Monday, December 13, 2010


My jewelry business plan completed for business class. I love graphic design. A lot.

Designer Fabric Outlet

Logotype re-design for the company Designer Fabric Outlet on Queen Street W. in Toronto. This was a project for Graphic Design class and was a blast to do. I'm currently creating revamped business cards and promo cards and will post them as soon as I'm finished.

Sunday, December 5, 2010


Editorial Illustration completed for my thesis class. This piece was based on an article about the fashion influence of Michelle Obama on the American public.

Mixed Media on Paper, 7.75" x 11"

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

ephemeral blues

Editorial Illustration created for my thesis class. This piece is based on an article about the recent flooding of cotton fields in Pakistan. It's an important issue affecting the production of cotton fabrics in the fashion industry.

ephemeral blues
mixed media on paper, 7.75" x 10"

Sunday, November 21, 2010

flourish ~ warmth by the pier

Illustration completed for my thesis class for an article about the fashion brand Hollister. I decided to take a slightly different approach with this piece. I wanted the final to act as a T-shirt design, as well as an illustration that could accompany the article. I completed a second, bitmapped version of this piece to act as the T-shirt design.

flourish ~ warmth by the pier
ink and digital

Saturday, November 20, 2010


Illustration for my thesis class based on an article about the rise in popularity of slim-fit and skinny jeans on men.

mixed media on paper, 7.5" x 9"

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Jewelry Design Side Project

As many of you know, I have a great interest in fashion which is shown in the majority of my work. I'm starting to branch into creating actual items to be worn.

I'm currently creating and selling handmade jewelry. A selection are currently for purchase as a fundraising effort toward our fourth year grad show. I have an Etsy account already made to sell these creations.

They are created using silk, wire, and recycled objects. They are within' the $15-20 range, so very affordable and environmentally friendly at that. In addition some are supporting not only my grad show year, but my entire cohort. If interested please contact me.

I'll update with the Etsy account as soon as items are listed.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Digging Deeper

Narrative assignment based around the concept of "digging deeper" within' ourselves as a theme. I chose the moment when I came out a couple of years ago because it was a very profound moment in my life. It's personal to me but I really wanted to share this side through my art. If I can help just one other person with accepting themselves then that's all that matters.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Literacy Awareness

Literacy awareness poster done for Graphic Design class. The statistic is that 12% of university graduates in Canada have low-literacy skills. Three in twenty-five equals 12%.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Luxurious Tweets

Here is my second painting for my thesis. I'm illustrating current fashion articles and this one was about how luxury brands should use twitter.

mixed media and digital, 7.5" x 9"

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

drowning in you

New comic from Visual Narrative class. This one focuses on a lesbian couple. I've never drawn a female couple before so I thought I'd give it a try. It was national coming out day recently and due to the bullying and suicides over homosexuality recently, I really wanted to create this as something to show others that they aren't alone. Love who you are and be who you are.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Thesis Painting Update

Here's a bigger, more updated preview of my first painting for my fourth year thesis project for Illustration class.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Haywire 3

Here is another cover for Haywire. I had another idea in my head and I couldn't resist giving it a try. I thought using white font for the title would be more fitting since I found the white string to be a main symbol of the book, representing both the purity and innocence of the child.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Haywire 2

Another cover design for Graphic Design class. I still have to do some tweaking, but this is a current cover idea.

Here is the story Haywire by Chuck Kensler to get a better idea of the concept for the covers.

Angie left Virgil - left the baby too. For the past five months Virgil's been planning for today's homecoming.

Angie says in her fidgety bird voice, "Lo, Virg. Ain't too gooda day is it? Waddyathink, Virg, waddayathing?"

"Not so good. She's in the other room."

A tear in the window shade angles light into a cardboard box where the baby lies dreamless. She is in her best clothes, as if dressed for a tea party. Virgil strokes her soft hair and pale cheek. He ties the lid closed with white string.

Then his mind explodes into a pile of loose hay.

Thursday, September 30, 2010


Here's a small in-progress peek at my first painting of fourth year for Illustration class.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010


Book cover design for Graphic Design class.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Tom Ford Painting (In Progress)

In progress digital painting of the a sketch I drew of Tom Ford.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

What are you gonna do, beat me with your Jesus stick?

I'm really into the series LOST right now, and decided to play around with type. Charlie Pace is my favorite character on the show, who is compared to a moth in an early episode from season one (one of my favorite episodes). If you haven't watched the series you really, really should.

