Hi Makr

I'm an advertising art director and I make stuff on the side. I believe in minimalist design, telling stories in a frame and being the person your dog thinks you are.

Below are some of my projects I did and ads I art directed. Please enjoy.


Home

In 2013, I went on a Kickstarter-funded, 50-state, 99-day road trip to learn why locals called their state home (food, mainly). Then I made a bunch of posters, postcards and a couple books from my learnings.

Below is the video of the project and sample spreads from the book.

You can learn more about this project and see all 51 posters at /home


Flocks

While working on a client project at Leo Burnett New York, I learned I could draw most animals from memory. Then I started painting animals. Then I started doing it every day. But this is just a short series I did of birds. More can be seen in with the /other paintings.


Emergen-C Posters

Emergen-C wanted to promote their new nighttime product, Emergen-Z along side their regular orange powder.


Chobani Champions Posters

Chobani wanted to make a series school cafeteria posters featuring their Olympic athletes that stood out and wasn't your typical motivational T•E•A•M•W•O•R•K posters.


Flags of the World Pop-Up Book

In 2010, I was immobile from an ACL tear, so I watched a lot of World Cup and noticed how there were overlaps in flag designs. So I made this pop-up book to make sense of it all.


Post No Bills

Walking around New York City, I always noticed how construction sites stenciled Post No Bills with possibly the worst possible font. I decided I'd make some stencils and help improve the beautification of the city.


Pattern Playing Cards

I met a client at her high-end fabric store in Houston and fell in love with the patterns surrounding me. The paisleys were beautiful and the damask curtains were so fancy. So I went home and drew some of my own and then it spiraled out of control until I made these playing cards.


Egos Deck Dream

Every day I paint over the Manhattan skyline from the point of view of my dog's dreams.

You can learn more about the project in /egos deck dream


Posters

Sometimes, when I have free time, I'll make posters for my friends.

I'd Rather Die Than Diet, 2015. Sour belts on paper.
Learn more about the project in the /latest

White Elephant, 2014 Read more about the party which ended up being the last annual white elephant party in the /latest

White Elephant, 2014
Read more about the party which ended up being the last annual white elephant party in the /latest


Project Note Notebook

I needed a way to keep detailed notes on my projects, but my regular notebook wouldn't suffice. Inspired by dentists' charts and notes (I used to be a dental assistant), I made my own.

In it, I can keep track of the project's color palettes and brushes, etc. This way, whenever I open up the Photoshop file at a later date, I'll know why I have so many inexplicable layers.

The cover is from a digital painting I did of big cats.

Résumé

Feel free to look at more work or see my /latest projects on the blog.


Oh yeah, P.S.

Here are some digital paintings I did and hung around my coworker's cube until he finally accepted that his desk was a museum.