Donut Man Font

A full Character font for Donut Man using colored layers. You can see the original pencil sketches and the final font display with contextual alternates … Read More

Donut Man

A local icon in Los Angeles: Donut Man. I bit overdue for a brand update and font to go with it (see the fonts section). Read More

35th anniversary icon

Client requested the 35 be integrated into an image of the company icon, The Eagle. Client also requested to remain anonymous. If you want to … Read More


For my Granddaughter, LaRue, who couldn’t come to our house for Easter because of the Covid-19 virus. You don’t need to go all out or … Read More

Pushing Pencils

Pencil on tracing paper. Created for Type West Workshop, Letterform Archives, San Francisco. Read More


Sometimes you’re called upon to comfort broken hearts. This piece was designed in memory of a young, vivacious woman who tragically fell to her death … Read More

Roses and Motorcycles

Title design for a documentary film for a Harley Davidson family business. The inspiration for the title came from a quote by the wife of … Read More

Marker Drawing animation

Client wanted a more hand-drawn look to this animation. These are marker renderings on paper, scanned and then animated in After Effects … Read More

Athellia Font

Athellia is an upright condensed formal script that behaves like blackletter styles by paying more attention to the relationships between the white spaces inside and … Read More

Custom Woven Throw

This piece of typography was for a family name with Germanic / Danish roots. I choose blackletter and embellished it from there to get the … Read More

Olivet Lane Ornamental

Here is a fancier version of the same logo I did for Pellegrini winery a few years ago. The Client wanted to integrate Olive branches … Read More

Delicious Brand

Branding for an organic produce company. Our approach was to go retro and base this off an older package design that was created over 50 years ago. Read More

AIGA entry for 36daysoftype

My entry into the AIGA annual “36 Days of Type” – a project that invites designer, Illustrators and Grahpic Designer to express their particular view … Read More

Palace Playhouse

Logotype for a dinner theatre. Pencil sketches where presented with varying degrees of decoration. Clients settled on the most straightforward of the three. The oval … Read More

Villa Roma Sausage

A series of Chicken Sausage labels. The challenge here was to handle a tremendous about of text that the client insisted be emphasized on the … Read More


We contacted ReadCloud with the idea of a short 1 minute 30 second video to explain what their Social Reading Network was capable of doing. Read More

Anasept Booth Video

Virtual fly through filled with pathogenic microbes. We modeled some E. Coli, Staphylococcus, Spores and viruses using Cinema 4D and After Effects for post sweetening. Read More

Why Logo Studio

Motion graphics infomercial for A zippy three minute tour of the benefits of being a Logo Studio business owner. Read More

Value of Branding

Motion graphics. One in a series of four infomercial videos for Logo Studio; a home based business opportunity. Read More

Paul Mitchell

A 3-dimensional ride through the calendar year at Paul Mitchell Schools using only still images. A collaborative effort by Nils Lindstrom Studios, and Creative Digital … Read More

American Express

A sizzle animation created in After Effects promoting the future of shopping, dining, and payments using the new chip card technology. Read More

Intel She will Connect

Motion Graphics for a spot highlighting the features of an ambitious program by Intel and the University of Arizona to connect women in sub-Sahara Africa … Read More

Kubota Tractor

Maggetti Productions contacted me with a script for a short Corporate presentation for Kubota Tractors. We opted to render the tractors with markers and animate … Read More

Olivet Lane Vineyard

A former Lettering Student of mine from the Art Center College of Design contacted me 5 years after graduating and asked me to redraw the … Read More

Layton Photography

A brush lettered, free form lettering style that’s tailor made for Layton Fine Art Photography. As much as I enjoy the classic fonts like Trajan … Read More


Chris Do, a good friend and colleague at the Art Center College of Design, asked me to design a “wicked” looking version of their logo … Read More

Becky Loves You

Personal Stationary for my good friend Becky had to reflect her personality. Something snooty wouldn’t do for an outspoken woman raised on a ranch in … Read More

The Manger of Bethlehem

For as long as Christmas is regarded as a religious holiday it will always have a stong association with the rich and dynamic Blackletter traditions … Read More

I’m Spoiled Because . . .

