After a few months of holidays, trips back home, and apartment relocations, I am officially back on the job! It seems like I am only now starting to get back into the studio, and I can't believe it's already February. Nevertheless, there were a few jobs I was able to squeeze into the cracks since December or so.
ADOBE: Michael Gough Tribute
This one was a lot of fun! Adobe’s XD team commissioned me to design a poster as a send off gift for their boss and mentor Michael Gough. This was a dream job in every way. Best of all though, was knowing that the person receiving the drawing would be one of the central players in designing all the tools I had used to make it. Thanks to everyone involved in making it such a great experience, and a special thanks to art director (and all around awesome guy) Matthew Richmond for reccommending me for the job!
This little beach scene was for a story in SF Magazine about a technology mogul (Larry Ellis, former CEO of Oracle) who has bought a small Hawaiian Island (well, not so small when I compare it to any of the islands I own) and is in the process of remaking something between a high tech resort and a utopian island fiefdom. (The “Dolphin Alert” is real, apparently, but I came up with the “Sunburn Warning” app on my own, so if any ios developers want to team up on this, shoot me an email.) Thanks to Pete Ivey for the assignment!
I don’t typically get the chance to do many portraits, but I made up for lost time with this one. This was for a story about the impressive amount of UTA alumni who go on to become presidents of other universities. To be honest, the framed portraits are all of people I made up. I did, however, get to sneak one of the my old teachers at SVA into the mix. (The esteemed Carl Titolo. Here playing the part of the painter. Hey Carl!) Thanks to Brody Price for the assignment!
Lastly but not leastly, I got the chance to team up with the incredibly talented Wijtze Velkema to work on his very cool coffee themed side project Drip for Drip. Each month (or so) Wijtze invites a different illustrator to go head to head to design a pair of paper coffee cups themed around the nearest holiday. For the Christmas edition, I contributed this coffee swilling Rudolph, who I am now realizing is also a bit of a litter bug (although, perhaps those were there already when he sat down.)
Alright my homies! That's it for this month. Back to the drawing board!