See With Your Heart
Live life seeing with your heart, not your eyes.
Design For Good — Head, Heart, Hand
Created this mark with Jody Williams
in collaboration with AIGA West Michigan and the Design for Good initiative.
This logo/mark was created for The Illustration League
— a network of illustrators; teaching, exchanging,
and enhancing the ideas and practices of professional illustration.
Good to the Bone
Over 70 faces created this year.
Freeman House — 1966
Architect, Gunnar Birkerts
Risom House — 1967
Architect, Jens Risom
Miller House — 1957
Architect, Eero Saarinen
Villa Savoye — 1931
Architects, Le Corbusier & Pierre Jeanneret
Farnsworth House — 1951
Architect, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Eames House — 1949
Architect, Charles Eames
Glass House — 1949
Architect, Philip Johnson
Flatstone Carlee Straight Home — 1959
Architects, Obryen & Knapp for Albert Builders
Kendalwood Home — 1964
Architect, Albert Builders
Riverside Garden Home — 1957
Architect, Wayne McClure
Alcoa Care Free Home — 1957
Architect, Charles Goodman
Citizen Project: American Flag Inspired Screen Prints
Working with the Citizen Project
, a collective of artists from a variety of disciplines with the common goal of
working on interesting and thought provoking visual ideas. Plans are to launch a design project each year with
more — and varied — collaborators.
We've launched our first project on Kickstarter
. Help support our project.
This first project is in celebration of the 200th Anniversary of the Star Spangled Banner. In honor of this
occasion, we have all created our own unique take on the American Flag. Our goal is not to tarnish this great
symbol in any way, but to create a few visuals that would represent something more than just another image
of the flag. Once funded on Kickstarter, we will print high quality screen printed posters at 24" x 36" they will
be signed and numbered.
New mark (mkn)
Color Of The Year
PANTONE 18-3224, Radiant Orchid on a 1977 Volkswagen Bus
Everyday Simple Objects
Ice cream cone components exploded.
Everyday Simple Objects
Coffee cup components exploded.
These iconized heads where created for Steve Frykholm
and Yang Kim
in recognition for receiving the
honored AIGA Fellow Award.
The AIGA West Michigan Fellow Award recognizes seasoned designers and other major figures who have
made a significant contribution to raising the standards of excellence in practice and conduct within the West
Michigan design community and the AIGA West Michigan chapter. Our Fellows are honored for their design
practice and other contributions in a range of areas, including education, writing and leadership.
"I love to ride my bicycle, I love to ride my bike"
Modern Mason Bee House
Designed and handmade by mkn design (made from cedar and bamboo)
Cat Footwear: Self-initiated Shoe Illustrations
Fun shoes illustrations I created. Style of shoe based off the Neder Canvas Shoe
by Cat Footwear.
Colonel Chris Hadfield in Space Oddity
Watch a version of David Bowie's Space Oddity,
recorded by Commander Chris Hadfield on board the
International Space Station
Topographic Flow Tryptic
A concept that never made it to the end stage.
It all will make better sense if you download life graph.
Something I've learned... sometimes being unfocused is more productive.