Additional Work Samples for Merge Records


10x Top Ten Albums Project

For the past year two years I have been running a growing project around redesigning my top ten favorite albums of the year. This project has become a testbed for me to explore the varied aesthetics of album art, and expanded to include nine other designers this year.

View the full project at 10x2015.com

 
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Polyvinyl Records

Earlier this year I worked on album art and accompanying promotional materials for the new release by Aloha. 

 
This unused version of the album art employed various techniques such as die cutting and lenticular printing, but unfortunately was not financially feasible. 

This unused version of the album art employed various techniques such as die cutting
and lenticular printing, but unfortunately was not financially feasible. 

 

Soundsupply

My brother and I started Soundsupply as a way to help our friend's bands reach a broader audience and get paid for their music. Here is how we described Soundsupply: 


Soundsupply is the internet’s first artist-friendly, discovery platform that distributes the best new music to fans while providing the strongest support to artists. We curate a collection of awesome content, then digitally bundle it all together as a "Drop" for easy downloading. Drops go on sale for a low price, but only for a limited time.

10-album bundles, sold for 10 days, for just $15.

Fans gets a ton of music for a ridiculous price. Artists get paid the one of the highest royalty rates in the industry within a few days of the sale ending.


Soundsupply was seed funded by Groupon's VC arm, Lightbank. With funding we were able to expand to releasing curated vinyl bundles, which became a staple of the business. Soundsupply ran it's course over three years and recently shut down operations. Through this experience I learned first hand how the music industry works, and sometimes does not work, as a business.

I handled every visual aspect of the company, from branding to web.

 

 

"Even the most well meaning startups focusing on music discovery often neglect a growing industry concern—paying artists. It's a nagging problem that doesn't seem to have a good solution. That’s where Soundsupply comes in. The company markets itself as another service to help you discover your next favorite band, but they’re really after a much bigger goal: Changing the music buying process as we know it, and paying artists in the process."
- Fast Company
 

Screenprinting

My entrypoint into design was through screen-printing posters and record jackets for my friend's bands. Here are just a few recent prints.