Steve Case (Helium Heart) CD artwork

My third CD artwork job for artist Steve Case involved the creation of a plain CD—it was default silver with black text—and a cardboard sleeve design. Much to my delight, Steve wanted this piece to be primarily black and white. I needed to convert most images so they appeared to come from the same photo shoot—they had not and the lighting was quite different—and the rest of the concept came together after working with Steve on his original ideas. I was once again allowed some creative license, and the finished product is what you see here.

Dialtone Pickups business card

I applied the revised Dialtone Pickups logo to this business card design which will be used at the Namm Show in 2015. The business card incorporates the company’s new tagline Go from sounding good to great (as well as the logo) on the front of the card with the business contact details on the back of the card. The font used in the company logo is used to highlight the business card owner and the company URL on the back of the business card.

Dialtone Pickups T-shirt design

The Dialtone Pickups team were looking for a simple, single colour T-shirt design that not only used their logo, bud did so in a way that let people know what their company was about. What better way to let people know you create awesome guitar pickups than by putting your logo in a guitar (right where a pickup would go).

Scarebear business cards

The original website design for the Scarebear website was purely black and white. The guitars featured on that website share that same basic need for the lack of colour. When producing business cards for that brand, it was important to make sure black and white featured strongly in the design.

The adventures of Steve, Dave and Jim

The other day I decided to post an image on my Instagram account of a few Lego characters in and around the pickup cavity of an electric guitar of mine. I hadn’t put a lot of thought into it, but it was fun. In fact, it was so much fun I decided to take another shot at the end of the day. The next morning I took another shot. Before I knew it, I was creating a dialogue of sorts and the characters—I’d named them Steve, Dave and Jim—began to take on a life of their own. I bit like Pinocchio, but cool. The adventures of Steve, Dave and Jim