Interior illustration for The Stranger's guide to Bumbershoot, a popular Seattle arts festival. Corianton Hale, The Stranger, art director
Cover illustration for an upcoming book titled Backcountry Betty, Roughing it in Style.Kate Basart, Union Pageworks, art director
This personal project became an interactive magnet set, "The Notably Versatile Sofia Coppola."
Front panel of packaging for a complete garden kit that included a planter box, seeds and soil. Produced in limited quantities as gifts.
Packaging illustration for Rwanda Blue Bourbon, a Starbucks Black Apron Exclusive.Jeff Wilkson, Starbucks Coffee Company, designer
Packaging illustration for Ethiopia Gemadro Estate, a Starbucks Black Apron Exclusive.Jeff Wilkson, Starbucks Coffee Company, designer
These raccoons accompanied an article titled "Urban Bandits" in Seattle Metropolitan magazine. William Quinby, Seattle Metropolitan magazine, art director
Cover image for a holiday dining and shopping guide in Seattle Weekly.Karen Steichen, Seattle Weekly, art director
Duration: I've been in Seattle for over ten years, and working under the company name Croak and Hum for almost three.
I am moving to Rhode Island in September, but I will be traveling back and forth often.
Staff: By night I work on my own as Croak and Hum. By day, I'm part of a much larger group at Starbucks Global Creative, which is home to about 30 other designers.
Education: BFA from Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, currently pursuing
Cultural Influences: Pop! and science. I'm completely addicted to pop music and celebrity gossip blogs. I also really love the imagery of science. I don't always understand what it means, but I am a total sucker for a cross-section.
Environment: For the past two years, it's been a super messy cube at Starbucks.
I have piles of unmarked CDs held up by mounds of random books. The row next to me is home to the studio turntables, so it's usually pretty loud. The place where I work is really about the people; they are fun, kind and incredibly talented--and sometimes they dance on their desks.
Philosophy: Don't get caught. I feel as though I've tricked the universe into letting me draw pictures for a living, and I didn't have to make any secret deals or sell my soul. I'm really lucky! I'm hoping that if I keep busy and work hard, no one will notice that I'm actually doing what I wanted to do as a child.