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2016

Vote, And...

I have a keen interest in politics and education. When my good friend and enthusiastic political activist, John Culver, asked me if I'd be interested in contributing to his latest get out the vote project: Vote, And, I jumped at the chance to help out.

Web site design

Web site design

Icon set

Icon set

Ballard Beer Co. 4X4 Poster

I just finished another cool project for the Ballard Beer Company. This 24 x 36 inch poster will grace the front window of the shop. Stop by and have a drink. 

Final illustration

Pencil sketch

Final line drawing

Hand drawn logo text

Ditching Suburbia Tee Design

My good friend Mike Boyink asked me to help him improve a design concept for a DitchingSuburbia.com teeshirt. Here's what I came up with ... 

Because it's time to stop being a suburban sheep ...

Nearly seven years ago, Mike and his family made a radical decision. They sold their house, uprooted their lives, bought an RV, and started traveling full time. They've never looked back except to wave goodbye in the rear view mirror. If you've ever thought about ditching suburbia yourself, I'd highly recommend reading his blog. He and his family have a lot to teach you about how to make it work. 

The original concept

Sticker Fun

Quick 4x6 inch sticker design I threw together recently for a bachelorette party. 

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Painting the Ballard Beer Co. Mural

It isn't often that an artist is given an opportunity to create his unique vision without any limitations. Greg, the owner of the Ballard Beer Co., gave me free rein to do whatever I wanted with a mural he wanted to have painted in a cramped spot at the front of his store ...

Editorial Illustrations for "Charred Optimism"

I created a series of editorial illustrations to enhance an article I wrote for COAX, the superlative digital magazine from Louder Than Ten.

If you think you know what it means to persevere against the odds, allow me to share a story with you that may just reshape your perspective.

This article was written for anyone who is self-employed, running a small business, working in a creative field, or simply striving to follow their passions. 

Read Charred Optimism >>

COAX Magazine Cover Illustration

I was invited to create a cover illustration for the spring 2016 issue of Louder Than Ten's COAX Magazine. The theme of the issue was "reinvention" or "starting over" [in business]. 

This illustration is hand-drawn pencil, with powdered graphite, and a smidgen of Photoshop to add depth.

11" x 14", Arches Hot-Press paper

Concept Sketch

PUBLISHED IN LOUDER THAN TEN'S COAX MAGAZINE

PUBLISHED IN LOUDER THAN TEN'S COAX MAGAZINE

I recently had the honor of penning an article for COAX, the online magazine of the amazing duo behind Louder Than Ten.

Initially, they had contacted me to inquire if I would be interested in doing an illustration or two for their upcoming Spring-ish issue. I was interested. But after I was told what the theme of the issue would be, I casually mentioned that I might also be interested in writing a few words about the subject myself. I pitched my general idea for a story over the phone, then submitted a rough outline.

Amazingly, I was given the opporunity to write my story and do some drawing.

The theme of the issue, broadly-speaking, was "Burn it down, build it up". 

VILE IS DEAD

Four years ago this week, I launched VILE Inc.

This afternoon, I buried it.

Due to a rather unfortunate (read: completely shite) turn of events this past summer, my lawyer recommended that I rebrand. After months of cerebral agony, numerous mediocre potential names, and one really good name that would have offended a fair number of people, I've taken the path of least resistance and chosen a name that retains an element of "fun" and incorporates my surname. 

Please welcome ...

OddBurton

With a new name comes a new approach to rebuilding my business and this site will be a work-in-progress for the foreseeable future. I may even decide to design a logo. 

In the meantime, I've got a big project in the works and will be making a formal announcement in the very near future. 

Cheers and here's to a (another) new beginning** in 2016.

~Paul

**I don't plan on rebranding again. Ever. 

ODDBURTON BRANDING

ODDBURTON BRANDING