ABOUT
Wes is a graphic designer at The Athletic working across brand, editorial, and social. He is also available for freelance opportunities in the areas of graphic design, illustration, and art direction. 

For inquiries please contact:
︎ wesmccabe[at]gmail.com

CLIENTS
Franchise Magazine, Dreamville Records, The Gap, The Athletic, Frida Faxen, Optimizely, Layup Ent.

CAPABILITIES
Identity, Branding, Packaging, Photo Illustration, Type Design, Collage, Motion Graphics, Art Direction.



LINKS
︎ Email
︎ Working Not Working
︎ Instagram
︎ LinkedIn
INDEX        PROCESS



JAYAIRE WOODS ‘20 SINGLES

Creative direction, branding, and design across three singles released in the spring of 2020 for Chicago artist Jayaire Woods — named ”10 Artists to Watch in 2020“ by Highsnobiety and ”Best New Artists“ by Complex.

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TYPE: Album Art
YEAR: 2020
CLIENT: Layup Entertainment



DAVID ALDRIDGE ON DENNIS RODMAN

A series of spreads to promote an editorial piece by The Athletic’s editor-in-cheif, David Aldridge. The piece is titled ”Rodman, the Pistons and Jordan: ‘The Last Dance’ and the hatreds of the ’80s.“ 

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TYPE: Social Post
YEAR: 2020
CLIENT: The Athletic




THE MATCHUP NO. 5

Franchise Magazine is dedicated to global basketball culture. Franchise seeks to document the stories and ideas that shape the sport. To promote their brand they launched a series called “The Matchup” to promote their must see games of the week. They invite artists and designers to create posters for these “matchups.” This one was created during COVID-19 when the NBA was on pause and NBATV was airing Hardwood Classics games. 

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TYPE: Poster
YEAR: 2020
CLIENT: Franchise Magazine




AN INTERVIEW WITH RICH PAUL

I created the feature image for a lead piece by Joe Vardon on The Athletic. Joe Vardon interviewed super agent Rich Paul on his foray into new sports, LeBron-MJ talk and more.

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TYPE: Editorial Illustration
YEAR: 2020
CLIENT: The Athletic




CJ, DAME, MELO

A series of collages using vintage ephemera and halftone cutouts of Damian Lillard, CJ McCollum, and Carmelo Anthony to celebrate the return of Carmelo Anthony to the NBA.

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TYPE: Illustration
YEAR: 2019
CLIENT: Personal