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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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Fox Trap

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I’ve always hoped i’d get the chance to design some beer packaging but have never gotten the opportunity. A couple of months ago I finally just decided to make some for myself and started sketching, and many weeks later I finally had a free moment to put this all together.

The concept was inspired by a stressful period a couple of years ago where a bunch of neighborhood cats started turning up dead. It left a strong impression.

Anyway, If you are a beer-making sort of person and think you might like something like this get in touch and let’s work together!

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Chipotle

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A few months ago I got an exciting call to contribute to a new line of packaging for Chipotle. Jonathan Safran-Foer was curating a series of short stories and essays to be printed on cups and bags, and each piece would be illustrated. I was given a story by Malcolm Gladwell about an experience with Old Order Mennonites .

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After a little bit of back and forth we settled on this sketch, focusing on the barn-raising. final art_NM
A full color version I worked up before the decision came out that the cups would be brown and white.

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And the final piece! Read the full story and check out the rest of the pieces here!

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No Place Like Home

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I had the chance to work on another project for The National Humane Society’s Animal Sheltering Magazine. This one was about the challenges of living with pets in the city. It was a pleasure to work with AD Rebecca Hallenbeck again.
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