Restoration Packaging is a small company located in San Luis Obispo, California. Their goal is to set a new standard within the disposable foodservice packaging industry. We believe that each product can have a positive impact within that local community. With each product served, a plant is planted at a local restoration site. We have partnered with several coffee shops, delis, ice cream shops, and restaurants to deliver custom branding, photography and in-store marketing to fit their needs and brand standards.
I am lucky enough to be a part of this small team working towards making a difference.
Photography, Design, & Creative Direction: Calais Le Coq
Marketing & Development: Brooke Panian
A conceptual re-design of Arizona tea.
Packaging and brand identity for a sustainable food wrap made from beeswax.
Photographs styled by Joy Cho with my featured framed photograph, Route 66, being sold through Minted, an online selling platform for artists. This photograph was selected as a Jury’s Pick Winner for Minted’s Places and Spaces design challenge.
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A collection of images portraying the true essence of americana. From abandoned motels and gas stations, to the iconic Wigwam teepees, this is a visual journey down America's Main Street. Inspired by the disappearing, yet still existing, typography of run down signs, chipped paint, guard dogs, and the people I met down the road.
Seventy two page typographic book highlighting Obama’s 2009 inaugural address intertwined with Maya Angelou’s poem, Equality. Self printed and perfect bounded by hand.
Winning illustration and photograph chosen as Editor’s Picks by Pottery Barn Kids. Now being sold through Potter Barn Kids and Minted.
In 2018 Restoration Packaging partnered with 7 Eleven Canada to increase their corporate social responsibility. They adopted our one-for-one planting program. With every cup sold, a plant will be planted. In order to showcase their newly adopted program, I was asked to design a new look for the cup. This is the Alberta Restoration Cup. Each cup helps restore the destruction of the Fort McMurray Fire. The Fort McMurray fire burned May 1st through August 2nd in 2017 throughout Wood Buffalo, Canada. I also designed several social media posts and a landing page for the launch of the new program.
1,000,000 Alberta Restoration Cups have been printed to date.
A film photography series taken throughout my time visiting the small town of Santiago, Colima, Mexico. Inspired by the colors of the chipped hand painted walls, the friendly smiles, the tropical fruit, the stray dogs and cats, and the many cobble stone roads I walked.
Remember the days before you were concerned about your phone being charged while out and about? The days of field guides, bird books and outdoor activity pages? As a kid, I loved that kind of immersive adventure and hands on learning. It inspired us to create a more tactile and hands on connection between the younger generation and our natural world. If we can create a tool to help connect people to nature, we can better understand it and better protect it for future generations.
Magazine spread for Charles S. Anderson.