Thursday, September 25, 2008

The Crane Wife (nearly finished)

I know, I know, it's been ages, and it's not that different, but I kinda like where it is. The only other thing I want to do with it is get it printed large and stretched, and them embellish it with real thread and crystals. It's not really finished until I do that, because it's really part of the piece, but it's expensive to get done, and I need to get a bit more money together first. So, here it is, finished at least digitally.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

You might've already seen this.

"Too Many"

way later...

Gay Benjamin Franklin riding the Drexel Dragon.dyis

Hey Guys. FINALLY, another post. Its not my favorite, but I did this for a friend. Apparently in Philadelphia everybody there is super gay for Ben Franklin, and there is a school mascot named the Drexel Dragon that everybody is also gay for. I think you get the rest...

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Zombie Comic!

Hey Peeps!!! Sorry I have been gone for a long time. I moved and a friends dad past away so I have been pretty busy. No time for art fun time things. I have been sitting on these drawings for a long time now. They are the first few panels of a comic I'm working on with a friend. It's about Zombies!

Neem Tree Farms Redesign

If you are one of the few people who read this blog, you know that I am trying to work more on my design capabilities, with specific focus on my type skills. I decided to reuse an assignment I had once in a product design class at MCAD. The assignment was to re-design the identity/packaging of either one of three categories: beauty/cosmetics, home-wares, or food/beverage.

I thought it was a pretty good assignment and process to go through, considering that's what most designers do every day. Always trying to one-up themselves, creating new and exciting work.

From experience, about 80% of the organic product companies have absolutely terrible design, so I figured that would be a good place to start looking. I came across this website. I feel that Neem Tree Farms has some really excellent products, but their design is terrible. I personally would be far more apt to buy a small, $8 bottle of shampoo if the packaging was totally boss. Don't you think?

Here are some of Neem Tree Farms products in their current packaging.

This is what I came up with. Perhaps I should try to contact someone at Neem Tree Farms and convince them to buy my designs... hmmm

Anyway, I hope you like. And as always, I'm open to any criticism you have.


Sunday, September 7, 2008

Halloween Horror! for Urban Threads

Hey guys, this is what I had in mind for the Halloween design for Niamh. I am emailing it you her as well for her to check it out and see what she thinks, but I would love some input!

Friday, September 5, 2008

The MonaLisa Breast Cancer Benefit

Local B-Girl, "MonaLisa" has recently been diagnosed with breast cancer. Lisa's friends, family, and community are all coming together to help her raise money and help her in her fight. I heard about the project/event through
Rob who designed the fliers and promotional material for the event. The flier I created was more of an personal exercise.

I'm just bummed I can't actually go to the event because I'll be in SF by then. But if you're here, even if you don't know Lisa, I encourage you to attend the event.

Thursday, September 4, 2008


After going on hiatus for awhile, I'm back at creating type. Specifically the type for my house-hold objects book. So here is the word "rug". In retrospect the letters look a little bloated, It's difficult to tell when you're working on it. So I think when I actually shoot this it will be thinned a little, but still a bolder font. And I must add, this was a total bitch to put together because the white fabric gets fuzzies everywhere Good thing I own a vacuum...

Tuesday, September 2, 2008


Okay, here are a few samples of what I have been up to (outside of my F@#%ING JOBS).

This is still in progress.

Also still in progress.

A super crappy scan of a painting...STILL IN PROGRESS!

I usually only get time to work on these after I get home from work at around 10:30-11pm, and I work on them into the wee hours of the morn before going to work again at 9am. And that is only when there is no freelance to be done, so progress on personal work has been a bit sluggish, but I hope to have a decent body of work to start soliciting to galleries by the end of October.

Monday, September 1, 2008

The Show is Up!

Come and check it out! "The Scene" is now up for your viewing pleasure in the Bhakti Gallery in Hopkins. Ryan and I got up super early this labor day and hung the show. Thank you Ryan!! I couldn't have done it with out you. Here are some photos, but you'll have to go to the cafe to see the work in all it's glory =)


The Bhakti Cafe in Hopkins.

Ryan's the best... look at him go

The vinyl lettering is left over from my senior show... I knew it would come in handy some day =)