Sharing a series of photos I’ve been working on for the last two years to promote the Campus Recreation department at Illinois State’s ACTIVATE campaign. I have several more of these (big emphasis on “several”) but these are some of my favorites. The series won a Silver ADDY Award in 2011.
Photos were taken by Lyndsie Schlink while I directed and did the post production work. All models were current students and recreational athletes only at the time of production. Glad to finally get some of these online. I’ll be sharing more from the series soon, so come back!
A couple of projects today that I finished a few months back. Both my sister and sister-in-law were married 2 weeks apart in March, and I designed a shower invitation for my sister-in-law (above) and the wedding invite for my sister (below). The wedding invitation uses one of those Envelopments pocket envelopes and I had the shower invite printed on a thick woven, linen paper. Enjoy!
Illinois State University alumni-owned business Red Frog Events ranked Number 9 on Crain’s 2012 list of the 20 Best Places to Work. I’ve worked on several stories about Red Frog over the last few years and had the opportunity to visit the last 3 iterations of their office space, with this current space being one of the coolest office environments I’ve ever experienced. The video captures just about everything: tree houses, zip lines, a conference room hidden behind a book shelf. There’s even a small rock climbing wall in one corner of the office. Check this place out!
Here’s the cover shot I put together when we last visited for a feature in the College of Business magazine, which recently won a Regional ADDY Award. The shot features owner Joe Reynolds along with a few of his fellow Illinois State alumni employees.
Cover from the first feature I designed about Red Frog; 2 offices prior when they were still located in Chicago’s Lincoln Park. At this time they had about 800 square feet and less than 10 employees, only 2 years prior to opening the office shown above. Downtown Chicago skyline in the background.
Setting up the tree house shot.
I’ve been working on a historic project that required recreating a ton of vintage University logos (mostly athletics) that’s been a lot of fun; so I decided to share. Some of these were created by myself and some by Mike Mahle. Please note that all dates are approximate. We didn’t begin regulating identity usage until the early ’90s, so it’s difficult to say with any certainty when a majority of these were created and died out. Some even went in and out of use frequently. And some, like the Cubist rendition of the Redbird from the ’70s, were just a flat-out awful idea. Some of these suckers were tricky to remake, so enjoy!
1970s, Picasso designing athletics logos?
The original University seal (left) and the current seal (right).
Sneak peek today of the opening spread for a feature I just finished on Ralph Lauren model Pierre Woods for the May issue of Illinois State magazine. Woods is a GQ cover model, the face of Ralph Lauren’s 2008 Olympic Collection, and a pretty down-to-earth dude. We did a candid, tandem interview/photo shoot and I think his personality really came out in the images.
© Photography by Lyndsie Schlink.
I just finished a 2-page editorial feature on Josh Stevens (aka The Groupawn), the winner of the Live off Groupon yearlong challenge. This is a pretty amazing story. Josh traveled the United States for an entire year, and even made it to England, and he couldn’t touch cash once; relying on redeeming or trading Groupon coupons for everything he needed, including a place to sleep. View the full article below.
And check out the video entry that got Stevens into the contest:
I’m not typically a fan of vehicle graphics, but I was pretty pumped when this guy arrived over the summer. I finally had an opportunity to photograph it last week (outside, in 20 degree weather).
This is the second vehicle I’ve designed, and it turned out way better than the first which was a full wrap. This one is more like a vinyl decal application that only covers specific areas of the van. Prairie Signs in Bloomington handled the installation.