Texans’ Struggle for Freedom and Equality

Video I produced for the Texas State Library and Archives Commission’s latest exhibit, Texans’ Struggle for Freedom and Equality which offers visitors the opportunity to view documents and images integral to Texas’ social history, illustrating the heroic efforts of early Texas settlers, the consequences of Indian and Mexican conflicts, demands for civil rights for African-Americans and Tejanos and the campaign for women’s suffrage.

Texas State Library and Archives Commission Logo Redesign

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As Communications officer of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission, I recently took on the task of re-designing and re-branding the image of the agency. The mission of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission is to safeguard significant resources, provide information services that inspire and support research, education and reading, and enhance the capacity for achievement of current and future generations. The new logo incorporates our iconic deco-style building into three options of a logo that is now used on all agency collateral, letterhead and external media.

Keep Families United

 

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Project: Keep Families United

Client: Catholic Charities of St. Louis Advocacy Department/ Latinos en Axion

Content Created: Logo, Photographs and Print Materials

Brief: I was approached by the advocacy department of the Archdiocese of St. Louis to design a campaign to help raise awareness of the deportation and separation of immigrant families in the city of St. Louis and the State of Missouri and to promote the passage of comprehensive immigration reform. As part of the first phase of the campaign, collateral was created to be used as mail action pieces to be signed by parishioners and sent to key decision making legislators in Washington D.C. The second phase of the campaign will include additional print materials and an art installation on Cherokee Street, the thriving epicenter of multicultural St. Louis.

 

“Ameren Linemen Brotherhood”

 

I produced and edited this segment highlighting the unique bond that is held between the electrical linemen who are responsible for keeping the energy flowing to countless homes across the mid-west. The piece was featured as part of the St. Louis based reality/health lifestyle series The JJK Effect, hosted by olympic gold medalist Jackie Joyner-Kersee.

Huber and Associates Online Ad

 

Huber & Associates has been taking the hassle out of high-tech for over 27 years. Launched by two electrical engineers who had the minds for computer systems and the hearts for helping people find solutions to their technical problems. Huber & Associates was in need of a video to help folks get to know them a little better, and I was more than happy to produce this fun piece involving a slew of technological icons from days gone by to help frame the story of this big-hearted tech firm.

Missouri Association of Rehabilitation Facilities Website

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Missouri Association of Rehabilitation Facilities improves the lives of Missourians with disabilities by driving public policy and strengthening member organizations through advocacy, education and collaboration

For my most recent web design project I paired with MARF to update their website and help increase the accessibility of their online presence while also making their message accessible on a wider array of mobile devices. The site is fully responsive to iphones, ipads and other web enabled gadgets.

 

 

Book Bonds, Fundraising Gift Certificates for Local Independent Book Store

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In an effort to help raise funds for the relocation and reconstruction of a beloved St. Louis area bookstore, I developed these “book bonds” as a way for customers to invest in the store’s new location as well as guarantee/encourage continued patronage in the future. Book lovers could purchase these book bonds, printed on some very lovely linen textured paper stock, for less than the face value of the actual bond. The purchaser could then use the current value of the bond, or wait six months for the bond to fully mature, thus getting a return on his or her literary investment. The bonds were a big hit during the holiday season, as they made the perfect “gift that keeps on giving.” Literally.