Personal typographic quote created as a gift for a friend.
You Da Best: Full 8x10" composition Click here for large view
I'm surrounded by wonderfully weird people quite often, so it would be a crime not to document at least a portion of the overheard conversations throughout the week. As a creative side project I started an Instagram account @outofcontextconvos to share the conversations with the world. #OutOfContextConvos
Personal illustration series of a minimal excited sun and peaceful moon.
Hello Sunshine: Full 8x8" composition Click here for large view
Goodnight Moon: Full 8x8" composition Click here for large view
The truth isn't always pretty...
As a creative side project I started this Instagram series to make light of the funny and sometimes sad things that life can bring you daily. #UglyTruthSeries
Minimal illustration of a pleasantly gratified grape. Made as a character development study in an effort to create something in a short period of time and practice using Adobe Illustrator custom brush strokes.
Gratified Grape: Full 10x8" composition: Click here for large view
Personal illustration project of a minimal dapper skeleton.
Fancy Bones: Full 8x10" composition: Click here for large view
Personal illustration project of a simple sun and clouds. Created with a warm and cool variant
Warm variation: Full 8x8" composition Click here for large view
Cool variation: Full 8x8" composition Click here for large view
Inspirational typography illustration.
Wake Up And Shine: Full 24x32" composition: Click here for large view
Personal illustration project of a grumpy green monster, upset that he was decorated because he somewhat resembles a Christmas tree.
Holiday Monster: Full 8x10" composition: Click here for large view
The project "Nine Happy Lives" was an illustration designed for print that I had created for a cat themed gallery show at "BUCKBUCK Gallery" in Cleveland, OH. It spotlights a brightly colored feline with each corner supporting an aspect of what would make a household cat happy on a daily basis.
Nine Happy Lives: Full 11x14" composition: Click here for large view
Created as a personal promotional project for the U.S. television show "Wilfred" on the FX Network (Later FXX). My goal was to mimic a large format screenprinted poster while sticking to a strict 6-color palette and very flat illustration style. The layout was meant to capture some of the odd humor and iconography from the show through imagery inspired by minimal/vintaged graphics.
Wilfred FX: Full 18x24" composition: Click here for large view
This illustration was created for the BUCKBUCK Gallery show "Art Of The Game: A Celebration Of Art & Basketball".
Spin: Full 11x14" composition: Click here for large view
Four color, minimal illustration depicting a small boat sailing on ocean waves. Designed for print use, the full composition is 28x35" in size. Alongside the large print format, this project was also designed for use on iPod/iPhone skins+cases, pillows, clocks and other misc products.
Ocean Waves: Full 28x35" composition: Click here for large view
This series consisted of two separate textured illustrations designed digitally for print use, each representing "Day" and "Night"
Day: Full 24x18" composition Click here for large view
Night: Full 24x18" composition Click here for large view
This hardcover book/poster project was made to express the complications of growing up with a false tooth as part of my Senior Design thesis project at Ohio University. Using typography and texture, I told the story of my struggles growing up with constant dental problems and expressed the bitterness I felt throughout the experience. The project consisted of a 22" x 32" poster and a hardcover book with 10 individual spreads.
Created as a short mock packaging exploration, shown here is the "B Honey" company logo, along with it's proposed retail packaging. The final product was a printed sleeve/box with 18 individual honey containers inside. "B Honey" was intended to be a simple and approachable retail product with a child-like appeal.
This piece was an exploration of bookbinding with a skateboarding theme. The cover is made from skateboard grip tape and the binding is skateboard truck hardware. The edge is sealed with a shoelace to fit the skateboard theme, and the inside cover is wood grain color mimicking the appearance of a blank skateboard deck. The inside content is filled with cropped sections of skateboard magazines that I've collected throughout the years to see my influences for art through the skateboarding culture in the media today.