This is a shirt that I did to help out a great organization up in Michigan named 4th & 1 Football Camp- They essentially help high school students from underrepresented groups balance sports training with SAT/ACT prep and diagnostics, professional development, creative workshops, and life skills classes.
The race is June 2 this year, so be sure to sign up if you’re in the area and want to sponsor these kids!
Stumbled across a sketch I made a few years ago. Just a random cutie sporting a Green Lantern tee (before the Ryan Reynolds movie arrived and dashed any hopes of seeing another cool movie franchise from DC).
And a tattered copy of Dune.
General, Graphic Design, News
•on January 15th, 2013
A clean, modern logo designed for a chiropractic office in Florida.
Graphic Design, News
•on January 15th, 2013
A logo design for a cycle shop in Florida. This one was tricky because the client was dead set on integrating the various logos of the different manufacturers he carries in his store. I wish I was a bigger motorcycle guy. There are some pretty cool bikes out there (and I’ve watched too many episodes of reality shows revolving around them too), but I’m probably a little more comfortable with tooling around on a Vespa.
Yeah, you heard me. Scooters are cool too.
This was a logo design for a regional firearm and special tactics training facility to the west of Chicagoland. Afetr consulting with the client, we agreed to incorporate the wolf as a symbol for the majority of the services and policemen that he trains. The wolf pack. I think the finished logo came out well, and the client was very happy to see it on his marketing materials.
General, News, Random
•on January 9th, 2013
It’s a new year! An opportunity to make new resolutions and see how many and how much you can accomplish in the twelve months that lay ahead. I made one massive resolution last year: To reinvigorate the Cuckoo Studio and grow this into a much more active enterprise. I’m happy to say that, in large part, I accomplished this goal, and in doing so I have gained some wonderful new clients. I couldn’t hope for better people to work with, and I value the trust they’ve bestowed in this studio to make sure that their projects are handled with the utmost care.
So what lies ahead for 2013? A private resolution, for one. I hope that when the time comes I can reveal it to you. Secondly: This website will be more active. The comics might take a turn away from the tumblr page, and become a little less structured. The blog will be updated… hopefully two or three times a week. The portfolio pages will be updated as well. There have been too many projects since the last update! Oh, and I’m well aware that the last blog entry on here has been over a year ago talking about posting more. The shame is unbearable.
I hope everyone had as nice of a holiday break as I did, and you’re as geared up to make 2013 a great year for yourselves as I am for me.
Well… Here goes nothing…
I’ve been a neglectful blogger, and I plan on remedying this as well as finishing the new comic website, so please bear with me as I do what needs to be done.
I also hope everyone had a nice holiday with their families and loved ones nearby. I had an opportunity to see my sister and her husband, in from Colorado, and my parents are doing great these days. After a week of laying around reading, snacking on holiday cookies, and recharging the creative batteries, I got back to my studio and made a decision to attack my free time with more vigor and passion.
Life is too short to stress out in a grey cubicle, right? Besides, it’s almost NYE, and there are so many resolutions to make! Make sure to visit the cuckoo studio often, and you’ll see a few of mine in action.
Happy New Year, everybody!
•on September 20th, 2011
Ah, this is so cool.
I received an email from Brandi last night and she sent me a few photos that she had the photographer take of her and her now husband on their wedding day in Madison Wisconsin.
I just wanted to share.
General, Graphic Design
•on June 30th, 2011
From the very beginning, we decided to brand the heck out of Full Armor Inc.’s new logo. In these two pieces the shield is highly visible and the messaging is clear and concise. The brochure features a tear-off partition at one end that can be filed away for future reference. I think the stark colors really present a professional, serious tone, which lends itself nicely to a home inspection agency.