The Country Mouse and the City Mouse is part of the vast collection of Aesop’s Fables. In the original tale, a proud town mouse visits his cousin in the country. The country mouse offers the city mouse a meal of simple country cuisine, at which the visitor scoffs and invites the country mouse back to the city for a taste of the “fine life”. All of spreads are digitally painted with a mix of hand-done elements.
An illustrated travel guide that would be a companion to the magazine Travel + Leisure. The guide highlights areas of interest, historical sites, restaurants, and hotel options. Each spread features a digitally painted full page illustration. With this project I really wanted to focus on a dark and moody victorian London. The result has a very mysterious feel throughout the piece.
Digital, 17" x 11"
"Russia at the 2014 Winter Olympics" Digital, 2014
"A Happy Place", 7" x 5", digital
Editorial about our obsession with our new form of media and entertainment.
The Toronto Toy Festival is an annual event for children and their parents where they can enjoy the various playful events and purchase toys sponsored by the vendors. The primary color palette and pop up toys used throughout the piece lends a hand in informing its visitors while also keeping the lighthearted and fun mood to match this festival. Components include a logo, trifold brochure, tickets, and poster series.
7" x 5", digital
Editorial for the May issue of Seattle magazine about the importance of music in restaurants
15" x 22", Digital
This project was an experiment to combine my illustration style with packaging and branding design. Bala is a potent shaman’s ritual tea, with each blend calling upon a spirit animal. Each spirit animal offers its own set of primal benefits and attributes, and when they are awakened by consuming this tea, one may feel the blessing of your spirit animal's gifts. The product launch includes a website and tea kit packaging. The tea kit contains a ritual wand/tea stirrer, instructional booklet, individual tea boxes and tea strainer.
10" x 8", Digital
A series of book covers for three of M.F.K. Fisher's most well-known books. Mary Frances Kennedy Fisher was a preeminent American food writer. She was also a founder of the Napa Valley Wine Library and wrote around 27 books. With this concept, I wanted to include a still life of a dinner table, and the objects would represent the mood of each book during that time of Fisher’s life. For example, How to Cook a Wolf was written during the great depression where everyone was living with limited means. Very basic food items were used, such as bread and water.
Let it Snow, 6" x 9", digital
Editorial on the problem with animal hoarding. 5" x 7", digital
21" x 11"