• “I rarely come across real talents who stand out like Erik. I had the pleasure of working with Erik for five years at Hasbro, collaborating on several project teams. Erik’s ability to handle multiple projects was unlike any I’ve seen before and made a dramatic increase in the productivity level of our company. No matter how tense a meeting, Erik made sure everyone left with a clear understanding of our goals and was unafraid to challenge ideas if it meant better creative solutions. As a team member or a leader, Erik earns my highest recommendation. His creativity, professionalism, dedication, and persistence make him a valuable asset to any company.”

    — Ann Campea, Senior Project Manager at Hasbro, Inc.1 of 7

365 Project: The iMachine Chronicles

During the summer of 2012, I found myself working for a mature start-up in Santa Barbara. The location was undeniably beautiful and the work I was tasked with was stimulating and new. However, as the company began to grow and evolve, creative opportunities began to decrease. I found myself craving spontaneity and freedom. The monotony of repetitive design decisions began to weigh on me and affected my enthusiasm for the position.

The Cost of Fuel

The digital poster The Cost of Fuel, depicts a tired, homeless man begging in the streets of Detroit, surrounded by the call to action, “the change I want doesn’t come from pockets.” The poster speaks to a deep desire for revolution, and a return to Detroit’s pre-existing patrimony, through the accentuation and stylistic appropriation of alternative artists like Shepard Fairey and Banksy, each made famous through their subversive, satirical style of street art that concentrates on social and political commentary.