. Back of invite pictured here.
  • An industry promotional folder I designed Diesel during their King Frank campaign. Front of folder pictured here. / "Diesel is an innovative international lifestyle company, producing a wide-ranging collection of jeans, clothing and accessories"
    An industry promotional folder I designed Diesel during their King Frank campaign. Front of folder pictured here. / "Diesel is an innovative international lifestyle company, producing a wide-ranging collection of jeans, clothing and accessories"
  • An industry promotional folder I designed Diesel during their King Frank campaign. Inside left panel of folder pictured here. / "Diesel is an innovative international lifestyle company, producing a wide-ranging collection of jeans, clothing and accessories"
    An industry promotional folder I designed Diesel during their King Frank campaign. Inside left panel of folder pictured here. / "Diesel is an innovative international lifestyle company, producing a wide-ranging collection of jeans, clothing and accessories"
  • An industry promotional folder I designed Diesel during their King Frank campaign. Inside right panel of folder pictured here. / "Diesel is an innovative international lifestyle company, producing a wide-ranging collection of jeans, clothing and accessories"
    An industry promotional folder I designed Diesel during their King Frank campaign. Inside right panel of folder pictured here. / "Diesel is an innovative international lifestyle company, producing a wide-ranging collection of jeans, clothing and accessories"
  • An invitation I designed for a Fall/Winter collection presentation in NYC by fashion designer Alireza. Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds was an inspiration for the collection, and the invitation. Front of invite pictured here.
    An invitation I designed for a Fall/Winter collection presentation in NYC by fashion designer Alireza. Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds was an inspiration for the collection, and the invitation. Front of invite pictured here.
  • An invitation I designed for a Fall/Winter collection presentation in NYC by fashion designer Alireza. Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds was an inspiration for the collection, and the invitation. Back of invite pictured here.
    An invitation I designed for a Fall/Winter collection presentation in NYC by fashion designer Alireza. Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds was an inspiration for the collection, and the invitation. Back of invite pictured here.
  • An invitation I designed for a Spring/Summer collection presentation in NYC by fashion designer Alireza. The event was produced by MAO public relations. Alireza wanted splashes of red paint on the invite, so I experimented with dripping India ink, scanning the results, then reproduced them in a bright Pantone Red. Front of invite pictured here.
    An invitation I designed for a Spring/Summer collection presentation in NYC by fashion designer Alireza. The event was produced by MAO public relations. Alireza wanted splashes of red paint on the invite, so I experimented with dripping India ink, scanning the results, then reproduced them in a bright Pantone Red. Front of invite pictured here.
  • An invitation I designed for a Spring/Summer collection presentation in NYC by fashion designer Alireza. The event was produced by MAO public relations. Alireza wanted splashes of red paint on the invite, so I experimented with dripping India ink, scanning the results, then reproduced them in a bright Pantone Red. Back of invite pictured here.
    An invitation I designed for a Spring/Summer collection presentation in NYC by fashion designer Alireza. The event was produced by MAO public relations. Alireza wanted splashes of red paint on the invite, so I experimented with dripping India ink, scanning the results, then reproduced them in a bright Pantone Red. Back of invite pictured here.
  • An invitation I designed for a Fall/Winter collection presentation in NYC by fashion designer Alireza. Oscar Wilde was an inspiration for this collection of his and he had the idea of the invite being a like a newspaper, thus “The Alireza Tribune” was born. He supplied me with some invented scandalous period headlines and I had the idea of using Wilde’s preface to his novel The Picture of Dorian Grey to run through all the “articles,” like meaningful “greeking.”
    An invitation I designed for a Fall/Winter collection presentation in NYC by fashion designer Alireza. Oscar Wilde was an inspiration for this collection of his and he had the idea of the invite being a like a newspaper, thus “The Alireza Tribune” was born. He supplied me with some invented scandalous period headlines and I had the idea of using Wilde’s preface to his novel The Picture of Dorian Grey to run through all the “articles,” like meaningful “greeking.”
  • An invitation I designed for one of Antonio Azzuolo’s menswear collection presentations in NYC. Antonio Azzuolo's label (a.a.) is a bespoke and ready-to-wear fashion label. The flat card invitation was printed on textured paper. The minimal, elegant, typographic design reflects Azzuolo’s own design sense.
    An invitation I designed for one of Antonio Azzuolo’s menswear collection presentations in NYC. Antonio Azzuolo's label (a.a.) is a bespoke and ready-to-wear fashion label. The flat card invitation was printed on textured paper. The minimal, elegant, typographic design reflects Azzuolo’s own design sense.

Event Journal/Program Design

  • I designed the program (as well as the invite and other materials) for the Caron New York 2019 Annual Gala, as I have for the last several years. The design utilizes details of a drawing of their office building and some simple NYC skyline drawings that I made. Front of the program pictured here. / “With more than 60 years in the field, Caron Treatment Centers provide lifesaving addiction and behavioral healthcare treatment. Caron offers an extensive continuum for adolescents, young adults, adults, older adults and specialty programs for executives, healthcare professionals, legal professionals, chronic pain and opioid use disorder."
    I designed the program (as well as the invite and other materials) for the Caron New York 2019 Annual Gala, as I have for the last several years. The design utilizes details of a drawing of their office building and some simple NYC skyline drawings that I made. Front of the program pictured here. / “With more than 60 years in the field, Caron Treatment Centers provide lifesaving addiction and behavioral healthcare treatment. Caron offers an extensive continuum for adolescents, young adults, adults, older adults and specialty programs for executives, healthcare professionals, legal professionals, chronic pain and opioid use disorder."
  • I designed the program (as well as the invite and other materials) for the Caron New York 2019 Annual Gala, as I have for the last several years. The design utilizes details of a drawing of their office building and some simple NYC skyline drawings that I made. Intro spread pictured here. / “With more than 60 years in the field, Caron Treatment Centers provide lifesaving addiction and behavioral healthcare treatment. Caron offers an extensive continuum for adolescents, young adults, adults, older adults and specialty programs for executives, healthcare professionals, legal professionals, chronic pain and opioid use disorder."
    I designed the program (as well as the invite and other materials) for the Caron New York 2019 Annual Gala, as I have for the last several years. The design utilizes details of a drawing of their office building and some simple NYC skyline drawings that I made. Intro spread pictured here. / “With more than 60 years in the field, Caron Treatment Centers provide lifesaving addiction and behavioral healthcare treatment. Caron offers an extensive continuum for adolescents, young adults, adults, older adults and specialty programs for executives, healthcare professionals, legal professionals, chronic pain and opioid use disorder."
  • I designed the program (as well as the invite and other materials) for the Songwriters Hall of Fame's 50th Anniversary Annual Dinner, Induction Ceremony & Awards Presentation, as I have for their annual gala for the last several years. I utilized parts of their logo in the design of their event materials. Front of the program pictured here. / "SHOF’s ongoing mission is to celebrate and honor the contributions and legacies of songwriters of all genres of music while developing new writing talent through Master Sessions, songwriting craft forums, scholarships and digital initiatives"
    I designed the program (as well as the invite and other materials) for the Songwriters Hall of Fame's 50th Anniversary Annual Dinner, Induction Ceremony & Awards Presentation, as I have for their annual gala for the last several years. I utilized parts of their logo in the design of their event materials. Front of the program pictured here. / "SHOF’s ongoing mission is to celebrate and honor the contributions and legacies of songwriters of all genres of music while developing new writing talent through Master Sessions, songwriting craft forums, scholarships and digital initiatives"
  • I designed the program (as well as the invite and other materials) for the Songwriters Hall of Fame's 50th Anniversary Annual Dinner, Induction Ceremony & Awards Presentation, as I have for their annual gala for the last several years. I utilized parts of their logo in the design of their event materials. Example spread pictured here. / "SHOF’s ongoing mission is to celebrate and honor the contributions and legacies of songwriters of all genres of music while developing new writing talent through Master Sessions, songwriting craft forums, scholarships and digital initiatives"
    I designed the program (as well as the invite and other materials) for the Songwriters Hall of Fame's 50th Anniversary Annual Dinner, Induction Ceremony & Awards Presentation, as I have for their annual gala for the last several years. I utilized parts of their logo in the design of their event materials. Example spread pictured here. / "SHOF’s ongoing mission is to celebrate and honor the contributions and legacies of songwriters of all genres of music while developing new writing talent through Master Sessions, songwriting craft forums, scholarships and digital initiatives"
  • I designed the program (as well as the invite and other materials) for the Songwriters Hall of Fame's 50th Anniversary Annual Dinner, Induction Ceremony & Awards Presentation, as I have for their annual gala for the last several years. I utilized parts of their logo in the design of their event materials. Example spread pictured here. / "SHOF’s ongoing mission is to celebrate and honor the contributions and legacies of songwriters of all genres of music while developing new writing talent through Master Sessions, songwriting craft forums, scholarships and digital initiatives"
    I designed the program (as well as the invite and other materials) for the Songwriters Hall of Fame's 50th Anniversary Annual Dinner, Induction Ceremony & Awards Presentation, as I have for their annual gala for the last several years. I utilized parts of their logo in the design of their event materials. Example spread pictured here. / "SHOF’s ongoing mission is to celebrate and honor the contributions and legacies of songwriters of all genres of music while developing new writing talent through Master Sessions, songwriting craft forums, scholarships and digital initiatives"
  • I designed the program (as well as the invite and other materials) for the Songwriters Hall of Fame's 50th Anniversary Annual Dinner, Induction Ceremony & Awards Presentation, as I have for their annual gala for the last several years. I utilized parts of their logo in the design of their event materials. Example spread pictured here. / "SHOF’s ongoing mission is to celebrate and honor the contributions and legacies of songwriters of all genres of music while developing new writing talent through Master Sessions, songwriting craft forums, scholarships and digital initiatives"
    I designed the program (as well as the invite and other materials) for the Songwriters Hall of Fame's 50th Anniversary Annual Dinner, Induction Ceremony & Awards Presentation, as I have for their annual gala for the last several years. I utilized parts of their logo in the design of their event materials. Example spread pictured here. / "SHOF’s ongoing mission is to celebrate and honor the contributions and legacies of songwriters of all genres of music while developing new writing talent through Master Sessions, songwriting craft forums, scholarships and digital initiatives"
  • I designed this auction catalog (as well as the invite and other materials) for the The Gordon Parks Foundation’s Annual Awards Dinner & Auction. The Foundation has a pretty strict style guide that makes for an identifiable and elegant look. Front cover pictured here features one of Park's own photograph. / "The Gordon Parks Foundation permanently preserves the work of Gordon Parks, makes it available to the public through exhibitions, books, and electronic media and supports artistic and educational activities that advance what Gordon described as 'the common search for a better life and a better world.'"
    I designed this auction catalog (as well as the invite and other materials) for the The Gordon Parks Foundation’s Annual Awards Dinner & Auction. The Foundation has a pretty strict style guide that makes for an identifiable and elegant look. Front cover pictured here features one of Park's own photograph. / "The Gordon Parks Foundation permanently preserves the work of Gordon Parks, makes it available to the public through exhibitions, books, and electronic media and supports artistic and educational activities that advance what Gordon described as 'the common search for a better life and a better world.'"
  • I designed this auction catalog (as well as the invite and other materials) for the The Gordon Parks Foundation’s Annual Awards Dinner & Auction. The Foundation has a pretty strict style guide that makes for an identifiable and elegant look. Example inside spread pictured here. / "The Gordon Parks Foundation permanently preserves the work of Gordon Parks, makes it available to the public through exhibitions, books, and electronic media and supports artistic and educational activities that advance what Gordon described as 'the common search for a better life and a better world.'"
    I designed this auction catalog (as well as the invite and other materials) for the The Gordon Parks Foundation’s Annual Awards Dinner & Auction. The Foundation has a pretty strict style guide that makes for an identifiable and elegant look. Example inside spread pictured here. / "The Gordon Parks Foundation permanently preserves the work of Gordon Parks, makes it available to the public through exhibitions, books, and electronic media and supports artistic and educational activities that advance what Gordon described as 'the common search for a better life and a better world.'"
  • I designed this auction catalog (as well as the invite and other materials) for the The Gordon Parks Foundation’s Annual Awards Dinner & Auction. The Foundation has a pretty strict style guide that makes for an identifiable and elegant look. Example inside spread pictured here. / "The Gordon Parks Foundation permanently preserves the work of Gordon Parks, makes it available to the public through exhibitions, books, and electronic media and supports artistic and educational activities that advance what Gordon described as 'the common search for a better life and a better world.'"
    I designed this auction catalog (as well as the invite and other materials) for the The Gordon Parks Foundation’s Annual Awards Dinner & Auction. The Foundation has a pretty strict style guide that makes for an identifiable and elegant look. Example inside spread pictured here. / "The Gordon Parks Foundation permanently preserves the work of Gordon Parks, makes it available to the public through exhibitions, books, and electronic media and supports artistic and educational activities that advance what Gordon described as 'the common search for a better life and a better world.'"
  • I designed this program for the National Book Foundation’s 60th Annual National Book Awards held at Cipriani Wall Street, NYC. I was lucky enough to get to design the materials for several National Book Awards while at The Oliphant Press. Front cover of program pictured here. / "The National Book Foundation is a nonprofit organization established to raise the cultural appreciation of great writing in America."
    I designed this program for the National Book Foundation’s 60th Annual National Book Awards held at Cipriani Wall Street, NYC. I was lucky enough to get to design the materials for several National Book Awards while at The Oliphant Press. Front cover of program pictured here. / "The National Book Foundation is a nonprofit organization established to raise the cultural appreciation of great writing in America."
  • I designed this program for the National Book Foundation’s 60th Annual National Book Awards held at Cipriani Wall Street, NYC. I was lucky enough to get to design the materials for several National Book Awards while at The Oliphant Press. Example inside spread pictured here. / "The National Book Foundation is a nonprofit organization established to raise the cultural appreciation of great writing in America."
    I designed this program for the National Book Foundation’s 60th Annual National Book Awards held at Cipriani Wall Street, NYC. I was lucky enough to get to design the materials for several National Book Awards while at The Oliphant Press. Example inside spread pictured here. / "The National Book Foundation is a nonprofit organization established to raise the cultural appreciation of great writing in America."
  • I designed this program for the National Book Foundation’s 60th Annual National Book Awards held at Cipriani Wall Street, NYC. I was lucky enough to get to design the materials for several National Book Awards while at The Oliphant Press. Example inside spread pictured here. / "The National Book Foundation is a nonprofit organization established to raise the cultural appreciation of great writing in America."
    I designed this program for the National Book Foundation’s 60th Annual National Book Awards held at Cipriani Wall Street, NYC. I was lucky enough to get to design the materials for several National Book Awards while at The Oliphant Press. Example inside spread pictured here. / "The National Book Foundation is a nonprofit organization established to raise the cultural appreciation of great writing in America."
  • I designed the program (as well as the invite and other materials) for Cambridge University in America's 800th Anniversary Gala while at The Oliphant Press. I deconstructed their coat of arms, using a lion from it enlarged on the cover reproduced in metallic gold embossing. We also embossed the lions and other elements in the full image of the shield on the first inside page. It was a tricky process but turned out beautifully. Front of program pictured here.
    I designed the program (as well as the invite and other materials) for Cambridge University in America's 800th Anniversary Gala while at The Oliphant Press. I deconstructed their coat of arms, using a lion from it enlarged on the cover reproduced in metallic gold embossing. We also embossed the lions and other elements in the full image of the shield on the first inside page. It was a tricky process but turned out beautifully. Front of program pictured here.
  • I designed the program (as well as the invite and other materials) for Cambridge University in America's 800th Anniversary Gala while at The Oliphant Press. I deconstructed their coat of arms, using a lion from it enlarged on the cover reproduced in metallic gold embossing. We also embossed the lions and other elements in the full image of the shield on the first inside page. It was a tricky process but turned out beautifully. Program page pictured here.
    I designed the program (as well as the invite and other materials) for Cambridge University in America's 800th Anniversary Gala while at The Oliphant Press. I deconstructed their coat of arms, using a lion from it enlarged on the cover reproduced in metallic gold embossing. We also embossed the lions and other elements in the full image of the shield on the first inside page. It was a tricky process but turned out beautifully. Program page pictured here.
  • I designed the program (as well as the invite and other materials) for Cambridge University in America's 800th Anniversary Gala while at The Oliphant Press. I deconstructed their coat of arms, using a lion from it enlarged on the cover reproduced in metallic gold embossing. We also embossed the lions and other elements in the full image of the shield on the first inside page. It was a tricky process but turned out beautifully. Back of program pictured here.
    I designed the program (as well as the invite and other materials) for Cambridge University in America's 800th Anniversary Gala while at The Oliphant Press. I deconstructed their coat of arms, using a lion from it enlarged on the cover reproduced in metallic gold embossing. We also embossed the lions and other elements in the full image of the shield on the first inside page. It was a tricky process but turned out beautifully. Back of program pictured here.
  • I designed the program (as well as the invite and other materials) for The Orchestra of St. Luke's Gift of Music Gala: Celebrating Arts Learning while at The Oliphant Press. For this year's gala, the focus was on young musicians. They supplied me with a number of photographs of youths in music classes, I came up with a youthful color palette, and drew some shapes to look like crayon drawings and used them as design elements throughout the materials. Program cover pictured here. / "OSL is an American chamber orchestra based in New York City, formed in 1974. They also offer city-wide community and education programs"
    I designed the program (as well as the invite and other materials) for The Orchestra of St. Luke's Gift of Music Gala: Celebrating Arts Learning while at The Oliphant Press. For this year's gala, the focus was on young musicians. They supplied me with a number of photographs of youths in music classes, I came up with a youthful color palette, and drew some shapes to look like crayon drawings and used them as design elements throughout the materials. Program cover pictured here. / "OSL is an American chamber orchestra based in New York City, formed in 1974. They also offer city-wide community and education programs"

