The Monster Project is the undertaking of a passionate collection of artists who share a common goal: to help children recognize the power of their own imagination and to encourage them to pursue their creative potential.
I had the pleasure of designing the identity and stationery for my big sister’s wedding. I designed the identity to echo the fall foliage and rustic surroundings of Cold Spring, New York.
All event photography copyright of the talented Pat Furey.
A BBQ and music festival featuring the best pitmasters, chefs, and bands of Texas.
All work completed at Tractorbeam.
Creative Director: Matt George
Concept & Lead Designer: Erin Zingré
Photography: Matt George & Erin Zingré
I love to lose myself in a good doodle. Here are some excerpts from my sketchbooks.
Client: The Spencer Museum of Art
Creative Director: Jeffrey McKee
The Spencer Museum of Art has one of the best art collections in the Midwest. They asked me to illustrate a children’s book, which demonstrates the fundamentals of art and color theory. I devised an amorphous main character Roy G Biv, who guides the reader through the concepts at hand. Such a fun project! Here are some early unchosen spreads, and the book is due out in 2015!
Just a fun, personal project experimenting with a different illustration style.
Fearsome Critters is the second installment of my self-published zine, Beasts of Fancy. This issue focuses on humorous mythological creatures found in American folklore. The cover includes a gloss varnish pattern of lurking monster eyes.
Photography: Louie Solomon.
Update: A few months after releasing this zine, one of my readers had sewn a fantastic, felt Snallygaster modeled off my illustration. Photo and art courtesy of the talented Lesa Foust.
Beasts of Fancy, Vol. 1 is a zine of mythological and folkloric creatures from around the world. Each page features an illustration of a mythological creature and a brief description of its respective myth.
Photography: Louie Solomon
Buttermilk Babies is a new baby swaddle company with a variety of fun, unexpected textile patterns. Catering to the taste of the parents instead of the baby, the pattern details have subtle winks aimed towards adults.
Photography: Apryl Ann Photography
This is a small sampling of work that I've completed during my tenure at Tractorbeam that I cannot yet make widely available.
Cats and boxes go together like PB&J. Crafted from environmentally friendly materials, Cat’s Cradle lulls your pet into a deep slumber, allowing you to complete your daily routine without the interruption of a needy cat. Replace those old, torn boxes with this stylish conversation piece.
Photography: Louie Solomon.
This longboard depicts major creatures from Inferno, the first part of Dante Alighieri's epic poem The Divine Comedy. The creatures illustrated on the deck include: King Minos, Cerberus, Medusa, the Minotaur, Geryon, and Satan.
Client: Task Force
Creative Direction: Yosi Sergant
I was asked to create an illustration for the non-partisan initiative #GoVote, meant to encourage young people to vote in the 2014 elections. My answer was a retro voting appliance called VoteLux3000 with the words "Go Vote" delineated in its mechanical bits and pieces.
Celiac disease is an inherited autoimmune disorder that affects the digestive process of the small intestine. Consumption of gluten causes the immune system to attack the small intestine. As someone who is allergic to wheat, I designed this concept app to remedy the small inconveniences of this allergy.
Sometimes a girl's just gotta draw a goopy robot with a molten happy face center.
Likeness is an 80-page book I wrote and designed that analyzes the shifting cultural attitudes towards death through posthumous image-making. Owing to the inherently disconcerting topic of death, the book is laden with unexpected, intentionally awkward elements, while still harkening to the traditional academic roots of the subject.
Yuck Studios is a side venture and weekly regimen, where I challenge myself to post new design experiments each week. It's a great outlet for fun, miscellaneous work, and it constantly pushes me to learn new techniques.