Saturday, August 28, 2010

Brass Bed - Gramophone Shirt

Brass Bed Gramophone Shirt

My friends in Brass Bed asked me to come up with a shirt design! They wanted to have something for the release party of their second album, Melt White, which is coming up on Sept. 10th. That's going to be a super-fun show. Great music, too. Check 'em out!

I did a few thumbnails of different concepts based on the initial thoughts they gave me. They all lit on this direction, which was a horse pulling a giant gramophone; here's the final product. It was a really fun project to accept, and as an added bonus, I stocked up on a few ideas for future illustrations. Woooo!

Friday, August 20, 2010


BURST! Design

BURST! Mock-Up

EEEK! Sorry for the lack of posts. Been working on a lot of freelance illustrations. Wooo! OK, so this is a new shirt design that I just submitted to Threadless. Scoring is going on RIGHT AS I TYPE.

It's a fun speech bubble made out of comic onomatopoeias. Wouldn't this be totally fun to wear? WOULDN'T IT? You're right, it totallllly would.


If you'd like, please help it get printed by voting and commenting on the Threadless submissions page.
Here's the link:

BURST! - Threadless T-shirts, Nude No More

Thanks ever so much, friends! OH, and please feel free to leave comments here as well :D

Friday, August 6, 2010

Name that Toon

Sweet Adelines Program

One of my coworkers is in a chorus called "Sweet Adelines", who put on a performance every now and then. This year they are having a Broadway show-tunes theme, and I was asked to illustrate a cover for their program. A small, fun piece with a lot of creative freedom. This is the kind of freelance stuff that an illustrator just lovessssss.

Actually I'm sure freelance illustrators love all work. Since I usually just do things like this for fun, it's nice to actually get paid to draw silly things!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

eNews is Good News

BBR eNews

I was asked to whip up an illustration for one of BBR's HTML emails. The subject is about helping others realize how to effectively communicate eNews through html emails and blogs and stuff like that. I think. I actually wasn't given the article to read. I was just told to "do an illustration about eNews."

So, here you go! An envelope/keyboard. Yayyyy digital mail providing eNews, amirite?!?!

It's always fun to do illustration at work. :D