Approved merchandise graphics for Goo Goo Dolls. Both designs were available on the band's 2017 tour titled Long Way Home Summer Tour.
The initial brief called for type based only designs and figuring out various ways to display the band name. Some references that were provided were some of an athletic style, so I explored a few options there.
Approved merchandise graphics for Tupac. A lot of imagery for Tupac merchandise revolves around black and white / streetwear / clean, or 90s inspired graphics. When working on these projects, I tend to stay within that headspace unless direction provided says otherwise.
This first design is available in Spencer’s stores and online, the tie dye design is available in Hot Topic, and the gold glitter design is in Rue21.
Approved merchandise graphics for Mary J. Blige. The gold glitter design was on her 2017 Strength Of A Woman tour. The throwback design was included at her What's the 411? pop up shop, as well as her official online store.
Approved merchandise design for Alice In Chains. This design was available on tour and online during 2016. I wanted to create a real abstract piece that fit with AIC’s vibe and previous merchandise, while giving them a fresh feel.
Proposed merchandise concepts for The Beatles.
The brief for these designs were to create designs inspired by the The Beatles' "Yellow Submarine". I wanted to experiment with vibrant colors, interesting layouts, and the submarine imagery itself.
Approved merchandise graphic for Shinedown. This colorway is available in Hot Topic. A greyscale version on a charcoal tshirt is available in their online store.
The brief for Shinedown merchandise back in 2016 was heavily based on Obey merchandise, so I wanted to create a design inspired by that vibe.
Proposed concept for The White Buffalo. This would have been used as a St. Patricks Day 2018 tee design.
Approved merchandise graphic for Cage The Elephant. This was available on tour during 2016 as well as Hot Topic. Imagery is based on the Tell Me I'm Pretty record, and I wanted to create an album based design that played on the playfulness and abstract style of the band.
Approved sticker design for Parachute. The band wanted a graphic that fit with a more indie / hipster style of design, and appealed to a more feminine fan base. This was available on their Acoustic 2017 Tour.
Nightwatch is a personal art series started back in July of 2017. I wanted to create pieces completely from scratch that focused on abstractness with geometry.
Approved merchandise graphics for Metallica. The Hardwired Repeat design was available as exclusive merchandise for specific tour dates in 2017, and the Enter Sandman design was available in Hot Topic.
For the Repeat design, I wanted to create a classic looking design fitting with visuals from Metallica’s recent record. The lines “…To Self Destruct” was printed on the back.
For the Enter Sandman design, the brief was to create new designs based on classic records while maintaining the vibe and feel from those album covers. This was utilizing the imagery from their “Black” record, which has a fairly minimal cover. Therefore, I wanted to convey that with this set of designs.
Approved merchandise design for As It Is. Available on tour and online. This design was inspired by their tour poster for their “Okay USA” tour back in 2017.
Approved merchandise graphics for Asking Alexandria. All of these were designed around The Black album cycle. Designs can be found in places such as Hot Topic, Impericon, Spencers, various online webstores, and tour.
Approved graphics for Lucid Life Apparel. Several of the designs I have created for this brand focus on abstract / nature based imagery, and push what would be classified as "normal" or safe design. Each project is a joy as the outcome is always something new and exciting.
Graphics include merchandise design (everything from tshirts and tank tops, to hoodies and raglans), logo / type design, and social media images.
Approved merchandise graphics for Seether. Imagery was based on assets from their Poison The Parish record. These were available during their 2017 tour. Some of these are also available in their online store.
Proposed merchandise concept for Carolina Rebellion. As of recently, I have been wanting to push my illustration and include that into more projects, so I started with this design. Unfortunately, it did not make the cut but I liked it enough to include on the site.
The Inverted Type Series is a personal project used to explore and experiment with typography. The goal is to create type treatments that are aestheically the opposite of what the actual word says.
Additionally, the majority of these graphics are 100% custom or heavy font manipulation.
Approved merchandise graphics for Muse. These were available on tour in 2017. A lot of the briefs for Muse during this time were not very cohesive, except for the fact that a lot of the designs were abstract in nature or inspired by 70s / 80s imagery. This was an interesting project to be able to create graphics that I did not normally get the chance to do so prior.
Approved merchandise graphics for K.Flay. These were available on her 2016 Crush Me Tour and in her online webstore.
I wanted to get a real authentic and vintage vibe from these designs, as if they have existed for a fair amount of time and started to wear away.
Proposed merchandise concept for Pitbull. For this design and some of my other submissions, I wanted to push the streetwear vibe as well as bring in imagery from his hometown of Miami.
Approved merchandise graphic for Good Charlotte. The band wanted a design that was a mix between the trendy style of a store such as PacSun as well as modern streetwear. They're big on "fam" being incorporated into designs and wanted something for the fans.
This was available on tour in 2017 as well as their Impericon store.
Approved merchandise graphics for Ice Nine Kills. The "Nature Of The Beast" poster was available for a limited time online. The other graphics can be found either on tour or in their online webstore.
Proposed merchandise concept for Slaughter To Prevail. This design was pieced together to display a real death metal vibe, one that I do not normally get the ability to design for. This was proposed for their Misery Sermon album cycle.
Approved for P!ATD. Available in Hot Topic.
I wanted to keep my designs for P!ATD simple and streetwear in nature. I wanted to experiment with inverts and typography / breaking a band name up in terms of placement.
Approved merchandise graphic for Palaye Royale. This specific graphic was a ton of fun as the majority of the design is custom (with the exception of their symbol and original photo). I printed out the photo, ripped it up, scanned that back in with another sheet of doodles, and went to town in Photoshop piecing this together.
Approved merchandise graphics for Paul McCartney. These were available on his One On One tour in 2016, as well as his official online store. Some graphics such as the Sunset raglan and One On One bag were reprinted and used for various other legs of the tour, even all the way up to the end of 2017.
Approved merchandise graphics for A Lot Like Birds. The Owl design was from 2015 whereas the Divisi design is from 2017. All of these were used as tour merchandise and some eventually became available in their online webstore.
Approved merchandise graphics for Cher. The first 'Rudolph' typography was approved for her 2016 Christmas line and used on ornaments and mugs, as well as the official logo icon for the site. The other designs were available during her Classic Cher 2017 dates in Las Vegas.
Merchandise approvals for All That Remains. The christmas design was available online during December 2017, while the army design is on tour.
Approved merchandise graphics for Lindsey Stirling. Available on her holiday tour in 2017. I wanted to create graphics that fit with the holiday vibe while also retaining a classic feel that worked with Lindsey Stirling as a musician and her violin performances.
Approved for Chicago Open Air Festival 2017. The festival seemed to gravitate towards 80s inspired merchandise design, so I wanted to display their name in a similar format.
Approved for River City Rockfest 2017. Being that the festival is located in Texas, I wanted to create strong, iconic Texas imagery that resonated with fans at the concert.
Approved merchandise design for Dirty Heads. This is available in their online store. The brief was to stick with their “Cali Skater” vibe so I took that information as well as imagery from their recent record to create this design.
Approved CD cover art for Secondborn's album titled 'Symbols'. Released in 2015. The band was open on a concept and just wanted something abstract to represent their music versus having a detailed concept in terms of imagery.
Misc typography and symbols for bands, festivals, clothing brands, companies, etc. These were either full logos on their own, typography parts of merchandise designs, or unused concepts altogether.