I've been developing cards for a while now and recently decided to move beyond making cards just for family and friends. This is the beginning of my business plan, cut on paper to be assembled! The new company is called Oyster, each of the cards I make can be made into a small box and filled with whatever you desire. I'm currently working on packaging and branding for the greeting cards and I'm so excited for the final product!

The Hunt

More process for my thesis work, this piece is based on the classic novel Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte. Basically my process for this piece was to create imagery that depict Heathcliff's struggle dealing with Catherine's changing role within the novel. I wanted to use imagery that suggests a hunt, showing that Heathcliff's emotions are based purely on instinct and therefore he cannot control his urge to overpower Catherine. I wanted to play with the idea of negative shapes using the wolf's face. Some of my initial concepts used the snout as a tree. Usually when I begin a piece I create multiple compositional roughs that help me determine layout. The most important part of these layouts lies in the fact that many of my concepts are dual images, using negative shapes to tell a story beyond the initial imagery. 

Pride and Prejudice

Work in progress poster illustration for Pride and Prejudice. My process for this piece was primarily researching the book in depth. I wanted to show the journey that Mr. Darcy takes throughout the novel and finally releases his pride. The final image will have more detail in the ripples and swam shadow that outline how pride can bring you down and keep you ignorant.