May 26, 2010

MY DESIGN: MATMOS @ The Triple Door. 6/17/10

My newest poster design and first time workin with The Triple Door. (grinDING)

i plan to have this whole city blanketed with my designs soon enough

(evil villian laugh)

(awkward silence)

(i need coffee)


May 20, 2010

SLOG: Flickr Photo of the Day

Deer Head, originally uploaded by shaunwilliamcallahan.

nice lil surprise i stumbled upon...





May 12, 2010

MY DESIGN: TORTOISE (with my basic design history)

one of those posters again where i was just kinda learning as i went along...

not sure if i've mentioned yet but i'm pretty much self taught. once upon a time i did some BASIC page layout in quark and indesign where i had to make the occasional sales ad space filler or layout the A&E section i was the editor of in a small college newspaper... (PCC) (2003 - 2005?)

back in Tucson,AZ i had made friends with Matt McCoy (DJ/ Graphic Designer) and was always watching and admiring his poster designs wishing i knew how to make them... (2006 - 2007) ( to see some of his stuff)

about 2.4 years ago i moved here to Seattle and with in a month or two i had made friends with Josh (Tigerbeat) and possibly bluffed that i knew..... errr or as my ego may have said back then "hustled" that i knew how to make basic posters... he called my bluff as josh usually does haha... but for whatever reason let me try anyway. (2008)

looking back at my first few tries now hurts my eyes and heart... but kept tryin. kept "husltin." kept "grinDING." eventually got smart and bought a book on photoshop/illustrator and started looking to McCoy and other designer blogs/websites

after that winter i had grown a lot as a designer/promoter/blah blah.. but sparing the details Josh and I stopped workin together yet have remained good friends and he now has a rad designer for all his stuff (wish i remembered the guys name... he seriously kills it)

flash forward to late 2009/now. thanks to a lil faith and good word from friend Blair (bar manager at Neumos) i was asked to do some posters for Neumos through "Market Mistress" Alicia.

since then i've been tryin to step up my game, keep my style fresh and increase my design knowledge. so far i've done calendars, business cards, posters, hand bills and even some ghetto invoice designs haha.

been blessed with this opportunity and plan to take it as far as i can.

wow this turned out to be really long..

thanks for reading and all your support.
(ya'll know who you are.. no more name drops)

hearts and push ups


May 11, 2010

MY DESIGN: Mother's Day & Birthday

thanks to Mom i think found a new calling! Greeting Card Designs haha. Just like Tom in (500)Days of Summer.... good grief

best mom ever though... seriously.


May 8, 2010

Music: Buke & Gass

So rarely find music or get excited about new stuff. this is not because i dont love music. but with a past in music journalism that left a bitter taste in my mouth, i tend not to look into the whole scene this much these days...

but on occasion i stumble onto stuff that makes me really happy i did. yesterday, after scrolling pass the article and podcast tons of time, i found Buke & Gass on (my favourite podcast place ever... next to

anyway... here is a link.


May 4, 2010

MY DESIGN: My Goodness, Salmon Thrasher. May 9th

quick lil flyer i did for for My Goodness with Salmon Thrasher. two really great local seattle ROCK bands. check em out digitally or at this free show.


May 3, 2010



i'm slackin.

all is well.


k bye