logo-design
Lowells

Lowell's

Lowell's is a Seattle landmark and I was hired to refresh the brand and create a new website from the ground up. With help from Crashpad Design we created a responsive website concept that tailors itself to various devices.
eatatlowells.com

My Roles: Branding, Design, Copywriting, Development, Photography

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bpc

Ballard Pizza Company

Working with longtime client and friend Ethan Stowell, I created a logo for a new business venture called Grubb Bros. to coincide with the opening of Ballard Pizza Company, their first offering. Branding, website and photography followed, featuring my best tagline yet:
Whole Pies & Fat Slices.
ballardpizzacompany.com

My Roles: Branding, Design, Copywriting, Development, Photography

Ethan Stowell's New Italian Kitchen

Cookbook Project

This project represents my first photography assignment for Ten Speed Press. While I didn't have any involvement with the final graphic design of the book, I worked closely with Ethan to craft the look of the shots, I sourced all the props, and I acted as creative director on location. So far the book has been a great success. Book Site

My Roles: Photography, Prop Sourcing

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Ba Bar

Ba Bar

Ba Bar is the latest from long-time client Eric Banh, owner of Monsoon Restaurants. Banh wanted to offer simple Vietnamese food and craft cocktails. I first came up with the logo and tagline: Street Food & Cold Drink, the rest flowed from there—including a giant sign with flashing lights.
babarseattle.com

My Roles: Branding, Design, Copywriting, Development, Photography

Maono

Ma’ono

Spring Hill Restaurant has transformed into Ma’ono Fried Chicken & Whisky. I developed the new brand and temporary website. More to come as it develops…
maonoseattle.com

My Roles: Branding, Design, Copywriting, Development, Photography

Cactus Restaurants

Cactus Restaurants

I was hired to rebrand Cactus Restaurants from the ground up to coincide with the opening of a fourth location. I brought in a colleague Nikki Cole to assist with the branding portion of this project.
cactusrestaurants.com

My Roles: Branding, Design, Copywriting, Development, Photography

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Ethan Stowell Restaurants

Ethan Stowell Restaurants

Ethan Stowell makes some of my favorite food and I've been doing his web design work since the opening of Tavolata. Recently, the breadth of work has expanded to a new consolidated website, logos, cookbooks and more. The website recently won a Best of Seattle Award.
ethanstowellrestaurants.com

My Roles: Branding, Design, Photography, Development

Bako

Bako

Bako is an upscale Cantonese restaurant in Seattle. I was originally hired to work on the website but quickly convinced Bako to upgrade their entire brand to better reflect the mid-century Hong Kong feel they were after. I developed a complete branding system before beginning work on the website.

My Roles: Branding, Design, Copywriting, Development, Photography

The Walrus and The Carpenter

The Walrus & The Carpenter

The Walrus & The Carpenter brought me in to refresh and update an existing website that needed some help. In addition, I developed a content management system to allow the restaurant to update menus, write blog posts and sell gift certificates online.
walrusbar.com

My Roles: Design, Photography, Development

Monsoon Restaurants

Monsoon Restaurants

Monsoon has been a client of mine since they opened and I've done at least 4 versions of their web presence since 1999 or so (see below). This latest round of work includes both web and print work, online ordering, social media strategy, and photography.
monsoonrestaurants.com

My Roles: Branding, Design, Copywriting, Photography, Development

Spring Hill

Spring Hill Restaurant & Bar

Spring Hill is a fantastic restaurant in West Seattle run by the husband & wife team of Mark and Marjorie Fuller. I designed and built the site and I continue to shoot photography for the Fullers. We also produce a quarterly newsletter.
springhillnorthwest.com

My Roles: Design, Photography, Development

Lagana

Lagana Foods

Lagana Foods is run by Ethan Stowell and Kaela Farrington and they specialize in traditional bronze-cut pasta. The product is available at select retail outlets in the Pacific Northwest.
laganafoods.com

My Roles: Design, Photography, Development

Book Bindery

Book Bindery

I've worked with Patric Gabre-Kidan since his days at Tavolata. This time around I was brought in to work on the logo, menu design and website in addition to photography throughout. Book Bindery is located on the banks of Seattle's Ship Canal and includes a winery, distillery and amazing food from chef Shaun McCrain.
bookbinderyrestaurant.com

