A little hand-lettered illustration to celebrate my new home. The details were inspired by various images from Taschen's book, The World of Ornament.
I am an eternal lover of the show Friday Night Lights, which I once marathoned over the course of a week (all five seasons). When I moved to Boston, I learned that my department chair is also a lover of the show (though I am a more devoted lover of Tim Riggins than she), so I made her this print. Soon to be letterpressed.
These are a set of postcards I made to send to friends, family, and clients this winter. They were featured on the excellent website, For Print Only.
One of the best things that happened during a recent trip home was a family game of Cards Against Humanity, in which my dad got this card, which he had to repeat several times. So I made him a picture. He was not impressed.
Membership cards I made for Tarbell Cocktails and Conspiracy, a members-only salon in New York City, gathering artists, journalists, and muckrakers for conspiring and happy hour-ing.
A heart made in response to an old map of a woman's heart that I saw on BrainPickings. More emotional, probably more angsty. It was published in the Canadian literary magazine, Geist.
Illustrations and lettering made for the New York City hedge fund, Firefly. Every year the company goes on a fantastic retreat. This year, they went to shoot clays at Sandanona and so we made a sweatshirt logo and temporary tattoos. It was super fun.
For their 2012 company retreat, Firefly (a New York City hedge fund) asked me to decorate their snazzy, military-style backpacks with an illustration. Looking through various Americana and ephemera, I chose an eagle.
These are postcards I made to mail around to friends, family, and clients for winter 2013. Obsessed with patterns lately, I picked out a few things I love about winter and illustrated them.
This limited edition zine was made by students at Centre College and Lesley University. Collaborating with Christian Moody's fiction workshop, my illustration class read through stories and made them into visual narratives of varying kinds (comics, paintings, etc.). I made the cover for them and helped bind. We packaged them up in illustrated envelopes and shipped them off.
While working as the Creative Director at Takeout, Thomson Reuters approached us to conduct research and a workshop to discuss mobile innovation at their company. We decided to go with a lightning bolt theme for all of the collateral for our workshop, including screenprinted folders and letterpressed notebooks.
A wedding invitation (in the form of a family tree) made for my beautiful cousin. She wanted to show a merging of families, with decorations here and there, and send the invites in the mail.
Eegee's is a restaurant chain in the Southwest. I made illustrations for their rebrand a few years ago. The illustrations were used on everything from cups and placemats and to-go bags to signage in the restaurants. They were fabulous to work with!
For this project, I was asked to make a t-shirt celebrating the fortieth anniversary of the MFA Creative Writing program at the University of Arizona.
I made these posters to support the Sonora Review's thirtieth anniversary reading. The celebration was held at the fabulous Congress Hotel in Tucson, Arizona and using excerpts of the work, I made illustrations into a broadside, which I letterpressed on a beloved Vandercook SP 15.
A book review for the It Is Almost That, published by the fabulous Siglio Press. This piece was published in DIAGRAM.
CEDO is the Spanish acronym for the Intercultural Center for the Study of Deserts & Oceans, a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving the ecosystem in Puerto Peñasco Mexico. Working with them was fabulous. The founders invited me to their headquarters, where I researched tide pools and various creatures with some scientists and students. After the trip, we created a set of banners to celebrate their thirtieth anniversary, for which they had parades and festivals in both Tucson, Arizona and Rocky Point, Mexico. The illustrations were used on their tide calendars that year, t-shirts and sold as individual prints to raise money to support their research.
These are illustrations made for the literary magazine Copper Nickel, published by the University of Denver. They love buffalos, and I kept imagining the creature floating over the city.