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FUN is OK gets some love
from The Denver Egotist

The good folks over at The Denver Egotist were kind enough to feature my recent work (including Nike, Four Seasons and Greater Than) on their award-winning design and advertising news site. I would like to thank them for their continued support over the years. “Fresh off a year in the UK, Geoff Allen — one of our recommended freelance art director/designers — is back and settled in Denver again. Score one for America.”

If you’re not familiar with The Egotist, then you are truly missing out.


Børn Shoes & Nordstrom

Recently I have had the pleasure of working on several projects with fashion industry leader, Børn Shoes. Børn blends refined classic style with extraordinary comfort and craftsmanship. Here is a little teaser for a project with Børn and Nordstrom.

Full project to be posted soon!

Having a little FUN
with Dribbble

Between a full project calendar and traveling monthly, I often find myself getting too busy to update my site. Boo hoo. What a terrible problem to have… I know, I know. Because of this, I have been using Dribbble as a way to share what I have been working on. I’ve also been using it as a good reason to create some fun little personal projects.

You can follow me on Dribble here.

Fresh Catch,
Fresh Branding

I recently re-branded Catch & the Oyster Bar, a beautiful two-story venue in the historic Imperial Bank of Canada building. Catch has an outstanding reputation for its cuisine and was voted 2011 Best Seafood Restaurant in Calgary. Working with San Francisco interior design firm EDG, we created an all-new identity for the space. This meant considering everything from the identity, menus and graphics… and the materials used for each.

More to come from this project soon.

Building Something

Here is a little teaser for a recent project that will be added to the portfolio soon! Above is the identity that I created for Greater Than, a boutique ad agency. The full project launch will include all elements of the brand — print, web and apparel.

Stay tuned.

686 and the
Pride of Los Angeles

When discussing concepts with snowboard apparel giant 686 for their Spring 2012 line, the idea of city-centered graphics came up. Being that the brand is based in Southern California and that I am an ex-Angeleno, I knew that I wanted to create a tee graphic that gave a nod to the Los Angeles Lakers. Of course, I’m talking about the classic era of Lakers all-stars like Magic Johnson and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar… the good ol’ days.

You can purchase this tee in 3 colorways at 686.

Red wine and
fresh baguettes

Inspired by a recent trip to Paris, I designed this title block graphic for a travel blog. Narrow cobblestone alleys, remnants of old hand-painted signs and some of the most deliciously decadent food the world has ever known truly make this one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Getting lost in Paris is a great way to spend a day.

Keep an eye out for more of these to come — Amsterdam, Edinburgh, Barcelona…

686 Winter Collection
2011-2012 Video

The team over at 686 Apparel recently created this amazing little video highlighting “the most popular pieces from the 2011-2012 Winter Collection”. I am proud to say that Crosshatch, one of the four tees that I designed for 686 this season, is featured in the video. It’s always exciting to see your work appreciated by the brand and the fans.

Hot off the shelves:
686 Apparel

Last year, I was approached by 686 snowboard apparel to design some gear for their 2011/2012 line. The apparel has finally hit the streets and I couldn’t be more excited. Pictured above is Olympian and 686 team rider Louie Vito, rockin’ the Crosshatch hat that I designed. Time to stock up on some fresh gear!

You can purchase all of the 686 apparel here.

Trevor Pearson Productions
launches new website

When I was contacted by photographer extraordinaire Trevor Pearson about designing his new website, I was ecstatic. Trevor and his team have won nearly every major photography award out there. After several conversations with Trevor, we decided to blend his portfolio and studio blog into one complete web experience. This concept helps give the viewer a true sense of how Trevor works.

You can view the website here.