  • I designed the program (as well as the invite and other materials) for The Orchestra of St. Luke's Gift of Music Gala: Celebrating Arts Learning while at The Oliphant Press. For this year's gala, the focus was on young musicians. They supplied me with a number of photographs of youths in music classes, I came up with a youthful color palette, and drew some shapes to look like crayon drawings and used them as design elements throughout the materials. Example inside spread pictured here. / "OSL is an American chamber orchestra based in New York City, formed in 1974. They also offer city-wide community and education programs"
    I designed the program (as well as the invite and other materials) for The Orchestra of St. Luke's Gift of Music Gala: Celebrating Arts Learning while at The Oliphant Press. For this year's gala, the focus was on young musicians. They supplied me with a number of photographs of youths in music classes, I came up with a youthful color palette, and drew some shapes to look like crayon drawings and used them as design elements throughout the materials. Example inside spread pictured here. / "OSL is an American chamber orchestra based in New York City, formed in 1974. They also offer city-wide community and education programs"

Postcard/Flyer/Certificate Design

  • A postcard I designed for the Foundation for Jewish Culture's multimedia concert event featuring featuring a new scope by violinist Alicia Svigals for the 1918 silent film The Yellow Ticket staring Pola Negri. Front of postcard pictured here.
    A postcard I designed for the Foundation for Jewish Culture's multimedia concert event featuring featuring a new scope by violinist Alicia Svigals for the 1918 silent film The Yellow Ticket staring Pola Negri. Front of postcard pictured here.
  • A postcard I designed for the Foundation for Jewish Culture's multimedia concert event featuring featuring a new scope by violinist Alicia Svigals for the 1918 silent film The Yellow Ticket staring Pola Negri. Back of postcard pictured here.
    A postcard I designed for the Foundation for Jewish Culture's multimedia concert event featuring featuring a new scope by violinist Alicia Svigals for the 1918 silent film The Yellow Ticket staring Pola Negri. Back of postcard pictured here.
  • A postcard I designed for Columbia University's annual Giving Day (front of postcard pictured here). It was part of a package of materials for which the design elements had already been established. Although I enjoy creative freedom, I have no issue working within established design parameters and even enjoy the challenge.
    A postcard I designed for Columbia University's annual Giving Day (front of postcard pictured here). It was part of a package of materials for which the design elements had already been established. Although I enjoy creative freedom, I have no issue working within established design parameters and even enjoy the challenge.
  • A postcard I designed for Columbia University's annual Giving Day (back of postcard pictured here). It was part of a package of materials for which the design elements had already been established. Although I enjoy creative freedom, I have no issue working within established design parameters and even enjoy the challenge.
    A postcard I designed for Columbia University's annual Giving Day (back of postcard pictured here). It was part of a package of materials for which the design elements had already been established. Although I enjoy creative freedom, I have no issue working within established design parameters and even enjoy the challenge.
  • A promotional postcard I designed for 13 Bonaparte reflecting their minimal aesthetic, 2019. / "13 Bonaparte is a Paris-based contemporary label with boutiques also in Los Angeles (1317 E. 7th St. #124) and New York (1 Rivington St.). The brand ethos is anchored in explorations of design that defy seasonal boundaries. Focused on expressions of simplicity and functionality, each collection builds on a consistent yet evolving vocabulary."
    A promotional postcard I designed for 13 Bonaparte reflecting their minimal aesthetic, 2019. / "13 Bonaparte is a Paris-based contemporary label with boutiques also in Los Angeles (1317 E. 7th St. #124) and New York (1 Rivington St.). The brand ethos is anchored in explorations of design that defy seasonal boundaries. Focused on expressions of simplicity and functionality, each collection builds on a consistent yet evolving vocabulary."
  • Certificates: For years I have been typesetting the NationalBookFoundation’s #NationalBookAwards Certificates. Every year there are five books nominated in each category: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Young People’s Literature, and Translated Literature. I began this annual job while salary-employed at The Oliphant Press and now do them freelance. Ron Gordon, director of The Oliphant Press, came up with the original design, and each year oversees the printing and personally frames each one. Pictured: Framed certificate for Carolyn Forche’s book What You Have Heard is True: A Memoir of Witness and Resistance.
    Certificates: For years I have been typesetting the NationalBookFoundation’s #NationalBookAwards Certificates. Every year there are five books nominated in each category: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Young People’s Literature, and Translated Literature. I began this annual job while salary-employed at The Oliphant Press and now do them freelance. Ron Gordon, director of The Oliphant Press, came up with the original design, and each year oversees the printing and personally frames each one. Pictured: Framed certificate for Carolyn Forche’s book What You Have Heard is True: A Memoir of Witness and Resistance.
  • Some simple but elegant postcards I designed for the Village Zendo Zen Center in SoHo, NYC. / “One? Or Many? Who am I, if not also all beings? Let’s start now, Breathe together, Taking care of Life itself.” – Enkyo Roshi
    Some simple but elegant postcards I designed for the Village Zendo Zen Center in SoHo, NYC. / “One? Or Many? Who am I, if not also all beings? Let’s start now, Breathe together, Taking care of Life itself.” – Enkyo Roshi
  • Digital flyer I designed for Lambda Literary’s annual Writers Retreat for Emerging LGBTQ Voices’ L.A. Reading Series. This was sent out in an email and ran on their site. / "The Writers Retreat for Emerging LGBTQ Voices was established in 2007 and is the first of its kind ever offered to LGBTQ writers: a one-week intensive immersion in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, genre fiction and playwriting. The Retreat is an unparalleled opportunity to be mentored by the very best writers in our community, to develop one’s craft, make connections with publishing industry professionals and build a strong community of peers.”
    Digital flyer I designed for Lambda Literary’s annual Writers Retreat for Emerging LGBTQ Voices’ L.A. Reading Series. This was sent out in an email and ran on their site. / "The Writers Retreat for Emerging LGBTQ Voices was established in 2007 and is the first of its kind ever offered to LGBTQ writers: a one-week intensive immersion in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, genre fiction and playwriting. The Retreat is an unparalleled opportunity to be mentored by the very best writers in our community, to develop one’s craft, make connections with publishing industry professionals and build a strong community of peers.”
  • Hank Henderson was generous enough to let me “take over” his long-standing monthly reading series homo-centric for the launch of the 12th issue of my literary art journal Spunk. I used a photograph I took of some storm clouds in the design of the launch flyer and some surrounding promotion for the issue. The colors and mood matched those in the collage featured on the cover by artist Rafael Santiago. I art direct, edit, curate, write for, design, publish, and distribute each issue of journal.
    Hank Henderson was generous enough to let me “take over” his long-standing monthly reading series homo-centric for the launch of the 12th issue of my literary art journal Spunk. I used a photograph I took of some storm clouds in the design of the launch flyer and some surrounding promotion for the issue. The colors and mood matched those in the collage featured on the cover by artist Rafael Santiago. I art direct, edit, curate, write for, design, publish, and distribute each issue of journal.

Event Signage/Credentials Design

  • Event credential I designed for the 2019 Songwriters Hall of Fame’s Annual Dinner, Induction Ceremony & Awards Presentation. Front of credential pictured here. / SHOF’s ongoing mission is to celebrate and honor the contributions and legacies of songwriters of all genres of music while developing new writing talent through Master Sessions, songwriting craft forums, scholarships and digital initiatives.
    Event credential I designed for the 2019 Songwriters Hall of Fame’s Annual Dinner, Induction Ceremony & Awards Presentation. Front of credential pictured here. / SHOF’s ongoing mission is to celebrate and honor the contributions and legacies of songwriters of all genres of music while developing new writing talent through Master Sessions, songwriting craft forums, scholarships and digital initiatives.
  • Event credential I designed for the 2019 Songwriters Hall of Fame’s Annual Dinner, Induction Ceremony & Awards Presentation. Back of credential pictured here. / SHOF’s ongoing mission is to celebrate and honor the contributions and legacies of songwriters of all genres of music while developing new writing talent through Master Sessions, songwriting craft forums, scholarships and digital initiatives.
    Event credential I designed for the 2019 Songwriters Hall of Fame’s Annual Dinner, Induction Ceremony & Awards Presentation. Back of credential pictured here. / SHOF’s ongoing mission is to celebrate and honor the contributions and legacies of songwriters of all genres of music while developing new writing talent through Master Sessions, songwriting craft forums, scholarships and digital initiatives.
  • Event credentials I designed for the 2019 Songwriters Hall of Fame’s Annual Dinner, Induction Ceremony & Awards Presentation. Fronts of credentials pictured here. / SHOF’s ongoing mission is to celebrate and honor the contributions and legacies of songwriters of all genres of music while developing new writing talent through Master Sessions, songwriting craft forums, scholarships and digital initiatives.
    Event credentials I designed for the 2019 Songwriters Hall of Fame’s Annual Dinner, Induction Ceremony & Awards Presentation. Fronts of credentials pictured here. / SHOF’s ongoing mission is to celebrate and honor the contributions and legacies of songwriters of all genres of music while developing new writing talent through Master Sessions, songwriting craft forums, scholarships and digital initiatives.
  • Event credentials I designed for the 2019 Songwriters Hall of Fame’s Annual Dinner, Induction Ceremony & Awards Presentation. Backs of credentials pictured here. / SHOF’s ongoing mission is to celebrate and honor the contributions and legacies of songwriters of all genres of music while developing new writing talent through Master Sessions, songwriting craft forums, scholarships and digital initiatives.
    Event credentials I designed for the 2019 Songwriters Hall of Fame’s Annual Dinner, Induction Ceremony & Awards Presentation. Backs of credentials pictured here. / SHOF’s ongoing mission is to celebrate and honor the contributions and legacies of songwriters of all genres of music while developing new writing talent through Master Sessions, songwriting craft forums, scholarships and digital initiatives.
  • Example Silent Auction sign I designed for Caron New York 2019 Annual Gala held at Cipriani 42nd Street, NYC.
    Example Silent Auction sign I designed for Caron New York 2019 Annual Gala held at Cipriani 42nd Street, NYC.
  • Podium sign I designed for Caron New York 2019 Annual Gala held at Cipriani 42nd Street, NYC.
    Podium sign I designed for Caron New York 2019 Annual Gala held at Cipriani 42nd Street, NYC.
  • Loston Harris Trio sign I designed for Caron New York 2019 Annual Gala held at Cipriani 42nd Street, NYC.
    Loston Harris Trio sign I designed for Caron New York 2019 Annual Gala held at Cipriani 42nd Street, NYC.

