Red Robin

Red Robin

Last spring I completed a fun series of Pop-Art style banners with the good people at Blind Society, for the Red Robin burger chain and their foray into Fast-Casual service.…

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Hot Dog!

Hot Dog!

This  January, I illustrated a poster for Short Leash Hotdogs in downtown Phoenix. The concept was simple, create a fun, retro-inspired poster designed that makes you hungry! The whole vibe…

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Vintage Portraiture

Vintage Portraiture

This spring, I debuted a new collection of  my Handmade Silkscreen Prints. Portraiture has become a passion of mine over the years, I love capturing interesting subjects and faces. The…

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Modfire Lifestyle

Modfire Lifestyle

When local Phoenix Product Designer and Fabricator Brandon Williams charged me with creating some stylish illustrations for Modfire,  it was  something I could easily get excited about. They make an…

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Vintage Volkswagen love

Vintage Volkswagen love

I started this series of vintage VW illustrations after seeing nicely restored (or semi-restored) beetles popping up all over the place. It's that feeling you get when you first take…

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A Concrete Approach

A Concrete Approach

Logos are something I truly enjoy. The completeness of them, a neat little package. When I spoke with Brandon and Erin at the amazing Gore Design Co. they gave me…

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Midcentury Phoenix Lives!

Midcentury Phoenix Lives!

As part of my Wooden Nickels show this spring, I created a new series of illustrations and handmade screen prints featuring Arizona's impressive roster of midcentury architects. My goal was…

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Downtown Phoenix Directory

Downtown Phoenix Directory

Lately I'm finding more and more reasons to love downtown Phoenix and the growing convergence of arts culture and thoughtful urban planning. Last fall I illustrated a cover for the Downtown…

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Special Delivery!

Special Delivery!

I enjoy the holidays. Like pretty much everyone else on the planet. Over the past few years I've worked with OnTrac and Free Range Productions on a variety of vintage…

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Astro Chief

Astro Chief

ZZZZZZAP! The sun, the moon and the stars, past and the future collide in the Astro Chief; Drawing inspiration from American history and science fiction from the golden age. I…

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Die Happy Letterpress Coasters

Die Happy Letterpress Coasters

Collaboration is something all creative professionals should try. I can't place enough importance on flexing some creative muscle to keep your skills sharp, but it's SO HARD to get anything…

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Dole Goes Bananas

Dole Goes Bananas

Young love. An instant connection made across a crowded kitchen counter top. They knew this time around, it was for real. Real yummy that is. Warm, toasty toast with peanut…

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Netflix Infographics

Netflix Infographics

Netflix is one of those brands I believe in. Having been a Netflix subscriber for just over 10 years now, it was a welcome change to have rental movies sent…

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Sweetish Fin

Sweetish Fin

The kids (and me admittedly) adored the movie "Wreck-it-Ralph". It's rare to find an entertaining movie the family can enjoy together, so when Fin said he'd like a Sugar Rush…

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Bad Habits

Bad Habits

My friend Jeremy occasionally sends me odd old photos and advertisements. One photograph in particular included 3 nuns falling down drunk on a busy street corner and it sent me…

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Phoenix Rising

Phoenix Rising

Ok, so it's hot as Satan's flaming ass in Phoenix right now. I figured it would be a great time to share this recent hot project. I was called on…

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Haboob Buster

Haboob Buster

Having dust storms in the desert is nothing new. I've experienced them since moving here in 2001. But a few years ago, the local weatherman dropped this term Haboob on…

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BLAST OFF!

BLAST OFF!

NASA - JPL Travel Poster This is the second poster illustrated for Popular Science Magazine. The Geek Getaways article about science-minded summer travel is chock full of fascinating destinations. $39 …

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Goin’ Apey

Goin’ Apey

"The Great Ape Trust" Travel Poster I designed and illustrated this poster for Popular Science Magazine. The Geek Getaways article about Science minded summer travel is chock full of fascinating…

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Vintage Audio Coaster Set

Vintage Audio Coaster Set

I'm always playing "beat the clock". My business consists of ever shortening deadlines. You want the job then you must deliver. I tell ya it gives me terrible anxiety because…

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Modern Ranch Revisited

Modern Ranch Revisited

"Town & Country" - Modern Phoenix Architect Ralph Haver inspired print. Backstory The past few years I have noticed modern Scottsdale architecture. A distinct lack of traditional architecture exists where…

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Retro Mural Design

Retro Mural Design

I recently created a series of murals for Oregano's restaurants as part of refreshing their outdoor signage and all around brand enhancement. In addition to these murals i illustrated a…

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Say you want a revolution?

Say you want a revolution?

Last month I worked with a friend on a new branding project for a local solar company. American Solar was asking to separate themselves from the competition. They wanted something…

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Audiophile Series

Audiophile Series

Like everyone else on the planet I happen to love music. Finding a late 70's RadioShack turntable a few years ago got me into collecting those vinyl discs to play…

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Cempazuchitl Monoscreen Print

Cempazuchitl Monoscreen Print

Cempazuchitl is a yellow Marigold symbolizing death and dating back to pre-Columbian times in Mexico. This marigold is widely used in Day of the Dead celebrations today. I find myself…

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Wrap it up

Wrap it up

As i mentally prepare for my gift hunting and wrapping plans this holiday season, i was reminded of another character illustration from a few years back. The character was developed…

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The Modern Quail

The Modern Quail

  JJ Quail was born out of a larger illustration development effort for Creative Inspiration Guru Cherylstyle. Acting mascot for the brand and wry little troublemaker, client direction included keywords "simple, abstract, bright…

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POP, PUNCH, POW!

