Alone Together is a critique of our post-election society. Some of us are doing just fine and others are clearly not. We allow ourselves to stay within our comfort zones—our pools—but we don’t reach out to the other side for more open dialogue and understanding. We're either thriving or dying. We’re both awake and ignorant. We’re isolated yet we’re next to one another.
As part of the artist series, Tictail in Lower East Side asked me to design a mural along with curating a show to celebrate its launch. The series of work, Alone Together, is in reflection of our current political and societal climate. I also asked 7 artists to contribute, donating all of our proceeds to organizations that need it.
My first solo show, Netscape, is the exploration of our first inception into digital addiction, focusing on early digital experiences that were both confusing and exciting, and major influence for how we perceive and value our work and life.
As a digital artist, a career that was conceived in the last decade, my craft with the trackpad has become too familiar to my digital experience: I get what I want immediately with less time to appreciate what I am striving for in my artistic journey. Pursuing acrylics is my attempt to challenge my patience from inefficiency as I did in my earlier days on the computer.
I painted a mural for the gallery space Powrplnt, neon installation, collaborated with Tom Hancocks on my rendition of the nostalgic Windows maze screensaver for a projection installation, as well as pins and shirts to give away for the show opening. Netscape was a part of the BOOM festival, a 4-day event celebrating artists, food, music and life in Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY.
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Warby Parker opened their first store in my hometown, Portland Oregon, that was different than their other stores as it also hosted arcade games with game proceeds to Right Brain Collective. I was asked to design, concept and illustrate an art installation for above the reception desk that resonated with Portland, arcade gaming and WP brand values.
A selection of my favorite icons/illustrations I've created for OKCupid marketing, product and various campaigns.
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Working with Ghostly's artist Logan Takahashi's debut album, No Geo. I created the visual language, including vinyl design, animation and various marketing materials.
Adobe asked me to create a piece of art for their upcoming Creative Cloud launch. The project consisted of creating artwork using the Adobe apps inspired by the insanely beautiful & serene desert in White Sands, New Mexico, a place I've always wanted to visit. The end result was a 9’ x 9’ lightbox displayed on the sand dunes at dusk. Being lost in White Sands was one of the most profound experiences in my life.
A collaboration with a Brazilian swimsuit company, Oioba, and their collection featuring 4 artists from around the world.
A personal neon project gifted to an avid swimmer.
A series of neon lights created for Typeforce NY at the Type Director's Club, April 2015
T shirt designed for Portugal the Man
Poster created for Earnest's mantra: Dreams Should Be Made Real.
Manual For Speed reached out to collaborate on an artist edition cycling kit for the upcoming cycling season. "The Take Off" collection captures the energy and fervor of the cyclists right at the starting line, complete with jersey, jumper, gloves, hat socks and towel. Coming Summer 2016.
Screenprinted poster for Deerhunter + Atlas sound, hosted by Jukely.
Night time neon sign food puns
As part of my presentation at Apple Store, West 14th Street in NYC illustrating the challenges of a creative's path. This was also feature art for the Ghostly x Warby Parker playlist.
Pattern study & poster for Ghostly International at the Movement Festival in Detroit.
FUCK for Cards Against Humanity's Designer Pack
A series of tattoo-flash inspired illustrations created for a collaboration at Compound Gallery.
Windows to destinations I wish I could be.
"It's Warm Inside" is a reaction to this long, cold winter in Chicago. I've noticed the tendency for people to regress during these months, as their activities become largely concentrated indoors - for better or for worse. This typographic illustration, confined to the letterforms as we are to the indoors during these chilly months, is a meditation on the sorts of activities people do to create warmth and meaning- from drug use to prayer, from exercise to overindulgence of food.
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