In October 2018, I had two opportunities to do illustration demos with “Today at Apple”. The first was at Apple Williamsburg in early October. The second time, I was invited to Apple Downtown Brooklyn to speak in celebration of new iPad that launched earlier that day ( Apple held their conference/presentation directly across the street at Brooklyn Academy of Music).
First Presentation Youtube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tcNJn1qVVKY
6 Fresh designs I made for Popsockets back in mid 2018, released Feb 2019. PopSockets owns full/exclusive rights to these designs, as well as all photography.
Pieces for Utah State University Fall 2019 Alumni Magazine. The vertical piece is for the magazine cover, and the horizontal piece is for the inside spread. The article was about deep fakes, so I wanted to create pieces highlighting human faces and voices becoming altered. Scroll to see the sketch process!
I had the opportunity this Fall to do a double page spread/ a few quarter page Illustrations for University of Utah's Alumni Magazine, Continuum. The article was titled, " What Happy People Do", and we ended up going with a very literal interpretation of the concept.
AD: Dave Titensor/ Melody Murdock
Different wrapping paper designs I created for LA Ribbons/Crafts!
A cat illustration I created for PopSockets “Back to School” 2018 collection! PopSockets owns full/exclusive rights to this design, as well as all photography.
Half Page Spread for Florida State University’s Winter 2019 Alumni Magazine, VIRES. The piece focuses on the Peace Corp ( Kennedy was a critical role in it’s foundation, so it was requested that I incorporate him into the design). The GIF below shows my process from start to finish.
7 colorful portraits that I made for Florida State University’s Winter 2019 Alumni Magazine. The article highlights various FSU grads journey’s throughout the Peace Corp.
Creative Writer Leigh Lucas ( http://www.leighlucas.com) hired me to help create a card game she had been envisioning for over a decade: Krazy Kings. I got the opportunity to Illustrate all 14 cards in a standard 52 deck, as well as design the fonts, logos, front cover, and back card design.
AD: Leigh Lucas/Luke Henesy
Caricatures for Utah State University’s Winter 2019 edition. I combined two references/sources of inspiration ( Pen/Ink style, alongside watercolor style) to create something both detailed, and colorful. The article is about a conversation between two USU politicians ( Wayne Niederhauser, and Brent Hill).
Personal Project/Illustration depicting what Eve might have looked like in the garden of Eden.
A series/exploration of female basketball players as paper cut- outs, in bright, colorful poses.
Editorial Illustration for Utah State University's February 2018 Alumni Magazine ( Print Edition coming Mid: February). The article was all about Yoga, and trying to get rid of the perception that yoga is primarily a physical sport, and trendy activity. Instead, the piece is about the mental, and spiritual benefits of Yoga, which I tried to portray in my Illustration.
I got to design four assets for Bagnet, LLC (https://www.bagnetcompany.com/); A super cute pin (a bag), the cardstock for the pin, and two sticker illustrations. For the cardstock, we chose to illustrate a woman in the backround, and have the pin attached to her hand as a cute way of presenting the pin. These were all the sketches involved leading up to the final result!
Bagnet is a female owned brand that I’ve been freelancing for since Feb 2018. Some designs I’ve created included: an alpaca, sloth, floral print, unicorn, bird, fashion girl, dream catcher, etc…
Since the product is so tiny, it’s always essential to design something clean and clear with a simple silhouette. Scroll down to see the design/sketch process for these illustrations—- Even a simple design involves testing/trying out lots of different ideas!
A mental health app challenged me to design/make a few postcards for their Instagram Page.
The bottom set was my initial test, but we opted for a cleaner, simplified look with lighter backgrounds.
I love illustrating different fashion bloggers/instagram influencers as a way to get quicker at drawing various poses, and becoming more aware of trends around me. My goal is to finish 100—— Check back to see some updates!
1) Blair Eadie (@atlanticpacific)
2) Christine Andrew (@hellofashionblog)
3) Chriselle Lim (@chrisellelim)
4) Chiara Ferragni (@chiaraferragni)
5) Zerina Akers (@zerinaakers)
6) Danielle Bernstein (@weworewhat)
7) Kahlana Barfield Brown (@kahlanabarfield)
8) Nicolette Mason (@nicolettemason)
9) Jenn Im (@imjennim)
10) Bryan Grey Yambao (@bryanboycom)
11) Jan-Michael Quammie (@jan.quammie)
12) Jordan Vickors (@jordanvickors)
13) Skai Jackson (@skaijackson)
14) Justin Livingston (@justinliv)
15) Mr. Mararo (@mararomrraro)
16) Natasha Ndlovu (@natashaandlovu)
17) Reese Blutstein (@double3xposure)
18) Ines De La Fressange (Inesdelafressange)
19) Aleali May (@alealimay)
20) Leandra Medine Cohen (@leandramcohen)
I had the opportunity to paint a piano from Feb-May 2016 for the musical activist organization, Sing for Hope. I sanded/ primed the piano, did all the designs, and painted it; For a month, it lived in Poe Park Visitor Center, in the Bronx; It currently has a permanent home at the New York City Children's Center ( Also in the Bronx).
I love fashion, so I like to document what I wear as a way of seeing how my style choices change over time. I particularly like doing these as the seasons change to get the widest variety in outfits.
I had the opportunity to illustrate two activities for Girlscouts of Greater Atlanta ( Summer 2018 Magazine). One was a Board Game done in the style of CandyLand, the other was a Flow chart to help girls discover which camp was best suited towards their interests.
All fonts/typography are exclusive property of GSUSA (Girlscouts of USA).
AD: Kristan Jones-Scales
One of my good friends, Courtney Scriven ( Alongside Madeleine White), helped curate a fanzine for Studio Trigger. 50 Artists were selected out of hundreds of applications to pay homage to the studios beloved classics such as Space Control Luluco, Kill La Kill, Kiznavier, and Little Witch Academia. I chose to draw Akko from Little Witch Academia.
Editorial type- piece for myself about trying to figure it all out, post- graduate wise.
Visme ( Visme.co) asked me to develop characters for their subscribers; These are some of the sketches and variations before getting to some vector examples. The company creates lots of drag/drop templates so non- artists have the opportunity to make beautiful presentations, print media, ads, etc..
Various little quick sketches/doodles to warm up, or for family/friends.
Outdoor/Plein-Air type sketches.
Every month, CDC ( Character Design Challenge, a Facebook group for Visual Developers/Illustrators) asks artists to submit a character based on a single/ specific theme. These were a few of my entries!
My thesis poster design/ SVA logo re- make were selected to promote the department's annual screenings; The logo was used as the default backdrop during the Jury screening, during the Portfolio night after party, on postcards, as well as being printed out on T-Shirts for the Class of 2017.
A ball/bundle of different people. I wanted to try a sketchy, watercolor feel with this one/wanted it to have a comedic feel.
Illustration piece for an upcoming coloring book that empowers young women to feel confident through their growth and development.
Thank you to Caroline Hatfield, Chief Body Lover from Present Publishing, for having me be a part of a wonderful and fun project!