I hand-lettered this poster design for a fictional story behind designer's individual takes on the iconic black dress. The embellishments and the flourishes were inspired by the layered gathers on an Anne Klein dress.
Inspired by decorative flourishing, I started this design with a with an oblique pointed pen. I lettered this to be printed as a poster and created a variation for it on tote bags.
San Francisco Series
Let's See San Francisco is a semi-autobiographical picture book based on my first meeting with my brother.
I played with word combinations without punctuation to create lettering designed for young children's apparel.
I was thrilled to design the title for Robert Verdino's animated short, Us Guys. He wanted the word "Guys" in a lettering style that recalls 60's neon signage and would allow readability in a delayed reveal. I was happy to see that the end result matches the colorful vibrating brilliancy of his animation.
Art Direction: Robert Verdino
Created as a collaborative piece with Esther Lui for a superhero themed show, we wanted a fun look that recalls the superhero energy from vintage comics and cartoons, that was still fresh. She created the illustration, and I lettered the copy to be overprinted onto the illustration. The final poster was printed at 16x20 in a cool blue grey and electric coral.
Bon Bon Bon
Inspired by the rolling ease of French syllables, I created this fun split-fountain macaron design and screen printed it on baby onesies.
I created a new look for Bicerin*, an Italian coffee company looking to freshen their look for a younger market.
We started with hand-drawn logomark that carried elegance of calligraphy. For their "Extra Strong Espresso" label, we wanted to incorporate the frenetic humor of a caffeine-induced jitter.
The illustration strong man mascot complements the flourishes, complete with a waxed mustached and swirled muscles!
*completely fictional, but I wish it wasn't!
Fear is a Silly Thing
"Fearfearfear is a silly thing."
My friend Ana wrote this, and I knew I had to letter it! It gave me to opportunity to illustrate something related to the conquering of fear, and combine it with the lettering of the phrase.
I calligraphed this as a personal Merry Christmas card to send to my friends and loved ones. I wanted to share my love of whimsical and elegant flourishes.
A series of warm-hearted spreads touting the possible benefits of baked goods in with fruits and vegetables. I had a lot of fun combining my love of baking with calligraphy.
Baked goods and photography: Baked from scratch and taken by yours truly!
The Mane Issue
I create book cover and end paper designs for my story involving a little lion whose messy mane gets him into all sorts of trouble! I used this chance to flourish his mane and used fancy frames to create a whimsical pattern.
I illustrated this mock editorial piece regarding FAA changes to regulations regarding electronic devices on board. I combined the iconic silouhette of the United States with a lettering style based in historic American sign painting.
I Want to be a Lion
I illustrated this title page for a personal book project. The color palette harkens to vintage illustration of the 1940s and the lettering takes on a European flair.
I was tickled "blue" to design the front of this baby announcement card. The couple wanted to see an elaborate 1940's inspired calligraphy script that wasn't too stuffy. The final design incorporates flourished connecting capitals with a more formal Engraver's script.
Letterpress printed on Cranes 110 lb paper.
Art Direction: Ladyfingers Letterpress
Carnivale of Sins
I designed this fictional poster using the seven deadly sins for an illustrated Carnivale series. Using my own take on Art Deco and Carnival themed motifs, I lettered around the forms of a stylized tent.
A hand-lettered card created for Valentine's Day. Hand-lettered and digital color.