Rise, a bakery and Squibb, a coffee shop, approached me to create a sign for their new collaboration on the West Side of Grand Rapids. This was my first time painting this high off the ground and it was a great experience. I hand drew the letters in chalk, then painted them. The sign can be viewed from a good distance down the street.
A big thank you to Squibb and Rise for trusting me with their outdoor communication with the community they serve.
You can come and see the sign at:
1220 Fulton Street West, Grand Rapids, MI 49504.
I created the logo, packaging and branding for a wholesale bakery that my wife owns. I enjoyed conceptualizing the idea with her and creating products that stand out on the shelf. The idea was to tap into the vintage bakery brand with an updated vibrant look. Also, blue and pink together is always a good color combo.
A commissioned painting. It really gave me a chance to flex some sign painting skills. I love the color combination and of course love is cool. Spread that love everywhere!
Do More of What Makes You Happy! Happy PR in Grand Rapids hired me to paint a large blank space on their wall prior to an open house. Happy PR is an amazing group lead by Emily Richett. They elevate brands through PR, digital marketing and planned product launches. They have high energy just like their brand suggests. We went with bright colors so the message popped off the wall. Their clients and Happy use this mural as a backdrop for social media posts.
We had a tight deadline so we decided to do a little live painting at the event when I was finishing up.
This was the first time I used a projector to lay out my design on a wall. It’s a challenge positioning yourself so you don’t cast a shadow on the design you’re copying!
The mural is located at 1059 Wealthy Street SE Suite 202 Grand Rapids, MI 49506 but you need an appointment or an open event at Happy to enter.
Follow Your Heart
The Uptown neighborhood of Grand Rapids is full of entrepreneurs. There aren’t a lot of big name businesses out here. It’s full of people who have pushed forward with their own dreams to create something for themselves and the public. These people have opened coffee shops, restaurants, salons, retail shops, design studios, the list goes on and on. These businesses have shaped the community and the way we interact our daily lives.
I find it incredibly inspiring to walk in this area of Grand Rapids and see how many people have taken on personal struggles to follow their heart. These people have grit and community support from people that appreciates small business.
I was hired by Five Star Real Estate to paint a mural on the north side of a small office in Uptown. I couldn’t think of anything better than this message. Follow the instagram hashtag. #followyourheartgr
Logo design for The 205 Coffee Bar in Holland, MI. This place has an incredible staff and its run by heartwarming individual. We wanted to create a logo that would look good on anything. We succeeded! This logo is all over the coffee shop. Window signs, vinyl, metal, stamps, stickers, t-shirts. If you can put a logo on it it’s gonna look good with The 205 Coffee Bar.
Check out the shop at:
205 Columbia Ave, Holland, MI 49423
Black and White Positivity
A small series of paintings for a show at Ferris Coffee. Grand Rapids, MI