Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Some Recent Work

I have been working at Opinionology for 1 year. I have started gathering some of my favorite projects. You'll find them here.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Ha Dang

I had the opportunity to direct a photo shoot a couple weeks ago (direct, not shoot, there was another photographer there shooting). I won't lie, it felt good to have that kind of power. We shot photos of the wrestling team. This is one of the images from that shoot. It's so much easier to use imagery when I have control from its creation. I like this industry, it's very rewarding.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

This image was created using only type. No distortion of the type. It was a fun project.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

School's back in

Another semester has begun. This blog has sat dormant all summer. Now that I am cranking out assignments, I will have many more graphic design pieces to ad to this blog. Here is an early homework assignment from my Interactive Design class. The class teaches the use of a web-animation program called Flash.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008


Click on this picture and look at it up close.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

This is the last project for my digital imaging class. Max roach was a very influential jazz drummer who re-invented the style of the music as we know it today. He was very politically active and helped pave the way for equal opportunity in the jazz music industry.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

More Homework

People always tell me I'm lucky because all I do is design stuff like this for homework. I agree that a math assignment isn't as aesthetically pleasing as a good design, but with the headache that comes along with pushing creativity in comparison with academic studies, sometimes I wonder which is more exhausting. I will say, after the projects are done, it is pretty rewarding to hold it up, just look at it and think, "I did that". But then again, sometimes I used to do that with math tests too.

This is a book cover I made for the book Lord of the Flies. Although the book is about adolescents, the photo on the front of the book is of me, taken only a few months ago. It's hard to get models to follow through when I can't pay them.

These are two logos I made for an asphalt coating company in Montana. The owner of Z & Z and I served missions together in Africa years ago.

Thursday, March 13, 2008


My next assignment for 2D design. I made this image in illustrator, then assembled the text in photoshop.
All illustrator.
I made this whole image in illustrator. I used a self portrait as a silhouette on top of the mountain.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Green Fever

Making this ad inspired me to start running again.

Sunday, February 24, 2008


This is an image that Kayla helped with. I bought some washable finger paints and let her do the painting for me.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Best Yet

This was a shot from the photoshoot I did for the album cover in the previous post. I don't like to brag, but I think this is a contender for the best photo I've taken. When I was finished with it in photoshop (I really didn't do much to it), I just sat and looked at it. Wow. I must also give credit to the model, Courtney, she helped.

Album Cover

One of my favorite bands

Monday, February 4, 2008


At first glance, a pile of Polaroids looks mildly interesting, however, when you look closer, you'll notice that they are each a part of the larger image. The picture is then unified in an unexpected way. It gives a completely different perspective on the negative space. I helped another student in my class with this project. I like helping other people expand their knowledge and skills in Photoshop.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

And Some

I like this poster because I experimented with a few new techniques that I've never tried before. The textured yellow behind the player, as well as the apparently folded, 3d look to the white- bordered paper on the left side. This image was printed in color on 11x17 size poster paper and was hung at various places in the halls on campus.

Sunday, January 27, 2008

This is a project for my 2 dementional design class. The project is to create our own version of the Yin-Yang symbol using positive and negative space equally. I cut out photo paper and spray mounted it on a 12x12 inch matte board.

Friday, January 25, 2008


I recently started as a graphic designer for the UVU Athletic department. I will post the work I'm most proud of on this blog.This is actually a newspaper ad. It runs in the Daily Herald the day of the game. I had to go find a basketball and get a good photo of it for this one. I've started compiling textures like this for every sport because they do come in handy.
Men's wrestling. I only have a few cutouts of the wrestling team so I have to come up with pretty creative layouts to make them diverse.
This is the first flier I made.
I used some interesting shading and gradients to make this scene look 3d. The whole thing is pieced together in Photoshop.

Blend - Overlay

This is my first project in my Digital Imaging class. The assignment was to portray an emotion in a creative way using a montage of at least three original photos. Most of the layers are set to an "overlay" blend mode, thus giving a surreal, dramatic texture to the subjects. The project was printed on 8x8 glossy paper and mounted on 12x12 black mount board.