MATS Bootcamp: Cuckoo Kingdom

Posted by on Feb 25, 2014 in Design, Illustration | No Comments
MATS Bootcamp: Cuckoo Kingdom

Though I’ve been busy preparing for Surtex, when the opportunity came up to take Lilla Rogers’ MATS Assignment Bootcamp, I couldn’t resist. I learned so much from taking MATS A last fall that I thought Bootcamp would be the perfect way to bridge the gap until I have time to take MATS B later this […]

Happy New Year! 2014: Year of the Horse Nengajo

Happy New Year! 2014: Year of the Horse Nengajo

Happy New Year! Above is my design for this year’s new year’s card (nengajo, 年賀状). In Japan, January 1 marks the start of the next animal in the Chinese zodiac, and it’s a tradition to send out New Year’s postcards with the year’s zodiac animal on it. This is the Year of the Wood Horse, […]

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 Dragon Valentine: Be True to Your Heart

Year of the Dragon Valentine: Be True to Your Heart

This year, I decided to make a linoleum block print with a mashup theme of Valentine’s Day and Year of the Dragon. Green, the color of the heart chakra, is substituting for the traditional Valentine red. I also wanted to play on the types of messages that come on those candy hearts. So instead of […]

New Beginnings: Year of the Rabbit

New Beginnings: Year of the Rabbit

2011 is the Year of the Metal Rabbit. They say it’s a year of peace, and that learning and education is a focus. You could call it a coincidence, but it’s also the year that I’m returning to school. Towards the end of last year I decided to go back to school for graphic design. […]