In order to grow my lettering skills, I participated in the weekly Instagram Homework challenges created by one of my favorite letterers, Lauren Hom.
Posters celebrating some of the best cities on Earth.
A couple of my submissions for the design a Papergang box competition. Papergang is a UK based subscription box for stationary goods that each month features a different artist. For October 2018, Papergang decided to open up submissions for that month's box. Since it was so fun, I decided to make two different submissions to fully show my love of Fall.
Since I love the mythologies of different cultures, I jumped at the chance to make a series of illustrative letters based on design elements seen in Aztec architecture. Look for the deity Tialoc holding his lightning bolt in letter A, the coiling Quetzalcoatl in letter C and Xipe Totec completing a ritual in F.
A cover illustration that I did for the Doodle for good coloring book. The proceeds for this book go towards the Arts @ Large non-profit that engages K-12 students in the arts that helps them transform their education. Find out more about doodle for good at http://doodleforgood.com !
Lake Effect is a local Milwaukee surf shop that caters to Great Lakes surfers. They were having a sunrise paddleboarding event for local surfers and needed a poster to help spread the news. I tried to keep it a nice mix between rustic and clean with a mix of photographic textures and vector shapes.
A few perfectly punderful holiday cards.
Some illustrations to celebrate my favorite holiday and season!
As a way to improve both my illustration and lettering skills, I participated in the Inktober challenge on Instagram. To also honor Halloween I chose to illustrate punderful costumes of both people and pets. In the end I liked some of them so much, I chose to digitize some of them and make them into fully vectorized pieces instead of ink and gouache.
The objective of this piece was to create both a bottle and 6-pack design for a conceptual apple cider company called Treechant Apple Cider. This package is meant to draw the viewers’ eye with its simplistic color palette and complex illustration. The colors and illustration are also meant to convey the feeling of Fall and the crispness that comes with drinking good, old-fashioned apple cider.
Conceptual multi-tool packaging marketed towards hipsters. While playing with the multi-tool itself I noticed that the shape of it could fit the shape of a mustache, so I thought it would be perfect to bring in those elements of the hipster aesthetic into the packaging design through both the illustrations and typography.
Packaging design for a fictional candy company called Candy Mouth. Design is playful and spotlights kids’ playful habit of showing off their favorite candy, even in mid-bite. A bold use of color and clear window lets the actual candy take center stage.
Lake Effect is a local Milwaukee surf shop that caters to Great Lakes surfers. I was called to help animate their new logo and graphics for their rebrand.
A magazine spread for a new children's learning game system for the iPad called Osmo. The layout design was influenced by Osmo's games, specifically the tangram game where kids can make different items with basic shapes such as colored squares and triangles. You can check out more about Osmo here! www.playosmo.com
For my senior thesis I decided to tackle the idea of a new social media platform for artists. Wanderwork is a website made to help artists connect and share their artwork in new ways. The site would do this through facilitating things like art drops, art trades, collaborations, art lines, and meets between artists. Creatives post on the meet and share pages to get their artwork out there, and can check out creative ideas from around the world too.
Packaging and branding for a fictional New Zealand wine company called Koha Wines. It was very important for me to include some of the unique design style and legends of the Maori tribespeople to honor their influence in New Zealand. The large octopus that takes up most of the bottle design is from a legend of a great octopus that battled a hero, whose legend is told on the back of the bottle, and the name of the wine, moana, means sea in the Maori language.
Two different series of illustrated food icons in the same color palette. The project was to illustrate the same sets of food in two unique styles. I chose two utilize the capabilities of photoshop in one, and illustrator in the other.
A short sequential illustration about the birth of the Earth from the Mother Sky. Done in watercolors with details and adjustments in photoshop.