I was asked to do some concept work for a new cafe concept for Cuvée Coffee. With no direction, I created this image of a fictional cafe that was used to pitch to investors. The cafe eventually ended up on the east side of Austin, in an amazing warehouse.
Black & Blue Cold Coffee was a surprise project as I had passed Cuvée to a very talented designer, Susie Hiskey-Bryan, as I'd recently taken a full-time gig. Susie calls a few months later and says, "look I can't seem to make the client happy, can you take a stab at doing something for their new iced coffee in a can project?'
From there, we knocked out some aluminum can ideas with another designer, M. Brady Clark, eventually landing on a big, bold look. It stood out on shelves and in refrigerators of convenience stores across Texas (and beyond!).
From this work came keg taps and pulls, and spawned other work from other talented designers, notably Preacher here in Austin who really took the ball and ran with it.
We get by with a little help from our friends.