Who are you?
I’m an illustrator and design in Seattle, Washington. I work as a visual designer at my day job at a digital marketing agency. The content that I work with is typically pretty technical, so in my free time, I like to explore my more whimsical and fun ideas through illustration. Most of my work is digital, but I’m hoping to start getting back into more traditional and mixed mediums.
What are you working on?
I’m super excited to begin a new project I’ve been thinking about for a long time. I’m planning to create a calendar focused on the astrological signs. This is going to be a great project for experimenting with illustration style, design, and product creation. I’ve been wanting to create something like this for a really long time—so stay tuned!
Choose a favorite shot of yours. Why is it a favorite?
Drawing ladies and foliage is my favorite thing to draw, I find it to be relaxing and fun. I love how the colors turned out and I also got to collaborate with a motion designer from Dribbble, Wanda Arca, to get it animated. Check out the rebound!
Tell us about your setup. What tools did you use to create the shot (e.g. hardware, software, pens, paper, blowtorch)?
My set-up is pretty simple, it’s a work in progress actually! I just use my 15” Macbook Pro and a 27” monitor. I have an iPad Pro and Apple Pencil I use for a digital drawing tablet. I almost always have my sketchbook and planner open, as it helps keep me organized. My kitten Joji is also usually attempting to sit on my laptop or paw at my monitor screen, which really helps my creative process as you can imagine.
I started this illustration by sketching it out on paper, I aimed to create a highly polished sketch to make the process of digitalizing as smooth as possible. From there I created the rough shapes in Illustrator, and then brought that into Photoshop to add texture and dimension using a Wacom Cintiq.
Choose a favorite shot from another Player. Why do you dig it?
I’ve been admiring Brett’s illustration and branding work for a while now. All of his work is smart and super cool. I love how he uses hand-lettering and always has really bold and interesting color palettes. His use of texture is spot-on, as well.