I was contracted to form the identity of a Buffalo, NY-based art gallery and workshop space called “BAM!“. The process involved developing a brandmark and color set, along with providing visual content for web and social. I was also responsible for photographing and archiving various works from the collection.
The logo was inspired by graphics found in comics and graphic/visual motifs from the 1980’s era.
I was contacted to develop the identity of a start-up.
Tango is a web application designed to revolutionize remote job shadowing. Teams can shadow their superiors or stars in their industry by sharing workflow and skills virtually.
Sketches were inspired by keywords related to training. Some of them were accomplishment, recognition, mentorship, champion, expert, apprenticeship, hacks, connection, among others.
We wanted the logo to represent idea-sharing and flow, so we settled on a deconstructed yin yang design. The shapes can be interpreted as “big fish and little fish” or mentor and student. They appear to swim or dance around each other, like partners in a Tango.
The shapes were designed using perfect circles.
Including more than a couple of colors was important to the team, so I introduced a complimentary teal blue, which could be used in a gradient background or on accents on the application.
Horizontal and vertical logotype options were included for versatility across all promotional materials.
Nevin Murchie ofMurchie Law (Williamsville, NY) contacted me to develop a logo for a branch of his firm. Nevin specified that he wanted to go in “the monogram route” with some incorporation of the Canadian maple leaf. We came up with several ideas, narrowed to the version below. M, I and C overlap each other. The maple leaf acts as the dot of the I. Serif style type compliments the logo to communicate a sense of sophistication and class.
*self-generated project* A rebrand of FISM: International Federation of Magic Societies – a global magic competition held every four years. I used vintage magicians’ posters and victorian-style type as inspiration. Visual motifs include clouds of green smoke, aged paper and anatomical diagrams of rabbits.
*self-generated project* The Food Chain is an Asian cuisine catering company based in Hong Kong, China. What better way to represent the company than with a culturally-relevant symbol. The chopsticks were first used by the Chinese and then later spread to other regions within Asia. The logo is an ode to these historic instruments.