Kudzu Noodle Bar blends Southern ingredients with the flavors of Vietnam, Thailand, Korea, and Japan. During my time at Matter, I played a role in the creation of the branding for Kudzu Noodle Bar. The entire Matter team came together to make Kudzu Noodle Bar a reality. All design and photography under art direction of Matter Creative Studio. 2014-2015.
During my time at Matter, I had the opportunity to work with High Ridge Spirits on their branding and packaging for Stills Crossroads ‘Shine—the first legally distilled moonshine in Alabama since prohibition. The moonshine was featured as one of Southern Living magazine's top 5 hot-list items of the Fall 2013. You can find all of High Ridge Spirits' line of liquors throughout the Southeast. All design and photography under art direction of Matter Creative Studio. 2013-2015.
Mayor Todd Strange's campaign came to Matter to refresh the branding for his 2015 re-election campaign in Montgomery, Alabama. I was able to take a lead role in updating the web and print advertising just before their big push before the polls. Design and photography under art direction of Matter Creative Studio. 2015.
The A&P Building in Montgomery, Alabama is home to a dynamic set of businesses, bars, and restaurants with beautiful modern lofts above them. One such restaurant is the A&P Social (formerly known as TRUE). While working at Matter, I had the opportunity to produce event graphics and take photographs of the food and people. All design and photography under art direction of Matter Creative Studio. 2012-2015.
Working with the leadership of this annual event, Matter came on board to produce the updated Brand Identity for the 2014 Montgomery Dragonboat & Race Festival. This year’s work featured the Print Collateral (including the race guide with full event and sponsor information), the Merchandise (including race t-shirts and winner medals), and the Event Poster. I played an integral part in the development of the Brand Identity and creation of print materials.All design and photography under art direction of Matter Creative Studio. 2014-2015.
Matter Printshop launched Local Matters—Montgomery, Alabama's first collection of local t-shirts and goods. Unveiled in 2014, the collection features hand-screen printed goods with original designs, combining wit and irreverence with a dose of Southern flair. The shirts are hand-printed in Alabama by a screen printing process in Matter’s studio. I was responsible for designing the art for the screens and in times of need, run the press. All design and photography under art direction of Matter Creative Studio and screen printers: Will Abner, Alexander Lazzari, Ivan Bush and Kaylee Hobbs. 2013-2015.
All design and photography under art direction of Matter Creative Studio. 2013-2015.
Epic Sports is a small publisher located in Birmingham responsible for countless books for collegiate, professional and olympic teams and events all over the world. During my time at Epic Sports, I have had the opportunity to help design books for the Toronto Maple Leafs, New Zealand Silver Ferns, Chicago Bulls, Chicago Blackhawks, Notre Dame University, Team USA Hockey and The FA Cup. Many books were co-designed with my counterparts: Jules Akel in Scotland and Angela Purdey in Queensland, Australia.
Founded in 2014, Lakeside is a New Urbanist community located on Smith Lake, north of Birmingham. Matter worked with the Lakeside founders and team to create the brand Identity Package, print advertisement concepts, online advertising assets, website, merchandise, community event concepts, and more. All design and photography under art direction of Matter Creative Studio. 2014-2015.
Hampstead is a walkable, sustainable new home community in Montgomery, featuring restaurants, retail, offices, schools, a YMCA, and more. During my time at Matter I had the opportunity to design ads and signs as well as some branding work. All design and photography under art direction of Matter Creative Studio. 2013-2015.
Trenholm Tech is a technical school in Montgomery looking to update their logo. All design and photography under art direction of Matter Creative Studio. 2013-2015.
I believe I have a decent camera and working knowledge of how to use it. Over the past year, I have been given free food from great chefs, trips to interesting places, and tickets to concerts for some of my favorite bands in exchange for photos. I'm not a photographer but I will take photos of your food if I can eat it.
My first job out of college was with a logo web-based company for which I produced 25 to 35 logos a week for businesses all over the world. There I learned that clean, simple logos only look like they are easy to produce.
The Tipping Point combines restaurant, bar, coffee shop, and the outdoors into one fantastic space. Ideal for those looking for craft beer, comfort food, or the famous Kids' Hill, The Tipping Point attracts all ages and interests. While at Matter, I was responsible for Menu, apparel and poster designs for Tipping Point. All design and photography under art direction of Matter Creative Studio. 2013-2015.
An evolution of 2012’s successful Alabama All Star Food Festival, Southern Makers was a highly-curated, two-day event celebrating creativity and innovation in Alabama by bringing together legendary talent – artists, chefs, craftspeople, farmers, brewers, purveyors, designers and musicians – for one fantastic gathering at the historic Union Station Train Shed in Downtown Montgomery.
During my time at Matter, I was able to collaborate on Southern Makers' branding, illustration, photography, screen printing as well as a small hand in event coordination. All design and photography under art direction of Matter Creative Studio. 2013-2015.
The first annual Hankfest was a music festival hosted by MADE Paper featuring the music of Hank Williams sung by The Dead Fingers, Daniel Elias + The Exotic Dangers, and Captain Kudzu. All design and photography under art direction of Matter Creative Studio. 2015.