This Is Fine

Noise Brigade is a high-energy pop punk band originally formed in Anchorage, Alaska. The band now resides in my hometown of Portland, Oregon, and I’m happy to call those four gentlemen my friends.

This Is Fine, Noise Brigade’s 2017 release, is their full-length debut and marks a fresh start to the band’s young career.

Client: Noise Brigade
Services: Creative Direction, Illustration, Packaging, Print

Creative Direction

In 10 songs, This Is Fine displays a spectrum of emotions sharing stories of love, loss, hardship, hope, and overcoming obstacles.

I sat down with the band to discuss the direction of the album, lyrically, and how that could translate visually. With the album title, This Is Fine, truly encompassing the record, we came up with portraying a gloomy day with rain on a window, a traditionally morose visual, paired with flowers, suggesting that there is always something to appreciate.

A hand-done style is used to demonstrate a human element, as all of these emotions and thoughts are innately human. The imperfections are a comforting reminder that everything is still ok.

The record displays a forget-me-not, the state flower of Alaska, Noise Brigade’s home state. On the physical packaging, on the back of the insert, are roses to represent the band’s new home of Portland, Oregon. This rose is also displayed on the tour admat supporting the record.


Purchase This Is Fine on iTunes. Stream on Spotify or Soundcloud.