Turnover

This design was submitted for the indie rock group Turnover’s t-shirt contest. In this hand-drawn illustration, I strived to juxtapose the delicacy of the band’s lyrics with the roughness of their sound by using empty beer bottles as vases for wild flowers. Additionally the band name was incorporated into the bottles’ labels while the name of their latest album was written underneath.

Captive Thoughts

Based inspired from 2 Corinthians 10:5, this illustration demonstrates the narrative of curating the things that grow in my head: collecting pleasant meditations like wildflowers and strangling negative ones to death. With that being said, there are both living and dead flowers in their bouquet. My specialty hand-lettered text is also featured on the knuckles. While this currently only exists on Instagram, I like to see it as a printed

Witch’s Brew

This was a poster design for the Hyattsville, Maryland-based coffee roaster, Vigilante Coffee. Their annual community Halloween party was themed “Witch’s Brew” so I sought to utilize the double entendre and illustrate a witch preparing her daily brew of coffee. This piece is hand-illustrated, inked, scanned and then digitally colored in Adobe Photoshop. Multiple prints were made and displayed in the shops leading up to the event.

Oh Yoko!

This piece is intended to illustrate and humanize the “Yoko Effect,” a term with Yoko Ono’s namesake used to describe situations where women are blamed for men’s self harm. I chose to highlight three specific cases within the American music climate across three different decades: John Lennon and Yoko Ono, Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love, and Mac Miller and Ariana Grande. By overlaying the male portraits with the females, I’ve

Woodstock

An honorable mention in the 2019 Bethel Woods Center for the Arts “Peace, Love and Posters” contest, my illustrated piece tells the narrative legacy of diversity and community of the original 1969 Woodstock festival. The entire piece is hand drawn, featuring the classic Woodstock totem pole still standing on the festival grounds but in place of Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix and Jerry Garcia, I illustrated a woman in hijab, a

Desert Heat Soy Candles

For this project, I created a fictitious candle line inspired by the lifestyle and landscape of the American southwest. The mission behind Desert Heat is to provide warmth and nostalgia to a home through ethically-made, all-natural aromatherapy. The color scheme harks to the earth tones of the desert, and the typeface (my all-time favorite) interacts with the hand-drawn illustrations to add a sense of chic playfulness.