I whipped up this eerie little piece while on the road in Northern Ireland. It’s inspired by some of the ancient stories and legends I encountered out there, and it’s available in my Threadless storefront.
My fiancée Natasha Nichols and I are tying the knot at the end of October of this year. I wanted to give our invitations a look that would set them apart amidst the sea of derivative designs one would find on Pinterest. I started by creating bold, illustrative portraits of the two of us and built the rest of the design around them.
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2016 - 2018
"In the social jungle of human existence, there is no feeling of being alive without a sense of identity." - Erik Erikson
The work I've done for myself is essentially a distillate of all of my influences, artistic and otherwise. It's a unique blend of the films and books I've loved, the artists I've been inspired and intimidated by, and the pop culture I've absorbed like a hungry sponge with no shame.
The only thing I have of any value to contribute to the world is my art, so more often than not that's what I end up giving people as gifts. A pair of my friends have an exquisite daughter named Juniper, so I decided to immortalize her in poster form.
A friend was starting a distillery and needed a logo. We both grew up on the south end of Whidbey Island in Washington state, and that Pacific Northwest Pride runs DEEP. He named his business after the forty-eighth north parallel, which runs right through the south end of the island. The idea was to reflect the namesake in the design.
One of my oldest friends had just gotten his first paying gig as a commercial pilot after spending a few years in the cockpit, so he needed a business card that reflected his new career. I started by creating a simple line drawing of a 1974 Cessna 150 Aerobat, his first plane and the one he learned to fly in. He and I both hail from the densely-wooded Pacific Northwest, so I threw in a warm green background. My goal was to project a sense of permanence and transience; to show that even when our work takes us all over the country (or the world), our origin story still exists within us.
The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society held a design contest as part of their campaign to save the highly endangered vaquita porpoise. For the winning design, I created a simple representation of the marine mammal utilizing the golden ratio.