Friday, December 13, 2013

Christmas stuff!

Merry Christmas! Here's a card design I did for fun. I procrastinated on making these so I had to put in a rush order to get them printed, but I'm hoping to get them soon so I can sell them online. Stay tuned!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Risky Bubble

Super excited to be in this month's aiCIO Europe! This was for an article about fixed income and whether or not credit is a good way to go to find returns (I like how I just wrote that like I knew what it meant--hope I had you fooled there for a bit). The tagline that came when I got the article read: "Credit is proving popular, but is it just another risky bubble forming?". So I chose to depict some "risky bubbles" in the form of natural disasters with a ship that's about to enter one of these risky situations. I'm pretty fond of drawing natural disasters, not gonna lie. I'm also pretty fond of how this one turned out. Thanks again to AD SooJin Buzelli!

Monday, November 25, 2013

Two is Better than One

Here's one I did a little while ago for the November 2013 issue of Plansponsor. I'm always really excited when AD SooJin Buzelli contacts me for a job, because she gives me a lot of freedom to do what I feel like with an illustration. This was for an article about protecting fiduciaries I didn't really understand, but the main gist was that two committees are better than one. I'm really into symmetry right now, so I decided to do a symmetrical topiary garden with twins as the focal point. I tried not to make it creepy in a "The Shining" sort of way by using bright colors. Hopefully that worked. Thanks again to my fantastic art director, SooJin!

Monday, September 30, 2013


I've been planning on doing this one for a while. Take what you will from it.

It has to do with insight, nature, symmetry, and growth. Then again, it could just be a guy with three eyes and a bunch of flowers, but that's cool too.

Oh--and I'm turning this one into a screen print for a class I'm taking, so stay tuned for that!

Thursday, September 19, 2013

JT and the Whoever of Whatever

I'm super stoked to be in Nautilus's Fame issue this month! Nautilus is an amazing online and print magazine that focuses on science with a dash of pop culture. I had the honor of illustrating a great short story by Jaed Coffin about a (fictional) encounter with Justin Timberlake and the author's insight into the not-so-easy world of a pop star. I love drawing people (especially well-known ones) and immersing myself in their persona for a little while, so drawing JT was right up my alley. A lot of Suit & Tie and SexyBack was listened to while drawing this. That JT has come a long way from his N'Sync days, I tell ya. Thanks a whole bunch to super nice AD Len Small for the wonderful opportunity!  

Read the article and feel free to chuckle to yourself as you do so:

There are some sketches for you to look at. The middle one won. 

Wednesday, September 4, 2013


Here's something I just felt like drawing in between projects. It's Jenny Lewis of Rilo Kiley because I think she's a badass. If you don't know what I'm talking about, watch this:
I'm gonna go grab an oreo now.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Bells & Whistles

I am soooo excited to finally be able to share this. I'm in this month's Bells & Whistles section of Plansponsor with a whole mess of illustrators that I admire. This thing led to a bunch of other things I don't think I'm supposed to talk about yet, but I really want to talk about, so I will just hint at them here. Thanks again and again to the wonderful/kind/talented duo AD SooJin Buzelli and my former RISD professor, Chris Buzelli!

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Ships are Launching

Here's one inspired by a song lyric from a good band called Radical Face. The song is "Welcome Home, Son". I had lots of fun drawing those organs or whatever they are...

Monday, July 29, 2013


"Girls" on HBO is one of my favorite shows at the moment, probably because I'm a twenty-something Girl who has no idea where her life is going. I also think Lena Dunham, the writer/director/star of the show, is one classy broad (look her up on youtube for inspirational interviews if you've been living in a hole). I had the idea to create classic Renaissance portraits of the characters, yet put them in an obnoxious color scheme to get across the modern themes of the show. The series is set in New York City, which is why I put a Chicago landscape in the background. 

That last bit was a joke. Girls can make jokes too.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013


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Here's a self-directed piece about wildfires, which are prevalent in the summer here in Colorado--and more notably, Arizona this summer.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Hey, thanks!

Haven't posted in a while--been on vacation and such. It just occurred to me recently that I don't ever have to go to school again, which feels weird. I created this thank you card to help me get back into the swing of things, and to thank people for nice things they did for young, broke, recently graduated me. So thanks nice people!

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Trailer Park Living

I just want to wake up, roll out of my trailer and have a cup of joe with a handsome man. Is that so much to ask? 

Thursday, March 28, 2013


This was supposed to be an illustration for "fear of darkness", but ended up being more about insomnia...whatevs

Monday, March 18, 2013

Selections from 88 Apples series

More to come...

Update n stuff

Hi! I haven't posted for a while so I thought I'd update you on what's happening in my life: I just got back from Houston for my best friend's wedding, which was emotional and amazing and so much fun all at the same time. I'm back at school for just a week and then I head off to Denver for spring break to help my parents move into their new house! So a lot going on!

This is something I did for Chris Buzelli's class. The assignment was to illustrate a movie, which we chose at random and I got Liar Liar, as you can see. I'm not a huge fan of the movie but was fascinated by Jim Carey's range of expressions so I chose to depict them as masks (which now that I'm thinking about it, could work for another Jim Carey movie).

Hope things are going well with you all!


This image will be in Makeshift Magazine accompanying an article about difficulty to find fun things to do in Vancouver. Obviously these characters don't have any trouble having fun, and I had a lot of fun drawing them! Thank you to art director Stephanie Davidson!

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Floral Pattern

Here's a pattern design from  the textile class I took this semester. One more semester to go then real life. Oh lordy.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Love is in the Air

My best friend is getting married in March, and I'm planning the bridal shower, which is super exciting but also stressful because I don't know the first thing about bridal showers. Let alone weddings. It feels strange that my friends are getting engaged--I feel like we just got out of high school. I can barely commit to a lipgloss. I can't imagine getting married anytime soon unless someone comes along  who looks like Paul Newman. Anywho, for now I'm a bridesmaid and this is the invitation for the bridal shower. This is the picture on the back, depicting my friend and her fiance in a lovey-dovey gondola ride. I'd show you the front with all the fancy text, but I don't want you crashing our bridal shower. No offense.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013