Save-the-Date Design

  • I designed this e-save-the-date (as well as the invite, program, and other materials) for the Songwriters Hall of Fame's 50th Anniversary Annual Dinner, Induction Ceremony & Awards Presentation. / "SHOF’s ongoing mission is to celebrate and honor the contributions and legacies of songwriters of all genres of music while developing new writing talent through Master Sessions, songwriting craft forums, scholarships and digital initiatives"
    I designed this e-save-the-date (as well as the invite, program, and other materials) for the Songwriters Hall of Fame's 50th Anniversary Annual Dinner, Induction Ceremony & Awards Presentation. / "SHOF’s ongoing mission is to celebrate and honor the contributions and legacies of songwriters of all genres of music while developing new writing talent through Master Sessions, songwriting craft forums, scholarships and digital initiatives"
  • I designed this save-the-date postcard for the Foundation for Jewish Culture’s 50th Anniversary Jewish Cultural Achievements Awards in New York. Front of card pictured here. / "Founded in 1960, the Foundation for Jewish Culture supports writers, filmmakers, artists, composers, choreographers, and scholars, with grants and awards in the arts and humanities, and by sponsoring programs and national and international conferences. I was always happy to help the Foundation with a variety of projects and would love to work with similar organizations"
    I designed this save-the-date postcard for the Foundation for Jewish Culture’s 50th Anniversary Jewish Cultural Achievements Awards in New York. Front of card pictured here. / "Founded in 1960, the Foundation for Jewish Culture supports writers, filmmakers, artists, composers, choreographers, and scholars, with grants and awards in the arts and humanities, and by sponsoring programs and national and international conferences. I was always happy to help the Foundation with a variety of projects and would love to work with similar organizations"
  • I designed this save-the-date postcard for the Foundation for Jewish Culture’s 50th Anniversary Jewish Cultural Achievements Awards in New York. Back of card pictured here. / "Founded in 1960, the Foundation for Jewish Culture supports writers, filmmakers, artists, composers, choreographers, and scholars, with grants and awards in the arts and humanities, and by sponsoring programs and national and international conferences. I was always happy to help the Foundation with a variety of projects and would love to work with similar organizations"
    I designed this save-the-date postcard for the Foundation for Jewish Culture’s 50th Anniversary Jewish Cultural Achievements Awards in New York. Back of card pictured here. / "Founded in 1960, the Foundation for Jewish Culture supports writers, filmmakers, artists, composers, choreographers, and scholars, with grants and awards in the arts and humanities, and by sponsoring programs and national and international conferences. I was always happy to help the Foundation with a variety of projects and would love to work with similar organizations"
  • I designed this e-save-the-date (as well as the invite, program, and other materials) for the Caron New York 2020 Annual Gala, as I have for the last several years. The design utilizes details of a drawing of their office building and some simple NYC skyline drawings that I made. / “With more than 60 years in the field, Caron Treatment Centers provide lifesaving addiction and behavioral healthcare treatment. Caron offers an extensive continuum for adolescents, young adults, adults, older adults and specialty programs for executives, healthcare professionals, legal professionals, chronic pain and opioid use disorder."
    I designed this e-save-the-date (as well as the invite, program, and other materials) for the Caron New York 2020 Annual Gala, as I have for the last several years. The design utilizes details of a drawing of their office building and some simple NYC skyline drawings that I made. / “With more than 60 years in the field, Caron Treatment Centers provide lifesaving addiction and behavioral healthcare treatment. Caron offers an extensive continuum for adolescents, young adults, adults, older adults and specialty programs for executives, healthcare professionals, legal professionals, chronic pain and opioid use disorder."
  • A save-the-date postcard I designed while at The Oliphant Press for the Preview Opening of the The Frick Collection’s International Fine Art Fair held at the Park Avenue Armory. Front of card pictured here featuring a gorgeous detail of François Boucher’s Spring (from The Four Seasons).
    A save-the-date postcard I designed while at The Oliphant Press for the Preview Opening of the The Frick Collection’s International Fine Art Fair held at the Park Avenue Armory. Front of card pictured here featuring a gorgeous detail of François Boucher’s Spring (from The Four Seasons).
  • A save-the-date postcard I designed while at The Oliphant Press for the Preview Opening of the The Frick Collection’s International Fine Art Fair held at the Park Avenue Armory. Back of card pictured here.
    A save-the-date postcard I designed while at The Oliphant Press for the Preview Opening of the The Frick Collection’s International Fine Art Fair held at the Park Avenue Armory. Back of card pictured here.
  • An e-save-the-date I designed for the Leon Levy Fellows in Neuroscience Symposium held annually in New York City. / “Established to further Leon Levy’s interest in studies of the mind, brain, and behavior, our Fellowships at five eminent New York City institutions support exceptional young researchers in a wide range of fields as they pursue innovative investigations in neuroscience and advance their careers toward independent research. The #LeonLevyFellowship is awarded by Columbia University Irving Medical Center, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, NYU Langone Health, The Rockefeller University, and Weill Cornell Medicine.”
    An e-save-the-date I designed for the Leon Levy Fellows in Neuroscience Symposium held annually in New York City. / “Established to further Leon Levy’s interest in studies of the mind, brain, and behavior, our Fellowships at five eminent New York City institutions support exceptional young researchers in a wide range of fields as they pursue innovative investigations in neuroscience and advance their careers toward independent research. The #LeonLevyFellowship is awarded by Columbia University Irving Medical Center, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, NYU Langone Health, The Rockefeller University, and Weill Cornell Medicine.”
  • An unused save-the-date postcard design for the 7th Annual Children's Rights Benefit that I did for Buckley Hall Events.
    An unused save-the-date postcard design for the 7th Annual Children's Rights Benefit that I did for Buckley Hall Events.

Presentation/Deck Design

  • A sample page from a presentation deck I designed for Fred & Associates that was pitched to a film that was in the works, then called The Bleeder and later released as Chuck, starring Liev Shreiber as heavyweight boxer Chuck Wepner, for product placement/partnership.
    A sample page from a presentation deck I designed for Fred & Associates that was pitched to a film that was in the works, then called The Bleeder and later released as Chuck, starring Liev Shreiber as heavyweight boxer Chuck Wepner, for product placement/partnership.
  • A sample page from a presentation deck I designed for Fred & Associates that was pitched to a film that was in the works, then called The Bleeder and later released as Chuck, starring Liev Shreiber as heavyweight boxer Chuck Wepner, for product placement/partnership.
    A sample page from a presentation deck I designed for Fred & Associates that was pitched to a film that was in the works, then called The Bleeder and later released as Chuck, starring Liev Shreiber as heavyweight boxer Chuck Wepner, for product placement/partnership.
  • A sample page from a presentation deck I designed for Fred & Associates that was pitched to a film that was in the works, then called The Bleeder and later released as Chuck, starring Liev Shreiber as heavyweight boxer Chuck Wepner, for product placement/partnership.
    A sample page from a presentation deck I designed for Fred & Associates that was pitched to a film that was in the works, then called The Bleeder and later released as Chuck, starring Liev Shreiber as heavyweight boxer Chuck Wepner, for product placement/partnership.
  • A sample page from a presentation deck I designed for Fred & Associates that was pitched to a film that was in the works, then called The Bleeder and later released as Chuck, starring Liev Shreiber as heavyweight boxer Chuck Wepner, for product placement/partnership.
    A sample page from a presentation deck I designed for Fred & Associates that was pitched to a film that was in the works, then called The Bleeder and later released as Chuck, starring Liev Shreiber as heavyweight boxer Chuck Wepner, for product placement/partnership.
  • A sample page from a presentation deck I designed for Fred & Associates that was pitched to M•A•C Cosmetics for an intellectual property concept called Toil & Trouble.
    A sample page from a presentation deck I designed for Fred & Associates that was pitched to M•A•C Cosmetics for an intellectual property concept called Toil & Trouble.
  • A sample page from a presentation deck I designed for Fred & Associates that was pitched to M•A•C Cosmetics for an intellectual property concept called Toil & Trouble.
    A sample page from a presentation deck I designed for Fred & Associates that was pitched to M•A•C Cosmetics for an intellectual property concept called Toil & Trouble.
  • A sample page from a presentation deck I designed for Fred & Associates that was pitched to M•A•C Cosmetics for an intellectual property concept called Toil & Trouble.
    A sample page from a presentation deck I designed for Fred & Associates that was pitched to M•A•C Cosmetics for an intellectual property concept called Toil & Trouble.
  • A sample page from a presentation deck I designed for Fred & Associates that was pitched to M•A•C Cosmetics for an intellectual property concept called Toil & Trouble.
    A sample page from a presentation deck I designed for Fred & Associates that was pitched to M•A•C Cosmetics for an intellectual property concept called Toil & Trouble.

Logo Design

  • I designed this logo for Heartland Community Reconciliation Center, a nonprofit organization located in Bloomington, Indiana. HCRC is an organization formed to increase knowledge and understanding of local level issues concerning deep causes of social conflict, for the purpose of reconciliation of such conflicts. Activities include: research, small group workshops, solidarity work with local and regional activists, and community engagements with leaders and stakeholders. Objectives include relationship building, reconciliation, and healing.
    I designed this logo for Heartland Community Reconciliation Center, a nonprofit organization located in Bloomington, Indiana. HCRC is an organization formed to increase knowledge and understanding of local level issues concerning deep causes of social conflict, for the purpose of reconciliation of such conflicts. Activities include: research, small group workshops, solidarity work with local and regional activists, and community engagements with leaders and stakeholders. Objectives include relationship building, reconciliation, and healing.
  • Logo I designed for Ballast Partners, a Manhattan-based marketing consulting business.
    Logo I designed for Ballast Partners, a Manhattan-based marketing consulting business.
  • Logo I designed for Gus, a weekly DJ night of mine at The Maritime Hotel’s La Bottega Bar, NYC.
    Logo I designed for Gus, a weekly DJ night of mine at The Maritime Hotel’s La Bottega Bar, NYC.
  • Logo I designed for Lambda Literary’s Litfest Los Angeles, using elements of Lambda’s existing logo to make it visually related.
    Logo I designed for Lambda Literary’s Litfest Los Angeles, using elements of Lambda’s existing logo to make it visually related.
  • Logo I designed for my annual literary art journal Spunk. I art direct, edit, curate, write for, design, publish, and distribute each issue.
    Logo I designed for my annual literary art journal Spunk. I art direct, edit, curate, write for, design, publish, and distribute each issue.
  • I designed the initial logo for the National Book Foundation's 5 Under 35 Prize. / "The National Book Foundation established the 5 Under 35 prize to recognize young, debut fiction writers whose work promised to leave a lasting impression on the literary landscape."
    I designed the initial logo for the National Book Foundation's 5 Under 35 Prize. / "The National Book Foundation established the 5 Under 35 prize to recognize young, debut fiction writers whose work promised to leave a lasting impression on the literary landscape."
  • Logo I designed for the New Jewish Culture Network, “an initiative to create and deliver outstanding Jewish music and other art forms to audiences in the U.S. and beyond, established in 2011. The Foundation for Jewish Culture and its network of partner presenters commission artists for cross-country tours of musical performance and accompanying educational workshops.”
    Logo I designed for the New Jewish Culture Network, “an initiative to create and deliver outstanding Jewish music and other art forms to audiences in the U.S. and beyond, established in 2011. The Foundation for Jewish Culture and its network of partner presenters commission artists for cross-country tours of musical performance and accompanying educational workshops.”
  • Unused logo design for Shields & Company Interiors.
    Unused logo design for Shields & Company Interiors.
  • Logo I designed for the American Academy in Jerusalem. / “Modeled on the successes of the American Academy in Rome and the American Academy in Berlin, the American Academy in Jerusalem is a new fellowship for senior-level artists and cultural leaders. The Foundation for Jewish Culture established the Academy in order to participate in a larger civic effort to strengthen Jerusalem as an international destination for art and culture.”
    Logo I designed for the American Academy in Jerusalem. / “Modeled on the successes of the American Academy in Rome and the American Academy in Berlin, the American Academy in Jerusalem is a new fellowship for senior-level artists and cultural leaders. The Foundation for Jewish Culture established the Academy in order to participate in a larger civic effort to strengthen Jerusalem as an international destination for art and culture.”
  • Logo I designed for Frisk, a DJ night of mine at Ty's Bar, NYC.
    Logo I designed for Frisk, a DJ night of mine at Ty's Bar, NYC.

