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September 10th, 2010 by

Dieter’s Picture a Day Project

Sunbathing Snakes

February 28th, 2010 by

The snakes were enjoying the spring rays today.

On the same note my friend Adam McRae and I came up with a name for dad’s snake the other day. We’re calling him Neville which seems to pair with “Benji” the other snake pretty well. It only took about a decade to name two pets but I think the wait was worth it don’t you?

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a bike born again

January 7th, 2010 by

It only took 2 years to make it happen but the bike is finally finished. The process started long ago by taking the whole bike apart and stripping the paint off the frame. And after a failed attempt to paint the frame myself using good old fashioned spray paint I decided to go to the professionals to get it powder coated(the fork silver and frame a creamy white). I then put on the finishing touches such as silver brake lines, and silver colored fenders and rack. With the last and most important ingredient being two beautiful white and gray Ortlieb back roller classics courtesy of mother and father. (Thanks guys!)





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Joint sculpture

July 29th, 2009 by

After realizing it was too late to cancel my summer sculpture class I jumped into the class two weeks in. This is the final sculpture I made for this class. The sculpture is an abstraction of a human forearm.


Redo-Viking gift card

June 17th, 2009 by

Here is a look at the before and after changes made on the gift card holder for Western AS bookstore. The objective was to make the gift card holder identify more clearly with Western Washington University.

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The Chalk Back

May 28th, 2009 by

I just finished my chair “The Chalk Back” for the Mount baker Plywood Project last night. We had a create today consisting of several 4-7 year olds trying out our furniture. The problem for this project was to make some sort of educational furniture for the younger age bracket.


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a shirt 4 Earth!

April 16th, 2009 by

So here it is folks, the earth day shirt I designed for the bookstore, printed using recycled ink on organic bamboo.

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Adam’s new book- Life is Queer

December 6th, 2008 by

Adam just completed his book Life is Queer, a collection of twelve short writings. This book was created for the queer literature class he is taking this quarter. The cover was a collaborative project between Adam and I. He came up with the basic design and I recreated the design on illustrator. We also came up with the fancy logo for the back cover. I was blown away with the stories he came up with so I can’t wait to share them everyone.


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Coupon Book Back Cover

November 21st, 2008 by

I just completed this ad today! The previous ad had a bunch of pictures of the employees, which was good but had already been done, and the pictures included many of the previous student employees and hadn’t been updated in a long time. For this ad I wanted to put an emphasis on the student run aspect of the store, and the fact that we’re a non-profit organization so all of our revenues go back into the student body. So I took a picture of Mary a good friend of mine and fellow student worker at the bookstore. Along with the slogan “students working for students” Leigh Ann and I came up with 10 of the top reason why students should shop at our store. We went around the store asking people for their opinions of what they thought were the best reasons. 

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November 13th, 2008 by

My work is going to be featured in a show on campus called Facescapes! The poster was designed by myself and fellow classmate Adam McRae. To view my self portraits for this show visit

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