Monday, December 14, 2009

After witnessing Accenture's brilliant PR move in dumping Tiger Woods, we here at Austin Harris Creative and Bailey & Harris Interactive have decided also not to sponsor Tiger Woods. It truly was a smart move by Accenture. I mean, how many of us even knew that they sponsored Tiger? Not many. Maybe a few attentive golf watchers did and I'm sure the employees at Accenture were aware of it. But I'll bet if most people were quizzed on who Tiger endorses (or endorsed) they'd probably name Nike, Gatorade and ... whichever razor company it was that recently announced they'd be "limiting his exposure". I think it's the one that has 42 blades instead of only 40, but I honestly can't remember. Or is it the one with the ads that appeal to all mens' desires to fly fighter jets and fearlessly shave even the most deeply dimpled areas of our perfectly chiseled jawlines while a hot lady provocatively embraces us from behind like some kind of living backpack? Can't remember which. Anyway, now that Accenture has announced their intentions I'm suddenly aware that they exist. Hence, my big announcement.

Oh by the way, we do graphic design, illustration and programming (html and Flash) and we do it well. And we DON'T condone womanizing!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Hoyle's Hoist Illustrations

This is an image I created for a children's book I hope to someday get published (don't we all have one of those?). It's about a kid named Hoyle who has a hoist that inexplicably hangs from the sky. Hoyle and his friend Roxy find many practical uses for the hoist. From intra-neighborhood transportation ...

... to retrieving the soccer ball from difficult spots.

Interact Public Safety Systems Illustration

This is an illustration I did for Interact Public Safety Systems through Onramp Branding, an agency out of Winston-Salem.

Here is the link to Bailey & Harris Interactive. That's the company I co-own with Jason Bailey. I'll bet you can guess what we do. We've won a handful of awards since forming our company in 2004.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Spaz-out Dance-off

This is a sample of the types of dance moves you can choreograph when you play Spaz-out Dance-off on Be aware that if you play this video, that it does have music. Just letting you know in case you're checking it out at work.

Check out some more of our design work at

The Fresh Market Christmas Coffee Label

A few years back I got the chance to create an illustration for The Fresh Market's Christmas coffee packaging. Genre Brand Communications is the agency I was freelancing for at the time that it was done. Lots of fun to work on this one!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Paper Pet Pals

These Paper Pet Pals were handed out at Veterinary clinics to kids. The characters can be punched out and played with. Each character came with an accessory or two – a skateboard, surfboard, snowboard, etc. The accessories can be attached to the characters.

See? It punches right out! This one's name is Salli

This is Salli on her board and ready to shred.

This is Olli. He's a skateboarder. The board and helmet are separate pieces.

Ernesto here is not only an inline-skating phenom, he's also one of the stars of Spaz-Out Dance-off.

And last, but not least, there is Mabel. She's a snowboarding frog who not only competes with Ernesto in Spaz-out Dance-off, but also stars another game called Mabel's Rescue.

My partner Jason Bailey and I created to help promote The site has games and activities and was promoted by way of a brochure handed out in veterinary clinics to bored kids. The brochure contained paper action figures that can be punched out and played with. Check out! Check out more of our work at

Crumley Roberts trailer wrap graphics

I recently completed these graphics for a great client, Crumley Roberts. The personal injury law firm travels throughout North and South Carolina teaching communities about car seat, bike and teen driving safety. They wanted a fun concept that would get attention on the roads and at the events. Triad Sign Guys did a great job producing and applying the wrap on a tight deadline.