Graphic Design Portfolio
I have worked in graphic design professionally for the past ten years as the sole designer for the Atomic Cafe in Beverly, MA in which capacity I designed their standards-compliant website, e-mail newsletters, magazine advertisements, signs, and labels while also producing a number of designs for the Atomic's wholesale customers. As I am lately pursuing design as a career I am also working to slowly build out this portfolio with work for other clients. I am experienced in designing both for print and for the web and eager to take on, frankly, about any design job you can imagine.
F/V Hard Merchandise
Hard Merchandise is the name of a fishing vessel, operated by captain Dave Marciano, which is one of a small handful of boats featured in National Geographic Channel's new program Wicked Tuna. I have made liberal use of rounded corners and drop shadows but, thanks to css3pie, these even render in older versions of IE. The site also includes an ajax-based, cloud-hosted webstore. You can see the completed project at fvhardmerchandise.com
A New Leaf Site
We are finished designing this site but A New Leaf is still deliberating on the actual written content and some decisions about the photographs to be used. Still, I have a working site with dummy text good for viewing. The eventual address will be www.anewleafbeverly.com (where currently I have only put up an extremely minimilastic, placeholder kind of site). But if you want to see this design full size, you can check it out here.
A New Leaf Logo
We undertook this logo project to coincide with the site design, above. The Blue is not an essential element of the logo, just a color to offset the logo better than the gray background does. I will eventually make available here some examples of how we will put this new design to good use - such as on their private label products, business cards, letter heads, etc.
WickedFC Demo Site
This is a demo site for a proposed youth soccer league which will receive more development if the project takes off. I cranked this one out pretty quickly (under 20 hours of work) but think, even in this preliminary state, it's a site design worth sharing. You can check it out here.
Atomic Cafe dot com
This site I have designed and maintained since about 2002 and completely redid the whole thing in 2010. I am responsible for every aspect of it from not just the design but also the photography and even all of its written content. About all that I can't claim credit for is the Atomic's logo (though its coloring is mine) and the simple scripts that it runs. There's plenty of tweaking I'd like to do to the site, especially to more prominently feature the webstore and social media icons but our schedules just haven't permitted working on it for a while. Still, it's a design I'm proud of with a punchy look, great seo (google "boston coffee roasters") and a very successful webstore. www.atomicafe.com
St Margaret Parish Early Design
Knowing that they needed a site and being a friend to the pastor I offered my design services pro bono to St Margaret parish in Beverly, MA, which they have been happy to accept. This is still an early design that will change as I am provided with photography and written material but I have coded up a working dummy site already which you can preview at the link below. I'm particularly proud of the navigation buttons (though not flashy, they just fit real nicely) and the tileable marble pattern that I generated for the site's background. Check out the dummy site.
Prepared for a paperboard processing company in New Hampshire, this solid, classic style of logo suited the client's sensibility and business well while having enough visual flare to be quite memorable. Designed in collaboration with Jim Carleton (no longer in design, but in beer brewing for Boston Beer Works) this logo was completed to the satisfaction of everyone involved.
While this isn't the most evocative of design projects and has an extremely utilitarian focus, these menus are actually something I take a lot of pride in. They're successful at fitting in a great deal of information, concisely and legibly, while retaining the general design feel that I have generated for this business and they stick to strictly black and white text and simple artwork in order to be easily reproducible by photocopy. Certainly, I'm excited by the big projects like a website or logo design but it's the focus on careful design even down to the modest takeout menu that really helps a business stand out as the Atomic Cafe has in its region and industry. There are two menus for the business's two retail locations in Beverly and Marblehead.
Atomic Cafe Print Advertisement
The Atomic Cafe only rarely invests in advertising, so when they requested a full-color ad for a brochure to a local sporting event I was quite excited to produce one. This ad is shown here in RGB color (obviously, you're viewing it on a computer monitor) but had to be designed in cmyk color for professional output processes. Credit for the photo of the cafe interior goes to the talented John Hurley.