Collab with Chef Alia Dalal: One Big Healthy Family Tote
I hand illustrated the tasty veggies that appear on this tote (all in the cruciferous family—get it?)
Personal wellness chef and educator extraordinaire Alia Dalal design directed the concept, coming up with the visual and the layout, while I supplied the drawings. It was a match made in heaven! We donated half of our proceeds to Purple Asparagus, a wonderful organization that supplies nutrition education to children in underserved schools.
My friend Kate Grube (costume designer and keyboardist) and I collaborated on this project, with me doing the illustrating and her doing the typography and layout, as well as sewing the fabric together to shower curtain size.
Beyonce Shower Curtain Collab
Two women tend the hearth for Ondol in Korea. This illustration is for an article published on the moss Design blog about how we gather insulation and architecture inspiration from ancient heating techniques around the world. Read the article here.
Being a kid usually means feeling limitless possibilities. When children hear that they can be anything they want when they grow up, they don't just hear a doctor or an actor or a fireman (or firewoman), they hear a dog, a plane, a bird, the sun...This little sketch was inspired by that, when the boundary between magic, imagination and reality are still beautifully blurred by innocence.
An illustration of Wanda Stopa, a young Chicago woman circa 1920, who is portrayed in Paul Dailing's story on 1,001 Chicago Afternoons. Dailing's project profiles Chicagoans, places and events, creating a rich local archive that will be treasured for years to come.
My finished drawing screen-printed onto a T-shirt for local Chicago band, Kittyhawk. You can buy it, along with their EP at Hello Merch: http://hellomerch.com/products/kittyhawk-vinyl-bundle. They are awesome, have a listen.
Portrait of Cynthia C. for local project "We Are People", curated by Bryce Parsons-Twesten. Here is some life advice from Cynthia:
"Do what makes you happy, always. That’s it. Oftentimes as you go through life and you’re in relationships, no matter what type of relationship it is, be it love, business, friendship, it doesn’t matter, oftentimes you sacrifice self for someone else’s happiness. I have learned as I've matured in life to do what makes me happy and allow other people to adapt and adjust to my happiness as opposed to me adjusting to their happiness. That’s how I deal. And when I say, “Do what makes me happy,” it doesn’t necessarily mean that I have to be not mindful of someone else’s feeling, but that should not be my deciding factor. Happiness within yourself is more important, because if you’re not happy, you can’t make anybody else happy. So keep you happy. Do what makes you happy, be what makes you happy, and life is so much better because of it."