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Perks Explanatory Web Video

on September 20th, 2013 in Portfolio by | No Comments

Because being a web-based “motivation, engagement, and incentive” provider is a hard concept to grasp right off the bat, when I was the marketing manager at Perks.com, I created a series of web videos to help explain and illuminate the Perks value proposition. This is the hero video, the masthead….

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The Twelve-Fingered Boy Book Trailer

on August 14th, 2013 in Portfolio by | 1 Comment

When it came time to make a book trailer for my novel, The Twelve-Fingered Boy, both my publisher and I decided that I could do a better job than probably anyone they could hire. So I created this one myself. The thing about book trailers is that most of them are terrible…

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8 Pounds Cover

on August 14th, 2013 in Portfolio by | No Comments

There are very few images of severed heads on stock photography sites. However, there are countless smiling pretty people. So I found one that would work and chopped his head off. I particularly like the graphical way I represented the neck-wound. One of my more successful book covers on a…

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Depraved

on August 14th, 2013 in Portfolio by | No Comments

So, yeah. Horror covers. A few years ago, I created a bunch of ebook covers for Bryan Smith. His books tend to be outrageous, blood-soaked nightmares in the vein – no pun intended – of Richard Laymon. I think, if you’re not going to have custom art for a horror…

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The Bell Jar – Gag Cover

on August 14th, 2013 in Portfolio by | No Comments

A few months back, a small kerfuffle occurred around the redesign of Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar. The publisher, trying to cash in on chick lit fever gave Plath’s disturbing novel a cover inappropriate for its content. Media agencies picked up on it – because the Internet loves a kerfuffle. As…

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Terminal Damage Cover

on August 14th, 2013 in Portfolio by | No Comments

Where fantasy, sf, and horror novel covers often need specialized custom art, crime novels are perfect for the stock photography treatment. And stock photography services have tons of applicable imagery for almost any crime related book. Terminal Damage is no different.

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The Shibboleth Cover Reveal

on August 7th, 2013 in Blog Post by | No Comments

The Shibboleth is the second book in my young adult trilogy.  “Edgy young adult” trilogy, really; one that recognizes the fact that young people curse and think bad thoughts and have bad things happen to them. One of those. Here’s the cover. I love the colors and the design fits nicely…

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Hobbit Poo

on March 27th, 2013 in Blog Post, graphic design, Portfolio by | No Comments

    I’m inordinately proud of this poster. Made in reference to this poster.

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US Marshal Promotional Video Animations

on August 13th, 2012 in Portfolio, Videos by | No Comments

  I always feel lucky when I get to work with Chris Cranford and the folks down at Jones Productions. Earlier this summer, they asked me if I could do some animations and add some pizazz (my word, not theirs) to a fundraising video for the US Marshal service. I…

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Apollo Logo

on March 19th, 2012 in Portfolio by | No Comments

This logo was created for my buddy, Dave Brand, a helluva guy and line producer. For a while, he took a hiatus from the wine and grind of the contiguous forty-eight and left it all behind to go and develop property down Mexico-way. He had a company and needed a…

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