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Proshimi Chocolate
Proshimi Chocolate
Proshimi Chocolate
Food Typography
Pioneer Square
Pioneer Square
Pioneer Square
Pioneer Square
Pioneer Square
Pioneer Square
Pioneer Square
Wooden
Wooden
Wooden
Wooden
Wooden
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
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
Nations Foundation
Nations Foundation
Nations Foundation
Lately
Lately
Lately
Lately
Lately
Lately
Lately
Compendium Journals
Compendium Journals
Compendium Journals
Compendium Journals
Compendium Journals
Compendium Journals
Compendium Journals
Compendium Journals
New York Magazine
New York Magazine
New York Magazine
New York Magazine
New York Magazine
Lately
Lately
Lately
Lately
Lately
Knack
Knack
Knack
Knack
Knack
Nordstrom
Nordstrom
Nordstrom
Nordstrom
Art Prints
Art Prints
Art Prints
Art Prints
NYC x Boston
NYC x Boston
NYC x Boston
NYC x Boston
NYC x Boston
NYC x Boston
NYC x Boston
NYC x Boston
NYC x Boston
NYC x Boston
Outdoor Research
Outdoor Research
Outdoor Research
Outdoor Research
Outdoor Research
Outdoor Research
Ink Patterns
Ink Patterns
Ink Patterns
Ink Patterns
Ink Patterns
Ink Patterns

A look into some tasty packaging samples for Proshimi Chocolate. Vibrant colorways, ripped paper patterns, and pastel shapes make this label a memorable experience.

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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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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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The rad team over at Nations Foundation are doing some awesome stuff as of late. They have a vision of telling the stories of modern day reformers who are inspiring change, hope, and joy in the world. Their first journal features a bunch of men and women who are loving God, loving others, and living lives that ooze with passion. Check their site for a copy of Volume 1. I had the opportunity to contribute some artwork for the opening issue – take a look below.

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It’s been cold and rainy here in the northwest but the mountains have been getting pounded! Take a look at a couple photos from the past month and some work I did for Walk in Love a while back.

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I always have a fun time getting to work with the creative individuals at Compendium here in Seattle. These typographic journals are filled with inspirational and uplifting messages to help encourage writing, brainstorming, and doodling. Compendium has a bunch of other stylie, little creative tools and you can snag this journal and others from their online shop here.

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Earlier this month, I had the chance to work with talented group at New York Magazine. Take a peek at some of the hand-drawn typography that was used for their special ‘Reasons to Love New York’ issue. You’ll also notice some concepts that went unused but are rad nonetheless.

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Take a peek at few patterns and designs I’ve been experimenting with lately. You’ll also notice a text piece featuring my latest font which is set to release next month. The short text comes from one of my favorite lines in Psalms – “I trust in your unfailing love; my heart rejoices in your salvation. I will sing to the Lord because He has dealt bountifully with me.” Psalms 13:5

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Knack is a fun little online shop that allows customers to add trinkets and treats into nice containers to be sent to friends. I had the pleasure of helping design some items for their website including these patterns below. Take a peek at their site that just launched here.

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This past month, I worked with the great creatives at Nordstrom to create some illustrations for the holiday Wit and Wonder campaign. We chose some items that were featured in the Nordstrom shop to illustrate and then made a scene to go along with the little illustrations. I like this nice fall color palette as well! All images are property of Nordstrom.

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I’m super excited to be releasing a few prints for the winter. Go take a peek at the new shop for a few stylie little 8×10″ prints and other goodies. Make sure to check back every once in a while for new releases. Thanks for looking!

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This past week, I had the chance to travel to the east coast for some exploring in Boston and New York. I love food and there was no shortage of it. Tasty italian espresso, delicious pastas, fresh seafood, and fun little bakeries filled the streets and we hit a ton of good spots. Take a peek at a few photos from the city.

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Outdoor Research is a rad adventure supplier that has top-notch gear and operates out of the northwest. Last month, I had the chance to create some type for their fall catalog. My winter stoke is on an all-time high!

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Lately, I’ve been staying busy creating a new font (see the process photo below), mixing up new ink patterns, and working with some great Seattle companies on some fun projects.

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