John Gorham, a St. Louis County Public employee and proud resident of Duluth's Lakeside neighborhood, is running for one of two At-Large seats on the Duluth School Board in the November, 2017 election. With a distinct logo mark and bold campaign materials paired up with Josh's passion and experience, he has definitely stood out from the crowd.
The Duluth Winter Village is an annual community event celebrating local businesses during the holiday season.
I served as a board member from the early planning stages to the big opening of this brand new event. Tasks included: Event name ideation, logo and identity design, promotional design.
Photography by Three Irish Girls Photography.
Avant Garden is a classic, dining event hosted by Duluth Loves Local with five courses of inventive dishes from local chefs, using locally grown ingredients on the terrace of the Glensheen Mansion.
Logo design, postcard & menu layout and social media graphics.
This yoga event was a fundraising event for the upcoming Duluth Winter Village. A fun, healthy and friendly yoga fest, including live music and a silent auction at the Red Herring.
Poster design with social media graphics.
Photo by Duluth Loves Local.
Identity & Illustration
Collection of logos created over the years. All are in use. I strongly believe that a good logo should be distinctive, practical, simple in form and, in most cases, be effective without color. Here are just a few examples of my logo designs. In collaboration with Flint Group, Matt Olin and Ethan Miller.
I was incredibly fortunate to be a part of AIGA Minnesota's Design Impact Series Print Show.
In these troubled times (Muslim travel ban, terrorist attacks, Muslim hate crimes), I chose to focus my piece on my faith. While I am not the most religious person, I've grown up with, studied and understand Islam. All religions come from peace. Muslims greet each other with "Assalamualaikum" which literally means "Peace Be Upon You".
Artist statement: “When I was 10, I saw the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center fall on September 11, 2001. A year later, my family immigrated to the United States. Little did I know the sheer hatred that would come from simply practicing my faith. I am Muslim. Unfortunately, Islam has become synonymous with terrorism and with the recent political events, there has been a resurgence of Islamophobia in America.“
THE RULES: Has to be Star Wars related, design one graphic per day, spend less than one hour each & have fun!
Identity & Illustration
The mission of the Duluth Police Foundation is to create partnerships which funds and supports community safety initiatives, technology, and training for the Duluth Police Department and citizens of Duluth, to keep Duluth a safe and inviting city for all. In preparation for their launch event, Flint Group was tasked to develop the foundation's identity and various materials to create awareness. Furthermore, I was brought on as a freelancer to continue doing work for them after Flint Group's pro-bono contract expired. Done at Flint Group with Alan Josephson (art director).
An 18-page booklet outlining the benefits of bringing businesses to Northeastern Minnesota. The piece was made for the Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board (IRRRB) as a handout during the 2015 SHOT Show in Las Vegas, NV. Done at Flint Group with Alan Josephson (art director) and Ericka Olin (copywriter).
Event Signage, layout design
Hockey Day Minnesota is a day in cooperation with the Minnesota Wild and Fox Sports North that features at least two Minnesota High School boys hockey games, a Minnesota Gopher men's hockey game, and a Minnesota Wild NHL game. Flint Group contributed its time and expertise to promoting Hockey Day including creative work on sponsors materials, event passes, onsite banners, programs, and dasher boards. Done at Flint Group with Alan Josephson (designer of cover art and art director).
I was approached by a friend to create the cover art for the Geological Society of the University of Minnesota's 2014 calendar. He wanted a set of icons that were commonly used in the field.
Identity & Web Design
The Housing and Redevelopment Authority of Duluth (HRA) came to Flint Group with an innovative solution to the city’s housing challenges. Their plan was to provide financial incentives for new home construction and owner-occupied rental improvements in core neighborhoods. HRA needed a name and unique identity for the program to communicate its goals and generate excitement. The creative team came back with the name Build Up Duluth, which embodied the literal and figurative work of the initiative. With bold geometric shapes and a contemporary color palette, the logo was designed to appeal to professionals who want to live or work near downtown. A website – buildupduluth.com – was created with program information and clear calls to action, along with custom stationary. Done at Flint Group with Alan Josephson (art director).
Identity, Packaging Design, Web Design
Create a new brand identity for a known product, service or brand.
The new Sriracha Hot Sauce promotes an exciting and appetizing eating experience by providing a versatile and delicious product to those who want some spice in their life. While honoring the existing brand equity, the redesign was centered upon making Sriracha feel zesty, fresh, American-made, and versatile. The many deliverables ranged from a new logo and visual system to an iPhone app designed to encourage use of Sriracha on different foods.
(This project was undergraduate coursework at the University of Minnesota)