A constant throughout my work is the relationship with the written word. Whether it's adapting classical novels into interactive adventures, or animating children's poetry, my art finds a way to accompany books. A much more deliberate exercise in this, I've illustrated book covers that demonstrate those very same topics.
Playful with color palettes and form, my book covers and poetry illustrations capture the themes of the stories they advertise, whether that be the scale of the behemoth Moby Dick, or the nostalgic comfort of the Owl and the Pussycat.
There's no denying the influence the art of cinema has had on my work. In addition to the love of movies, I have a passion for the art of movie posters. I enjoy the challenge of capturing a story and an experience in a singular still image, and I think that the art of movie posters is a very creative extension to the art of filmmaking.
The poster designed for "The Lighthouse" was not only a tribute to one of my favorite modern films, but an exercise in style, with inspirations ranging from John Carpenter's "The Thing" and Lynd Ward's "God's Man."
"Cinéster," was the thesis film made during my final year at Massachusetts College of Art and Design. It was made out of love for niche movie theater gimmicks, as well as a fascination with the history of film exhibition in the United States. The poster was designed to resemble film posters from the era the film takes place, as well as pulp horror novel covers, as to fit in with the themes of the movie.
"The Velvet Voice of Vulture Valley," as the title would imply, is about a singing cowboy who lives in a sequestered glen in the desert. Due to its musical and rustic themes, the poster displays hints at old cowboy records, as well as aged Americana imagery.
To view both "Cinéster," and "The Velvet Voice of Vulture Valley," check out the Short Films section of the animation tab!