City of Kings
Board Co.

Monarch Espresso
& Cocktail Bar

City of Kings
Board Co.

City of Kings is a Skate brand focused on community and growth within the youth of America. It is a brand that empowers young people and challenges them to be the best that they can be with a focus on Skateboarding. I invented this company for my Senior Project at Auburn in 2016. The deliverables include logos, custom handmade boards, print collateral, event design, website design, photography, and packaging. The brand itself is an inviting take on Hawaiian Kapa art and designs of some of the earliest skate and surf companies. The name "Kings" is a way to empower kids and encourage their success no matter their situation or background.

Monarch is the first craft coffee shop to open up in the Tuscaloosa area. Situated right downtown, Monarch operates as a community centered business. They frequently host events while serving high quality coffee. I've had the opportunity to collaborate with the owners to bring the brand to life, and give the people of Tuscaloosa a unique, aesthetic forward experience. The identity is conceptually rooted in Monarch's leadership in the community & how they operate as a bit of a monarch themselves (the good parts of a monarch). We developed a brand that pulls inspiration from many styles of monarch's both past and present, but also creates a unique vibe for its location & audience.

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