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
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
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!
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 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).
Le Moyne College asked me to do a simple animated end card for their annual video Christmas Card. The only prompt was to include the current provost ( Linda M. LeMura), and the school's mascot ( A dolphin).
AD: Erin Davies
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.
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..
Zachary Woods reached out to me to design a fun, Illustrated logo for his up and coming food podcast, "Dig In" ( Coming in Spring 2018). We initially discussed having the logo be the outside of a restaurant, with the text "Dig In" incorporated in some way, but ended up deciding to go for a more flat look that would give both the Illustrations & text a chance to shine equally.
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.
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.
Editorial type- piece for myself about trying to figure it all out, post- graduate wise.
Personal Project/Illustration depicting what Eve might have looked like in the garden of Eden.
A ball/bundle of different people. I wanted to try a sketchy, watercolor feel with this one/wanted it to have a comedic feel.
I got the opportunity to design 4 small, simple Illustrations for Bagnet (https://www.bagnetcompany.com/); the client wanted a floral print, unicorn, bird, and fashion inspired design. Since the product is so tiny, it was essential to design something clean, and clear; with a simple silhouette.
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.
An app that delivers fresh, organic, babyfood asked me to do a sample vector test for a potential e-book.
US Presidential Candidate Hart Cunningham (hart2020.org) asked me to design four test sticker examples to be used for a mailing test focus group. I Illustrated based on four main themes/topics: The environment, women's rights, minority rights, and education. Other than including the logo as a focus, and staying within the campaigns color palette, I was able to do whatever I liked.
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!