The Roman Candle Pizza-Whitefish Bay


In 2013 I was fortunate to work very closely with The Roman Candle Pizza on the branding, signage, interior design, trade dress, menus, floor graphics, and promotion of their new store in Whitefish Bay. The ball got rolling in the spring of 2013, and culminated with the new store opening in early December of the same year. Take a gander above, and if you’d like to see more of the resulting creative you can see more in my portfolio gallery. And by all means, if you’re in the Whitefish Bay area(or in Madison), stop in to The Roman Candle for delicious pizza and great atmosphere.

And as delicious as the pizza is, nothing beats the rocket in the kids play area.


Forza Motorsport Racing Livery(s)


Jolly old St. Nick left an Xbox One under the Koenigs’ tree this year. And while I needed a new Forza game like a hole in the head—I caved when it went on sale on Amazon for $40. I spent part of the holiday break painting cars and getting the Koenig-star racing livery up and running in my garage. Painting and tuning are as fun as they’ve ever been in a Forza game—here are the early results of my painting efforts. Now if my skills on the track can live up to these racing liveries…

The Koenigsegg


Prior to the release of Forza Motorsport 3 for the Xbox 360 in 2009, I spent 16 straight hours in my garage tackling another project I’d kicked around for a long time—a racing wheel stand that was adjustable and portable—that could be moved aside or pulled directly up to my favorite gaming chair.

I’m really the last person handy enough to do something like this—so it was more than satisfying to realize this vision—an idea I’d drawn up years prior. On top of actually being able to cobble this puppy together(without losing any fingers), it actually works extremely well and I still use it often.

Microsoft featured my contraption on their Forza Motorsport blog around the release of Forza 3, and I created a spec sheet for them to post for others wishing to make something similar. If you’re interested you can download it here.

My friend D.P. coined it, The Koenigsegg. While it might not quite live up to that pedigree—I must say—amongst my immediate circle of gaming buds, it brought me much fame. Outside of that, it’s provided many hours of fun, and is way cheaper than a real Koenigsegg.