illustration

Coloring Club STL

Screen Shot 2015-11-17 at 10.37.33 AMIn one of the more fun assignments I’ve had recently, Jess Leitch of City in a Jar asked me to contribute a coloring page for her monthly STL Coloring Club. It was a great excuse to draw a bunch of old cars I’ve seen around the city. I’ve attached the high res file below that you can feel free to print out and color in yourself if you’d like. Just don’t be a dick and sell iphone cases with it or something okay?

Coloring Club STL (136 downloads)

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New stuff

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A couple of recent pieces:

Top: For an article about running clubs affiliated with restaurants and bars for Denver 5280 Magazine

Below: For an article about the “Black Brunch” protests taking place around the country, for San Francisco Magazine

Thanks for looking!

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Black Hill Press

BlackhillcoversI’m excited to share that the Series of covers I designed for Black Hill Press is now available!

I worked on covers for three new novellas: Renaissance Spook by Jason L. Pyrz, Skinny Blue by Nathan Pensky and 116 Days* With Dad by Cazzey Louis Cereghino

I will write a more thorough post soon, talking a bit about the process, but I wanted to share a link to the Black Hill site where the books are now available in e-book and paperback form.

 

 

 

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Alive Magazine

 

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An illustration for Matt Sorrell’s Mixologist column in Alive Magazine. Looking forward to doing more like it soon!

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Messi

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“His name is etched in the grand fonts of the record books, but his game is still like florescent graffiti…” Rowan Ricardo Phillips. Read the rest of Rowan’s lyrical ode to the little Argentine playmaker on the Howler blog here

I visited Barcelona a few years and Gaudí”s architecture made a huge impression on me. Celebrating Messi’s time in Barcelona seemed like a great time to throw some of that in.

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Fashion Week Drawing

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I Had a fun opportunity to do some on-the-spot drawing recently when I was hired by the Regional Arts Comission (RAC) for a kickoff event for St Louis Fashion week. I set up in a little booth and spent a couple hours doing quick drawings of the various fashionable folks in attendance. I tried to get through each drawing in about 5-8 minutes and I think I finished about 18. Most of the drawings were given away to folks who posed for them, but here are a couple that I found images of, and a couple that I did beforehand to practice.

I know next to nothing about the fashion world and have never worked anything like this which made it a challenge. I tried to just focus on looking for interesting colors and shapes. The time limit was probably a blessing because it forced me to move quickly and not worry to much about getting every line right.

Thanks to Mallory Nazeem from RAC for hiring me and to everybody for patiently standing still!
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Portfolio Day

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I was excited to get the opportunity to illustrate the posters for this year’s National Portfolio Day events hosted my my alma mater the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University. These are events where high school students show up with their work and meet with admissions reps (like my awesome friend Elizabeth who set me up with this great gig!). I remember showing up to one of these warily some time in 2007 or so, and getting to work on the poster feels like coming full circle. The layout was done (very nicely) by Laura Burns. Thanks for looking!

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