This piece of hand lettering finds its inner child without breaking the fine china or upsetting the grownups in the room. Grandma was just fine … Read More

Leah Hoffmitz Milken

Gloria Kondrup, director of Art Center’s Archetype Press, asked me to design book cover title for our good friend and colleague – Leah Hoffmitz … Read More

Wedding Script

The visual language of love and romance is more perfectly captured in script letterform than any other type style. It’s been so for hundreds of … Read More


Title for a documentary about a family of dentists. Freeform, hand drawn letters gave this logo a warmth and appeal that couldn’t have been achieved … Read More


This was a rebrand of an existing product with the intent to introduce into the professional veterinarian market. The logo/symbol needed to create the perception … Read More

Myra & Kenneth

If type could express the personality and even the look of a couple, then this example personifies both the bride and the groom. A tempestuous … Read More

Rêve Decor

To this day, Tawna (the client) and I have never met in person. She needed a custom logo for her interior decor business that was … Read More

Financial Sense

Financial is one of the top financial websites to visit. Financial Sense provides free educational resources to the broad public audience through editorials, current … Read More


Caltrop Corporation is one of the largest construction service firms in California. They approached PhD Studios with a need to migrate their old website into … Read More

PIMCO animation

Animation clips designed and executed by our Studios that were pulled from a much larger video project for PIMCO. Music excerpt is “World” by Five … Read More is an innovation company connecting entrepreneurs with technology experts. Our goal in producing this video was to give the visitor to the website a … Read More

Beppo Upright Script

Beppo is a bold upright casual script with a condensed character width and a full palette of ordindals, small caps, and diacritics. Beppo flavors things … Read More

Mr Jenkins

Mr. Jenkins is designed to fill the void between the crazy, wacky and reckless comic style fonts, and the standard boring but very readable sans-serif … Read More

Kayla & Erik Cartouche

Custom script lettering for a happy couple based on formal script. Inspiration from the great penman, George Bickham. Hand drawn in pencil and finished in … Read More

Presentation Folder

Client wanted an image on this presentation folder of their product in a professional and pristine environment. At the same time it needed to be … Read More

Headline Script Lettering

A series of custom headlines commissioned by Bl:nd Studios of Los Angeles and New York for print and motion graphics. Their client wanted to … Read More

Paul Mitchell Schools

Telly award winner 2011 This five minute motion graphics calendar is a creative look at the culture of Paul Mitchell Schools. The client wanted a … Read More

Korbell Residential Spot

Korbell offers a high end “nappy” disposal system. This commerical spot was shot in 24 fps on a C1 camera, edited in Final Cut Pro … Read More

Ursula & Patrick

Another wedding logo for a happy couple from Santa Barbara California. Pictured here is the original pencil sketch and the final rendering in Adobe® Illustrator. Read More

Better Than Gravy

These 1.25 oz packets are printed process color (organic packets) plus a fifth gold metallic ink on the all natural packets. Art Direction of the … Read More

Tiger Snake

A higher concept solution where the gummy snake appears to know it’s inside of a box and wants to escape by ripping its way out. Read More

Pumpkin Patch

Logotype, Illustration and production for printing. Four color process plus 1 spot color. Read More

Villa Roma Entrées

These sleeves wrap around a plastic tray that contains a fully cooked Italian Sausage Entrée. Design, Art direction and food styling were done by PhD … Read More

Super Bug News

Super Bug News is a blog for healthcare professionals devoted to tracking and sharing information over the internet about Resistant infections, where they are occurring … Read More

Villa Roma Sausage

Villa Roma Sausage needed a way to reach out to it’s customers. An online recipe contest, streaming video and motion graphics were all employed to … Read More


Script based logotype for a line of T-shirts depicting epic warriors from ancient cultures. Read More

Brian Watkins – Attorney

The symbol of Corinthian column has been the preferred reference to law practice for centuries. This solution breaths new life into the column by incorporating … Read More

Dura Art Stone

This website contains over 100 pages and is rich in technical drawings and specifications relevant to the professional landscape architect or specifier. PhD Studios produced … Read More