I received a request by Curious Science Writers, a student organization celebrating the art of science, to talk about my work and how illustration can merge with STEM fields. To include a topically relevant example, I created this piece based on the TED talk "The World Needs All Kinds of Minds" by Dr. Temple Grandin. In her presentation, she reveals the details of her Autistic thinking and how we should encourage kids on the spectrum to explore disciplines that interest them and to believe that they can achieve great heights.
Illustration for Mighteor by Neuromotion-Labs for their lecture at TedXBeaconStreet. Mighteor aims to teach skills through biofeedback video games to help children build emotional superpowers to rise above an angry world.
When the flower girl steals the dance floor.
Ushering in 2018 with the hope of exploring new terrain and taking on tasks outside of our comfort zones.
Two different versions for printed and digital postcards.
A girl and her chicken travel around the city.
Feeling left out of the crowd, but the crowd is chaos.
I have this recurring dream where I'm going through crowds of people whom I've met at some point in my life. It's interesting who I stop to talk to and who I choose to look past, even run the other way. Oftentimes, the results are quite unexpected, sometimes rather revealing.
When I was small, I always liked finding new places to hide. I was pretty good at hide-and-seek actually since nobody thought of checking the tight wedges between couches or inside closets. And I can still fit under the bed I had since I was five (should really get rid of that thing).
Animation for the podcast, "I Never Planned on Being a Leprechaun" about Jess Buzzutto, the renowned "Leprechaun of Yonkers"
From StoryCorps: "I saw this guy with a hat. It was a green felt hat. And I looked at it and I said, ‘I want that’. And then one day I grew my beard and my moustache and all of sudden behind me I keep hearing, “leprechaun, leprechaun” and I started to enjoy it. So I started to emphasize the leprechaunishness. Now as I go down the street, I get, “Top of the morning to ya. Where’s your pot of gold? Hey Mr. Leprechaun, give me some luck.” And as I tell people that ask me if I’m a real leprechaun, ‘I’m the realest leprechaun you’re ever going to see in your life, man.’"
Designed and printed sea party themed program for brother and sister-in-law's beach wedding.
Using teamwork to accomplish big tasks.
Inefficient cupcake decorating.
Concept sketches made during a collaboration between IDEO and Mighteor by Neuromotion-Labs. Was asked to create rough spots to accompany design concepts following IDEO's design thinking.
Portraits, street sketches, and figure drawings.
Original poster made in collaboration with Boston Hassle to help promote their record listening event to recruit volunteers.
AD Emma Leavitt
Little beings growing up in their little worlds.
Game cards created as part of sister-in-law's bridal shower. Patterns illustrate theme/content of each activity.
Disclaimer: Photographed origami card holder is not an original design and not owned by me. Created by David Donahue and Kunihiko Kasahara
I have a tendency to over-pack for journeys.
Spreads from original picture book story, Pebble, about a small girl maneuvering through an overwhelming world.
Full page from an original picture book dummy, Georgie.
Full dummy available upon request.
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