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Apr
01
Book design BY localflavor

This project was really fun. In addition to the usual cover design and book layout, I got to do some copy editing and writing. If you’re into family histories, this one is about a Pennsylvania oil family from the 1800s through the 1940s, written by a member of the family. You can even pick up a paperback pretty cheaply too here.

Dec
15
Historic family photo album restoration and enhancement BY localflavor

It isn’t very often that I get to play like this! This project was really great. I was given a family photo album made after a road trip through New England in 1939. The album covers were wood and the old brown pages were bound with yellow yarn. After carefully disassembling the book and scanning the pages as-is, I recreated a pixel version of the book so that it could be printed and bound, and shared with more people.

Instead of just printing the book as it was, I duplicated each page and included photo tags, family stories about the trip, and pieces of historical research to round out the book. Now instead of just photos, the family has a durable version that includes all of the stories about the trip. The Beck Family Road Trip – by Elva Beck paperback can be found here.

Not only did I get to create a really cool product, I also learned a lot about what it meant to take a road trip in 1939.

Oct
07
15th & Platte Local Flavor Guide BY localflavor
15th & Platte Local Flavor Guide

About the Neighborhood

This project is part of the Local Flavor Guide series produced by the Mile High Business Alliance (2007-2015). The neighborhood at 15th & Platte in Denver hangs out just across the Platte River from Downtown Denver but before you get to the Lower Highlands. Many people have been drawn to the area by its most well-known (and not locally-owned landmark), the REI flagship store, and have discovered this small strip of interesting businesses along the way. Download the Guide

My Role in this Project

I designed the overall look for the guide series and each individual guide. The images used in each guide is a combination of photography that I shot, illustrations I drew, and some stock images. Click through the thumbnails above to see the finished guide and the photos I took for it.

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Jul
08
Bonnie Brae and Old South Gaylord Local Flavor Guide BY localflavor
Bonnie Brae & South Gaylord Local Flavor Guide

About the Neighborhood

This project is part of the Local Flavor Guide series produced by the Mile High Business Alliance and a remake of the original Old South Gaylord guide. Bonnie Brae and Old South Gaylord Street are east of Denver’s Washington Park. Bonnie Brae lies on South University Blvd and  Here you’ll find upscale boutiques and restaurants. Download the guide (2012).

My Role in this Project

The art direction for this guide, as always is to give a good feel of the neighborhood. The images used in each guide is a combination of photography that I shot, illustrations I drew, and some stock images.

May
08
South Broadway 2012 Local Flavor Guide BY localflavor
South Broadway Local Flavor Guide

About the Neighborhood

This project is part of the Local Flavor Guide series produced by the Mile High Business Alliance and is one of three remakes of this guide. South Broadway is a bit of a misnomer because most of these businesses are located technically on North Broadway. The neighborhood lies between Baker and West Wash Park. The art direction for this guide, as always is to give a good feel of the neighborhood. Download the guide (2012).

My Role in this Project

I designed the overall look for the guide series and each individual guide. The images used in each guide is a combination of photography that I shot, illustrations I drew, and some stock images. Scroll through the images above to see the finished guide and the photos I took for it.

Jan
05
Annual Report BY localflavor
Mile High Business Alliance 2011 Annual Report Cover

My Role in this Project

This is one of those fun projects that had a general outline for content, but that grew and evolved as the design developed. For example, instead of a list of highlights from the year, I thought a timeline with thumbnails would be a more interesting way to present the information. Also, since the organization’s biggest assets are its relationships and connections to other people, I decided to add a playful staff profile section–just another opportunity to say “hi! we’re actual people and not just some name on an automated phone menu somewhere.”

I created all of the staff illustrations and shot most of the photos.

Oct
31
Tennyson Street Local Flavor Guide BY localflavor
Tennyson Street Local Flavor Guide Cover

About the Neighborhood

This project is part of the Local Flavor Guide series produced by the Mile High Business Alliance. The Tennyson Street shopping district is in the Berkeley neighborhood of Denver. It is considered to be in the Denver Highlands area. Download the guide.

Though the Berkeley neighborhood covers a lot of ground, the Tennyson Street shopping district only runs along Tennyson Street from about W 38th Ave to W 44th Ave. This neighborhood is notable because it was the home of the original location of Elitch Gardens when it was a community botanical garden and zoological exhibit. Elitch Gardens has relocated closer to downtown, but the canopy over the old carousel still remains.

The art direction for this guide, as always is to give a good feel of the neighborhood.

My Role in this Project

I designed the overall look for the guide series and each individual guide. The images used in each guide is a combination of photography that I shot, illustrations I drew, and some stock images. Click through the thumbnails above to see the finished guide and the photos I took for it.

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Oct
07
East Colfax 2011 Local Flavor Guide BY localflavor
East Colfax Local Flavor Guide

About the Neighborhood

This project is part of the Local Flavor Guide series produced by the Mile High Business Alliance and is a remake of the original E Colfax guide. East Colfax Avenue is the backbone of the larger Capitol Hill neighborhood in Denver. This section of East Colfax is home to a plentiful bar scene and a several fantastic live music venues such as the Odgen, Fillmore, and Bluebird Theaters.

My Role in this Project

The art direction for this guide, as always is to give a good feel of the neighborhood. The images used in each guide is a combination of photography that I shot, illustrations I drew, and some stock images. Scroll through the images above to see the finished guide and the photos I took for it.

Aug
20
Cherry Creek North Local Flavor Guide BY localflavor
Local Flavor Guide – Cherry Creek North guide cover

About the Neighborhood

This project is part of the Local Flavor Guide series produced by the Mile High Business Alliance. The Cherry Creek North shopping district is southeast of downtown Denver, along Speer Blvd/1st Ave/Alameda Ave and the Cherry Creek trail. Cherry Creek is one of Denver’s most elite shopping districts and can also boast a strong saturation of locally owned businesses. The art direction for this guide, as always is to give a good feel of the neighborhood. Download the guide.

My Role in this Project

I designed the overall look for the guide series and each individual guide. The images used in each guide is a combination of photography that I shot, illustrations I drew, and some stock images. Click through the thumbnails above to see the finished guide and the photos I took for it.

See other Local Flavor Guides