Luke Copping 2011 Promo Cards

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Often, the projects that I’m working on are on-site for huge companies and can stretch on for months at a time…but some of my personal favorites are the smaller jobs that might comprise of a singular piece. In this case, I created a template for an oversized promo card for long-time client Luke Copping. With this template, he can easily relink to fresh images and keep potential clients on the pulse of what he’s been up to — the back tells the story, detailing that particular shoot.

luke copping promo cards

luke copping promo cards


Luke was one of my first-ever photography clients and even after the 100+ jobs I’ve worked on since then, Luke’s identity remains as one of my favorites. The simplicity lends itself to seamlessly morphing between his more corporate and edgier campaigns.


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What I Wore: 2.6.11 // Fast Forward

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what i wore nubby twiglet fashion style outfit


I want everything around me to feel modern, like the world is on fast forward. This is my vision of the future. My future. Avant garde and sleek but not confining or uncomfortable. Essentially, jeans and a tank top with futuristic armor over the top that holds in warmth and moves with the body. Statement shoes that look like they were pulled out of a showroom in 2031 yet don’t fall into the teetering stilettos category. Future-comfort.


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This weekend I tweeted that I wanted my style to look like I was on a space ship that had just landed in Paris. This is my daytime look of that vision. (You’ll see the evening version when I’m actually in Paris in a few weeks).


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what i wore nubby twiglet fashion style outfit

what i wore nubby twiglet fashion style outfit

what i wore nubby twiglet fashion style outfit


I Wore:

Jacket, Rick Owens
Gray Wool Tank, Banana Republic
Necklace, Plastique
Jeans, Silence + Noise
Wedges, Finsk (Courtesy of Solestruck)


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what i wore nubby twiglet fashion style outfit


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The Week in Pictures: 2.4.11 // Seattle

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week in pictures


Over the weekend, Joey and I ventured up to Seattle for his art show at Elysian Fields. Joey lived in Seattle for ten years before moving to Portland and he was a bike messenger so he knows where all the good stuff is! We hung his show fairly early in the morning so we had all day left to explore the city.

Seattle is less than three hours from Portland and because of that, there are many striking similarities…yet so many differences as well. Overall, Seattle (in part because of its large downtown and defined skyline) has more of a refined, big city feel while Portland retains a small-town, DIY aesthetic. Ask anyone who’s lived in both cities which they prefer and they’re pretty opinionated and split down the middle. While I prefer Portland for a number of reasons, I never tire of visiting Seattle and have always had an amazing time. This time was no different, thanks in part to a seasoned tour guide. ;)


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When I’m visiting Pike Place, I always walk past the original Starbucks. It’s like perfectly frozen in time inside.


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week in pictures

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week in pictures


The funniest graffiti I’ve seen in a long time!


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I loved this sign so much. By far the best branding for a bike shop that I’ve seen!


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When I’m resigned to walking all day, I throw on my white Doc boots. Between a set of Super Feet insoles and two pairs of socks, I can stay comfortable in style.


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Parking was nearly impossible to find. It seems like every spot in the city was reserved for…..other uses that didn’t include us.


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I was amused. Aren’t you just dying to visit the Funhole? Me too.


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This odd vest contraption had a slight Michael Jackson feel. So of course I tried it on.


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week in pictures


Joey drug me to the top of a very steep hill just to see this house. Of course I lost my mind. It’s my absolute perfect Bavarian dream house. I was speechless.


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week in pictures

week in pictures

week in pictures

week in pictures


Of course we had to stop at Pike Place. It’s so iconic. Fish weren’t flying this time. Been there, done that. It’s one of those once in a lifetime experiences.


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week in pictures

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I love layers of graffiti. Seattle had some particularly great specimens.


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Joey’s new Barbarella piece is by far my favorite yet. Love love love it!


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week in pictures


Goodbye, Seattle. Please warm up & I’ll be back soon!


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Link Love: 2.3.11

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link love

Source Unknown.


• The North American president of The Gap has has been fired, in no small part because of that infamous logo fiasco.

• Steve Pavlina shut down all of his communication on Facebook one month ago and shares his observations.

• 15 annoying website designs you must avoid.

• Designers & Books is such a great idea, allowing well-known designers to share books that made an impact on their lives.

• An iconic look back at The Rolling Stones while they were in exile in the French Riviera during 1971.

• It’s about time! Francois Nars is finally opening his first boutique in New York.

• Should designer’s business cards be designed?

• Even when it comes to home decor, ask and ye shall receive. And then wait for the said item to make its way to your doorstep.

• For those that cannot afford a custom solution, a DIY shoe closet is the answer. Personally, I use a bookshelf as well.

• The overlooked importance of compelling journalism, a great read for new bloggers.

• Ah, I love this! Rock stars posing with their parents, gathered from an issue of LIFE, circa 1971.


What’s In My Bag? 2011 Edition

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nubby twiglet whats in my bag


Every year or so, I do an updated version of What’s In My Bag? I don’t know about you but I love taking a voyeuristic peek at what other people find important enough to lug around with them all day, every day!

My everyday bag for the most part over the last few years have been various Miu Miu styles. I first discovered Miu Miu when I was in high school in the late 90s (ah, the memories!), reading Vogue on the down-low during history class. I fell in love with the logos and the ads — the posh, whimsical school girl vibe spoke to me. It’s been true love ever since! For the most part, I only invest in black or white bags since they won’t clash with my wardrobe. Keep it simple…and let the shoes do the talking instead. ;)


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nubby twiglet whats in my bag


So, what’s in my bag in 2011? Moleskine 2011 daily planner, YSL wallet (from 2009), Samsung Blackjack phone, Stabilo black pen, Gelly Roll black pen, Nivea Creme, Keys (car, house, old jobs), H&M coin purse (from 2003?), Flash Drive, Garmin Nüvi GPS, MAC Studiofix in N3, MAC Lipglass in Baby Sparks, MAC lipstick in Faux, Mouth with Pill stickers, dental floss, Business Cards (not shown) and Nikon D40 with 35mm Lens (not shown). That’s it!


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nubby twiglet whats in my bag

nubby twiglet whats in my bag

nubby twiglet whats in my bag


P.S. If you’re curious, here are some of my past years’ installments:2009, 2008 and 2007, respectively. Even after all these years, the contents are pretty consistent overall!


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What I Wore: 1.30.11 // Seattle

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what i wore nubby twiglet fashion style outfit


Over the weekend, I ventured up to Seattle with Joey for his art show at Elysium Fields. Mostly, I dressed for comfort with many layers but in reality, it still wasn’t enough. Seattle felt much colder than Portland and the icy wind froze us half to death! Still, we had a wonderful time running around town all day Sunday. Of course I’ll have much more Seattle-related imagery to share with you in this Friday’s Week in Pictures.


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what i wore nubby twiglet fashion style outfit


I Wore:

Jacket, Kimchi + Blue
Jeans, Tripp NYC
Shirt, Forever 21
Cardigan, DKNY
Headband, Forever 21
Watch, Nixon
Boots, Dr. Martens
Bag, Miu Miu


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