A client from Japan requested an urban art style script for their soccer club. The club’s philosophy is for the team to “Keep Moving Forward” as challenges arise in playing the game. The phrase is used to empower and motivate the team.
Freelancing as a visual artist, I had the opportunity to collaborate with the Microsoft Studio in their milestone team celebrations. They celebrated their platform releases and brought in music artists to perform in their studio to boost team morale.
With this in mind, I designed the timeline of images reflective of the artists that were brought in as seen in the entrance and the hallway walls with bands such as The Summer Set, The Wild Feathers, Pierce the Veil, and Robert DeLong.
Seattle, WA (formally the Microsoft Westlake building)
After graduating from the Art Institute of Seattle, a company started a Jazz theme coffee shop in Osaka, Japan. They reached out for assistance in helping them envision a design that would express the theme and emotion of jazz. The location is in a business district with high visibility to the public. The mural created with mixed media was the first of its kind to ever be completed in this area.
The coffee shop is on the main level, while Shinwa Corporation which is a deep ocean water company held all the offices in the building.
This was my first large commissioned art work and without a projector. There were many challenges to bring the pieces together with a surface that had various angles and grooves. It took time to study, learn and recalibrate as needed to complete the perfect piece the client had requested and expressed. In return, the outcome and results exceeded the client’s expectations.
Osaka, Japan (Demolished/New ownership)
Formerly known as the KeyArena, I had the privilege to collaborate with artists in painting an artistic welcome visual to multi-Grammy award artists such as Eric Clapton and Usher.
Seattle, WA (aka Climate Pledge Arena)