Chicago native and Top Chef All-Star Dale Talde is making big moves in 2011. He will be opening up a restaurant in New York named TALDE in the near future. I really don't know all of the details, but based on his culinary track record, it should definitely be a place to check out if you are in the area.

When he approached me to create his logo, he wanted it to have a classic/vintage feel while incorporating his filipino heritage. Once we figured out what kind of vintage style he was looking for, the graphic sun element naturally fit into the design. Much success to you Dale! Thanks for the opportunity...


I was asked to deejay an event at the W Hotel Lakeshore about a month ago. I really didn't know what to expect when I was asked to do it, but I took the gig anyway. I rented some speakers, cleared the schedule and downloaded some radio friendly selections to get ready for what turned out to be the Chicago SONY VAIO Expo 2011. This was a personal milestone for me! I spun for 12 hours straight without repeating one song! Usually I deejay clubs with about 3 hours of material..just in case, but this was like a marathon! Sony was introducing the VAIO Z series amongst other new Sony offerings. The Sony staff was very accommodating and the W hotel was very helpful with the load-in/load-out. At the end of the day, they sent me home with a swag bag and a some mortgage money. Good times!

LOGO DESIGN: DYK Editorial, Inc.

This logo was created for a new media company based in Chicago's South Side. DYK Editorial, Inc.. Headed by Nick Kofski, DYK takes your media projects to the next level with up to date video technology and years of experience to back it up. I have done some freelance for Nick a few years ago when he was with another company, but since then his clientele has grown which led him to branch out on his own.

Silkscreening: G.O.A.T. Tee

This was a production run for a label called Ducking Pigs out of Chicago. The two shirts featured 2 and 3 color logo flips of classic Chicago Cubs logos with the same graphic on the back in one color. They will be available in select streetwear stores and online in a limited run of 36 for each style. Be on the lookout!

LOGO DESIGN: Symplify Event Designs

This logo was created for the Symplify Event Design team. They have been planning quite a few Indian events, but wanted a simple logo that would eventually help them branch out into other markets. Part of their mission statement mentions that they will "bring together all the elements of your event to create a harmonious symphony." With that in mind, I immediately thought of musical symbols. Reversing the treble clef into an "S" seemed to fit perfectly. Glad they liked the direction.

Here are the business cards