User-centered web and app design and interactivity
slab branding and website
Slab Sicilian Streetfood is another Jay Loring (of Nosh) restaurant opened with Stephen Lanzalotta (of Micucci sicilian slab fame) and rated one of the most anticipated openings of Spring 2014 in the country. I designed the logo, starting menu and full menu, as well as entrance window and door signage, bakery window and labels for all their takeout packaging. I also made their logo into a large (and small) stamp to apply their logo anywhere and give their takeout packaging an authentic effortless look.
The menu presented a challenge because like a lot of places with amazing beer offerings, Emily Kingsbury, the beer goddess of Slab, wanted the ability to change the menu daily AND have those offerings on the menu. I set her up with a word doc template designed and styled after the style of the menu, so that she will be able to print the drinks on the back of the menu.
I should mention that this place will be amazing and if you don't make it your goal in life to have the luna bread you are a bad person.
slabportland.com features a panel long-scroll layout, easily updated featured content areas, a dynamic menu, rotating gallery to show off the goods, and a customized google API. Tied in with their active social media presence.
Patrons at Slab
Photo by John A Ferreira
Print advertising for Maine Spirits. The first one is a monthly ad series to appear on the back cover of Dispatch magazine which will feature a different cocktail offering from a new bartender each month. The second print ad is a two-page spread that will appear in Downeast magazine each month. It will feature cocktails from the beloved Portland favorite, bartender John Myers.
nosh menu & website
Nosh, located on the corner of Oak Street and Congress Street, recently had their menus redesigned as well as a complete website redesign. For the menus: They have three separate pieces, the food menu, the drinks menu and the specials menu. To differentiate the menus when folded together I chose to use varied folding and bright color bars to create a tabbed look. The food menu is a tri-fold, the drinks menu gets placed inside with the specials menu, both of which have different widths to help create that tabbed look. The specials menu is the only one that changes, so I had to create a solution that would allow a new menu to be printed easily every day but still conform to the style created by the permanent menus. For the specials menu I created a stationary of which to use a pre-designed template for. Only the color bar and cropping were done in bulk leaving a blank area for the ever-changing menu to be printed on daily. I created a template in Word format that would be easy for the manager of Nosh to use, keeping the formatting and printing in exactly the right area.
noshkitchenbar.com features easily-updated featured content areas and menu, customized google API, a dynamic menu with consistent branding to printed assets, and some sweet graphic horizontal seperaters.
Front and back, menu. 18" x 10.5" laid-flat
Before cutting. Notice the "funky" letters. In order to be sure that no gaps would show due to the precision of my closely-cropped letters, I had to manually create "bleed" in any area of the letters that were to hit the edge.
Nosh menu, folded with drinks and specials menus tucked in.
emo night portland
I made these posters with tears and pixels. I cry every time. I am particularly proud of the Time & Temp sadness. Logo design, graphic design, photography and photo-manipulation done by me, but like, whatever.
An app, made for you (if you are a child learning shapes and colors!). Designed the graphics, logo, user flow, user experience. The best part about this, is that you can record your own voice, your kids voice, any voice, and save profiles, so that your child can learn using the voices she recognizes!
Concept and development done by Justin Colangelo, extensive testing done by Ava Colangelo and family.
I was asked to design the CIFF (Camden International Film Festival) schedule in a way that clearly and creatively organized the film times and days.
lfk in portland maine
Custom logo design and print design for a wonderful bar/restaurant in Portland, Maine. The ad was published in several publications in the area. The place is great, the atmosphere is great, the bartenders are great and for goodness sake, get yourself the LFK burger.
Mohawk superfine Luxe by Moo paper. 3.25" x 2.125", black and cyan. These very fat 32pt thick cards have a bright cyan core. Yeah!