Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Modest Mouse gig poster!

Rifflandia Music Festival making my teen dreams come true again! It's been a lifetime goal to do a poster for Modest Mouse, and here she be!

Book Cover Round Up - Part II

Far From Fair - Elana K. Arnold (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

University of Calgary - Food Guide Map

Map of [partial] Calgary to accompany a food guide for new students at the University of Calgary! I love drawing food and I will gladly illustrate all your food (or your maps). 

Guide Cover


Tikka Roll - TCNJ

Photo-illustration & how-to for a College of New Jersey article about 3 rad entrepreneurs!

Book Cover Round Up - Part I

It's been a really great year (or two) for book covers, I love doing book covers! They haven't all been released yet, but I think the grand total is around 14 covers now? Anyway, here are a few for Harper Collins, one of my favourite clients! 

Extraordinary Means - Robyn Schneider
* This cover wasn't used for the American edition, it was partially used for the UK version.

Victoria Symphony 2015/16 Season

Maybe my favourite project of last year, a series of nature/animal-based illustrations for the Victoria Symphony! Thanks Lara Minja at Lime Design for the dreamy job!

And a few action shots from the Symphony launch party, photography by super talented Mel McKay!

Why We Live Where We Live - OwlKids

Growing up a dedicated reader of chickaDEE and OWL magazines, I was over the moon to illustrate a full book for them! This actually came out last year, but I just received word it was nominated for the Norma Fleck Award for non-fiction, very exciting! Thanks to OwlKids for the opportunity and Kira Vermond for writing Why We Live Where We Live for me to draw all over! 

Monday, September 14, 2015

The Learned Ladies - University of Calgary

Fratello Coffee Labels II

A few more labels with a west coast theme for Fratello Coffee, design by Marc Rimmer!

Bokunge typography & banner

Longtime favourite Swedish clients,!

Farewell FFWD!

Very old news now, but I'm very behind on updating my blog - it's been an honour to work for FFWD over the years, my final tally was somewhere around 490 illustrations they let me do for their paper! Miss you FFWD

Storytime - Kraft Peanut Butter

I illustrated book for a really sweet project by Kraft Peanut Butter & Taxi Toronto, watch the video to see the book in action!

(Hey, it's me!)

Monday, January 26, 2015

Kraft Peanut Butter story portraits

The folks at Kraft PB collected stories from kids across the country about the adventures they would take their Kraft teddy bears on, and I illustrated them! See them (and versions en fran├žais) on their Facebook page, thanks Taxi Toronto & AD Kelsey Horne!

Friday, January 23, 2015

Pet portraits!

Portraits of some extremely adorable pets as Christmas presents!
Gouache on some nice mystery paper I found in my studio.

Friday, January 16, 2015

TCNJ Portraits

A few portraits of faculty from The College of New Jersey, thanks Kaajal Asher!

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Invincible by Amy Reed

Book cover illustration for a really great (and heartbreaking!) novel, Invincible by Amy Reed, for Harper Collins/Katherine Tegen Books! To be released April 28, 2015, available for preorder on HC/iTunes/Amazon.

This is my first of 4 separate book covers for Harper Collins this year, I had so much fun working on all of them and can't wait to post the rest! 

Monday, January 12, 2015

Songs From the Forest by David Lyall

Super fun project for a poet from the UK, David Lyall. Wrap around cover for a fold out book of poems and a few of the spot illustrations from inside. (Interior layout not my design.)