Freelance

The freelance work I produce is crafted closely with the input of the client, creating a strong, unified vision.

Here are a few examples of how I've been able to utilize my design sensibilities in a professional light. 

animation

 

Children's poetry

These are two in a series of animated children's rhymes by musician and lyricist, Kim Wallach.

Kim has been producing child-oriented content for decades, and approached me in making animated companion videos to a lot of her work.

The verses are educational, and the repetitive nature of the poems offer a feeling of comfort to the videos.

One of the most beneficial things to come out of these projects has been the relationship with the client. Being an artist herself, Kim is able to describe her ideas and vision for the piece, while also allowing for creative decision making on my part. The creating and sharing of ideas and concepts greatly helps the animation process, as the joint effort between the client and artist shines through in the finished product

Music videos

"Please Don't Leave" was a project made in collaboration with singer/songwriter "Yemily," who gave me a lot of creative freedom to experiment with my routine art style. The result was a piece that, while both nostalgic and tender, is also melancholy and sincere. 
 

"$36" was a song the band "Spider Rock," sent me in hopes that I could produce a video that helped encompass the feeling of the tone it set.
Around the time it was nearing completion, the video became involved in a greater narrative that spanned different music videos.
This project taught me a lot about improvisation and how it can strengthen a piece, as well as have it lead to a broader meaning.

 

Illustration

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Editorial Illustration

Provided are a few examples of editorial work I made for Adaptable LLC.
The work is meant to demonstrate and discuss specific business strategies, as to follow the mission goals of the company, and the articles they publish.
The illustrations here depict the different angles at which to approach cross-boundary communication, and what steps to take in order to achieve in the face of expanding and changing environments.
These projects were completed through some of the most consistent and thoroughly executed processes I've worked with, which did nothing but help the pieces succeed.

Graphic Design

 
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This was designed for a musician who had designed a musical plugin, and it needed a visual panel to display knobs to adjust the settings of the instrument.
The plugin featured the musical sounds from air blowing on empty bottles, so I made sure to emphasize the rustic style of performing.

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I created a title card design for a local theater production of a play about first lady Betty Ford.

The themes of breast cancer and political status were used to make a composition that could be easily read from the back of the house, as each text slide would be projected on the back of the stage.