A tribute to the black inventor Lewis Latimer for Black History Month, who invented the carbon filament for lightbulbs. Now that's what I call "black power".
"Again, if two lie together, then they have heat: but how can one be warm alone? And if one prevail against him, two shall withstand him; and a threefold cord is not quickly broken. Better is a poor and a wise child than an old and foolish king, who will no more be admonished" (Ecclesiastes 4:11-13).
Logo design for local business owners who specialize in knitted wearables such as hats, headbands, socks, gloves, etc. Here I'm standing with one of the owners displaying their banner for an upcoming event!
Company: Threefold Cord
Owner: Lisa Kozoriz and Katherine Dunn
Branding design for local Toronto event planner who specializes in fresh cut floral arrangements, decor, and event planning. From top to bottom is the brand logo, monogram, and watermark.
Company: The Decor Girl
Owner: Melissa Hadaway
Private commission for a young newley wed couple.
Private commission for a couple's new nursery.
Business card design for local decorative diaper cake business owner.
Self promotional portrait for Black History Month of Principle ballet dancer Misty Copeland. Her stage presence is like that of an impressionistic painting.
Self promotional portrait for Black History Month of film director Ava DuVernay. Her critically acclaimed film Selma made serious waves in Hollywood.
This piece also got a bit of attention from Ms. Duvernay herself on Twiiter!
Portrait of the late Rod Taylor. The original sketch was inspired by Taylor's more serious roles from The Birds and Time Machine, but a few last minute adjustments made for a pleasant headshot. RIP Mr. Taylor.
Portrait of Lana Parrilla as Queen Regina from ABC's Once Upon a Time.
Self promotional portrait of Benedict Cumberbatch. While I thoroughly enjoyed his take on Khan, he will always be Sherlock to me.
Self promotional portrait of Bruno Mars for Valentine's Day.
Poster design for an Avon sales rep's Valentine's Day fundraiser.
Poster I designed for an Avon sales rep who was hosting a Valentine's Day fundraiser and bake sale.
Self promotional poster for AMC's The Walking Dead. Getting to draw Andrew Lincoln's face was a neat, but the real treat were the walkers.
Self promotional portrait of The Black Keys.
A lesson on achieving good email etiquette with emoticons.
Health Vs. Play is a take on the significance of NBA players maintaining good health for sharp play.
A series of medical diagnosis on slang words and colloquial phrases. Slang is so tightly knit into the English language, it can be just as natural as the human body. Each piece is beautifully printed on acetate, and can be illuminated with light like an X-Ray.
Each piece from top to bottom: Ear Worm, Butterfingers, Belly Aching, Rubbernecking, Costs An Arm And A Leg, Achilles Heel, Cat Got Your Tongue, Brown Nosing, Third Leg, and Virgin Ears.
Achilles Heel American Illustration 29 Select.
Achilles Heel and Butterfingers Creative Quarterly 21 Winners.