Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Viewbook Illustrations

"Detroit has such a nice atmosphere of creativity and enrichment."

"There's many different people and places to experience, it's good to be where people have interest in that arts."


Hands holding hands, pointing to hands..

DKIII asked a few of us to do a couple of illustrations for one of the CCS viewbooks. They are all Detroit community related and overall open to our interpretation. One of the great things about CCS is their student involvement when it comes to these kinds of opportunities.

Getting these drawings done and inked.

Detail of a "tight-knit community."

Wrap twice, stitch one, and repeat.. FOREVER!

This is a sneak peak of one of my finals. If my hands come out of this without getting carpal tunnel I will thank some higher entity!

Monday, March 28, 2011

Dying with indigo!

Indigo dying!

Two of my samples.

Rowland Ricketts came to CCS last week to give a shibori workshop and presentation. I was lucky enough to participate in it and learn from his techniques. It was such a great experience and I left feeling so inspired and itching to dye fabric again!

Check out his website! He has beautiful work and those of you who aren't into fabrics and what not it still is very inspiring and one could gain a lot of appreciation for what he does.

Sunday, March 20, 2011


Close to completion!
I am still unsure about the type and I don't think I am going to keep the Spirit of Detroit/sun in there, but I am much happier with this color.

The phrase is a shortened english version of "Speramus meliora; Resurget aneribus." Which means "We hope for better things; It will arise from the ashes." As much as I would have loved to put the whole phrase in there, it just didn't work out and I would have liked.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011


Here are two completed fashionistas!



Monday, March 7, 2011


Done and sent.
Here's 1/5 pages from my project. I sent it off last night and hope it arrived in one piece! Feels good to finally be done.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Still working...

Another graphic for Reebok. This one is inspired by bioluminescent fungi! You know.. that Fern Gully crap and pretty stuff in Avatar! I had a lot of fun drawing this one out (for obvious reasons). Not sure if my theme on the whole nature thing is too out there for Reebok, but I hope they dig it! They said to have fun and not be afraid to be quirky. Sooo here we go! Two more designs left and I am ready to send it off.

I can't wait to sleep!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Reebok Submission

I have been staying up for many hours this week to get this project finished! I am applying for the Reebok apprenticeship and they have all their applicants do specific projects for the particular area they wish to work in. I am doing Product Graphic Design and here are a couple designs I have done. My collection is inspired by natural phenomenon. These two graphics were influenced by the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights).

I have a lot of work head of me, but I am enjoying the challenge.
Wish me luck!