Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Last Day of College = complete

I am officially done with college! I had my last day of classes today, yet the work hasn't stopped! I'm still preparing last minute touches for the gallery show on friday, and I'm wrapping up my designs for the BackTooEarth project. I also made it into the CommArts show tonight at Savannah Station 5-7:30. Here's some recent goodies....

Alter-ego Haley = chef who can't stop eating everything.

Haircuts are fun....especially when your siamese twins.

Field painting of my favorite stoop in Savannah.

Here's that poster with the type on it...type by Roxy Torres. Aged version on the right is actually what we went with. She also yellowed it a bit I think.

Website Template for Back Too Earth Organic Cookies! I love how cute this turned out!!

I've been doing a ridiculous amount of storyboard for a SCAD Thesis music video collection by my wonderful boyfriend Bryce Phillips. I'm excited to see how they will turn out.

I have two hours to finish framing my work! YIKES!

Monday, May 10, 2010

We have over 300 people RSVPed for the show, it's going to be incredible! If you are in the Savannah area, please come out on Friday May 28th to One Nine Gallery! We would love to see you!

I worked with a friend of mine on a poster for an annual Savannah Golf Tournament. She handled the type and final piece a well as the art direction, and this is the image I made for her. We're going to age the golfer a bit more I think, apparently the golfers in this tournament aren't as young and hip. It's not his fault he's fabulous...

I'm now obsessed with the theater posters of James McMullan. I can't get enough of them. (above) His different treatments of watercolor are so wonderful, he utilizes washes as well as thick application and flat punchy color. I took a good look at his theater poster books for my creation of my own theater poster.

Initially this poster drove me crazy. There are so many parts of this story I was having trouble deciding what to portray and focus on. After 43857483957934 designs were thrown out, I went with this one. I rewatched Mamma Mia, and realized 95% of the movie was someone partying and dancing. Mamma Mia is one giant party. So, I wanted to capture that aspect in a single image for the poster. As well as a sweet and funky perspective.
A couple weeks ago I had the pleasure of meeting Yuko Shimizu, Chris Sickels from Red Nose Studio, Christoph Niemann and Anita Koonz and hearing them speak about the direction Illustration is going. They discussed the importance of collaboration and shared some of their experience. I'm pretty sure I almost died when Anita said hello to me. Her New Yorker covers are what got me interested in the market of Illustration. Being in that room of Illustration giants was incredible!! I was also able to meet the Art Director of HOW Magazine and I think she'll be a great contact in the future. She even agreed to discuss my work with me.

I've got some freelance still in the works as well as some last minute projects..... new post coming soooooooooon