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.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Wedding Invitation

I just finished designing these super sweet chipboard wedding booklet invitations. I will post pictures of the actual bound booklet soon. There is a lovely red water tower amongst the trees where they are getting married, so we incorporated that into the design motif. Wedding work is so fun!

Monday, March 24, 2014

Brussels City Guide

I just finished a Brussels City Guide for an airline magazine. My plan is to create a whole series of city maps like this. Which city should be next?  I am thinking London or San Francisco, two of my favorites.