These bunny ornaments are inspired by a character I came up with in 2009 while doodling. Pattern designed and hand-sewn by me.
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A drawing in honor of my favorite Vans sneakers.
Toastless is my online shop where I create and sell handmade goods ranging from paintings to felt ornaments. Each design is based off of sketches in my sketchbook and it’s so fun to bring my illustrations to life.
To create a strong brand that people will recognize, I also came up with brand guidelines to keep a consistent look throughout all my marketing and packaging.
I wanted the look of Toastless to be fun and playful, but also a little weird. I wanted the packaging to reflect that without being too distracting to the artwork.
To create that look and feel, I chose black as the main color. This allows the colors of the artwork to stand out against the black background without clashing.
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Little paintings of illustrations I’ve come up with over the years. Availble for sale in my shop, www.toastless.etsy.com.
During my time Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center, I created a number of posters – over 20 per season – for various concerts and events. With each poster, I had to work within the Gallagher brand as well as each show’s unique brand limitations. This created a fun challenge to bring two brands together.
Gallagher Bluedorn Website
HOURS is a project created in my spring 2016 typography class, where we were given the final project of recording a week in the life. My goal for this project was to design and create a book that documented my week using my own font and illustrations.
HOURS explores telling various parts of my week using a font I created with a brush and ink. I scanned the letters and refined them in Adobe Illustrator.
When creating the book, conveying parts of my week in a colorful and illustrative manner was my biggest challenge. I chose to focus on three highlights a day from each of the documented seven days.
An illustration inspired by a song by my favorite band.
These are pin designs that I created based off my own illustrations from my sketchbook. I wanted to create a wearable form of art and with pins having their moment in the spotlight right now, I thought it would be a great project to attempt.
A lot of research and trial and error went into the process. I wanted to use shrink plastic as my medium since I didn’t have the means to create enamel pins. Finding the right shrink plastic that could go through a printer was a challenge and getting the baking process down was another challenge. The second step was adding the gloss shine to follow the look of enamel pins as well as adding a protective layer.
For my first initial release, I created six designs: a tooth, a toaster, skull, two different colors of mixtapes (blue and yellow), and a skateboard.
My art is very inspired by pop artists such as Keith Haring and lowbrow art and I think these pins reflect that in my own style. I’m looking forward to releasing my next set of designs in the upcoming weeks.
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This project was just an exploration on using texture, a limited color palette, and creating a cut-paper-like style to create an interesting composition.
This project took items from my bag and I illustrated them. I chose the items in my bag because they tell something about me, but were varied and interesting to work with. This project took place over the course of one afternoon.
A painting of a cassette tape inspired by pop artists such as Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat.
Available for purchase here: www.toastless.etsy.com
These are little bread plush toys based off my illustrations. I wanted to try out a 3D format and created these bread plush using felt fabric and sewing them together.
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I love working on pattern design and seeing my art come to life on items you can use everyday, such as bedding or mugs. I like to try a variety of styles when it comes to working with pattern design.
To see more and purchase any of these patterns, visit: www.society6.com/toastless
A lot of my work involves a lot of color, thick outlines, and simple shapes. I’m inspired a lot by pop artist, Keith Haring.
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