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Compendium Book
Compendium Book
Compendium Book
Compendium Book
Succo Frutta
Succo Frutta
Succo Frutta
Succo Frutta
NW Adoption Exchange
NW Adoption Exchange
NW Adoption Exchange
NW Adoption Exchange
NW Adoption Exchange
NW Adoption Exchange
NW Adoption Exchange
NW Adoption Exchange
NW Adoption Exchange
NW Adoption Exchange
NW Adoption Exchange
NW Adoption Exchange
NW Adoption Exchange
NW Adoption Exchange
Pipe and Row
Pipe and Row
Pipe and Row
Pipe and Row
Pipe and Row
Pipe and Row
Pipe and Row
Giro d’Italia
Giro d’Italia
Giro d’Italia
Giro d’Italia
Giro d’Italia
NW Adoption Exchange
NW Adoption Exchange
NW Adoption Exchange
Packaging and Booklet Patterns
Packaging and Booklet Patterns
Packaging and Booklet Patterns
Ed Sheeran Perfect
Ed Sheeran Perfect
Ed Sheeran Perfect
Ed Sheeran Perfect
Patterns and Design
Patterns and Design
Patterns and Design
Patterns and Design
Patterns and Design
Patterns and Design
Patterns and Design
Homeware Patterns and Curated Books
Homeware Patterns and Curated Books
Homeware Patterns and Curated Books
Homeware Patterns and Curated Books
Homeware Patterns and Curated Books
Packaging and Posters
Packaging and Posters
Packaging and Posters
Packaging and Posters
Packaging and Posters
Food Typography
Pioneer Square
Pioneer Square
Pioneer Square
Pioneer Square
Pioneer Square
Pioneer Square
Pioneer Square
Wooden
Wooden
Wooden
Wooden
Wooden
Amazon Kindle
Amazon Kindle
Amazon Kindle
Amazon Kindle
Amazon Kindle
Berbati Type Specimen
Berbati Type Specimen
Berbati Type Specimen
Berbati Type Specimen
Berbati Type Specimen
Berbati Type Specimen
Tropics de Australia
Berbati Font
Berbati Font
Studio Days
Studio Days
Studio Days
Studio Days
Studio Days
Studio Days
For Life
For Life
For Life
For Life
For Life
For Life
For Life
Cooking Light Magazine
Cooking Light Magazine
Ojos Font
Ojos Font
Ojos Font
Ojos Font
Ojos Font
Winter in Seattle
Winter in Seattle
Winter in Seattle
Winter in Seattle
Winter in Seattle
Pattern Project
Pattern Project
Pattern Project
Pattern Project
Pattern Project
Pattern Project
Pattern Project
Lately
Lately
Lately
Lately
Paper Patterns
Paper Patterns
Paper Patterns
Paper Patterns
Lately
Lately
Lately
Lately
Summer Patterns
Summer Patterns
Summer Patterns
Summer Patterns
Supply Shop
Morocco
Morocco
Morocco
Morocco
Morocco
Morocco
Morocco
Morocco
Morocco
Lately
Lately
Lately
Lately
Lately
National Geographic
National Geographic
National Geographic
National Geographic
National Geographic
National Geographic
Project Feast
LEAP
LEAP
LEAP
LEAP
LEAP
LEAP
Lately
Lately
Lately
Lately
Patterns
Patterns
Patterns
Patterns
Patterns
Lately
Lately
Lately
Lately
Lately
CAVE
CAVE
CAVE
CAVE
CAVE
CAVE
CAVE
CAVE
CAVE
CAVE
CAVE
CAVE
Winter
Winter
Winter
Paper Cuts
Paper Cuts
Paper Cuts
Paper Cuts

We had the opportunity to illustrate a colorful little book this past year ‘Now is the Time for Dreams’ and it just recently hit bookshelves this month. Bright patterns and fun typography fill the pages and will hopefully invigorate new adventures and spark innovative ideas. Here’s one of my favorite spreads from, ‘Now is the Time for Dreams.’ Thanks to the Compendium team and Megan Gandt for the art direction. For more, check out your local bookstand or browse Amazon to pick up a copy for yourself.

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A selection of tasty, beverage samples for the summer. Featuring a few of our recent packaging labels and branding with Succo Frutta juices.

