Having recently moved to NYC from Florida and transitioning from studying Illustration to working as a graphic designer, I wanted my brand identity to take root in this beginning stage of my career. I needed to create an iconic, lasting brand for myself that conveyed my love for nature, minimalist design, and illustration. By using simple shapes I created a concept which echoes my beginning in the industry. Edges are enhanced with a subtle chalk texture to portray a hand drawn look and feel. The squiggle element is like the Floridian waves and sun shine that I grew up on.
Role - Illustration and Design Agency - TBWA\CHIAT\DAY NY
Me and a team of designers and social strategists created animated gifs for Volaris Airlines. The gifs are being shared on social media to provide quick and easy travel hacks for both frequent flyers and casual travelers alike.
Role - Design Agency - Pereira & O'Dell NY
As the holidays approach, a great number of gifts and thoughtful cards are to be sent away to clients, vendors, and those special individuals that make things happen. Wrapping paper and well wishes were branded with the POD logo in a cheerful color palette that makes a personalized and lasting impression.
Make Her a Sandwich
Role - Illustration, graphic design, writing
A quirky cook book with biting humor about the wonders of sandwich making for the extra special women in your life. Do take notes.
Role - Illustration
A fun school project I completed with the mission to create a Google Doodle. This piece is in honor of the Hong Kong student protests, aka the Umbrella Revolution.
After reading an article about the new subfossil lemur specimens found in Madagascar, I set out to create a chart demonstrating the size differences between the extinct lemurs to the modern day ring-tailed lemur.
2015, 8.5x11 Graphite and Digital.
This insect is a frog-legged beetle, or the Sagra buqueti. In reality this beetle has metallic jewel tones that change at different angles of viewing. In this piece I practiced the process of making my own carbon dust and applying it to Duralar with a paintbrush.
2013, Carbon Dust on Duralar
A trip to the grocery store fueled my curiosity for these edible specimens.
2015, 10x14 Graphite on Paper.
This tiny creature is one of many colorful sea slugs that can often be found off the coast of California. This piece shows off the brilliant colors of these tiny sea slugs thanks to astaxanthin, a carotenoid pigment found in their tissue. There’s a close-up of its rhinophore in the upper right that is used to sense mates and prey. The orange mohawk on its back are cerata that aid in filtration, digestion, and camouflage.
2013, 9x7 Colored Pencil and Acrylic on Black Strathmore paper.
This was a flower I got to photograph while on a trip to Thailand. It is one genus of hundreds within the Heliconiaceae family, known as the 'false-bird-of-paradise'. The flower is pollinated by bugs and hummingbirds. The plant is in turn shelter to insects, frogs, and bats of its native tropic regions of the Americas.
2015, 10x6.25 Digital.
After taking many reference photos of this bird in the Nan Liang Gardens of Hong Kong, I was able to further research the species and create a composition that shows its physical appearance throughout three stages of its life.
2014, 6.2x10 Digital.
I love these little natural umbrellas that sprout from crevices and forest floors. Here are magnified views of some colorful Mycena mushrooms.
2014, 10x14 Watercolor and Colored Pencil on Illustration board.
This is the first botanical illustration I have ever painted in watercolor. I got to observe my pet plant for the duration of this project, which was followed by a sunny retirement to my backyard.