August 8 With High Hopes Show Poster

This show poster is for a double CD release party in Saskatoon, SK for Come Hell Or High Water and 10th Avenue. High Hopes are headlining and they’re definitely a band to check out.

Joel is a pop-punk angel.

Book Screenshot

I have a book! I’m really excited.

It’s a 96 page portfolio of my favorite design work in an 10×8 inch hardcover book with a dust jacket. It features my best poster designs, identities, album covers and websites, presented in a super clean layout.

Book Screenshot

Spread 1

Spread 2

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2013 July Mini Tour

This poster is for a joint mini-tour between Sharks! On Fire!, The Harbour Sound and Trace The Sky. There’s a variation for each of the cities we’re set to play in: Victoria, Nanaimo, Surrey (pictured), Kelowna and Vernon.

Check out the event page on facebook for this particular show, and for the rest of the dates keep you eyes on the Sharks Official Website. With any luck, we’ll be posting the rest of the details within the next few days.

The Wonderyears Poster

This was an exciting poster to make. Both Silverstein and The Wonderyears are major label bands with quite a lot of pull. This poster features the Wonderyears’ mascot holding a synth. I guess it’s sort of shameless but I think it’s just plain neat.

Check out the event on facebook, it’s probably going to be my favorite show this year. Aside from the Sharks CD release show back in Jan.

Promo Sticker 2013

A few months ago I made this little business card / promo card for Sharks! On Fire! that also doubles as a sticker. It’s been a great guerilla marketing tool for us, and it’s been super cool to see crops of them popping up in different neighborhoods around town.

I’ve been sent a few snap-shots of them out in the wild by friends and fans, so I thought I would post them.

I love that they seem hard to rip off.

Sticker

Sticker Two Shot

Sticker Full

Ripped

Sticker On Pole

It’s my 23rd birthday in May, so I decided to celebrate with a mini-tour around the BC! After heading into the interior, I’ll be hitting up Olympia Pizza in Surrey with my band Sharks On Fire and our friends GreenTree, Count Me In and The Deadset.

At 13″ x 19″ this poster is larger than most of my other work, and is printed on recycled kraft paper for a darker look. I used simple ketchup for the fake blood which was a horrible, horrible experience for me.

I HATE KETCHUP. IT WAS IN MY NOSE. AND IN MY MOUTH.

May 4 Posters

For more about the mini-tour, click here for my post on the Sharks Blog.

S!OF Website Display

This website incorporates a lot of different media into a single, easy to navigate experience. I combined a complete branding overhaul with a responsive WordPress layout that rearranges elements as necessary to accommodate various screen resolutions.

The resulting design has a clean layout with a high energy feel that includes videos, music and a lot more.

  • WordPress
  • Responsive Theme
  • SEO
  • Social Media Integration
  • Online Store
  • Image Carousel and Galleries
  • Streaming Music and Videos

View the live site at www.sharksonfire.ca.

Front Page

This site also features a fair amount of original image work, including some desktop background downloads (which you can grab full resolution versions of right here).

Desktop Background

Desktop Background

Desktop Background

Desktop Background

Yellow Yugo on an iMac

Yellow Yugo is a new-media startup focusing on web video. Right now they’re cutting the new Sharks On Fire music video, which I’m incredibly excited for. It’s been two years since our last one.

Since I also made their logo, it was fitting that I took their identity one step further with this fully functional video website built off of a framework by Templatic. It featuring WordPress as a CMS/blog, easy social media sharing, Google Analytics, a Twitter feed, a video carousel and some cool model photography I took.

You can check it out at yellowyugo.com.

Yellow Yugo Full Page

I can’t believe this is finally out. OVER THREE YEARS IN THE MAKING.

I spent at least 80 hours designing this. At least. All the words are hand-printed by me, which took more than a portion of my time.

The coolest part about this CD is that the insert is actually a two-sided poster! You can pull it out and put it up in your room.

To read more about it, visit the official Sharks! On Fire! website.

Fun fact: I was sick with the Shingles the entire time we recorded this. It sucked.

Buy it: iTunes | Bandcamp | Official Store

Released 11 January 2013.
Recorded and mixed by Mike Kraushaar at Bully’s Studios
Mastered by Stu McKillop at Rain City Recorders
Art by Sheldon Stenning

Back Cover

Poster Front

Poster Back

Listener Web Poster

Wow, I’m so happy I got to do this one! I’ve been a huge fan of Listener for a while now. If you haven’t heard of them, they’re a talk-music band from America and their lyrics are probably the most poetic things I’ve ever heard.

This poster took me a solid eight hours to make, with a completely hand drawn map I made from scratch. All the place names are actually lyrics from their songs, which I think is really cool. You can spend a bit of time getting sucked into this one, just like with their music.

Also, this was somewhat inspired by Sim City.. that’s where I got my slick city designing skills. I’ve been playing those games since I was seven, and I’m really excited for the new one.

Anyway. Check out the facebook event here, Vancouverites.