Personal work. 2018
My poster for the Portland Trailblazers Gameday Poster Series! The Blazers paired with local artists to produce a limited number of posters for each home game of the 2017-18 season, with all of the proceeds from the sale of the posters goingd to the Trail Blazers Foundation.
This is a mural that I designed along with Factory North and hand-painted inside Portland's new Beijing-style restaurant, Danwei Canting. The painted scene is the result of a huge collaboration of ideas between the Danwei owners and myself, topped with a green light to "get weird", which I love. The final product is a mash-up of Pacific Northwest and Chinese landscapes and more than a few visual nods to Chinese culture. The "space baby" itself is inspired by the official Portland city seal used in the 1940s and 50s. Beautiful photos by: Dina Avila
Not much explanation needed for this one. A bunch of middle fingers aimed at the new POTUS.
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This past year Coava Coffee Roasters overhauled their entire website with the help of Factory North and Human Shapes, and I was asked to provide illustrations for various sections of the site. Experience the new site here.
Art Direction: Tyler Segel and Nicole Sakai
Development: Human Shapes
Identity stuff for the HOLY CRUD! Music Hour on X-Ray FM, featuring Matt Brown and Tommy Habetz of the Bunkity Bunk Bunk Bunk's... Listen here!
Hand-drawn calendar for Thread Creative that they used as a client gift for the 2017 Holidays.
Q: What's the meaning of this?!
A: It's an ongoing, self-initiated project where I draw the crazy, cosmic, sometimes psychedelic stuff my 3 year old son Milo says. The drawings are made specifically for Instagram but eventually shared elsewhere.
Q: I live in Portland, can I buy this as a post card and mail it to friends and family?
A: Heck yeah! It is a 5 x 7 digitally printed post card, printed by Jakprints, and it is available for purchase here! Get at it!
Q: Whaaaaaaaat is this?
A: The Beatles White Album is on Spotify now so why not start a new series of drawings inspired by some of the songs?! Yup. Stay tuned, more to come!
Some merch designs for Portland's own Danwei.
Q: Who is Five Eight?
A: Only the greatest band you've probably never heard of. These guys blew my mind and my ears drums, and even scared me a little bit, way back in 1994, and ever since they've been putting out the most energetic and vulnerable rock and roll on the planet. Ok, that's biased but I love this band. And this is a poster for a show at The End in Nashville, TN...Music City, y'all.
Q: What's going on here? Tell me please.
A: Evil Rainbow. Web-comic in the works. He's a rainbow. He's a jerk. Stay tuned for more. And go here to purchase a sticker if you'd like!
A crossword style poster made just for fun. See if you can find all the words your dad used to say when you broke something expensive in the house as a kid.
Q: What's this about? They're all blue!
A: I know, it's because the original drawing was called Out of the Blue, Into the Black. Based on the Neil Young song Hey Hey, My My. Then I decided to keep going with it and make more illustrations based on his lyrics, with the simple color limitations and just the one object per image. I'm doing this to practice editorial illustrations because I want to attract more editorial work and I want to be good at it. And it allows me to listen to more Neil, which is good.
Q: What's Record Hounds?
A: A quick little branding project for some friends' pop-up record store in Louisiana. Also, the dog illustration is an accidental reference to my friend's dog Gunny who passed away long ago. Happy accidental immortalization!
UPDATE: All of my proceeds from this tee-shirt will be donated to MALDEF (Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund) which supports immigrants and families of immigrants here in the USA. Each donation will be made in the name of Jeff Sessions, the appointed Attorney General and well-known enemy of immigrants in Donald Trump's administration.
Q: Is that Spanish? What does it say?
A: It says: "We want a world without borders!". This is a tee-shirt I made for myself and my partner so that we could express our support for refugees and immigrants around the world who are forced out of their homes by economics, war, etc. If you want one too, go here. No one is illegal!
Q: Whats this?
A: It's a tee shirt graphic commissioned by the good folks of Ore-Cal Sportswear! Check out their inaugural line of clothes here, and you'll fully understand the post-coitus situation depicted here. Damn fine people at Ore-Cal and I'm stoked to know them! Art Direction: Bob Smith.
Q: What's all this?
A: I had the honor of designing and illustrating wedding invites, RSVP cards, and a map for Nicolle and Jon, some extremely talented friends of Factory North, complete with two hand-made alphabets just for the occasion.
A rejected tee shirt idea that still makes me happy.