I was asked by the Cincinnati Creative Mornings team to create an image for their 4th birthday, to be printed as postcards and posters.
An original character made to stretch my storytelling skills. I chose random elements from my own Character Design Roulette sheet, created a character from those elements, and then made up a story about him.
Adobe's team for their marketing website, CMO, asked me to create three images for the front page of the site during the month of October '17. Each image was about creativity and design thinking in the modern workplace.
Two original characters made to stretch my storytelling skills. I chose random elements from my own Character Design Roulette sheet, created a character (which then turned into two) from those elements, and then made up a story about them.
Guest illustration for my friend Jeremie Claeys' project, where he read through Brené Brown's book Daring Greatly and made an illustration and a short piece of writing for each section of the book. Check it out here:
I was contacted by RockSkip Agency in Chicago to create 22 watercolor scenes for KinderCare. Pieces enlarged to mural size and used for the company's conference room walls in Portland, OR. Art direction by Geoff Allen.
Personal piece about Queen Elizabeth the first.
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I was approached by Leo Burnett to work on a project with one of their animation companies, Anima Istanbul, creating images that would be turned into advertisements and short animated films for P&G Turkey's site, EverydayMe.
King Richard the Lionheart died on the 6th of April 1199, from an arrow wound that got infected. He actually wasn't that great of a king - went gallivanting around on a bunch of crusades killing people for the heck of it (not cool, bro) and left the country to be run by his bro John (also not cool). Makes an awesome good guy in Robin Hood though!
Commissioned piece for a private client. Watercolor and colored pencil.
Personal piece, based on Brené Brown's TEDtalk on empathy.
"Empathy is feeling WITH people. In order to connect with you, I have to connect with something in myself that knows that feeling."
Commissioned piece for a private client. Watercolor, colored pencil, and gold ink.
Hamlet: the most emo of all Shakespearean characters. He's all "UGH MOM you conspired to kill dad and you married his brother and I'm like super bummed/annoyed about it"
Trying a new approach to the Illustrated Word of the Day by adding in my love of Shakespeare (and also my love of making fun of it).
Quote from The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien. Commissioned piece for a private client. Sumi ink, gold ink, and colored pencil.
Private commission. Watercolor, walnut ink, and colored pencil. 8x10.
Series in watercolor and ink. Prints available in the shop.
Watercolor and gouache painting inspired by the coast of Sifnos, Greece.
I was asked by Descon, Inc to create thirty characters that would get kids excited about healthy foods and exercise. The characters are being used on posters, banners, and other printed items to be utilized in the interior design of K-12 schools throughout the country.
Personal piece, dedicated to my favorite hobbit.
Series of personal pieces in watercolor, based on some of my favorite shows: Stranger Things, Firefly, and X-Files.
Quote from Ron Swanson, of the NBC show Parks and Recreation. Commissioned piece for a private client. Walnut ink.
Smaug from the Hobbit. Made as a birthday gift for a friend (who is a huge Tolkien fan).
Series of personal pieces depicting fairies for each season. Watercolor and walnut ink. Prints available here.
Work done for the fashion/lifestyle blog, Girl-ish.
My brother-in-law proposed to my sister by writing a picture book about their relationship, and getting down on one knee when she read the last page. They were married May 2014.
Invitations for my friends Julia and Benjamin's wedding.