Gig poster design using a watercolor and ink painting for the band Fleet Foxes. The soft watercolor and twisting forms complement the theme of cyclic life cycles in nature.
All Summer in a Day
Cover Design for Ray Bradbury's short story, "All Summer in a Day", using the imagery of Venus flora and and the impending rain.
Behind Every Piece
Poster design chronicling a collection of individual designers' takes on the iconic black dress. The embellishments and the flourishes were inspired by the layered gathers on a designer gown.
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.
From time to time, I take on calligraphy and lettering projects for special events. More calligraphy work can be seen at www.inkismetcalligraphy.com
*Addresses are fictional.
Various lettering comps for stationery, clothing, and other goods.
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!
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.
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!
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
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.
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.
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.
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 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
"Crossing Lanes" Trailer
For Rob Verdino's newest short, "Crossing Lanes"*, I was asked to design and animate a title and credit sequence that matched the charm and dark undertone of his animation. The simple condensed monoline matches the hand drawn quality of his work, without drawing too much attention. The mix of san-serif small caps and connected script balances the mood of the film.
*Trailer available only as it is making its way through the festival circuit.
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.
I painted this 8"x10" quote from Charlotte Brontë in gouache as a personal piece. Framed by a fun vintage automaton, this limited color piece plays with text and image.