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Feel Good Movies

What to watch when the world is on fire? Recommendations from my community, leaving here so I can find them when needed – in no particular order… Mr Wonderful Ferris Bueller Weird Science Some Kind of Wonderful Princess Bride Singing Read More

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Let’sPlaySF! logo animation

Logo design for San Francisco Recreation and Parks department capital campaign

It took a lot of exploration, iteration, and a couple of wrong turns to get the Let’sPlaySF! logo for the SF Parks Alliance and San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department. Here’s the final image, but scroll down to see how Read More

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Trumpocalypse – Free Resistance Images

punch nazis, fight fascists graphics

Resistance Graphics – all free to download When I’m too distracted by the news these days to get work done, I procrastinate making graphics to share my mood about the current administration. Procrastinanger. Pissed off Procrastcreate. If you’d like to support Read More

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Resistance Calendar

Resist - New Years Eve

How to handle the holidays under a Trump regime? Here’s a handy reminder. First week of January – First week of Feb… New Year’s Day, January 1 – Your New Year’s resolution = Resist Martin Luther King Jr Day, January Read More

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No Civility, No Service signs.

Scroll down for free download. Some friends shared the image below with me, purported to be an official BART sign, but much more likely to be the work of an insightful prankster (hats off to you whoever you are). They asked Read More

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I’m With Nasty

Im with nasty graphic design

The presidential election has completely taken over my year. In early 2016 I started a design project to experiment with typography of naughty silly words called The Weekly Slam. When the election, and some personal stuff started going sideways, I Read More

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Thinking about SF gentrification

Thinking about SF Gentrification I couldn’t sleep last night thinking about the changes that are happing in my city and even more intensely in my neighborhood in the Mission. It’s almost a boring topic – we’ve been talking about it Read More

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A Flier for Camp Tipsy

Camp Tipsy Flier, illustration design

A Flier for Camp Tipsy Camp Tipsy is an annual event created by Chicken John and put on by the San Francisco Institute of Possibility. Its a boat building contest and camp-out,  a fun and family-friendly event. Participants build “boats” out of Read More

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What It’s Like to Be a Graphic Designer for Burning Man?

El Pulpo Mechanico by Duane Flatmo, photo by Scott London

What It’s Like to Be a Graphic Designer for Burning Man? Sharing this article about my TYPO SF talk and my experiences designing for Burning Man from Peter Lawrence of SF Weekly…. Or see the original. Posted By Peter Lawrence Kane on Fri, Read More

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Join me at TYPOSF

Join me at TYPOSF (I’m presenting on designing for Burning Man) I’m excited to be speaking at this year’s TYPO SF conference. The schedule has been announced and you can find me on Friday May 1 at Yerba Buena Center Read More

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Logo Evolution – Healthy Families

Logo Evolution – Healthy Families Happy Kids Family therapist Atty Lennox  approached me about creating an identity to represent her shifting field of operations from California to London. She wanted to bring a fresh aesthetic and approach to a field Read More

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Free Piper t-shirt benefits FAMM. Again.

Free Piper t-shirt benefits FAMM. Again. In 2004 my dear friend Piper was serving a year-long sentence in a federal women’s prison. Our husbands have been best friends since college. It was a long, hard year, that came after 7 Read More

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Hands Up Don’t Shoot Poster

Hands Up Don’t Shoot poster – free download Thank you to all the protesters in Ferguson, LA, NY, Oakland and everywhere for standing up. Adding my voice, in the language I speak loudest – calling for justice, an end to Read More

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Onyx Packaging and Logo

Wearable device package and logo design for Onyx by OnBeep So proud to announce the launch of a project I worked on this summer, and had to keep quiet about until today. Don’t let it be said that I can’t Read More

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Halo Trust Annual Report design

Halo Trust Annual Report

THE CHALLENGE: With an international story to tell, the challenge for Halo Trust was finding a structure for their annual report. In order to show the challenges overcome and dramatic successes, we needed to winnow down the volume of information from so many countries, into a compelling story for donors and political allies in the removal of landlines from war torn areas.

THE SOLUTION: I proposed dividing the content into a story arc that clarified A. The Challenges, B. The Solution and C. The Impact. We featured a different country for each chapter, and a personal profile from each country to make a real connection with supporters while telling this broad and complex story.

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Onyx by Orion package design

Package and logo design for Onyx by Orion

A San Francisco based startup Orion created Onyx, a wearable communication device for group collaborations. The logo represents numerous elements coming together to make a beautiful whole. The faceted design was printed with a spot varnish, to convey the elegance and simplicity of collaborations with Onyx.

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