Surtex 2014 – Go Big Or Go Home!

Posted by on Nov 17, 2013 in News, Surtex | 6 Comments
Surtex 2014 – Go Big Or Go Home!

So much has happened in the last several months that I’m still trying to wrap my brain around it all. I’ve been taking Rachael Taylor’s fabulous courses in The Art and Business of Surface Pattern Design (ABSPD), and this month I finished PART A of Lilla Rogers’ course, Make Art That Sells (MATS), which has […]

Wild Roses Surface Pattern on the ABSPD Module 1 Showcase

Posted by on Aug 11, 2013 in Illustration, Surface Pattern | No Comments
Wild Roses Surface Pattern on the ABSPD Module 1 Showcase

After deciding to focus on developing my surface pattern designs, I came upon a great set of courses through The Art and Business of Surface Pattern Design. I’ve recently finished taking Module 1, and my Wild Roses pattern is now up on the Module 1 Showcase along with a bunch of great designs from my fellow […]

Lilla Rogers Global Talent Search

Posted by on Aug 5, 2013 in Illustration, Surface Pattern | No Comments
Lilla Rogers Global Talent Search

Lilla Rogers Studio, an illustration agency, is hosting a Global Talent Search and the winner receives two years of representation as well as licensing deals with several companies, including Paperchase. Though I wasn’t quite ready for this type of challenge, with a prize that big, I thought I would give it a try. When I […]

Year of the Water Snake – New Year Card 2013

Year of the Water Snake – New Year Card 2013

A couple of weeks ago I finally finished my new year card. I know, I know, a few weeks late…but I’m almost a week early for the Chinese New Year so let’s just say the card is multitasking… This is my third linoleum block print, so I think I’m starting to get a handle on […]

An Interview with Alissa Walker: Journalist, Gelato-lover, and Urban Walking Enthusiast

Posted by on Dec 28, 2012 in Design, Interviews | No Comments
An Interview with Alissa Walker: Journalist, Gelato-lover, and Urban Walking Enthusiast

  Earlier in the month I had the opportunity to interview Alissa Walker through UCLA Extension’s Graphic Design Career Launch Pad class taught by Pash. Each student in the class interviewed a guest speaker in the design field and created a layout to be included in a pdf book of interviews. You can find the […]

Chalk: It’s Not Just for Teachers… PART 3 of 3: Tips & Tricks

Posted by on Nov 27, 2012 in Chalk, Exploring Tools & Materials | No Comments
Chalk: It’s Not Just for Teachers… PART 3 of 3: Tips & Tricks

In my last post I went over all the kinds of chalks I could find whether or not they were designed to be used on a chalkboard. In this post I’ll be listing the various tips and tricks that I’ve stumbled upon. I’m not sure if they all work, so some trial and error may […]

Chalk: It’s Not Just for Teachers… PART 2 of 3: Types of Chalk

Posted by on Nov 20, 2012 in Chalk, Exploring Tools & Materials | No Comments
Chalk: It’s Not Just for Teachers… PART 2 of 3: Types of Chalk

Last week I investigated chalkboard surfaces as part of my attempt to accumulate tips and resources related to working with chalk. I found there was a lot of info out there so this article is being divided into 3 separate blog posts: 1)  Chalkboard Surfaces 2)  Types of Chalk 3)  Tips & Tricks Types of […]

Chalk: It’s Not Just for Teachers… PART 1 of 3: Chalkboard Surfaces

Posted by on Nov 13, 2012 in Chalk, Exploring Tools & Materials | No Comments
Chalk: It’s Not Just for Teachers… PART 1 of 3: Chalkboard Surfaces

There is so much creative use of chalk out there, from the beautiful lettering of Dana Tanamachi to the amazing 3D pavement art of Kurt Wenner, that it’s opened my eyes to using chalk as a medium. In my attempt to accumulate tips and resources related to working with chalk, I found there was a […]