Olympia Provisions Inserts


Olympia Provisions, of famed salamis and several restaurants in Portland, has several meat-of-the-month clubs. You heard it right! Salamis, sausages, pâté and pickles* all get the white glove treatment and can be delivered straight to your doorstep or gullet, whichever is closest to the mailman.

For each club the Bureau was tasked with designing informational brochures so members knew (for example) exactly what was in their salami, how best to serve it, what kind of romantic dates salami likes best, and revealing once and for all what that white stuff on the outside of a salami is (protective edible house flora that has a reputation that precedes it).

Unsure of what to get your sweetie for Valentines to tell them they are that special someone? Say it with meat.

collateral inserts for Olympia Provisions' club of the months - salami of the month, sausage of the month, pate of the month and pickle of the month

*Not technically a meat.

Umpqua Postcard Series: New Growth, Old Growth


set of three postcards and envelope for Umpqua Bank - blaze new trails, onward, and old growth new growth

Here is the first half of six postcard illustrations I created for Umpqua Bank. A total of six cards were designed so smaller sets could be mixed and matched and handed out at events including the Portland Business Journal Luncheon and the Seattle Design Series. A sponsor-focused envelope was paired with them to emphasize that the cards were created specifically for the young and forward moving audiences they would be distributed in.

old growth, new growth: illustration of tree rings and topography

Testing: New Hearts


Here are some tests I have been working on for a group art show at Land Gallery happening February 10th titled 69 Love Songs. The show pays tribute to the Magnetic Fields album 69 Love songs with artists each interpreting a song. My song is “I Think I Need a New Heart”, and I’ve been working on tiny heart packaging (think cigarette package size) using painted wooden blocks and 2 colors of liquid paint Markal markers. It’s definitely a medium with limitations, which has been fun to work with.

new-heart-tests-1

new-heart-tests-2

Umpqua Postcard Series: Onward


Here is the second in a series of postcard illustrations I created for Umpqua Bank. A total of six cards were designed so smaller sets could be mixed and matched and handed out at events including the Portland Business Journal Luncheon and the Seattle Design Series. A sponsor-focused envelope was paired with them to emphasize that the cards were created specifically for the young and forward moving audiences they would be distributed in.

This one was particularly fun because I tapped into my roots growing up in rural Central Oregon for a cornucopia of western style lettering. Yes, I rode horses. Yes, most radio stations played country music. Yes, I imagined I might have been Laura Ingalls Wilder in another life. Onward you intrepid pioneer!

onward hand lettering in western style

umpqua bank postcard envelope design

Umpqua Postcard Series: Blaze New Trails


blaze new trails: illustration of a beaver, bear and coyote in a canoe, sailing along a nightcap

Here is the first in a series of postcard illustrations I created for Umpqua Bank. A set of 6 cards were created so smaller sets could be mixed and matched, to be handed out at events including the Portland Business Journal Luncheon and the Seattle Design Series.

A sponsor-focused envelope was paired with them to emphasize that the cards were created specifically for the young and forward moving audiences they would be distributed in. The creative brief was open, with the theme of “Pacific Northwest” guiding each card’s content – coming up: Wonderland, Old Growth/New Growth, Cascadia, Onward, and some foliage.

The Whistling Bird of St. Petersburg


Here is another sketch from creative nights I host after hours. I usually grab the closest thing to me that isn’t the requisite cup of tea or cookie and spend an hour or so on it. This is a whistle my parents brought me from their trip to Russia for my daughter, who has a burgeoning collection of musical souvenirs from their travels. The script on a circle was a good exercise in pre-planning typography.

textured and patterned bird whistle illustration

Olympia Provisions Holiday Card


I’ve recently been designing collateral and packaging for Olympia Provisions, a fine meat-centric cluster of restaurants in Portland, Oregon and purveyor of American Charcuterie. Their branding is already top notch, so when the opportunity popped up to create their holiday postcard, it was purely fun. The process on this was super succinct with just a rough sketch of the idea before approval for design & illustration. Guess you can’t fail with the formula of meat + wreath. Meaty Christmas to all!

OP-Holiday-Card

Thanks to Hayden Walker for illustration skills that helped keep the project on time and on budget. A recent graduate, Hayden is a new to Portland and has helped the Bureau over the last few months on several projects, including the Oregon VS Oregon beer label design by decade.