Friday, February 13, 2015

Follow me on Instagram!

I am a late comer to Instagram (I try to keep the social media to a minimum since Facebook already is so tempting). But now that I am on it, I am hooked. There are so many fun artists to follow, and it's a treat to get to see sketches regularly and get a glimpse into what they are inspired by. Follow me here! This little critter was outside my studio window recently.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

New Strawberry Pattern

I just uploaded a new hand drawn strawberry pattern to Society6.  This makes such a fun shower curtain or iphone case. I must be missing summer, sunshine, and just color in general.

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Downton Abbey and 2014 projects

I hope everyone had a great holiday and you are still enjoying some quiet time with loved ones. I am spending the day looking over books I got for Christmas, including Oliver Jeffers "Once upon an Alphabet."  He is amazing! 

This has been a great year, I had a lot of exciting graphic design/branding projects, great new clients (food and wine clients have some nice perks, more of these please). I designed a website for a new animated educational series called EmpowerKids!.  I illustrated maps for a site that is in the process of being launched called The Travel Manifesto - it is super cool, with great photography and design. I also created maps for airline magazines and, one of my favorites, a playground. 

I am getting back into the swing of some illustration projects for my shop. I just finished a map of English Estates before Christmas which I was rushing to finish in time for Downton Abbey Season 5. You can see the completed print on my website. I thought it might be interesting to post a couple of sketches here. Enjoy! I can't wait to see what new projects 2015 brings.

Friday, May 9, 2014

Harper's Playground

Harper's Playground is an amazing non-profit based here in Portland, Oregon that creates playgrounds that are available to people of all abilities. This playground is hand's down everyone's favorite in this city. This illustration was commissioned to promote the playground as the organization expands into other cities.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Sketchbook, Patterns

A spread from my sketchbook and some textiles I screen printed created a couple of years ago.