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

 

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All illustrations and photographs are copyrighted under mkn design, do not reproduce without expressed written consent. If you would like to license or purchase any illustration from this blog, please contact me via e-mail.

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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.

 


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June 2019

Various logos and icons
Some bold logos and icons I’ve worked on in the last two years.

 


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May 2019

Sitting Frog
Quick little illustration in-between projects.

 


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May 2019

Shine Bright
A little happy illustration for this Sunday.

 


May 2019

Butterfly + e
This butterfly resting on the letter e is a brand mark that didn’t make the cut. More details to come in a couple of months.

 


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May 2019

Spring is Singing
Little singing bird illustration.



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May 2019

Clown Expressions
Clown Expressions. Study on simple 2 color, single weight clown expressions – happy, surprise, sad, angry.



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May 2019

Happy Home
Simple lines depicting a home with character.



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April 2019

Ancestry DNA
I worked collaboratively with Ancestry DNA team to develop a comprehensive and coherent visual vocabulary for Ancestry’s DNA products. The graphic above is a collage and snapshot of the research, design, and illustration work I did for Ancestry DNA in 2018




This project was realized through a phased process and agile approach. It journeyed through multiple and iterative rounds of empathy, comprehensive research, sketching, illustrative style exploration, photography exploration, and user interviews to define the appropriate design/illustrative approach. For each sensory and physical appearance trait, comprehensive research was compiled – from qualitative to visual conceptual research. This research helped develop the abstract visuals that was then attached to the illustrative style developed. The completed style was thoughtful, conceptual and simple – it was overlaid and interacted with the selected photography. This work was created in collaboration with Ancestry DNAThe graphic above is a collage and snapshot of the research, design, and illustration work I did for Ancestry DNA in 2018.



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April 2019

Butterfly On Finger
Sunday morning sketch illustrated.

 


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April 2019

Capital Mark
Thick bold lines representing the rotunda on Capitol Hill.

 


April 2019

The Scissors Have Eyes
Odd mashup for my morning illustration exercise.

 


March 2019

Mmmm Soup
Illustration and simple animation finally realized from a sketch I drew up last year.