Originally designed for the perfect Lolita coordinate, this print has proven to be on of my most poplar fabric designs. From pencil to ink, and ink to digital color, I designed this print from separate pieces so the pieces could later be combined in other ways for different products. The dress, along with it's accessories, are all handmade and crafted for this specific coordinate.
Cicada Faric Print
Watercolor cicada in a floral motif: this pattern was designed as a personal project. The elements were initially created for a repeated pattern textile, but I may create a border pattern with these pieces as well.
Hello Ice Cream Textile
With Hello Kitty, "you can never have too many friends!" I think good friends and ice cream are the best combo; illustrated in watercolor, and then assembled digitally, this design was a very long time in the making. This image was created as a repetitive border print for skirts, but has proven to be useful in many applications.
1. My husband and I collaborated on our wedding invitations last year, and it's honestly one of my favorite pieces. The theme of our wedding surrounded his interest in motorcycles, and my love for floral aesthetics. Our shower was a tea party theme, with an rsvp that ripped off a perforated edge at the bottom of the invite. The illustrations range from ink, to watercolor, to digital painting.
2. I also had the pleasure of designing another set of invites for a close friend. The theme was more modern and geometric, but the couple loved my children's book style enough to incorporate it into the look. These invitations and wedding stationery were done entirely in vectors, and the invitation opened card style, with an illustration of the couple "tying the knot".
Advertising and Marketing
1. DBA asked me to concept their new web carousel, as they had just gone through a major rebrand. The images emphasize the company's values of collaboration, engaging with media, and marketing with social media in the budding digital market.
2. Social media images for Ford's Instagram contests. I created each background to fit the Mustang brand by incorporating leather embossing, branded steel, neon lights, and the vehicle itself.
3. The image wall incorporated screens for action shots of each advertised brand, while the images surrounding the screens "floated" off the wall to accent the beauty of each vehicle.
4. Storyboards for a web advertisement for the Ford Edge.
5. Storyboards for a web advertisement for Del Webb Senior Communities.
1. Logos for various clients: The first being a personal project where I redesigned my high school's mascot/logo to better suit their updated identity.
2. I also had the honor to redesign the logo set for East Detroit Public Schools. While the project had its challenges, it was overall a rewarding project. These logos were among my favorites from the set.
3. Snails Tales was a start up I did the entire branding and identity for. The logo design process was extensive, but I finally landed on a whimsical design the business owners loved.
4. Blue Nimbus Media is a fan run blog discussing anime and pop culture. The idea was to incorporate the "flying nimbus" as best I could without being corny, and using colors that didn't land on "overly corporate".
5. Finally, a fellow toy collector needed a logo that branded her YouTube channel appropriately. With so much nostalgia coming out of one box, the logo was a hit with a number of different collectors.
1. Metroparent Magazine has been a long time client with something new to offer each month. With topics ranging from moving out of state, teaching children to share, or tackling seasonal depression in children-- every issue I provided a headlining illustration, and two spot illustrations for a variety of articles.
2. When I'm not illustrating in full color, it's usually because someone else gets to do the coloring! Here are a handful of scenes from a coloring book I did for the DMC to educate their little patients about falls and how to prevent them, whether it was at home or in the hospital. Humpty Dumpty, their spokes character, starred as the main character in this story.
2017: QPop’s Mermaid & Mermen Art Show Los Angeles, California 2017: QPop’s Sweet Pink Art Show Los Angeles, California 2017: DC vs Marvel Rose City Pizza Gallery, Los Angeles, California 2017: Venus Rising: An All Womens Art Show, Detroit, Michigan (3 pieces)
2016: PIQ Hello Kitty 100 Friends Show Grand Central Terminal, New York, New York 2015: A Seriously Silly Tribute Show: Maurice Sendak and Shel Silverstein (2 pieces) 2014: Alice's Small Adventures Group Show and Deck (3 pieces, Cheshire piece used on the back of all the cards)
Illustrations created for my shop or just for fun. Prints, stickers, valentines available for purchase.
Clients ask me to draw them things, so I draw them! Lots of fashion commissions and pet portraits. Custom painted, scented wooden hearts are one of my best sellers. Contact me for more details if interested!
1. Snails Tales was the name given to a start up publishing company in 2015. I was given the opportunity to illustrate their first story, build them a visual identity, and maintain all their social media. "Not all Bad Things" included 15 full watercolor spreads and all original character designs. I did the layout myself, and while we encountered some creative differences over the finished product, over all it was a great learning experience.
2. The Snails Tales logo embellished individual business cards, stickers, and was maintained through out the branding. This logo in particular I am very proud of, as it has so much character.
3. Each day I created special content for Snails Tales' social media outlets and helped to build a following as well as maintain customer engagement.
"Let's Chat About" Series
1. The first book, Let's Chat About Economics, explores the basics of economics through every day scenarios. I illustrated this book in it's entirety in Adobe Illustrator, and laid the book out in InDesign. This was the first book I had the opportunity to not only illustrate, but full design all elements as well.
2. The second book, set to release summer of 2017, is called Let's Chat About Democracy. Characters Danny and Maria from the first book explore the different systems of government utilizing the town's new public treehouse. This book differs from the first in that it's fully illustrated in Adobe Photoshop. I laid out this book, and created the design elements for it as well.
I Will Always Love You Series
I Will Always Love You is a story meant to comfort children during time of loss. The book, illustrated with 15 full watercolor spreads, plays with light and shadows to visually move through the stages of grief.
This book was laid out to the client's expectations, and follows the flow of the poem, stanza to stanza. A full wrap jacket will encase the final product. A journal, utilizing imagery from the story, will also available for purchase with the book. Book is set for release summer 2017.