The only graphic designer in Los Angeles. Curiously creating branding, websites, flyers, video, copywriting, and other goods for cultural and commercial clients and causes since 2021.

🦠 Wired
💙 Human Rights Campaign
🎤 iHeartRadio
🚗 DoorDash
💪🏽 Equinox
🌱 Impact
🍅 Wishbone Kitchen

2023 GDUSA 61st Package Design Awards Winner
2023 The Design Kids Awards Winner
2023 Creative Review New Talent
2023 GDUSA Responsible Designer to Watch
2023 Fast Company Innovation by Design in North America
2023 GDUSA American GD Awards in Infographics
2023 Shorty Impact Award in News & Media
2022 Shorty Impact Award Best in Instagram Winner
2022 Webbys Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Honoree
2022 Webbys Public Service &  Activism Nominee

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Logo Design
Art Direction
Visual Identity
Julio Avalos, Founder
Grace Morrison, Creative Director

shades 🤔 fills you in. Spawned by ex-Facebook and ex-Google tech founding fathers, shades researches every topic in the cultural zeitgeist, and then curates and summarizes the best shades of opinion they find.

The rad people at shades tagged me to design the logo for their rebrand—they were then called cf.—attached with a beautiful new app design and navigation flow. I used a funky and spunky mindset to approach the new logo, employing visual play with the word ‘shades’ and letting it translate on screen. Something that can speak on digital and OOH alike. Here’s what I came up with.

Logo graveyard. Rest in peace ⚰️.

You can get shades on the App Store or Google Play.