Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Répondez S'il Vous Plaît

It was a summer of invitations—weddings and events alike. Some of my favorite projects to do; each occasion is unique and the design approach fresh and exciting. Here are a few of my favorites.

The Boston Initiative to Advance Human Rights, "The Playground" Fundraiser
"The Playground" is a documentary that unveils the alarming sex trade and trafficking of children right here in the US. The event, a film-screening fundraiser held at the ICA Boston, called for a simple, modern design that subtly suggests the subject manner.

Keryn & Kevin's wedding invitationKeryn & Kevin have a very special connection to their invitations—the lighthouse featured in the background is where they were engaged. A simple, elegant, late summer wedding on a boat out on the water in Boston Harbor, the invitations picked up the soft blues and silver (in the way of envelopes) of their color scheme.

Ashley & Maura's wedding invitation
Ashley and Maura were inspired by their fall wedding on Cape Cod—cranberry harvesting season. They were both drawn to a simple, pop-art inspired aesthetic which, led to this abstract interpretation of cranberries floating on the surface of a bog.

Kahootz Flash homepage animation

From their site, "Kahootz is an eight member Boston-based band specializing in corporate, fundraising and private affairs such as weddings and anniversary celebrations. We are foremost a high-energy dance band but are equally adept at Boston- and Manhattan-style parties."

It was an exciting and inspired project that I hope will give viewers an impression of just how talented and passionate about good music this band is. (Click on the image to view)

Kahootz Flash Animation

Friday, September 11, 2009

Redesigned launched

I've been diligently working with an outstanding group of my communications colleagues here at Oxfam, to redesign the website for our gift giving program, Oxfam America Unwrapped. The bright color palette, vibrant imagery, and playful design have really enlivened the site. Here's hoping for a successful upcoming holiday season!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

ACT FAST with Oxfam

The newest addition to our campaigning initiatives, ACT FAST with Oxfam harnesses the power of numbers to beat poverty.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

A Flashy Collection

Over the years I've amassed a decent amount of Flash work and recently completed an advance Flash Action Script for Designers course. Featured below is a selection of Flash projects I've completed; click each image to view the full flash piece.

The 2007 Oxfam America Holiday Card

Gaza Humanitarian Fund-raising Banner Ad

Oxfam's MySpace Animation

2008 Oxfam America Unwrapped Animation

International Women's Day Slideshow
Once on the Oxfam site, click on the image to begin the slideshow.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Spring 2009 OXFAMExchange

Oxfam's thrice annual publication with a circulation of 265,000 supporters. In this issue Women and Climate Change, Mining in Peru, Housing in Bangladesh and an update on our work in Darfur.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Smokey Hills BBQ

A collaboration with a small start up catering company. I completed logo/business id development within the past month and created business cards. Next steps include template customization for the website and additional print collateral.

Wines for All Reasons launched

Wines for All Reasons is live and looking amazing. Another great collaboration with Truly Good Design.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Sneak preview: Wines for All Reasons

One of my most recent projects, working with a local wine tasting/wine shopping/business networking client, Wines for All Reasons. The website should be up within a week or so—for the meantime a couple of comps.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

So many ways to get involved.

It can be a little overwhelming trying to figure out how to solve the big and looming problems of the world, specifically when approached by an international NGO that works to end poverty, hunger and injustice. These, certainly, are no small tasks. Most people shy away when asked to get involved.

Our task was to create a piece that was enticing and concisely communicates the many different ways and levels of getting involved with Oxfam. The result is a light-hearted, tri-fold piece for use at any outreach event.

A guy who makes his living playing a wooden box.

One of the most unique projects that I have had the pleasure to work on is my recent collaboration with cellist, Ben Sollee. His plan: to go on tour, biking from venue to venue on a fully equipped, super-bike with his Oxfam adorned cello-in-case attached. My challenge, to create custom stickers to for the back and front of his case to advertise Oxfam while he rode and played on stage. The results:

We believe music can change the world

One of the most exciting and unique parts of my job is the work that I do with our music and concert outreach. Recently, I created a generic, packet-sized, music-themed piece that has been flying off the venue tables faster than we ever would have imagined. Working closely with my favorite editorial queen, Jane, we pulled together what we hope would be compelling and hip. It is a tri-fold piece, shown as you would open it below.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Social Networking Updates

Oxfam's online presence has been a big source of constituent building. Recently, I designed our pages for Twitter and YouTube within their fairly limited customization capabilities.

Oxfam's Annual Report

Oxfam's 2007 Annual Report published in the summer of 2008.

Exchange Magazine

Oxfam's thrice annual magazine distributed to 265,00 constituents.

Muse and the Marketplace

This year I was presented with the opportunity to once more donate my efforts to the nonprofit writers organization, Grub Street. Muse and the Marketplace is their annual conference that helps blossoming writers connect with professionals in the writing and publishing worlds. My task: Create a fresh and exciting design that captured the spirit of the conference. My inspiration: Saul Bass.

2009 The Muse & the Marketplace

An invitation adapting the Muse advertisement.