Chronicles is a repository of my personal illustrations, collaborative projects, curiosity, and worthwhile studies deposited here for visitors to enjoy and experience.

 

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September 2019

Walking Objects Series
Everything’s better when adding human characteristics to objects.

1. Happy House
2. Boxed Water
3. ?

 


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September 2019

Tiger Lilly
Dynamic stripes and sharp edges (FYI, it’s not a mistake, I intentionally spelt Lilly with two L’s instead of one).

 


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September 2019

Labor Day
Happy Labor Day. Honoring the early and current laborers who forge(d) our nation.

 


August 2019

Beacon
Simple digital map logo that symbolizes range.

 


August 2019

Hand Exploration
These illustrations were explorations of hand location/position while holding a phone. It felt boring with nothing on the screens, so I added Space Invaders and Apple logo.

 


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August 2019

Notre Dame De Paris
Symmetry with proper spacing.

 


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August 2019

Lilly
Bold hand styled lettering with a kick.

 


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August 2019

The Mayflower
Strong vertical and horizontal lines mixed with quartered circles.

 


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August 2019

King Kong
Kong, king of the apes

 


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August 2019

Friendly Hi
Simplified face merged with a speech bubble.

 


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July 2019

America Unraveling
America has had many defining moments, and will continue to. My observation expressed visually is that our country is spiraling – we are polarized along lines of politics, class and race. Yet, this can also be a time for great change, renewal of passions and possibilities!

Though the idea of this illustration is somber, it also provides hope – through the interweaving and connection of stripes twisting, linking, joining with each other.

 


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July 2019

Buddy Lee
Our family dog iconified. Buddy is a Norwegian Elkhound, one of the oldest breeds of dog that accompanied vikings.

 


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July 2019

Iconic Bob Ross
“We don't make mistakes, just happy little accidents.” - Bob Ross

 


July 2019

Bear Love
Bear with a whole lot’a love.

 


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July 2019

Boxed In
An important message. After many heart-rending talks with a very close friend – my visual interpretation of those conversations – feeling trapped from stress, feeling alone, exposed, lost, anxious and depressed.

They say 1 and 5 people struggle from mental health.

If you or someone you know is in crisis, call a friend, drop in on someone who is hurting or call 1-800-273-TALK (8255). For more information on ending the silence about mental health, go to: www.speaksout.world

 


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June 2019

Good day to Good bye
Friendly little hello expressions with a smile.

 


June 2019

American Literacy Council
Utilizing the elements of the American flag.

 


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June 2019

KitchenAid: Coffee Marker Drip Illustration
I developed a variety ideation sketches and technical illustration for KitchenAid's new coffee maker. It was essential that this illustration communicated the uniqueness of the Spiral Showerhead – which evenly saturates coffee grounds for optimal extraction of flavor and taste.

This project went though multiple rounds of discovery, concept sketching and ideation. I sketched various degreed views to determine the best approach in communicating even saturation and the unique 29-hole spiral showerhead – this resulted in a simple line, minimal color and phantom view technical illustration.

 


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June 2019

Good Read Books
There’s nothing like sitting down to a good book.

 


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June 2019

The Lake House
Sunday morning idea, sketch and illustration.