Bio:

I was born in 1973 and grew up riding bmx bikes, skateboards, spray painting walls and getting into a normal, expected amount of trouble. As a military brat, I moved around a lot, it made sense that I later traveled the country many times over playing in bands. Time was spent in Richmond Virginia for fine art school at VCU and I graduated from the Art Institute of Philadelphia near the top of my class. I have been an Art Director more times than can be counted on one hand, less than two hands (including both The Willamette Week and The Stranger newspapers). I have designed hundreds of CD/record covers, posters and t-shirts for musical groups around the globe. After being the Art Director at Southern Lord Records for a few years in LA, I packed up and came back to my home: Portland, Oregon, Northwest America.

Cassette of the day:




Photography and design for the Lumbar cassette (as with the CD and LP) by yers truly... available in very small numbers, here.

CD of the day:





Lumbar photographs and design by yours truly, a super heavy shipwreck of a release... heavy all around. Get a copy here.

CD of the day:






Much stoke in designing—and using my own arial photographs for—the new studio project release, Yama-Uba. Japanese for "mountain witch", I thought that Mother Nature seen as an erupting volcano was a great visual for this abrasive record. Listen here and pick up a physical copy of the compact disc here.

The hand-numbered rerelease of Lumbar's "First & Last Days of Unwelcome" vinyl came out awesome. I'm happy to have not only designed it, but also taken all the photos for the release. Pick one up before they're gone here.

Laminates of the day:


An awesome client of mine, Tour Badgers, calls on me from time to time to design tour merchandise for the bands that they work with. Though usually laminates, some of the designs end up as t-shirts, posters, etc.. Here's recent tour laminates for Alice in Chains and Snow Patrol.

Record covers of the day:


Working for other artists is hard, working on art for your own projects can be much, much harder. But, sometimes you keep it simple with a newly-designed logo and your own photos. Click here to listen to my own ambient, textured sonic material.

Video of the day:

Jakub of famed Chariot of Black Moth created a stunning video for the track "Day Six" from my band Lumbar's recording, The First & Last Days of Unwelcome. It's super moody and perfect. Pick up the vinyl version of the release here, the CD here, and the digital + cassette version here.

Cassette of the day:

Lumbar's "First & Last Days of Unwelcome" will be released on cassette for the first time in 2019, via Anima Recordings. Was a pleasure to not only design the new logo/layout, but also to take the photographs for the tape. Order it here.


Vinyl of the day:

Obliterations 7" that I designed, love the way it turned out... a little grit, but relatively clean and simple.





Cassette of the day:

Ramprasad's Ruinenlust, released as a cassette on Anima Recordings. I created the band's sigil logo, took the front photo and designed the layout (inside live photo via Invisible Hour). Pick up a copy here.