C.C. Filson Co.

Design & Typography

One of the most storied outdoor apparel brands in the country, Filson make products built to last a lifetime. The company’s founder Clinton C. Filson stated in their first catalog in 1897, “We guarantee every item purchased from us. No more, no less. Your satisfaction is the sole purpose of our transaction.” Every aesthetic decision from the brand is engineered to reinforce that statement.

No New Kinda Story

Art Direction, Design & Content

After watching a handful of hardcore bands in Southern California, Brandon Ebel, son of a preacher from a small town in Oregon, knew he saw something special. He took a loan from his grandfather, and with a little cash and even less industry experience, he launched one of the most influential independent labels in the last twenty years. To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the label, a massive project was planned that included a 350+ page book of the visual history as well as a full length documentary. The documentary was produced by Jordan Butcher, edited by Andy Maier, and directed by Jesse Bryan of Belief Agency.

Scrappy's Bitters

Art Direction & Design

Scrappy’s Bitter’s create the best cocktail bitters in the world. Created by a master bartender, the company has remained small and still bottles and craft every bath by hand, peeling and bottling their own fresh ingredients. The website is designed around their iconic labeling system, which was deconstructed and digitized to work for web. The fully responsive website features the full product catalog, cocktail recipes, a custom contact form, and a grid of independent dealer information. The website design is a 2015 ADDY Gold Award winner. Designed and developed at Belief Agency. Photography by Kyle Johnson.

Thrice

Art Direction & Design

Vagrant Records artists Thrice wanted a package to reflect the idea of the high-highs and low-lows in life, or the “Major/Minor.” The art need to feel like it was “passing in a blur.”

Rosetta

Art Direction & Design

Rosetta create very expansive, instrumental-based post-metal, self-described as “metal for astronauts.” Cover photograph by Renee McMahon.

Dustin Kensrue

Art Direction & Design

Packaging for Thrice frontman Dustin Kensrue’s second solo album Carry The Fire. The concept for the record is based on Cormac McCarthy’s The Road, so Dustin hiked out to Joshua Tree with photographer Myriam Santos for portraits and landscapes that feel desolate and lonely.

JMSN

Art Direction & Design

JMSN is the stage moniker of Christian Berishaj, who crafts “spaced out” modern R&B tracks. The packaging for his debut album features gritty 35mm photographs, large die-cuts, and extra thin paper stock. This album cover was ranked on multiple “best of the year” lists by hip-hop and design publications alike.

Anberlin

Art Direction & Design

Anberlin is an acclaimed rock band from Central Florida who, in their fourteen year career, released a slew of full lengths albums, collections, photo books, and more. Studio Workhorse / Jordan Butcher has art directed and designed the past eight full length releases, as well as most of the band’s special projects.

Logos & Identity

Art Direction & Design

Logos, identities, and typography for various clients.