New Office for NGAGE

New Office for NGAGE

So… many people are flabbergasted when they hear I have never seen the movie Office Space. To be honest, I’ve seen bits and pieces throughout the years (Thank you TBS), but I never seem to see the whole thing. It has never really kept my interest enough to overpower my addiction to changing channels during commercials.

I kinda feel like it might be because the movie has never really applied to me on a personal level. I was in High School when it came out, in college when it hit its peak popularity and now that I am in the working world, I haven’t worked anywhere that was terrible. In fact, most of the places I have graced with my incredible talent and unyielding intelligence for hire have rejected the Office Space clichè of Hawaiian shirts and facsimile machine malfunctions.

Holding true to this track record of excellence has been my current and hopefully long time employer NGAGE.

Check out our new office in downtown St. Louis.

You can find out more about my company here if you want. We just recently launched our new website as well, it’s pretty awesome.

Check it out.

Pico Pocket Projector

Pico Pocket Projector

We were talking about going paperless the other day at NGAGE, and the exception to the rule came in the form of when we go to clients with decks/presentaions. We always want to have a back-up for the projector that doesn’t work.

Well how about this?

Might just make you look cool in meeting to pull out you pocket projector and show people work and what not. Photos of your kids, a website you are really into, hardcore pornography… what ever you’re feeling at the moment.

Pretty cool I think, especially with how mobile/iphone-tastic we all are.


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: