2014 USD PROPOSAL
A rehauled banknote proposal for the United States of America created within the Master thesis design project "WORTH: The Aesthetics of Global Interest" while attending the Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst (Basel School of Design) and printed for the Diplom Exhibition in 2011. Inspired by the Swiss Franc's (CHF) ambitious redesign process (the currency is thoroughly redesigned every 20 years by way of contest) The goal was to develop a similar updated iconographic system that re-interprets the advancements and culture within the American society. This particular series plays on themes of theoretical / scientific discoveries and endeavors to connect them to achievement, our surroundings and the fundamental properties of life.
Branding, Graphic Design, Information Architecture
£ 2022 BRITISH POUND
Currency Concept Commission for Audi UK Magazine (NorthStar Publishing) Details: £5: Cloning and Stem Cell research. Cloning by somatic cell nuclear transfer was first successful in 1996 by a British team of scientists lead by Ian Wilmut and Keith Campbell at the Roislin Institute in Edinburgh, Scotland. £10: Graphene. The crystalline allotrope of carbon was first produced in 2003 by Andre Geim and Konstantin Novosolev (not British scientists). They realised their work with British gov funds at the University of Manchester and won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2010. Manchester now has the National Graphene Institute, focused on being the pre-eminent Graphene research center. Sir Colins Brodie was an early pioneer in what would become graphene research and his coat of arms is displayed. £20: The Internet. The World Wide Web was the invention of Sir Timothy John “Tim” Berners-Lee. In 1989, the English computer scientist made his revolutionary breakthroughs proposing an information management system (called and achieving connection between a client and server, via the internet. he developed his ideas at CERN, Switzerland based on the "Enquire" software program written by himself in 1980 that was in-turn based on a book called "Enquire Within Upon Everything" Published in London. £50: The British Space Program. Few people know of the success of the British Satellite program. including Aerial-1, the first UK satellite launched in 1962 or Prospero in 1971 which was (and remains) the first (and only) British satellite to have been launched successfully by a British rocket. The coming Twinkle Satellite built by SSTL, based in Guildford, Surrey (depiction shown in the center of the £50) will help discover and photograph exoplanets, and the Sabre Engine system (slated for completion in 2022) is being developed by Reaction Engines Limited. (REL) a British aerospace manufacturer based in Oxfordshire. Sabre will be the first single stage to orbit propulsion system. Allowing a jet like take off for orbital flight. All of these British Space feats.
Graphic Design, Print Design, Product Design
BNJMN: THE MECHANICAL SOUL OF THE ARTIST
Mobile Sensory Image Production Mechanism BMJMN is a robot designed with the programming expertise of Danilo Wanner at the Visual Communication Institute (HGK) in Basel, Switzerland. His body was custom designed and hand-made to fit his purpose as a soulless artist who appears to live and project a personality within and without his one of a kind abstract creations.
Painting, Product Design, Programming
DIRECTING, CINEMATOGRAPHY, EDITING Camera: Sony A7r iii Lenses: Zeiss 4.0 24-70mm, Sony FE 2.8 70-200mm Music by Lorn
Cinematography, Directing, Creative Direction
Videography Concept Camera: Sony A7r iii Lens: Zeiss 4.0 24-70mm Music by Lorn
Directing, Editing, Creative Direction
ARTBASEL 44: LAUNCH SEQUENCE EDIT
You might call this a hyper photo-documentary. My haul after shooting about 3,500 photos at the ArtBasel and Scope Artfairs. Currated, Choreographed, and synched to a musical track by Mosh.
Cinematography, Directing, Photography
AMALGAMATING NATURAL AND TECHNOLOGICAL STRUCTURES
imaging study of an analogue item (my Naxo NX21 ski touring bindings) and creation of new forms and categorical concepts through digital design practice and theory.
Design, Digital Art, Photo Illustration
AXALP: An imaginary theatrical concept / fantasy trailer / credit sequence Cinematography: Andreas Edlung, Travis Purrington Filmed on location in Brienz, Switzerland. Pilots: Swiss airforce, Score: Sinoia Caves (Beyond the Black Rainbow soundtrack)
Directing, Cinematography, Creative Direction
DISCRETE: T-SHIRT DESIGNS
A selection of T-Shirts created for the Discrete action sport clothing line based in Salt Lake City, UT.
Graphic Design, Illustration
A precursor to my banknote thesis in 2011, this concept played with ways to re-trigger or re-contextualize a monetary design that has lost it's visual cognizance with its subscribers through time and appears to have no significant landmark campaign in sight. It takes its cue from the obvious channel of warning label marketing in the quintessential "undesigned" tobacco package style. The goal was to implement phrases indicative of such labels, but gear it towards highlighting common problems created in the misuse of currency rather than the ires of smoking. The language attempts to use concise, profound sometimes biting language, but tries not to lean on irony, esotericism, or humor to brashly to achieve its goals, but involves elements of each. It was well received as a viable mean to an end during the thesis process, but ultimately was left as a footnote in the process book. I decided to exhibit it here to show it some daylight_
Creative Direction, Graphic Design
STELLAR MEDIA HIGHLIGHT REEL
Editor / Curator for Stellar Media's 2017 Reel. An adventure media and guiding company based in Utah / Idaho.
