Featured Work

Fine Art… ehem.. on Vinyl

Have you ever wanted a Picasso, Chuck Close or Jackson Pollack hanging in your house, but didn’t wan’t to pay the $10 -100 million for it. Want to bring the Sistine Chapel into your home, without all the tourists, Swiss guard’s shushing and confiscating cameras? Why didn’t DaVinci paint the Mona Lisa bigger, it’s so tiny? All this an more can be solved thanks to Betterwall.com. With the perfect mixture of art and sustainability, Better Wall takes old art exhibit advertisement and resells them after the exhibit is done.

You know what I’m talking about, those massive Vinyl Ads that say things like “Frida Kahlo ‘Triunfo y Tragedia'” which hang down the entirety of museum facades or gallery windows. Yeah, those. On sale. In your living room, classing the joint up a bit.

Chicks’ll dig it I think. So Guys, get rid of the Natty Light neon, and put one of these on the wall to step up your game.

Here are the ones I want to buy, and I think you might be interested in too:

Chuck Close – Self Portraits – Double Sided with two of Close’s best self portraits. These pristine examples of photorealism would be a super modern, and masculine addition to any space.

Bechtle – ’61 Pontiac – Staying the photrealism realm, this piece is another beautiful example. But, I’m even more tempted buy this one because of the absence of words. This really can act as a piece of art, from head to perfectly painted toe.

Renoir – Boating Party – Impressionism is awesome. Especially when your painting an impressionist painting of all of the great impressionist painters. This could be a cool kitchen or dining room addition.

Warhol – Self Portraits – Now that Apple Photbooth or any number of photo softwares allow you to Warhol yourself, I feel like the over use of the style has killed it. But, you have to give props to the originator, especially if you can have it hanging in your house. You could cut it or just fold it over to just leave the iconic faces, but I would keep this clean design of this piece as is. I think its beautiful and a great buy for any home.

Tiffany – Library Lamp – I’m including this because its my wife’s name, and I love lamp. Brick, do you really love the lamp or are you just saying it cause you saw it?… I digress.

If you’re looking to fill some or all the space on your walls, these are not only large, classy and beautiful, but they have real historical connotation to boot. They represent specific exhibit tours or showings, and may even be pieces of pop art in and of themselves one day.

Enjoy! Saw this on Outblush.com again.

Agency Work

AT&T Education Solutions

Great photo shoot and concept came together here for an immersive walk through in AT&T’s ethernet services for their education customers. Technology is a mandatory for success in school districts around the country, and we wanted to relay how AT&T’s reliable services and network of possibilities facilitate eLearning in the classroom. Check it out.

World Class Medicine from MoBap

Missouri Baptist Medical Center, or MoBap as we like to call it, has had a long and successful relationship with RodgersTownsend. So in 2011, when it was clear that the MoBap web experience was not living up to the standards of excellence they demanded for patients and the community, they looked to us.

After a long discovery phase, extensive content audit and thorough wire-framing we had an intricate road map from which to create the UI. Where we landed not only pushed MoBap’s digital presence to a level on par with the reputation of their medical center, but ahead of most of their regional and national competition.

Major Creative and Design direction props to Sang Han and his entire team on this one, especially Monica O’Connor.

Loufest Rebrand

I’ve never had a design recieve so much praise and so many dissenters. At least not in a public way. Its a testament to how much St. Louis, especially the creative community, has embraced Loufest.

Loufest is two days of music, food and fun in Forest Park here in St. Louis. Acquired by C3 (of Lallapalooza and Austin City Limits fame) in 2013, they were looking for a bold new look without the nuances of a particular genre or lifestyle. In layman’s terms, they didn’t want a hipster logo or a strictly Rock’n Roll vibe. They were looking for something generic enough to appeal to a broad audience, but bold enough to make a statement and have staying power.

I’m not sure I accomplished it, but this is where we landed.

After the rebrand Loufest more than doubled their attendance and had their most successful year to date. Some might attribute that to a vastly improved line-up compliments of The National, Alabama Shakes, The Killers and others. But I think, deep down, we all know what really caused the surge.

ATT New Business

A responsive site for ATT that adapts to fit screen size and resolution through a seamless and fluid dev.

Smart Grid Technology from AT&T

This was a nice HTML5 parallax website we did for AT&T’s Smart Grid Solutions. The target here was high profile civic and private utility companies. Experts in building and maintaining the smart grid, but not experts in communicating between the various elements of the infrastructure. We gave them a step by step breakdown of AT&T’s services and how they would benefit the target, but did it in a way that told our story in a simple, seamless and scrollable way. Excuse that alliteration (and the Dev of this live site).

Fun work

Martin Luther King Tribute

I wanted to attempt this style  in February, and being Black History Month I chose the Rev. as my muse.

His face is made up of the words of his epic Lincoln Memorial “I have a dream…” speech.

Take a look. I am having it framed as I type.

Smoking Goat Branding

I like beer.

Beer high in flavor, alcohol and price. I brew at home, but wouldn’t consider myself very good at this point. I’m working on it.

We have friends in Louisiana who I would consider really good. I designed some branding for their forthcoming brewery down there.

The Smoking Goat will hopefully be amazing, especially if I get some good beer out of the deal.

Have a look. Then drink a beer and have a look again. Continue this process until the logo looks awesome.

New Poster

This is a poster I made for my buddy Dustin.

A classic quote from him as we drove by Effingham, IL’s infamous and huge cross.

I thought it would look good in his new apartment.

Sheltered Perceptions

I recently got the chance to work on a project for the Humane Society. Given the fact that every time I walk into an animal shelter I have to be talked down from taking home every animal in the place, I was happy to help in anyway I could.

With the majority of pet buying in the United States coming from breeders, mall pet shops and unfortunately mills, animal shelters (specifically the Humane Society) are left overflowing with pets that need loving homes. They are running into a perception problem however, and many misconceptions about shelter pets are accepted as fact, and often repeated as such.

To get past this, we decided to take the problem head on, and address the most common misconceptions individually.

Here is where we landed:

Humane Society - Misconceptions"Mutt"

Humane Society - Misconceptions - "Bark"

Lauren and Dan sit’n in a tree…

My good friend Lauren is getting married in July, and though I am extremely jealous of her fiance Dan (don’t tell my wife), I made their save the date cards.

I use VistaPrint to print these types of things. Though the quality suffers, and the rumor is that they are destroying local community printers nationwide, for the price they can’t be beat. Check them out next time you want to customize your own holiday card or invitation.

Here’s how Lauren’s STDs turned out: