Designer, Artist, Writer living in Seattle, Washington
Meowzy Primary Kitty Meowzy Art Show
Meowzy is a cat theme art exhibit at the 3 Square Gallery in Fort Collins, Colorado. Super fun way to ring in the new year with an art submission. These pieces are mixed media on 12 x 12 wood canvas.
Imagine Crafts 2017 Catalog
Imagine Crafts 2017 Catalog
Imagine Crafts - Tsukineko 2017 Catalog Design
Catalog design for Imagine Crafts 2017. This 52-page catalog features over 15 ink pad and art brands with range of 12 - 80 color swatches per brand in different size containers and display options as well as a art examples, tools, compatibility charts, SKU codes, etc. Full color. 8.5 x 11 inches. Designed in Indesign. Front cover is a in house photo and back cover was designed in Illustrator.
Imagine Crafts Social Media
Imagine Crafts is an arts and crafts supplies distributor and maker. Imagine distributes Tsukineko (Tokyo, Japan) ink pads and markers to the Americas and makes shimmer sprays, mixed media supplies and embossing powders as well. One of the challenges of marketing is showing off the depth color swatches available. In order to meet this challenge with energy and excitement, the marketing team plans out color features for each month of the year. This is a super fun way to recharge each ink brand with new ideas and trending art!
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
Pottery Northwest is Seattle's premier ceramic art studio that offers a variety of classes, hosts events, gallery openings and is home to a competitive artist in residence program. One of the most popular events is a drop-in style Friday night wheel throwing class that was originally branded as a fun date night. Since it has been changed to Clay Night to encourage everyone to join. Other regular events are art calls, competitions and artist talks.
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!
50th Anniversary Logo
Writing for Vanguard Arts & Culture
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
Civil Bikes is a bicycle advocacy program in Atlanta, Ga that focuses on healthy living, bicycle education and civil rights history tours. The logo design focused on a fun imagery incorporating the bicycle wheel and the red star to denote a sense of justice. www.civilbikes.com
Stumptown Artist Series
Stumptown Artist Series features 5 artists work on a bag of coffee.