Promo Cards for a new client…
A few photographs from my most recent trip to the Yucatan…
INSPIRATION: DILARA YARCI
Enjoy these sumptuous handmade illuminated artworks from Dilara Yarci. The detail, precision, and harmony of line is truly spell-binding. For more click on any of the images below…
DOLCE & GABBANA: WOMEN"S COLLECTION 2014
A masterful collection from D & G showing off the timeless beauty of ancient religious icons and artwork.
INVERSUS II: LOST IN TRANSLATION
Samples from the Inversus series… to see the complete collection click on any of the images below.
More logos from 2012…
INSPIRATION: AUDREY AND LILY
Combining aspects of photojournalism, fashion, and fine art, the photographic duo Audrey and Lily boldly synergize their talents to create truly original and stunning images. Haling from Moscow, they have one of the most unique creative visions in photography today. With each and every project they manage to not only capture the essence and beauty of their subjects in a profound way… but...
GASLAMP CHIROPRACTIC BRAND
A sampling of brand development work for our clients at Gaslamp Chiropractic
Earth Temples: Matjaz Krivic
Into the world’s silent spaces “Have you raised your head today, and seen your piece of sky. Fallen down upon your knees, and tasted your share of earth.” When was the last time you heard silence? Total and utter silence – not only in your surroundings – but also within. That stuff is hard to come by these days. Andfor the past 200 years, since the beginning of the industrial revolution,...
Set I of logos from 2012…
Coinciding with the end of the Mayan Calendar, I spent a week in the Yucatan, including a day in Chichen Itza on the 20th of December. It was an incredible experience, and my first trip to a site I had studied so intensely for well over a decade. Here are a few snapshots from the journey.
KNAPP The Post-war collection A/W 12/13
One of the best fashion/costume design projects I have seen in some time. Incredibly innovative and unique… this collection is at once a spell-binding voyage back to years past and an exquisite peek into a distant future. The designs are stunning, the styling is sharp, and the captures are entrancing. Knapp is truly a sumptuous feast for the eyes. And this is just the tip of the...
Killer visuals from Fariedesign. See more by clicking on any of the images below.
For the past year I have been taking on the creative direction for a start up winery out of Paso Robles, named LXV. Inspired by the 64 arts of KamaSutra, LXV Wine is a luxury California wine, crafted in honor of the divine sensuality within you… the 65th Sutra. Every release of LXV showcases a small-lot, hand-crafted wine inspired by a particular art. We invite inspirational winemakers and...
Inspiration: Mariana Quintana
Just a small offering from Brazilian photographer, Mariana Quintana. This set is entitled “Dance.” Mariana is a master of big, bold, expressive images which capture a sense of mystery, intrigue, and allure. Her entire library of projects on behance is well worth checking out. You can see it here
Rise Design featured in LUPA Magazine
This month, Lupa, a visual arts magazine based in Buenos Aires featured RISE Design Studio in its second issue. Works from The Alchemy of Emptiness, Loominous, and Divination were featured over roughly 10 pages. The magazine features a selection of works from different artists, photographers, and designers from all around the world, and really has some killer artists gracing its pages. You can...
Album Cover Drafts
A collection of album cover drafts produced recently for the Cocoons concept album “ROADS.”
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Rise Design Featured on Visual Cloud
Visual Cloud is an inspiration blog based in Barcelona. It focuses on art, design, architecture, illustration, photography, advertising, urban culture, and new trends in web design. They were courteous enough to find my work and feature it during the past week. And upon perusing their site, I found they had a lot of great content, so feel free to drop by and check out the offerings. You can...
Book Cover: Warrior Pose
This is a book cover I designed for a good friend and client Bhava Ram (aka Brad Willis). Bhava is the founder of the Deep Yoga school and studio, a long time yoga instructor, and a certified Ayurveda educator. Previously he was a foreign war correspondent for CNN and NBC, until he suffered a broken back and then faced a bout with terminal cancer. He fought his way back from both of these life...
Inspiration: Sophia Ahamed
One of my favorite finds of late, Sophia Ahamed, is a multi-disciplinary creative designer and art director from Vancouver, BC. Whether it’s photography, graphic design, typography, or illustration, she is one of those rare creatives that not only does it (all) well, but does it with style. She has a great sense of composition, and fluently creates a beautiful sense of rhythm and harmony...
A couple drafts of some wedding invitations I put together for my good friends Ian and Natalie a few weeks back.
Since I generally post extended features of artists and creatives I find inspiring, I rarely reblog random design work that I receive from around the world of tumblr. I figured I may as well change things up a bit every now and then and showcase some of my favorite posts. So without further ado, here are some killer projects I have taken in over the past few weeks. Vichy paragraphic: ...
As most of you know I like my visuals a bit on the dark side. Well… ok, maybe that’s an understatement. The darker the better in my eyes. And even when it comes to the more commercial aspects of design like branding and identity work, I will take all the black I can get. In this vein, Mauro De Donatis’ brilliant ID work for “Ablaze London,” is truly a feast for...