→ 21 Apr 14 at 11 am
Here’s my piece for Light Grey Art Lab’s “Animystics” show opening on April 25! The theme of the show was spirit animals or guides, this one is a black heron that opens windows between worlds. If you’re interested in prints be sure to check out the shop HERE, you can buy 8”x10” fine art prints for $20 or the framed original drawing for $200 and a portion of the proceeds goes to animal rescues. Be sure to check out everyone else’s work as well, there are some incredible pieces in this show!
→ 31 Mar 14 at 11 am
Even though I saw her livestream (you can check it out here) the sketches for these, I was still completely floored when Ashley Mackenzie sent these pieces. Look at them! Oh and in the zine, these are printed back to back so that it feels like you’re entering the door - they’re beautiful and functional!
Also many congratulations to Ashley for being our third contributor in this year’s Spectrum Annual! So proud of you, girl!
My Fezzine pieces are out! I was so excited to be a part of this project as it gave me an excuse to finally finish one of my favourite games and make something about it with lots of other cool folk. Thanks to Kevin for organizing and putting all this together!
→ 28 Mar 14 at 11 am
This poster was just released so I can finally talk about it! As far as I know this is the first time OCAD has chosen to use illustration for the GradEx poster instead of straight graphic design (when they contacted me I actually thought they’d mistaken me for a graphic designer) so I was really excited to work on this.
The idea was about breaking traditions and moving past cliches to find new ways of thinking. More than anything I found OCADU to be a school of ideas. We were always encouraged to move past easy solutions to get to the heart of an idea to come up with something new. No self-respecting illustration student would settle for using a lightbulb until all other metaphors had been exhausted…so of course I couldn’t help but use it in this piece.
Thanks to everyone on the GradEx committee who worked with me on this! And if you’re in the GTA May 1st - 4th make sure you check out the exhibition!
→ 20 Mar 14 at 5 pm
Here’s my most recent piece in Scientific American for the article "The Hidden Dangers of Going Under" about possible lingering side-effects of anaesthesia. This one went through a few different iterations before we settled on the red one but I thought I’d post a few of the others to show some of the variations. Thanks to AD Jason Arias!
→ 03 Dec 13 at 11 am
I did a piece for Scientific American’s December issue! The article was about illegal wildlife trafficking, the immense profits made on the black market and the need to change policies to protect these endangered species and prevent the misuse of those profits. You can read the full article HERE. Thanks so much to AD Michael Mrak!
→ 20 Nov 13 at 5 pm
I did an illustration for last Sunday’s New York Times Book Review! The article was about two books investigating the history between women and alcohol, you can read it online HERE. Thanks so much to AD Nicholas Blechman.
→ 05 Sep 13 at 11 am
I almost forgot to upload pictures of the piece I did on the Wallspace at OCADU! Every couple of months during the school year an illustration student is picked to have a go at it and there’s been some spectacular ones in the past. I’d always wanted to do it and was so excited to be chosen last year. The concept loosely tied into my thesis of dangerous ideas, about how unsettling it is to consider all the veins and vessels inside us. I’d like to make a poster-size version of this piece sometime, it’s hard to see the scale here but it’s larger than life-size.