Often referred to as the darlings of electro-pop, Satin Jackets dropped their much anticipated debut album ‘Panorama Pacifico’ in April 2016. The album is a worldwide collaborative effort, featuring artists from London to LA, Belgium to Berlin.
I have worked with Satin Jackets over the years to develop digital covers, their recent rebrand and most excitingly the undeniable debut album. Their geometric mask is given a glossy, neon facelift to channel their trademark electro-pop sound.
Artist photography by Steve Glashier.
Scope: Art Direction / Branding / Packaging / Typography / Photo Collage / Illustration
A collection of vintage-inspired photo collages were created to front the exclusive playlists of the Eskimo Recordings Spotify profile. Check them out here.
Scope: Art Direction / Photo Collage / Illustration
Norwegian producer and DJ Prins Thomas takes a bow to the original New York nightclub with his new three disc compendium mischievously entitled 'Paradise Goulash', a marathon adventure into his ingenious and ground-breaking style.
I developed the concept of creating a customised Prins Thomas 'can of goulash' to face the project which has been applied to digital, CD and vinyl. In addition, as part of the release record label Eskimo Recordings produced a limited run of 100 cans encasing a secret USB containing the full mix.
Illustration by Sasha Tessio
Scope: Art Direction / Packaging / Typography
Australian psychedelic two-piece, Holy Models transport their listeners to careless summers spent burying their toes in golden sands, floating in the calm deep blue and contemplating technicolour sunsets. Their self-titled debut EP was met with critical acclaim, gaining early support and collaboration from both local and overseas artists.
A multi-branded approach was applied, creating a unique opportunity to use a range of logos for various applications. Dynamic handcrafted solutions were created showcasing flexibility and playfulness. As the band evolves musically, the design and art direction continues to explore graphic aesthetic and tone.
Scope: Art Direction / Branding / Packaging / Illustration
In Dreams is a brand new wine conceived in the wonderful wine region that is the Yarra Valley, Victoria.
Quite simply inspired by a transcendent dream, wild zebras dance and gallivant amongst the rolling hills to create a powerful and intricate visual celebration, where hand-drawn illustrations are accentuated with high-end print production to create a tactile and visually interactive label.
Project photography by Mark Lobo.
Scope: Branding / Identity / Packaging / Illustration / Typography
Keepsake The Label creates striking evening-wear with an unforgettable edge. Contemporary bold lines and silhouettes intertwine with intricate textiles and colours – The wearer demands attention with confident femininity and playfulness.
As the label continued to gained commercial acclaim in 2013, an opportunity to restructure and refine the brand was sought. A simple and elegant type-based approach encapsulated the clean, crisp and modern aesthetic of the Keepsake range.
Scope: Art Direction / Branding
The Vege Threads’ mission is simple: provide an eco-friendly, sustainable alternative to the conscientious consumer. The collections feature natural plant dyes applied to certified organic cotton to create basics for lads and ladies. Vege Threads embraces the beauty in imperfection in individually and lovingly crafting sustainable apparel. A percentage of every online sale is donated to the Pedulu Sesama Philanthropic Work foundation in North Bali.
In keeping with Vege Threads’ sense of moral responsibility in creating humble, comfortable clothing – an organic, handcrafted approach was thoughtfully applied from the early stages of development. Handwritten type provided charming texture and honest flaws that were accompanied by a nature-inspired (and sourced) colour palette. The Vege Threads’ design aesthetic is one of honesty, courage and simplicity.
Scope: Art Direction / Branding / Typography / Illustration
Eskimo Recordings is a unique and fresh record label based in Belgium. They have nurtured some of the most infamous disco, electronica and indie dance acts, both locally and internationally.
I have worked with the label to produce a range of vinyl (and digital) record covers for acts including Aeroplane, Prins Thomas, NTEIBINT, Du Tonc, Blamma! Blamma!, Moscoman, Trulz & Robin, Satin Jackets, Mees Dierdorp and Horixon. These covers are an exercise in conceptual development often working from an open brief and interpreting the artists’ compositions as an obvious and key source of inspiration.
Scope: Art Direction / Packaging / Illustration / Typography
Over 50 different countries produce the world’s coffee, each with their own flavour profiles, strengths, and aromatics – the art is finding that flawless balance between these components. From Mexico to Vietnam, Peru to Brazil and everywhere in between, 14 worthy origins were selected to produce Elements Espresso. A collection of unique multi-origin coffee blends which master the science of roasting and the art of blending.
To showcase the artistic nature of the blend process, an iconic design solution was created. Taking inspiration from the scientific periodic table, a visual device that defines the country of origin, species, process, and type of bean was meticulously curated. The subsequent design output minimised complexity and confusion, while still communicating the intricate components essential to the art of fine coffee production.
Project worked on while at Fizz Studio. Project photography by Mark Lobo.
Scope: Branding / Identity / Packaging / Illustration / Typography
1. Selected Poster submission for the exhibition Show Us Your Type – Reykjavik Edition. Online Gallery, April 2015.
2. Selected Poster submission for the exhibition Show Us Your Type – Las Vegas Edition. Online Gallery, 18th March 2014.
3. Selected Poster submission for the exhibition Show Us Your Type – OFFF Festival Edition. OFFF Festival Gallery, Barcelona, 6th–8th June 2013.
4. Selected 1 of 46 Finalists. Poster submission for the 2011 AGDA Poster Annual "Inspired by Music" Edition. Gaffa Gallery, Sydney, 21–31 October 2011.
Poster Rationale: As design and technology develops, it can influence the way we listen, share, and interpret music. As we evolve, it is interesting to see that we can still draw on past elements for inspiration.
5. Selected Poster submission for the exhibition Show Us Your Type – Melbourne Edition. Online Gallery, 22nd September 2011.
6. Poster created for Womadelaide Music Festival. Adelaide, 7–9 March 2008.
Scope: Art Direction / Typography / Illustration
Jaggar is defined by its edgy aesthetic, luxurious fabrics and detailed craftsmanship – clean tailoring applied to luxe leather, denim and exclusive prints deliver effortlessly stylish pieces. Jaggar bridges the gap between high-end fashion and easy-to-wear styles.
Drawing inspiration from these luxe aesthetics, bold letterforms anchored by a clean linear crest provided a simple design solution. These two elements can be united or isolated, providing flexibility in brand application.
Scope: Branding / Identity