After researching the architect's surname, I learned in Chinese, the character "Yee" 余 is nearly symmetrical with an upper portion resembling a pitched roof. After working the concept through many subtle iterations, we found the right arrangement of angles to represent residential architecture in a manner which speaks to the architect's sensibility.
Logo and stationery for a pediatric dentist. The colors, and elements of the logo are carried out through the office and collateral. 
Logo for the Palo Alto Area Mills College Club. After touring the campus with alumni and hearing fond memories of their college days in Oakland, I was inspired to create a logo using the iconic eucalyptus leaf which is found all over campus. The lines of the leaf with its natural turns symbolizes the growth of a Mills College graduate. 
Annual Fundraiser logo for the Palo Alto Area Mills College Club. Participants choose art to buy, but other participants also have the opportunity to steal the art.
Smoking cessation poster for the Cantonese community. Topsoil wrote the Chinese character for "life" and made it dissipate in the air. The response was powerful and passionate—calls increased 5 fold and many posters were torn off walls  by irked smokers.
New employee t-shirt for BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. Usually, a new design is used every year, this one is so well-liked, it's been in use 3 years and counting.
Logo for a Palo Alto environmental education group. Collateral Topsoil designed for the capital fundraising campaign allowed the non-profit to purchase the historic maritime building featured in the design. 
Poster for the centennial anniversary of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake. The bus shelter poster was spotted by a movie crew and purchased for use in the film "You Kill Me" with Ben Kingsley, Téa Leoni, Luke Wilson. That gives Topsoil a Bacon number of 2 (Luke Wilson was in "Telling Lies in America" with Kevin Bacon).
Team logo for a San Francisco elementary school soccer team—parents like it, the children say "it's siiiiick."
Corporate softball team logos drawn to be caricatures of the CEO and Chief Scientific Officer.
Originally designed for a business near U.C. Berkeley, the slang term born in the East Bay was hand drawn in a script similar to the university logo. Merchandise with this design available at Red Bubble.
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