The team behind the award-winning blog Very Smart Brothas wrote a humorous relationship book, "Your Degrees Won't Keep You Warm at Night: The Very Smart Brothas Guide to Dating, Mating, and Fighting Crime", that combines a unique blend of past experiences and observations, pop-culture references, and outlandish analogies to create their entertaining relationship expertise.

I was given free reign on the design of the front cover, binder, & back, and experimented with typography and a color palette that could somehow communicate the TV show Mad Men meets Superman--two purposely overt masculine themes, but presented in a tongue-in-cheek way that would also amuse and intrigue women, who make up over half of the VSB fanbase.

“Your Degrees Won’t Keep You Warm at Night”; full layout:

Your Degrees Won't Keep You Warm at Night

“Your Degrees Won’t Keep You Warm at Night”; hardcover:

Your Degrees Won't Keep you Warm at Night

The authors, Panama Jackson (l) and Damon Young (r), at their book release event:

yourdegrees_damon&panama

More Projects

F*ck Fear. Love Anyway.

Misc. logo work

A varied cross-section of identity and branding work I’ve produced over the course of my career thus far.

Lost Queens Fall Campaign

Creative Direction, video editing & direction, photography, identity, branding, UX/UI design & dev, and custom Shopify theme for a fashion jewelry brand that empowers women to reclaim their inner goddess.

NY State of Mind

NY State of Mind

Art direction, UX/UI design, front end dev, identify design, and custom WordPress theme for a collection of personal essays, editorials, and imagery chronicling the experiences of 3 New Yorkers who moved to 3 different cities.

YOUniversity Drive

Creative direction, UX/UI design, front end dev, sitemap and content consultation, and custom WordPress theme for a national organization that promotes college and career success for students and professionals.

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