My Roles: Branding, Design, Copywriting, Photography, Development

chef in the hat

Chef In The Hat

Working with The Chef In The Hat is always fun and this time around we updated his overall brand and introduced his latest venture, Luc, to the web. Thierry Rautureau is one of the country's finest chefs and I feel pretty lucky that I get to hang out with him and his staff.
thechefinthehat.com

My Roles: Strategy, Design, Photography, Development

VPC

Volunteer Park Cafe

Volunteer Park Cafe hired me to update their website and create and alternate logomark as a first step to slowing updating the brand. I also developed a responsive website concept with longtime collaborator Crashpad Design creating a site that scales to fit a variety of devices.
alwaysfreshgoodness.com

My Roles: Branding, Design, Development, Photography

Cucina Fresca

Cucina Fresca

Cucina Fresca hired me to redesign their website and develop a more robust content management system. For this job I brought in long-time collaborator Mark Burgess and we built a ground-up solution using Drupal. Mark did all the code and programming and I stuck to the graphic design on this one.
cucinafresca.com

My Roles: Design, Photography

Marjorie

Marjorie 2.0

Donna Moodie finally found a new space to re-imagine Marjorie, her previous Belltown restaurant and bar. Now on Capitol Hill, the new space is much more intimate and the food is much more refined. I developed the brand, the website and shot all of the photography.
marjorierestaurant.com

My Roles: Branding, Design, Photography, Development

Imagination Hardware

Imagination Hardware

My good pal David Cole runs a small business making educational kits, toys and games called Imagination Hardware. We decided he needed a website so I built him this one. Check out Imagination Hardware and buy his stuff. He is good.
imaginationhardware.com

My Roles: Copywriting, Design, Photography, Development

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Velotopia

Seattle Restaurant Week

I was offered the job of designing the logo for a new Seattle event called Seattle Restaurant Week. I quickly brought in my pal Lorie Ransom who is a logo pro and we collaborated on both a logo and a poster for the event. It was a nice mix of ideas and execution. Lorie gets full credit on the final poster as she did most of the heavy-lifting.

My Roles: Concept, Design

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PFG

Premier Financial Group

Occasionally I take on a project that has nothing to do with food, wine or cocktails. Premier Financial Group is very successful independent financial advisor based in Northern California where I grew up.
premieradvisor.com

My Roles: Design, Development, Photography

Hostage Press

Hostage Press

David Young runs this publishing house in central Thailand and I am responsible for both the print and web design for his entire operation. Young writes hilarious fiction based in his adopted home.
hostagepress.com

My Roles: Graphic Design, Web Design, Development, Photography

611 Supreme

611 Supreme

611 Supreme is a great little French crêperie on First Hill in Seattle and I've been going here for years. The bar is a great place to wind down after a long week.
611supreme.com

My Roles: Design, Photography, Development

How To Cook A Wolf

How To Cook A Wolf

Since I had previously designed the site for Tavolata it only made sense for me to work on Patric and Ethan's Queen Anne venture: How to Cook a Wolf. The space itself is very unique and the site plays off the various materials and some unorthodox navigation.
howtocookawolf.com

My Roles: Design, Photography, Development

Syncline

Syncline

Website for a small winery in the Columbia Valley that makes some really fantastic limited quantity wines. If you see a bottle at your local supermarket, grab it quick, they sell out fast!
synclinewines.com

My Roles: Design, Development

Tavolata

Tavolata

My first experience working with Patric and Ethan was Tavolata, one of Seattle's swankier Italian restaurants. We had some fun with a 5 hour time exposure showing the various stages of the restaurant during an evening.
tavolata.com

My Roles: Design, Photography, Development

Foster & Dobbs

Foster & Dobbs

Foster & Dobbs is a specialty cheese and wine shop in Portland owned by Luan Schooler and Tim Wilson.This was a really fun job and included an all-day cheese photoshoot. So much cheese, so little time.
fosteranddobbs.com

My Roles: Design, Photography, Development

Logos

Remaindered

Here's a look at a few projects that are no longer around or that have been put to rest. For old-timey time's sake.