THE REUNION: A SHORT XMAS TALE
Illustration, Animation, Directing
FIRST DEGREE: Stormtrooper Campaign
Hired to develop a campaign for the upcoming "Stormtrooper" First Degree product line of ski boots these forms were created using an advanced technique of montage from photography taken of the two models comprising the production line at the time.
Art Direction, Digital Art, Exhibition Design
THE XMAS CARD: 2016
Holiday Transmission Santa has a place to be...The world is not as it seems_
Animation, Art Direction, Directing
Intl. Concert / Festival Branding A rebranding overhaul of the EF sponsored SUMMERANZA festival held annually in London. The festival is a currently a private event but boasts over 5,000 language students in attendance representing more than 100 countries. Creative Direction and Copy: Michael Kirwan Website Development: Yacine Belarbi Musical Guest for 2015: Charli XCX
Art Direction, Branding, Illustration
STELLAR MEDIA LOGO
Asked to develop a brand for an international action sports and "adventure" media company. The name Stellar can be applied to both celestial and crystal bodies (specifically dealing with the structure of ice crystals for snow in this case) therefore the plan was to incase a spark of light that can be visually incorporated within a snowflake. The Logotype was developed to both compliment and contrast the crystaline structure with a modern and visually appealing feel.
Branding, Graphic Design, Icon Design
ALTIUS SPORTMED CENTER
WILL WISSMAN: LOGO
Logo/Branding Will Wissman a veritable visual powerhouse in the ski industry. World renowned for his prowess around a lens and adventure driven camera angles, he takes the art form to high creative levels at locals such as Alaska, Norway, India with some of the best skiers in the game. He has an intimate relationship with the mountains he shoots, but anyone who has ever hiked with him knows he's not shy in a boot path. I worked with him to translate this into a brand for his photography business. Bold, yet simple with a black and white color scheme to compliment his creations without stealing undue attention from the imagery.
Branding, Graphic Design
ARMADA SKIS: Corporate Campaign
Commission for Armada Skis to develop an overall corporate campaign concept that would dictate all Online and Offline media production including print/magazine ads, website design, dealer/consumer catalogues and social media outlets.
Branding, Digital Art, Graphic Design
NOVARTIS CAMPUS PROJECT: THE SCIENTIST AND THE ARTIST
This video explores the nature of art as a tool in the Pharmacology and Scientific industries. It was made in conjunction with The Basel School of Design and Novartis and (socio-eco-politics aside) is intended to look at the personalities of the interior culture found within Novartis Campus during it's proposed $2,000,000,000 renovation project to upgrade the architecture and physical environment of it's closed campus to allure the worlds top chemists and scientists. Frank Gehry, Peter Maerkli, SANAA, David Chipperfield, Herzog & de Meuron, and Diener & Diener all have contributed to the campus creating unique buildings designed to specific scientific requirements. Exhibiting artists such as Jenny Holzer and Sigma Pulkei both inside and out the exterior facades. Originally based on a masterplan by Italian architect Vittorio Magnago Lampugnani the project is projected for completion in 2030 It was exhibited in the visitors center to help communicate the feeling of the ongoing development.
VARIOUS DEGREES OF SUSPENSION
Music Video As a personal challenge to develop a music video from scratch in 24 hours with a 2 man team with Jared Purrington (Country). This stipulated that all imagery (except country's signature logo) INCLUDING the music itself must be developed from scratch within the time period. The content was then edited together over a period of 3 additional days. The end result is a cocphany of moving images and a stationary contact point from which reveals a hypnotic synchronization to the melody.
Cinematography, Film, Music
DEFENSE INTELLIGENCE AGENCY REPORT
A project to develop Icons representing three military defense departments that play a growing role on the world stage for a report concerning their ethical use in the future within the National Defense Intelligence Agency.
Branding, Icon Design
K2 EXTREME 2
K2 Extreme Ski Concept A design conceived in 2006 for a contemporary update of the Original K2 Extreme ski of the 1990's. A labor of love for a classic idol of worship from childhood.
Graphic Design, Product Design
FIRST DEGREE SKI BOOTS: BRANDING
Brand development for a new ski boot brand in collaboration with Deeluxe boots in Austria and Icelantic Skis in Colorado.
the xmas card 2009
Annual Holiday card exhibiting aspects of design and interests acquired during MFA program at the Basel School of Design in Switzerland
Design, Digital Art, Digital Imaging
MoMA Collaboration, ICFF Visuals, etc
Art Direction, Branding, Graphic Design
University of Applied Science Northwest Switzerland
Posters concepts developed for the Graduate exhibition of the Basel Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst (Academy of Art and Design) for the University of Applied Science NorthWestern Switzerland. Poster Campaign A theme meant to build an awareness of the school within Basel. The campaigns focus was a two way message containing a "matter of fact" wording below a classic Swiss-style layout. Revealing the reputation of the world renowned program whose existence still remains largely a mystery to the local public.
Graphic Design, Photography, Print Design
scans of a few pages in my sketchbooks