Ad Design

  • An ad in Billboard magazine I designed for the event production company Buckley Hall Events congratulating our client, the Songwriters Hall of Fame, and specifically their President & CEO (affectionately referred to as “our Godmother”) Linda Moran, on their 50th Anniversary, 2019.
    An ad in Billboard magazine I designed for the event production company Buckley Hall Events congratulating our client, the Songwriters Hall of Fame, and specifically their President & CEO (affectionately referred to as “our Godmother”) Linda Moran, on their 50th Anniversary, 2019.
  • A full-page ad for Billboard magazine I designed for the Songwriters Hall of Fame’s 50th Anniversary Gala, 2019.
    A full-page ad for Billboard magazine I designed for the Songwriters Hall of Fame’s 50th Anniversary Gala, 2019.
  • An ad I designed for Village Zendo Zen Center in SoHo, NYC.
    An ad I designed for Village Zendo Zen Center in SoHo, NYC.
  • An ad I designed for Sony/ATV Music Publishing celebrating the addition of Leiber & Stroller to the Sony/ATV family – “Mike Stoller and Jerry Leiber with Elvis Presley, the architects of rock’n’roll.”
    An ad I designed for Sony/ATV Music Publishing celebrating the addition of Leiber & Stroller to the Sony/ATV family – “Mike Stoller and Jerry Leiber with Elvis Presley, the architects of rock’n’roll.”
  • An ad I designed for Sony/ATV Music Publishing to run in Billboard Bulletin congratulating Maxwell on his GRAMMY nomination.
    An ad I designed for Sony/ATV Music Publishing to run in Billboard Bulletin congratulating Maxwell on his GRAMMY nomination.
  • An ad I designed for Sony/ATV Music Publishing to run in Billboard Bulletin congratulating The Ting Tings on their GRAMMY nomination.
    An ad I designed for Sony/ATV Music Publishing to run in Billboard Bulletin congratulating The Ting Tings on their GRAMMY nomination.
  • An ad I designed for Sony/ATV Music Publishing honoring John Lennon.
    An ad I designed for Sony/ATV Music Publishing honoring John Lennon.
  • An ad I designed for Sony/ATV Music Publishing honoring Michael Jackson.
    An ad I designed for Sony/ATV Music Publishing honoring Michael Jackson.
  • I designed this small ad for Heartland Community Reconciliation Center, a nonprofit organization located in Bloomington, Indiana. HCRC is an organization formed to increase knowledge and understanding of local level issues concerning deep causes of social conflict, for the purpose of reconciliation of such conflicts. Activities include: research, small group workshops, solidarity work with local and regional activists, and community engagements with leaders and stakeholders. Objectives include relationship building, reconciliation, and healing.
    I designed this small ad for Heartland Community Reconciliation Center, a nonprofit organization located in Bloomington, Indiana. HCRC is an organization formed to increase knowledge and understanding of local level issues concerning deep causes of social conflict, for the purpose of reconciliation of such conflicts. Activities include: research, small group workshops, solidarity work with local and regional activists, and community engagements with leaders and stakeholders. Objectives include relationship building, reconciliation, and healing.

Journal/Program Ad Design

  • An ad I designed for the Songwriters Hall of Fame’s 2019 Annual Dinner, Induction Ceremony & Awards Presentation journal.
    An ad I designed for the Songwriters Hall of Fame’s 2019 Annual Dinner, Induction Ceremony & Awards Presentation journal.
  • An ad I designed for the Songwriters Hall of Fame’s 2019 Annual Dinner, Induction Ceremony & Awards Presentation journal.
    An ad I designed for the Songwriters Hall of Fame’s 2019 Annual Dinner, Induction Ceremony & Awards Presentation journal.
  • An ad I designed for the Songwriters Hall of Fame’s 2019 Annual Dinner, Induction Ceremony & Awards Presentation journal.
    An ad I designed for the Songwriters Hall of Fame’s 2019 Annual Dinner, Induction Ceremony & Awards Presentation journal.
  • An ad I designed for the Songwriters Hall of Fame’s 2019 Annual Dinner, Induction Ceremony & Awards Presentation journal.
    An ad I designed for the Songwriters Hall of Fame’s 2019 Annual Dinner, Induction Ceremony & Awards Presentation journal.
  • An ad I designed for the Songwriters Hall of Fame’s 2019 Annual Dinner, Induction Ceremony & Awards Presentation journal.
    An ad I designed for the Songwriters Hall of Fame’s 2019 Annual Dinner, Induction Ceremony & Awards Presentation journal.
  • An ad I designed for Sony/ATV Music Publishing for the “Love, Sweet Love”: A Musical Tribute to Hal David journal.
    An ad I designed for Sony/ATV Music Publishing for the “Love, Sweet Love”: A Musical Tribute to Hal David journal.
  • An ad I designed on behalf of Buckley Hall Events and myself for the Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame’s journal honoring SHOF's President/CEO Linda Moran.
    An ad I designed on behalf of Buckley Hall Events and myself for the Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame’s journal honoring SHOF's President/CEO Linda Moran.

Fundraising Materials Design

  • I designed this barrel fold fundraising brochure for Lambda Literary. Front panel of brochure pictured here. / "Lambda Literary nurtures and advocates for LGBTQ writers, elevating the impact of their words to create community, preserve our legacies, and affirm the value of our stories and our lives."
    I designed this barrel fold fundraising brochure for Lambda Literary. Front panel of brochure pictured here. / "Lambda Literary nurtures and advocates for LGBTQ writers, elevating the impact of their words to create community, preserve our legacies, and affirm the value of our stories and our lives."
  • I designed this barrel fold fundraising brochure for Lambda Literary. Inside of brochure pictured here. / "Lambda Literary nurtures and advocates for LGBTQ writers, elevating the impact of their words to create community, preserve our legacies, and affirm the value of our stories and our lives."
    I designed this barrel fold fundraising brochure for Lambda Literary. Inside of brochure pictured here. / "Lambda Literary nurtures and advocates for LGBTQ writers, elevating the impact of their words to create community, preserve our legacies, and affirm the value of our stories and our lives."
  • I designed this simple pledge card for Giving Back to Africa, a non-profit organization dedicated to the long-term mission of educating young people in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Front of card pictured here. I love working with organizations doing good work in the world. / "In partnership with local Congolese educational institutions and non-governmental organizations, Giving Back to Africa’s goal is to empower GBA beneficiaries through service-centered education to become servant-leaders capable of taking control of their own lives while serving as change agents in their local communities and throughout the Democratic Republic of Congo.”
    I designed this simple pledge card for Giving Back to Africa, a non-profit organization dedicated to the long-term mission of educating young people in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Front of card pictured here. I love working with organizations doing good work in the world. / "In partnership with local Congolese educational institutions and non-governmental organizations, Giving Back to Africa’s goal is to empower GBA beneficiaries through service-centered education to become servant-leaders capable of taking control of their own lives while serving as change agents in their local communities and throughout the Democratic Republic of Congo.”
  • I designed this simple pledge card for Giving Back to Africa, a non-profit organization dedicated to the long-term mission of educating young people in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Back of card pictured here. I love working with organizations doing good work in the world. / "In partnership with local Congolese educational institutions and non-governmental organizations, Giving Back to Africa’s goal is to empower GBA beneficiaries through service-centered education to become servant-leaders capable of taking control of their own lives while serving as change agents in their local communities and throughout the Democratic Republic of Congo.”
    I designed this simple pledge card for Giving Back to Africa, a non-profit organization dedicated to the long-term mission of educating young people in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Back of card pictured here. I love working with organizations doing good work in the world. / "In partnership with local Congolese educational institutions and non-governmental organizations, Giving Back to Africa’s goal is to empower GBA beneficiaries through service-centered education to become servant-leaders capable of taking control of their own lives while serving as change agents in their local communities and throughout the Democratic Republic of Congo.”
  • I designed this economical, multi-purpose form for Amethyst House to help them raise money with their 4th Annual Benefit Concert. Front of form pictured here. / "AmethystHouse is a not-for-profit #UnitedWay agency that provides residential and outpatient services for people with drug and alcohol addiction and problem gambling issues."
    I designed this economical, multi-purpose form for Amethyst House to help them raise money with their 4th Annual Benefit Concert. Front of form pictured here. / "AmethystHouse is a not-for-profit #UnitedWay agency that provides residential and outpatient services for people with drug and alcohol addiction and problem gambling issues."
  • I designed this economical, multi-purpose form for Amethyst House to help them raise money with their 4th Annual Benefit Concert. Back of form pictured here. / "AmethystHouse is a not-for-profit #UnitedWay agency that provides residential and outpatient services for people with drug and alcohol addiction and problem gambling issues."
    I designed this economical, multi-purpose form for Amethyst House to help them raise money with their 4th Annual Benefit Concert. Back of form pictured here. / "AmethystHouse is a not-for-profit #UnitedWay agency that provides residential and outpatient services for people with drug and alcohol addiction and problem gambling issues."
  • I designed this barrel fold membership brochure for the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art in SoHo, NYC. Outside of brochure pictured here. / “The Leslie-Lohman Museum is the only dedicated art museum in the world to exhibit and preserve artwork that speaks about the LGBTQ experience.”
    I designed this barrel fold membership brochure for the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art in SoHo, NYC. Outside of brochure pictured here. / “The Leslie-Lohman Museum is the only dedicated art museum in the world to exhibit and preserve artwork that speaks about the LGBTQ experience.”
  • I designed this barrel fold membership brochure for the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art in SoHo, NYC. Inside of brochure pictured here. / “The Leslie-Lohman Museum is the only dedicated art museum in the world to exhibit and preserve artwork that speaks about the LGBTQ experience.”
    I designed this barrel fold membership brochure for the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art in SoHo, NYC. Inside of brochure pictured here. / “The Leslie-Lohman Museum is the only dedicated art museum in the world to exhibit and preserve artwork that speaks about the LGBTQ experience.”
  • I designed this simple pledge card for Amy Scholder and Sam Feder to help them raise money for their film, Disclosure: Trans Lives on Screen. Front of card pictured here. / “Disclosure is an unprecedented look at the depiction of transgender people and experiences throughout the history of film and television. Over 100 years of footage, from A Florida Enchantment (1914) to Pose (2018), is woven together with the personal stories of prominent media figures like Laverne Cox, revealing how Hollywood has simultaneously reflected and manufactured our deepest beliefs and anxieties about gender.”
    I designed this simple pledge card for Amy Scholder and Sam Feder to help them raise money for their film, Disclosure: Trans Lives on Screen. Front of card pictured here. / “Disclosure is an unprecedented look at the depiction of transgender people and experiences throughout the history of film and television. Over 100 years of footage, from A Florida Enchantment (1914) to Pose (2018), is woven together with the personal stories of prominent media figures like Laverne Cox, revealing how Hollywood has simultaneously reflected and manufactured our deepest beliefs and anxieties about gender.”
  • I designed this simple pledge card for Amy Scholder and Sam Feder to help them raise money for their film, Disclosure: Trans Lives on Screen. Back of card pictured here. / “Disclosure is an unprecedented look at the depiction of transgender people and experiences throughout the history of film and television. Over 100 years of footage, from A Florida Enchantment (1914) to Pose (2018), is woven together with the personal stories of prominent media figures like Laverne Cox, revealing how Hollywood has simultaneously reflected and manufactured our deepest beliefs and anxieties about gender.”
    I designed this simple pledge card for Amy Scholder and Sam Feder to help them raise money for their film, Disclosure: Trans Lives on Screen. Back of card pictured here. / “Disclosure is an unprecedented look at the depiction of transgender people and experiences throughout the history of film and television. Over 100 years of footage, from A Florida Enchantment (1914) to Pose (2018), is woven together with the personal stories of prominent media figures like Laverne Cox, revealing how Hollywood has simultaneously reflected and manufactured our deepest beliefs and anxieties about gender.”

Social Media Post Design

  • Two-page Call for Submissions post for my literary art journal @spunkartandperspectives. Design utilizes an abstracted detail of a YouTube screenshot. Page one of two pictured here.
    Two-page Call for Submissions post for my literary art journal @spunkartandperspectives. Design utilizes an abstracted detail of a YouTube screenshot. Page one of two pictured here.
  • Two-page Call for Submissions post for my literary art journal @spunkartandperspectives. Design utilizes an abstracted detail of a YouTube screenshot. Page two of two pictured here.
    Two-page Call for Submissions post for my literary art journal @spunkartandperspectives. Design utilizes an abstracted detail of a YouTube screenshot. Page two of two pictured here.
  • IG post design template I created to translate the web gallery I curated for Visual AIDS’s site (visualaids.org) into a slideshow for Instagram. Art, caption, and sequence number (1-18) changes on each. Slide number 3 with art by Ifrain Caraballoso pictured here.
    IG post design template I created to translate the web gallery I curated for Visual AIDS’s site (visualaids.org) into a slideshow for Instagram. Art, caption, and sequence number (1-18) changes on each. Slide number 3 with art by Ifrain Caraballoso pictured here.
  • IG post design template I created to translate the web gallery I curated for Visual AIDS’s site (visualaids.org) into a slideshow for Instagram. Art, caption, and sequence number (1-18) changes on each. Slide number 11 with art by Darrell Jones pictured here.
    IG post design template I created to translate the web gallery I curated for Visual AIDS’s site (visualaids.org) into a slideshow for Instagram. Art, caption, and sequence number (1-18) changes on each. Slide number 11 with art by Darrell Jones pictured here.
  • Two-page Issue Announcement post for my literary art journal @spunkartandperspectives. Design utilizes my own photography of storm clouds. Page one of two pictured here.
    Two-page Issue Announcement post for my literary art journal @spunkartandperspectives. Design utilizes my own photography of storm clouds. Page one of two pictured here.
  • Two-page Issue Announcement post for my literary art journal @spunkartandperspectives. Design utilizes my own photography of storm clouds. Page two of two pictured here.
    Two-page Issue Announcement post for my literary art journal @spunkartandperspectives. Design utilizes my own photography of storm clouds. Page two of two pictured here.
  • IG post design for my regular nights at Eagle LA. Band photo and date/time info change each time. Bloc Party pictured here.
    IG post design for my regular nights at Eagle LA. Band photo and date/time info change each time. Bloc Party pictured here.
  • IG post design for my regular nights at Eagle LA. Band photo and date/time info change each time. Goldfrapp pictured here.
    IG post design for my regular nights at Eagle LA. Band photo and date/time info change each time. Goldfrapp pictured here.