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A recent branding campaign with NW Adoption Exchange, telling the real stories and words of the children in foster care and giving potential families a typographic and colorful look into the lives of the youth. For more on NWAE, visit: indepth.nwae.org

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Nestled next to the rolling waters of the Fremont canal in Seattle, Pipe & Row is a brick-and-mortar shop carrying unique, wearable clothing and accessories curated from LA to Australia. Recently, Siotes was tasked with creating new design collateral to help elevate the Pipe & Row brand while creating easily recognizable icons and typography to give their clientele a lasting impression. Stop by their shop for a colorful array of designer goods and thoughtful clothing selections.

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New patterns and cut pieces of paper featuring featuring minimal ceramic pots, indoor plants, and giro d’italia patterns.

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NW Adoption Exchange has a mission of finding adoptive families for the children in foster care; supporting the families who come forward and educating and advocating for excellence in child welfare. With NWAE, we collaborated to create a social media campaign telling the stories of the youth and giving potential families a colorful look into the lives of the children.
For more on NWAE, visit: indepth.nwae.org

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Take a peek at some recent patterned works featured on packaging bags and mini booklets.

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We recently had a fun opportunity to create the music video titles and credit typography for Ed Sheeran and his latest music video ‘Perfect’. Here’s the final typeface and hand-drawn titles for the video along with an outtake. Take a peek at our final titles and the full video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Vv-BfVoq4g

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Lately, we’ve been testing out new explorations with our latest serif typeface Berbati, filming interviews around our Seattle design studio, collaborating with the awesome folks at Miir, and working on some new branding and packaging patterns for tasty chocolate samples.

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Earlier this year we started work on an illustrated book with the great team at Compendium. It’s almost finished and I can’t wait to share the printed finals! Take a peek at some other work in progress including patterned homeware collection concepts, branding identities, and new graphic posters designs.

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Lately, the Ballasiotes studio has been creating typographic posters, designing patterned packaging, and building relationships with great teams in Pioneer Square and Seattle. Do you live in the Northwest? Keep an eye out for Alternating Currents – a curated event filled with fun DJ sets, cold beverages, and all proceeds donated to empowering The Borgen Project and global poverty. Take a peek at our recently designed poster and mark your calendars. Thanks for taking the time to check out our work!

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An unused cover type treatment for the great folks over at Washingtonian Magazine. Take a peek at this months issue to see my featured lettering. Art direction by Jason Lancaster.

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It’s been such a great opportunity to work in the historic District of Seattle in Pioneer Square. The espressos from Umbria are always chocolaty and on-point, the lunchtime walks are inspiring, and handmade pastas are only a few blocks away. If you’re in the area, send a note and stop by the studio to chat!

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Last week, I had the chance to do a little interview with the rad team over at Design Kids. Here’s a little excerpt from the conversation that will be available on their site in the coming weeks – What has been some of the biggest lessons you’ve learnt along the way? Define Success. Determine what success means to you – it’s often different for everyone. One of my favorite definitions of success comes from UCLA coach John Wooden, “Success is peace of mind, which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you made the effort to do your best to become the best that you are capable of becoming.”

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Last month, I had the opportunity to create some painted type titles for the Amazon Kindle homepage. Each category of books had a unique image and nice design associated with it. Thanks Justin Rusk for great the art direction!

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Berbati is a contemporary serif typeface inspired by old-world forms. Sharp edges, experimental accents, and multi-lingual glyphs make this font a perfect workhorse for any type collection. This typeface fits nicely into body copy as well as larger headline treatments. Purchase Berbati Regular below or send an email for more info on font licensing and to download a trial copy of the font.

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A recent paper pattern featuring blues, yellows, and ink brush strokes.

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Crafting each individual letter and developing the forms of a font can be tedious and challenging but the reward is getting to play with a type system that is completely unique. Here’s a recent poster featuring my latest font, Berbati, set to release later this month.

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Studio update – These past few weeks I’ve been slowly moving into a new office in pioneer square. I’ve been super thankful for the new opportunity and rad location. Take a peek at a few photos from the new space as well as a new font I’ve been working on, Berbati, and some colorful Dark Chocolate packaging. You’ll also notice a bit of illustration and hand-drawn typography for a feature Cooking Light magazine all about nuts!

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A peek into a recent branding with the passionate team at For Life. They will be offering a tasty selection of organic, cold-pressed juice for immunity support, energy, and overall health. A selection of iconography was created to coincide with the brands mission of finding vitalization through nature and Earth’s natural resources. For the typography, a sans serif, geometric typeface was curated to establish the minimal aesthetic. Look for these crafted elixirs in Seattle markets and fine establishments in the coming months.

