Hello September

I don't think anything goes by faster than summer in Maine. The humid nights, with 4 fans pointed at my face, have now passed on to waking up shivering to one window open at 3am. But then again, it's not just the weather changing, it's me. Growing from content to discontent, I've changed a lot in this past month. Continuously searching to challenge myself and conquer new adventures. Here's to fall 2017!

9/13/17 3:39PM

9/13/17 3:39PM

What I've Been Up To

It's been over a year since I finished my thesis and life has been crazy. I am now working as an Art Director at a local ad agency, and because I can't share my work for clients I've left this blog pretty bare... But recently I have decided to do small freelance projects to keep myself feeling fresh, and of course put some extra cash to those student loans..

Below is my most recent design for a non-profit gardening center called Hippie Hallows.

7/16/17 5:40PM

7/16/17 5:40PM

 
 

Keep Working Till You're Happy

 

As of right now, 6:36pm on February 24th, I have created nine different versions of this zine. The lessons of trying and failing and learning from your mistakes seem to be ringing in my ear. Luckily I have come to a place where I am satisfied with the design. I have lost countless hours and sleep over this situation. WE ARE AT PEAK STRESS RIGHT NOW...

Anyways, here's a picture of a few of the original zines. I'll save the final for later.

2/24/16 6:41pm

 

Typesetting

 

I have begun the process of designing the booklets/books that these stories will go into. This started by taking out my almost forgotten color-aid and setting up some color palettes that I think represent modern dating/love/romance/whatever I am naming this now. Then a cut up some newsprint, because I love the informal feeling you get when you read something on newsprint. These are really personal stories that I want people to really get into and read, so newsprint seems like a good idea. 

Anyways I'm starting with a slab serif with two columns of type. Sort of like a newspaper, but more modern type and typography. 

2/4/16 9:02am

2/4/16 9:02am

 

Draw Dating, Not Love

 

I would like to say that there is a fine line between love and dating, but it's more like a foot thick concrete wall. 

Today, after yoga, I sat down to draw more illustrations for this post card project. My goal is to have 12 and as I began sketching my 7th I realized everything I was drawing was love. As in the imagery made you feel all warm inside rather than made you giggle. That's not what I'm going for with this project.

Oh well. I blame yoga.

1/29/16 6:26pm

1/29/16 6:26pm