Tuesday, October 26, 2010

San Diego AIDS Walk 2010

I designed this for the San Diego AIDS Walk 2010. It was also printed on the September cover of the San Diego Gay and Lesbian Times seen here. It's a great cause, I was honored to be able to make a contribution.

Poster Designs

I was going through my old work and found these posters. One is for a local theater company, Mercury Summer Stock, and the other was for an Art Show at American Greetings. I liked the lettering in these and have been doing more stuff like this, I'll try to post soon!

Thread Magazine - Fall 2010

I've been working with Thread Magazine on some fun assignments. These silhouettes accompanied a story on Pattern-free sewing. I just thought there was something fun and 'kinda hot' with the photo/illustration combination here.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Joan Harris

Another great season has come to a close... what ever will I do with myself? See you next Summer Madmen!

"I can't wait until next year when all of you are in Vietnam. You will be pining for the day when someone was trying to make your life easier. When you're over there, and you're in the jungle and they're shooting at you, remember you're not dying for me because I never liked you."

-Joan Harris

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Summer spots

These were inspired by a favorite film, the Talented Mr. Ripley. Dizzy Gillespie, Chet Baker, 1960's Italy... The part that kills me here, is that when I was still working on them, I accidentally saved over the layered file with this flattened jpeg. So this low-res version is all I have to show for a near week's worth of work. Ah digital media...

Friday, October 22, 2010

the Sun

During a recent extended hospital stay, I found it uplifting to draw Suns. I brought them home and made these from the sketches. There's a little Alexander Girard influence and definitely some Antonio Frasconi in that last one. I also love the various Suns featured on the CBS Sunday morning show.

Today's Parent

I did this illustration late in 2009 for a fun story about a musically-inclined family.

Peaceable Kingdom Press

Another fun greeting card assignment this time with PK Press. I'm including my original version and the finished design with the their excellent lettering addition, it totally makes the card.

p.s. Big thanks to Rob for that awesome "Andy Warhol blotted-line" demo baby!!!

More AG Father's Day

These are three of my favorite samples from another 2010 Father's day program with AG. The 'planning' called for a Charlie Harper-Jon Klassen hybrid style (specifically citing Charlie Harpers great Ford Times magazine illustrations). I really enjoyed the assignment.

American Greetings Father's Day

I didn't get a chance to see if these actually made it to the racks but I had fun with these and liked the line of cards for their simplicity. The images were to be 'dicut' out so you could see through to the colored background.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Textile Design

Earlier in the year, I had the chance to work with a local home accessories design firm Blonder Inc. Together with friend and Art Director, Jeff Zelmer, we collaborated on pattern designs for a shower and bath accessories program for Target and Lowes Home.

Monday, October 18, 2010

odd couple

This is an oldie from the sketchbook based on a very weird dream. I guess there are some parallels if you think about it.

how to host a...

I've had a lot of fun working with Elizabeth at Penguin Books on this murder mystery series from author Penny Warner. The books follow Presley Parker, a San Francisco based party planner with a knack for crime solving.

American Greetings

These are a few illustrations I did in the last year or so for American Greetings and AG Interactive. I worked at American Greetings for six years before going out on my own in 2008. I still work with AG on occasion and actually enjoy the sensibility of greeting card work. I'll post more stuff soon.


For 2010 promotions, Lindgren & Smith artists designed bookmarks for each of the 50 states. To see all the other great bookmarks go here.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

George Washington

after Gilbert Stuart

I know it's completely random, but for a while there I found it almost therapeutic to paint Gilbert Stuart - George Washington copies in between jobs. This was my most successful effort, though he seems more angry with things than stoic. I'll hopefully get a chance to try again soon.

p.s. I'm a longtime fan of George so there will definitely be more postings in the future. : )

Huggies: Every Little Bottom

(logo and alternates)

It was a true delight working again with Leah and Ogilvy on this very special charitable program. Parents with little ones, please read about it here.

Family Circle Magazine

I illustrated a series of editors at Family Circle with their favorite 'easy to prepare' recipes. This was my favorite, the March issue, featuring Susan and her homemade vodka sauce.

National Geographic Kids