Collaborated with band to create an all-encompassing visual experience for their Tumblr IRL concert at the Folsom Street Foundry in San Francisco. Using a combination of original drawings and paintings, digital collage, photography and GIF animation, I designed the art to complement the themes of their new album, Love You To Death. Motifs like abstract broken mirrors, colorful refractive gems and dried roses were used to symbolize self-reflection, love and loss.
Designed and illustrated digital flyer and limited edition commemorative poster, concert backdrop, all digital projections and animations to fill venue walls and accompany performance. Also created original social media content for their Tumblr blog to promote show.
(Concert photos: Tom Tomkinson)
Social media content creator for fashion designer Mi Jong Lee. Working with lookbook and e-commerce photos, and other in-house materials, created original illustrations, photocollages and other creative content for use on social media accounts and email blasts.
Recently appointed as the brand's social media manager, to reenergize the look and feel of their Instagram feed, and develop and execute original storytelling campaigns. More to come soon!
Being Present (2016). Organza, monofilament, fiberglass, steel. 96 x 120 x 24 in.
ThriveNYC (headed by NYC's First Lady Chirlane McCray) and Tumblr hosted a series of public events in all five boroughs to promote mental health awareness. I was asked to conceptualize and construct a portable installation piece embodying their joint mission of open, positive dialogue. The sculpture would travel to each borough as part of the events, and culminate in a two-week installation at the First Street Green Park.
Worked directly with ThriveNYC and Tumblr through every phase, from researching, concepting, mockups, production, transport logistics, etc. There were many requirements: the piece had to be weatherproof; able to withstand strong winds; easy for one or two persons to assemble, disassemble and transport multiple times; and it had to meet NYC Parks' safety requirements. It also had to be big enough to serve as a fun photo op, but small enough to fit indoors in case of inclement weather.
My resulting creation was inspired generally by Tibetan prayer flags: it is believed that as the wind blows through the colorful flags, the mantras and well wishes vested in them are spread across the world. Working closely with Tumblr and ThriveNYC, we decided on the bow as a modern twist on the flag, as a symbol of positivity, hope, and an act of giving to others. The rainbow of colors symbolize the range of emotions; it is also an immediately recognizable symbol for acceptance. The different pole heights create an ascending effect, which speaks to an open growth process that encourages sharing with friends and family, and connecting about mental health.
Commissioned by HBO to create five original drawings with teasers of the new season, and inspired by the show generally. The drawings were used to promote the premiere of Season Three and the GIRLS' official blog relaunch, and were projected during the Tumblr GIRLS premiere party.
The goal was to create highly shareable content, that would resonate deeply with both my audience, and the GIRLS blog audience. With a deep understanding of what resonates within these communities, I purposely chose to incorporate emotionally-charged quotes and a very naive, sentimental style of drawing. The drawings received some of the highest engagement, and garnered over thousands of likes and reblogs.
Portrait of Texas politician Wendy Davis for LennyLetter.com.
Created spot illustrations for the hardcover first edition of The Dolphin Way by Shimi Kang, M.D. Published May 1, 2014 by TarcherPerigree, a division of Penguin Random House.
Created a series of original drawings for The Inevitable What, by Sarah Lyn Rogers. Published by Sad Spell Press.
Portrait of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. for University of Chicago's Virtue Blog. Gouache and crayon on paper.
Prints of my original painting will be used in all 220 guestrooms of the Courtyard Marriott in Bulfinch Triangle, Boston, Massachusetts. The property is still under construction and completion is expected in 2018.
(Hotel photo: Turnberry Associates)
Personal humorous work used for social media. All images were handmade with gouache and colored pencil on paper, with background color added digitally.