"Apparel design for Stupid Cancer, encouraging cancer-affected youth to live their lives to the fullest." Selfless Tee/Stupid Cancer, clients.
"Data visualization illustrating CCTV usage in various London boroughs. Statistics via BBC.co.uk." Column Five Media, client.
"Travel postcard for Wander, based on a quote by the nineteenth-century poet Robert Louis Stevenson." Wander, client.
"Complete revisualization of our USPS mail system, completed at the University of Kansas (during the 09–10 academic year). Professors: Tad Carpenter, Jeremy Shellhorn, Andrea Herstowski Wertzberger."
"The Bluths, a 3-color silkscreen for LA-based art house Gallery1988, for a show (that opened in June) celebrating the television series 'Arrested Development.'" Gallery1988, client.
"Self-initiated illustration for the mornings you wake up and just know."
"Illustration commissioned by the music-streaming service Grooveshark, as an available player skin for premium subscribers." Grooveshark, client.
"Educational! Interactive! Darwin-approved! Flowchart for the ancestrally curious. All evolutionary results guaranteed through one ice age or six millennia. Self-initiated work."
Duration: Two years.
Staff: During the day I wage war with Design Army and later burn the midnight oil for a battalion of one. Most of the after-hours work I do comprises smaller illustration-type pieces—things I really enjoy, but that we may tend to see fewer of at the studio.
Education: A BFA from the University of Kansas.
Cultural Influences: The list is pretty infinite. Lately I’ve found that anything grounded in a moving narrative tends to have a major impact on my process, whether I’m directly influenced by the content or just inspired to twist the setting a little differently. Film has always played a big role in my approach, I think because it more or less epitomizes the idea of the narrative: It’s essentially the marriage of story and art direction (the loving type of marriage, where people hold hands and roll in the grass and don't end up on Maury). Science and psychology were also big interests of mine for awhile; I’d go pick up a medical journal and see how far I could get before the inane frustration of not knowing how to pronounce eighty percent of the words on the page finally convinced me to swap it out for a well-drawn issue of Highlights. Oh, and wholesome pop culture (you know, shows like Maury).
Environment: The Design Army studio is beautiful. At home I sit on a chair I bought at Goodwill.
Philosophy: Just be yourself—people will get it or they won’t.