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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March 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.

 


March 2019

Leo the Lion
I need help deciding. Which of these minimalist lion faces do you like best – A or B?

 


March 2019

Black Paper Co.
Brand mark exploration with simple animation.

 


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March 2019

Happy St Patrick's Day!
Illustration I created of a hand and a 4 leaf clover within a crest.

 


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March 2019

Great Moose Mark
Well designed marks are visually readable/legible at any size

 


March 2019

You’re a Square… Triangle… Circle…
A Sunday morning illustration that turned into a mini icon series.

 


February 2019

Burnt Toast
How do you like you morning toast – burnt, golden or light?

 


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February 2019

I Give You My Heart
Obligatory Valentines Illustration – happy Valentines Day!

 


February 2019

Running Milkman
During the power outage from the West Michigan ice storm I had some downtime to illustrate this milkman with an oversized milk bottle.

 


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February 2019

Liberty’s Fleeting Flame
The flickering embers of Liberty’s s flame being doused by politics and politicians. Stars (embers) + Stripes (doused flames) = American flag

 


January 2010

The Hare
Illustration exploration this morning of a running hare.

 


January 2019

Word Visualization
Visually defining word meanings with hand styled lettering.