Letterhead/Envelope/Business Card Design

  • I designed a letterhead and envelope (followed by the invite, program, and other materials) for the Songwriters Hall of Fame's 50th Anniversary Annual Dinner, Induction Ceremony & Awards Presentation. Letterhead pictured here. / "SHOF’s ongoing mission is to celebrate and honor the contributions and legacies of songwriters of all genres of music while developing new writing talent through Master Sessions, songwriting craft forums, scholarships and digital initiatives"
    I designed a letterhead and envelope (followed by the invite, program, and other materials) for the Songwriters Hall of Fame's 50th Anniversary Annual Dinner, Induction Ceremony & Awards Presentation. Letterhead pictured here. / "SHOF’s ongoing mission is to celebrate and honor the contributions and legacies of songwriters of all genres of music while developing new writing talent through Master Sessions, songwriting craft forums, scholarships and digital initiatives"
  • I designed a letterhead and envelope (followed by the invite, program, and other materials) for the Songwriters Hall of Fame's 50th Anniversary Annual Dinner, Induction Ceremony & Awards Presentation. Envelope pictured here. / "SHOF’s ongoing mission is to celebrate and honor the contributions and legacies of songwriters of all genres of music while developing new writing talent through Master Sessions, songwriting craft forums, scholarships and digital initiatives"
    I designed a letterhead and envelope (followed by the invite, program, and other materials) for the Songwriters Hall of Fame's 50th Anniversary Annual Dinner, Induction Ceremony & Awards Presentation. Envelope pictured here. / "SHOF’s ongoing mission is to celebrate and honor the contributions and legacies of songwriters of all genres of music while developing new writing talent through Master Sessions, songwriting craft forums, scholarships and digital initiatives"
  • I designed a letterhead and envelope (to be followed by the invite, program, and other materials) for Caron New York's 2020 Annual Gala. Letterhead pictured here. / “With more than 60 years in the field, Caron Treatment Centers provide lifesaving addiction and behavioral healthcare treatment. Caron offers an extensive continuum for adolescents, young adults, adults, older adults and specialty programs for executives, healthcare professionals, legal professionals, chronic pain and opioid use disorder."
    I designed a letterhead and envelope (to be followed by the invite, program, and other materials) for Caron New York's 2020 Annual Gala. Letterhead pictured here. / “With more than 60 years in the field, Caron Treatment Centers provide lifesaving addiction and behavioral healthcare treatment. Caron offers an extensive continuum for adolescents, young adults, adults, older adults and specialty programs for executives, healthcare professionals, legal professionals, chronic pain and opioid use disorder."
  • I designed a letterhead and envelope (to be followed by the invite, program, and other materials) for Caron New York's 2020 Annual Gala. Envelope pictured here. / “With more than 60 years in the field, Caron Treatment Centers provide lifesaving addiction and behavioral healthcare treatment. Caron offers an extensive continuum for adolescents, young adults, adults, older adults and specialty programs for executives, healthcare professionals, legal professionals, chronic pain and opioid use disorder."
    I designed a letterhead and envelope (to be followed by the invite, program, and other materials) for Caron New York's 2020 Annual Gala. Envelope pictured here. / “With more than 60 years in the field, Caron Treatment Centers provide lifesaving addiction and behavioral healthcare treatment. Caron offers an extensive continuum for adolescents, young adults, adults, older adults and specialty programs for executives, healthcare professionals, legal professionals, chronic pain and opioid use disorder."
  • Personal stationery I designed for Paul LeClerc, former President and CEO of the New York Public Library. Monarch letterhead pictured here.
    Personal stationery I designed for Paul LeClerc, former President and CEO of the New York Public Library. Monarch letterhead pictured here.
  • Personal stationery I designed for Paul LeClerc, former President and CEO of the New York Public Library. Monarch envelope pictured here.
    Personal stationery I designed for Paul LeClerc, former President and CEO of the New York Public Library. Monarch envelope pictured here.
  • I designed this envelope for The Oliphant Press, a design studio in lower Manhattan, while working at The Oliphant Press. Director Ron Gordon began his career as a letterpress designer and printer, thus the pressman logo. We still had a letterpress, which I would operate for select projects, and shelves of type in our studio for several years
    I designed this envelope for The Oliphant Press, a design studio in lower Manhattan, while working at The Oliphant Press. Director Ron Gordon began his career as a letterpress designer and printer, thus the pressman logo. We still had a letterpress, which I would operate for select projects, and shelves of type in our studio for several years
  • I designed business cards for The Oliphant Press, a design studio in lower Manhattan, while working at The Oliphant Press. Director Ron Gordon began his career as a letterpress designer and printer, thus the pressman logo. We still had a letterpress, which I would operate for select projects, and shelves of type in our studio for several years. The front and back of the business cards incorporates photographs I took of the historic Tribeca building our office was in at the time. Front of card pictured here.
    I designed business cards for The Oliphant Press, a design studio in lower Manhattan, while working at The Oliphant Press. Director Ron Gordon began his career as a letterpress designer and printer, thus the pressman logo. We still had a letterpress, which I would operate for select projects, and shelves of type in our studio for several years. The front and back of the business cards incorporates photographs I took of the historic Tribeca building our office was in at the time. Front of card pictured here.
  • I designed business cards for The Oliphant Press, a design studio in lower Manhattan, while working at The Oliphant Press. Director Ron Gordon began his career as a letterpress designer and printer, thus the pressman logo. We still had a letterpress, which I would operate for select projects, and shelves of type in our studio for several years. The front and back of the business cards incorporates photographs I took of the historic Tribeca building our office was in at the time. Back of card pictured here
    I designed business cards for The Oliphant Press, a design studio in lower Manhattan, while working at The Oliphant Press. Director Ron Gordon began his career as a letterpress designer and printer, thus the pressman logo. We still had a letterpress, which I would operate for select projects, and shelves of type in our studio for several years. The front and back of the business cards incorporates photographs I took of the historic Tribeca building our office was in at the time. Back of card pictured here
  • I designed this business card for Dena Hawes, Executive Director of Heartland Community Reconciliation Center, a nonprofit organization located in Bloomington, Indiana. HCRC is an organization formed to increase knowledge and understanding of local level issues concerning deep causes of social conflict, for the purpose of reconciliation of such conflicts. Activities include: research, small group workshops, solidarity work with local and regional activists, and community engagements with leaders and stakeholders. Objectives include relationship building, reconciliation, and healing.
    I designed this business card for Dena Hawes, Executive Director of Heartland Community Reconciliation Center, a nonprofit organization located in Bloomington, Indiana. HCRC is an organization formed to increase knowledge and understanding of local level issues concerning deep causes of social conflict, for the purpose of reconciliation of such conflicts. Activities include: research, small group workshops, solidarity work with local and regional activists, and community engagements with leaders and stakeholders. Objectives include relationship building, reconciliation, and healing.
  • I designed this business card for Maxwell Anderson, the US Director of 13 Bonaparte, as well as others in the same style for associates in both the L.A. and NYC shops. Front of card pictured here. / “13 Bonaparte is aParis-based contemporary label with boutiques also in Los Angeles (1317 E. 7th St. #124) and New York (1 Rivington St.). The brand ethos is anchored in explorations of design that defy seasonal boundaries. Focused on expressions of simplicity and functionality, each collection builds on a consistent yet evolving vocabulary."
    I designed this business card for Maxwell Anderson, the US Director of 13 Bonaparte, as well as others in the same style for associates in both the L.A. and NYC shops. Front of card pictured here. / “13 Bonaparte is aParis-based contemporary label with boutiques also in Los Angeles (1317 E. 7th St. #124) and New York (1 Rivington St.). The brand ethos is anchored in explorations of design that defy seasonal boundaries. Focused on expressions of simplicity and functionality, each collection builds on a consistent yet evolving vocabulary."
  • I designed this business card for Maxwell Anderson, the US Director of 13 Bonaparte, as well as others in the same style for associates in both the L.A. and NYC shops. Back of card pictured here. / “13 Bonaparte is aParis-based contemporary label with boutiques also in Los Angeles (1317 E. 7th St. #124) and New York (1 Rivington St.). The brand ethos is anchored in explorations of design that defy seasonal boundaries. Focused on expressions of simplicity and functionality, each collection builds on a consistent yet evolving vocabulary.
    I designed this business card for Maxwell Anderson, the US Director of 13 Bonaparte, as well as others in the same style for associates in both the L.A. and NYC shops. Back of card pictured here. / “13 Bonaparte is aParis-based contemporary label with boutiques also in Los Angeles (1317 E. 7th St. #124) and New York (1 Rivington St.). The brand ethos is anchored in explorations of design that defy seasonal boundaries. Focused on expressions of simplicity and functionality, each collection builds on a consistent yet evolving vocabulary.

Music Packaging/Cover Design

  • Album cover/packaging I designed for the shoegaze band Desire Lines' self-titled CD. The imagery I used to evoke the visual feeling of some 90s 4AD releases in the design is a result of layering and manipulating several photographs I took of weathered metal and marble surfaces and plants. I wanted abstraction but with some discernible parts, and for the sunburst image on the front to convey life breaking through decay.
    Album cover/packaging I designed for the shoegaze band Desire Lines' self-titled CD. The imagery I used to evoke the visual feeling of some 90s 4AD releases in the design is a result of layering and manipulating several photographs I took of weathered metal and marble surfaces and plants. I wanted abstraction but with some discernible parts, and for the sunburst image on the front to convey life breaking through decay.
  • Album cover/packaging I designed for the shoegaze band Desire Lines' self-titled CD. The imagery I used to evoke the visual feeling of some 90s 4AD releases in the design is a result of layering and manipulating several photographs I took of weathered metal and marble surfaces and plants. I wanted abstraction but with some discernible parts, and for the sunburst image on the front to convey life breaking through decay.
    Album cover/packaging I designed for the shoegaze band Desire Lines' self-titled CD. The imagery I used to evoke the visual feeling of some 90s 4AD releases in the design is a result of layering and manipulating several photographs I took of weathered metal and marble surfaces and plants. I wanted abstraction but with some discernible parts, and for the sunburst image on the front to convey life breaking through decay.
  • Album cover/packaging I designed for the shoegaze band Desire Lines' self-titled CD. The imagery I used to evoke the visual feeling of some 90s 4AD releases in the design is a result of layering and manipulating several photographs I took of weathered metal and marble surfaces and plants. I wanted abstraction but with some discernible parts, and for the sunburst image on the front to convey life breaking through decay.
    Album cover/packaging I designed for the shoegaze band Desire Lines' self-titled CD. The imagery I used to evoke the visual feeling of some 90s 4AD releases in the design is a result of layering and manipulating several photographs I took of weathered metal and marble surfaces and plants. I wanted abstraction but with some discernible parts, and for the sunburst image on the front to convey life breaking through decay.
  • Album cover/packaging I designed for the shoegaze band Desire Lines' self-titled CD. The imagery I used to evoke the visual feeling of some 90s 4AD releases in the design is a result of layering and manipulating several photographs I took of weathered metal and marble surfaces and plants. I wanted abstraction but with some discernible parts, and for the sunburst image on the front to convey life breaking through decay.
    Album cover/packaging I designed for the shoegaze band Desire Lines' self-titled CD. The imagery I used to evoke the visual feeling of some 90s 4AD releases in the design is a result of layering and manipulating several photographs I took of weathered metal and marble surfaces and plants. I wanted abstraction but with some discernible parts, and for the sunburst image on the front to convey life breaking through decay.
  • MP3 Single cover design I did for the shoegaze band Desire Lines’ single “Juliette.”
    MP3 Single cover design I did for the shoegaze band Desire Lines’ single “Juliette.”
  • MP3 Single cover design I did for recording artist and singer-songer Colton Ford’s ballad “Will I Ever Be.”
    MP3 Single cover design I did for recording artist and singer-songer Colton Ford’s ballad “Will I Ever Be.”
  • MP3 Single cover design I did for dance-pop electro-rap recording artist AB Soto’s single “Queen Daddy,” produced by DJ Lorant for his label Royal Advisor Records in association with my literary art journal Spunk.
    MP3 Single cover design I did for dance-pop electro-rap recording artist AB Soto’s single “Queen Daddy,” produced by DJ Lorant for his label Royal Advisor Records in association with my literary art journal Spunk.
  • Personal Work: I designed these alternating covers for a  series of soft rock/quiet storm mixes I made called Music for Lovers.
    Personal Work: I designed these alternating covers for a series of soft rock/quiet storm mixes I made called Music for Lovers.
  • I designed this collage cover for a rock mix posted on my Mixcloud page: www.mixcloud.com/aarontilford.
    I designed this collage cover for a rock mix posted on my Mixcloud page: www.mixcloud.com/aarontilford.

