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Welcome to the

design & illustration studio with aspirations of world domination

and jackie chan kung-fu marathons

Foreground green grassA boy standing with a balloon in his hand looking towards the sunsetLarge blue rooster statue made famous at the Statue Garden next to the Walker Art CenterBandshell which can be found on the shores of Lake Harriet, downtown MinneapolisTree lineTree lineFamous cherry and spoon sculpture by the talented Claus Oldenburg which is located next to the Walker Art Center
Ferris wheel which can be found at the state fair
Stone arch bridge

The act of solving problems is the core of design. Wattle & Daub uses three core phases to research, explore, and solve visual opportunities. Using thoughtful reasoning, information, and experience to visually communicate brand and story.

Example of a wooden wattle

Step one

weave your insights

The gathering of sturdy insights which are woven together to form a sturdy creative statement or strategic lens by which to view the world. This becomes a foundational focal point for everyone else to build from.

Step two

Mix your daub

Once the wattle has been created through the weaving together of research, branded touchpoints, and data review; we begin to mix up the discovery assets with the design and branding assets and define a style of visual communication for the site.

Trowel used to spread and daub mixture over top a wattle
Daub of mud

Step three

Daub it on

Next we daub on the magic. Using years of experience and aesthetic know-how, we partner to create something on target, in scope, and exceptionally well crafted.

Fun Fact

The term "Wattle & Daub" refers to an old architecture practice which involves spreading daub over closely weaved branches and other materials. This sustainable building method is still in use today in many parts of the world.

Fresh goods in the mud room store

We've always got freshly dried goods available in the store for you to purchase and take home.

$20—28
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"From the Heart" on Cottonbureau

My tattoo inspired illustration is now permanently available on Cottonburea for digital printing. Even on their Blank t-shirt line!

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$30*
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A print for the film buff in your family

Available on the site in multiple sizes. "CINE" is perfect for theater rooms and film loving friends.

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$20
Poster detail

Shirt up on cotton bureau

To all you music lovers, this shirt is for you! Soon we will celebrate national local music day (or something) and you might want to have something nice to wear...to your local record store and buy music like your life depended on it.

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$30
poster detail

Night Smoke Prints ready now!

Digital Prints on high quality archival paper of my "Night Smoke" poster illustration available for purchase in various sizes

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passionate about design, life, & Kung fu.

My Dad used to tell me, “there are a lot of designers out there—but there are only a handful of good ones.” Its been my life goal to be considered "one of the good ones." My core focus's as a designer consist of Web/UX, Illustration, and branding. My skillset is best utilized as the three are combined together.

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“Lose the ego, keep the passion. While discipline is essential, it is passion that motivates great work.”
Stevan brant day
Award winning Designer & Illustrator

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If you'd like to partner on an upcoming project feel free to Contact me and we can talk about the project.