POP, PUNCH, POW!

The past few years i found time in my summer schedule to make elaborate and fun birthday invitations for the kids. When it came time for the boy's party this…

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Death or Glory

Death or Glory

I am consistently challenged to create artwork for groups, industries and concepts that are new to me. That CAN be part of the fun. After making the Alley Cats Monoscreen…

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Oktoberfest? Ja, richtig!

Oktoberfest? Ja, richtig!

I don't remember much from my high school German class except maybe a few standard phrases. Thankfully a grasp of the language was not necessary when I got the call…

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SAY YES

SAY YES

Trying something for the first time, whether it's making art or skydiving, creates a bit of anxiety over whether it will work or not. Maybe you'll fall flat on your…

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Rusted Steel Signs

Rusted Steel Signs

Oxidized Art! Leftover sheet steel from a custom gate project got me thinking about rust. For the gate project i used Muriatic Acid (Pool Acid) and a spray bottle. Sprayed…

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Summer Monoprint Series

Summer Monoprint Series

I don't typically go in for western motifs, but maybe i was feeling inspired by the intense heat this summer. I love exploring different subjects. Blending the uniqueness of the…

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Flavors of Phoenix – 2012

Flavors of Phoenix – 2012

Another year, another Flavors of Phoenix. The 2012 poster is here! 8 YEARS creating artwork and invitations for the American Liver Foundation's biggest fundraiser of the year. I must admit,…

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Retro Wine Labels

Retro Wine Labels

I was asked to create a series of wine labels with a retro vibe. I took that ball and ran like hell! There were several labels needed to provide visual…

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The Quaker Redrawn

The Quaker Redrawn

Logo Illustration Working with a talented agency in Seattle, i created some new 1 and 2 color interpretations of ‘the Quaker’ for Quaker Oats. Not sure this one will see…

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Map It!

Map It!

I recently completed map illustrations for various residential properties. Maps can be tricky, you must be very detail-oriented in approach but still try and see the broader picture. Safari Drive…

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Starlite Motel

Starlite Motel

Illustration Vintage Motel Signs Driving down Main Street in Mesa Arizona is a timewarp, unique old motel signs jump out from both sides of the street. Sadly most of them…

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Portrait of Vin

Portrait of Vin

Editorial Portrait Popular Science DIY guru Vin Marshall. From an execution standpoint i am liking the warm tones achieved in his face and the gestural lines of the clothing. I…

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Summer Flowers

Summer Flowers

Logo Illustrations Some pretty flowers on a hot tuesday. These illustrations were created for a series of residential developments named after desert flowers. Desert Hyacinth, Red Yucca, Scarlet Pimpernel… can…

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1941 Packard

1941 Packard

Illustration  I made this piece damn near 10 years ago. Crazy to think it’s been that long. Saw this car in a parking lot on the west side of town…

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Flavors of Phoenix

Flavors of Phoenix

Poster & Collateral Design Have i really been doing the poster and invite for the past 8 years? yup, and i have enjoyed every year. On this 20th anniversary my…

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Two heads are better

Two heads are better

Beardhead Packaging Illustrations The product cracks me up, and I was stoked when they asked me to illustrate some wacky faced inserts for in-store display. Check out the product at…

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Lucky Dog

Lucky Dog

I spoke recently with my friend Hollye Schumacher about creating a piece of art inspired by her Photographic "Modern Dog" portraits. When i saw this character i knew he was…

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Jon Arvizu

Jon Arvizu

Illustrator, Art Director and versatile Artist Jon Arvizu strives to create and appreciate art in everyday things. Jon has been professionally involved in the graphic and fine art industry for…

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Inventors

Inventors

Created this typography last year for a story in Popular Science. Classic baseball script with an embroidered feel. my favorite part is the background pin striping. All this spring training…

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Kohler Academy – Around the World

Kohler Academy – Around the World

Created some artwork for Kohler Academy's "Around the World" runway event, Benefitting the Phoenix Children's Hospital. Great event and great people involved. I might be screening a limited number of…

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Boxing Day

Boxing Day

This Boxing Poster ran in Popular Science Magazine last year. A fun project to work on. Put up yer dukes!    

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The Evening Delivery

The Evening Delivery

This Vintage inspired illustration was created in the spirit of the old Saturday Evening Post covers of the 1930's-50's. Harkening back to the golden age of America right down to…

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Scottsdale Poster

Scottsdale Poster

This fun poster was created for Safari Drive in Scottsdale. The property has a beautiful modern style and this poster was designed to exemplify the spirit, location and amenities of…

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Flavors of Phoenix Poster 2010

Flavors of Phoenix Poster 2010

Just wrapped up the poster for the 2010 Flavors of Phoenix event. “Flavors” is a fundraiser for the Arizona Chapter of the American Liver Foundation. Created in more of a…

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