George Fox grad program posters

A series of one-off posters I designed for various grad departments at George Fox University. The colors correspond to a series of brochures for each department. These posters hang in the George Fox Portland Center.


Geez 31, the peace issue

This issue of Geez magazine is about unrecognized peace activists. Publisher Aiden Enns came up with the cover idea, and I did the photo illustration. I also like the two multiple exposures featuring historical war images inside a couple of heads (one is mine, one is my partner's). And I had fun coming up with callouts for the "peace missile" spot illustration.


Summer 2013 George Fox Journal

The new issue of the George Fox Journal is out now. Thanks to Joel Bock for the cover and feature photos. I did a bit of custom lettering for the feature story.


Geez 30, the Redoing Schooling issue

Issue 30 of Geez magazine is out, and covers all aspects of alternative schooling. I did the cover illustration and lettering, as well as some spot drawings inside.


Dad in a baobab

My dad wrote a bunch of stories from his life and I designed a book of them that he could give to friends and relatives. For the cover I chose this cool photo taken soon after he arrived in Africa as a teenager with his parents. They were driving halfway up the continent in a custom pickup trailer built by my grandfather. That's Dad partway up a baobab tree, along with his mother and two missionary ladies who were traveling with them. Click to enlarge.


Imago Dei Ministries logo

A logo I designed for Imago Dei Ministries.

Rather than me explain the rationale behind this design,here's quote from the client about it:

"We love the sense of movement, transformation, hope, life, energy ... and the paradoxical element of being able to see it as going either direction - in one sense it moves from the tight spiral out into something new/alive, in another sense it can be seen as "parts" (of a person, a community, etc.) coming together and finding united focus/meaning in the center of the spiral. ... It leaves room for people to bring their own experience to it (see it as a tree/blossom, water, fire, or something else entirely - I can even see "dancers" in the leaves/flames), which is awesome. It is simple and bold, yet with lots of interesting details. It feels like "us," for sure."

Imago Dei also published Paradox Lost, for which I designed the cover.


Geez stamp poster

I have designed a bunch of stamps for the letters section of Geez magazine over the years, and decided to make a poster of them. They're in black and white for the magazine, so I had to add color. Click to enlarge.


Geez 29, the Persister issue

Geez issue 29 is the first one I did not design. I took a break, and Melody Morrissette guest-designed this issue, and did a great job. I especially like the cover, which spoofs typical women's magazines.


George Fox honors program logo

Another logo design for George Fox, for the new William Penn Honors Program (top). We wanted to do a crest referencing William Penn's family coat-of-arms (a couple of variants, middle). I decided to use a book as the holding shape, instead of a shield, since Penn was a peaceful non-arms-bearing Quaker and the honors program is a "great books" program (see book list). I retained the distinctive three circles on the Penn family crest, and designed a handful of icons as options to consider for the crest (bottom). We settled on using a crest-styled Bruin head, crown and field of crosses.


George Fox Bruins logo redesign

When I started working on some new projects featuring the George Fox University Bruins logo, I noticed its weaknesses: the right half is fairly realistic, while the left side is extremely stylized; the thin gold outline was too dark, making the face blunted and indistinct. So I got to redesign it, keeping the general form similar overall so that uniforms and other items with the old logo could continue to be used.

I made the logo more stylized overall, as well as more angular and aggressive. A lighter gold color and thicker outline doesn't obscure the bear's features.

One of the first applications I designed using the new Bruin logo is this team bus, a rolling billboard for George Fox athletics. (Click to enlarge.)