YOU BELONG HERE POSTERS
An apolitical, pro-American campaign, the You Belong Here poster was designed following the 2016 election as a display of unity between all Americans. Since then, the poster has been adopted both nationally and internationally, as well as translated into more than fifteen languages.
LOVE WHERE YOU LIVE PINS
I firmly believe that South Jordan, Utah is the best city in the state. I'm so committed to this idea that in early 2018 I launched a campaign called Love Where You Live. These pins reflected pride in different neighborhoods around South Jordan, as well as a sense of pride on Utah itself. This campaign also introduced the people's South Jordan symbol, a public domain set of imagery designed to be used by businesses and individuals to demonstrate city pride. Bagged pins were available in locations throughout the city, with an open box of free pins in the Mayor's Office at City Hall for visitors to take.
The Lucky Marbles were made as a neighborhood gift for the 2017 holiday season. In the process of creating these marbles, they were:
• Blessed by three separate local holy leaders
• Was rubbed against a friend's lucky rabbit's foot (the rabbit is still alive, I'm against animal cruelty)
• Soaked overnight in a bath of four leaf clovers
• Hand-bagged with a four leaf clover like a freshness packet in a bag of beef jerky
The Magic Crayons were made as a neighborhood gift for the 2018 holiday season. In the process of creating these crayons, they were:
• Used by a magician in an act of magic (was vanished and reappeared twice)
• Experienced the magic of childbirth live and in-person
• Sorted by an old married couple with a magical relationship
• Sorted in their bedroom (where the magic happens)
• Subjected to a viewing of the full Harry Potter series while wearing Mickey Mouse ears
• Individually tapped with a magic wand before bagging
MAKE AMERICA KIND AGAIN PINS
One of the most dominant concepts in cultural psychology right now is the idea that Americans have become inherently less kind to one another than in past generations. To this extent, the Make America Kind Again campaign was created. Our goal is to promote kindness and unity in a time of great political divides by emphasizing the need for neutral, compassionate listening and behavior. These pins were made available free of charge in South Jordan, UT starting in late March 2018.
CAMP OQUISOJO MATERIALS
A non-profit community service organization centered out of South Jordan, Utah, Camp Oquisojo requires daily graphic design elements for each day of the month, as well as promotional materials throughout the remainder of the year. Some of these can be viewed on the group's organizing Facebook page.
AUSTIN'S TERRIBLE CALENDAR 2018
Rather than buy my own calendar each year, I typically design my own. The 2018 edition has been made available to my friends and neighbors in South Jordan, Utah, and includes sarcastic alternative holidays, neighborhood notes, and photos from around the city.
The calendar includes:
• Important civic phone numbers
• Recommendations of service providers
• Smart aleck commentary
• Pictures taken in South Jordan
A limited edition run of 49 calendars were produced and given away at random to neighbors.
Noteworthy Cards are kid-focused cards designed to be slid into sack lunches, backpacks, binders, or anywhere else! These cards come in a variety of styles, and are a perfect way to remind a child how much you care during the school day. Each pack comes with a complete 180 cards (enough for a traditional Utah school year), printed here in America on high quality glossy paper.
UTILITY BOX ART
I was approached by a member of the LiveDAYBREAK arts committee to create a proposal for the utility box set across the street from Eastlake Elementary School. My goal was to create something that was goofy, fun, and kid-accessible. The idea of a very large tank of fish seemed like an obvious one, and the cat was created upon request of the committee. Within hours of installation, the boxes had quickly become a local favorite.