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Process is long and enduring. The end result speaks for itself.

Don’t take life too seriously. You’ll never get out of it alive. - Elbert Hubbard

Be Casual

We built upon our past, to give you the future.

Posters that express the more relaxed and lighter side of design. Current poster for 3T reflects the inner child and its importance on the future.

Be Sophisticated

I have the simplest tastes. I am always satisfied with the best. - Oscar Wilde

Visual and literary study of patient David Nussbaum, treated at JCRS, (now RMCAD). Book design and fictional retelling. Original poem by David Nussbaum(right) Double spread on following page.

Keep Smiling Please be patient, you in the San Science, and your doctors are doing all they can. It’s true that at times you get sad and blue, Just remember that there others much worse off than you. Try to be cheerful; it will make your troubles fewer. I’m sure that you’ll find it will hasten your cure. So keep on smiling, don’t let your thoughts roam, And e’en ere you know it, You’ll be going home.

He was an older gentleman of about fifty; shorter, dark haired, with a strong complexion and broad facial features. He carried a large black case under his right arm as his suit jacket, blue with slight white pinstripes, hung carelessly around a brown leather suitcase. By his possessions and light pretentious demeanor in his step, I took him to either be a professional musician or possible a man of many privileges. This being the Jewish Consumptives Relief Society and not the Jewish Memorial Hospital, it no longer mattered if he came from money or not. He was here because he had tuberculosis and because he was dying. I am not saying that because he was here that he wasn’t going to survive, we all have to have hope and faith, but needless to say, he was a little less healthy than most.

Final spread: Patient’s actual death note and list of personal effects.

Be Casually Sophisticated

You have to strike the right balance of both sex and sophistication. - Tina Chai

Culture Behind the Design

Automobiles have been cultural icons since the Duryea brothers’ road test in 1893. Since then, countries have been developing and redefining their product lines and advertising to stay ahead of each other. With the increase of technology, car companies today are reaching a much greater market through design and concept, while trying to maintain their cultural integrity. How do they distinguish themselves from each other when they are producing and selling a product with the same purpose in mind?

Senior thesis: Poster series and written document. Model cars wrapped with clear labels.

I’m always thinking about creating. My future starts when I wake up every morning. Every day I find something creative to do with my life. -Miles Davis

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Team member in the redevelopment of 3T’s company system from branding to social networks. Final presentation to Rene Wiertz (CEO 3T) James Burchfield (team member and model) with book

Identity system created along with collateral, product application, signage, and apparel. Seen on next page.

A few chosen pages from the final book


Pllease visit: to see more from the 3T team.

Flex Your Design Muscles

Stay hungry, stay foolish. - Steve Paul Jobs

Leave your footprint on design

8 All-natural Ounces

8 All-natural Ounces

8 All-natural Ounces

8 All-natural Ounces

Without the ability to describe their allergies and problems, children are at risk of injury or illness that can be easily avoided. Inspired by the severe peanut allergies of my two nephews, Will and Nate, AllerTees is a subtle and fashionable way to protect the ones you love. Products consist of T-shirts, sweatshirts, stickers, & buttons with a wider variety of styles and allergy topics to come.

Be a Builder

Let your imagination release your imprisoned possibilities. - Robert H. Schuller


Alphabet book with full bleed images and dramatic type to help young children grasp the alphabet in a colorful and exciting way.


Learn From Your Mistakes

Creativity is allowing oneself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. - The Dilbert Principle

Cover for brochure of bad typography

Ever wish that we could just hit command + z to undo everyday mistakes?

Not only can you learn from your own mistakes, but you can learn from those of others.

Used to be ‘Bugs’ Bunny Motel, but due to copyrights, the sign was changed. It was never returned to its grandeur, and is now a symbol of Kerning gone wrong.

Live life fully while you’re here. Experience everything. Take care of yourself and your friends. Have fun, be crazy, be weird. Go out and screw up! You’re going to anyway, so you might as well enjoy the process. - Anthony Robbins

Be a Little Crazy



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I think, therefore I am. -RenĂŠ Descartes

Be a Thinker

Think outside the box


Wear Different Hats

Hats. I have lots of them. - Brett Harrison

I am a Brother Teacher Student Lover Fighter Teammate Coach Designer Artist Innovator


Friend Leader Creator Thinker Builder Dog-Lover Athlete Photographer Writer Adventurer

The simplest things are often the truest. - Richard Bach

Keep it Simple

I am a

Designer. simple

Though times may be difficult, there are many pleasures to be had and places to go. I now look around and see design in the smallest object, even the mundane. I realize that this is why I went back to school to become a designer. To be honest, design is my true passion, and I am happy because of it.

My goal is to take the knowledge that I have learned through triumphs and failures, and apply them to the design world, while leading others to find their own inspiration and creative energy. Education: Rocky Mountain College of Art/Design Lakewood, CO 2006-2009 BFA Graphic Design & Interactive Media University of New Hampshire Durham, NH 1999-2003 BA Communication Minor Spanish Member/Officer of Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity

Work Experience: Daily Camera Boulder, CO Summer 2008 Graphic Designer Created high quality advertisements for a variety of customers Worked through constant deadlines and changes Aji-Leaf Restaurant Boulder, CO 2005-2008 Manager Learned to manage two separate groups of people successfully Managed daily interior operations of both businesses Gained the confidence to drive and lead others RelycoSales Dover, NH 2002-Present Graphic Designer Catalog design, marketing pieces, email blasts Redesigned the company mark and identification JTS Designs Portsmouth, NH 2002-Present Owner/President Freelance design firm Entrepreneurship in clothing design Expanding nationally Control all aspects of production; design, manage sales, and marketing

Technical proficiency: Software: Adobe CS3; Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat, ImageReady, Bridge, Adobe AfterEffects, Premier Pro, Dreamweaver, Quark Xpress, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint Programming Basics: HTML, CSS, Flash Operating Systems: Mac OSX, Windows Photography: Digital, Large Format (4x5), 35mm film, Dark room, Pin hole, Holga, Toy Cameras

Workshops: Michael Braley, Art Director VSA New York, Poster Design Workshop Fall 2008

Memberships: American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) Big Brother, Big Sisters of America

Interests: Traveling the globe, Hiking, Designing, Poetry, Music, Drawing, Sports, Photography, Finding new adventures.


12 Steps: A Designer's Portfolio  

This is the portfolio following the 12 Step program of design. You can also find that on this site.If you enjoy the book please feel free to...

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