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Fastball: Single Artwork

For those of you who remember the blur that was the 90’s, you might remember this omnipresent song “The Way” by Fastball:

Well Fastball is still at it, Y’all! The Austin-based band recently released their catchy new single “Love Comes In Waves” and yours truly was given the honor of creating the artwork to accompany it. After several rounds, we settled on artwork inspired by the Words with Friends app – which Miles had come across a screengrab of and felt inspired by. As you can see, the word “in” had nowhere to fit in on the board, but to hell with prepositions! PS: If you recognize the name Mike McCarthy, he’s the wunderkind behind the production of  Spoon’s phenomenal albums.

If you had told 14-year-old me (who watched MTV religiously) that’d I’d someday be making artwork for one of the biggest breakthrough artists of 1997, well, I probably would have said, “hell yes!”. Congrats guys, and thanks Miles!

The Carper Family: Album Artwork

I can’t tell you how big a fan I am of The Carper Family – both the music and the three luminous women behind it! I’ve designed their previous two album packages and was thrilled when I got an email from Jenn Miori with some inspiration photos for the new album ‘Old-Fashioned Gal’ (which included a mint deco shell hand mirror and some signage at local eatery Hillside Farmacy). This is the trio’s most ambitious album to date – and they wanted some knockout packaging to do the music justice.

The final work has now become one of my favourite projects! It features four panels of mint, cream and gilded vintage luxury. The band’s name on the cover is constructed from actual faded hand-painted signs from old buildings. We featured a picture of Melissa “Daddy” Carper’s parents on the interior (check out that sweet van!), and had a lively little photo shoot at Hillside Farmacy to round out the back of the album.


If you’re a fan of folk music, I highly suggest you check these gals out! Thanks for being such wonderful clients and friends, Carper Fam! x

Invitation + Program for the 2012 Austin Music Memorial Induction Ceremony

It’s incredible how much the city gives back to the musicians in this city. Between supporting local nonprofit organizations like HAAM and the SIMS Foundation to the often behind-the-scenes projects and sponsorships that I’ve seen firsthand, it thrills me to be able to take part in the collaboration.

My most recent project with the City of Austin Music Division was to create the invitation and program for this year’s annual Austin Music Memorial Induction Ceremony. What an inspiring group of souls that devoted their lives to music and the support of it.

I hope to see some of you at the ceremony!

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