It is the typographer's job to be invisible by eliminating any chance for further refinement. To create a perfect crystal goblet out of typography. When done properly, it is not the typography that is noticed, rather it is the subject matter that is elevated.
I’ve been able to help companies see that they can greatly improve their typography without losing the overall look and feel of their original layout. Small adjustments can always be made to remedy fundamental errors in most layouts. I help you avoid typographical errors, and in turn, elevate your entire presentation.
I love getting the chance to look at new projects. Don’t hesitate to reach out anytime so that we can open a dialogue about your work.
If you're self publishing a book and are in need of a book designer, perhaps I can be of service. In addition to the typography, I consult with clients on decisions regarding all aspects of a book design project.
Book design is one of the areas of typography that I like the most. My dream job would be working for your publishing company, typesetting your new books. In the meantime, I've published a few books on my own to express some of my own unique ideas.
Logo design is a typographer’s visual expression of a company’s branding and identity.
It’s important to combine design skills with mathematics in order to build an effective and memorable logo. This is an area I have much interest in.
Contact me to discuss the art of logo design and how I can help you build an icon that says everything you need it to say.
If you have been in my orbit at all in the past two years, you'll know that most of my time and energy has been spent with Vibrating Tarot, my debut Tarot deck. This is a deck of 90 cards that feature the biggest and most iconic names in the adult toy industry. We'll be launching on Kickstarter in 2023.
In addition to this Tarot deck, I've designed Typography Flash Cards and ESP Testing Cards. The tactile and interactive nature of decks of cards has always spoken to me and I think it always will.
Building a readable typeface is tedious work, but designing a font is easy. See all of my original font designs here, like Cut Point, Bat Fight, Monsterize, Tip of Hell, and coming soon, Vibrating Font!
All fonts can be downloaded for free at DaFont.com
For six years, from 2011-2016, I ran and published an annual classic horror magazine called Pallor Mortis Presents. Each issue of the 52 page black-and-white booklet featured a different script/screenplay from a classic public domain horror film, as well as original articles, poetry, art, and puzzles/word games for people to engage with.
I’ve always wanted to get back into editorial design. If the opportunity ever arises, I’d be very interested in learning more about it.
As a typographer, who is also an occult enthusiast and practitioner, I started typesetting the alphabet onto wooden boards, along with the words Yes, No, and Goodbye.
Read more about my journey, see some of my original designs, read about what options I offer in a custom board, and discover where you'll find my work around town.
Sigil Design is a practise that is dear to my heart, again because of its intersection between typography and the occult. A Sigil is a little icon that you create that is based on a specific intention.
There are many ways to take a short phrase and scribble it into a little iconic symbol, and it is my intention to explore these methods with students through a small class taught at the AGH or the Hamilton Public Library.
Sigil Design Methodology
A Sigil is a unique symbol or logo that is a highly personalized design that represents a certain positive intention. Once created, your Sigil can be applied to a variety of different outlets and can become a force which will help you manifest your most positive desires.
In this one or two hour class, we’ll be discussing six of the most popular methods of Sigil creation, and students will go through the steps of creating a personalized design based off of their own unique message.
We’ll also discuss activating your Sigil, and what you can do with it to promote well-being in your day to day life after you leave the classroom.
As an artist and typographer, typography is my art. I’d like to do a joint show with another artist at a small Art Gallery somewhere in Hamilton one day. If I ever did, my half of the show would be filled with optical illusions created by typesetting the words of a book or a film script in certain mind bending ways.
Contact me anytime to discuss the possibility of putting an art show together.
Hand binding a book is a time consuming task. It can get pretty messy too, but not if you avoid using glue.
There are many ways to bind a book and if I were to ever teach a bookbinding class, I'd teach Coptic Bookbinding.
Coptic Bookbinding is a method of hand binding a book that focuses on folding pages and sewing them into signatures attached to a cover and spine in an exposed stitch format.
Students will start off with a 20 sheet, 9 x 12 firm-backed notepad, and learn how to take it apart, fold it up, and sew it all together. The end result is a hand bound notebook with a sturdy front and back cover and an 80-page interior.
Additional materials include needle and waxed bookbinding thread.
Additional tools required include cutting mat, awl, ruler, knife.