Writing

  • I interviewed John Waters for the Lambda Literary Review about his book Role Models (Farrar, Strauss & Grioux) in which he examines the lives of some of his personal role models. / “I am neurotic. But at the same time, I’m quite happy being neurotic. I think you must figure out a way, as Freud said, to turn hysterical misery into common unhappiness.” / The full interview can be accessed at www.lambdaliterary.org.
    I interviewed John Waters for the Lambda Literary Review about his book Role Models (Farrar, Strauss & Grioux) in which he examines the lives of some of his personal role models. / “I am neurotic. But at the same time, I’m quite happy being neurotic. I think you must figure out a way, as Freud said, to turn hysterical misery into common unhappiness.” / The full interview can be accessed at www.lambdaliterary.org.
  • I wrote the essay “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)” for the first issue of my friend Mark C. Lindsey's literary journal Faces. He asked me to write something about music, so I wrote a piece about an early, formative band for me (Eurythmics) and one that came later in life but resonated just as strongly (the band Piano Magic)
    I wrote the essay “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)” for the first issue of my friend Mark C. Lindsey's literary journal Faces. He asked me to write something about music, so I wrote a piece about an early, formative band for me (Eurythmics) and one that came later in life but resonated just as strongly (the band Piano Magic)
  • I was asked to come up with a “literary mixtape” for the Lambda Literary Review inspired by my favorite novel, Gore Vidal’s Myra Breckinridge. I went through the many cinematic references in the book, finding YouTube clips for the best and most significant, and wrote an accompanying essay, featuring several of my favorite quotes from the book, titled “Aspects of Myra, Reflected in Film (1935–45).” / "Lambda Literary nurtures and advocates for LGBTQ writers, elevating the impact of their words to create community, preserve our legacies, and affirm the value of our stories and our lives."
    I was asked to come up with a “literary mixtape” for the Lambda Literary Review inspired by my favorite novel, Gore Vidal’s Myra Breckinridge. I went through the many cinematic references in the book, finding YouTube clips for the best and most significant, and wrote an accompanying essay, featuring several of my favorite quotes from the book, titled “Aspects of Myra, Reflected in Film (1935–45).” / "Lambda Literary nurtures and advocates for LGBTQ writers, elevating the impact of their words to create community, preserve our legacies, and affirm the value of our stories and our lives."
  • I wrote the essay “Design for Living” about the challenges of living an artist’s life for the 10th issue of my literary art journal Spunk (@spunkartandperspectives). The essay includes interviews with writer/performer Mike Albo, artist Alexis Penney, and creator/instigator Mac Folkes. I also edited, curated, and designed the issue, as I do every issue. This page features art by Judit García-Talavera.
    I wrote the essay “Design for Living” about the challenges of living an artist’s life for the 10th issue of my literary art journal Spunk (@spunkartandperspectives). The essay includes interviews with writer/performer Mike Albo, artist Alexis Penney, and creator/instigator Mac Folkes. I also edited, curated, and designed the issue, as I do every issue. This page features art by Judit García-Talavera.
  • I was so upset by the passing of Gore Vidal that a friend at the Lambda Literary Review suggested I write about him, so I wrote “Gore Vidal: Vital Punk,” a tribute to the great man through my personal impressions of him and experiences with his work, for their site. / "Lambda Literary nurtures and advocates for LGBTQ writers, elevating the impact of their words to create community, preserve our legacies, and affirm the value of our stories and our lives."
    I was so upset by the passing of Gore Vidal that a friend at the Lambda Literary Review suggested I write about him, so I wrote “Gore Vidal: Vital Punk,” a tribute to the great man through my personal impressions of him and experiences with his work, for their site. / "Lambda Literary nurtures and advocates for LGBTQ writers, elevating the impact of their words to create community, preserve our legacies, and affirm the value of our stories and our lives."
  • I interviewed stylists/costume designers Kurt & Bart (Shortbus, Dallas Buyers Club, Stoker, Mockingjay 1 & 2, Deadpool 2) for the 12th issue of my literary art journal Spunk (@spunkartandperspectives). / “From a chance meeting at the University of Colorado in 1983, the personal and professional partnership of Kurt and Bart was born…” / I also edited, curated, and designed the issue, as I do every issue.
    I interviewed stylists/costume designers Kurt & Bart (Shortbus, Dallas Buyers Club, Stoker, Mockingjay 1 & 2, Deadpool 2) for the 12th issue of my literary art journal Spunk (@spunkartandperspectives). / “From a chance meeting at the University of Colorado in 1983, the personal and professional partnership of Kurt and Bart was born…” / I also edited, curated, and designed the issue, as I do every issue.
  • "Shapes/Superman" is an essay I originally wrote for my literary art journal Spunk on the aesthetics of desire. The Lambda Literary review later asked to run it on their website: www.lambdaliterary.org / "Lambda Literary nurtures and advocates for LGBTQ writers, elevating the impact of their words to create community, preserve our legacies, and affirm the value of our stories and our lives."
    "Shapes/Superman" is an essay I originally wrote for my literary art journal Spunk on the aesthetics of desire. The Lambda Literary review later asked to run it on their website: www.lambdaliterary.org / "Lambda Literary nurtures and advocates for LGBTQ writers, elevating the impact of their words to create community, preserve our legacies, and affirm the value of our stories and our lives."
  • I curated a web gallery for Visual AIDS and wrote an accompanying essay called “Eyes, Lilacs & Spunk: Queer Aesthetic from Suggestion into Abstraction.” Intro page here features work by John Hanning. You can view the gallery and read the essay on the Visual AIDS website: visualaids.org / “VisualAIDS utilizes art to fight AIDS by provoking dialogue, supporting HIV+ artists, and preserving a legacy, because AIDS is not over.”
    I curated a web gallery for Visual AIDS and wrote an accompanying essay called “Eyes, Lilacs & Spunk: Queer Aesthetic from Suggestion into Abstraction.” Intro page here features work by John Hanning. You can view the gallery and read the essay on the Visual AIDS website: visualaids.org / “VisualAIDS utilizes art to fight AIDS by provoking dialogue, supporting HIV+ artists, and preserving a legacy, because AIDS is not over.”

Film/Theater Art Direction & Design

  • I was asked to design digital backdrops for Temporary Sanity (stylized as tEMPORARY sANITY), a one-man play written and acted by James Stellos and directed by Janis Purins that debuted at the 2019 Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland. It tells the story of Ulysses, an Uber driver at a personal crossroads, who embarks on a yearlong odyssey through the streets of Los Angeles. I created around 80 backdrops to, in Stellos’ words, “buttress the storytelling.” Title backdrop pictured here.
    I was asked to design digital backdrops for Temporary Sanity (stylized as tEMPORARY sANITY), a one-man play written and acted by James Stellos and directed by Janis Purins that debuted at the 2019 Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland. It tells the story of Ulysses, an Uber driver at a personal crossroads, who embarks on a yearlong odyssey through the streets of Los Angeles. I created around 80 backdrops to, in Stellos’ words, “buttress the storytelling.” Title backdrop pictured here.
  • I was asked to design digital backdrops for Temporary Sanity (stylized as tEMPORARY sANITY), a one-man play written and acted by James Stellos and directed by Janis Purins that debuted at the 2019 Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland. It tells the story of Ulysses, an Uber driver at a personal crossroads, who embarks on a yearlong odyssey through the streets of Los Angeles. I created around 80 backdrops to, in Stellos’ words, “buttress the storytelling.” Backdrop utilizing photography by Michal Soukup and Devin Avery pictured here.
    I was asked to design digital backdrops for Temporary Sanity (stylized as tEMPORARY sANITY), a one-man play written and acted by James Stellos and directed by Janis Purins that debuted at the 2019 Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland. It tells the story of Ulysses, an Uber driver at a personal crossroads, who embarks on a yearlong odyssey through the streets of Los Angeles. I created around 80 backdrops to, in Stellos’ words, “buttress the storytelling.” Backdrop utilizing photography by Michal Soukup and Devin Avery pictured here.
  • I was asked to design digital backdrops for Temporary Sanity (stylized as tEMPORARY sANITY), a one-man play written and acted by James Stellos and directed by Janis Purins that debuted at the 2019 Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland. It tells the story of Ulysses, an Uber driver at a personal crossroads, who embarks on a yearlong odyssey through the streets of Los Angeles. I created around 80 backdrops to, in Stellos’ words, “buttress the storytelling.” Backdrop utilizing photography by Alexander Krivitskiy and Patrick Hendry pictured here.
    I was asked to design digital backdrops for Temporary Sanity (stylized as tEMPORARY sANITY), a one-man play written and acted by James Stellos and directed by Janis Purins that debuted at the 2019 Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland. It tells the story of Ulysses, an Uber driver at a personal crossroads, who embarks on a yearlong odyssey through the streets of Los Angeles. I created around 80 backdrops to, in Stellos’ words, “buttress the storytelling.” Backdrop utilizing photography by Alexander Krivitskiy and Patrick Hendry pictured here.
  • I was asked to design digital backdrops for Temporary Sanity (stylized as tEMPORARY sANITY), a one-man play written and acted by James Stellos and directed by Janis Purins that debuted at the 2019 Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland. It tells the story of Ulysses, an Uber driver at a personal crossroads, who embarks on a yearlong odyssey through the streets of Los Angeles. I created around 80 backdrops to, in Stellos’ words, “buttress the storytelling.” Backdrop utilizing photography by Rohit Ghadge pictured here.
    I was asked to design digital backdrops for Temporary Sanity (stylized as tEMPORARY sANITY), a one-man play written and acted by James Stellos and directed by Janis Purins that debuted at the 2019 Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland. It tells the story of Ulysses, an Uber driver at a personal crossroads, who embarks on a yearlong odyssey through the streets of Los Angeles. I created around 80 backdrops to, in Stellos’ words, “buttress the storytelling.” Backdrop utilizing photography by Rohit Ghadge pictured here.
  • I was asked to design digital backdrops for Temporary Sanity (stylized as tEMPORARY sANITY), a one-man play written and acted by James Stellos and directed by Janis Purins that debuted at the 2019 Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland. It tells the story of Ulysses, an Uber driver at a personal crossroads, who embarks on a yearlong odyssey through the streets of Los Angeles. I created around 80 backdrops to, in Stellos’ words, “buttress the storytelling.” Backdrop utilizing photography by Kyle Murfin pictured here.
    I was asked to design digital backdrops for Temporary Sanity (stylized as tEMPORARY sANITY), a one-man play written and acted by James Stellos and directed by Janis Purins that debuted at the 2019 Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland. It tells the story of Ulysses, an Uber driver at a personal crossroads, who embarks on a yearlong odyssey through the streets of Los Angeles. I created around 80 backdrops to, in Stellos’ words, “buttress the storytelling.” Backdrop utilizing photography by Kyle Murfin pictured here.
  • I was asked to design digital backdrops for Temporary Sanity (stylized as tEMPORARY sANITY), a one-man play written and acted by James Stellos and directed by Janis Purins that debuted at the 2019 Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland. It tells the story of Ulysses, an Uber driver at a personal crossroads, who embarks on a yearlong odyssey through the streets of Los Angeles. I created around 80 backdrops to, in Stellos’ words, “buttress the storytelling.” Backdrop utilizing photography by N. Altentaller pictured here.
    I was asked to design digital backdrops for Temporary Sanity (stylized as tEMPORARY sANITY), a one-man play written and acted by James Stellos and directed by Janis Purins that debuted at the 2019 Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland. It tells the story of Ulysses, an Uber driver at a personal crossroads, who embarks on a yearlong odyssey through the streets of Los Angeles. I created around 80 backdrops to, in Stellos’ words, “buttress the storytelling.” Backdrop utilizing photography by N. Altentaller pictured here.
  • I art directed, cast, produced, and co-directed (with photographer Mauricio A. Rodriguez of Ram Imagery) a short, surrealist film called Benediction that was created for and originally screened at the official Black Party after-party of the same name at Santo’s Party House, NYC. The main inspiration for the film was Kenneth Anger. Having been a fan of his work for a long time, this seemed the perfect opportunity to pay homage to the great experimental, indie filmmaker. Film still pictured here.
    I art directed, cast, produced, and co-directed (with photographer Mauricio A. Rodriguez of Ram Imagery) a short, surrealist film called Benediction that was created for and originally screened at the official Black Party after-party of the same name at Santo’s Party House, NYC. The main inspiration for the film was Kenneth Anger. Having been a fan of his work for a long time, this seemed the perfect opportunity to pay homage to the great experimental, indie filmmaker. Film still pictured here.
  • I art directed, cast, produced, and co-directed (with photographer Mauricio A. Rodriguez of Ram Imagery) a short, surrealist film called Benediction that was created for and originally screened at the official Black Party after-party of the same name at Santo’s Party House, NYC. The main inspiration for the film was Kenneth Anger. Having been a fan of his work for a long time, this seemed the perfect opportunity to pay homage to the great experimental, indie filmmaker. Film still pictured here.
    I art directed, cast, produced, and co-directed (with photographer Mauricio A. Rodriguez of Ram Imagery) a short, surrealist film called Benediction that was created for and originally screened at the official Black Party after-party of the same name at Santo’s Party House, NYC. The main inspiration for the film was Kenneth Anger. Having been a fan of his work for a long time, this seemed the perfect opportunity to pay homage to the great experimental, indie filmmaker. Film still pictured here.
  • I art directed, cast, produced, and co-directed (with photographer Mauricio A. Rodriguez of Ram Imagery) a short, surrealist film called Benediction that was created for and originally screened at the official Black Party after-party of the same name at Santo’s Party House, NYC. The main inspiration for the film was Kenneth Anger. Having been a fan of his work for a long time, this seemed the perfect opportunity to pay homage to the great experimental, indie filmmaker. Film still pictured here.
    I art directed, cast, produced, and co-directed (with photographer Mauricio A. Rodriguez of Ram Imagery) a short, surrealist film called Benediction that was created for and originally screened at the official Black Party after-party of the same name at Santo’s Party House, NYC. The main inspiration for the film was Kenneth Anger. Having been a fan of his work for a long time, this seemed the perfect opportunity to pay homage to the great experimental, indie filmmaker. Film still pictured here.
  • I art directed, cast, produced, and co-directed (with photographer Mauricio A. Rodriguez of Ram Imagery) a short, surrealist film called Benediction that was created for and originally screened at the official Black Party after-party of the same name at Santo’s Party House, NYC. The main inspiration for the film was Kenneth Anger. Having been a fan of his work for a long time, this seemed the perfect opportunity to pay homage to the great experimental, indie filmmaker. Film still pictured here.
    I art directed, cast, produced, and co-directed (with photographer Mauricio A. Rodriguez of Ram Imagery) a short, surrealist film called Benediction that was created for and originally screened at the official Black Party after-party of the same name at Santo’s Party House, NYC. The main inspiration for the film was Kenneth Anger. Having been a fan of his work for a long time, this seemed the perfect opportunity to pay homage to the great experimental, indie filmmaker. Film still pictured here.
  • I art directed, cast, produced, and co-directed (with photographer Mauricio A. Rodriguez of Ram Imagery) a short, surrealist film called Benediction that was created for and originally screened at the official Black Party after-party of the same name at Santo’s Party House, NYC. The main inspiration for the film was Kenneth Anger. Having been a fan of his work for a long time, this seemed the perfect opportunity to pay homage to the great experimental, indie filmmaker. Film still pictured here.
    I art directed, cast, produced, and co-directed (with photographer Mauricio A. Rodriguez of Ram Imagery) a short, surrealist film called Benediction that was created for and originally screened at the official Black Party after-party of the same name at Santo’s Party House, NYC. The main inspiration for the film was Kenneth Anger. Having been a fan of his work for a long time, this seemed the perfect opportunity to pay homage to the great experimental, indie filmmaker. Film still pictured here.

