I am so lucky to be able to design neon signs for Peacock Loop Diner, the 24-hr diner in the Loop, since neon signs are a fading art. My projects have included its 11-ft wide neon sign which won an international sign award. I’m currently designing 14 different smaller signs that fit at the top of the diner’s windows wrapping around the edge of the building. Nine of the 14 are up now!
For Peacock Diner’s identity I designed the menu, stationery, business cards, caps, and other items. I continuously work on projects for the St. Louis Walk of Fame, Moonrise Hotel, Blueberry Hill, Pin-Up Bowl, Eclipse Restaurant and the Delmar Loop.
I have also had the pleasure of creating a fresh, clean, upbeat logo and identity for Spry Dog Dog Training. I think it stands out from any other dog training business. The logo says it all about how the client and Spry Dog are high quality and individualized; positive and friendly. I am working with the client to extend the identity to the website, clothing for the trainers, signs, business cards, stationery and tons of fun dog items.
I have photographed in many different styles and genres: I’ve photographed my travels, I shot my own elaborate photographic interpretation of the Clue board game, I’ve created photos of 1940s-style pin-up girls for an annual calendar which I also designed, and I’ve worked in portraits, still life, landscape and food photography.
I was thrilled and honored to exhibit my Clue board game photographic series on September 30 at the Philadelphia Museum of Art as part of a Clue-themed program at the museum. The museum was open for free through late in the evening and people could stroll through the galleries enjoying drinks.
About & Bio
I was born in St. Louis, MO and graduated from New York University in 1999 with a bachelor’s degree in photography and fine art. After New York, I lived in Washington, DC, for ten years, working on my photography, art and design and exhibiting in galleries and art shows in St. Louis and Pennsylvania. In 2009 I completed a Certificate in Advanced Graphic Design at the Corcoran College of Art + Design in Washington, DC, and then moved to St. Louis where I currently live and work as a designer and photographer.
Almost all of the photographs on my site are available for purchase as limited edition fine art prints of any size, from small to large. Many people purchase three photos from the Clue Board Game Series: a suspect, a weapon and a room. The Clue Board Game Series of photographs and playing cards is also available for purchase as a coffee-table book. Please feel more than welcome to contact me if you are interested or want to simply inquire about something.
Outside of design and photography, I love to do and teach clicker-based positive reinforcement dog training. I am a Karen Pryor Academy certified dog trainer professional. I was honored to be featured in an article as Trainer of the Month.
Articles and News
Peacock Loop Diner sign was in the AIGA St. Louis Design Show 20
Peacock Diner Neon Sign Wins the Signs of the Times Magazine International Sign Contest Readers’ Choice Award
nextSTL Proud Peacock Diner’s Neon Struts into Competition’s Championship Round
St. Louis Magazine Colorful Details: Joe and Hope Edwards Expound on the Peacock Loop Diner – and each other
West End Word Stars Shine Brightly In New St. Louis Walk Of Fame Book
STL Today For Chuck Berry’s 200th Blueberry Hill Concert, Commemorative Poster Is Revealed
Karen Pryor Academy Dog Trainer’s Professional Program featured me as Trainer of the Month