I was fortunate enough to be invited to share a Skillshare class “Design for Print: Stand Out with Specialty Printing Techniques” where I helped students explore printing and finishing techniques available to add visual impact to their print designs. The course covered a vast expanse of knowledge I gathered while running the online stationery store 55 Hi's and it was condensed down into a small collection of the most helpful parts.
Melissa Scoppa Jewelry
Melissa Scoppa is a super talented and driven jeweler out of San Francisco (who also happens to be my wife). Because we live together (and I like her) we have had a long standing collaboration on her jewelry line.
I typically help on the things I'm good at like Product Photography, Web Design, Shopify Support/Customization, Marketing Graphics and Branding though lately I have taken the initiative to learn 3D Modeling in Rhino & ZBrush to help speed up production using our fancy new Form 2 printer.
Total Food Service
Total Food Service is a small B2B newsprint publication serving the Metro New York foodservice niche. In the spirit of full candor - I hesitated to add this section in my portfolio because I think there is very little work from it that I feel comfortable showing from a design standpoint.
With that said, I did spend 4 years there single handedly managing the design of a monthly print publication that fluctuated in size from 80-160 pages with over 40 recurring clients that needed new marketing graphics each month.
I would venture I designed over 500 spec ads during my time there and though the designs were never incredibly polished (because there simply wasn't enough time), I did learn to iterate quickly and multi-task effectively and those skills have served me very well.