“T-shirt lettering and illustration highlighting the importance of Michigan farming.” Tim Mahoney, client.
“A look based on the lettering of a manuscript for an article on biblical information.” Ashley Walton, Journey Group, art director.
“The concept was to create lettering that illustrated unity. The inspiration came through looking at engravings, which had a connection with the content.” Kathryn Lavey, Milwaukee Magazine, art director.
“A personal piece working with the idea of staying true to what you love. The color gold fit with the phrase perfectly.”
"Headline lettering for an article on Keith Richards. The goal was to create lettering that had a bohemian, rock n’ roll feel to it.” Paul Martinez, Men's Journal, art director.
“I had the honor of teaching a Skillshare class on lettering, and was asked to create an illustration to be used as promotional material—something clean, showing technical aspects.”
“This illustration had to work within the idea of a jeans pocket. The lettering was textured to look as if it was sewn on.” Robert Grom, St. Martin’s Press, art director.
“A promotional piece I sent out to potential clients. The idea was to highlight my skill set and get my name out to others.”
I have been working as a freelancer since late 2011.
I will graduate in April 2014 with BFA in graphic design from Oakland University.
I am influenced by using an assortment of pens, pencils and tools, such as an oblique pen holder, or a brush. I have found that the more I work with my hands, the more in touch I am with the work I am reproducing digitally. Lately, I’ve found inspiration in examining samples from lettering books and various materials that exist offline.
These days, I work mostly from a home office. It is a love/hate situation, as it requires a nice balance of getting out.
Work with your hands when you can. It is a beautiful thing, even if it is just practice.