* Speaker : Etsy Up Conference //

* I will be speaking and participating in a panel discussion at the Etsy Up conference August 11 – 12, 2016 at Parson’s world-renowned design university, The New School, located in the heart of New York City, in the University Center building. More info and tickets here. Hope to see you there! //


* Collection : For the Record //

* My dad recently handed down to me his Epicure stereo setup he purchased in 1972 including tube amplifier and pyramid speakers which I added a modern U-turn Audio turntable. This has sparked a renewed interest in physical music and special limited edition vinyl collecting of classic and contemporary artists. Pictured are a few of my collection, many of which are from Luna Music an awesome, just down the block, Indianapolis record store and Newbury Comics . Through words, sound and vision these artists and albums endlessly inspire my life and work//

1. Soft Pow'r _Little Wings / 2. The Life Aquatic Studio Sessions _Seu Jorge / 3. Payola _Desaparecidos / 4. Lush Life _John Coltrane / 5. Golder _Haley Bonar / 6. Broken Bells / 7. Rivers and Stream _Lubomyr Melnyk / 8. Quiet is the New Loud _Kings of Convenience / 9. Spissy / 10. Illinoise _Sufjan Stevens / 11. A.M. _Wilco / 12. Nocturne _Wild Nothing / 13. 1989 _Ryan Adams / 14. Within and Without _Washed Out / 15. Easy Tiger _ Ryan Adams / 16. What's Going On _Marvin Gaye / 17. Chet Baker in New York / 18.  Jazz Impressions of a Boy Named Charlie Brown _Vince Guaraldi Trio / 19. The Grey Album _Danger Mouse / Jay-Z / The Beatles / 20. Built on Glass _Chet Faker / 21. Kind of Blue _Miles Davis ***


* Design : Bigger Picture Show 7 - Pollock Poster //

* Happy to be invited to recreate the movie poster for Pollock, an artist who greatly inspires my work and creative process, in the 7th annual Bigger Picture Show. This years celebration of the design community in Indianapolis was a sinfully fun look at vices in cinema featuring 68 re-imagined movie posters organized by the seven deadly sins. All posters were available by silent auction at the Basile Opera Center on Friday, May 13, with all proceeds benefiting the Indy Film Fest. The Bigger Picture Show is an annual fundraiser created and curated by Lodge Design to support a shared experience around film//


* Published : Logo Lounge Vol. 9 //

* 9 logos designed by Eric Kass featured in the book LogoLounge 9 / Rockport : 2015 — p. 23-2B / 63-3C / 65-2C / 71-2C / 87-5A / 112-1D / 112-3A / 148-1C / 167-4C //


* Published : Dotted Visuals – Polka Dots in Contemporary Graphic Design //

* Happy to have my branding / truck design for 3 Moms Icecream from Jacksonville, Florida featured in the book Dotted Visuals – Polka Dots in Contemporary Graphic Design published by SendPoints / Guangzhou, China. Thanks to Jeff Olson and Sophia Gholz founders of 3 Moms for the super fun opportunity// _click image for a larger view


* Interview : Obsessed with Design Podcast with Commercial Artist Eric Kass //

* Much appreciation to the multitalented Josh Miles for having me on his new podcast to discuss my personal creative process, philosophies and path. Listen to our conversation » Obsessed with Design Podcast with Commercial Artist Eric Kass along with other inspirational interviews from top design minds. Visit the Obsessed with Design site //


* Speaker : Ball State University //

* Always enjoy visiting my Alma Mater Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana to speak and critique. Had a great time speaking and presenting my work to the design students. I graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and attended art school in the old art building built in 1934 on The Quad. There is a wonderful art museum that has been expanded to fill most of the building with a superb eclectic collection. The new art building has more space and modern amenities but I still find the majestic old building and gallery to be quietly inspirational, a sort of creative meditation// 

1 – 3.  David Owsley Museum of Art Ball State University
4. Actaeon : 1925 _Paul Howard Manship
5. King Henry Rufus : 1955/65 _Wilfred Zogbaum
6. Under the Weight : 2015 _Allyssa Burch ( School of Art Student Gallery )
7. Scholar’s Rock _China
8. Amida Buddha : 1680 _Master Tokewaki


* Design : Trust the Unexpected //

* Excited to be invited by long time friend Fabien Barral ( aka Mr. Cup ) to design a page with the quote provided in his 2016 Letterpress Calendar – The Creative Manifesto. The calendar was letterpress printed in France at Studio Pression, can be purchased in the Mr. Cup Shop and features work by a bunch of awesome artists. Cover design Renaud Orange // * click images for a closer look! //


* Travel : To the MAX!!! //

 * After a successful speaking engagement in Indianapolis at the Adobe Creative Jam I was invited to attend the Adobe MAX Conference in Los Angeles October 5 – 7. Seven thousand enthusiastic attendees came to be inspired, learn, network, party and hear about cool new Adobe technologies. I crashed at a hip penthouse loft downtown to be able to walk to the conference and explore the diverse urban landscape shooting photos. I also visited the expansive Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the brand new The Broad contemporary art museum, an awesome collection wrapped in astounding architecture. I had a wonderful time meeting so many creative, interesting people from speakers, Adobe folks to locals and left feeling extremely inspired. For more info about Adobe Max and to check out some of the presentations visit Adobe Max Online //

1. Los Angeles Theatre
2. Trip Ephemera + Fuji Film X-T10 generously gifted to attendees by Adobe and Fugi Film
3. The Broad museum t-shirt
4. Found still life in my downtown Los Angeles AirBnB Penthouse Loft
5. "this is crazy future shit" _Nick Offerman co-hosting Sneak Peaks Adobe MAX
6. Tim Miller, Director, Dead Pool : Adobe MAX
7. Baz Luhrmann, Director : Community Inspires Creativity presentation Adobe MAX
8. "persevere" _Maria Kalman : Community Inspires Creativity presentation Adobe MAX
9.  ...from where I stand downtown Los Angeles
10. The Last Bookstore
11. LACMA : Robert Motherwell, David Smith
12. LACMA : Frank Gehry Exhibit
13. LA Chapter restaurant at the Ace Hotel
14. The Broad contemporary art museum
15. The Broad : Cy Twombly
16. Cage the Elephant performing at Adobe MAX