Design

Souvenir Design
Collectable & Wearable Digital Art

When I was a college student and had the summers off, I had worked retail in Silverton. I began compiling a mental list of all the souvenir requests from our guests that didn’t exist. I kidded with myself that I could open a store and design these items. The majority of Silverton’s souvenirs are generic and name-dropped and I believed that our guests deserved better, after all the trek to Silverton isn’t for the faint at heart.

I left Silverton for a few months in 2010 to care for my sick mother. When she passed away in the beginning of 2011, I needed a significant distraction, so I made the decision to explore new retail ground in Silverton and opened Route 550 Gifts that spring. I had a fantastic nine-year run, and I owe a special appreciation to Wyatt at Outdoor World for hosting me for the last two years. Consolidating our stores meant more time with our newborn daughter. In 2019, a fire in a neighbor’s building forced me to transition my storefront to wholesale and online sales.

You can now find my products at The 9318 Collective, the Whistle Stop, Station 550, Elevated Coffee Company, or the Silverton Train Store to purchase a unique Route 550 Gift’s souvenir. Take a peek at my souvenir design portfolio.

Some of my best selling items include:
  • Iron-on Patches
  • Lapel Pins
  • T-shirts
  • Stickers & More!

Commercial Art Services
Graphic Design, Marketing & Art Direction

I take pride in my inventive design skills that work with a variety of budgets. Working with me takes the crunch out of your deadlines with exhilarating results. I have clients all around the world, from Colorado to Germany, and I have the versatility to work remotely to produce the ideal artwork for you. My regional clientele include the Colorado Department of Transportation, Silverton Mountain, Silverton Skijoring, Silverton Creative District, Mesa Verde Country, and the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad. Interested in seeing more? Take a peek at my commercial art portfolio.

Feel free to contact me and discuss your potential project.

Some of my specialties include:
  • Branding/Logo Development
  • Display Advertisements
  • Promotional Goods
  • Banners & Signage
  • Rack Cards & Brochures
  • Publication Design & Art Direction
  • Menus & Table Tents
  • Posters & Flyers
  • Vehicle Wraps & Magnets
  • Business Cards & Stationery
  • Tradeshow Booths & Pop-up Tents
  • Digital Map Illustration
  • Print Brokering

Integrated Digital Art
Historical Wildscapes of the San Juan Mountains

This is the “mixed media” of the digital art world. Artists combine any number of digital art techniques such as photography, digital painting, collage and vector drawing to achieve unique results.

My artwork frequently begins with a digital illustration over an original photograph. Then I layer in various organic textures, color and sometimes typography. The final rendering can also differ depending on the printing or cutting technique and substrate used. Art can be reproduced on almost anything and I love experimenting and blending in analog art techniques.

Though I now use a digital paintbrush as opposed to the natural bristles I once started with, the processes, techniques, and knowledge of good design remain to create the art I now share with my clients. Take a peek at my integrated digital art portfolio.