about

work

Taryn Kealani

Currently a UX/UI DESIGNER + Art Director at Preacher.

(and im currently updating my site so pardon the wet paint) 😏 (ironic isn't it)

Kasita

(Identity) (Site Design)

Identity + Website Design for a cutting edge modular home poised to solve the urban housing crisis. Boards and boards of atmospheric color exploration lead to a gradient color theory where we took an environment that the Kasita could be found and reflected the dawn to dusk/day to night on the unit. Adding that approachable human touch to a modern tech brand lead to the customized sans serif word mark and Kasita shape mark.

Done with fisherman & talented designer Daniel Seong at Preacher.

playing lynch

(art direction) (Site Design)

An immersive UX experience into the world of David Lynch, Playing Lynch was the collaborative meditation of John Malkovich, Sandro & Squarespace. We broke apart the traditional rules that a Squarepace template typically abides by and created a beautiful, dark & cinematic site that blended the short films, photographs and various social elements. Leaning heavily into a more user driven journey, the site prompts users to interact with each character to discover more content.

Done with badasses Karl Herbert + the Wild Studio at Preacher, PlayingLynch.com has racked up many awards including Art Director’s club, 4A Partner Awards & a One Show Merit.

lupulo

(Identity)

Identity + custom logotype for Michelin-star rated chef George Mende’s new NYC Portuguese restaurant. When we first heard about the project we spent hours researching the rich Portuguese culture to immerse ourselves into the world and flavors. The custom word mark blends vintage-found sign painting with a modern sans serif font. We were happy to make everything from the menus to growlers to chef aprons.

Done with the witty & talented Eric Pieper at Preacher.

bica

(identity) (collateral design)

Nestled in Lupulo, Bica is the to-go counter that serves fresh coffee, pastries and hot sandwiches to the streetside patrons.

live at 9:30

(art direction) (Site Design)

Live at 9:30 partnered with PBS and Squarespace to bring live content filmed at the legendary Live at 9:30 club to the world.  Talking the badass identity done by Alex Roka + Eric Pieper, we took a Squarespace template and flipped it on its head to create an ever-changing gig poster themed site. Each episode got its own completely customizable poster and theme with different colors, textures and holding shapes. Users can dive into the poster to watch artists behind the scenes, never before seen performances and full episodes on this robust Squarespace hosted site.

Done with dog lover/designer Eric Pieper & Wild Studio at Preacher.

these walls
can talk

(identity) (editorial design)

These Walls Can Talk was one of those projects you have to pinch yourself because it’s too good to be true. Working together with the HOPE Campaign, we took over 40 user submitted stories, hundreds of photos and 6 years of spray paint to create These Walls Can Talk. Proceeds of the book went to finding the future permanent location of the Hope Outdoor Gallery (closing in summer 2018). The color palette was taken from inspiration of industrial blue prints to bring a structure to the vibrant photos. The custom die cut cover works as a stencil and features the photography of Austin legend Nick Simonite. Underneath is the naked concrete and painters tape book spine.

danny clinch

(website design)

Rock and Roll photographer & director Danny Clinch's portfolio is iconic and getting to work on his website was unreal. He wanted something that stood out from the typical gridded photo portfolios but didn't overwhelm the work. The flexible grid automatically sized and spaced the images and our newly organized cms made for easy updating. To help launch his new book Motor Drive, we created a page that showed off exclusive content along with an easy to use purchase button. Images that have prints can be purchased in the shop and are linked when in the image lightbox.

Developed by wizard Joel Parr. Done at Preacher with the good folks at Squarespace.

the good word

(identity) (editorial design)

Custom wordmark for The Good Word Zine. Filled with photos and stories of talented friends and family, the first edition of TGW was definitely a labor of love. Legend and designer Karl Herbert and I worked on every page, from photo layouts to interviews. Printed every spring TGW will be celebrating it's 3rd birthday in March 2018.

kilbeggan
whiskey

(website design)

Using the updated identity done by dope duo CD Kellyn Blount + Designer Cody Ackors, I created a refreshed site to help consumers connect with the rich irish heritage that Kilbeggan has. We balanced the strong photography, bold headlines and longform stories with a healthy amount of negative space to give the site a more editorial layout. 

Done with CD Kellyn Blount, Designer Cody Ackors and Copywriter Jacob Pankey at Preacher.

tommy john

(art direction) (website design)

Tommy John was updating their brand and with that needing some new visuals for the launch of the new site. Preacher was given the opportunity to create video and photo content that spoke to the new direction of the brand. In addition to a TV spot, we filmed web banners and social media sharables. For the launch we created a subpage that let users watch the full cut, shop new products and share the campaign via giphy. The spot got over 2 million views and I learned way more about men's underwear then I thought possible.

Done with AD Eric Pieper, Copywriter Joe Hartley, shot by Smuggler.