I worked with Agency LBVD out of Birmingham Alabama to develop the conceptual identity for the Parkside development. The concept is that Parkside is a walking district, encouraging people to get out of their cars and enjoy the city actively and personally. The identity was created to reflect this connection and vibrancy. My role was to create the identity and set the conceptual blueprint for the area by doing high level design across a variety of touch points. Some of the identity has begun to roll out over the past several months and I look forward to seeing what develops.
I was invited by the creators of Snacks Quarterly, Alexander Barrett and Brad Simon, to contribute to their, well, uhhh...I'll just quote them here..."Snacks Quarterly was founded in 2014 by Alexander Barrett and Brad Simon as an outlet to share our passion about snacks."
I too have a passion for snacks and I love a weird idea done really well, so I was in. You can check out my piece here on the site along with my answers to some very insightful and odd questions. So many great artists are included so browse around while you're there.
I worked with the internal Ads team at Facebook on a set of internal stickers that were inspired by classic merit badges. These were to be given to employees to encourage participation in various internal programs.
Art Direction: Brittany Holthus, Shali Nguyen
It's easy to find yourself in a rut, doing the same kind of work repeatedly. This can be a good thing to refine your work and create a body of illustration work in a consistent style. But sometimes you want to shake it up and push in new directions. I found myself in that place a few weeks back and started exploring. I really enjoy trying to find the geometry in shapes and compositions and I wanted to explore ways to get my work to be more dynamic and to get more comfortable with the human figure. I looked to some of the heroes of my youth as subject matter because not only do I feel a personal connection, but they allow me to study that geometry and energy. I'll be posting new studies here as I go and see where this thing goes.