Editing/Periodical Design

  • Front matter for SPUNK ISSUE NO. 12: DAY FOR NIGHT (59 contributors, 200 pages, softcover). Front cover pictured here featuring art by Rafael Santiago. / Spunk is a semi-annual, independent literary art that I started it in NYC in 2003. I edit, curate, and design each issue. More info at www.spunkartandperspectives.
    Front matter for SPUNK ISSUE NO. 12: DAY FOR NIGHT (59 contributors, 200 pages, softcover). Front cover pictured here featuring art by Rafael Santiago. / Spunk is a semi-annual, independent literary art that I started it in NYC in 2003. I edit, curate, and design each issue. More info at www.spunkartandperspectives.
  • Front matter for SPUNK ISSUE NO. 12: DAY FOR NIGHT (59 contributors, 200 pages, softcover). Title page spread pictured here (inside front cover and page one) featuring art by         David Guillén. / Spunk is a semi-annual, independent literary art that I started it in NYC in 2003. I edit, curate, and design each issue. More info at www.spunkartandperspectives.
    Front matter for SPUNK ISSUE NO. 12: DAY FOR NIGHT (59 contributors, 200 pages, softcover). Title page spread pictured here (inside front cover and page one) featuring art by David Guillén. / Spunk is a semi-annual, independent literary art that I started it in NYC in 2003. I edit, curate, and design each issue. More info at www.spunkartandperspectives.
  • Front matter for SPUNK ISSUE NO. 12: DAY FOR NIGHT (59 contributors, 200 pages, softcover). Full-bleed spread pictured here (pp. 2–3) featuring art by Julie van der Vaart. / Spunk is a semi-annual, independent literary art that I started it in NYC in 2003. I edit, curate, and design each issue. More info at www.spunkartandperspectives.
    Front matter for SPUNK ISSUE NO. 12: DAY FOR NIGHT (59 contributors, 200 pages, softcover). Full-bleed spread pictured here (pp. 2–3) featuring art by Julie van der Vaart. / Spunk is a semi-annual, independent literary art that I started it in NYC in 2003. I edit, curate, and design each issue. More info at www.spunkartandperspectives.
  • Front matter for SPUNK ISSUE NO. 12: DAY FOR NIGHT (59 contributors, 200 pages, softcover). Secondary title page spread pictured here (pp. 4–5) featuring art by Diego Felipe Torres. / Spunk is a semi-annual, independent literary art that I started it in NYC in 2003. I edit, curate, and design each issue. More info at www.spunkartandperspectives.
    Front matter for SPUNK ISSUE NO. 12: DAY FOR NIGHT (59 contributors, 200 pages, softcover). Secondary title page spread pictured here (pp. 4–5) featuring art by Diego Felipe Torres. / Spunk is a semi-annual, independent literary art that I started it in NYC in 2003. I edit, curate, and design each issue. More info at www.spunkartandperspectives.
  • Front matter for SPUNK ISSUE NO. 12: DAY FOR NIGHT (59 contributors, 200 pages, softcover). Masthead spread pictured here (pp. 6–7) featuring art by Richard Vyse. / Spunk is a semi-annual, independent literary art that I started it in NYC in 2003. I edit, curate, and design each issue. More info at www.spunkartandperspectives.
    Front matter for SPUNK ISSUE NO. 12: DAY FOR NIGHT (59 contributors, 200 pages, softcover). Masthead spread pictured here (pp. 6–7) featuring art by Richard Vyse. / Spunk is a semi-annual, independent literary art that I started it in NYC in 2003. I edit, curate, and design each issue. More info at www.spunkartandperspectives.
  • Front matter for SPUNK ISSUE NO. 12: DAY FOR NIGHT (59 contributors, 200 pages, softcover). Full-bleed spread pictured here (pp. 8–9) featuring art by Jm Le Vn. / Spunk is a semi-annual, independent literary art that I started it in NYC in 2003. I edit, curate, and design each issue. More info at www.spunkartandperspectives.
    Front matter for SPUNK ISSUE NO. 12: DAY FOR NIGHT (59 contributors, 200 pages, softcover). Full-bleed spread pictured here (pp. 8–9) featuring art by Jm Le Vn. / Spunk is a semi-annual, independent literary art that I started it in NYC in 2003. I edit, curate, and design each issue. More info at www.spunkartandperspectives.
  • Front matter for SPUNK ISSUE NO. 12: DAY FOR NIGHT (59 contributors, 200 pages, softcover). Contributors list spread pictured here (pp. 10–11). / Spunk is a semi-annual, independent literary art that I started it in NYC in 2003. I edit, curate, and design each issue. More info at www.spunkartandperspectives.
    Front matter for SPUNK ISSUE NO. 12: DAY FOR NIGHT (59 contributors, 200 pages, softcover). Contributors list spread pictured here (pp. 10–11). / Spunk is a semi-annual, independent literary art that I started it in NYC in 2003. I edit, curate, and design each issue. More info at www.spunkartandperspectives.
  • Front matter for SPUNK ISSUE NO. 12: DAY FOR NIGHT (59 contributors, 200 pages, softcover). Full-bleed spread pictured (pp. 12–13) here featuring art by         Benoit Paillé. / Spunk is a semi-annual, independent literary art that I started it in NYC in 2003. I edit, curate, and design each issue. More info at www.spunkartandperspectives.
    Front matter for SPUNK ISSUE NO. 12: DAY FOR NIGHT (59 contributors, 200 pages, softcover). Full-bleed spread pictured (pp. 12–13) here featuring art by Benoit Paillé. / Spunk is a semi-annual, independent literary art that I started it in NYC in 2003. I edit, curate, and design each issue. More info at www.spunkartandperspectives.
  • Front matter for SPUNK ISSUE NO. 12: DAY FOR NIGHT (59 contributors, 200 pages, softcover). Table of contents spread pictured here (pp. 14–15). / Spunk is a semi-annual, independent literary art that I started it in NYC in 2003. I edit, curate, and design each issue. More info at www.spunkartandperspectives.
    Front matter for SPUNK ISSUE NO. 12: DAY FOR NIGHT (59 contributors, 200 pages, softcover). Table of contents spread pictured here (pp. 14–15). / Spunk is a semi-annual, independent literary art that I started it in NYC in 2003. I edit, curate, and design each issue. More info at www.spunkartandperspectives.
  • Front matter for SPUNK ISSUE NO. 12: DAY FOR NIGHT (59 contributors, 200 pages, softcover). Table of contents spread pictured here (pp. 16–17). / Spunk is a semi-annual, independent literary art that I started it in NYC in 2003. I edit, curate, and design each issue. More info at www.spunkartandperspectives.
    Front matter for SPUNK ISSUE NO. 12: DAY FOR NIGHT (59 contributors, 200 pages, softcover). Table of contents spread pictured here (pp. 16–17). / Spunk is a semi-annual, independent literary art that I started it in NYC in 2003. I edit, curate, and design each issue. More info at www.spunkartandperspectives.
  • Front cover of SPUNK ISSUE NO. 11: ANOTHER WORLD featuring art by Elliott Green and example inside spread featuring art by Socatoba. / Spunk is a semi-annual, independent literary art that I started it in NYC in 2003. I edit, curate, and design each issue. More info at www.spunkartandperspectives.
    Front cover of SPUNK ISSUE NO. 11: ANOTHER WORLD featuring art by Elliott Green and example inside spread featuring art by Socatoba. / Spunk is a semi-annual, independent literary art that I started it in NYC in 2003. I edit, curate, and design each issue. More info at www.spunkartandperspectives.
  • Front cover of SPUNK ISSUE NO. 10: DREAM featuring art by Anne Lamb and example inside spread featuring art by Enrico Nagel and Christopher J. Williams. / Spunk is a semi-annual, independent literary art that I started it in NYC in 2003. I edit, curate, and design each issue. More info at www.spunkartandperspectives.
    Front cover of SPUNK ISSUE NO. 10: DREAM featuring art by Anne Lamb and example inside spread featuring art by Enrico Nagel and Christopher J. Williams. / Spunk is a semi-annual, independent literary art that I started it in NYC in 2003. I edit, curate, and design each issue. More info at www.spunkartandperspectives.

