Some infographics I did for The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids focused on high school students taking prescription drugs to help » MORE
Type illustration for Vulture, New York Magazine’s culture and entertainment website.
I created this logo/illustration for a Vulture feature when I was an Art Director for the digital properties at New » MORE
An old animation that died too early and never saw the light of day. *This work was created when I » MORE
Art direction for a NowThis series titled “Luck of the draw.”
Letterpress invites for my wedding.
Some work in progress. A logo style frame for a branding project.
Excited about this rebrand and website. More coming soon.
Caught this glitch on a flight to Chicago. The personal seat back screen glitched out like this when there was » MORE
Caught this glitch on the MTA while waiting for the train. The screen wasn’t visibly broken (no cracks) but it » MORE
Beauty in the machine. Diving into generative art and capturing broken displays in the wild. Broken, glitched out technology doesn’t » MORE
I worked on the IBM team at VSA Partners for a year. This CSR was one of many projects I » MORE
I worked on the IBM team at VSA Partners for a year. We created this companion book that was paired » MORE
A rejected logo for Novum.
Taking time out from work to play is big part of my creative philosophy.
A passion project. Working on a casual space exploration game.
Annual report art direction and message concept I created that was eventually rejected but still proud of the work I » MORE
An engraved guest book for my wedding. I used the invitation design on the cover to a box that holds » MORE
Experimenting with an old school copy machine, a laser printer and typography to generate some textures.
I made these coasters as gifts for the guests at our wedding using a X-carve CNC machine. Each coster was » MORE
About a year ago I bought a CNC machine. Specifically an X-Carve from Inventables. I haven’t been able to use » MORE
I was the lead designer on a large platform redesign for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra website when I worked at » MORE
Throwback to the early days of the web when flash was still king. I created these interactive sales tools for » MORE
Another old school flash microsite for Motorola. This design focused on cellphone technology for remote areas.
More 8-bit animations. This time it is a giant weird squid looking thing. It’s definitely a squid because I put » MORE
Had a bit of time to experiment with motion ideas. No plan for this right now more personal learning.
In an effort to learn more about sprites and how video games utilize them, I decided to take the old » MORE
A sketch for an onboard companion app for a cruise line client. A lot of new cruise boats are like » MORE
A website concept to promote a B-to-B strategy client. The goal way to show how deep strategic thinking can be » MORE
Ever since I looted some leftover lumber from my Dad’s weekend project to build a makeshift treehouse in the woods, » MORE
A photo illustration done for Vulture a New York Magazine website. The article was about what NBC need to do » MORE
Back when I worked as an art director at New York Magazine, I made a few gif animations for different » MORE
Animated type for a party invite. Used in a email newsletter for Vanderhurd. Check out the Vanderhurd work case study » MORE
I created a concept sketch for a regular podcast feature for a B-to-B client. The idea was to create a » MORE
Sketching out some ideas for game characters based on early Atari and Commodore 64 technology. Some of those game designers » MORE
BREAKING POINTS, directed by Tucker Capps, is a 30-minute documentary intended for adults that explores the stress and pressures our » MORE
I made these poster designs for the very first Typeforce exhibit in Chicago. The font was something I had been experimenting » MORE
A fun but small and fast invite I did for a cocktail party and panel talk with Spike Jonze at the » MORE
Illustration and infographic work for the Partnership for Drug Free Kids. This is work in progress, but the goal is » MORE
A rejected logo for a corporate community service program.
Link to project: Kraft Cheese
Link to project: Hewlett-Packard
Link to project: Maxwell House
Link to project: Agencie Group
Link to project: Technology Loft
Link to project: IDA Documentary Awards
Rejected branding and packaging concepts for a “liquid water enhancer.” Add flavor to your water with just a few drops.
An interactive type and code experiment I have been working on. Play with the rough draft at wiretype.aaronmadethis.com
Laser Gun Gothic is a display typeface that I designed as a personal project. It includes 26 uppercase characters and » MORE
A little experiment mocking up some branding material for make it genuine. Full case study coming soon.
LED or League of Extraordinary Designers, was a side project of mine promoting good design and design education.
Link to project: Viva Zapata
Link to project: Documentary Magazine
Link to project: Vanderhurd
Link to project: Target
Link to project: Mumbai Boss
Link to project: First Data