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SAGE Video

This is one of the most fun projects I worked on during my tenure with Jackson Marketing Group. It was a little daunting at first, but I had a blast working on it and I’m super happy with the end result. Props to Erin Ridgeway for working on the concept with me and for writing the copy. I art directed and the uber talented people at Photoelectric made it awesome. AND big thanks to SAGE Automative for being an awesome client as well.

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FWA Posters

These are only concepts right now, but I think they’ll be produced. And the copy is written by Erin Ridgeway. She’s awesome.

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Big League World Series 2011

Here are the ads for last years Big League World Series. I art directed, Chad Rucker wrote the lines and David Paxton did the layout design. We won two silver and one gold Addy this past weekend for them.

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Blenheim Ginger Ale. Ads for fun.

Erin Ridgeway and i decided to work on some ads. Just for fun. For a client we wanted to do work for. These have not been seen by Blenheim Ginger Ale, but if they do see them and would like to use them, then that would be fantastic. Blenheim is a soft drink unlike any other. It’s a ginger ale that is sweet, but also spicy. It’s delicious and will make your mouth happy, but it’ll also slap you in the face with its hotness if you’re not ready for it. Blenheim is a feisty drink that will leave you wanting more.

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Working on a new ad

My friend makes some awesome furniture and asked me to created an ad for him. This is just a piece of it for now.

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It’s real comfy. Take a closer look.

Here’s the cousin of the ad with the biker. Chad Rucker wrote the copy.

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Tough, but soft.

Here’s a new ad I recently created at work. I art directed the shot and produced the layout. TJ Getz is the talented guy who shot it for me.

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Big League World Series 2011

Here’s one of the ads I art directed from this years event. I’ll post the other one later on. The copy was written by Chad Rucker and Dave Paxton did the layout design.

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B2B—5 Days a Week

This is the kind of stuff I make at work. I’ll post some other headlines we liked better.

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Really? I mean, REALLY?

I often seek out examples of smart design and advertising for a couple of reasons. The first being that I enjoy looking at it and appreciating the work. Secondly to be inspired in my own work. I come across bad work all the time. Sometimes it’s a good idea executed badly, like an executioner with a dull blade where it takes a few blows with the axe, but that head refuses to depart the body. Then there are other cases when the idea is sub-par, but the design and style are nice. Lastly, there are the examples where it’s a bad idea paired with terrible execution. This is what I’m featuring below. I plan to start collecting these prime examples of utter horror to remind me there’s a lifetime of work ahead of me. And, to know that if someone is paying for that kind of work, then my future is looking pretty bright. Like staring into the sun with a telescope bright. Enjoy the freak show.

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