Friday, December 28, 2012

New York...

New York City
"Concrete jungle where dreams are made (of)"

Monday, December 17, 2012


This illo is about NBA players and money management. Every so often an article about this topic pops up. Stories of NBA players blowing all their money during their career and ending up broke after retiring, or lists of the most financially irresponsible players. It's sad but interesting to read about.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Experimenting with more textures

An IV drip is a medical treatment that is used to replace lost fluids, replenish nutrients, administer medication, and chemotherapy.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Some new work

A caveman hockey player seems appropriate considering the progress of the NHL lockout talks. Doesn't seem like it's going anywhere. This 2012-2013 season is gone for sure. **Jan. 6 EDIT: I was wrong! The lockout ended!

Ichiro Suzuki is known for his batting stance and fine-tuned, precise playing style. Thought it would be fun to compare him to a swordsman.

Social networks have a large role in modern culture. Twitter, with its 140 character limit, is leading the way on 'condensing' culture. It is the quickest and easiest way to stay up to date with everything that is going on in the world. However, the quality of the Tweets (content and readability) varies greatly...

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Did I mention that I like hockey?

The NHL lockout makes me sad. I finally got around to doing some more hockey illustrations. Canadian team edition:

Vancouver Canucks' captain Henrik Sedin

Calgary Flames' captain Jarome Iginla

Close up

Montreal Canadiens' Max Pacioretty

Close up

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Boston Globe OP-ED

Quick illo for last Friday's Boston Globe paper. The editorial was about how easy it is to lose control of personal information in the modern age, with all the physical mail and paper pertaining to one's identity.  You can read it here. Thanks to AD Jane Martin!

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Village Voice!

I did 3 illustrations for last week's Village Voice Gay Pride issue. The story was about gay organizations and free speech. You can read the article here.


Many thanks to AD John Dixon!

Monday, May 14, 2012

Thesis Show + Mini Books

I haven't updated in a while; I've been busy with graduation, packing, and moving to Brooklyn. Here's a picture of my set up for my thesis show. I also had a mini table for a portfolio, business cards, and a copy of my booklet.

I had always planned to make a magazine as part of my thesis. Each booklet contains 8 double-sided sheets, folded into half to make 32 pages with content. I am really thankful for Ringling's printers and mat cutters. They were my best friends during the last week of school. I will miss them a lot.

Makes things a lot easier!
Are you wondering how I took these photos?
It was pretty cool to see the pages all lined up like this. I thought that particular spread fit into the imagery (colors, subject, mass production).

I made a total of 60 books, and I gave some of them away to friends and teachers. The rest I will be giving away as promotional material ;)

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Rest of my thesis

Who or what makes a team? MVP? Supportive teammates, coaching staff, cheerleaders?
The Cuban Missile Crisis. My original idea was to illustrate a mortar & pestle and gunpowder instead of the cigar and ashtray, but that didn't work out.
Capitalism, the US economy, and Monopoly.
Ideas need to be nurtured and grown.

Thursday, April 12, 2012


Ever since I did that football illustration, I wanted to do more of those, for other sports. I've been doing these hockey ones every so often. I am a huge Leafs fan, but that does not mean I do not like other players. Eventually I want to do at least one player from each team, multiple jersey variations, old school players, and national teams...Yes, I know that's a lot. I want to do some Blue Jays players too...

Detroit Red Wings' captain Nicklas Lidstrom
Tampa Bay Lightning's Steven Stamkos
Philidelphia Flyers' Claude Giroux

Monday, April 9, 2012

More editorial illustrations

Here are some more of my editorial work as part of my thesis. These illustrations range on subject matter because I read a lot and find everything interesting :)  I started doing these with a simpler, silhouette style, similar to how I did my football and Wi-Fi ones, since I liked the direction they were going in.
This is about how doctors can get addicted to drugs. In such a high-stress environment, all the injuries, illness, and death, as well as being in a place where there are substances that can help relieve those feelings...

This one is about prescription pills and how they constrain or control emotions/behavior, making users feel trapped. This piece got into the Best of Ringling show.

Thumbnails for the above illustrations.

A lot of waste gets generated at sports games.
Relying or becoming dependent on technology?
This one was inspired by my football piece, style wise. It is about the stock market (bull market?) 

Monday, February 20, 2012

McDonald's and Snakes

This is based on an article I read about McDonald's in the U.K. offering books with Happy Meals instead of toys. 

This is about the Burmese python problem in the Florida Everglades. I got the idea for this from aerial photos of the Everglades.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Great American Culture

This piece got into the Society of Illustrators 2012 Student Scholarship competition! I am very excited :) It is about the cultural significance of football in America. I was trying to compare the sport to the myths/sports/events depicted on ancient Greek pottery.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Modern Distractions

I worked on this illustration this past weekend, it was a lot of fun. It is about the use of Wi-Fi in classrooms / lecture halls, and how they are a distraction.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Some work.

This illustration is from last semester and is about the warehousing industry / free shipping.

 Also did this last semester; it is about proofreading and finding errors.

I did this one in early January; it is about having a creative block...All artists have experienced it.