Select illustrated portraits from dscout's popular interview series, People Nerds
Mostly self-initiated projects exploring the lives of women
After the 2016 election proved that polls and data don't always tell the full story, dscout conducted a research study exploring the thoughts and opinions of Americans to try to see beneath the data.
I was tasked with providing visuals for 3 resulting articles on this sensitive topic. It was a full team effort to push through and find a way to depict the research findings without bias, and without alienating differing opinions.
Stemming from a voter's pin, we chose the pin buttons as a visual prop to weave throughout the series and help to connect a wide variety of visuals. The use of illustrated portraits was primarily to protect the identities of the study participants, and are not an exact likeness (and names have been changed), save for public figures.
This assignment posed an interesting creative challenge and I'm grateful to have gotten the chance to tackle it. Read the articles and find out more here.
Select design and illustration for the dscout blog and email marketing materials
A small selection of work created as a digital designer in the children's marketing department at HarperCollins Publishers. I helped craft a more cohesive brand style for HarperCollins Children's Books across email, social media, and the web in order to unify their digital presence and engage new audiences.
Sweetness #9 (Little, Brown)
Little, Brown and Co. commissioned me to make a series of comic panels based on the book Sweetness #9 by Stephan Eirik Clark, in which the author puts an entertaining spin on the fake-sugar-is-bad-for-you sermon.
Function Coffee Labs
Function Coffee Labs in Philadelphia commissioned me to paint a custom mural on their new shop walls in May of 2016, depicting the epic voyage that a coffee bean makes from the ground to our cup. See a video recap here.
I painted the mural directly on the wall of the coffee shop over two days
Our Shared Shelf
Chosen by actress Emma Watson as the first official masthead and logo design for her feminist book club, Our Shared Shelf
Bookstore Bucket List (Little Brown Young Readers)
I illustrated the 5-part "Bookstore Bucket List" interview series published on theNOVL.com (Little Brown Young Readers' online YA community) featuring five bookstores scattered throughout NYC and Brooklyn
Pieces of Cake Mag
Now defunct, Pieces of Cake was an online literary magazine that published poetry and short stories. I developed the magazine's brand identity, from logo and web design to marketing collateral. I contributed over 30 illustrations and 3 covers spread across 5 issues.
Oops, Baby! is an illustrated account of 7 young adults, all of whom were the result of an accidental pregnancy. The book is 76 full-color pages printed in a very limited hardcover edition of 4. Buy it here!
Someone Special Sleeps Here
Someone Special Sleeps Here is a 56-page collection of original poetry accompanied by black and white illustrations, printed in a limited edition of 25.