Low Tide at La Jolla

 

"If you want creative workers, give them enough time to play."

--John Cleese

1939-

Commercial Work

Samples of past work.

Below are images of a select few of my previous commercial projects. They feature a variety of mediums and subjects and I have tried to select images that are a little more unusual for interest. None of these images are for sale individually, they are just displayed here for those who are interested in my previous work.

 

  Click on a detailed thumbnail image to see the entire image in an enlarged view.
  Cooking Post

THE COOKING POST
(1998) Internet Logo

I used to do a lot of graphics for corporate websites. This was an internet logo that I created for a small business at Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico.

  Serrano Lime Hot Sauce

CAJOHN'S SERRANO LIME HOT SAUCE
(2007) Food Lable

This is the base art that I created for a line of hot sauces by CaJohn's Fiery Food's in Columbus, Ohio.

  Oaxacan Hot Sauce

CAJOHN'S OAXACAN HOT SAUCE
(2007) Food Lable

Another example of hot sauce base art that I created for CaJohn's Fiery Food's in Columbus, Ohio. Their sauces are fantastic!

  Aztec Chilehead

AZTEC CHILEHEAD
(2001) T-Shirt Design

I ran a line of apparel called "Red Hot Tees" for about four years. I started the line for Graphic Connection, a screen printing company in Albuquerque, New Mexico and created many of the designs for it. This one was one of my favorites.

  Hes Red Jim

HE'S RED, JIM
(2001) T-Shirt Design

This was another design in the "Red Hot Tees" apparel line, created for the fiery foods industry. It is a play on the Red and Green versions of the New Mexico Chile. In New Mexico, our official state question is "Red or Green?", refering to the color of the chile that is prefered at a meal. One particularly popular variety of the New Mexico Chile is the "Big Jim", adding even more to the pun factor.

  Acomazuni

ACOMAZUNI.COM
(1999) Internet Logo

Another example of web graphics from the past with another Southwest theme. What can I tell you? We're in the heart of it.

  Dichos de Santa Fe

DICHOS DE SANTA FE
(1997) Internet Logo

During my internet graphics period, I explored many ways to create various textures and light at a time when web speed and computer downloads were much slower. The trick was to optimize just about every pixel without losing the asthetics. "Dichos" are little Spanish idioms or sayings.

  Orbit

ISOTOPES' ORBIT
(2005) Triple-A Baseball Team Mascot

When the Calgary Cannons (Triple A Baseball team) moved to New Mexico and became the Albuquerque Isotopes in 2003, the team only had one drawing of their mascot "Orbit" that was created before the costume was completed. In 2005 I did a series of renderings of Orbit for the team to use at Isotopes Park, in advertising and on apparel. I designed a lot of the team's fan apparel those first few years as well.

 

Isotopes Tail

ISOTOPES TAIL DESIGN
(2005) Official Triple-A Baseball Fan Apparel

This was one of many apperal designs that I did for the Albuquerque Isotopes. Their fan apperal is still very popular and Triple-A baseball fans are big collectors because the teams have a lot of character.

  Isotopes Stitched

ISOTOPES STITCHED-TOGETHER DESIGN
(2005 Season) Official Triple-A Baseball Fan Apparel

Unlike Major League Baseball, Minor League Baseball teams have a little more flexibility to be creative with their apparel design. Because of this, we tried to always have at least one new design for each home game "stand" in those early years, sometimes several. I always tried to create images with a little "design" to them.

  Allstar Logo

TRIPLE-A ALL-STAR FIESTA LOGO
(2007) Official Triple-A Logo

In 2007, Albuquerque hosted the Triple-A All-star game (we called it a "fiesta"). Each Minor League Baseball team that hosts this event is able to incorporate their "look" into the official logo. Teams have used elements of their stadium, mascot, etc. I decided to use a dramatic version of the Isotopes' regular logo which was already very popular among baseball fans.

  Sonlight Aspens

SONLIGHT -ASPENS
(1991) T-Shirt Design

I have designed several shirts for camps and retreats. This is one of my favorites for a camp in Colorado.

  Wet Your Noodle

WET YOUR NOODLE
(2004) Ad Campaign Character

I created a series of these pasta characters for a small restaurant chain called Nothing But Noodles.