The next in the series of graphic illustrations that I’ve created for ARTiculate: Real&Clear‘s blog posts, this image might be my favorite to date. We went a different direction on this graphic- more of a “mixed-media, art and poetry book” illustration style. The article that this was made for, called “Let’s Be Honest: Listening to Our Voice Can Keep It Real” by guest blogger Alexandra O’Connell, is deeply rooted in the idea that in order to really “find our voice” we have to be accepting of honesty. Alex’ writing oozes imagery, which made it relatively easy to come up with some ideas for the illustration, but I wanted to push the boundaries a little bit more and start putting a little more “ART” into these graphics for ARTiculate. Read More »
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We all know effective communication skills are good for success in life, but, sometimes, it can even be a matter of life and death. This is true of the story of Antoinette Tuff, which is told through the eyes of Diana Dresser, one of ARTiculate: Real & Clear’s vocal coaches, in her latest blog post. I was tasked with creating a graphic from the phrase “Love the voice.” While some pieces of ideas were thrown about, this was the main piece of information from which to formulate my design. Read More »
When we left 2012 to venture into a new year, 2013 was going to be “The Year” for me. I had a new, more powerful position at my day job, I was in talks for some major positive personal changes, and I had plans to push forward with my work on BasicallyRed.
Here’s a bunch of graphics that I created for the Ladies of Craft Beer website, promotions, marketing, and more.
It’s an amazing feeling when you create a graphic that a company likes so much that they want to utilize it for their holiday card mailing. This is exactly what happened with ARTiculate: Real&Clear and the latest newsletter typographic illustration that I designed. Read More »
This time around, instead of a comic to go with ARTiculate: Real&Clear’s latest newsletter article, I was tasked with coming up with a good illustration for a recap of a conference that Hilary Blair and Kenny Storms had worked at the previous weekend. This conference was for the Association for Experiential Education and the good folks at ARTiculate were asked to help some members of the association tell their story. You can read the recap and see my artwork here. Read More »
More than any other day of the week, Wednesday, to me, is the most in need of a battle cry. Think of running a race: at the beginning, you’re pumped and ready to go. At the end, you’re super excited to be done and sprint to the finish. In the middle, though, is where it’s hardest to get motivated to keep going.
Wake Me Up by Avicii is my “get up and go” song today because, not only do the lyrics exemplify a lot of what I’ve been going through lately, but the beat of this song instantly transports me to a place where I’m in a sea of people simultaneously bouncing up and down in time to the music. If you’ve never experienced what that feels like, I highly suggest that you do. It’s epic. For now, however, it’s windows down, volume up! Read More »
If you’re like me, Mondays can sometimes get you down. I like to overcome this feeling by finding myself a good “battle cry” song. So, if you feel deflated when quittin’-time rolls around and you get in your car for the long journey home, take a gander at listening to Bastille’s Pompeii. Windows down, volume up! Read More »