Designer, Artist, Writer living in Seattle, Washington
Some of the pieces shown are from participating in Inktober 2017.
Inktober 2017 Underwater
Inktober 2017 Furious
Inktober 2017 Trail
Inktober 2017 Fierce (or Grace Jones)
Inktober 2017 Shy
Inktober 2017 Long
Inktober 2017 Crooked
Inktober 2017 Filthy
Imagine Crafts - Tsukineko
Marketing assets for Imagine Crafts including webbanners, social media campaigns, and email marketing.
Logo design, web assets, social media photography, email marketing, etc for Pottery Northwest in Seattle, Wa.
50 for 50 Campaign
Pottery Northwest is a non profit ceramic arts studio in the heart of Seattle, Wa. The 50 for 50 campaign highlights significant people over the years who contributed to the studio's success. I helped build out the pages for this content which was a enjoyable process. Check it out!
Here are some writing samples from blogs I have worked with.
Birdman Cinema in the Highest
According to legendary filmmaker Jean Luc Godard, quoted by Toby Mussman: “There are two kinds of cinema; there is Flaherty and there is Eisenstein. That is to say, there is documentary realism and there is theatre, but ultimately, at the highest level, they are one and the same. What I mean is that through documentary one arrives at the structure of the theatre, and through theatrical imagination and fiction one arrives at the reality of life.”
Watching Birdman or (the Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) reminds viewers that there are still great movies being made, mixing the reality of life and the imagination of theatre, set in the world ... Read the full review
Gone Girl Divided
Take Scott Peterson and Casey Anthony, whip them together in the prose of Gillian Flynn, then strain through the mainstream grit of director David Fincher and you get—Gone Girl. The film has already stirred a storm of controversy, especially claims of the film’s misogyny. I won’t necessarily assume that you have heard the spoilers behind the outrage, but perhaps you have at least heard that some people are mad—and with good reason.
In some ways, this response is a fine reflection of one of the film’s key themes: hysteria and mob mentalities conjured by sensational media. Flynn’s original novel did not receive the same sort of outrage perhaps because the quiet subtlety of a novel allows people more time to reflect and fully examine the characters. The audience for long-fiction might also be more inclined toward critical analysis than your average moviegoer, looking for a two-hour thrill. The movie is much more fast-paced, and David Fincher (Fight Club, Se7en) is not known for ....Read the full review
Scarlett Johansson is having a big year, appearing in several big budget features (Her, Under the Skin). Luc Besson is consistently a commercial success with a range of films, from gritty violent fare (The Taken and Transporter series), to simmering and suspenseful action (The Professional, Nikita) to his space opera spectacle The Fifth Element. Lucy, starring ScarJo, is definitely of the first category. It is already cleaning up at the box office, but the film itself is a bit of a mess, thanks in part to a flawed central premise.
We in Seattle are frequently made conscious of the abundance and grandeur of the ocean. We can go whale watching in the San Juan Islands, witness salmon runs in Ballard Locks and fishmongers throwing the day’s catch in Pike Place Market, identify with the iconic ferry system and often get held up by sailboats at the Fremont drawbridge. Our connection to the ocean is one of the main reasons people flock to Seattle, why we have the most boats per capita of any US city.
In Francis Ford Coppola’s Apocalypse Now (1979), Captain Willard (Martin Sheen) is tasked to find and kill Colonel Kurtz (Marlon Brando) who has gone AWOL by defining himself as a demigod to a small village deep in the Vietnamese jungle. Kurtz insults the military in a dialog with Willard, “Are you an assassin?” Willard replies, “I am a soldier” to which Kurtz rejoins, “You are neither. You are an errand boy. Sent by grocery trucks to collect a bill.”
Coppola painted an infamously vivid picture of war as a personal hell, the full force of “the [existential] horror,” all of which reflected the sentiment that many held about the Vietnam War—that it was a human and national disaster. The message Coppola is sending is clear, and whether you agree with it or not, at least the filmmaker is honest.
Hand drawn Chalkboard designs for the Tipsy Cow and Tigerly Ox.
I Gotta Fever
Cow Bell theme chalkboard based on the Famous SNL skit with Christopher Walken.
The Tipsy Cow Burger Bar
Dave the owner is great guy who hired me to hand draw over 10 very large chalkboards (36 x 48 inches). The tipsy cow is a beer and burger place with two locations --Redmond WA and Woodinville, WA. Fantastic burgers! Tipsy Cow Website
The Tipsy Cow
Large chalkboard for the Tipsy Cow Burger Bar that explains a seating policy.
Tipping Point Chalkboard
Hello from the Udder Side, I must have MOOed 1,000 times
Basic Menu for the Tigerly Ox
logo + assets
Stumptown Artist Series
Microsoft One Note
I assisted in production work to convert a print booklet to an online supplement which showed off the features and functionality of Microsoft One Note. My task was to use photos and text provided in a pdf and create a One Note document that demonstrators could use to show the awesome qualities of the program.
Included some of the assets I was provided and a screenshot of my final work.