Tweet Probe

I received a direct message on Twitter that said, “I’d like to see what you think tweetprobe is about, like u did for hosebird.”

This is what I came up with.

Something in the design must have struck a chord because the client referred to the design as soul searching and truly inspiring.

One January afternoon, I received a direct message on Twitter from tweetipFH that said:

“Hi Shawn. Email [me] – I’d like to see what you think tweetprobe is about, like u did for hosebird. More in email”

So, I started down a rabbit trail of twitter accounts and tumblr blogs then responded by email to see if there was any more information that I should consider. There wasn’t. Not to worry though; I’m not intimidated by ambiguity!**

Tweet Probe progression

After sketching out a few ideas, I sent them to Michael – he laughed. Something in the design must have struck a chord because Michael referred to the design as soul searching and truly inspiring.

Tweet Probe

**Ambiguity kills me in regards to expectations. In this case, Michael’s expectations were clear: give it a shot with what you can find. Same for hosebird. Honestly, I believe I excel in this regard. Clifton’s StregthFinders calls it individualization: you
 are 
intrigued 
by 
the 
unique qualities 
of 
each 
person; because
 you 
are 
such
 a
 keen
 observer 
of 
other people’s
 strength,
 you
 can
 draw
 out
 the 
best
 in 
each 
person.

Movement 5280

My friend, Jon, approached me about an idea – a “movement,” as he called it.

Movement 5280 is a network of individuals and groups that are devoted to positive societal transformation.

Movement 5280

My friend, Jon, approached me about an idea – a “movement,” as he called it:

Movement 5280 is a network of individuals and groups that are devoted to positive societal transformation.

I created a logo of sorts, setup a Ning community, a twitter account, and a (very basic**) homepage for the domain movement5280.com.

I’m excited to see what comes from this movement.

**at present the homepage is just a sliced photoshop image – the site and the movement are works-in-progree

Hope of the Resurrection

Design used for Easter Sunday at Denver First Church includes screen graphics, bulletin, and email newsletter.

Design used for Easter Sunday at Denver First Church includes screen graphics, bulletin, and email newsletter.

Hope of the Resurrection

I was interested in taking a different approach to Easter graphics (you know, no flowers or bunnies or tombs) so when I came across Abduzeedo’s Daily Inspiration #165 (April 8th, 2009) which included this design by StuartLCrawford I became inspired.

The text is from the book of Isaiah, slightly modified from The Message.

View the full bulletin here, or a wallpaper adaptation here.

I’m designing for a dry Christmas

If you donate a coat, I’ll design a customized twitter avatar for you. If you donate five coats, I’ll make you an animated avatar. If you donate 10 coats, I’ll make you an amazing twitter background.

Mark (@hardlynormal) knows what homelessness is all too well, and he has a story to tell. Michael (@holycowcreative) wants to help:

Mark Horvath, of invisiblepeople.tv, is trying to help those that find themselves [without shelter] by telling their stories. This Christmas (and I wish I wasn’t so late in thinking to do this) I want to help him in this cause by seeing the need and helping out. Mark has told me these people need raincoats during this season. For some they’ll wear them as they walk to the local shelter and for others they will become their shelter when there is no more room or they just can’t make it in. [read the whole thing]

I want to help too, and I hope you do as well. You can send a coat for $4.29. If you need some encouragement, allow me to make an offer:

If you donate a coat, I’ll design a customized twitter avatar for you. If you donate five coats, I’ll make you an animated avatar. If you donate 10 coats, I’ll make you an amazing twitter background.

Click “Send a Raincoat” below to donate. Once you do, post a comment here or contact me on twitter so we can work out the details of the your design.

Thank you.

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My Sweet Teas Party

Well, not MY Sweet Teas Party, but perhaps my daughter’s party.

I created flyers, invitations, business cards, promotional photos, and a website for Sweet Teas.

Well, not MY party, but my daughter’s party.

Sweet Teas is a fun tea room for little girls, hosted by Karen Dunlap (my wife’s mother).

“Every little girl likes to pretend she’s all grown-up, put on a big hat, hold her pinky out, and using her best manners sip and serve tea in cute little cups. You can bring that experience to life for her by holding her next birthday party at Sweet Teas.”

I created flyers, invitations, business cards, promotional photos, and a website for Sweet Teas.

My Sweet Teas Party

The site is hosted by Nearly Free Speech, powered by WordPress with a modified version of Kubrik for the layout, original graphics and photos, and a Wufoo form.