This assignment posed an interesting creative challenge and I'm grateful to have gotten the chance to tackle it!
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.
The use of the pin buttons are a visual prop stemming from a voter's pin, that weaves throughout the series and helps to connect all of the visuals. The illustrated portraits were used to protect the identities of the study participants, and thus are not an exact likeness (and names have been changed).
Read the articles and find out more here.
Select illustrated portraits from dscout's popular interview series, People Nerds
Select design and illustration for the dscout blog and email marketing materials
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.
As a digital designer in the children's marketing department at HarperCollins Publishers, I worked on crafting a more cohesive brand style for HarperCollins Children's Books in order to unify their digital presence and engage new audiences. This overhaul spanned email marketing efforts, social media, landing pages, and other digital marketing collateral.
The brilliant digital marketing team at Little, Brown and Co. commissioned me to illustrate a series of comic panels to promote Sweetness #9 by Stephan Eirik Clark. In the book, Clark impressively manages to put an entertaining spin on the fake-sugar-is-bad-for-you sermon.
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
A mix of commissioned and self-initiated creative projects
My submission was the officially chosen masthead and logo design for actress Emma Watson's feminist book club, Our Shared Shelf.
Pieces of Cake Mag is 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.
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.
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!