The Studio Itself is an art & design concern based in Denver, Colorado.

The Camping Journal
Designed to help you keep track of your favorite camping and fishing spots. Includes checklists, recipes (and room for your own) and many other ways to document your adventures. The Studio Itself designed/illustrated the book as well as wrote most of the camping jokes, because camping journals need camping jokes. Made in collaboration with RedCamper.

ROLE: Art Direction / Design / Illustration
Anecdata Citizen Science Platform
Working in collaboration with both the Anecdata team as well as the South Carolina Aquarium (the initial test case), a platform for citizen science was developed. Designed to be extensible for any citizen-data-collection use by any institution engaging with the public to aid their research.

View an early interaction test.

An all-inclusive location scouting and note taking tool. Information from current and future projects can be stored, modified and shared with internal teams and external clients. With both professionals and amateurs in mind, the concept was approached openly and thoughtfully. The result is a robust yet concise application that adds both simplicity and thoroughness to a process where the most important details often find their way to being lost.

View an in-process interaction video.

Sjotime Industries Lookbook
Together with Denver’s own Sjotime Industries we created a hybrid look book/catalog that could communicate the nature of both the furniture builder's products and capabilities.

ROLE: Art Direction / Design
Beard Swim Co.
When Olympic swimmer Amanda retired from racing, she started teaching. We worked together with the BSCO team to develop the aesthetics of the brand.

ROLE: Creative Direction / Design
Avanti Food & Beverage : Dispatch
We collaborated with the food collective Avanti on a seasonal dispatch with the object of having a conversation about and highlighting the rotating restaurant concepts, evolving bar menu and the artists that made the work and furniture which makes up the space. 

ROLE: Art Direction / Design / Photography / Editorial
Speeding Motorcycle
A quarterly publication about living with motorcycles, with an editorial and visual direction aimed at lifers—motorcyclists who are in this for the long haul. If you are interested in following the progress, please contact us.

ROLE: Creative Direction / Editorial / Publishing
Winter Session
We worked with W-S to develop their 2014 wholesale catalog, with photographs from Luca Venter.

ROLE: Art Direction / Design / Production
Hog Haven Farms is a non-profit animal rescue. Their mission is to provide a safe, happy home for potbelly pigs (and other livestock) that are rescued from situations of abuse, neglect, or abandonment. We helped them out with a logo, and look forward to expanding their brand as their needs grow.

ROLE: Design
You are the best
An exercise in appreciation. Sent from the studio every Monday morning, they serve as reminders and connections to those who inspire and drive us.

ROLE: Concept / Design
A unique gift giving app. They sent us to Portland to cover a few of folks that create the products they feature. We spend time with the people from Esque Studios, Block & Sons and Snow Peak. We documented—with words and photographs—their products, their process and their personalities.

ROLE: Photography / Editorial
They make both jam and paper-products. A uncommon combination to be sure, but both product lines come from a similar place. A love of summertime, travel, and good simple moments with friends and family. We helped expand the visual vocabulary for the brand, developed new paper products (see the camping journal) and worked with them on the Deliciousness packaging (below).

ROLE: Creative Direction / Design / Photography / Illustration / Strategy / Product Development
RedCamper business cards
Inspired by the 35mm slides that formed the first RedCamper products, and were designed to let you frame your own stories.

ROLE: Concept / Design / Production
Two if by Land
A back alley motorcycle safety shop from Berkeley Supply creator Eli Cox. They stock helmets, jackets, gloves and other motorcycling accoutrement. We worked with Eli to create the logo, type as well as branded goods.

ROLE: Design / Production
Not quite jam and not quite a sauce. It is, unsprisingly, delicious. Working with RedCamper we developed the packaging system for the saucy jam which is rolling out into regional Whole Foods as we speak.

ROLE: Art Direction / Design
Did you sit in this chair in college?
Using photographs to pose questions. Each image was made with a specific person in mind, and they had to go through the book and figure out for themselves what was meant for them. The project was meant to heighten the interaction between the audience and the work.
Using the Amazon outsourcing service Mechanical Turk Ross hired workers to visit his website and describe his work. The results were then typeset and printed, including the unedited text of the responses, along with the associated, anonymous worker number.
You’ll be my window
A book of photographs and stories that span the drive between Denver, Colorado and Austin, Texas.