March 21, 2021

Quick Update

Been a bit busy between freelance work and pre-planning for the second year of The Side Show. However, after a 5-week stint with Havas NY working on Wells Fargo, tomorrow I'll be starting for a few weeks at TBWA\Chiat\Day LA. I'll be working on their Quickbooks team with my Side Show Co-Founder Sunita Deshpande.

March 3, 2021

Homer Simpson

I was playing around with some new Procreate brushes and had some fun with an old Simpsons quotes last night. Here was the final result of that.

February 23, 2021

Advertising.jpg

The other week I was talking to one of my copywriter friends, Jody Bufkin, who was getting into photography. It made me think about how so many people in advertising shoot, but there wasn't a great way to see what everyone was doing.

We had an idea, create an Instagram account that would seek out and highlight the best photography coming out of people in the industry. We're steadily growing the account and trying to feature at least one photo a day.

The image below was shot the other week, and I've already evolved the style a bit, but I like the image below because you can see how I originally envisioned the project.

February 21, 2021

Los Angeles Magazine IG

Got a surprise this morning when I saw that Los Angeles Magazine (@LAmag) reposted one of my photos on their feed. I'll save my thoughts on for profit publications reposting content on their platforms without payment for another day.

February 15, 2021

Now That You’re 21

I was listening to one of my favorite albums from when I was in high school (Midwestern Songs of the Americas by Dillinger Four) and remembered how much I loved this one song. I decided to practice some typography based on a few of the lyrics.

January 23, 2021

Doomsday LA

Decided to start an illustrated series of monsters of various sorts around the city and county of Los Angeles. This is the first one I worked on today.

January 20, 2021

Partnership

Back in 2019 I met Sunita Deshpande and we hit it off, last year we worked on two big side projects together (The Side Show and our alphabet book). We also did a little freelance together. We decided it was time to make a joint website so over the past month we designed it out. We formally launched it yesterday.

Because our association with The Side Show and our shared love of side projects, we wanted to make sure our not-for-profit projects had a prominent place on the site. Long story short, we ended up theming the portfolio around a restaurant menu with a section for main courses, side dishes and the dessert that is our about us section. Take a look and hope you enjoy! (Also, hire us.)

January 9, 2021

Beyond Nike

Just doing a little bit more lettering on my iPad because it had been awhile. Wanted to try combining a few different styles to see how it would come out.

Not loving how the DO fits in with the rest of it even if I like how it came out independently. Do like how the IT fits into the swash of the k though.

January 3, 2021

Manhattan Beach

Took my drone out to Manhattan Beach today. The nice thing about this time of the year is that the golden hour lasts like 4 hours. You can see more of my photos from today by clicking here.

December 24, 2020

New Drone

My fiance got me a drone for my birthday last week. Today I took it up to Chatsworth with us to play around with it. You can see more photos here.

December 22, 2020

Tiger Kid Illustration

When I was in 2nd grade, they had a career day. One of the kids at my school came dressed as a Tiger. I'm pretty sure I dressed as an architect, and given that I didn't become one I can't really make fun of the kid for not becoming a tiger.

December 20, 2020

Coffee Illustration

Was walking around earlier today and this image popped in my head, so I decided to illustrate it.