Full page map illustration. The world always looks so organized when we view it from a plane.
Client: Delta Airlines' Sky Magazine
Art Direction: Brian Johnson
Cover design & hand-lettering.
Client: Penguin Publishing Group / Dutton
Art Director: Monica Benalcazar
Awarded: PRINT Typography & Lettering Annual
As part of GLBC's brand refresh, I was commissioned to reinterpret their existing artwork and create new artwork for all of their labels and packaging. Located in Cleveland, OH, GLBC is one of America's oldest and finest craft breweries and this was the first time undergoing a rebrand, which I'm stoked to be involved with them. So many of their beers have stories behind them and it's been an amazing time illustrating them all.
Client: Great Lakes Brewing Co.
Agency: Brokaw Inc.
Creative Director: Steve McKeown
Designer: Amira Maher
I must admit, it felt great to see my artwork on television. It was a wonderful project and I'm very happy to have been given the chance to be a part of it. I'd be remiss if I didn't mention Anne Twomey, who offered me this assignment and gave me the creative freedom that so many commercial artists dream about.
A paper stock that emulated primed canvas was used for the jacket and the lettering received an ultra-gloss lamination.
Client: Hachette Book Group
Creative Director: Anne Twomey
Designer: Darren Booth
Awarded: Communication Arts Design Annual, The Type Directors Club, NY Book Show (1st Place, General Trade), HOW International Design Annual, AIGA's 50 Books/50 Covers.
Part of a larger series of illos for Prana's catalogs. The fox piece has since become the cover of the Communication Arts' Illustration Annual 54
Art Director: Chris Barker
Awarded: Communication Arts Illustration Annual, Society of Illustrators.
A print of the fox is available here.
Here's a fun project that I was happy to be involved with. In 1990, people with disabilities pulled themselves up the U.S. Capitol steps and demanded equal rights. An act that led to Americans with Disabilities Act. To help celebrate the 25th anniversary of the ADA, I teamed up with Google to create 10 portraits that honoured leaders and activists in the fight for equality for people with disabilities. The murals were featured at historical sites throughout Washington, D.C. on stairs at the National Portrait Gallery, National Museum of American History, Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Newseum, Gallaudet University and the Carnegie Library. Poster versions of the pieces were also featured in Los Angeles to coincide with the Special Olympics. I also created the backgrounds and brush lettering for the pieces.
More info can be found here and here.
Producer: Veronica Reo
Holiday Cup for the 2015 season. Artwork used on cups, packaging and various forms of advertising.
Client: Second Cup
Agency: Strano & Pettigrew
Art Direction: Albert Strano
Created for Atomic, the '15-'16 women's Vantage line-up. It's always fun to collaborate with a great art director and make something a bit different. And I'm always up for making abstract images, too. The patterns that appear are hit with a matte sheen.
Art Direction: Timothy Clayton
I channelled Penrose for this one; a piece for the heavyweight edition of The Type Fight where I squared off against the talented Mary Kate McDevitt.
Lately I've been exploring and developing work that's more geared towards children's books.
Limited edition silkscreen prints are available here.
A series of classic religion books for Image Classics.
Client: Crown Publishing Group / Random House
Art Direction: Jessica Bright
Awarded: Society of Illustrators NY, American Illustration
Client: Uppercase Gallery
Art Direction: Janine Vangool
Awarded: Best in Show by National Unisource Annual and Corporate Report Show (NUARs)
Here's a sampling of some patterns that I've created. I'd love to see this type of work used for things like wall coverings, clothing fabrics, app background wallpapers, etc…
I've also been introducing some of my other interests into my work lately and this project gave me a good excuse to find some old furniture to refinish and reupholster.
Licensing is available.