"Marbled Wake" is a photo that I took while traveling through Alaska in the Summer of 2014. I submitted this photo to a design challenge co-hosted by Minted (a marketplace of independent artists and designers that crowdsources art and graphic design) and Domino Magazine (a home and lifestyle magazine). This photo was selected by editors at Domino Magazine out of over 2700+ submissions to sell exclusively on domino.com. From there, it found its way onto Emily Henderson's blog, Whitney Port's home, and countless blogs and websites (including Refinery29 and HomePolish).
The images shown here were first published on HomePolish and shot by Tessa Neustadt.
"Home" is such a loaded word. It can be a physical space, a comforting meal, a warm hug from a favorite person. It’s one of those things that can take infinite shapes but really means the same thing: a place where you can feel safe, secure, at peace.
I started creating Custom Home Portraits in 2015 and have completed over 30 commissioned drawings for homes across the country. Whether it's to celebrate a housewarming or to commemorate a childhood home that was recently sold, the range of reasons people to decide to order these is diverse but always sentimental. Producing these house drawings usually requires a lot of resourcefulness and communication. People have sent me Google Maps photos, cell phone snapshots, scans of photos from the '70s and/or blueprints of unfinished properties to help create their drawings. The end result is a simple black and white line drawing that captures the building's structure with a lot of charm.
During the Summer and Fall of 2017, our global community’s sense of “home” was threatened by earthquakes, hurricanes, unspeakable violence, and raging fires. In an effort to help those in need, I offered to donate 80% of proceeds from my House Portraits to a charity of the buyer's choice.
I'm Always Hungry
I'm Always Hungry is a food blog created by a PhD student, set out to prove that eating well doesn't require expensive ingredients or fancy appliances. The creator, Lauren Haumesser, wanted to create a logo that conveyed her enthusiasm for food- not only for making and eating it, but also for teaching others that it's not all as hard as it seems. See the styling in action at imalwayshungry.net.
The Helium Collection
The Helium Collection is an uplifting collection of poetry and artwork, created in collaboration with poet and writer, Jennifer Elam.
This collection was born from the idea of hope. Like Helium, hope is lighter than air: It lifts us up when we’re sinking, buoys us when we can’t tread water alone. It represents optimism, renewal, a second chance.
Elemental Supply Co. is a personal passion project. It's comprised of a series of collaborative collections inspired by the Periodic Table. Each collection is inspired by a different element and features the work of a different artist/maker. Learn more about Elemental here.
The Copper Collection
The Copper Collection was the inaugural collection of the Elemental Supply Co. This 7-piece set of inspirational prints prints is a collaboration with Alexandra Nelson of Ali Makes Things.
Ali hand-lettered all the quotes, and I painted all the accompanying watercolor designs.
This 120 page mood-tracking journal with a velvety matte laminated softcover binding offers an easy, accessible way to track and reflect on you thoughts, feelings, and moods each day.
Although the tone of the finished product is playful and light-hearted, the concept for this book actually comes from a more serious place. As I’ve gotten older, more and more friends have opened up to me about their struggles with anxiety and depression. In speaking with them and researching little ways to help, I learned that tracking your mood and journaling regularly can be beneficial. While this book is in no way intended to replace professional help, I created it as a self-care tool for me, and for my friends who struggle with anxiety, depression, or just plain moodiness.
Feelings was designed to be inviting, with simple, straightforward questions that are fun and easy to answer. I think a quick, daily check-in is less intimidating and overwhelming than committing to a more stringent mindfulness regimen.
You can see a more detailed preview of the book here.
I love finding interesting ways to express commonplace ideas or image. I created this cute hat out of a handmade drawing of the dancing twins emoji.
Part of my duties as a Senior Graphic Designer at Blurb (a book-making and self-publishing platform) is to create editorial images for Blurb's Blog: http://www.blurb.com/blog/. I love creating animated gifs to bring the blog concepts to life.