As a illustrator I enjoy capturing the spirit of a person or moment and by creating digitally, I am able to leverage new technologies to place traditional mediums in a new context. Motivated by experimentation, I look forward to the unknown when I translate digital into tangible. The juxtaposition of digital precision and analog chaos, calmness and anxiety drives my layered technical process. While I explore a new material and calculate how I might go about incorporating it into my work, creativity leads the production stage of my process to be raw, impatient, and honest.
Working with wood, cement, concrete, ceramic, and fiber surfaces I am constantly looking for opportunities to meld new tools & technologies with old materials. Able to better express myself visually than any other form of communication, my illustrative work focuses around people, and I particularly strive to create portraits that capture humor. Symbology often enters my work — it fascinates me that humans have always been Graphic Designers; creating icons and logos to explain and sell their spiritual beliefs. Appreciative of the history and ingenuity I’ve experienced from travel to foreign environments, I try to include elements of that sensation within my work and process. Recently I have begun to use laser cutters & engravers to translate my digital work to fired tiles and cast concrete.
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For information regarding exhibitions, see my WORK page.
OJAI STUDIO ARTISTS, "Scorched Souls," Catalog for the Ojai Valley Museum Show, Art Director. June 2018
ART OF THE EGG, "Sumatran Spring," Commission for the Ojai Valley Inn, April 2018
CROOKED MEDIA, "Affront," Finalist "Portrait Mode" contest, February 2018
VISIT CALIFORNIA, "Visit California 101," Research & Casting Producer. February 2018
THE WASHINGTON POST, “When the wind shifts I don’t know what’s going to happen,” Production Assistant, December 2017
The Pink Glove, ON HUMOR: THE PINK GLOVE, "Words I Hate," Cartoon, April 2017
LETS FIND OUR FUTURE, Formatting. March 2017
FOR AHKEEM, Graphic Design. February 2017
Casual Yakker Magazine, Issue 01 BROOKLYN EDITION, "NYC," December 2015
Spectacle Magazine, Issue 07 THE FALL AND DECLINE OF SOCIETY, "Houseswarming," September 2012
Spectacle Magazine, Issue 06 SUMMER'S HERE, "Art Review: Bushwick Open Studios at Broadway Bank Lofts," June/July 2012
IMDB, THE MINUTEMEN MOVIE, Assistant Production Manager. June 2010