Event Production

  • I produced Spunk-centric, Spunk No. 12 Launch Party & Reading, at Hank Henderson’s longstanding monthly reading series, homo-centric, on Tuesday, November 27th, 2018 at Stories Books & Café in Echo Park, L.A. Henderson introduced the evening, I read my introductory essay for the issue, “Day for Night,” Carson Beker read their poem featured in the issue, “Drownboat,” Mark Gindi read his essay from the issue, “Alone and in theDark: Remembering International Male,” and Brandi M. Spaethe read her poem featured in the issue, “Dream of a Man Giving Birth,” and her short story “The Fetish Party.” Art by Rafael Santiago is featured on the cover of Spunk issue no. 9. / Spunk is a semi-annual, independent literary art that I started it in NYC in 2003. I edit, curate, and design each issue. More info at www.spunkartandperspectives.
    I produced Spunk-centric, Spunk No. 12 Launch Party & Reading, at Hank Henderson’s longstanding monthly reading series, homo-centric, on Tuesday, November 27th, 2018 at Stories Books & Café in Echo Park, L.A. Henderson introduced the evening, I read my introductory essay for the issue, “Day for Night,” Carson Beker read their poem featured in the issue, “Drownboat,” Mark Gindi read his essay from the issue, “Alone and in theDark: Remembering International Male,” and Brandi M. Spaethe read her poem featured in the issue, “Dream of a Man Giving Birth,” and her short story “The Fetish Party.” Art by Rafael Santiago is featured on the cover of Spunk issue no. 9. / Spunk is a semi-annual, independent literary art that I started it in NYC in 2003. I edit, curate, and design each issue. More info at www.spunkartandperspectives.
  • I produced Dream: Spunk No. 10 Launch Party on Friday, May1st, 2015 at The Eagle, NYC. It featured a screening of the video Last Time WeMet by Jasmine Hirst (7 minutes, starring Lydia Lunch and Dominic Cipolla), originalvideo projections by Mike Nolan (aka Tecnoflesh), DJs Aaron Cobbett and LorantDuzgun (Royal Advisor Records), a collaborative sound installation Not LikeThat, Like This (Dream No. 10) by David Lackner and myself, and performances byBlue Jazz TV’s Synthetic Love Dream Ensemble, Joseph Keckler, and AB Soto. Ialso had the first Spunk T-shirts made for the event. They were sold alongsidecopies of Spunk issue no. 10 (front cover: Anne Lamb). / Spunk is asemi-annual, independent literary art that I started it in NYC in 2003. I edit,curate, and design each issue. More info at www.spunkartandperspectives.
    I produced Dream: Spunk No. 10 Launch Party on Friday, May1st, 2015 at The Eagle, NYC. It featured a screening of the video Last Time WeMet by Jasmine Hirst (7 minutes, starring Lydia Lunch and Dominic Cipolla), originalvideo projections by Mike Nolan (aka Tecnoflesh), DJs Aaron Cobbett and LorantDuzgun (Royal Advisor Records), a collaborative sound installation Not LikeThat, Like This (Dream No. 10) by David Lackner and myself, and performances byBlue Jazz TV’s Synthetic Love Dream Ensemble, Joseph Keckler, and AB Soto. Ialso had the first Spunk T-shirts made for the event. They were sold alongsidecopies of Spunk issue no. 10 (front cover: Anne Lamb). / Spunk is asemi-annual, independent literary art that I started it in NYC in 2003. I edit,curate, and design each issue. More info at www.spunkartandperspectives.
  • I co-cast, produced and directed the staged reading Roy Garrett’s Hot Rod to Hell with artist, and Garrett’s friend, Robert W.Richards. It took place on November 2nd, 2013 at Dixon Place, NYC, featured an original score by Lorant Duzgun, and was performed by writer/performer Mike Albo, producer/director Jonathan Daniel Federico, writer William Johnson, artist Brian Kenny, artist Scooter LaForge, artist/musician Casey Spooner, and writer/performer Max Steele. Poster art by Robert W. Richards. / “Roy Garrett danced in Manhattan's Ramrod theatre, Big Top, and The Gaiety before moving into adult film. From 1979 through the early 80s Garret made a dozen films—five of them for Joe Gage (including his lead role in Gage's Heatstroke). In 1981 he met his lover Bob Shane. Roy performed his own poetry in an act called Hot Rod to Hell, and released an audio cassette of the act, with "musical scenery” by Man Parrish (who also did several soundtracks for Joe Gage). Shane died in 1987 and Garrett in 1992, both from AIDS com
    I co-cast, produced and directed the staged reading Roy Garrett’s Hot Rod to Hell with artist, and Garrett’s friend, Robert W.Richards. It took place on November 2nd, 2013 at Dixon Place, NYC, featured an original score by Lorant Duzgun, and was performed by writer/performer Mike Albo, producer/director Jonathan Daniel Federico, writer William Johnson, artist Brian Kenny, artist Scooter LaForge, artist/musician Casey Spooner, and writer/performer Max Steele. Poster art by Robert W. Richards. / “Roy Garrett danced in Manhattan's Ramrod theatre, Big Top, and The Gaiety before moving into adult film. From 1979 through the early 80s Garret made a dozen films—five of them for Joe Gage (including his lead role in Gage's Heatstroke). In 1981 he met his lover Bob Shane. Roy performed his own poetry in an act called Hot Rod to Hell, and released an audio cassette of the act, with "musical scenery” by Man Parrish (who also did several soundtracks for Joe Gage). Shane died in 1987 and Garrett in 1992, both from AIDS com
  • I produced the evening Spunk: Words & Music at the independent bookstore BGSQD (Bureau of General Services, Queer Division) in NYC on Saturday, October 12th, 2013. It featured four readings from my literary art journal, Spunk, by their authors—William Johnson read his essay "Speaking Camp,” Joseph Keckler read his short story "Andragon," Max Steele read his short story "King," I read my essay "I've Chosen Disco”—and musical performances by Spunk art contributor Evripidis and His Tragedies. / Spunk is a semi-annual, independent literary art that I started it in NYC in 2003. I edit, curate, and design each issue. More info at www.spunkartandperspectives.
    I produced the evening Spunk: Words & Music at the independent bookstore BGSQD (Bureau of General Services, Queer Division) in NYC on Saturday, October 12th, 2013. It featured four readings from my literary art journal, Spunk, by their authors—William Johnson read his essay "Speaking Camp,” Joseph Keckler read his short story "Andragon," Max Steele read his short story "King," I read my essay "I've Chosen Disco”—and musical performances by Spunk art contributor Evripidis and His Tragedies. / Spunk is a semi-annual, independent literary art that I started it in NYC in 2003. I edit, curate, and design each issue. More info at www.spunkartandperspectives.
  • I produced and curated Revolution: Spunk No. 9 Launch Party& Exhibition on Friday, August 9th, 2013 at the Leslie-Lohman Museum’s Prince Street Project Space in SoHo, NYC. The party featured a performance by AB Soto and the exhibition featured work by Paul Caranicas, Ricky Day, Robert Fontanelli, Gio Black Peter, Rory Golden, Dan Halm, Scott Hug, Simen Johan, Scooter LaForge, Chuck Nitzberg, Mike Nolan, Robert W. Richards, Dan Romer, Emma Tapley, George Towne, and Petrito Zezus. Art by Enrico Nagel is featured on the cover of Spunk issue no. 9. / Spunk is a semi-annual, independent literary art that I started it in NYC in 2003. I edit, curate, and design eachissue. More info at www.spunkartandperspectives.
    I produced and curated Revolution: Spunk No. 9 Launch Party& Exhibition on Friday, August 9th, 2013 at the Leslie-Lohman Museum’s Prince Street Project Space in SoHo, NYC. The party featured a performance by AB Soto and the exhibition featured work by Paul Caranicas, Ricky Day, Robert Fontanelli, Gio Black Peter, Rory Golden, Dan Halm, Scott Hug, Simen Johan, Scooter LaForge, Chuck Nitzberg, Mike Nolan, Robert W. Richards, Dan Romer, Emma Tapley, George Towne, and Petrito Zezus. Art by Enrico Nagel is featured on the cover of Spunk issue no. 9. / Spunk is a semi-annual, independent literary art that I started it in NYC in 2003. I edit, curate, and design eachissue. More info at www.spunkartandperspectives.
  • I edited, cast, produced, and co-directed the reading Hot Rod Reprise: 25 poems by Roy Garrett. It was held on Monday, July 16th, 2012 at The Phoenix NYC, introduced by artist, and Garrett’s friend, Robert W. Richards, and read by writer/performer Mike Albo, author Nick Burd, rapper LastO, artist/musician Casey Spooner, and writer/performer Max Steele. / “Roy Garrett danced in Manhattan's Ramrod theatre, Big Top, and The Gaiety before moving into adult film. From 1979 through the early 80s Garret made a dozen films—five of them for Joe Gage (including his lead role in Gage's Heatstroke). In 1981 he met his lover Bob Shane. Roy performed his own poetry in an act called Hot Rod to Hell, and released an audio cassette of the act, with "musical scenery” by Man Parrish (who also did several soundtracks for Joe Gage). Shane died in 1987 and Garrett in 1992, both from AIDS complications.”
    I edited, cast, produced, and co-directed the reading Hot Rod Reprise: 25 poems by Roy Garrett. It was held on Monday, July 16th, 2012 at The Phoenix NYC, introduced by artist, and Garrett’s friend, Robert W. Richards, and read by writer/performer Mike Albo, author Nick Burd, rapper LastO, artist/musician Casey Spooner, and writer/performer Max Steele. / “Roy Garrett danced in Manhattan's Ramrod theatre, Big Top, and The Gaiety before moving into adult film. From 1979 through the early 80s Garret made a dozen films—five of them for Joe Gage (including his lead role in Gage's Heatstroke). In 1981 he met his lover Bob Shane. Roy performed his own poetry in an act called Hot Rod to Hell, and released an audio cassette of the act, with "musical scenery” by Man Parrish (who also did several soundtracks for Joe Gage). Shane died in 1987 and Garrett in 1992, both from AIDS complications.”
  • I produced Spunk No. 8 Launch Party on Thursday, July 12th,2012 at Envoy Enterprises, NYC. The event featured a live art installation,Furniture Clothes by artist Robert Fontanelli, and a screening of Benediction, a short film by Mauricio A. Rodriguez and myself. Art by Austin Young is featured on the cover of Spunk issue no. 8. / Spunk is a semi-annual, independent literary art that I started it in NYC in 2003. I edit, curate, and design each issue. More info at www.spunkartandperspectives.
    I produced Spunk No. 8 Launch Party on Thursday, July 12th,2012 at Envoy Enterprises, NYC. The event featured a live art installation,Furniture Clothes by artist Robert Fontanelli, and a screening of Benediction, a short film by Mauricio A. Rodriguez and myself. Art by Austin Young is featured on the cover of Spunk issue no. 8. / Spunk is a semi-annual, independent literary art that I started it in NYC in 2003. I edit, curate, and design each issue. More info at www.spunkartandperspectives.
  • I produced Spunk No. 7 Installation & Launch Party onWednesday, April 21st, 2010 at Envoy Enterprises, NYC. The evening featuredperformances by Joseph Kecker and LastO, a video screening by Mike Nolan (akaTecnoflesh), and an installation of the pages from Spunk issue no. 7 blown upon the walls of the gallery. / Spunk is a semi-annual, independent literary art that I started it in NYC in 2003. I edit, curate, and design each issue. More info at www.spunkartandperspectives.
    I produced Spunk No. 7 Installation & Launch Party onWednesday, April 21st, 2010 at Envoy Enterprises, NYC. The evening featuredperformances by Joseph Kecker and LastO, a video screening by Mike Nolan (akaTecnoflesh), and an installation of the pages from Spunk issue no. 7 blown upon the walls of the gallery. / Spunk is a semi-annual, independent literary art that I started it in NYC in 2003. I edit, curate, and design each issue. More info at www.spunkartandperspectives.
  • I produced andcurated Spunk No. 6 Launch Party & Exhibition on Wednesday, June 24th, 2009at Envoy Enterprises, NYC. The evening featured a musical performance by Voveteand the exhibition included work from the issue by Carlos Aponte, BielCarpenter, Fabrice Cazenave, Delphine Delas, Robert Fontanelli, Ron Gordon,Wesley Harvey, Philip Jaan, Simen Johan, Sito Mújica, Bruce New, Stephen ScottSmith, Socatoba, John Stanley, Sarah Vivienne York, and Paul Zone. / Spunk is a semi-annual, independent literary art that I started it in NYC in 2003. I edit, curate, and design each issue. More info at www.spunkartandperspectives.
    I produced andcurated Spunk No. 6 Launch Party & Exhibition on Wednesday, June 24th, 2009at Envoy Enterprises, NYC. The evening featured a musical performance by Voveteand the exhibition included work from the issue by Carlos Aponte, BielCarpenter, Fabrice Cazenave, Delphine Delas, Robert Fontanelli, Ron Gordon,Wesley Harvey, Philip Jaan, Simen Johan, Sito Mújica, Bruce New, Stephen ScottSmith, Socatoba, John Stanley, Sarah Vivienne York, and Paul Zone. / Spunk is a semi-annual, independent literary art that I started it in NYC in 2003. I edit, curate, and design each issue. More info at www.spunkartandperspectives.

Poster/Broadside Design

  • While at The Oliphant Press, I designed this promotional poster for The Book That Changed My Life: Interviews with National Book Award Winners & Finalists, a publication of The National Book Foundation. It was edited by Diane Osen and has an introduction by the Foundation’s director at the time, Neil Baldwin, an author in his own right. The National Book Foundation is a nonprofit organization established "to raise the cultural appreciation of great writing in America."
    While at The Oliphant Press, I designed this promotional poster for The Book That Changed My Life: Interviews with National Book Award Winners & Finalists, a publication of The National Book Foundation. It was edited by Diane Osen and has an introduction by the Foundation’s director at the time, Neil Baldwin, an author in his own right. The National Book Foundation is a nonprofit organization established "to raise the cultural appreciation of great writing in America."
  • I designed a series of these posters all featuring a different cover star (Lou Reed pictured here) for a party I DJed at The Root Cellar called Monsieur.
    I designed a series of these posters all featuring a different cover star (Lou Reed pictured here) for a party I DJed at The Root Cellar called Monsieur.
  • I designed a series of these posters all featuring the collage work of one of my favorite artists, Enrico Nagel, for a party I DJed at Nowhere Bar in NYC called What About the Children? Nagel liked the idea of his work intersecting with nightlife and I love finding places for art and collaborating with artists I admire.
    I designed a series of these posters all featuring the collage work of one of my favorite artists, Enrico Nagel, for a party I DJed at Nowhere Bar in NYC called What About the Children? Nagel liked the idea of his work intersecting with nightlife and I love finding places for art and collaborating with artists I admire.
  • While at The Oliphant Press I designed a few of these broadsides featuring the poetry of Hyam Plutzik. For this one, “Sprig of Lilac,” I did a drawing of lilacs for the background. The broadside was published in a limited edition of 500 to celebrate Hyam Plutzik Day in Rochester, New York, and to recognize the poem in commemoration of the Lilac Festival.
    While at The Oliphant Press I designed a few of these broadsides featuring the poetry of Hyam Plutzik. For this one, “Sprig of Lilac,” I did a drawing of lilacs for the background. The broadside was published in a limited edition of 500 to celebrate Hyam Plutzik Day in Rochester, New York, and to recognize the poem in commemoration of the Lilac Festival.
  • A poster I designed for a party I DJed called Dance Riot. The party began shortly after the last presidential election. I like the idea of parties as demonstration, as protest, and that using even the smallest of space to carry a message can have an impact.
    A poster I designed for a party I DJed called Dance Riot. The party began shortly after the last presidential election. I like the idea of parties as demonstration, as protest, and that using even the smallest of space to carry a message can have an impact.
  • A poster I designed for a collaborative evening between DJ Rich King's monthly party The Sunday Situation at The Monster NYC and my literary art journal Spunk. I curated video art to be played on the bar monitors while DJs Rich King and Michael T played, and there was a special performance of some of Roy Garrett's poetry by Max Steele. Poster design features manipulated original photography by Petrito Zezus.
    A poster I designed for a collaborative evening between DJ Rich King's monthly party The Sunday Situation at The Monster NYC and my literary art journal Spunk. I curated video art to be played on the bar monitors while DJs Rich King and Michael T played, and there was a special performance of some of Roy Garrett's poetry by Max Steele. Poster design features manipulated original photography by Petrito Zezus.
  • A poster I designed for a soft rock happy hour party I DJed at The Monster in NYC called Lover. The party was exclusively mid-70s to mid-80s soft rock, quiet storm, and the related. The imagery in the posters on on the bar monitors was all featured musicians and period heartthrobs awash in a sea of clouds.
    A poster I designed for a soft rock happy hour party I DJed at The Monster in NYC called Lover. The party was exclusively mid-70s to mid-80s soft rock, quiet storm, and the related. The imagery in the posters on on the bar monitors was all featured musicians and period heartthrobs awash in a sea of clouds.
  • I designed a series of these posters all featuring the artwork of Chuck Nitzberg for a party I DJed at Nowhere Bar in NYC called Pickup. Artist Scooter LaForge did the logo, and a different artist's work was featured on the bar monitors at each party. I love finding places for art and collaborating with artists I admire.
    I designed a series of these posters all featuring the artwork of Chuck Nitzberg for a party I DJed at Nowhere Bar in NYC called Pickup. Artist Scooter LaForge did the logo, and a different artist's work was featured on the bar monitors at each party. I love finding places for art and collaborating with artists I admire.