Category Archive: Illustration

  1. Pittsburgh Civic Visions research

    This semester at Carnegie Mellon I’ve been fortunate to work with professor Dan Lockton as a research assistant. The project that I am working on is called Pittsburgh Civic Visions, on a team that includes Dan, myself, Ashlesha Dhotey, Nehal Vora,two other design masters candidates and Silvia Mata-Marin, a PhD candidate. The intent of this research …

  2. Another Bus Stop

    The second assignment in Austin Lee’s Prototyping Lab class was to use six examples from an animation library and create a new, short animation of our own. I decided to create some vector art to illustrate this assignment, using familiar characters from my Urbanity Planet series. I first looked over all of the baseline motions in …

  3. Commuter Naps is here!

    Studies show that you can improve sleep-deprived brain chemistry by taking short naps throughout the day.  The characters in my new book, Commuter Naps, seem to have figured this out. Released on April 11th, this book of illustrations shows ordinary people on their way to work, some of whom happen to be sleeping.  Commuter Naps was printed using …

  4. New minicomic: Commuter Naps

    For two years, I’ve been working on an idea for a book of illustrations, and I’m pleased to announce that this project finally has a release date: April 11th, 2016!  Commuter Naps is a collection fantastical ink wash drawings showing urban dwellers sleeping in strange places on their way to work.  Whether it’s walking the dog or riding a bike, …

  5. Drawing babies is a challenge

      In response to the prompt “Childhood”, I drew a small child and parent.  Then I experimented with using both watercolor and layers of different paper textures to create a rich image.  Watercolor was done by hand, scanned, and then my own paper textures added in Photoshop.

  6. Happy Chinese New Year!

    A new, quick illustration created for the participatory blog Illustration Friday.  The theme of the week was “Mystery”.  I used a photo from my trip up E’Mei Mountain, a sacred Buddhist mountain in Sichuan province.  I wanted to evoke the sense of mystery and delight I felt when we climbed up a steep set of …

  7. Orthodox Sexpert Bat Sheva Marcus

    Lenny Letter (the email newsletter of Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner), published an interview between Amy Kellner and Orthodox Jewish sex therapist Bat Sheva Marcus and hired me to create an accompanying image.  With my illustration, I hoped to highlight a moment in Jewish tradition that is traditionally the domain of women: the lighting of Shabbat …

  8. Infographic for Illinois Legal Aid Online

    For this non-profit’s year-end donor appeal email campaign, I was hired to create a flowchart “quiz”.  Due to concerns about celebrities’ publicity rights, I was asked not do do representational portraits of Steve Jobs, Malala Yousefzai or Kanye West, so I had to come up with another way to represent them! All text was provided by …