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Hi guys! This week’s issue of SFWeekly is ENTIRELY COMICS. One of them happens to be one that I drew.
This issue isn’t exactly what you’d expect from a comics issue though- it’s illustrated versions of the same columns that run every week. SFWeekly paired it’s columnists up with local cartoonists to create what they called “a terrifying mutant of journalism and illustration.”

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I was paired up with Benjamin Wachs to do the Distillations column. Naturally, since this is the bar revue column, it was our duty to grab a round together at the bar in question- which turned out to be Trick Dog. I super loved the Zodiac themed menu, which you had to rotate to read. Also, hilariously, we ended up talking to Rob Baedeker and Chris Colin, which turned into this Fastco article. What are the odds of two groups of people doing separate articles in the same place at the same time striking up a conversation? So, this comic and that article together make the collision of two pieces of journalism in one bar.

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If you’re in San Francisco, you should pick up a copy! Or if you’re not you can just read it online.

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Hey guys! I haven’t been posting much here lately because I’ve been super super busy making a whole lot of stuff for a whole lot of people. One thing I should mention is that I’m now Creative Director at Zivity.
Zivity is a place where Models & Photographers create images with the support and imagination of their Backers. Backers can elect to pay the artists for the content they like, or commission specific kinds of photos.
I’ll be doing another post on the rebrand & style guide I did for them, at some point. That said- we just did this awesome Valentine’s Day project that I want to share with you!

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Our CEO, Cyan, asked me to put together a set of valentines to give out as a thank you to our artists and members.
We went through dozens of Valentine’s Day themed photosets on the site to find a handful that would lend themselves well to illustration.

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I did illustrations based on my favorite shots from those sets, then sent them off to the folks at Dependable Letterpress to print them. I wanted to create something really tactile and weighty for these cards, so letterpress was an obvious choice.
We also did a pink to red split fountain effect to get a nice gradient on the second color pass.
The cards are perforated so you can tear them off and give them out to all your favorite people.

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If you want one of your own, sign up to get one here!

& here’s a list of all the models and photographers who made the content that inspired these illustrations:
Miss Kacie Marie by scherbius, Mosh by Redrum Collaboration, Pearl by Sequoia Emanuelle, Gracie Hagen by Anthropix, Porphyria by CandyLust, & Skyee_Line by justice91423.

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I recently had the privilege of designing all the collateral for spooky chamber music duo, The Parlour Trick.

I’ve already shown you the logo I did for them a while back, but there was a whole lot more to the project! Among the things I designed for them were LP packaging, CD packaging, postcards, sheet music, a responsive website, and motion graphics. The photos on the website and packaging are by Ellen Rogers and Audrey Penven.

Check out the titles and credits I made for the video below! I also did some post production on the video.

MEREDITH YAYANOS – DIRECTOR ♦ RACHEL BRICE – DANCER, CHOREOGRAPHER, COSTUMER ♦ ADAM LAMAS – DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY ♦ BRYAN SHELTON – EDITOR ♦ BRIEN HINDMAN – POST-PRODUCTION ♦ DEVON DEVEREAUX – FIRST AD / LIGHTING ♦ STAR ST.GERMAIN – TITLES / CREDITS / POST

Recently, the band released the cd & vinyl pressing of their record. So go get that while it lasts!

This has been one of my favorite projects this year, and I’m really happy with what I made for it.
Also, this album is awesome.

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So I finished my illustration from this year’s Designer Vaca! & I actually ended up doing two!
Kathleen submitted this shot with two photos in it, so I just drew them both.
So stoked for her and her baby boy! Thanks to everyone else who sent me stuff. There’s a high likelihood that I might draw a couple more when I have some spare time.

Like last year, this year’s Designer Vaca was inspiring and awesome!
I roomed with Shauna again this year, and we spent our time talking all things Branch.
I got to catch up with all the awesome people I met last year, and also made a handful of smart and sassy new friends!
It was so great to spend time surrounded by so many talented ladies.
To get a better idea of what it was like, check out this sweet video from Jay Adores.

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I recently attended Designer Vaca in Palm Springs, which was really awesome and inspiring! Unfortunately, I’ve been traveling a bunch and haven’t been able to post about it.
To tide you over until I can- here are some illustrations I did of me and Shauna from last year’s conference.

I haven’t posted these anywhere, except for the one below, which is obviously on the front page of this website- but here it is uncropped and high res!

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To up the ante a little bit, and encourage me to keep making and collaborating with all the lovely ladies I met at DV, I’m inviting all you ladies who attended to send me a photo you took at this year’s conference. I’ll draw an illustration similar to the ones above from your photo and I’ll include in my post for this year!

But I only have time to draw ONE!

So comment here, email me, facebook message- just send me something highish res and I’ll pick one, okay?
Send me your faves!

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Hurray! After months of work, my new website is live!

This new version has been designed to put a greater focus on my portfolio, which now has its own page. I’ll be doing a breakdown of all these new projects on my blog in the coming weeks!

The new site layout has a hefty amount of flat design influence, as well as some parallax scrolling effects that I’m totally stoked on.

The site is fully responsive, meaning that the layout shifts depending on whether the site is viewed on a desktop, tablet or phone. I’ve also switched to Jetpack for comments, which means that you can now comment using your Facebook and Twitter accounts.

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Typography on the web is getting more and more dynamic as new web fonts and plugins become available. This site is set in a combination of Brandon Grotesque and Hypatia Sans. I also made use of FitText.js, an excellent plugin that allows designers to make text on their webpages resize in a fluid fashion.

Special thanks to Nadya Lev, Nubby Twiglet, and Tim Riot for their unending support while I put all of this together. Let me know what you guys think of my new look, and be sure to check out the work page to see lots of new stuff!