Passion Project : Villa Playa Maria

A few months back I designed some initial brand elements, print ads and a simple website for my buddy’s surf retreat in Rincon Puerto Rico, Villa Play Maria’s. The property sits in the heart of the area dubbed “the surfing capital of the Carribean”. This is one of those true passion projects where I get to combine my love for design, watersports, and travel to adventerous destinations. Roxanne & Russ Scully and the whole Villa Playa Maria team have created an adventurous and luxurious experience with the best surf and sunsets the Carribean has to offer. For more information, go to

Standup for the Lake 2016 Process

Pen (or stylus) in hand is always the best creative idea catalyst. Here are some early, messy, and downright goofy sketches of some sea monsters for this year’s Stand Up for the Lake event for WND&WVS.

Burlington Paddleboard Festival 2015

The good folks of WND&WVS doing what they do best: spreading the stoke. We had olympians, Dr. Danger, and the best fish tacos around (thanks, Shannon!). Lookin forward to Stand Up for the Lake in August. Train hard y’all, we paddle fast with that sea monster chasing us!

Shooting Indoor Low-light Action/Sports

It takes good glass to pull it off, but if you have a fast lens with a decent zoom you can get some nice results. This was my daughter’s first official competitive meet so I will have a lot more practice to capture her beautiful routines. Shot with a Nikon D300 and Sigma 70–200 f 2.8.

Green Mountain Goodness

After spending most of the summer weekends on the shores of southern New England, it’s nice to experience what our Green Mountain State has to offer in late August.

All In on App Design: Mercatus

One of the most rewarding types of design projects I have worked on recently has been web-based and mobile application interface design. These engagements not only challenge a designer to create interfaces that help users perform a set of tasks aligned with their needs, it also challenges them to translate the company and product’s brand throughout every step of the experience.

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I recently completed this project for my friend, colleague, and digital marketing guru Rich Nadworny. The project called for a logomark for the new consulting firm as well as a simple responsive website to introduce the company to its target audience.

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Ride the Winter Wave

Most weeks I have the privilege of working with the crazy creative folks at my favorite (the only) surf shop in Vermont, WND&WVS, to come up with and execute ads for print & Web. For any particular campaign my role can be designer, art director, copywriter, illustrator, photographer, and yes, occasionally male model (I’m currently working on my own version of “Blue Steel”).

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Print Magazine RDA In Da House

I picked up my copy of the Print Magazine Regional Design Annual today and was thrilled to see my work share the spotlight with the likes of Design Army, Go Welsh, Hill Holiday, and Korn Design. Lot of exceptional design coming out of the East region this year.

Saltaire, Fire Island

My first trip to Fire Island, NY — freeride/bump & jump ripping with WND&WVS brothers Gary Franklin, Russ Scully and a very cooperative Mother Nature in October.

How I Spent My Rainy, Cold Sunday

…over-powered with a 7.5 square meter sail on Lake Champlain with my WND&WVS bruddahs, Gary Franklin and Russ Scully, and the “Spirit of Ethan Allen”. The lake water is still warm. Get out there before its ice.

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