Recently, I’ve had a few requests to do some logos. I’m new to logo design but finding the challenge to be a lot of fun. This is a logo I did for a friend who is starting her own photography business. I was really pleased with the way this turned out and I feel like it can be easily adjusted to suit her various promotional/stationary needs. I’d love to hear your thoughts/critiques. I’ll post the company’s website for you to check out as soon as I have it.
My illustration for the Deli Magazine has been approved and I will share that as soon as I am able to. My next project will be a piece for the University of Denver Magazine and finishing up my short children’s story. Not to mention, looking for a place to live and a way to pay my bills in Denver!
I’ve been feeling extremely stressed and anxious lately due to our move. I will be taking care of our 5 month old niece for the month of July so there is a lot of gray area in terms of what daily life will be like and how much work I will be able to get done while she’s sleeping or content. It’s going to be an interesting couple of months, but I can’t wait to get settled into our new home!
I hate it when I go for a snack and there’s a giant panda in my way…
We are now a week and half from moving out of our apartment and 6 weeks from officially moving to Denver. Needless to say, life is a bit chaotic right now. Fortunately, I have lots of exciting news to share.
I’m almost finished with my short children’s story, “The Panda in the Pantry” that I have been teasing (sneak peek above) and will hopefully have a lot more information to share about in August. Also, last week I was hired for two magazine editorial illustrations which are my first real illustration jobs. This is particularly exciting because one of my goals for this year was to have my work printed in a publication.
I’m feeling good about the possibility of continued freelance work when we arrive in Denver and I’m starting to send out promo materials to art directors there. I’m still looking for a job there, either part or full-time, so if you have any leads you want to send my way, they would be much appreciated.
The last year has been so crazy but all my hard work is starting to pay off. When I first began my journey into illustration it felt like such a huge uphill battle and it definitely is, but it’s nowhere near an impossible battle. If you’re determined to succeed and put in the work, it will happen. I recently purchased Thomas James’ new eBook “15 Steps to Freelance Illustration” and although I don’t have time now to go through it, once I get to Denver I will be following those steps to insure that the business I have built so far continues to grow. The book looks amazine and I would definitely recommend picking up a copy if you are starting to build an illustration business.
My shiny new postcards and business cards from Moo.com have finally arrived! In celebration I will be giving away a postcard and business card of the winner’s choice.
I need your help. I want to know how you view my work and how you would describe it. To be entered, comment on this blog post with 3 words you would use to describe my work. It can be 3 unrelated words, a phrase, or a whole sentence if you’re feeling extra descriptive!
The winner will be chosen at random from the comments below. The giveaway ends tomorrow, June 8th, at 12pm EST. Good luck and thank you!
And the winner is Mikayla! Congratulations!
And thank you all so much for participating. I hope to do more giveaways in the future and possibly include original artwork.
This little guy wants to be the drum major so badly. Unfortunately, he can’t march but can only slither!
Finally, I get to participate in Illustration Friday again. I’ve been so busy with other projects that I haven’t had the time or leftover creative energy to create something new just for fun. Last night, after being inspired by Colonel Windpipe’s Musical Brigade, being headed up by artists Lesley Barnes and Uberkraaft, this little guy wiggled out of my brain. I know it’s a bit cliched to draw a snake for the topic “Slither” but he was a lot of fun to draw.