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Cooking Light Magazine has top-notch recipes, tempting food photography, and just recently launched a feature highlighting the rise of ‘grocerants’. I had the chance to illustrate some tasty food icons for the mag. Big thanks to Nicole Gerrity and Rachel Lasserre for the art direction and opportunity!

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These past few months, I have been working on crafting my latest geometric font, Ojos. Crisp lines, sharp angles, and beautiful shapes make this sans-serif font specimen a solid foundation for any typographic piece or lockup. Complete with multilingual support and extensive glyph composition. Available for purchase in the online shop here.

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The past month in Seattle has seen some snow and much cold weather. Plants and greenery are always a helpful respite from the chill and gray skies. Take a peek at these little houseplant illustrations and fun patterns. You’ll also notice a recent Christmas card design for Target.

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I had the opportunity to work with photographer Delaney Brown on this most recent shoot of patterns, colors, and shapes. I created several pattern collections and colorways to fit together interchangeably.

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Recently, I’ve been excited to work on some new branding projects. One, for an organic, raw juice company called For Life. The other being for the non-profit organization, LEAP. You’ll also notice some magazine spreads from the most recent Cooking Light mag featuring some patterns and custom type. The pencil sketches are from a new serif font in the works. Stay tuned!

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I’ve been experimenting lately with cut paper for different projects and fun new color palettes. I can’t get enough of these pinks, greens, and yellows. You’ll also notice a collection of different brainstorms from the past months.

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Take a peek at a few pattern explorations, illustrations, and photos from this past summer. The film photograph is a recently developed roll from an excursion to Morocco.

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Lately, I’ve been having tons of fun enjoying summer, making patterns out of snippets of colored paper, creating ink floral studies, and helping brand this tasty juice company For Life.

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A quick trip to the supply shop left me inspired over these stylie paper stocks in beautiful tonal varieties.

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Traveling through Morocco has been a beautiful cultural experience filled with tasty food, gorgeous architecture, and the styliest plants! There’s no shortage of wonderful buildings and top notch riads. Below are some photos from Casablanca, Fes, and Marrakech.

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Take a peek at new snippets of paper patterns, photos from the studio, a stroll through a rad plant nursery, and homemade goats milk ricotta, courtesy of my aunts farm! Thanks for looking.

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Last month, I had the opportunity to work with the talented folks at @natgeo on their latest food issue. The Traveler mag highlights some of the tastiest food festivals, tours, and dishes from around the globe. Some of my typography and illustrations are featured on the cover and throughout the issue. Get hungry!

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A poster created for a local non-profit, Project Feast. With a mission to empower immigrant and refugee cooks, this emerging organization is pushing Seattle in a tasty direction.

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The Latino/a Educational Achievement Project (LEAP) exists to improve the academic culture for Latino and Latina students in Washington state. Ballasiotes helped transform the look of the organization to relate to the younger generation while still being relevant to the NGO sector and their respected partnerships. With a color palette representing advocacy and syncing with LEAP’s parent organization, Sea Mar, the branding approach fits in perfect unison with the goals of this community-lifting company.

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I’ve been super grateful lately to be enjoying the northwest sun and be able to work on some fun branding projects, pattern explorations, and little illustrations. Take a peek at a couple pieces from the past month.

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Lately, I’ve been experimenting a lot with cut pieces of paper and fun patterns. Take a peek at a few projects below and some new branding work coming up in the future for a local non-profit.

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These past few weeks, I’ve been working on a handful of fun typography, branding, and pattern projects. Below you’ll notice a few works in progress. I’m loving these colors and the mixture of cut paper patterns and ink brush strokes.

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Ballasiotes was tasked with the challenge of developing an identity for the photo and direction studio, Cave, with the main goal to build a brand creative that could be applied to the studios portrait photography (subject) as well as their accessory work (object). Several concepts were designed to be used for multiple applications and mediums. Type design and photo applications were created to show the branding in use and it’s broad range of possibilities.

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I’ve been super grateful to be able to work on some fun projects these past months. Take a peek at a few works in progress, including a new branding for CAVE, some new studio photos of different products, and a bunch of new ink patterns all coming your way shortly. Thanks for looking!

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It’s always fun to cut bits of paper, get out the glue stick and make shapes and patterns. Here’s a couple pieces I created of some objects and plants around the office.

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