Photograph is copyright the respective owner.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Moi dix Mois Poster Re-Design

I used to be really into a band called Moi dix Mois. I found out recently that they are releasing a new album this year. I came across a teaser poster for it (the first picture) and thought the design was pretty bad so I decided to design it myself. The photo in the poster I designed is copyright the respective owner, as well as the original poster.

Monday, July 5, 2010

More Hangtag Designs

Here are some more hangtags I've designed for Futurstate.

Friday, July 2, 2010

The Clothing Show

I designed the coupon and signage for the Futurstate booth at The Clothing Show in Toronto. I also helped with sales and set-up. It was a very cool experience to work behind the scenes and see what others were doing as well.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Futurstate Hangtags

I'm currently working on hangtags at my fashion internship. The hangtags are for a contemporary alternative line that emphasizes sophistication and high quality. Here are a handful of roughs I've designed so far.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010


I'm currently interning with Snoflake and Futurstate for the summer. Both are fashion brands and so far it's been an amazing experience and I feel like I'm learning something new every day.

I'm currently working on illustration, graphic art, and even fashion art from time-to-time. I've designed signage, posters, banners, buttons and I'm currently working on a new catalogue design.

I plan to post many of the designs I have come up with so far, but for now here is a recent illustration I've completed. It's my first fashion technical. There's still some tweaking to do, as well as the back, but it's been really fun to work on.

Friday, April 16, 2010

And Then You Yelled As We Beheld An Old Maroon Hot Air Balloon

A quick digital painting I did today for my final After Effects animation of third year. The animation was to the song "Hot Air Balloon" by Owl City (Amazing music).

Monday, March 15, 2010

Promotional Mailer

Here is my promotional mailer design for Graphic Design class. Contact information is fictitious for the purpose of design.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010


Illustration assignment based on Nigerian fraud e-mails. The e-mail I chose was based in China, and I became heavily inspired by Chinese prints. I decided to incorporate that into this piece.

Acrylic & ink on BFK Rives, 6"x 6" each

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Tom Ford

So this was something random I sketched while taking breaks from an interpretive assignment I was working on over break. It is a quick sketch with photo reference of fashion designer/director Tom Ford. He's one of my inspirations and is someone I would really like to meet one day.

Anyway, I'm currently in the process of painting this sketch, and I should be putting some illustrations up shortly, as well.

Monday, March 1, 2010

In-Progress Digital Painting

UPDATE TIME!!! So, digital painting. I have decided to delve back into it in full force after practicing more traditional painting. Here is a small crop of a larger piece I'm currently working on. I'm trying to work out a few kinks and learn more techniques to paint hair.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Grand Times Under Water

I may have posted this before, but I didn't like the contrast much, so I fixed it up digital paint-style and now I'm satisfied with it so I'll post it (again?)

Friday, February 12, 2010


More personal work.

Mixed media on Japanese paper mounted on wood. 10" x 12"

Thursday, February 11, 2010

3 minutes and counting

Personal piece. This was originally my "I Am 8-bit" idea, but I went in a totally different direction.

3 minutes and counting
Acrylic & ink on BRK Rives, 8" x 8"

Wednesday, February 10, 2010


This was an assignment for Interpretive Illustration class. We were to illustrate the coffee sleeve for Terminal 1 at Pearson International Airport in Toronto. I really wanted to go narrative with this piece and create a dreamy and calming atmosphere as plane trips can be chaotic and rushed.

Acrylic & ink on BFK Rives.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Fame Kills

Interpretive Illustration class assignment. We were to create a recipe and I chose "how to be Lady Gaga." I wanted to branch into pop culture, and it was interesting finding ways to incorporate what I wanted to into the piece.

The original project is a "recipe for disaster" and the other reason why I chose Lady Gaga is because I wanted to incorporate this in some way. She sings about the disadvantages of fame in some of her music and I thought the idea of "fame kills" was interesting so I chose to work around that.

Fame Kills
Acrylic & ink on BFK Rives, 8" x 10"

Friday, February 5, 2010

Applied Photography Poster (Graphic Design)

This is a poster created for Graphic Design class. We were to promote one of the programs within' Sheridan College and I was given Applied Photography. The photo is copyright the original owner.

Monday, January 18, 2010


Cowboy illustration for Interpretive class.

Acrylic and ink on BFK Rives. 8.5 x 11