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Hello.

My name is Nicholas Miner. I have been designing for 8 years and I am obsessed with it. Graphic design has gone from my job to my passion. It has become part of my daily life. I love working with people to develop their ideas and turn them into something extraordinary.

 
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I love The Velvet Cactus.

The food is great, the service is always good, and the restaurant environment is top notch. Every square inch of both of your restaurants has character. I noticed that although the restaurant is great, the branding doesn’t match the quality of everything else. I’ve found at least 4 different logos and styles across social media and your website. Having a cohesive brand will help you stand out and become more recognizable. I can help. I want to work with you to create visual brand that matches the funky, artistic, hand made vibe of your restaurant.

Let’s create something that looks as great as you truly are.

hello@nicholasminer.com

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Take a look at some of my work.

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Big Beak Brewing Company

The goal of this project was to create a coastal inspired branding system for Big Beak Brewing Co. I created a logo badge that has merged the imagery of a pelican and classic beer symbolism. I named all the beers after hazards you encounter on the coast. The packaging was kept simple and bright to compliment the coastal theme.

| Logo Design | Naming | Packaging Design |

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Rocca Pizzeria

Rocca Pizzeria uses old-world cooking techniques to create wood fired Neapolitan pizza. They wanted a branding system that would set them apart from all the other local pizzerias. I stayed away from the classic red and blue color pallets and created a unique branding system inspired by European football club crests. (Work created at MESH)

| Logo Design | Branding Identity |

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Lit Pizza

Lit Pizza is a quick fired pizza company in Louisiana. I was tasked with designing a logo and creating accompanying branding elements. (Work created at MESH)

| Logo Design | Branding Identity |

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The Gregory

The Gregory is a high end restaurant owned by Marriott Autograph Collection Hotels. I created a modern logo that compliments the Art Deco style of the building. I also worked with a metal fabricator to design the metal frame that the sign hangs from. (Work created at MESH)

| Logo Design | Exterior Sign Design |

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John’s Tex-Mex

I worked with Johns Tex-Mex to create some fun apparel for their restaurant.

| Merchandise Design |

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Heritage

I worked with Heritage Furnishing & Fine Art to design a bold bison logo that could be wood burned into the bottom of their custom furniture. This brand will be launching in 2019.

| Logo Design |

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Our Coffee

Our Coffee is a unique coffee shop located inside of an indoor skate park and surf shop. As a coffee enthusiast and prior skateboarder I was thrilled to develop their branding system. They opened their doors last year and have already amassed a nice following.

| Logo Design | Branding System |

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Electric Depot

The Electric Depot is a mixed-use entertainment space opening in Baton Rouge in 2019. The building is an old electrical power plant. I was tasked with creating a logo that tied into the heritage of the building. (Work created at MESH)

| Logo Design |

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Bulldog Pepper Jelly

I created the custom type and illustration for this logo. The bulldog illustration is based on JoJo, the family pet that this company is named after. (Work created at MESH)

| Custom Typography | Logo Design | Packaging Design |

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City Roots Coffee Bar

City Roots is a coffee shop opening inside of the Electric Depot in 2019. I designed this custom script and incorporated the bolt to reference the location and the spark that coffee gives you. (Work created at MESH)

| Logo Design |

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SMIRNOFF Tales of the Cocktail

I was contacted by Wonderland, a creative events and production agency, to help with the Tales of The Cocktail event they were putting on in New Orleans for Smirnoff. They were celebrating the 75th anniversary of the moscow mule. I was tasked with creating a hand lettered mural inspired by 1940s typography. This mural won a Gold Addy in 2017.

| Custom Typography | Mural |

Thank you for taking the time to look at my work.

I look forward to hearing from you.

hello@nicholasminer.com