THE MESSENGER - PT. I & II
This is the project that awakened my love for illustration, storytelling, and a unique way of capturing both.
TOES HEART MIND
Here are a few illustrations for a book project I'm currently working on called "Toes Heart Mind" from branding and marketing expert, Chuck Mefford (check out his insightful YouTube talks here)! Keep checking back here for the latest illustrations as they're officially revealed on my Instagram, and stay tuned for a more in-depth look at the project upon it's completion. The best is yet to come!
Aaron James Draplin (Draplin Design Co.)
So this happened. One of my absolute favorite Graphic Designers, and my new Oregonian neighbor, Aaron James Draplin hired me to illustrate his portrait for some upcoming DDC promo materials!
And just for kicks, I also threw in an extra “bonus” portrait (“Neon” / right) that I created while feeling out the approach for the final illustration (“Orange 021” / above). So fun!
As it goes for every client, it was awesome to partner directly with Aaron, receive and implement any feedback he had for me, and push myself during the creative process so that I could honor him with some artwork that we’re both excited about. Enjoy!
Designing this little jammer was a great change of pace! With the universal phrase “I Love Music” in mind (exactly what my client Justin Smith-Williams wanted this tee design to represent), I offered a couple of different design styles. But as I saw an opportunity to remix the familiar iconography he wanted, and incorporate his logo, I thought that creating a “mascot” to rep everything was the fresh and fun way to go!
It was the perfect project to take cues from my influences, push the concept, and try something new - all while still keeping things “AbC”.
Check out my design for his single “One Shot” here!
The Greatest King
Here’s a fun one for Rolling Hills Community Church! This poster is for an RH Kids teaching series about King David - the Psalmist and shepherd boy who slayed Goliath with a sling and a stone. I’m always inspired by David, and was given the freedom by RHCC to dig into my illustration style (and my influences, along with some great reference material), so this project was way awesome.
Check out another cool project for Rolling Hills here!
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